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BWW TV Exclusive: Carmen Cusack Croons Tunes at BRIGHT STAR's Reunion ConcertBWW TV Exclusive: Carmen Cusack Croons Tunes at BRIGHT STAR's Reunion Concert
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 3, 2017

On December 12, the company of BRIGHT STAR reunited for a one-night-only concert at Town Hall. In celebration of their recent GRAMMY Award nomination, BroadwayWorld has exclusive footage from the concert - listen to Carmen Cusack croon onstage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Whoa, Mama! Inside BRIGHT STAR's Reunion at Town Hall!Photo Coverage: Whoa, Mama! Inside BRIGHT STAR's Reunion at Town Hall!
by Walter McBride - Dec 14, 2016

On Monday night, the company of BRIGHT STAR reunited for a one night only concert at Town Hall. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BRIGHT STAR with Steve Martin, Edie Brickell & Company!Photo Coverage: Backstage at BRIGHT STAR with Steve Martin, Edie Brickell & Company!
by Walter McBride - Dec 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld was backstage at the one night only BRIGHT STAR - The Concert last night. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Breaking: BRIGHT STAR Will Launch A National Tour in Salt Lake City in 2018Breaking: BRIGHT STAR Will Launch A National Tour in Salt Lake City in 2018
by Alan Henry - Dec 12, 2016

Laura Heywood (@BroadwayGirlNYC) has confirmed to BroadwayWorld that at the Bright Star concert tonight, music supervisor Peter Asher confirmed that the production will tour in 2018, beginning in Salt Lake City. No further details on dates or casting have yet been announced. (more...)

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell to Reunite with BRIGHT STAR Cast in Concert at Town Hall!Steve Martin & Edie Brickell to Reunite with BRIGHT STAR Cast in Concert at Town Hall!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Kurt Deutsch, President of Ghostlight Records, today announced that the original cast of the Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Musical and multi-Tony Award nominated musical Bright Star will reunite for a one-night-only concert to celebrate the show's smash hit Original Cast Recording. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Jason Robert Brown's THE CONNECTOR Has Reading at New York Theatre WorkshopPHOTO FLASH: Jason Robert Brown's THE CONNECTOR Has Reading at New York Theatre Workshop
by Michael Dale - Jul 26, 2016

The new musical has a book by Jonathan Marc Sherman and direction by Daisy Prince. (more...)

BWW Flashback: 'Sun's Gonna Shine' on Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR, Closing Today on BroadwayBWW Flashback: 'Sun's Gonna Shine' on Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR, Closing Today on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 26, 2016

Bright Star, the new musical from 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, plays its final Broadway performance today, June 26, after 30 preview and 109 regular performances. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through Bright Star's journey on Broadway! (more...)

BRIGHT STAR Concludes Broadway Run Today, 6/26BRIGHT STAR Concludes Broadway Run Today, 6/26
by Louisa Brady - Jun 26, 2016

Bright Star, the new musical from 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, will play its final Broadway performance today, June 26, after 30 preview and 109 regular performances. (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway's BRIGHT STAR Sets Closing DateBreaking News: Broadway's BRIGHT STAR Sets Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Producer Joey Parnes has announced that Bright Star, the new musical from 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell,will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, June 26, after 30 preview and 109 regular performances. (more...)

BRIGHT STAR Original Broadway Cast Recording in Stores TodayBRIGHT STAR Original Broadway Cast Recording in Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the original cast recording of Bright Star, the new musical from Grammy and Emmy Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell online and in stores today, Friday, May 27. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Favorite Dressing Room Items of the BRIGHT STAR CastBWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Favorite Dressing Room Items of the BRIGHT STAR Cast
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 16, 2016

Today I'm addressing another excellent question from @JudyMolnar: 'What are some favorite items Bright Star cast members have in their dressing rooms? Show & tell.' (more...)

BRIGHT STAR Original Broadway Cast Recording Out Digitally TodayBRIGHT STAR Original Broadway Cast Recording Out Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the original cast recording of Bright Star, the new musical from Grammy and Emmy Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell in digital formats today, Friday, April 29. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - BRIGHT STAR Pre Show RitualsBWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - BRIGHT STAR Pre Show Rituals
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Apr 29, 2016

This week, I put out a request for questions for me and the Bright Star cast.  (more...)

Photo Flash: BRIGHT STAR's Carmen Cusack Sings the National Anthem for Yankees' Opening DayPhoto Flash: BRIGHT STAR's Carmen Cusack Sings the National Anthem for Yankees' Opening Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Carmen Cusack, who currently stars in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's new hit musical on Broadway, Bright Star, sang the National Anthem earlier today at the New York Yankee's Opening Day. Scroll down for photos of her on the field! (more...)

Broadway By Design: Eugene Lee & Jane Greenwood Bring BRIGHT STAR from Page to StageBroadway By Design: Eugene Lee & Jane Greenwood Bring BRIGHT STAR from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 2, 2016

Who is Annie without her red dress? Or Eva with out her balcony? It is the charge of the Broadway designer to transport the audience into the world of a show, whether it be Great Depression-era New York City or outside of the Casa Rosada. In our new series, Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld will be shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with Eugene Lee and Jane Greenwood, who acted as scenic and costume designers for Broadway's shining 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 - Mar 30, 2016

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...)

BWW TV: The BRIGHT STAR Company Celebrates a Gleaming Opening Night!BWW TV: The BRIGHT STAR Company Celebrates a Gleaming Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 26, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, Bright Star began performances on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), and opened on Thursday, March 24th, 2016. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night, and we're taking you inside the after party with the full company below! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: When Robin Williams and BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin Were Left WAITING FOR GODOTFLASH FRIDAY: When Robin Williams and BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin Were Left WAITING FOR GODOT
by Michael Dale - Mar 25, 2016

If you think HAMILTON tickets are hard to come by, you should have been there in 1988, when Martin and Williams played a limited Off-Broadway run. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for BRIGHT STAR!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for BRIGHT STAR!
by Walter McBride - Mar 25, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, Bright Starbegan performances on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), and opened just last night, March 24th, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for all of the festivities and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the BRIGHT STAR Opening Night After Party!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the BRIGHT STAR Opening Night After Party!
by Walter McBride - Mar 25, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, Bright Starbegan performances on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), and opened just last night, March 24th, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for all of the festivities and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

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