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November 28 - December 17, 2017

The musical is gentle-spirited, not gaudy, and moves with an easygoing grace where others prance and strut.

The New York Times

Why See Bright Star?

Steve Martin's BLUEGRASS MUSICAL

The sweet Bluegrass musical which captured Broadway's heart heads out on tour. Written by comedian Steve Martin and multi-Grammy Award-winning songwriter Edie Brickell, Bright Star is a winsome delight of a show, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Its story centers on a romance between a war veteran and a newspaper editor, who witness their community's long held traditions giving way to modernity. Bursting with fiddles and banjos, Bright Star may have a gentler pace than Broadway's usual blockbusters, but it packs just as powerful a punch.

Bright Star debuted on Broadway in 2016, following try-outs in Washington and San Diego. Praised for its honeyed score, it picked up six Tony Award nominations, including Best Book and Best Original Score.

WHAT IS BRIGHT STAR ABOUT?

Set in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, the musical skips between 1923 and 1945, as young, aspiring writer Billy returns home from the war. Once settled, he meets the brilliant and melancholy Alice Murphy, editor of The Southern Literary Journal. Together, in this sweeping tale of enduring love, they discover a long-hidden secret, that is sure to change their lives forever.

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Dates

Opening night: 28 November 2017

Audience

May be inappropriate for children aged 12 and under.

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes

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Cast and Creative

Cast

Carmen Cusack as Alice Murphy 

A.J. Shively- Billy Cane 

Jeff Blumenkrantz- Daryl 


Creative

Music, Lyrics & Book by Steve Martin
Music & Lyrics by Edie Brickell
Choreography by Josh Rhodes
Scenic Design by Eugene Lee
Costume Design by Jane Greenwood
Lighting Design by Japhy Weideman
Sound Design by Nevin Steinberg
Musical Supervision by Peter Asher
Musical Direction & Vocal Arrangements by Rob Berman
Orchestrations by August Eriksmoen

Awards

2016 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original (Music: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell / Lyrics Edie Brickell)
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play - Carmen Cusack
Best Orchestrations

2016 DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINATIONS

Outstanding Music - Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

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