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Photo Flash: Randy Jones & Victor Garber Visit Broadway's BRIGHT STARPhoto Flash: Randy Jones & Victor Garber Visit Broadway's BRIGHT STAR
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, Bright Star is now open at the Cort Theatre. Randy Jones and Victor Garber attended yesterday's performance - check out photos from their visit below! (more...)
BRIGHT STAR Original Broadway Cast Recording Out Digitally TodayBRIGHT STAR Original Broadway Cast Recording Out Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - April 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 - April 29, 2016

This week, I put out a request for questions for me and the Bright Star cast.  (more...)
BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - BRIGHT STAR Cast RecordingBWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - BRIGHT STAR Cast Recording
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - April 26, 2016

Our Bright Star original cast recording (OCR) comes out this week! (more...)
VIDEO: BRIGHT STAR's A.J. Shively Performs Original Song 'Your Passion' on TODAYVIDEO: BRIGHT STAR's A.J. Shively Performs Original Song 'Your Passion' on TODAY
by TV News Desk - April 22, 2016

A.J. Shively, currently starring in the new Broadway musical BRIGHT STAR by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, honored Craig and Karen Munk with his performance of “Your Passion.' (more...)
BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz of Broadway's BRIGHT STARBWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz of Broadway's BRIGHT STAR
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - April 21, 2016

Hello, Broadway World! (more...)
Photo Flash: BRIGHT STAR's Jeff Blumenkrantz, Carmen Cusack, Edie Brickell and More at BirdlandPhoto Flash: BRIGHT STAR's Jeff Blumenkrantz, Carmen Cusack, Edie Brickell and More at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to present Tony-nominated composer Jeff Blumenkrantz, who was joined by his Bright Star cast mates to perform an evening of his original songs. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)
VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's BRIGHT STAR Perform 'Whoa Mama' on 'Today'VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's BRIGHT STAR Perform 'Whoa Mama' on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - April 19, 2016

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell introduced the cast of their new musical BRIGHT STAR, who gave a live performance of a number from the show, 'Whoa Mama,' led by Carmen Cusack and Paul Alexander Nolan. (more...)
VIDEO: BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Talk Show's Inspiration on 'Today'VIDEO: BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Talk Show's Inspiration on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - April 19, 2016

Comedy icon Steve Martin and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell have recorded two albums together and won a Grammy for their American roots music. Now they team up on the new Broadway musical, BRIGHT STAR. (more...)
DVR Alert: Cast of BRIGHT STAR Performs on NBC's 'Today' This MorningDVR Alert: Cast of BRIGHT STAR Performs on NBC's 'Today' This Morning
by TV News Desk - April 19, 2016

NBC has announced that today, April 19th, BRIGHT STAR creators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell will stop by THE TODAY SHOW to talk about their new Broadway musical. Later in the show, the cast of Bright Star will perform. (more...)
DVR Alert: Cast of BRIGHT STAR to Perform on NBC's 'Today'DVR Alert: Cast of BRIGHT STAR to Perform on NBC's 'Today'
by TV News Desk - April 8, 2016

NBC has announced that BRIGHT STAR creators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell will stop by the TODAY show to talk about their new Broadway musical. Later in the show, the cast of BRIGHT STAR will perform. (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 - April 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...)
Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside BRIGHT STAR's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside BRIGHT STAR's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - March 28, 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 last Thursday, March 24th, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Sarah Jane Shanks with the company! (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 - March 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 - March 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: Go Inside the BRIGHT STAR Opening Night After Party!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the BRIGHT STAR Opening Night After Party!
by Walter McBride - March 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...)
BWW TV: It's Banjo Time- Watch Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Perform at the BRIGHT STAR Curtain Call!BWW TV: It's Banjo Time- Watch Steve Martin & Edie Brickell Perform at the BRIGHT STAR Curtain Call!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 25, 2016

What went down at the Bright Star curtain call last night? Lots of applause; lots of love; and lots of banjo! Watch below as the cast is joined onstage by creators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell as they perform the show's anthem, 'Sun's Gonna Shine.' (more...)
BWW TV: Steve Martin, Edie Brickell & More Beam on the BRIGHT STAR Red Carpet!BWW TV: Steve Martin, Edie Brickell & More Beam on the BRIGHT STAR Red Carpet!
by TV - Red Carpets - March 25, 2016

Broadway's best gathered at the Cort Theatre last night to celebrate the opening of BRIGHT STAR, a new musical by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin. On hand for the special occasion were Bebe Neuwirth, Santino Fontana, and Josh Young, as well as members from the creative team, including Walter Bobbie, Josh Rhodes, Peter Asher and more! Inspired by a real event, this 'unabashedly romantic' (The New York Times) original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past - and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. (more...)
Photo Coverage: The Cast of BRIGHT STAR Takes Their Opening Night Bows with Steve Martin & Edie Brickell!Photo Coverage: The Cast of BRIGHT STAR Takes Their Opening Night Bows with Steve Martin & Edie Brickell!
by Walter McBride - March 25, 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 just last night, March 24th, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for all of the festivities and you can check out photos from the first official curtain call below! (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 3/25/2016 - WAITRESS, DEAR EVAN HANSEN with Ben Platt & More!Broadway AM Report, 3/25/2016 - WAITRESS, DEAR EVAN HANSEN with Ben Platt & More!
by Jessica Khan - March 25, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: WAITRESS bakes on Broadway, DEAR EVAN HANSEN begins and more! (more...)
BWW Review: Carmen Cusack Shines In Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Southern Gothic BRIGHT STARBWW Review: Carmen Cusack Shines In Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Southern Gothic BRIGHT STAR
by Michael Dale - March 24, 2016

The pleasantly earnest new show boasts nice music and fine performances, but lacks engaging storytelling. (more...)
Review Roundup: BRIGHT STAR Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: BRIGHT STAR Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - March 24, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, BRIGHT STAR officially opens tonight, March 24, 2016 at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)
BWW TV: Watch Scenes from BRIGHT STAR on Broadway- Opens Tonight!BWW TV: Watch Scenes from BRIGHT STAR on Broadway- Opens Tonight!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 24, 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), with an official opening tonight, March 24th, 2016. Check out a first look at the Broadway cast in action below! (more...)
Whoa, Mama! Meet the Full Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Opening Tonight on BroadwayWhoa, Mama! Meet the Full Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - March 24, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, BRIGHT STAR began performances on February 25th and opens officially tonight, March 24th, 2016 at at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)
BWW Interview: BRIGHT STAR's Hannah Elless Is Gonna Shine Again on BroadwayBWW Interview: BRIGHT STAR's Hannah Elless Is Gonna Shine Again on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - March 24, 2016

This spring couldn't be brighter for Hannah Elless. Later today, the Michigan native will officially make her return to Broadway in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR, which opens tonight at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). (more...)

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