Hunter Foster will join the cast of the Broadway musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. The Tony nominee will star as Bud Johnson, the husband of Francesca, played by four-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara. Tony nominee Daniel H. Jenkins (Billy Elliot) played the role of Bud when the romantic tuner premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival back in August. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, The Bridges of Madison County will begin previews on January 17, 2014 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for February 20.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County features music and lyrics by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman. The musical tells the story of a devoted Iowa housewife named Francesca Johnson (O'Hara) and her unlikely love affair with Robert Kincaid (Steven Pasquale), a National Geographic photographer.
Foster recently headlined Hands on a Hardbody on Broadway and he received a Tony nod for his performance as Seymour in 2004's Little Shop of Horrors. His other Broadway credits include Million Dollar Quartet, The Producers, Urinetown, Les Miserables, Grease, Footloose and King David. Foster also appeared on the TV show Bunheads, opposite his sister, two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster.