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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 - June 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...)
Breaking News: Broadway's BRIGHT STAR Sets Closing DateBreaking News: Broadway's BRIGHT STAR Sets Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - June 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...)
BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - The Tonys!BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - The Tonys!
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - June 9, 2016

After any given performance of Bright Star, we typically have between 20-40 people waiting at the stage door for autographs. It's interesting to observe how differently the people in our cast (and casts everywhere) deal with greeting fans at the stage door. Over the years, I've isolated a few categories: (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and BRIGHT STAR's Lizzie KlempererBWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and BRIGHT STAR's Lizzie Klemperer
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - June 7, 2016

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to add to our roster of exclusive talent and programing, Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch. Come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up in this new cooking show. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking! Today, we are excited to bring you the latest episode, featuring Bright Star's Lizzie Klemperer! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- BRIGHT STAR's Carmen CusackPhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees- BRIGHT STAR's Carmen Cusack
by Walter McBride - June 5, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next week, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Bright Star, Carmen Cusack, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)
BWW TV: Tony Nominee Carmen Cusack Sings from BRIGHT STAR at Stars in the Alley!BWW TV: Tony Nominee Carmen Cusack Sings from BRIGHT STAR at Stars in the Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 4, 2016

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, took place just yesterday June 3rd in Shubert Alley. Hosted by Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Mo Rocca, Broadway's best once again turned out for the annual performance - including Tony nominee Carmen Cusack, who performed 'Way back in the Day' from BRIGHT STAR! (more...)
BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Stage Door TypesBWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Stage Door Types
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - June 3, 2016

After any given performance of Bright Star, we typically have between 20-40 people waiting at the stage door for autographs. It's interesting to observe how differently the people in our cast (and casts everywhere) deal with greeting fans at the stage door. Over the years, I've isolated a few categories: (more...)
VIDEO: A Backstage Visit With BRIGHT STAR's Dee HotyVIDEO: A Backstage Visit With BRIGHT STAR's Dee Hoty
by Michael Dale - June 1, 2016

The two-time Tony nominee takes questions from Facebook users before the Wednesday matinee. (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...)
STAGE TUBE: Steve Martin & Carmen Cusack Talk Broadway's BRIGHT STAR on CBS THIS MORNINGSTAGE TUBE: Steve Martin & Carmen Cusack Talk Broadway's BRIGHT STAR on CBS THIS MORNING
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2016

Broadway's shining at the moment with Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's new musical BRIGHT STAR, featuring Tony nominee Carmen Cusack, currently playing at the Cort Theatre. In celebration of the show's run - not to mention five Tony nods - Martin and Cusack stopped by CBS THIS MORNING today, where they opened up about the process of bringing the musical to the Great White Way. Check out their interview below! (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...)
Tony Awards Close-Up: Sun Is Shining Hard on BRIGHT STAR's Carmen Cusack!Tony Awards Close-Up: Sun Is Shining Hard on BRIGHT STAR's Carmen Cusack!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 15, 2016

Carmen Cusack has finally made her Broadway debut, and it's in the role of a lifetime. She plays Alice Murphy (at two ages) in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR- a performance that earned her a nomination for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. Hear her story below! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Steve Martin Surprises Audience During Entr'acte at BRIGHT STARSTAGE TUBE: Steve Martin Surprises Audience During Entr'acte at BRIGHT STAR
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2016

Last night's BRIGHT STAR audience was pleasantly surprised at the start of Act 2 when Steve Martin joined the band onstage for the Entr'acte. Martin, who wrote the show's book and composed the music with Edie Brickell, played the banjo. Check out footage from the surprise performance below! (more...)
BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Understudying on Broadway: Part Two Ė Sandra DeNise and Sarah Jane ShanksBWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Understudying on Broadway: Part Two Ė Sandra DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 10, 2016

In this second part of Understudying on Broadway (you can find Part 1 here), I'm discussing the subject with two women who each have tons of experience, Sandra (Sandy) DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks, both currently covering the demanding, central role of 'Alice Murphy' in Bright Star. (I should mention that they both also cover the role of 'Lucy Grant,' and additionally, Sandy covers 'Mama Murphy!') (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Nominee Carmen Cusack Sing 'If You Knew My Story' from BRIGHT STARSTAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Nominee Carmen Cusack Sing 'If You Knew My Story' from BRIGHT STAR
by Stage Tube - May 10, 2016

Ghostlight Records recently 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. The album - produced by the legendary, multi-Grammy Award-winning producer, manager, and musician Peter Asher - will be available in stores everywhere beginning Friday, May 27. The digital booklet features full lyrics, show photos, liner notes from Martin, Brickell and Asher, in addition to a synopsis and essay by Bill Rosenfield. To order the album, please visit http://www.sh-k-boom.com/bright-star-original-broadway-cast-recording. Below, watch as Tony nominee Carmen Cusack records 'If You Knew My Story' in the studio! (more...)
In The Season of HAMILTON, Best Musical Nominee BRIGHT STAR Takes a Leap Of Faith Towards Tony NightIn The Season of HAMILTON, Best Musical Nominee BRIGHT STAR Takes a Leap Of Faith Towards Tony Night
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2016

With the chance for a Tony win looking far out of reach, the struggling musical tries building box office momentum with its five nominations. (more...)
Tony Awards Close-Up: What About BRIGHT STAR Brings Steve Martin and Edie Brickell the Most Joy? Find Out!Tony Awards Close-Up: What About BRIGHT STAR Brings Steve Martin and Edie Brickell the Most Joy? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 7, 2016

Can't get enough of Bright Star? The show earned five Tony nominations earlier this week, and it's thanks to the work of the show's creators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell- nominees for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Score. Below, watch as they tell us why watching audiences react brings them so much joy! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees - BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin & Edie BrickellPhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees - BRIGHT STAR's Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
by Walter McBride - May 6, 2016

On May 4, this year's Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score nominees BRIGHT STAR creators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)
BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Understudying on Broadway: Part One - Nuts and BoltsBWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Understudying on Broadway: Part One - Nuts and Bolts
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 5, 2016

Those of you who have seen Bright Star know what a tour de force the role of "Alice Murphy" is for our Tony/Drama Desk/Outer Critics Circle-nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. And while she seems to be indefatigable, ever in great voice, and able to do eight brilliant and emotional shows a week, plus any number of extracurricular appearances, it's only a matter of time (or vacation) before "Alice Murphy" will fall into the hands of one or both of her understudies, who have been preparing diligently for the big task. Lucky for us, those two women are the super-talented and highly experienced Sandra (Sandy) DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks, who, in their regular Bright Star tracks, carry an already heavy load as members of the ensemble, acting, singing, dancing, and set-moving their way through almost every scene in the show.  (more...)
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 ¬ďYour 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...)

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