Casting Complete for Williamstown's Bridges of Madison County, Starring Elena Shaddow and Steven Pasquale
By Andrew Gans
Williamstown Theatre Festival artistic director Jenny Gersten announced July 16 the full cast and creative team for the sixth production of its current season, The Bridges of Madison County, which will be presented on the Main Stage Aug. 1-18.
Based on the best-selling novel by Robert J. Waller, the musical features a book by Marsha Norman (Pulitzer Prize for ‘night, Mother) and a score by by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown.
Directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, the cast will be headed by Elena Shaddow as Francesca and Steven Pasquale as Robert Kincaid. They will be joined by Nick Bailey as Michael, Whitney Bashor as Marian/Chiara, Daniel Jenkins as Bud, Caitlin Kinnunen as Carolyn, Michael X. Martin as Charlie and Cass Morgan as Marge with Jennifer Allen, John Paul Almon, Emma Duncan, Laura Shoop and Tim Wright.
“We could not be more thrilled to bring our audiences this stunning new musical,” said artistic director Gersten in a statement. “It is a deeply romantic and moving story about the loss of true love. We have a creative dream team in Bartlett Sher, Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown. With the Broadway engagement already announced, this is a rare opportunity to see it here first.”
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). Jennifer Rae Moore is the production stage manager. The production is sponsored by James and Virginia Giddens.
As previously reported, the Broadway production of the musical will feature four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara and Pasquale. The musical is currently scheduled to begin previews Jan. 13, 2014, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Opening will be in late February.
Tickets are $70 ($65 for preview performances) and can be purchased online at wtfestival.org, by phone at (413) 597-3400, or in person at the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance Box Office at 1000 Main St. (Route 2), Williamstown, MA.
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