Critical Reaction

Critical Reaction

"The diversity of Wildhorn's score... is undeniably impressive."
– The Los Angeles Times

"Nearly every scene and music number worked to paint a fresh, poignant portrait of the iconic outlaw sweethearts. ...Wildhorn's winningly eclecticscore covers everything from country and gospel to vintage pop and proto-rock. ...Black's lyrics make the memorable melodies come alive with rich,timeless language that does a near-perfect job of serving the period piece."
– The Bradenton Herald

"There is much to recommend in this show about the two fame-obsessed Texas outlaws in the early 1930s. [It has] ...a tune-filled score by Frank Wildhorn and lyricist Don Black."
– The Herald Tribune

"This is Wildhorn's most developed, most genuinely theatrical score."
– Newsday

"An arresting new musical.... The score has plenty to offer."
– Variety

"The creative team have endeavored to breathe contemporary relevance into the story by emphasizing the climate of hardship, economic struggle andinstitutional indifference that made Parker and Barrow into folk heroes."
– The Hollywood Reporter