Versatile Filmmaker Chip Rosenbloom Develops Bronco Billy – The Musical

The production from here in 2019 to considerable critical acclaim.

Dale Rosenbloom is better known, both personally and professionally, by his nickname “Chip.” Since graduating from the prestigious University of Southern California (USC) School of Theater, Film, and Television, he has established himself as a prolific and accomplished director, producer, and screenwriter.

After graduating from USC, Chip Rosenbloom found employment with the extremely successful Aaron Spelling Studios. He went on to work in development with Mace Neufeld Productions before establishing the production companies Open Pictures and Rosenbloom Entertainment. He continues to own and operate both of these Los Angeles-based organizations.

Over the course of his career, Chip Rosenbloom has worked on more than 30 films for both big-screen and small-screen release. These award winning films range from family entertainment to serious dramas to provocative documentaries.

Highlights of Chip Rosenbloom’s diverse filmography include  “Shiloh,” “Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season,” and “Saving Shiloh.” As a series, this trilogy of films tells the story of a young boy and his efforts to rescue a puppy who has been neglected and abused. Rosenbloom is also the producer of the celebrated 2008 documentary “Fuel,” which examines U.S. dependence on fossil fuels, and the 2017 documentary “Intent to Destroy: Death, Denial and Depiction,” which detailed the 1915 genocide of Armenians at the hands of Turkish soldiers.

Chip Rosenbloom received a Genesis Award for “Shiloh,” a Sundance Film Festival, the Best Audience Documentary Award for “Fuel,” and an Emmy nomination for “Intent to Destroy.” He also received a SilverDocs Best Documentary Award for his film “Fame High.” In 1991, his film “Across the Tracks” took home honors at both the Houston Film Festival and the Philadelphia Film Festival. This film also featured Brad Pitt in his first starring role.

Chip Rosenbloom’s more recent fiction films include the dramas “Driveways” and “The Kindergarten Teacher.” An adaptation of an Israeli film of the same name, “The Kindergarten Teacher,” stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a restless and dissatisfied Staten Island kindergarten teacher.

In addition to his outstanding success in directing, producing, and writing for film and television, Chip Rosenbloom is also a talented composer and songwriter. Some of his songs have been performed by Sheena Easton, Dayna Lane, and Rita Coolidge. The Budapest Symphony recently recorded an album of Rosenbloom’s instrumental compositions for a project called Artstra.

Chip Rosenbloom’s most recent theatrical and musical success is “Bronco Billy – The Musical.” Chip co-wrote its musical score in partnership with songwriter John Torres.

Rosenbloom and Torres began working on “Bronco Billy – The Musical” at the behest of Dennis Hackin. The writer and co-producer of the 1980 film “Bronco Billy,” Hackin decided to reimagine this movie as a theatre production over ten years ago.

The film “Bronco Billy,” starring and directed by Clint Eastwood, tells the story of a cowboy named Billy who is struggling to keep his traveling Wild West show on the road in the modern era. The inspiring narrative of “Bronco Billy” demonstrates the beauty of committing to one’s dreams even in the face of overwhelming odds.

Retaining these essential elements from the film, “Bronco Billy – The Musical” also details a compelling love story. This story begins when Billy stumbles upon Antoinette Lily, a Manhattan woman on the run. When he hires Antoinette as his new assistant, he has no idea that she is the billion-dollar heiress of a chocolate bar fortune.

A production of the Skylight Theatre Company, “Bronco Billy – The Musical” premiered in 2019 to considerable critical acclaim. Stage and Cinema praised the cast and crew for creating a “wholly original ” adaptation of the play. The publication went on to say, “The American West, The American Dream, and The American Experience rolled into a rollicking musical comedy is just what we need.”