Photo Coverage: National Tour Presentation of BRIDGES OVER MADISON COUNTY
The first national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY opens at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on December 10, 2015, and playing through January 17, 2016. (Previews on December 8 and 9.) Below, check out photo coverage from the National Tour Media Day for the production, held yesterday at New York City's New 42nd Street Studios!
Joining Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town, Million Dollar Quartet) as Francesca and Andrew Samonsky (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, South Pacific) as Robert are Cullen R. Titmas (The Last Ship, Avenue Q) as Bud, Mary Callanan(Mamma Mia!, Annie) as Marge, David Hess (Sweeney Todd, Annie Get Your Gun) as Charlie, DaveThomas Brown(The Legend of Georgia McBride, Heathers) as Michael, Caitlin Houlahan (Parade at Lincoln Center) as Carolyn andKatie Klaus (THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Original Broadway Cast Member, Bonnie & Clyde) as Marian/Chiara/State Fair Singer. The ensemble is comprised of Cole Burden (LES MISERABLES), Caitlyn Caughell(Newsies), Brad Greer (I Am Harvey Milk at Lincoln Center), Lucy Horton (Cats), Amy Linden (Cheer Wars), Trista Moldovan (The Phantom of the Opera), Jessica Sheridan (Sister Act), Matt Stokes (Jesus Christ Superstar), Tom Treadwell (Annie) and Bryan Welnicki (Peter and the Starcatcher).
The critically acclaimed musical features one of Broadway's most accomplished creative teams with music and lyrics by three-time Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years), book by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple, 'night, Mother) and direction by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The King & I, The Light in the Piazza), recreated by Tyne Rafaeli (Fiddler on the Roof, The King & I).
The team also includes scenic design by two?time Tony Award?winner Michael Yeargan (The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific), costume design by six-time Tony Award?winner Catherine Zuber (The King and I, South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza), lighting design by two?time Tony Award?winner Donald Holder (South Pacific, The Lion King), sound design by Jon Weston (Les Mise?rables, The Color Purple), wig and hair design by David Brian Brown, arrangements and orchestrations by Jason Robert Brown (Curious Incident, Sister Act), music supervision by Tom Murray (The Last Five Years, Parade), movement by Danny Mefford (Fun Home, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and casting by Telsey + Company/Cesar Rocha, CSA.
Based on the best?selling novel by Robert James Waller, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life?changing, four?day whirlwind romance with traveling photographer Robert Kincaid. It's an unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, now available on Ghostlight Records, was released on April 15, 2014, and debuted as the #1 Cast Recording on the Billboard charts. For more information or to purchase the Cast Recording, visit www.sh?k?boom.com/bridgesofmadisoncounty.
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, national tour starts at the Des Moines Civic Center with performances beginning Saturday, November 28 and an official opening on Tuesday, December 1st. The tour will travel to more than 15 cities in its first season. For more information, visit www.BridgesMusical.com.
Photo credit: Walter McBride
Sheet Music during the National Tour Media Day for 'The Bridges of Madison County' at the New 42nd Street Studios on November 18, 2015 in New York City.
Bartlett Sher and Tyne Rafaeli
Dave Thomas Brown
Dave Thomas Brown
Dave Thomas Brown