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Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale to Celebrate THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Album Release at Barnes & Noble, 5/23

Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale to Celebrate THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Album Release at Barnes & Noble, 5/23

Barnes & Noble will celebrate the new Ghostlight Records cast recording of The Bridges of Madison County, the new romantic musical currently running at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street), with a special in-st0re performance and CD signing on Friday, May 23 at 5:00 PM. The event will feature stars Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, in addition to other cast members. The composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown will join them at the piano, with Justin Goldner and Gary Seiger on guitars and Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf on cello. Barnes & Noble is located at 150 East 86th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues on the Upper East Side. Fans who purchase the CD at the store will be offered priority seating. Please call (212) 369-2180 for details.

The Bridges of Madison County debuted as the #1 Cast Recording on the Billboard chart and hit #53 on the Billboard Overall Digital Albums chart. It also broke into the Billboard Top 200 albums chart - a rarity for a musical theater album and the first since Pippin last season - at #184. The album achieves these chart positions based on digital sales only, with the physical album - produced by Jason Robert Brown and Jeffrey Lesser, with Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producer - set for release in stores and online May 19. The show has music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade), who also provided the orchestrations; and a book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Color Purple). The cast recording features a deluxe 32-page booklet with complete lyrics, color photos, a synopsis by Marsha Norman, notes by Jason Robert Brown and an essay by renowned writer and critic Jesse Green. To pre-order the physical album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/bridgesofmadisoncounty.

One of the most romantic novels ever written is now Broadway's most irresistible new musical. Four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara stars with Steven Pasquale in the most romantic musical Broadway has seen in years. Directed by two-time Tony winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza), The Bridges of Madison County is the unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.

The design team includes Michael Yeargan (scenic design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), and Jon Weston (sound design). Casting was by Abbie Brady-Dalton, CSA, from Telsey + Company. The Bridges of Madison County, based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, comes to Broadway after an acclaimed run at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office of the Gerald Schoenfeld theatre, by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting telecharge.com.

The lead producers of The Bridges of Madison County are Jeffrey Richards, Stacey Mindich, and Jerry Frankel. They are joined by Gutterman Chernoff, Hunter Arnold, Ken Davenport, Carl Daikeler, Michael DeSantis, Aaron Priest, Libby Adler Mages/Mari Glick Stuart, Scott M. Delman, Independent Presenters Network, Red Mountain Theatre Company, Caiola Productions, Remmel T. Dickinson, Ken Greiner, David Lancaster, Bellanca Smigel Rutter, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Will Trice with Warner Bros Theatre Ventures and The Shubert Organization in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Photo Credit Joan Marcus

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