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The Bridge

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The Bridge

Music by

Lyrics by

Book by

Vocal Arrangements by

Kathleen Wrinn

Orchestrations by

Kathleen Wrinn

Music Direction by

Kathleen Wrinn

Additional collaborators

TEST

Synopsis

THE BRIDGE is an epic new musical based on the love story that built the Brooklyn Bridge. When Emily Roebling’s husband falls mysteriously ill from "Caissons Disease" and is unable to continue as Chief Engineer of the most ambitious civil engineering project of the age, Emily must do the impossible: secretly take her husband’s place as Chief, in an era half a century before women were allowed to vote. With a genre-defying score as vibrant as New York City itself, The Bridge explores the forces that unite and divide us. It is a story of mistakes and forgiveness. Of great sacrifice and even greater hope. Of finding a way forward, across the uncrossable. Together.

Show Type

Musical (Full Length)

Duration

150 minutes

Genres

DramaHistorical/Period

Musical Styles

Big Band/SwingClassic BroadwayContemporary BroadwayIrish Folk
  • Cast Size

    20+
  • Ensemble Size

    Flexible
  • Character Breakdown

    Men: 8Women: 6Children: 2Trans Women: 1Trans Men: 1Non-Binary Adults: 1Gender Neutral/Unspecified: 1
  • Has roles exclusively for:

    BIPOC actorsIndigenous actorsDisabled actors
  • Orchestra Size

    Flexible

Developmental History + Awards

Featured as part of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series, May 2021. Workshop, Syracuse University Department of Drama, Spring 2021. Finalist, San Diego State University New Musicals Initiative, 2020. Two-time Semifinalist, O’Neill National Music Theater Conference (2020 & 2018). Awarded three developmental residencies: CATWALK Art Institute (2020 and 2017) and The Barnett Retreat (2018). Currently in incubation with Midnight Oil Collective.