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5 items from 2014

Watch: Kelli O'Hara on bittersweet fifth Tony nomination for 'Bridges of Madison County' (Exclusive Video)'

31 May 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Kelli O'Hara has been the belle of Broadway for the better part of a decade, reaping Tony nominations for each of her last five appearances on the rialto. However, she has yet to take home the trophy. That could change this year with her Best Musical Actress bid for "The Bridges of Madison County."  -Break- Join the red-hot debate about the Tonys in our fiery forums In our recent webcam chat (watch below), she detailed her five-year involvement in the development of this tuner version of the Robert James Waller novella about an Iowa farmwife and her illicit affair with a National Geographic photographer. She admitted to being both flattered and overwhelmed when composer Jason Robert Brown ("Parade") approached her to play the part of Italian war bride Francesca, which had earned Meryl Streep an Oscar nomination back in 1995. "The amount of miraculous writing and glorious singing he provided me »

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Tony Awards preview: Will Kelli O'Hara finally win Best Actress (Musical)?'

28 April 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Kelli O'Hara has reaped a Tony bid for each of her most recent four appearances on the Broadway stage, beginning with her featured work in "The Light in the Piazza" in 2005 and continuing with her star turns in the tuners "The Pajama Game" (2006), "South Pacific" (2008) and "Nice Work If You Can Get It" (2012). However, she has yet to take home a Tony. -Break- Her luck could be changing this year with her touching portrayal of a housewife who embarks on an affair in "Bridges of Madison County." The best-selling 1992 novel by Robert James Waller already was adapted into a film in 1995 that reaped yet another Oscar bid for Meryl Streep.  Will Kelli O'Hara win this competitive race? Weigh in with your thoughts in our forums Among her competitors are two past Tony champs: Sutton Foster and Idina Menzel. Foster has won two of her five bids in this race -- »

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‘The Bridges of Madison County’ Theater Review: This Broadway Version Is the Charm

20 February 2014 8:00 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The quiet, brief romance at the center of Robert James Waller’s bestseller “The Bridges of Madison County” would not seem to be ideal material for the stage. But talent is everything, and book writer Marsha Norman and lyricist-composer Jason Robert Brown have fashioned this ultra-simple story into a musical that’s superior not only to its source material but the 1995 movie adaptation by Clint Eastwood. “Bridges,” the musical, opened Thursday at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. It raises the stakes dramatically to give the Italian-born heroine Francesca (Kelli O’Hara) a singing voice that quickly expresses her isolation among the cornfields of 1960s. »

- Robert Hofler

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‘Bridges of Madison County: The Musical’: Capturing America’s Cheating Heart on Broadway

11 February 2014 1:22 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Bridges of Madison County” is a phenomenon. The hit book by Robert James Waller sold 50 million copies, inspired an Oscar-nominated film with Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep and forms the basis for a new Broadway musical that opens this month. Given that it deals with infidelity, it counts as an unorthodox, even unlikely success.  After all, readers and film fans don’t tend to lose their hearts to a couple of cheaters. But the underlying story of two lost souls who forge an enduring bond resonated around the world and lifted the material out of sordid territory.  The moral questions raised by. »

- Brent Lang

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If Labor Day had embraced its melodrama it would be just peachy

31 January 2014 7:42 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

You'll see Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin in many more fine movies, but you'll never look at pie quite the same way again

No actress of modern times has subjected matrimony to more vigorous onscreen interrogation than Kate Winslet. What began in a fit of melodrama, with Winslet threatening to throw herself from the aft of the Titanic rather than face loveless marriage to caddish Billy Zane, has turned into a series of fine-grained portraits – in Little Children, Revolutionary Road, Mildred Pierce – of suburban drudges, marooned in their marriages, doomed by their intelligence, staring at the dust motes.

Her happy marriage to Alan Rickman at end of Sense & Sensibility is beginning to look like the joker in the pack. Winslet's early performances fizzed like firecrackers, giddy with their own freedom, but now she dulls her own innate brightness to play American Madame Bovaries. Then she sets something loose in their »

- Tom Shone

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