GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS PRESENTS
"THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY"
THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING
OF THE ROMANTIC NEW MUSICAL
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY JASON ROBERT BROWN
BOOK BY MARSHA NORMAN
DIGITAL ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE, CD IN STORES MAY 19
NOMINATED FOR FOUR 2014 TONY AWARDS
The Bridges of Madison County, the original Broadway cast recording of the new romantic musical from Ghostlight Records has debuted as the #1 Cast Recording on the Billboard chart and hit #53 on the Billboard Overall Digital Albums chart. It also broke into the Billboard Top 200 albums chart – a rarity for a musical theater album – at #184. The album achieves these chart positions based on digital sales only, with the physical album – produced by Jason Robert Brown and Jeffrey Lesser, with Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producer – set for release in stores and online May 19.
The show has music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade), who also provided the orchestrations; and a book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright Marsha Norman (‘night Mother, The Color Purple). The Bridges of Madison County, which opened on February 20, is currently running at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The show is nominated for four 2014 Tony Awards including "Best Score" and "Best Actress." The cast recording features a deluxe 32-page booklet with complete lyrics, color photos, a synopsis by Marsha Norman, notes by Jason Robert Brown and an essay by renowned writer and critic Jesse Green. To pre-order the physical album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/bridgesofmadisoncounty.
One of the most romantic novels ever written is now Broadway's most irresistible new musical. Five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara stars with Steven Pasquale in the most romantic musical Broadway has seen in years. Directed by two-time Tony winner Bartlett Sher, (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza) The Bridges of Madison County is the unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.
The design team includes Michael Yeargan (scenic design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), and Jon Weston (sound design). Casting was by Abbie Brady-Dalton, CSA, from Telsey + Company. The Bridges of Madison County, based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, comes to Broadway after an acclaimed run at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Tickets can be purchased at the box office of the Gerald Schoenfeld theatre, by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting telecharge.com.
"A superb, thrilling score by Jason Robert Brown." – Associated Press
"GORGEOUS, POWERFUL and RAPTUROUS!" – New York Magazine
"Kelli O'Hara confirms her position as one of the most exquisitely expressive stars in Musical Theater." – The New York Times, Ben Brantley
"BRIDGES IS TERRIFIC! When O'Hara and Pasquale sing it's magic!" – NPR
"Jason Robert Brown has written a lush and romantic score." – Entertainment Weekly
The lead producers of The Bridges of Madison County are Jeffrey Richards, Stacey Mindich, and Jerry Frankel. They are joined by Gutterman Chernoff, Hunter Arnold, Ken Davenport, Carl Daikeler, Michael DeSantis, Aaron Priest, Libby Adler Mages/Mari Glick Stuart, Scott M. Delman, Independent Presenters Network, Red Mountain Theatre Company, Caiola Productions, Remmel T. Dickinson, Ken Greiner, David Lancaster, Bellanca Smigel Rutter, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Will Trice with Warner Bros Theatre Ventures and The Shubert Organization in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival.