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Ghostlight Records Will Record THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY for New Two-Disc CD Mar 3

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THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS CALLS
ONE OF THE BEST SCORES IN THE LAST DECADE!
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS
TO PRODUCE CAST RECORDING OF BROADWAY’S

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

Get The Bridges of Madison County Tickets

New York, NY Ghostlight Records will record the original Broadway cast recording of The Bridges of Madison County, the new romantic musical by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning team of Marsha Norman (‘night Mother, The Color Purple) and Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade). The show, which opened on February, is currently running at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The two-disc album – which will be produced by Jason Robert Brown and Jeffrey Lesser with Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producer – will be recorded on Monday, March 3 for a release later this season. Selections from the score premiered on “Sirius XM On Broadway” earlier this month. Sign up to pre-order at www.sh-k-boom.com/bridgesofmadisoncounty.

One of the most romantic novels ever written is now Broadway’s most irresistible new musical. Four-time Tony® nominee Kelli O’Hara stars with Steven Pasquale in the most romantic musical Broadway has seen in years.  Directed by two-time Tony winner Bartlett Sher, (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza) The Bridges of Madison County is the unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more. 

The design team includes Michael Yeargan (scenic design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), and Jon Weston (sound design). Casting was by Abbie Brady-Dalton, CSA, from Telsey + Company.

The Bridges of Madison County, based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, comes to Broadway after an acclaimed run at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office of the Gerald Schoenfeld theatre, by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting telecharge.com.

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“GORGEOUS, POWERFUL and RAPTUROUS!” – New York Magazine

“Kelli O’Hara confirms her position as one of the most exquisitely expressive stars in Musical Theater.” – The New York Times, Ben Brantley


“BRIDGES IS TERRIFIC! When O’Hara and Pasquale sing it’s magic!” – NPR

“THRILLING! A superb score.” – Associated Press

The lead producers of The Bridges of Madison County are Jeffrey Richards, Stacey Mindich, and Jerry Frankel. They are joined by Gutterman Chernoff, Hunter Arnold, Ken Davenport, Carl Daikeler, Michael DeSantis, Aaron Priest, Libby Adler Mages/Mari Glick Stuart, Scott M. Delman, Independent Presenters Network, Red Mountain Theatre Company, Caiola Productions, Remmel T. Dickinson, Ken Greiner, David Lancaster, Bellanca Smigel Rutter, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Will Trice with Warner Bros Theatre Ventures and The Shubert Organization in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Web: BridgesOfMadisonCountyMusical.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BridgesMusical
Twitter: www.twitter.com/BridgesBroadway

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BIOS

KELLI O’HARA (Francesca Johnson).Broadway: Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC Nom), South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk & OCC Nominations), Pajama Game (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC Nominations), The Light in the Piazza (Tony & Drama Desk Nominations), Sweet Smell of Success, Follies, Dracula and Jekyll & Hyde. Regional/Off Broadway: Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons and WTF), King Lear (Public Theater), Bells Are Ringing (City Center Encores), Sunday in the Park with George (Reprise), My Life With Albertine (Playwright’s Horizons). Concerts span from Carnegie Hall to Capitol Hill. Film/TV credits: Sex & The City 2, Scorsese's The Key to Reserva, “Blue Bloods,” “Alexander Hamilton,” “Numb3rs” and the animated series “Car Talk.” She is a frequent performer on PBS's live telecasts and the Kennedy Center Honors. Her solo albums, Always and Wonder in the World are available on Ghostlight Records.

STEVEN PASQUALE (Robert Kincaid) is thrilled to be making his Broadway musical debut in The Bridges Of Madison County. Broadway: reasons to be pretty (Tony nomination - Best Play) Off Broadway: Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons), Tony Kushner’s The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism... (Public) Soldier’s Play (Second Stage), Fat Pig (MCC), A Man of No Importance (LCT, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), Beautiful Child (Vineyard), Spitfire Grill (Playwrights Horizons), Spinning Into Butter (LCT), Wild Party (MTC). Originated the role of Fabrizio in Adam Guettel’s The Light in the Piazza. Film/TV includes “Rescue Me,” “Six Feet Under,” “Alien vs. Predator: Requiem,” “Platinum,” “Aurora Borealis,” “Up All Night,” “Marry Me,” “Coma,” “Do No Harm,” and the USA pilot “Over/Under.” His debut solo album, Somethin' Like Love, is available on PS Classics.

JASON ROBERT BROWN (Music and lyrics, Orchestrations) has composed music and lyrics for Songs for a New World, Parade (Tony Award, Original Score), The Last Five Years (Drama Desk Awards, Music and Lyrics), and 13. As a pianist and singer, Jason has toured the world with his band The Caucasian Rhythm Kings, and his solo album Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes was on Amazon.com’s 100 Best list. Mr. Brown conducted the National Symphony in his orchestral piece The Trumpet of the Swan (written with Marsha Norman). In 2014, his next musical, Honeymoon In Vegas, will open on Broadway, and a film of The Last Five Years will arrive in theaters. Jason has taught musical theatre performance and composition at USC and is an Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University.  He directed 13 in the West End and the 2013 production of The Last Five Years Off-Broadway at Second Stage. Jason lives in New York with his wife, composer Georgia Stitt, and their two daughters. www.jasonrobertbrown.com

MARSHA NORMAN (Book) won a Pulitzer Prize for her play, 'night, Mother and a Tony Award for her book of The Secret Garden on Broadway. She also wrote the book for The Color Purple, currently playing in London. Ms. Norman is co-chair of the Playwriting Department at Juilliard and vice president of the Dramatists Guild of America. Her other plays include Getting Out, Traveler in the Dark, Sarah and Abraham, Trudy Blue and Last Dance. Her published work includes Four Plays, Vol. I: Collected Plays of Marsha Norman and a novel, The Fortune Teller. She has numerous film and TV credits, Grammy and Emmy nominations, and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and the Fellowship of Southern Writers. She is a native of Kentucky who lives in New York City and Great Barrington with her two children.

BARTLETT SHER (Director). LCT: Blood and Gifts, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Tony nom.), South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards/also directed London and current Australian productions), Awake and Sing! (Tony nom.), The Light in the Piazza (Tony nom.). New York: Prayer for My Enemy (Playwrights Horizons); Cymbeline (Callaway Award for best Director, first American Shakespeare at the Royal Shakespeare Company); Waste (Best Play Obie Award); Don Juan, Pericles (TFANA). Artistic Director of Seattle’s Initiman Theatre (2000 –2009) and formerly Resident Director of Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theater, Opera: Two Boys, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Le Comte Ory, L’Elisir d’Amore (Metropolitan Opera); Romeo et Juliette (Salzburg Festival and La Scala); Mourning Becomes Electra (Seattle Opera and New York City Opera); Two Boys (ENO).

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ABOUT SH-K-BOOM & GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS

Sh-K-Boom with its imprint Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 130 records in the last 13 years, featuring the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s brightest stars. Founded by Kurt Deutsch and Sherie Rene Scott, Ghostlight has won two Grammy Awards (for The Book of Mormon and In the Heights) and is a frequent nominee, most recently for the OBCR of Disney’s Newsies and new cast recording of Anything Goes. Other notable recent releases include Pippin, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Hands on a Hardbody, plus The Last Five Years, Giant, Dogfight, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and the premiere recording of Carrie. The label has also released solo albums from some of Broadway’s biggest names: Sutton Foster, Kelli O’Hara, Alice Ripley, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico and Ben Vereen. Additional titles on Ghostlight include Next to Normal, Hair, Legally Blonde, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Drowsy Chaperone. Sh-K-Boom Entertainment is a producer of the upcoming film version of The Last Five Years, written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. It is expected for release this year. www.sh-k-boom.com.

Andrew C. McGibbon

 

 

Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, BroadwayWorld-Wide.com. The site was subsequently bought by, and became Playbill.com. He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for TonyAwards.com. With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House.

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell

 

 

 

Website: www.facebook.com/andrewmcgibbon