By Adam Hetrick
19 Nov 2012
As previously reported, Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher (Golden Boy, South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza) is shepherding the project that has a score by Tony winner Brown (Parade, Songs for a New World) and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, 'Night Mother).
The reading will be held Jan. 17-25, 2013. Casting will take place in December.
The creative team is seeking a star to portray Robert Kincaid, the role played on film by Clint Eastwood.
The musical is based on the novel by Robert James Waller. It centers on a brief, four-day love affair between a photographer and an Italian-American housewife in 1965 Iowa.
Brown frequently performs songs from the musical during his concerts. Titles include "Wondering" and "Another Life."