The West End may have produced bigger musical theatre stars than Jenna Russell, but few, I'd wager, who radiate more sincerity, both onstage and off, or whose performances elicit a warm glow of empathy in audiences.
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The Chocolate Factory is pleased to present the UK premiere of the musical version of the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller and subsequent motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood.
Francesca is an Italian immigrant housewife living a happy existence on a farm in the American Midwest. However, when her family goes off to the Iowa State Fair, she meets Robert Kincaid, a National Geographic photographer on assignment filming bridges in the area. Their initial friendship develops into a brief but passionate affair which has devastating consequences on all of their lives.
Winner of the Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, this is one of Jason Robert Brown’s most ravishing and unforgettable shows.
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Jenna Russell is set to lead the cast of the UK premiere of Jason Robert Brown’s The Bridges of Madison County, which opens at the Menier Chocolate Factory in July. With a book by Marsha Norman, the musical is based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller which is about an Italian immigrant housewife living on a farm in the American Midwest, when she meets a photographer on an assignment to film bridges in the area. The musical ran on Broadway in 2014 starring Kelli O’Hara, and won Tony Awards including best original score and best orchestrations.
The Bridges of Madison County will receive its national premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory, it has been announced. Set in the 1960s, the musical follows Francesca, an Italian immigrant living in Iowa who lives a quiet, yet content life on a farm. Left alone by her family who go to visit the Iowa State Fair, she meets Robert Kincaid, a National Geographic photographer who is on assignment to film bridges in the area. Their friendship quickly turns to a romantic affair with great consequences for everyone.