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'The Bridges of Madison County' will hit Broadway


"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 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.

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 "Parade" and "The Last Five Years." In an interview, Brown called "Bridges," "a deeply romantic piece in the fullest sense of the word."

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