“Bridges of Madison County: The Musical” to Have World Premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival [Berkshire on Stage]
Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten has announced the full cast and creative team for the sixth production, the third and final of the 2013 Main Stage season: The Bridges of Madison County will be presented on the Main Stage from August 1–18, 2013.
Based on the best-selling novel by Robert J. Waller that captivated millions of readers, The Bridges of Madison County is brought to life onstage in a passionate new musical production written by acclaimed playwright, screenwriter and novelist Marsha Norman (Pulitzer Prize for ‘night, Mother), with music and lyrics by Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade; The Last Five Years). Norman’s additional Broadway credits include book and lyrics for The Secret Garden, for which she won a Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award, as well as the libretto for the musical The Color Purple; Brown has been hailed by The New York Times as “a leading member of a new generation of composers.”
Directed by Tony Award winner and Resident Director of the Lincoln Center Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, Golden Boy, Awake and Sing!), The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the deep yearning entangled in the eternal question, “What if…?”