Sutton won’t be the only Foster sibling on Broadway next year. Tony nominee Hunter Foster has joined the cast of the Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County, which begins previews on Jan. 17, 2014 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in advance of a Feb. 20 opening. Foster last appeared on Broadway in Hands on a Hard Body and his other credits include Little Shop of Horrors, The Producers, Urinetown and Million Dollar Quartet.
Based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Walker, Bridges of Madison County focuses on an Italian-immigrant housewife in Iowa falling in love with a traveling photojournalist over a weekend in the 1960s. Kelli O’Hara (South Pacific, The Pajama Game) and Steven Pasquale (reasons to be pretty, Rescue Me) headline as the romantic leads. Foster will play O’Hara’s husband.
Other cast announcements include Cass Morgan and Michael X. Martin, who will play O’Hara and Foster’s neighbors. Morgan and Martin originated their roles when Bridges premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival this past summer. Morgan is one of the creators and original cast members of the long-running Pump Boys and Dinettes and has appeared in such Broadway shows as Memphis, Mary Poppins, Ring of Fire and The Capeman. Martin’s Broadway credits include Nice Work If You Can Get It, Catch Me If You Can, Ragtime and 9 to 5: The Musical.
Tony-winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza) directs the show. The score is by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade, 13, The Last Five Years) and the book is penned by Pulitzer Prize and Tony winner Marsha Norman (’night, Mother, The Secret Garden).