Erin Davie and Mark Evans Will Star in Signature's The Bridges of Madison County | Playbill

Regional News Erin Davie and Mark Evans Will Star in Signature's The Bridges of Madison County

Ethan Heard will direct the Jason Robert Brown-Marsha Norman musical at the Virginia venue.

Erin Davie and Mark Evans

Erin Davie (Diana, Sunday in the Park with George) and Mark Evans (Waitress) will star as Iowa housewife Francesca and photographer Robert, respectively, in Signature Theatre's upcoming production of The Bridges of Madison County, which will be presented August 8–September 17 in the MAX Theatre in Arlington, Virginia.

Directed by Ethan Heard with music direction by Laura Bergquist and choreography by Kelly Crandall d’Amboise, the cast will also include Christopher Bloch as Charlie, Rayanne Gonzales as Marge, Julia Wheeler Lennon as Carolyn, Nolan Montgomery as Michael, Marina Pires (On Your Feet! national tour) as Marian/Chiara/State Fair Singer, and Cullen R. Titmas (The Last Ship) as Bud with understudies Carla Crawford, Tori Gomez, Alex Stone, and Douglas Ullman, Jr.

The romantic musical, which has a score by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Songs for a New World) and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman (The Secret Garden, 'night Mother), centers on a brief, four-day love affair between a National Geographic photographer and an Italian-American housewife in 1965 Iowa.

The Bridges of Madison County won 2014 Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, both for Brown. The musical was also nominated for Best Actress in a Musical (Kelli O'Hara) and Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder).

Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep starred in the 1995 film adaptation of the Robert James Waller novel; Tony winner O'Hara starred alongside Steven Pasquale in the Broadway company.

The upcoming production will also have scenic design by Lee Savage, costume design by Kathleen Geldard, lighting design by Jesse Belsky, sound design by Eric Norris, wig design by Danna Rosedahl, fight choreography by Casey Kaleba, dialect coaching by Zach Campion, intimacy consulting and choreography by Chelsea Pace, and casting by Jorge Acevedo with New York Casting by JZ Casting's Geoff Josselson and Katja Zarolinski.

Kerry Epstein is the production stage manager, Taryn Friend is the assistant stage manager, and Kelsey Jenkins is the production assistant.


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