When the Bronco Billy movie premiered in the 1980s, it starred actor Clint Eastwood, who had been in a great number of Wild West films over the course of his long career. In this big screen production, he played a modern-day cowboy named Billy who had a traveling show that was failing, due to the fact that he was not able to keep paying his employees, which included a nurse, a bank teller, a car thief and an American Indian man and his wife. While on their journey, the crew of misfits run into an heiress of a chocolate candy company named Antoinette Lilly, who is on the run from the assassin her family has hired to kill her.
Despite all the chaos that continues to take place, Billy and Antoinette manage to end up falling in love with each other. The movie received rave reviews from publications like the L.A. Times, and it was a big hit during that era. Moving forward to just a couple of years ago, the co-producer of that film came up with the idea of turning it into a live play, so he asked songwriter and composer Chip Rosenbloom of the Skylight Theatre Company to provide the musical score for the theater version of the production, which he did with the help of John Torres and another lyricist. When the play premiered in 2019, it was the first musical that Skylight had ever produced. Chip Rosenbloom has developed over 25 films for the live stage and for TV, and he will work with John Torres on more projects in the future.