Robert James Waller's Best-Selling Novel The Bridges Of Madison County To Hit Broadway As A Musical In 2014, The Williamstown Run Will Be Directed By Bartlett Sher, Starring Steven Pasquale

Best-Selling Novel Takes the Broadway Stage

The Bridges of Madison County

Robert James Waller's best-selling 1992 novel The Bridges of Madison County, which later became a movie starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, will soon step onto the Broadway stage. Adapted by book writer Marsha Norman and composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County musical will start performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on January 13, 2014. Directed by Bartlett Sher, the production will have a pre-Broadway premiere this August at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Steven Pasquale and Elena Shaddow will star in the Williamstown run, but casting for Broadway has not yet been announced. A romantic favorite when it came out in book stores, The Bridges of Madison County is about a very brief love affair between a lonely Iowa housewife and a traveling National Geographic photographer. The novel was on the New York Times bestseller list for over three years.