'Bridges of Madison County' Musical: Iowa Setting Obeys Broadway's Expectations

Bridges of Madison County, musical
Bridges of Madison County musicalThe Bridges of Madison County musical brings Iowa to Broadway.

As The Bridges of Madison County musical opens today on Broadway, sales of the book by Robert James Waller are expected to resurge. Rentals of the 1995 movie starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep also should get a bump.

But better than the book, the movie and the musical combined is a visit to the real Madison County and those beautiful and very real covered bridges.