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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...)
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...)

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