THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating Lyricist Don Black With Bonnie & Clyde, Sunset Boulevard and More
By Playbill Staff
Tony Award-winning lyricist Don Black celebrates his birthday June 21. To mark the occasion, Playbill.com looks at clips from his musical projects, such as Bonnie & Clyde, Song and Dance and Sunset Boulevard.
Black won the Tony Award in 1995 for the Best Book and Original Score of Sunset Boulevard, which also features lyrics and book by Christopher Hampton and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. He has been Tony-nominated for his work on Merlin, Song and Dance, Aspects of Love and Bonnie & Clyde.
"Love Who You Love" from Bonnie & Clyde:
"Bonnie," with Jeremy Jordan, from Bonnie & Clyde:
"Dyin' Ain't So Bad," with Laura Osnes, from Bonnie & Clyde:
Claybourne Elder and Jordan sing "When I Drive":
Highlights from Bonnie & Clyde:
Media day at Bonnie & Clyde:
Here are our favorite performances of "As If We Never Said Goodbye" from Sunset Boulevard - Glenn Close at the Tony Awards:
Close at Royal Albert Hall:
Audio of Chris Colfer on "Glee":
Audio of Diahann Carroll:
Ann Crumb at the Arvada Center:
Linda Balgord in the musical's national tour:
Audio of Helen Schneider from the original German cast recording:
Here are our favorite performances of "The Perfect Year" from Sunset - Patti LuPone and Kevin Anderson
Elaine Paige and Kris Phillips
John Barrowman (audio)
Petula Clark (audio)
John Barrowman and Ruthie Henshall
Elaine Paige (audio)
Earl Carpenter and Faith Brown (audio)
Helen Schneider and Uwe Kröger
Glenn Close (audio)
Diahann Carroll (audio)
Sarah Brightman (audio)
Here are our favorite performances of "Unexpected Song" from Song and Dance - Bernadette Peters.
Kiri Te Kanawa.
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