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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...)

STAGE TUBE: ROCK OF AGES Cast Reunites for DON'T BREAK UP THE BAND; Watch Highlights!STAGE TUBE: ROCK OF AGES Cast Reunites for DON'T BREAK UP THE BAND; Watch Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2016

Earlier this week, the cast of Broadway's ROCK OF AGES reunited at Highline Ballroom for DON'T BREAK UP THE BAND.  Presented by Showmance Productions, the evening featured ROCK OF AGES Broadway cast members from opening night to closing night, as well as band members from the show's fictional rock band, Arsenal. Directed by Matthew DiCarlo and with music direction by Henry Aronson, The concert included songs from bands like REO Speedwagon, STYX, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and more! Check out highlights from the concert below! (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...)

ROCK OF AGES Cast Members Reunite at Highline Ballroom TonightROCK OF AGES Cast Members Reunite at Highline Ballroom Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

DON'T BREAK UP THE BAND: A ROCK OF AGES BROADWAY CAST REUNION CONCERT is set for tonight, January 25th, 2016, at Highline Ballroom in NYC.  (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...)

ROCK OF AGES Cast Members, Including Emily Padgett, Rebecca Faulkenberry & More, to Reunite at Highline BallroomROCK OF AGES Cast Members, Including Emily Padgett, Rebecca Faulkenberry & More, to Reunite at Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Showmance Productions is proud to announce DON'T BREAK UP THE BAND: A ROCK OF AGES BROADWAY CAST REUNION CONCERT. Scheduled for January 25th, 2016 at Highline Ballroom in NYC, the evening will feature Rock of Ages Broadway cast members from opening night to closing night, as well as band members from the show's fictional rock band, Arsenal. The concert will include songs from bands like REO Speedwagon, STYX, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and more! (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...)

Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2016, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2015. (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...)

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...)

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...)

Photo Coverage: Nick Adams, Erin Davie & More Perform at 8th Annual LIVING FOR TODAYPhoto Coverage: Nick Adams, Erin Davie & More Perform at 8th Annual LIVING FOR TODAY
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Oct 27, 2015

LIVING FOR TODAY just presented a benefit concert entitled LFT: R&H, last night at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St). The concert was produced and directed by David Alpert (IF/THEN, The Trip to Bountiful, The Best Man) with music direction by Jason Wetzel (After Midnight). Check out photos from the peformances below! (more...)

Photo Flash: On the Red Carpet with Tam Mutu, Alysha Umphress & More for LIVING FOR TODAYPhoto Flash: On the Red Carpet with Tam Mutu, Alysha Umphress & More for LIVING FOR TODAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

LIVING FOR TODAY just presented a benefit concert entitled LFT: R&H, last night at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St). The concert was produced and directed by David Alpert (IF/THEN, The Trip to Bountiful, The Best Man) with music direction by Jason Wetzel (After Midnight). Check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

BWW Flashback: Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Shines in San Diego Before Broadway BowBWW Flashback: Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Shines in San Diego Before Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

To celebrate the big casting news, we're flashing back to the show's original run at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre. Check out highlights and photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

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