Don Black’s lyrics are as at all times literate and sharp and Frank Wildhorn’s music is serviceable however there’s something missing within the coronary heart of the present that may’t fairly determine whether or not it’s interval romcom or cautionary story.
Fairly nicely everybody is aware of what occurred to Bonnie and Clyde so opening with their bullet-riddled our bodies of their automobile doesn’t require a spoiler alert. However it does imply we want a climax more practical than its present banal conclusion.
Frances Mayli McCann and Jordan Luke Gage because the bank-robbing lovers have a sure chemistry and deserve a greater car for his or her skills.
The story would additionally work a lot better as an opera the place the tragic and violent occasions are given full rein fairly than compromised by the soft-centred calls for of musical theatre.