Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Musical to Get NYC Workshop in March 2014
According to an Equity casting notice, Bright Star, a musical by Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, will get a New York City workshop this spring, presented by the Old Globe Theatre. Walter Bobbie is set to direct the project, which will be presented March 6-7, 2014.
The musical recently had a reading as a part of Vassar's Powerhouse Theater's 2013 summer season.
BRIGHT STAR is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and takes us between 1945 and 1922, as a young man returns from war and uncovers hidden yearnings and dark secrets about his past. Features a bluegrass score including songs from Edie Brickell and Steve Martin's new album "Love Has Come for You."
The internationally-acclaimed, Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the most renowned regional theatres in the country, and has stood as San Diego's flagship arts institution for over 75 years.
The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 plays and musicals on its three stages, including its highly-regarded Shakespeare festival. The Globe has become a gathering place for leading theatre artists from around the world, such as Tom Stoppard, Daniel Sullivan, and Chita Rivera, among many others. Numerous Broadway-bound premieres and revivals, such as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, andDamn Yankees have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs in New York and at regional theatres across the country.