Carmen Cusack to Star in Los Angeles Premiere of Bright Star
Cusack will reprise her Tony-nominated performance.
Carmen Cusack will reprise her Tony-nominated performance in the Los Angeles premiere of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Bright Star, running October 11-November 19 at the Ahmanson Theatre for Center Theatre Group. Opening night is set for October 20.
With direction by 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. The musical premiered at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre in 2014, played a pre-Broadway run in 2015 at the Kennedy Center, and ran at Broadway's Cort Theatre in 2016.
Bright Star won the 2016 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music as well as Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. It also received five 2016 Tony Awards nominations, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Lead Actress in a Musical, and Best Orchestrations.
Full casting is still to be announced.