By Adam Hetrick
24 Sep 2013
Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher (Golden Boy, South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza) helms the musical — based on the 1992 Robert James Waller novel — which has a score by Tony winner Brown (Parade, Songs for a New World) and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Norman (The Secret Garden, 'Night Mother).
Broadway previews begin Jan. 13, 2014, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. It will officially open on Broadway Feb. 27, 2014.
Tony Award nominee O'Hara (The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific, Nice Work If You Can Get It) and Pasquale (Reasons to Be Pretty, Far From Heaven, "Rescue Me") will lead the cast as Francesca and Robert Kincaid, respectively.
Complete casting for the Broadway production has not been announced.
The Bridges of Madison County 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 creative team includes Michael Yeargan (scenic design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Jon Weston (sound design), Deborah Hecht (dialect coach) and Thomas Murray (music director).
The musical is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Stacey Mindich, Jerry Frankel, Gutterman Chernoff, Hunter Arnold, Ken Davenport, Carl Daikeler, Scott M Delman, Aaron Priest, Red Mountain Theatre Company, David Lancaster/Bellanca Smigel Rutter, Will Trice, with Warner Bros Theatre Ventures and The Shubert Organization. .
For tickets to the Broadway production, visit BridgesOfMadisonCountyMusical.com.