The Bridges of Madison County, which garnered four Tony nominations but failed to nab one for Best Musical, has set its closing date. The tuner, starring five-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, is set to shutter on May 18 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. At time of closing, the show, directed by Bartlett Sher, will have played 137 performances.
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 Bridges of Madison County is planning a tour, directed by Sher, in the fall of 2015.