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Steve Martin Announces Twitter 'Hiatus' to Work on New Musical BRIGHT STAR

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Steve Martin Announces Twitter 'Hiatus' to Work on New Musical BRIGHT STAR

No one ever said that writing musicals was easy, and Steve Martin has just announced a Twitter break to focus on his new musical, Bright Star. Martin wrote "Taking a hiatus from Twitter for a while to concentrate on @ediebrickell 's and my musical "Bright Star," opening in San Diego in Sept."

The Old Globe will kick off its 2014-2015 Season, beginning September 13 with the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical with music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Edie Brickell, book by Steve Martin, based on an original story by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie makes his Globe debut directing with this entertaining musical of enduring love, family ties, and the light of forgiveness that shines from a bright star.

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.

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