Tony Award-winning The Bridges of Madison County Brings Romantic Story to Life at TPAC May 10-15
Tickets on sale Friday, March 18, at 10:00 a.m.
NASHVILLE – Winner of the 2014 Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, the irresistible THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY makes its Nashville debut with a limited, one-week engagement at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall on May 10-15.
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 18, at 10:00 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. For group tickets, please call 615-782-4060.
The critically-acclaimed musical of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY features one of Broadway’s most accomplished creative teams with music and lyrics by three-time Tony Award-winning composer JASON ROBERT BROWN (Parade, The Last Five Years), book by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer MARSHA NORMAN (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple, ‘night, Mother), and direction by Tony Award winner BARTLETT SHER (South Pacific, The King and I, The Light in the Piazza), recreated by TYNE RAFAELI.
“THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY is a beautiful, gripping love story, but audiences will find that it’s not only love between a man and a woman. There is love of family, love of friendship, and love of community. Jason Robert Brown did an incredible job of capturing all the emotions of this show through music,” said TPAC President and CEO Kathleen O’Brien. “TPAC invested in the Broadway production because we were so moved by the script and the music and wanted to ensure that it would play to many audiences. We are thrilled to have it on our stage in Nashville.”
Based on the best-selling novel by ROBRET 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.
The team also includes scenic design by two-time Tony Award winner MICHAEL YEARGAN (The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific), costume design by six-time Tony Award winner CATHERINE ZUBER (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza, The Coast of Utopia ), lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner DONALD HOLDER (South Pacific, The Lion King), sound design by JON WESTON, arrangements and orchestrations by JASON ROBERT BROWN, movement by DANNY MEFFORD, and casting by TELSEY + COMPANY/CESAR ROCHA, CSA.
Featuring gorgeous, soulful music that draws upon the rich textures of Americana and folk and the sweeping balladry of classic Broadway, Joe Dziemianowicz of the New York Daily News hails it as “…one of Broadway’s best scores in the last decade.” Tom Geier of Entertainment Weekly exclaims that Brown “… has written a lush and deeply romantic score, filled with rich and melodic duets,” and NPR proclaims it’s, “MAGIC! An evening you will cherish long after the show is over!”
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, now available on Ghostlight Records, was released on April 15, 2014 and debuted as the #1 Cast Recording on the Billboard charts. For more information or to purchase the Cast Recording, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/bridgesofmadisoncounty.
For more information, please visit www.BridgesMusical.com.
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY is the sixth production featured in the 2015-16 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season. Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. The season is supported by The HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and the TriStar Family of Hospitals, and media sponsors for the season include NewsChannel 5 and The Tennessean. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America, and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission.
TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway Series and Broadway Special show. For more information about accessible services, contact Lori Ward at 615-782-4077.
TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.
Over three decades, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center has welcomed more than 11 million audience members and served more than 1.6 million students and educators with performances at TPAC, resources for teachers, classroom residencies, and enrichment programs for adults. Founded in 1980, TPAC serves several hundred thousand audience members each year with the HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC, a variety of special engagements, and the productions of the three resident artistic companies – Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Nashville Repertory Theatre. For more information, visit TPAC.org.