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'The Bridges of Madison County' will hit Broadway

Friday - 6/7/2013, 12:44pm  ET

This undated film image released by Warner Bros. shows Clint Eastwood, left, and actress Meryl Streep in a scene from. "The Bridges of Madison County." The book made into a film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, is heading to Broadway as a musical. Producers said Thursday, June 6, 2013, the show, with songs by Jason Robert Brown and a book by Marsha Norman which debuts at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts this August, will land at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in January. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., file)

MARK KENNEDY
AP Drama Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- The novel "The Bridges of Madison County," which was made into a film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, is heading to Broadway as a musical.

Producers said Thursday that the show, with songs by Jason Robert Brown and a book by Marsha Norman, will debut at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts this August and then land at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in January.

Based on Robert Waller's best-selling novel, the story features Iowa's covered bridges as the focal point for a romance between a woman and a photographer.

No casting was announced. Bartlett Sher will direct.

Norman won a Tony for writing "'night, Mother" and Brown wrote the Tony nominated "Parade" and "The Last Five Years." In an interview this spring, Brown called "Bridges," ''a deeply romantic piece in the fullest sense of the word."


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