From a bestselling novel to an Oscar®-nominated film, The Bridges of Madison County is now on Broadway.
Join us for talk with the show’s stars—four-time Tony Award® nominee Kelli O’Hara, stage and screen’s Steven Pasquale and Tony® Award-winning director Bartlett Sher. The evening will be hosted by Adam Guettel, the Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist of The Light in the Piazza.
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Kelli O’Hara (Francesca) has unequivocally established herself as one of Broadway’s great leading ladies. She recently completed a run in Nice Work If You Can Get It for which she garnered her fourth Tony Award Nomination. Other Broadway credits include: South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk Nominations, OCC Nominations), Pajama Game (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC Nominations), The Light in the Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk Nominations), Sweet Smell of Success, Follies and Dracula. She is currently starring in the new musical Far From Heaven at Playwrights Horizon. Other Regional/Off Broadway credits include: Far From Heaven at WTF, King Lear at the Public Theater, Bells Are Ringing at City Center Encores, Sunday in the Park with George at Reprise, My Life With Albertine at Playwright’s Horizons and Beauty at the La Jolla Playhouse. Kelli starred in the New York Philharmonic productions of Carousel & My Fair Lady, receiving critical acclaim for her portrayal of Julie Jordan and as Eliza Doolittle respectively. Kelli’s concerts span from Carnegie Hall to Capitol Hill and in between. She has performed three times at the Kennedy Honors and frequently appears on the Memorial Day and July 4th PBS live telecasts. Among her film and television credits are Sex & The City 2, "Blue Bloods,” Martin Scorsese’s The Key to Reserva opposite Simon Baker, The Dying Gaul starring Patricia Clarkson, “Alexander Hamilton” (PBS), “NUMB3RS” (CBS), “All My Children,” the animated series “Car Talk” and numerous live performances on national television shows. Kelli’s voice can be heard on numerous cast recordings. Her second solo album, Always is currently available on Ghostlight Records.
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Steven Pasquale (Robert Kincaid) is best known for starring on the 7-season FX hit TV series “Rescue Me” as firefighter Sean Garritty. He was also the star of NBC’s recent Jekyll and Hyde reboot “Do No Harm.” A regular on the theater scene, he was recently seen in Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures at the Public Theater. He starred on Broadway in Neil LaBute's reasons to be pretty, as well as A Soldier's Play (Second Stage), Neil LaBute's off-Broadway hit, Fat Pig (MCC), the Ahrens/Flaherty/McNally musical A Man of No Importance (Lincoln Center, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Beautiful Child (Vineyard Theater), The Spitfire Grill (Playwrights Horizons), Spinning Into Butter (Lincoln Center) and Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party (MTC). Pasquale also created the role of Fabrizio in Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' Tony Award-winning The Light in the Piazza. He starred in The Secret Garden (World AIDS Day Concert), and A Little Night Music (Roundabout, opposite Victor Garber, Natasha Richardson and Vanessa Redgrave). Steven co-starred in Ricky Ian Gordon's Grapes of Wrath opera at Carnegie Hall. Pasquale also starred in the national tour of Miss Saigon. He can currently be seen opposite Kelli O’Hara in Far From Heaven at Playwrights Horizons. Other television credits include “Up All Night”, "Over/Under" for USA (pilot), "Coma" for A&E, "Marry Me" opposite Lucy Liu, a recurring role on HBO's Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama "Six Feet Under" and Sofia Coppola's "Platinum." His film credits include the role of Dallas in Alien vs. Predator: Requiem; Aurora Borealis, which premiered at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival; and Jonathan's Segal's The Last Run. His debut solo album, Somethin' Like Love, was released in 2009 by the Grammy-nominated record label PS Classics.
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Bartlett Sher (Director) is Resident Director of Lincoln Center Theater, where he has directed Golden Boy by Clifford Odets (Tony Nomination), Blood and Gifts by J.T. Rogers, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by Jeffrey Lane and David Yazbek, August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Tony Award nomination), Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific (2008 Tony Award, South Pacific went on to Australia where it was the most successful show in the history of the Sydney Opera House), Awake and Sing! by Clifford Odets (Tony Award nomination) and The Light in the Piazza by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel (Tony Award nomination). He has directed operas for the Metropolitan Opera (L’Elisir d’Amore, Le Comte Ory, Les Contes d’Hoffmann and Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Roméo et Juliette for Salzburg Festival in 2008 and Seattle Opera/New York City Opera (Mourning Becomes Electra, 2003-2004). From 2000-2010, Mr. Sher was Artistic Director of Seattle’s Intiman Theatre, where his credits include the world premieres of Prayer for My Enemy and Singing Forest by Craig Lucas and Nickel and Dimed, Joan Holden’s adaptation of the nonfiction bestseller by Barbara Ehrenreich, and plays by Chekhov, Shakespeare, Goldoni and Tony Kushner, among other credits. His New York credits include the Theatre for a New Audience productions of Cymbeline, which premiered in England and was the first American Shakespeare production at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and for which he received the 2001 Callaway Award, and the American premiere of Harley Granville-Barker’s Waste, winner of the 2000 Best Play Obie. He is a graduate of Holy Cross College and received his graduate training in a class of international theatre artists at the University of Leeds in England.
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Adam Guettel is a composer/lyricist living in New York City. His musical, The Light In the Piazza (cast album on Nonesuch Records), with a book by Craig Lucas, premiered on Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont Theater in April 2005, following a world premiere at Seattle's Intiman Theater in Summer 2003, and a second engagement at Chicago's Goodman Theater in early 2004 (where it received three Joseph Jefferson Awards including Best Musical). The Light In the Piazza received six 2005 Tony Awards including two for Mr. Guettel – Best Original Score, Best Orchestrations and a Grammy nomination for best cast recording. Piazza also received five Drama Desk Awards, including two for Mr Guettel – Best Music, and Best Orchestrations. He wrote music and lyrics for Floyd Collins (cast album on Nonesuch Records), which received the 1996 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical and earned Mr. Guettel the Obie Award for Best Music. Floyd Collins has been presented at Playwrights Horizons, New York; Prince Theatre, Philadelphia; Goodman Theatre, Chicago; Old Globe, San Diego; Bridewell, London; and elsewhere. His other works include Love’s Fire, a collaboration with John Guare for The Acting Company, and Saturn Returns, a concert at Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival. Saturn Returns was recorded by Nonesuch Records under the title Myths and Hymns. Four of Mr. Guettel's songs were featured on Audra McDonald's Nonesuch Records album, Way Back To Paradise (1998), and Mr. Guettel performed a concert evening of his work at New York's Town Hall in 1999. Film scores include Arguing The World, a feature documentary by Joe Dorman, and the score for Jack, a two-hour documentary for CBS by Peter Davis (1994). Mr. Guettel is currently working on four new musicals and an opera. He just performed material from these new projects for a week at the Hippodrome Casino in London and will be performing for a week at 54 Below in New York in February 2013. Accolades for Mr. Guettel include the Stephen Sondheim Award (1990), the ASCAP New Horizons Award (1997) and the American Composers Orchestra Award (2005).
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