By Carey Purcell
09 Dec 2013
The event will feature a discussion with Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (Golden Boy, South Pacific), four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara (Nice Work If You Can Get It, South Pacific) and Steven Pasquale (reasons to be pretty, "Rescue Me"), moderated by Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist Adam Guettel (The Light in the Piazza). Songs from the show will also be performed.
The musical, which features a score by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Songs for a New World) and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden; 'night, Mother), is based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller that was also adapted into an Oscar-nominated film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. The story centers on a brief, four-day love affair between a National Geographic photographer and an Italian-American housewife in 1965 Iowa.
Following a previous run at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Bridges of Madison County will begin Broadway previews Jan. 17, prior to a Feb. 20 opening night at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.