The Bridges of Madison County

The Bridges of Madison County
Based on the best-selling novel, a forbidden love affair between a photographer and a housewife changes them forever.

Based on the best-selling novel, and developed by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five YearsParadeSongs for a New World) and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha NormanThe Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America's heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question, "What if...?" Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score and Orchestrations, this sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross will leave audiences breathless.

Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome, National Geographic photographer, Robert Kincaid, pulls into her driveway seeking directions, though, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca's life.

With a soaring score and a heartbreaking story, The Bridges of Madison County is a touching and powerful addition to any theatre's season. The tour de force roles of Francesca and Robert are a dream come true for any actor, while the ensemble is rich with characters who tell their own individual stories and receive plenty of focus on stage.

Concert Selections for The Bridges of Madison County

MTI is pleased to provide the pre-approved rental materials of select songs for your symphonic concert performance. Please note, MTI is unable to grant the necessary Performance Rights with this material rental. The Performance Rights needed must be obtained separately through the individual song’s respective small rights agency such as ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC. Please email with any questions.

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    Music by
    Jason Robert Brown
    Lyrics by
    Jason Robert Brown
    Orchestrated by
    Jason Robert Brown
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    Arrangement Details
    Song Type: Show Extraction

    2 Piano Conductor Scores, 1 Full Score, 2 Guitar 1 (Acoustic, Mandolin), 1 Guitar 2 (Acoustic), 5 Bass, 3 Percussion (Timpani, Vibraphone, Crotales, Chime, Suspended Cymbal), 17 Violin 1/Violin 2, 7 Violin 3 (Viola)/Viola, 6 Violincello


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October 04, 2022
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Backing tracks for Bridges of Madison County

Is there a future chance to have tracks for Bridges? I'm interested in the show, but don't have access to a band. 

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