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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell to Lead Bright Star Concert

Martin and Brickell will celebrate their recent Broadway musical.

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell will lead a one-night-only concert of their musical Bright Star.
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell will lead a one-night-only concert of their musical Bright Star.
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Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, and cast members from their recent Broadway musical Bright Star will reunite on December 12 for a one-night-only concert at Town Hall. The concert, which will feature Martin and Brickell performing with the show's original company, will be followed by a Q&A moderated by cast album producer Peter Asher.

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, played a pre-Broadway run in 2015 at The Kennedy Center, and ran at the Cort Theatre earlier this year.

Carmen Cusack led the Braodway cast, 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.

Bright Star won the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music. It also received five 2016 Tony Awards nominations, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Lead Actress in a Musical, and Best Orchestrations.

Casting for the concert will be announced.

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