While the media still seem to be obsessed with Bridgegate, on Broadway the focus is shifting to not just one but many bridges. Many, as in The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical adapted from the 1995 film which was itself based on the 1992 novel of the same name.
We never read the book nor did we see the movie which was directed by Clint Eastwood and starred Eastwood and Meryl Streep. But over the weekend we did see the musical which has been put together by many of the same team members who gave us the musical, The Light in the Piazza.
The Bridges of Madison County tells the story of a married but lonely Italian woman, living in 1960s Madison County, Iowa, who has an affair with a National Geographic photographer from Washington state who is visiting Madison County to create a photographic essay on the covered bridges in the area. This new musical version of the story stars Tony award-winner Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale (from TV's Rescue Me) in the principal roles. Pasquale is making his Broadway debut in this musical.