“Steve Martin and Edie Brickell push the
edges of the form with fresh ideas!”
James Hebert, U-T San Diego
“Bright Star seduces! With alluring music, it has forthright
and sentimental appeal as well as plain-spoken charm.”
Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
“The music is uplifting!
Audiences will go home happy.”
Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
A beautiful journey of joy, discovery, loss and
redemption. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell have
created the perfect storm of entertainment with
the world premiere musical Bright Star.”
Diana Saenger, La Jolla Light
“It’s the best new musical I have
seen in a LONG time!”
Kimberly Cunningham, San Diego Magazine
From award-winning screenwriter and playwright Steve Martin (Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Roxanne) and chart-topping singer-songwriter Edie Brickell comes a world premiere American musical inspired by their Grammy Award-winning collaboration “Love Has Come For You.” Bright Star features 25 new songs and tells a beguiling tale that unfolds in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina between 1923 and 1945. Billy Cane, a young soldier just home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy, the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives. Tony Award-winning director Walter Bobbie (Broadway’s Chicago) makes his Globe debut with this entertaining musical of enduring love, family ties, and the light of forgiveness that shines from a bright star.
Running time: 2:20
GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY
Mary Beth Adderley, Edgerton Foundation, Hal and Pam Fuson, Darlene Marcos Shiley, Gillian and Tony Thornley, Sheryl and Harvey White, and Vicki and Carl Zeiger.
Bright Star is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.
Cast and Creative Team for the World Premiere of Bright Star