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.
In Pittsburgh, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, will be presented as part of the 2015-2016 PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series, March 8-13, 2016, at the Benedum Center. This series is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Broadway Across America
Left alone for the weekend as her family travels to the Indiana State Fair, Francesca (Elizabeth Stanley) unexpectedly finds herself in the company of a mysterious “hippie” stranger Robert (Andrew Samonsky), who is photographing the covered bridges in her area. Bridges of Madison County tells the story of their whirlwind 4 day romance. We see the struggle of a Robert’s failed marriage and inability to find love, Francesca’s sadness over settling in as a farmer’s wife far from her homeland of Italy and losing herself in her role as wife/mother, the passion of their feelings as they discover one another and the pain they feel as they are faced with difficult choices.
I had never read the book or seen the movie so I was’t exactly sure what to expect and I was very entertained by the great mix of music, humor and raw emotion this musical brings. I really enjoy when the story is told by the music and that is the case with Bridges. Pay close attention to the music so you catch all the backstory and important details! I also have to say in all the shows I have seen, I have never seen a more spectacular sunset.
You still have a few more days to catch this great show in Pittsburgh at the Benedum Center now through Sunday March 13. Tickets are available on line at TrustArts.org or by calling 412 458 4800.
Bridges of Madison County Ticket Lottery
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