My season planning starts with a series of conversations with different directors. I say, “What are you most passionate about these days?” Then we sort of LOOK IN EACH OTHER’S EYES for glimmers of excitement.
I was a little skeptical when Bartlett Sher, who is the director of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, brought it to me, because I thought we didn’t need to explore this story any further than it had already been explored. I actually found [the musical version] quite remarkable and worthwhile, much to my surprise. [The creative team] look at it as a really romantic, sexy story about the lost true love of your life, and that sings really well.