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Bartlett Sher roots around in America's moral character
Bartlett Sher roots around in America's moral character

NEW YORK — By his own admission, Bartlett Sher is not normally drawn to material like "The Bridges of Madison County," Robert James Waller's mega-bestselling 1992 novel. The weepie about a brief but life-changing 1960s romance between an Italian war bride in rural Iowa and a peripatetic National Geographic photographer was adapted into a 1995 film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood. Now, under Sher's direction, it has been realized as a Broadway musical opening Feb. 20 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. "It was not by my nature a story which I knew, or had read, or would read. The last romantic novel I think I read was 'Tess of the...

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