The Bridges of Madison County

History Boy is excited to announce our upcoming musical production of The Bridges of Madison County based on the novel by Robert James Waller, book by Marsha Norman, and Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. The production is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (

Francesca is a dedicated, Iowan housewife, living a simple, yet dispassionate, life. Everything changes when her family goes on a trip to the State Fair in Indianapolis, leaving Francesca behind to take care of the house. Francesca is taken aback by a handsome National Geographic photographer named Robert, who asks for directions to the covered bridges of Madison County. The two connect, starting an emotional four-day love affair that has repercussions long after it’s over. Based on the bestselling novel by Robert James Waller and featuring a lush, Tony award-winning score by Jason Robert Brown that ranges from operatic strains to Americana folk, Bridges of Madison County tells the tale of two people caught between duty and desire.