The Bridges of Madison County Tour Coming to Kennedy Center

May 5, 2016
The Bridges of Madison County

The Kennedy Center has announced the full casting for the Washington area premiere of The Bridges of Madison County starring Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town, Million Dollar Quartet) as Francesca and Andrew Samonsky (The Hunchback of Notre Dame, South Pacific) as Robert. Joining them are Cullen R. Titmas (The Last Ship, Avenue Q) as Bud, Mary Callanan (Mamma Mia!, Annie) as Marge, David Hess (Sweeney Todd, Annie Get Your Gun) as Charlie, John Campione (Bonnie and Clyde , LES MISERABLES) as Michael, Caitlin Houlahan (Parade at Lincoln Center) as Carolyn, and Katie Klaus (The Bridges of Madison County Original Broadway Cast Member, Bonnie & Clyde) as Marian/Chiara/State Fair Singer. The ensemble comprises Cole Burden (LES MISERABLES), Caitlyn Caughell (Newsies), Brad Greer (I Am Harvey Milk at Lincoln Center), Lucy Horton (Cats), Amy Linden (Cheer Wars), Trista Moldovan (The Phantom of the Opera), Jessica Sheridan (Sister Act), Matt Stokes (Jesus Christ Superstar), Tom Treadwell (Annie), and Bryan Welnicki (Peter and the Starcatcher).

The production makes its Washington, D.C. premiere at the Kennedy Center for three weeks from June 28 through July 17, 2016, in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. The press opening night is Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.

The critically acclaimed musical features one of Broadway's most accomplished creative teams with music and lyrics by three-time Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years), book by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple, 'night, Mother), and direction by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The King & I, The Light in the Piazza), recreated by Tyne Rafaeli (Fiddler on the Roof, The King & I).

The team also includes scenic design by two-time Tony Award winner Michael Yeargan (The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific), costume design by six-time Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber (The King and I, South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza), lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Donald Holder (South Pacific, The Lion King), sound design by Jon Weston (LES MISERABLES, The Color Purple), wig and hair design by David Brian Brown (Curious Incident, Sister Act), arrangements and orchestrations by Jason Robert Brown, music supervision by Tom Murray (The Last Five Years, Parade), movement by Danny Mefford (Fun Home, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), and casting by Telsey + Company/Cesar Rocha, CSA.

Based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life-changing, four-day whirlwind romance with traveling photographer Robert Kincaid. It's an unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of The Bridges of Madison County, now available on Ghostlight Records, was released on April 15, 2014 and debuted as the #1 Cast Recording on the Billboard charts. For more information or to purchase the Cast Recording, please visit

The Bridges of Madison County national tour officially opened at the Des Moines Civic Center on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 before traveling to more than 15 cities in its first season.

Additional information about The Bridges of Madison County is available at

The Bridges of Madison County runs June 28 through July 17, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances will take place on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49. For more information please visit the Kennedy Center website, in-person at the Kennedy Center box office, or call (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324.