Inspired by a true event, the musical Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies, and moving performances. When successful literary editor Alice Murphy meets an ambitious young soldier just home from World War Two, their connection inspires Alice to confront her past. Together they discover a stunning secret with the power to transform their lives.
The Tony Award-nominated musical was written by Grammy Award and Emmy Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell. Tony winner Walter Bobbie directs the show, which features Carmen Cusack in the role for which she received a 2016 Tony nomination. Other members of the Bright Star team include Josh Rhodes (choreography), Tony and Emmy winner Eugene Lee (scenic design), Tony winner Jane Greenwood (costume design), Tony Japhy Weideman (lighting design), Tony nominee Nevin Steinberg (sound design), Tom Watson (hair and wig design), and Grammy winner Peter Asher (music supervision).