BWW Preview: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Maximteatern A Swedish production of the Tony Awards winning show, THE BRIDGES OF MADION COUNTY will premiere at Maximteatern, September 12, 2018 in Stockholm next year.

The shows director is Rikard Bergqvist, who also directed the current Gothenburg Opera/Göteborgsoperan productions of "THE MAGIC FLUIT" and "HAIR". The main roles, Francesca Johnson and Robert Kincaid will be played by Viktoria Tocca and Daniel Sjöberg. More casting news will come later this year. Tickets will go on sale September 12, 2017.

BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY is a romantic musical based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Robert James Waller. Set in the mid-60s it tells the story of Italian war bride Francesca, whose fiancé never returned from the fighting and, while still grieving, married American soldier Bud, who scooted her off to an Iowa farm where they lead a homespun life raising two children. Francesca finds the man of her dreams when she meets Robert, a photographer from National Geographic.

BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY played on Broadway in 2014 and toured the US in 2015. The musical won two Tony Awards for Best Music and Best Orchestration. Jason Robert Brown. Jason Robert Brown also won two Drama Desk Awards for music and orchestration.

- I'm so glad that "Bridges" is coming to Sweden and that they have chosen to premiere with us at the Maximteatern. It is a great musical and a wonderful story that enthralled many, both in book form and as a film, says Agneta Villman, CEO and co-owner of Maximteatern

Daniel Sjöberg and Viktoria Tocca
Photo: Ola Gäverth

Francesca/Viktoria Tocca

Behind the Swedish production of "THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY" and also the touring hit musical concert tour "From Broadway to Duvemåla" is Swedish singer Viktoria Tocca who has an extensive track record. Viktoria played the role of Sissi at the world premiere of the musical "LUDWIG II" in Germany 2000-2001, and she is one of the youngest singers ever to be approved by Andrew Lloyd Webber to play the role of Christine Daae in "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA"- a role she played in Copenhagen for two years in the early 00s. 350 million TV viewers enjoyed her singing when she sang live on the ice during the European champion and Irina Slutskajas closing show at the European Championships in figure skating in 2003.

Viktoria Tocca was nominated in 18 categories - including "Album of the Year" for "Dream It," and "Best female classical artist", "Best World Artist" and "Best live performance" - in the fifth annual awards gala Indie Music Channel Awards as took place at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on april 24 last year. Victoria won in seven categories, including "Album of the Year". The first time the gala took place, she won nine awards including "Artist of the Year", as selected by a jury.


- "Bridges of Madison County" is my new favourite musicals for so many reasons. It was the first time since "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Kristina" that I was so deeply moved by a show. It is also very rare that you would write new material for a more classical soprano in the musical context, and after playing my dream role of Christine in "Phantom of the Opera" when I was younger it's so great to find a new dream role is that cut out for me both in terms of voice and age. It is extremely rare to find something that is so well written and multilayered in a musical.

Robert/Daniel Sjöberg

Daniel Sjöberg was trained at the Theatre Academy in Stockholm and has experience in both theatre, musical film and television. He played Jesus and Amadeus in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. In Stockholm. He has also been in ""DU KAN KALLA MIG MAMMA "GG", "MOR KURAGE", "HENRY IV", "WALKING WITH DINOSAURS" and a starring role in Ted Gärdestad-musical SOL, VIND OCH VATTEN" at Chinateatern. Daniel also portrayed the legendary football player Lennart Skoglund in the play "ARTISTEN - STORYN ON NACKA SKOGLUND" at the Nya Casinoteatern in Stockholm and on tour in Sweden. TV credits include Rederiet and two Beck movies.

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