The Bridges of Madison County, Starring Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, Sets New Broadway Start Date
By Adam Hetrick
The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical by Tony Award winners Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman, will now begin Broadway previews Jan. 17, 2014, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
The new musical was originally scheduled to begin Jan. 13, 2014; however, the start of previews was pushed back to accomodate a later first rehearsal date of Dec. 9. The Bridges of Madison County will open Feb. 27 as scheduled.
Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher (Golden Boy, South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza) helms the musical — based on the 1992 Robert James Waller novel — which has a score by Tony winner Brown (Parade, Songs for a New World) and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Norman (The Secret Garden, 'Night Mother).
The musical had its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival last summer.
Tony Award nominee Kelli 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") will lead the cast as Francesca and Robert Kincaid, respectively.
Complete casting for the Broadway production has not been announced.
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.
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).
The musical is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Stacey Mindich, and Jerry Frankel. They will be joined by Tulchin Bartner Productions, Jay & Cindy Gutterman and Cathy Chernoff, Scott M. Delman, Aaron Priest, Red Mountain Theatre Company, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Bellanca Smigel Rutter, Will Trice, and The Shubert Organization.
Tickets are now on sale via Telecharge.com.
For more information visit BridgesOfMadisonCountyMusical.com.
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