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Bright Star

Bright Star

by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

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Bright Star

Bright Star





Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's new musical, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Story:

Featuring a score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and travels between 1945 and 1923. Billy Cane, a young soldier just home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy, the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives.


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Composer

Composer and Librettist
Steve Martin

Lyricist

Composer and Lyricist
Edie Brickell



  • Premiere

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Cort Theatre
Opening Night
Mar 31, 2016
Total Performances
109
Original Cast
Carmen Cusack, A.J. Shively, Michael Mulheren, Paul Alexander Nolan, Hannah Elless, Stephen Bogardus, Dee Hoty, Stephen Lee Anderson, Emily Padgett, Jeff Blumenkrantz
Director
Walter Bobbie
Choreographer
Josh Rhodes
Producer
Josh Rhodes, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, Jay Alix and Una Jackman, Len Blavatnik, James L. Nederlander, Carson and Joseph Gleberman, Rodger Hess, Balboa Park Productions, Broadway Across America, Sally Jacobs and Warren Baker, True Love Productions
Musical Director
Rob Berman
Orchestrations
August Eriksmoen
Scenic Design
Eugene Lee
Costume Design
Jane Greenwood
Lighting Design
Japhy Weideman
Sound Design
Nevin Steinberg

Musical Numbers
If You Knew My Story
She's Gone
Bright Star
Way Back in the Day
Whoa, Mama
Firmer Hand/Do Right
A Man's Gotta Do
Asheville
What Could Be Better
I Can't Wait
Please, Don't Take Him Mayor
Sun's Gonna Shine
Heartbreaker
Another Round
I Had a Vision
Always Will
So Familiar
At Long Last






CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album


Merchandise

Merchandise




2016 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Carmen Cusack
Best Book of a Musical
Best Score
Best Orchestrations

2016 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Music
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Carmen Cusack
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - A.J. Shively
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Paul Alexander Nolan
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical

2016 Drama League Award Nominations

Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Distinguished Performance Award - Carmen Cusack

2016 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding New Broadway Musical
Outstanding New Score
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Choreographer
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Carmen Cusack

2016 Theatre World Award Nominations

Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance - Carmen Cusack

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