International Premiere of Bridges of Madison County Taps Miss Saigon Star

News   International Premiere of Bridges of Madison County Taps Miss Saigon Star
 
Joanna Ampil, who played Kim in the Australian premiere of Miss Saigon, will co-star with MiG Ayesa in the international premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County, which begins Nov. 20 in the Philippines.

Ampil will star as Francesca Johnson opposite Ayesa (Rock of Ages, We Will Rock You) as photographer Robert Kincaid. The roles were originated on Broadway by Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale.

Bobby Garcia will direct the production for Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group that runs Nov. 20-Dec. 6 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium in Makati.

Joanna Ampil
Joanna Ampil

The Bridges of Madison County has a score by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Honeymoon in Vegas) and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, 'Night Mother).

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.

The Bridges of Madison County earned two 2014 Tony Awards, for Best Score and Best Orchestrations. 

A U.S. tour launches this November in Iowa.

For tickets, click here.

View highlights from the Broadway production below:

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