Kelli O'Hara and Jason Robert Brown to Reunite for Bridges of Madison County Album Broadcast

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29 Aug 2014

Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale
Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale
Photo by Joan Marcus

Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara and Tony Award-winning Bridges of Madison County composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown will reunite for an exclusive broadcast of the musical's original Broadway cast album Sept. 1 on SiriusXM.

Brown and O'Hara, who created the role of Francesca Johnson in the Broadway production, will offer "never-before-heard song-by-song commentary" during the noon broadcast. An encore presentation will air at 8 PM ET.

The album, which was released May 19, was produced by Brown and Jeffrey Lesser, with Kurt Deutsch as executive producer.

The new musical ended its Broadway run May 18 after 137 performances. Despite its brief run, The Bridges of Madison County earned two 2014 Tony Awards, for Best Score and Best Orchestrations.

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



The new musical ended its Broadway run May 18 after 137 performances. 

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"
"Wondering"
"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"

Read critics' reviews for the musical here.

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Tony Award nominee O'Hara (The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific, Nice Work If You Can Get It) and Steven Pasquale (Reasons to Be Pretty, Far From Heaven, "Rescue Me") led the cast as Italian-American housewife Francesca Johnson and National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid, respectively.

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Tony nominee Hunter Foster (Hands on a Hardbody, Urinetown, Little Shop of Horrors) portrayed 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) plaed the roles of Marge and Charlie, the ever-present next door neighbors. The cast was 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 included 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 was 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 more information visit BridgesOfMadisonCountyMusical.com.

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Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale
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