Your favorite "I Heart Jason Robert Brown" sweatshirt? Check. A friend who will hold your hand for two hours? Check. An enormous box of tissues? Check. Great, you're all set to go see the Broadway premiere of The Bridges of Madison County, starring four-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, which begins previews January 17. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, the show's opening night is scheduled for February 20 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
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.
In addition to O'Hara and Pasquale, the cast of The Bridges of Madison County features Tony nominee Hunter Foster as Bud, Cass Morgan as Marge, Michael X. Martin as Charlie, Derek Klena as Michael and Caitlin Kinnunen as Caroline. The show's ensemble includes Whitney Bashor, Jennifer Allen, Ephie Aardema, Katie Klaus, Luke Marinkovich, Aaron Ramey, Dan Sharkey, Tim Wright, Jessica Vosk, Charlie Franklin and Kevin Kern.
The creative team for The Bridges of Madison County features scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Donald Holder and sound design by Jon Weston.