The tour of the Tony Award-winning Bridges of Madison County will conclude its run July 24 in Greenville, SC. At that time, the musical will have played 18 cities.
Elizabeth Stanley and Andrew Samonsky lead the national tour in the respective roles of Francesca Johnson and Robert Kincaid. The tour opened December 1, 2015, in Iowa, where the Robert James Waller novel on which the musical is based is set.
Bridges, which opened on Broadway February 20, 2014, ended its Broadway run May 18, 2014, after 137 performances. Despite its brief run, The Bridges of Madison County earned two 2014 Tony Awards, for Best Score and Best Orchestrations.
Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher (The King and I, South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza) helmed the musical. Tyne Rafaeli recreated the original staging for the tour. Tom Murray is music supervisor with Keith Levenson as music director.
The touring cast also includes Cullen R. Titmas as Bud, Mary Callanan as Marge, David Hess as Charlie, Dave Thomas Brown as Michael, Caitlin Houlahan as Carolyn and Katie Klaus as Marian/Chiara/State Fair Singer.
Ensemble members are Cole Burden, Caitlyn Caughell, Brad Greer, Lucy Horton, Amy Linden, Trista Moldovan, Jessica Sheridan, Matt Stokes, Tom Treadwell and Bryan Welnicki.
The romantic musical centers on a brief, four-day love affair between a National Geographic photographer and an Italian-American housewife in 1965 Iowa. Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep starred in the 1995 film adaptation. The stage production and film were based on the best-selling Robert James Waller novel.
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The tour reflects the work of the original Broadway design team, including Michael Yeargan (scenic design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Catherine Zuber (costume design) and Jon Weston (sound design). Movement is by Danny Mefford. Casting is by Telsey + Company/Cesar Rocha, CSA.
A Ghostlight Records cast album preserves the score.
(Updated July 7, 2016)