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Bright Star Now Available for Performance
1 Nov

Music, Book and Story by Steve Martin. Music, Lyrics and Story by Edie Brickell.
Full Length Musical, Drama, Comedy, 1920s, 1940s / WWII
CASTING: 9M, 6F, 10 Musicians, plus Ensemble

Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway's BRIGHT STAR tells the sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s.

When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past -- and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.

Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.


"The songs boast simple but seductive melodies, and lyrics that have a sweet, homespun quality."
- The New York Times

"...Martin, a master ironist, captures some of that old-school spirit with a book that's as forthright as it is smart, funny and charming..."
- USA Today

Bright Star opened on Broadway at the Cort Theatre on March 24, 2016 and was directed by Walter Bobbie.

2016 Awards:
WINNER! Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music
WINNER! Theatre World Awards for Outstanding New Broadway Musical & Outstanding New Score
NOMINEE! 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical
NOMINEE! Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album


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