'Bridges' musical planned
NEW YORK (AP) — The novel “The Bridges of Madison County,” which was made into a film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, is heading to Broadway as a musical.
Producers said Thursday that the show, with songs by Jason Robert Brown and a book by Marsha Norman, will debut at the Williams-town Theatre Festival in Massachusetts this August and then land at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in January. Based on Robert Waller’s best-selling novel, the story features Iowa’s covered bridges as the focal point for a romance between a woman and a photographer. No casting was announced.
Bartlett Sher will direct.
Norman won a Tony for writing “’night, Mother” and Brown wrote the Tony nominated “Parade” and “The Last Five Years.” In an interview this spring, Brown called “Bridges” “a deeply romantic piece in the fullest sense of the word.”