The original cast of the Broadway musical Bright Star, the 2016 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Music and five-time Tony Award nominee, will reunite for a one-night-only concert to celebrate the show's smash-hit original cast recording. Co-creators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell will join as both hosts and guest-performers for the evening. Immediately following the concert, the legendary Peter Asher will moderate a Q&A with Martin, Brickell, and other members of the creative team. The concert will take place at Town Hall on Monday, December 12, at 7:30pm.
Since its release this past spring, the original cast recording of Bright Star has enjoyed the distinction of having charted on five different Billboard lists. The cast album hit No. 1 on the Top Bluegrass Albums chart, No. 2 on the Top Broadway chart, and No. 5 on the Americana/Folk Albums chart. It also made the Top 100 on the Top Albums chart and Top 200 on the Overall Digital Albums chart. The album is produced by the Grammy Award-winning producer, manager, and musician Peter Asher. It is one of the top-selling cast recordings of the year.
Bright Star, with direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, began performances on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at the Cort Theatre and opened officially on Thursday, March 24. It went on to win the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. It also received five 2016 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Lead Actress in a Musical for Carmen Cusack, and Best Orchestrations. Bright Star played its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, June 26.