Editor's note: The Bridges of Madison County was nominated for four 2014 Tony Awards.
The Bridges of Madison County continues previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway, opening officially February 20, with lighting design by Don Holder, scenic design by Michael Yeargan; sound design by Jon Weston, and costume design by Catherine Zuber.
The understated set, Yeargan tells TDF Stages, is meant to reflect the lyrical nature of the new musical based on the novel by Robert James Waller. “If we had a built a two-story house, it would have been overwhelming to this delicate piece,” Yeargan tells TDF's Mark Blankenship. “The music has a dream-like quality, and you just couldn’t have that with something big and imposing and fixed.” The designer adds that “...we came up with these iconic images—the gables of the house, a window, a tree—and used them to create a world that could accommodate lots of places.”
Read the full article,"This House Looks Like a Love Affair," on TDF's website.