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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Bright Star to Play NBC'S The Tonight Show This Evening

Carmen Cusack and the cast will sing a number from the new show.

Carmen Cusack in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Bright Star at the Kennedy Center.
(© Joan Marcus)

Bright Star, the new Broadway musical from Grammy and Emmy Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, will make its national television debut this evening on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The appearance will include interviews with Martin and Brickell as well as a cast performance of the number "Sun's Gonna Shine," led by cast member Carmen Cusack.

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, Bright Star is inspired by 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.

Cusack 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, 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.

The production, which recently concluded its pre-Broadway engagement at The Kennedy Center, began performances at Broadway's Cort Theatre on February 25 in advance of a March 24 opening.

For tickets and more information, click here.

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