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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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

William Youmans to Star in Richard Gustin's New Play BEING SEEN at FringeNYC This AugustWilliam Youmans to Star in Richard Gustin's New Play BEING SEEN at FringeNYC This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

BEING SEEN, a new play written by Richard Gustin, starring Broadway's William Youmans, will make its world premiere at The New York International Fringe Festival/Fringe NYC. BEING SEEN will be performed at Venue #12/The Underground (64 East 4th Street). (more...)

Broadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC Studios TonightBroadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC Studios Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

A cast of six will lead a reading of the Broadway-bound WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too) written by playwright and Broadway performer William Youmans and directed by Don Stephenson. The new play is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading, which is being produced by The Resonance Ensemble, takes place tonight, July 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios (311 W 43rd Street 8th Floor) and is open to the public. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/4/2015
by - Jul 4, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/4/2015. (more...)

Broadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC StudiosBroadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

A cast of six will lead a reading of the Broadway-bound WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too) written by playwright and Broadway performer William Youmans and directed by Don Stephenson. The new play is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading, which is being produced by The Resonance Ensemble, takes place on Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios (311 W 43rd Street 8th Floor) and is open to the public.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Reception of Encores! PAINT YOUR WAGONPhoto Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Reception of Encores! PAINT YOUR WAGON
by Walter McBride - Mar 23, 2015

Two-time Tony nominee Keith Carradine starred in the Encores! production of PAINT YOUR WAGON, which closed last night, March 22, alongside Alexandra Socha and Justin Guarini. The show, set in a mining camp in Gold Rush-era California, is the story of a dreaming gold miner and his daughter whose world is changed when the daughter finds gold-and love-near their camp. Check out photos from the closing night reception below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Encores! PAINT YOUR WAGON Takes Closing Night BowsPhoto Coverage: Encores! PAINT YOUR WAGON Takes Closing Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Mar 23, 2015

Two-time Tony nominee Keith Carradine starred in the Encores! production of PAINT YOUR WAGON, which closed last night, March 22, alongside Alexandra Socha and Justin Guarini. The show, set in a mining camp in Gold Rush-era California, is the story of a dreaming gold miner and his daughter whose world is changed when the daughter finds gold-and love-near their camp. Check out photos from the closing night below! (more...)

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