The cast of the Tony-nominated musical Bright Star reunites tonight at Town Hall for a sold-out concert, hosted by cocreators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell (who will also perform songs from the show). The performance will be followed by a Q&A moderated by cast album producer Peter Asher. The program will be Livestreamed on TheaterMania.com, beginning at 7:30pm.
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 earlier this year.
Original cast members set to perform include Tony-nominated star Carmen Cusack, Paul Alexander Nolan, Michael Mulheren, A.J. Shively, Hannah Elless, Stephen Bogardus, Dee Hoty, Stephen Lee Anderson, Emily Padgett, and Jeff Blumenkrantz, along with ensemble members 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 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music as well as Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score and is currently nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. The musical also received five 2016 Tony Awards nominations, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Lead Actress in a Musical, and Best Orchestrations.
Come back at 7:30pm tonight to watch the cast of Bright Star in concert, Livestreamed below from Town Hall.