The Bridges of Madison County, Starring Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, Arrives on Broadway Jan. 17
By Adam Hetrick
Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale star in the Broadway production of the new Jason Robert Brown-Marsha Norman musical The Bridges of Madison County, based on the best-selling romance novel, which begins previews Jan. 17 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher (Golden Boy, South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza) helms the musical that has a score by Tony winner Brown (Parade, Songs for a New World) and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Norman (The Secret Garden, 'Night Mother). Based on the 1992 Robert James Waller novel, The Bridges of Madison County will officially open Feb. 20.
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") lead the cast as Francesca Johnson and photographer Robert Kincaid, respectively.
Tony nominee Hunter Foster (Hands on a Hardbody, Urinetown, Little Shop of Horrors) portrays Bud Johnson, with Derek Klena (Wicked) and Caitlin Kinnunen (Spring Awakening) as teenagers Michael and Carolyn Johnson, respectively.
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.
Cass Morgan (Memphis) and Michael X. Martin (Catch Me If You Can) play the roles of Marge and Charlie, the ever-present next door neighbors.
The cast is completed by Whitney Bashor, Jennifer Allen, Ephie Aardema, Katie Klaus, Luke Marinkovich, Aaron Ramey, Dan Sharkey, Tim Wright, Jessica Vosk, Charlie Franklin and Kevin Kern.
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.
For tickets, phone (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge.com. The Schonfeld Theatre is located at 236 West 45th Street.
For more information visit BridgesOfMadisonCountyMusical.com.
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