Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Bright Star Announces Closing Date
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's new Broadway musical Bright Star will end its run at the Cort Theatre on June 26. The production will have played 30 preview and 109 regular performances after opening on March 24.
With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, Bright Star is inspired by tunes from Brickell and Martin's Grammy-winning album, Love Has Come for You. The story follows a young soldier who is just home from World War II. With the editor of a Southern literary journal, he discovers a secret that changes their lives. It premiered at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre in 2014 and played a pre-Broadway run in 2015 at The Kennedy Center.
Carmen Cusack leads the company alongside Paul Alexander Nolan, Tony Award nominee Michael Mulheren, A.J. Shively, Hannah Elless, Tony Award nominee Stephen Bogardus, three-time Tony Award nominee Dee Hoty, Stephen Lee Anderson, Emily Padgett, Tony Award nominee Jeff Blumenkrantz, along with Maddie Shea Baldwin, Allison Briner-Dardenne, Max Chernin, Patrick Cummings, Sandra DeNise, Richard Gatta, Lizzie Klemperer, Michael X. Martin, William Michals, Tony Roach, Sarah Jane Shanks, and William Youmans.
The show's design team includes scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Tom Watson, musical supervision by Peter Asher, musical direction and vocal arrangements by Rob Berman, and orchestrations by August Eriksmoen.
Bright Star received Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Musical and Outstanding New Score, as well as the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music. It also received five 2016 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Lead Actress in a Musical, and Best Orchestrations.