It is always sad when a show closes, and this one was no different. The Bridges of Madison County closes this evening after 37 previews, and only 100 performances.
I’ve musically directed two of the cast members previously: Aaron Ramey in The Night Of The Living Dead, and Whitney Bashor in Nevermore, so I definitely wanted to support them and all the hard work and intensity they bring to the stage. I’ll also be in the chorus for a holiday concert this December at Carnegie Hall that Kelli O’Hara is headlining, alongside Matthew Morrison.
All I can say is that I am stunned that no one else will have the chance to see this beautifully moving production at The Schoenfeld Theatre. This isn’t a review of the show, nor a criticism of the fact that for the first time, five shows could have been nominated for best musical, instead of four, and yet only four made the cut.
All I want to say is that from the second I stepped into the theatre, I was absolutely mesmerized; every detail was captivating. The sets, the costumes, the score, the musicians, the actors’ voices and performances–it was an incredibly beautiful evening that I wish I could repeat.
I applaud everyone involved in bringing this production to Broadway, and am so thankful that I could be in the audience to share in the experience. While this may be the end of Bridges Broadway run, I am certain the show will have many more lives on tour and in theatre across the globe!