The Bridges of Madison County

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The best-selling novel is now Broadway’s new romantic musical!

With her family away at the 1965 state fair, Francesca Johnson looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm.  But when ruggedly handsome National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into her driveway seeking directions, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca’s life.  Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by a Pulitzer- and Tony Award®-winning creative team, this new musical captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question, ‘What if…?’”

The Bridges of Madison County stars four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara (South Pacific, The Pajama Game) and Steven Pasquale (“Rescue Me”, reasons to be pretty).  It features a score by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) and a libretto by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman (The Color Purple, The Secret Garden).  It will be directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific), who reunites with his celebrated Tony Award-winning South Pacific design team, including scenic designer Michael Yeargan, costume designer Catherine Zuber, and lighting designer, Donald Holder.  Sound Design is by Jon Weston (How to Succeed…, The Color Purple).

The Bridges of Madison County begins performances January 13, 2014 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

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