Bonnie & Clyde Star Set for Developmental Run of Rocket Boys Musical | Playbill

News Bonnie & Clyde Star Set for Developmental Run of Rocket Boys Musical Melissa Van Der Schyff, who has been seen on Broadway in Bonnie & Clyde and Big River, will play the role of Elsie Hickam in the developmental run of the new musical Rocket Boys, which will play Atlanta's Legacy Theatre April 17-May 10.

Melissa van der Schyff

Based on Homer Hickam's novel of the same name, the musical features a book co-written by the novelist and Carl Anthony Tramon and a score by Dan Tramon and Diana Belkowski.

"I am incredibly excited to be working on this thrilling new musical with Homer Hickam and such a talented creative team," said Van Der Schyff. "With soaring melodies and heartfelt book and lyrics, [it] is incredibly inspiring, as it challenges us all to search beyond our circumstances and reach toward our greatest potential."

Rocket Boys, according to press notes, concerns a "misfit coal-miner’s son who recruits some skeptical friends to join him in his quest to build rockets and conquer space."

Van Der Schyff recently completed a stint in the Encores! revival of Paint Your Wagon. Additional casting and creative team members for Rocket Boys will be announced shortly.

"Rocket Boys" was the inspiration for the film "October Sky"; in fact, the latter is an anagram of the original title.

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