The actress, who won acclaim for the role in the 2011 Broadway musical, has been replaced by Frances Mayli McCann though the event was was intended to reteam her with Jeremy Jordan.
AceShowbiz –Laura Osnes will no longer be taking her Tony-nominated Broadway role as Bonnie Parker to the West End.
The actress, who won acclaim for the role in the 2011 Broadway musical “Bonnie & Clyde“, has been replaced by Frances Mayli McCann in London’s upcoming “Bonnie & Clyde In Concert” event, that was intended to reteam Osnes with her original Clyde, actor Jeremy Jordan.
A production statement reads, “The previously announced Laura Osnes is no longer performing in Bonnie and Clyde in Concert.”
No more information has been given and it is not known why Osnes is no longer part of the show, but she hit the headlines earlier this year (2021) when she departed the upcoming “Disney Princess – The Concert” tour after declining to comply with the production’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for performers.
Osnes took to Instagram to defend her vaccine refusal, stating, “I stand by the decision my husband and I, with input from our physician, have made for ourselves, our family planning, and our future. There is much that is still unknown.”
A spokesman for “Bonnie & Clyde In Concert” producers states, “Fourth Wall Live is committed to following all relevant UK Government Covid-19 guidelines, creating a safe working environment for our cast, musicians, creatives, crew and their families.”
The two-night-only concert is set for January 17 and 18, 2022 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Osnes’ replacement, McCann, was nominated for a 2017 Olivier Award for her supporting role in the West End production of “Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour”.
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