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The Bridges of Madison County

The Bridges of Madison County

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - Sunday, July 17, 2016


Winner of two Tony Awards including Best Score by Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years)! Don't miss this "gorgeous, powerful, and rapturous" (New York Magazine) new Broadway musical based on the best-selling novel, about an Iowa housewife and her life-changing romance with a traveling photographer.

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One of the few recent musicals to take up the challenge
laid down by the great works of Rodgers & Hammerstein:
to tell important stories and somehow make them sing"
--New York Magazine

The Bridges of Madison County

One of the most romantic stories ever written is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award–winning Broadway musical. Based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life-changing, four-day whirlwind romance with traveling photographer Robert Kincaid. It's an unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.
This stunning new production features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award–winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) that draws upon the rich textures of Americana and folk and the sweeping, expressive balladry of classic Broadway. The Daily News hails it as "one of Broadway's best scores in the last decade."
With a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple) and direction by Tony(r) winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza), The Bridges of Madison County is "an evening you will cherish long after the show's over" (NPR). 

Special opportunity June 28–July 3! Acclaimed composer Jason Robert Brown will conduct his Tony-winning score at these select performances.

Recommended for age 12 and up.

Performance Timing: Act I - 75 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Act II - 60 min.

Watch and Listen

The Bridges of Madison County

The Bridges of Madison County - "To Build A Home"

The Bridges of Madison County - "One Second and a Million Miles"