A musical version of the popular novel The Bridges of Madison County is eyeing Broadway, Broadway.com has learned. The romantic tuner, based on the 1992 bestselling book by Robert James Waller, features a score by Jason Robert Brown and book by Marsha Norman.
Set in 1965, the book tells the story of photographer Robert Kincaid and his profound four-day love affair with Iowa farm wife Francesca Johnson. Publisher’s Weekly called the story “an erotic, bittersweet tale of lingering memories and forsaken possibilities.” It was made into a film in 1995 starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, who also directed.
Brown won a Tony Award for Best Original Score for the 1998 musical Parade. His other stage works include Songs for a New World, The Last Five Years and 13. Norman won the Pulitzer Prize for her play ’night, Mother and a Tony Award for her book for the musical The Secret Garden. Her other works include the plays Getting Out, Traveler in the Dark, Sarah and Abraham, Trudy Blue and Last Dance and the book for the musical The Color Purple.