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Up on the Marquee: BRIGHT STARUp on the Marquee: BRIGHT STAR
by Walter McBride - Feb 2, 2016

The Broadway premiere of the new musical†Bright Star†from Grammy and Emmy winner†Steve Martin†and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter†Edie Brickell†and†directed by Tony Award winner†Walter Bobbie, will begin†previews†at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) on Thursday, February 25, with an official opening night set for Thursday, March 24. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the nominees for the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/19/2016 - Grammer Back in Neverland, SKELETON CREW & MoreWAKE UP with BWW 1/19/2016 - Grammer Back in Neverland, SKELETON CREW & More
by Jessica Khan - Jan 19, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Kelsey Grammer flies back to Neverland, SKELETON CREW opens at the Atlantic and more! (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...)

Something to Look Forward to! Musicals Opening on Broadway in 2016Something to Look Forward to! Musicals Opening on Broadway in 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 2, 2016

With a handful of new pieces set to bow before the Tony Awards deadline in April, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at those currently set to bow on the Great White Way this year! (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...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/25; Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR and THE GREAT COMET, WEST SIDE STORY and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/25; Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR and THE GREAT COMET, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 25, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington DC, Boston, Sydney, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include BRIGHT STAR and WEST SIDE STORY in DC, NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET†in Boston, and THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Sydney,†just to name a few. (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...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside the Recording Studio with Steve Martin and the Cast of  Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR!STAGE TUBE: Go Inside the Recording Studio with Steve Martin and the Cast of Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR!
by Stage Tube - Nov 20, 2015

Tickets for the Broadway run of Grammy and Emmy winner†Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell's much-anticipated new musical BRIGHT STAR are officially on sale.†Tony winner Walter Bobbie is at the helm, with Carmen Cusack on tap to make her Broadway debut in the musical, which begins previews Feb. 25, 2016 at the Cort Theatre, ahead of an official opening night on, March 24.†Before its Broadway bow, BRIGHT STAR will play a limited engagement at the Kennedy Center from Dec. 2, 2015 through Jan. 10, 2016. Below, go inside the recording studio with Martin and the company! (more...)

Tickets to Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR on Broadway Now on SaleTickets to Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR on Broadway Now on Sale
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 16, 2015

Tickets for the Broadway run of Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell's much-anticipated new musical BRIGHT STAR are officially on sale, BroadwayWorld has confirmed this morning. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Nov 16, 2015

In Broadway Roundup und West End Roundup fassen wir jeweils einmal im Monat die wichtigsten Meldungen aus den zwei groŖten Musical-Metropolen der Welt zusammen. Dabei erwarten euch Informationen zu den neusten Erfolgsshows, Bekanntmachungen und Geruchte zu zukunftigen Projekten, Berichte uber Hollywood Stars die derzeit auf der Buhne zu sehen sind, neue Cast-Recordings und vieles mehr. Broadway Roundup gibt es jeweils zur Monatsmitte, West End Roundup zum Monatsanfang. (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...)

Photo Coverage: It's Broadway Girl Power- Go Inside the LILLY AWARDS Broadway Cabaret with Billy Porter, Kate Baldwin, Joshua Henry & More!Photo Coverage: It's Broadway Girl Power- Go Inside the LILLY AWARDS Broadway Cabaret with Billy Porter, Kate Baldwin, Joshua Henry & More!
by Walter McBride - Nov 11, 2015

The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, an evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway's best, benefits The Lilly Awards Foundation (Marsha Norman, President) whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. Directed by Leigh Silverman, and with musical direction by Georgia Stitt, it was held on Monday†night at The Cutting Room. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at the LILLY AWARDS Cabaret with Amanda Green, Marsha Norman, Georgia Stitt & More!Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at the LILLY AWARDS Cabaret with Amanda Green, Marsha Norman, Georgia Stitt & More!
by Walter McBride - Nov 10, 2015

The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, an evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway's best,†benefits The Lilly Awards Foundation (Marsha Norman, President) whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. Directed by†Leigh Silverman, and with musical direction by†Georgia Stitt, it was held last night at The Cutting Room. (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...)

Starry Lineup to Perform Works by Edie Brickell, Lisa Kron, Cyndi Lauper and More at 2015 Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret TonightStarry Lineup to Perform Works by Edie Brickell, Lisa Kron, Cyndi Lauper and More at 2015 Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret, an evening of musical showstoppers written by women and performed by Broadway's best, will†benefit The Lilly Awards Foundation (Marsha Norman, President) whose mission is to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. (more...)

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