Show History



The Bridges of Madison County is a musical with a book by Pulitzer Prize-winner, Marsha Norman ('night, Mother, The Secret Garden), and a score by Tony Award-winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years, 13). It is based on the 1992 novel of the same name, famously made into a 1995 film adaptation that starred Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. All versions tell the same story of a lonely Italian woman who resides in Iowa, and the mysterious photographer who walks into her life and sweeps her off her feet.


The musical, The Bridges of Madison County, made its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, running from August 1, to August 18, 2013. It then moved to open on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway on February 20, 2014. The production closed on May 18, 2014, after 137 performances. A national tour launched in 2015, with some minor changes to the script and score.