PHOTO CALL: "Another Life!" Bridges of Madison County Stars and Composer Reunite for Barnes and Noble Performance

News   PHOTO CALL: "Another Life!" Bridges of Madison County Stars and Composer Reunite for Barnes and Noble Performance
Cast members from the recently closed new musical The Bridges of Madison County, along with Tony-winning composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown, appeared at Barnes and Noble May 23 to celebrate the release of the original Broadway cast recording of the new production.

The performance and CD signing took place at 5 PM at the Upper East Side Barnes and Noble, located at 86th Street and Lexington Avenue. Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale and Brown were joined by additional cast members from the production.

The new musical ended its Broadway run May 18.

The Bridges of Madison County earned four 2014 Tony Award nominations, including Best Original Score (Jason Robert Brown), Best Actress (Kelli O'Hara), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder) and Best Orchestrations (Jason Robert Brown).

The digital cast album was released April 15. In its first week of release, it debuted at #1 on the Billboard Cast Recording chart. The digital album also placed #53 on the Billboard Overall Digital Albums, while also nabbing the #184 spot on the Billboard Top 200 albums. The physical CD, which was released May 20, includes a deluxe 32-page booklet with complete lyrics, color photos, a synopsis by Norman, notes by Brown and an essay by renowned writer and critic Jesse Green.

The musical has a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Norman (The Secret Garden, 'Night Mother).

The track listing follows:

"To Build a Home"
"Home Before You Know It"
"Temporarily Lost"
"What Do You Call a Man Like That?"
"You’re Never Alone"
"Another Life"
"Look At Me"
"The World Inside a Frame"
"Something From a Dream"
"Get Closer"
"Falling Into You"
"State Road 21"
"Who We Are And Who We Want To Be"
"Almost Real"
"Before and After You"
"One Second and a Million Miles"
"When I’m Gone"
"It All Fades Away"
"Always Better"

Five-time 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 Italian-American housewife Francesca Johnson and National Geographic 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.

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