Complete casting has been announced for the forthcoming Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County, starring four-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, the romantic tuner is set to begin previews on January 17, 2014 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for February 20.
The previously announced principal cast members include Tony nominee Hunter Foster as Bud, Cass Morgan as Marge, Michael X. Martin as Charlie, Derek Klena as Michael and Caitlin Kinnunen as Caroline. Based on the 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 an Italian-American housewife named Francesca Johnson (O'Hara) and her unlikely four-day love affair with Robert Kincaid (Pasquale), a National Geographic photographer.
Rounding out the cast of the Broadway production are Whitney Bashor, Jennifer Allen, Ephie Aardema, Katie Klaus, Luke Marinkovich, Aaron Ramey, Dan Sharkey, Tim Wright, Jessica Vosk, Charlie Franklin and Kevin Kern.
The Bridges of Madison County had its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in August 2013. The creative team for the show includes scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Donald Holder and sound design by Jon Weston.