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Carmen Cusack to Bring Bright Star to San Francisco's Curran

Cusack will reprise her Tony-nominated performance in West Coast productions of the musical.

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

Carmen Cusack will reprise her Tony-nominated performance in the San Francisco production of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Bright Star, running November 28-December 17 at the Curran Theatre. This production follows the musical's Los Angeles premiere, October 11-November 19 at the Ahmanson Theatre for Center Theatre Group.

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.