Martin Short, Steve Buscemi, and More Join Steve Martin at Bright Star Opening
Martin's Broadway musical, written with Edie Brickell, stars Carmen Cusack and Paul Alexander Nolan.
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.
Carmen Cusack leads the company in her Broadway debut. She is joined in the cast by 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, and Tony Award nominee Jeff Blumenkrantz.
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 make up the ensemble.
The show features 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.
Following the performance, the cast and their guests headed to Gotham Hall to celebrate.