First Look at Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Broadway-Bound Musical Bright Star
Walter Bobbie directs the new musical, which plays the Kennedy Center before moving to Broadway.
Production photos from the new Steve Martin-Edie Brickell musical Bright Star have been released. Directed by Walter Bobbie, the production is currently playing a pre-Broadway engagement at Washington, D.C.'s The Kennedy Center, before beginning performances at New York's Cort Theatre on February 25. Opening night is set for March 24.
Inspired by Brickell and Martin's Grammy-winning album, Love Has Come for You, the musical 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. The production had its world premiere run at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre in 2014.
Carmen Cusack stars Alice, a role she originated in Bright Star's world premiere production, and will be joined by costars 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, 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.
Check out photos from the show in the gallery below.
Bright Star features music by Brickell and Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and a book by Martin. The creative team also includes choreography by Josh Rhodes, scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, musical supervision by Peter Asher, musical direction and vocal arrangements by Rob Berman, and orchestrations by August Eriksmoen.