Steven Pasquale will play the hunky National Geographic photographer at the center of The Bridges of Madison County’s love story. Pasquale has been tapped to take on the role of Robert Kincaid in Bartlett Sher’s world premiere production at Williamstown Theatre Festival. No word yet if Pasquale will officially reunite with his Far From Heaven co-star Kelli O’Hara, as previously speculated.
Based on the 1992 book by Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County features a score by Jason Robert Brown and book by Marsha Norman. Set in 1965, The Bridges of Madison County tells the story of photographer Robert Kincaid (Pasquale) and his life-changing, four-day love affair with Iowa farm wife Francesca Johnson. The novel was made into a film in 1995 starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, who also directed. The musical will play Williamstown’s Main Stage August 1 through 18.
In addition to the current season, Williamstown also announced that Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart) and Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Patricia Clarkson (Pieces of April, Six Feet Under) will star as F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda in the one-night-only staged reading of the play Scott and Zelda on July 1. Penned by Kay Cattarula and directed by Maria Tucci, the play is told through letters and novel excerpts.
Pasquale appeared last season at WTF in Far From Heaven and will co-star in the upcoming Playwrights Horizon production in June. He also starred on Broadway in Reasons to Be Pretty and off-Broadway in Fat Pig, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide... and A Soldier's Play. For seven seasons he played Sean Garrity on FX’s Rescue Me and recently headlined the short-lived drama Do No Harm.