Brown took to the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre to conduct the orchestra and played his final performance May 14, where an abundance of fans and friends were in attendance. They greeted O’Hara and Steven Pasquale with rapturous applause, stopped the show numerous times in its second act (following “One Second and a Million Miles,” arguably the most powerful love duet of the Broadway season, O’Hara’s “Almost Real” and Pasquale’s “It All Fades Away”), and stood for Brown and the cast at curtain call. Brown was spotted wiping what looked like tears from his face throughout the evening.
Broadway legend Liza Minnelli had a night out on the town on May 2—and we hope she brought her tissues! The Tony and Oscar winner caught a performance of Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s romantic new musical The Bridges of Madison County at the Schoenfeld Theatre.
The new Jason Robert Brown-Marsha Norman musical based on the Robert James Waller romance novel, will end its Broadway run May 18, producers announced May 1. The musical earned four 2014 Tony Award nominations including Best Original Score (Jason Robert Brown), Best Actress (Kelli O’Hara), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder) and Best Orchestrations (Jason Robert Brown).
The 2013-2014 Tony Awards nominations were announced this morning and The Bridges of Madison County received four nominations, including Best Actress, Kelli O’Hara, Best Score and Orchestrations, Jason Robert Brown and Best Lighting Design, Donald Holder.
The 2013-2014 Drama Desk Awards nominations were announced this morning and The Bridges of Madison County was a front runner with NINE nominations!
Read the top five reasons to take the trip to Madison County.
Nominated for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical and Distinguished Performances: Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale.
Congratulations to Jason Robert Brown and Kelli O’Hara on their Outer Critics Circle Nominations for Outstanding New Score and Outstanding Actress in a Musical!
When I saw The Bridges of Madison County musical on Broadway last night, never would I have imagined a family connection nor a birthday connection. Yet there were both.
The original Broadway cast album of the new Jason Robert Brown-Marsha Norman musical The Bridges of Madison County, starring Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale, is released digitally April 15 from Ghostlight Records.
Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale perform ‘Falling Into You’ on Good Day New York.
You wept at the book, then wept at the Meryl Streep-Clint Eastwood film, but save some more tears for the achingly lovely new cast recording for the Broadway tuner The Bridges of Madison County, composed by the prolific Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade), which gives listeners the unique pleasure of preserving two of the very best vocal performances of the last few years, by dynamite duo Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale, whose stirring chemistry could set a cornfield ablaze.
Kelli O’Hara on Why Laura Benanti Is Her Black Swan, Her Eight Callbacks for Wicked and Her ‘Sex-Hot’ Lesbian Kiss.
As the loner photographer from National Geographic who sweeps a beautiful young Italian housewife living in the middle of Iowa off her feet, Steven Pasquale has the hunk thing down pat.
Kelli O’Hara, a four-time Tony nominee for her work in The Light in the Piazza, The Pajama Game, South Pacific and Nice Work If You Can Get It, is once again back on Broadway, sharing her glorious soprano and unique talents in the new musical The Bridges of Madison County.
Follow the actor as he leads us through his strenuous workouts, his guilty pleasure and why NYC is making a romantic out of him.
Kelli O’Hara’s former Light in the Piazza and South Pacific co-star Matthew Morrison stops by to see her and Steven Pasquale gets a visit from his fellow Marry Me alum Bobby Cannavale! See their backstage visit on March 28 at the Schoenfeld Theatre.
Ghostlight Records has announced the release date for the original Broadway cast recording of Broadway’s The Bridges of Madison County. The album will reach stores May 20 following an April 15 digital release. The CD will include a deluxe 32-page booklet with complete lyrics, color photos, a synopsis by Marsha Norman, notes by Jason Robert Brown, and an essay by theater critic Jesse Green.
Too-gorgeous-for-words Steven Pasquale and Kelli O’Hara answer your questions about buddy flicks, rock stars, love songs and kiddie TV. Watch them now!
Caitlin Kinnunen (Spring Awakening) is featured as teenage daughter Carolyn. She shares a recent two-show day at the Schoenfeld Theatre, hard at work with the Bridges family.
Broadway Direct recently chatted with composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown, book writer Marsha Norman, and director Bartlett Sher about the romantic musical. Over lunch at Becco, the famed Italian restaurant in the Theater District, the three collaborators — who have among them a stash of Tony and Drama Desk Awards, not mention a Pulitzer Prize — describe how working together on this project represents what they feel most passionately about the theater.
When Kelli O’Hara stands center-stage at the beginning of The Bridges of Madison County and sings of her character’s 20-year journey from Italian war bride to Iowa farm wife, audiences can sense her deep connection to the music—even if they don’t know that Jason Robert Brown composed the score especially for her.
Cast member Derek Klena (Michael) took camera in hand and brought Playbill along on an exclusive tour of the backstage doings at The Bridges of Madison County. In Part Two, Klena gives us a peek at “Dollar Fridays” as well as a dressing room poker game. Then he journeys to the basement of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre where the hair and costume departments are located and where the all-important coffee station resides. To cap off the tour, Klena pops in on leading man Steven Pasquale (Robert Kincaid), then gives a glimpse of a pre-show ritual.
The stars of Broadway’s Bridges of Madison County take our co-star challenge to test their knowledge!
Cast member Derek Klena (Michael) took camera in hand and brought Playbill along on an exclusive tour of the backstage doings at The Bridges of Madison County. In Part One, Klena gives us a peek of New York City from his dressing room window, meets with the ladies of the cast and visits with his onstage parents Hunter Foster (Bud) and Kelli O’Hara (Francesca).
From Oz to Madison County, Derek Klena has had some year on Broadway. In the fall, he starred as Fiyero in the 10th anniversary cast of Wicked, and this spring, he appears as Kelli O’Hara and Hunter Foster’s bright son, Michael Johnson, in the lush romantic musical The Bridges of Madison County. BroadwayBox caught up with the busy Broadway hunk to talk cry movies, JRB jam sessions & #Klendez.
Today anchors Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales and Tamron Hall spent the afternoon at the Schoenfeld Theatre, witnessing the sweeping romance of The Bridges of Madison County. After seeing Jason Robert Brown’s new musical unfold, the ladies got a backstage tour from the show’s stars, Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale.
EW talked to the talented composer and writer about the process of bringing Bridges to the stage, and also about his excitement about bringing one of his most popular musicals to the silver screen.
Kelli O’Hara, Steven Pasquale, and the cast of Broadway’s The Bridges of Madison County headed into the recording studio on March 3 to lay down tracks for the Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman musical’s soon-to-be-released two-disc cast recording.
Derek Klena is back on Broadway as Michael in The Bridges of Madison County. He fills out Playbill.com’s questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.
Whitney Bashor is making her Broadway debut in the dual role of ‘Marian/Chiara’. She spoke with BWW and explains how her co-stars Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale went out of their way to make sure her Broadway debut was a big deal!
In this week’s edition of THE FRIDAY SIX, BWW caught up with Cass Morgan, who is starring as ‘Marge’.
The Bridges of Madison County star and kale-eater Derek Klena gives Broadway.com a peek behind the scenes at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Check out the show’s snack basket, wig room and lunch staircase, and meet the most famous member of the cast
As they used to say in old movie ads about screen reteamings, Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale are “together again!” Last year, Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, they were Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid in a musicalization of Far from Heaven. This year they’re Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood in a tuned-up retelling of The Bridges of Madison County.
Meet Robert Kincaid. Plays guitar. Smokes Camels. Stuffs a knapsack full of equipment in his pick-up truck, and takes off for Iowa to shoot the covered bridges of Madison County for National Geographic. Find out more about how Steven Pasquale prepared for the role.
A drizzle on Broadway nixed the plans for an actual red carpet, but had it been there for the Bridges of Madison County, it would have gotten a decent trampling. Instead, hundreds of people gathered on the sidewalk for the official opening on Wednesday night.
Kelli O’Hara spoke with The Wall Street Journal in her dressing room about being an Oklahoman playing an Italian and doing a nude scene four months after having a baby.
Kelli O’Hara is back in the same theater where she made her Broadway debut in 2000. The name on it has changed – from the Plymouth Theatre to the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre – and she’s in the star’s dressing room this time, not sharing one with the ensemble.
If you studied musical theater any time after 2000, chances are you memorized the original cast recording of Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years. Back in the early aughts, knowing about Brown’s music felt exclusive and saying “I’m a fan of Jason Robert Brown” was almost equivalent to saying “I want to move to New York and work in theater one day.” This is the Jason Robert Brown generation.
Whitney Bashor sings Jason Robert Brown’s folk-inspired tune “Another Life” as Robert’s first wife, Marian.
TheaterMania went behind the scenes of Broadway’s The Bridges of Madison County for an inside look at a recording session with some of the stars of the new romantic musical.
Watch Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale perform “One Second and a Million Miles” on THE VIEW.
Playbill.com spoke with Norman about her work on The Bridges of Madison County, which expands the scope of Waller’s original novel to include a broader tapestry of characters and context.
Director Bartlett Sher is drawn to socially and psychologically complex tales. Is the weepy Bridges of Madison County such a story? Yes, says Sher, who is staging the musical for Broadway.
Jason Robert Brown rose to acclaim largely thanks to his nuanced and truthful inspections of love between complicated, realistic couples. We spoke to the musician just before the opening of his latest love story, The Bridges of Madison County — and just in time to glean some insights for Valentine’s Day.
Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman delve into their writing process for The Bridges of Madison County. American Theatre’s Suzy Evans sat down with the writers in the rehearsal room two weeks before the start of previews to talk with them about how they approached the material.
A behind-the-scenes look at the sitzprobe for The Bridges of Madison County. This theater tradition is the first time a show’s cast and full orchestra practice face-to-face.
Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara and “Rescue Me” star Steven Pasquale chat with Playbill.com about playing onstage lovers for the second time around.
What if you had a week that didn’t count? That’s one question, says Marsha Norman, at the center of The Bridges of Madison County, a new Broadway musical based on the Robert James Waller novel.
On stage, they play an unhappy housewife and a vagabond photographer having an illicit love affair—but when the curtain goes down, The Bridges of Madison County headliners Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale are old pals. Now these celebrated and charming stars are ready to let fans into their onstage romance and their offstage friendship in an exclusive double Ask a Star video on Broadway.com!
Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown has returned to Broadway with the new musical The Bridges of Madison County, based on the best-selling 1992 Robert James Waller novel. Brown spoke with Playbill.com about his latest project.
Get a glimpse of The Bridges of Madison County with Kelli O’Hara & Steven Pasquale singing a clip from the Jason Robert Brown song “One Second and a Million Miles.”
Steven Pasquale sings “It All Fades Away” from Tony winner Jason Robert Brown’s original score.
TheaterMania went behind the scenes of Broadway’s The Bridges of Madison County for an inside look at a recording session with some of the stars of the romantic new musical.
There are so many reasons we don’t see a farmhouse in The Bridges of Madison County, or at least not a farmhouse with walls and a second floor. The set and props for this new Broadway musical are more lyrical than that, suggesting the contours of a world rather than explicitly defining them.
Sears isn’t just where America shops, it’s also where Broadway dreams. Ask Catherine Zuber, whose latest venture on the Great White Way is designing costumes for the new musical The Bridges of Madison County, which recalls a brief, life-changing love affair in Iowa in the summer of 1965.
Broadway’s Best Shows gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Bridges of Madison County commercials.
Caitlin Kinnunen (Caroline) sat down with Broadway.com to discuss her career and her role in The Bridges of Madison County.
A limited number of rush tickets, which are subject to availability, can be purchased at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) when the box office opens each day, on a first come first served basis. The box office currently opens at 10:00am Monday through Saturday. Tickets are $35 each (plus $2 facility fee) and limit two (2) tickets per customer. Additional rush tickets may be made available daily starting 2.5 hours before curtain.
Broadway’s Best Shows takes you inside the first cast and orchestral rehearsal for Broadway’s new romantic musical, The Bridges of Madison County. Sit in on the sitzprobe as Jason Robert Brown‘s sweepingly beautiful score comes to life.
In a recent chat with Broadway.com, Steven Pasquale reflected on why sincere romantic musicals are so rare, the most embarrassing and frustrating experiences of his working life and why he thinks Hollywood is bananas.
The 92Y TALKS presented an evening with the stars and director of the new Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County prior to it’s opening on Broadway. A talk with “Bridges” Four-Time Tony Award-nominee Kelli O’Hara, Steven Pasquale, and Tony Award-Winning director Bartlett Sher was moderated by Tony Award winning composer/lyricist Adam Guettel in the 92Y’s Buttenwieser Hall. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the event!
Kelli O’Hara sat down with TheaterMania to discuss her role as Italian farm wife Francesca Johnson in the musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County.
Marsha Norman discusses adapting The Bridges of Madison County for the Great White Way.
There’s a midwinter treat headed to Broadway: The musical adaptation of Robert James Waller’s bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County is set to begin previews on January 17 at the Schoenfeld Theatre, starring Kelli O’Hara as lonely farm woman Francesca Johnson and Steven Pasquale as hunky traveling photographer Robert Kincaid.
The new Jason Robert Brown musical The Bridges of Madison County is scheduled to begin previews Jan. 17, 2014, at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The cast offered a sneak peek to the press the morning of Dec. 16.
The Bridges of Madison County begins previews on Friday, January 17, 2014 and opens on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street).
Kelli O’Hara, Steven Pasquale, and the cast of Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s The Bridges of Madison County offered a preview the new musical at the New 42nd Street Rehearsal Studios on Monday, December 16.
The passionate love affair between an Italian housewife and a handsome traveling photographer is about to erupt on Broadway in the new musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, this new stage romance stars four-time Tony nominee Kelli O’Hara as Francesca Johnson, stage and screen hunk Steven Pasquale as photographer Robert Kincaid and Tony nominee Hunter Foster as Francesca’s husband, Bud.
Broadway’s Best Shows gives you an exclusive inside look of Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown‘s (Parade, The Last 5 Years, 13, Songs for a New World) music from the upcoming new Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County. Composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown shares how the musical came about and showcased the song “It All Fades Away” from Bridges during his 54 Below concerts November 18-23, 2013.
Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster will join Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale in the Broadway production of the new Jason Robert Brown musical The Bridges of Madison County, which begins previews Jan. 17, 2014, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
In celebration of the opening, customers who visited the box office between 10AM and 11AM were entered to win a special, grand prize – an original love song, written and performed by Jason Robert Brown. In addition, the first 25 people in line received special The Bridges of Madison County gift bags. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out photos below!
Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown began a week of performances at 54 Below Nov. 18. Playbill.com was there.
The musical version of The Bridges of Madison County doesn’t begin Broadway performances until January 2014, but fans eager for a listen to the show’s sure-to-be touching score are in luck!
The four-time Tony Award® nominee Kelli O’Hara will return to Broadway this winter as the lovestruck Iowa housewife Francesca in the new musical “The Bridges of Madison County,” the producers said on Wednesday.
“The Bridges of Madison County” is going to Broadway. Bartlett Sher (“South Pacific,” “The Light in the Piazza”) will direct a new musical based on the hit film and best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, the producers said on Thursday.