Great White Way vets Cass Morgan and Michael X. Martin are the latest performers to join the cast of the Broadway musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County, starring four-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale. Morgan and Martin, who appeared in the premiere of the tuner at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in August, will reprise their roles as Marge and Charlie, respectively. 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 (Pasquale), a National Geographic photographer. Tony nominee Hunter Foster will play the role of Bud, Francesca's husband, in the musical.
Morgan's Broadway credits include Memphis, Mary Poppins, Ring of Fire, Beauty and the Beast and Hair. Martin has appeared on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It, Catch Me If You Can, Ragtime, 9 to 5, Curtains, All Shook Up, Man of La Mancha, Oklahoma!, Kiss Me Kate, 1776, King David, A Christmas Carol and Les Miserables.