The Bridges of Madison County Will Open on Broadway One Week Earlier Than Expected

By Michael Gioia
and Adam Hetrick
November 26, 2013

The new Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County, starring Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, will now open Feb. 20, 2014, at 8 PM at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre — one week earlier from its Feb. 27 expected opening date — producers announced Nov. 26.



The new musical is still scheduled to begin previews Jan. 17, 2014, and tickets are currently on sale. 

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 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).

The musical had its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival last summer.

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, and Jerry Frankel. They will be joined by Gutterman Chernoff, Hunter Arnold, Ken Davenport, Carl Daikeler, Scott M. Delman, Aaron Priest, Red Mountain Theatre Company, Independent Presenters Network, Libby Adler Mages/Mari Stuart, Caiola Productions, Remmel Dickinson, David Lancaster, Bellanca Smigel Rutter, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Will Trice, with Warner Bros Theatre Ventures and The Shubert Organization.

Tickets are now on sale via Telecharge.com.

For more information visit BridgesOfMadisonCountyMusical.com.