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Cort Theatre Box Office for BRIGHT STAR on Broadway Now OpenCort Theatre Box Office for BRIGHT STAR on Broadway Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The box office officially opened today for the Broadway premiere of the new musical Bright Star from Grammy†and Emmy†winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. Previews begin at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) on Thursday, February 25, with an official opening night set for Thursday, March 24. Tickets are available by visiting the Cort Theatre box office Monday - Saturday, 10am - 8:30pm; online at Telecharge.com, or by calling 800-447-7400. For groups of 10 or more, call 1-800-BROADWAY, ext. 2. For more info, visit www.BrightStarMusical.com (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Carmen Cusack Records 'Sun's Gonna Shine' from Martin & Brickell's Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STARSTAGE TUBE: Carmen Cusack Records 'Sun's Gonna Shine' from Martin & Brickell's Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2016

The new musical Bright Star, from Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, will begin performances on Broadway on Thursday, February 25, 2016 with an official Broadway opening night on Thursday, March 24 at the Cort Theatre. Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie, the production will star Carmen Cusack in her Broadway debut. Below, check out a just-released video featuring Cusack performing 'Sun's Gonna Shine'! (more...)

VIDEO: Hannah Elless of Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR Takes Us On A Backstage TourVIDEO: Hannah Elless of Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR Takes Us On A Backstage Tour
by Michael Dale - Jan 8, 2016

The new musical from Steve Martin and Edie Brickell wraps up its Kennedy Center engagement and begins Broadway previews in February. (more...)

VIDEO: BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin Talks His 'Hare-Brained Idea' to Write a MusicalVIDEO: BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin Talks His 'Hare-Brained Idea' to Write a Musical
by TV News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell joined PBS's Jeffrey Brown to discuss the collaboration and old fashioned sweetness of their new musical. ' (more...)

BWW Review:  Martin and Brickell's Sweet and Pretty Broadway Bound Musical BRIGHT STAR Plays Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Martin and Brickell's Sweet and Pretty Broadway Bound Musical BRIGHT STAR Plays Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 18, 2015

I wish this 'little musical that could' well. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR Arrives at the Kennedy Center!Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR Arrives at the Kennedy Center!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

The new musical BRIGHT STAR, from Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, will play a limited engagement at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from December 2, 2015 to January 10, 2016. Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie, BRIGHT STAR will have its Kennedy Center official opening night on Thursday, December 17. BRIGHT STAR will begin performances on Broadway on Thursday, February 25, 2016 with an official Broadway opening night on Thursday, March 24 at the Cort Theatre. Carmen Cusack will make her Broadway debut as Alice, a role she originated in BRIGHT STAR's world premiere production, and will be joined by co-stars Paul Alexander Nolan, Tony Award nominee Michael Mulheren, A.J. Shively, Hannah Elless, Tony Award nominee Stephen Bogardus, three-time Tony Award nominee Dee Hoty, Stephen Lee Anderson, Emily Padgett, Tony Award nominee Jeff Blumenkrantz, along with Maddie Shea Baldwin, Allison Briner-Dardenne, Max Chernin, Patrick Cummings, Sandra DeNise, Richard Gatta, Lizzie Klemperer, Michael X. Martin, William Michals, Tony Roach, Sarah Jane Shanks, and William Youmans. Inspired by an astonishing true event, the wholly original new 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. When successful literary editor Alice Murphy meets an ambitious young soldier just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to confront a shocking incident from her past. Together they discover a long-buried secret with the power to transform their lives. With music and book by Steve Martin and music and lyrics by Edie Brickell, BRIGHT STAR is based on an original story by Martin and Brickell and features direction by Walter Bobbie, choreography by Josh Rhodes, scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Tom Watson, musical supervision by Peter Asher, musical direction and vocal arrangements by Rob Berman, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and casting by Howie Cherpakov. BRIGHT STAR was developed and had its world premiere at The Old Globe in San Diego (Barry Edelstein, Artistic Director; Michael G. Murphy, Managing Director). BRIGHT STAR runs December 2, 2015 - January 10, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Tickets starting at $45 are available on the Kennedy Center website, in-person at the Kennedy Center box office, or by calling (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Listen to SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Sing 'Mean to You' on Jonathan Reid Gealt's New Album!BWW Exclusive: Listen to SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Sing 'Mean to You' on Jonathan Reid Gealt's New Album!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 2, 2015

Songwriter Jonathan Reid Gealt just released his third studio album,†'Whatever I Want It To Be'-†a fun and eclectic album of songs with influences ranging from jazz to big band, soul to pop, rock and roll to singer/songwriter, Motown and beyond. The album is currently available on iTunes and we've got an exclusive track. Below, check out 'Mean to You', featuring SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman! (more...)

COME FROM AWAY, with Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball and More, Opens Tonight at Seattle RepCOME FROM AWAY, with Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball and More, Opens Tonight at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

World-premiere musical COME FROM AWAY comes to Seattle Rep†now through†December 13 in the Bagley Wright Theatre. A co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, COME FROM AWAY is the first musical to be on the main stage of the Rep in over 15 years. It opens tonight, November 18, 2015.†Featuring book, music and lyrics by the Canadian husband-and-wife team of Irene Sankoff and David Hein (My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding), the production is directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. (more...)

Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR Will Play the Kennedy Center This WinterBroadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR Will Play the Kennedy Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The new musical BRIGHT STAR, from Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, will play a limited engagement at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from December 2, 2015 to January 10, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Steve Martin, Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Begins Rehearsals For Pre-Broadway Kennedy Center PremiereVIDEO: Steve Martin, Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Begins Rehearsals For Pre-Broadway Kennedy Center Premiere
by Michael Dale - Nov 11, 2015

The two authors and director Walter Bobbie talk about the excitement of creating a fully original musical. (more...)

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Finds Broadway Home; Pushes Up Opening!Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Finds Broadway Home; Pushes Up Opening!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Some bright news from BRIGHT STAR!†BroadwayWorld has learned that the new musical†from Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie, will play Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Perform 'Won't Go Back' on 'Tonight'VIDEO: BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Perform 'Won't Go Back' on 'Tonight'
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell stopped by the TONIGHT SHOW to perform 'Won't Go Back' from their new album 'So Familiar'. (more...)

Seattle Rep Announces Casting for COME FROM AWAY; Tickets Now on SaleSeattle Rep Announces Casting for COME FROM AWAY; Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

World-premiere musical Come From Away comes to Seattle Rep November 13- December 13 in the Bagley Wright Theatre. A co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, Come From Away is the first musical to be on the main stage of the Rep in over 15 years. Featuring book, music and lyrics by the Canadian husband-and-wife team of Irene Sankoff and David Hein (My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding), the production is directed by La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Tickets are available now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206-443-2222 as well as online at www.seattlerep.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Steve Martin, Edie Brickell Talk Collaborating on Music for BRIGHT STARVIDEO: Steve Martin, Edie Brickell Talk Collaborating on Music for BRIGHT STAR
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

In a new interview with USA Today, Steve Martin (book and music) and Edie Brickel (lyrics and music) discuss their upcoming album 'So Familiar', which will be featured in the duo's new musical BRIGHT STAR (more...)

Breaking News: Carmen Cusack to Make Broadway Debut in Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR; Dates Set!Breaking News: Carmen Cusack to Make Broadway Debut in Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce the complete cast and Broadway dates for†the new musical BRIGHT STAR from Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell. (more...)

Tickets for Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR on Sale Tomorrow in D.C.Tickets for Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR on Sale Tomorrow in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Get single tickets to the D.C. engagement of the new musical BRIGHT STAR, from Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell!†Starting tomorrow, September 9 at 10 a.m., tickets for the upcoming Kennedy Center run go on sale to the general public. (more...)

Jonathan Reid Gealt to Celebrate Release of WHATEVER I WANT IT TO BE at Birdland This FallJonathan Reid Gealt to Celebrate Release of WHATEVER I WANT IT TO BE at Birdland This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that songwriter Jonathan Reid Gealt will celebrate the release of his new cd, 'Whatever I Want It To Be,' at Birdland with a bevy of Broadway stars on Sunday, November 29 at 6pm. (more...)

GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Closes Today on Broadway; Tour to Launch Next YearGIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Closes Today on Broadway; Tour to Launch Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2015

Gigi, the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, will play its final performance today, Sunday, June 21 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). The production, which began previews on Thursday, March 19 and opened officially on Wednesday, April 8, will have played 20 previews and 86 performances. (more...)

GIGI Cast Serenades JERSEY BOYS Neighbors with 'So Long, Farewell'GIGI Cast Serenades JERSEY BOYS Neighbors with 'So Long, Farewell'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Vanessa Hudgens and the cast of Broadway's GIGI took to the street to serenade the cast of JERSEY BOYS, their neighboring show at 52nd Street's†August Wilson Theatre. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Producer Joey Parnes announced today that the new musical Bright Star, from Grammy†and Emmy†winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, will play a limited engagement at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C. ahead of an anticipated spring 2016 opening on Broadway. Directed by Tony Award†winner Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will begin performances on December 2, 2015, with an official opening night of December 17, and play through January 10, 2016. (more...)

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