Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités

Résumé

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.

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Historique du musical

Inspiration

The Bridges of Madison County de Robert James Waller

Génèse du musical

Pre-Broadway
The Bridges of Madison County originated at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and ran from August 1 to August 18, 2013. The musical was directed by Bartlett Sher, with scene design by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder, and sound by Jon Weston. The cast featured Steven Pasquale (Robert), Elena Shaddow (Francesca), Daniel H. Jenkins (Bud), Nick Bailey (Michael), Caitlin Kinnunen (Carolyn), Cass Morgan (Marge), Michael X. Martin (Charlie), Whitney Bashor (Marian/Chiara), John Paul Almon, Jennifer Allen, Emma Duncan, Luke Marinkovich, Laura Shoop, and Tim Wright.

Broadway
The musical opened on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in previews on January 17, 2014, and officially on February 20, 2014. The creative team remained the same, with additional credits for Hair and Wig design by David Brian Brown and Make-Up Design by Ashley Ryan. The orchestrations are by Jason Robert Brown.

The original cast featured Pasquale, Bashor, Martin, Marinkovich, Morgan, Allen, and Kinnunen reprising their roles. The new cast members were Kelli O'Hara as Francesca, Hunter Foster as Bud, Derek Klena as Michael, Ephie Aardema, Katie Klaus, Aaron Ramey, and Dan Sharkey.
O'Hara had been originally announced to appear in the Williamstown production, but because she expected her second child in September 2013, Elena Shaddow played Francesca instead.
The musical closed on May 18, 2014, after 137 performances.
A recording of the original Broadway cast was released in April 2014 (digital) and May 2014 (CD) on the Ghostlight label.

Subsequent productions
A US National tour, incorporating some minor changes, was announced by producers after the closing of the Broadway production. The tour began on November 28, 2015 at the Des Moines Civic Center in Des Moines, Iowa, with Brown conducting.[9] Additional stops include the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California (starting December 8, 2015), the Hobby Center in Houston, Texas, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC (June-July 2016). The tour stars Elizabeth Stanley as Francesca and Andrew Samonsky as Robert. The tour ends in Greenville, South Carolina, in July 2016.
The international premiere of the musical will be staged in Manila, the Philippines by Manila-based Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group. It will run from November 20, 2015 until December 6 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati. The production stars Joanna Ampil as Francesca and Mig Ayesa as Robert. It will be directed by Bobby Garcia, with choreography by Cecil Martinez, musical direction by Ceejay Javier, scenic design by Faust Peneyra, costumes by Eric Pineda, and lighting by Jonjon Villareal.

 

Détails

Liste des chansons

Acte I
To Build a Home - Francesca and Company
Home Before You Know It - Bud, Michael, Carolyn and Francesca
Temporarily Lost - Robert
What Do You Call a Man? - Francesca
You're Never Alone - Bud and Company
Another Life - Marian
Wondering - Robert and Francesca
Look At Me - Francesca, Robert and Company
The World Inside a Frame - Robert
Something From a Dream - Bud
Get Closer - Marge and Radio Singers
Falling Into You - Robert and Francesca

Acte II
State Road 21/The Real World - State Fair Singer, Michael, Carolyn and Company
Who We Are and Who We Want to Be - Robert, Francesca and Company
Almost Real - Francesca
Before and After You/One Second and a Million Miles - Robert and Francesca
When I'm Gone - Charlie, Bud and Company
It All Fades Away - Robert
Always Better - Francesca, Robert and Company

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Quelques remarques

According to Playbill, the critical reviews were divided. Although the musical had "admirers who responded to Brown's score that mixed folk, country, pop and operatic passages, it failed to ignite wide audience appeal at the box office."

The Bridges of Madison County received nine 2014 Drama Desk Award nominations: Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Steven Pasquale), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Kelli O'Hara), Outstanding Director of a Musical (Bartlett Sher), Outstanding Music (Jason Robert Brown), Outstanding Lyrics (Jason Robert Brown), Outstanding Book of a Musical (Marsha Norman), Outstanding Orchestrations (Jason Robert Brown) and Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Jon Weston). Brown won for Outstanding Orchestrations and Outstanding Music.

The musical received two nominations for the 2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards: Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) and Outstanding Actress In A Musical (O'Hara).

The musical was nominated for three 2014 Drama League Awards: Outstanding Production Of A Broadway Or Off-Broadway Musical and Distinguished Performance Award (Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale).

The musical received four 2014 Tony Award nominations: Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Kelli O'Hara); Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Jason Robert Brown) (music and lyrics); Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Donald Holder); Best Orchestrations (Jason Robert Brown). The musical won awards for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations for Jason Robert Brown.

 

Versions du musical

Versions majeures de Bridges of Madison County (The)

Version 1

Bridges of Madison County (The) (2014-02-Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre-Broadway) (Original)
Durée : 2 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 137 représentations
Première Preview : vendredi 17 janvier 2014
Première : jeudi 20 février 2014
Dernière : mardi 18 mai 2004
Mise en scène : Bartlett Sher
Chorégraphie : Danny Mefford
Avec : Kelli O'Hara (Francesca Johnson), Steven Pasquale (Robert Kincaid), Hunter Foster (Bud Johnson), Derek Klena (Michael Johnson), Caitlin Kinnunen (Carolyn Johnson
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