THE SCREENING ROOM: A Sneak Peek at Jason Robert Brown's The Bridges of Madison County (Video)

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31 Jul 2013

The Williamstown Theatre Festival is giving audiences a first look and listen to the new Jason Robert Brown musical The Bridges of Madison County, which premieres Aug. 1 in the Berkshires.

Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher (Golden Boy, South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza) stages the project that has a score by Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years, Songs for a New World) and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, 'Night Mother).

Following its Williamstown run, The Bridges of Madison County will arrive on Broadway Jan. 13, 2014, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Opening will be in late February.

The Williamstown production stars Steven Pasquale (Far from Heaven, Reasons to Be Pretty, "Rescue Me") and Elena Shaddow (The Light in the Piazza). Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara will star in the Broadway production along with Pasquale.

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.



Here's a look at the sitzprobe of The Bridges of Madison County at Williamstown: