Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale & More Set for BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Event at 92Y Tonight
Tonight, Jan. 5, 92Y hosts an evening with the stars and director behind the new Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County at 7:30 pm. Four-time Tony Award-nominee Kelli O'Hara (Francesca) and Steven Pasquale (Robert Kincaid) will join Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher and composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown for a conversation moderated by Tony Award winning composer/lyricist Adam Guettel. The evening will also include a few performances of songs from the show.
The Bridges of Madison County is the latest production from the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown. Based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, which went on to become an Oscar-nominated film starringMeryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, the show opens on Thursday, February 20 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, after an acclaimed run at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. For more information, visit http://bridgesofmadisoncountymusical.com/.
Kelli O'Hara (Francesca) Broadway: Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC Nom), South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk & OCC Nominations), Pajama Game (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC Nominations), The Light in the Piazza (Tony & Drama Desk Nominations), Sweet Smell of Success, Follies, Dracula and Jekyll & Hyde. Regional/Off Broadway: Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons and WTF), King Lear (Public Theater), Bells Are Ringing (City Center Encores), Sunday in the Park with George (Reprise), My Life With Albertine (Playwright's Horizons). Concerts span from Carnegie Hall to Capitol Hill. Film/TV credits: Sex & The City 2, Scorsese's The Key to Reserva, Blue Bloods, Alexander Hamilton, N3mbers and the animated series Car Talk. She is a frequent performer on PBS's live telecasts and the Kennedy Center Honors. Her solo albums, "Always" and "Wonder in the World" are available on Ghostlight Records.
Steven Pasquale (Robert Kincaid) is best known for starring on the 7-season FX hit TV series "Rescue Me" as firefighter Sean Garritty. He was also the star of NBC's recent Jekyll and Hyde reboot "Do No Harm." He was recently seen in Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures at The Public Theater. He starred on Broadway in Neil LaBute's reasons to be pretty, as well as A Soldier's Play (Second Stage), Neil LaBute's off-Broadway hit, Fat Pig (MCC), the Ahrens/Flaherty/McNally musical A Man of No Importance (Lincoln Center, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Beautiful Child (Vineyard Theater), The Spitfire Grill (Playwrights Horizons), Spinning Into Butter (Lincoln Center), and Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party (MTC). Pasquale also originatedthe role of Fabrizio in Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' Tony Award-winning The Light in the Piazza.
Bartlett Sher (Director) is Resident Director of Lincoln Center Theater, where he has directed Golden Boy by Clifford Odets (Tony Nomination), Blood and Gifts by J.T. Rogers, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by Jeffrey Lane and David Yazbek, August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Tony Award nomination), Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific (2008 Tony Award), Awake and Sing! by Clifford Odets (Tony Award nomination) and The Light in the Piazza by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel (Tony Award nomination). Credits also include the Theatre for a New Audience productions of Waste, Don Juan, and Cymbeline, which premiered in England and was the first American Shakespeare production at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and for which he received the 2001 Callaway Award. He has also directed theater and opera in the US and internationally at La Scala, the Salzburg Festival, the Barbican, ENO and here at home at the Met where his recent production of "Two Boys" premiered this season. Upcoming projects include "Faust" at Baden Baden Festspielhaus in Germany, and Women on the Verge in London.
Adam Guettel is a composer/lyricist living in New York City. His musical, The Light In the Piazza (cast album on Nonesuch Records), with a book by Craig Lucas, premiered on Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont Theater in April 2005 and went on to receive six 2005 Tony Awards including two for Mr. Guettel - Best Original Score, Best Orchestrations and a Grammy nomination for best cast recording. Piazza also received five Drama Desk Awards, including two for Mr Guettel -- Best Music, and Best Orchestrations. He wrote music and lyrics for Floyd Collins, which received the 1996 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical and earned Mr. Guettel the Obie Award for Best Music. Accolades for Guettel include the Stephen Sondheim Award (1990), the ASCAP New Horizons Award (1997), and the American Composers Orchestra Award (2005).
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