THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National Tour Announces Itinerary; See Where It All Began!

The national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, has announced its initial itinerary, launching in Des Moines, IA at the Des Moines Civic Center, with performances beginning Saturday, November 28th and an official opening on Tuesday, December 1st. Based on one of the most romantic stories ever written, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY will travel to more than 15 cities in its first season, with additional cities to be announced.

Scroll down for the schedule, plus a look back at where it all began!

The full schedule (as of June 12, 2015) is as follows:

Nov 28, 2015 - Dec 5, 2015
Civic Center - Des Moines, IA

Dec 8, 2015 - Jan 17, 2016
Ahmanson Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

Jan 19 - 31, 2016
The Hobby Center - Houston, TX

Feb 2 - 14, 2016
Dallas Summer Musicals - Music Hall at Fair Park - Dallas, TX

Feb 16 - 21, 2016
ASU Gammage, Tempe, AZ

Feb 23 - 28, 2016
The Smith Center, Las Vegas, NV

March 8 - 13, 2016
Benedum Center for the Performing Arts - Pittsburgh, PA

March 15 - 20, 2016
The Schuster Performing Arts Center - Dayton, OH

April 5 - 17, 2016
The Fox Theatre - St Louis, MO

April 19 - 24, 2016
The Walton Arts Center - Fayetteville, AR

April 26 - May 1, 2016
The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts - West Palm Beach, FL

May 3 - 8, 2016
Blumenthal Arts, The Knight Theatre - Charlotte, NC

May 10 - 15, 2016
Tennessee Performing Arts Center - Nashville, TN

May 19 - 22, 2016
Wharton Center - East Lansing, MI

June 21 - 26, 2016
Orpheum Theatre - Minneapolis, MN

June 28 - July 17, 2016
Eisenhower Theater - Washington, DC

July 19 - 24, 2016
The Peace Center - Greenville, SC

The critically acclaimed musical of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY 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 led by the Tony Award-winning director BARTLETT SHER (South Pacific, The King and I, The Light in the Piazza).

The team also includes scenic design by two-time Tony Award-winner MICHAEL YEARGAN (The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific), costume design by five-time Tony Award-winner CATHERINE ZUBER (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza, The Coast of Utopia), lighting design by two-time Tony Award-winner DONALD HOLDER (South Pacific, The Lion King), sound design by JON WESTON, orchestrations by JASON ROBERT BROWN, and movement by DANNY MEFFORD.

Casting for the national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY will be announced soon.

The Broadway cast featured Tony winner Kelli O'Hara as Francesca Johnson and 2014 Drama Desk nominee, stage and screen vet Steven Pasquale as Robert Kincaid.

Also featured were Hunter Foster as Bud Johnson, Cass Morgan as Marge, Michael X. Martin as Charlie, Caitlin Kinnunen as Carolyn, Derek Klena as Michael, as well as 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 based on the best selling novel by Robert James Waller and tells the unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.

The musical began previews on January 17, 2014 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Scroll down for BWW's first coverage (by photographer Walter McBride) of the company meeting the press and previewing the songs "You're Never Alone," "Another Life," and "Before and After You".

Just before opening night in February, BroadwayWorld got a first look at Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale and the rest of the cast onstage (photos by Joan Marcus), plus video highlights from the show!

The Bridges of Madison County opened on February 20, 2014, and Robert James Waller, the author of the novel on which the musical is based, visited the show. Below, check out BWW's photos from the special curtain call (by Walter McBride), plus the company's Opening Night cake!

Just before the 2014 awards season kicked into full swing, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge sat down with Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale for our SAG Foundation Conversations Series. Check out the interview below!

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY closed on Broadway May 18, 2014, having played 137 performances. We can't wait for it to bring its magic across the country!

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