From First Date to Cabaret, A Look at the 2013-14 Season: The Musicals

By Playbill Staff
04 Apr 2014

Show: The Bridges of Madison County
Theatre: Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

Preview: Jan. 17
Opening: Feb. 20
Closing: Open-ended

Creators: Book by Marsha Norman. Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Direction by Bartlett Sher. Movement by Sanny Mefford. 
Original Principal Cast: Kelli O'Hara as Francesca, Steven Pasquale as Robert, Hunter Foster as Bud, Michael X. Martin as Charlie, Cass Morgan as Marge, Caitlin Kinnunen as Carolyn, Derek Klena as Michael and Whitney Bashor as Marian/Chiara.

Synopsis: The Bridges of Madison County is based on the Robert James Waller romance novel about a woman who sees love anew when a rugged photographer pulls into town. 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.

Check out photos from a two-show day at Bridges with Kinnunen.

Watch Playbill Video's backstage video with Klena: