Kelli O'Hara to Lead BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Workshop; Bartlett Sher to Direct
According the the NY Times, Kelli O'Hara is set to lead a New York workshop for a musical version of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY later this month. Featuring a a score by Jason Robert Brown, the workhop will feature direction by Tony winner Bartlett Sher.
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The Bridges of Madison County is a 1992 best-selling novel by Robert James Waller which tells the story of a married but lonely Italian woman, living in 1960s Madison County, Iowa, who engages in an affair with a National Geographic photographer from Bellingham, Washington who is visiting Madison County in order to create a photographic essay on the covered bridges in the area.
The Bridges of Madison County was made into a 1995 film of the same name, adapted by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Clint Eastwood. It stars Eastwood and Meryl Streep.