Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Carmen Cusack and Company in Rehearsal for BRIGHT STAR at the Ahmanson; Cast Complete!

Rehearsals have begun and the full cast is set for "Bright Star" at the Ahmanson Theatre. Presented by Center Theatre Group, the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, with music, lyrics and story by Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winner Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell, will be directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. It begins previews October 11, opens October 20 and runs through November 19, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!

Joining the previously announced Carmen Cusack, the cast includes Stephen Lee Anderson, David Atkinson, Jeff Austin, Maddie Shea Baldwin, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Allison Briner-Dardenne, PatRick Cummings, Kaitlyn Davidson, A.J. Shively, Devin Archer, Kelly Baker, Audrey Cardwell, Max Chernin, Robin De Lano, Richard Gatta, David Kirk Grant, Donna Louden, Kevin McMahon, Alessa Neeck, Robert Pieranunzi and Michael Starr.

Inspired by a real event, this original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and enthralling performances.

The "Bright Star" creative team includes Tony and Emmy Award winner Eugene Lee (scenic design), Tony Award winner Jane Greenwood (costume design), Tony Award nominee Japhy Weideman (lighting design), Tony Award nominee Nevin Steinberg (sound design), Tom Watson (hair and wig design), Grammy Award winner Peter Asher (music supervision), Rob Berman (supervising music director and vocal arrangements) and Tony Award nominee August Eriksmoen (orchestrations).

Tickets for "Bright Star" are available by calling (213) 972-4400, online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org or at the Center Theatre Group Box Office located at the Ahmanson Theatre. Tickets range from $30 - $130 (ticket prices are subject to change). The Ahmanson Theatre is located at The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, 90012.

Photo Credit: Craig Schwartz



Related Stories

More Hot Stories For You


Cast Announced For THE CHINESE LADYCast Announced For THE CHINESE LADY
October 7, 2022

Next month, The Studio Theatre™ Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) opens a REGIONAL PREMIER and the second production of its seventh season, The Chinese Lady by Lloyd Suh.   

SAY A LITTLE PRAYER Kicks Off Choral Artists Of Sarasota's 44th SeasonSAY A LITTLE PRAYER Kicks Off Choral Artists Of Sarasota's 44th Season
October 7, 2022

Choral Artists of Sarasota's 44th season, entitled “United in Song,” begins with “Say a Little Prayer,” Sunday, October 30, 5 p.m., at Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota.

TheaterWorksUSA and La Mirada Theatre Bring Two Musicals To The West Coast, DOG MAN and THE LIGHTNING THIEFTheaterWorksUSA and La Mirada Theatre Bring Two Musicals To The West Coast, DOG MAN and THE LIGHTNING THIEF
October 7, 2022

Acclaimed creators of family entertainment TheaterWorksUSA has partnered with California's La Mirada Theatre to present high-quality theatre for young audiences. This partnership will allow the New York-based TheaterWorksUSA to offer their original musicals as part of La Mirada's Programs for Young Audiences Series. 

MAMMA MIA! Wins Best Theatre Production In The Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2022MAMMA MIA! Wins Best Theatre Production In The Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2022
October 7, 2022

Global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! won Best Theatre Production in the 2022 held at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes on 5 October. 

MIX Festival 2022 Set For This Weekend in TurkeyMIX Festival 2022 Set For This Weekend in Turkey
October 7, 2022

Let the preparations for MIX Festival 2022 begin! The 'polyphonic festival' MIX returns to the city on October 7 -8!