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Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA

Presented by Center Theatre Group, "Bright Star" opened at the Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20. Go inside opening night below!

The Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, with music, lyrics and story by Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winner Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell, is directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Performances will continue through November 19, 2017.

The cast includes "Bright Star" Tony Award nominee Carmen Cusak, Stephen LeeAnderson, 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.

The production is designed by Tony Award winner Eugene Lee, with costumes by Tony Award winner Jane Greenwood, lighting by Obie Award winner and Tony Award nominee Japhy Weideman and sound by Drama Desk Award winner and Tony Award nominee Nevin Steinberg.

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.

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Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
From left, creators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell and director Walter Bobbie backstage after the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
From left, Paul Simon and cast member A.J. Shively backstage after the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
From left, creator Steve Martin and cast member A.J. Shively backstage after the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
From left, cast member A.J. Shively and actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson backstage after the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
From left, cast member PatRick Cummings, director Walter Bobbie and cast member A.J. Shively backstage after the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
From left, cast member PatRick Cummings, creator Edie Brickell and cast member A.J. Shively backstage after the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
From left, cast member Kaitlyn Davidson, creator Edie Brickell and Maddie Shea Baldwin backstage after the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Cast member Carmen Cusack and actor Paul Telfer at the after party for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
From left, actor Sharon Lawrence and cast member Carmen Cusack at the after party for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Cast members A.J. Shively and Carmen Cusack at the after party for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
From left, cast members Allison Briner-Dardenne, PatRick Cummings and Carmen Cusack at the after party for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Cast members Jeff Blumenkrantz and Kaitlyn Davidson at the after party for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Cast member Carmen Cusack and director Walter Bobbie at the after party for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Cast members A.J. Shively and Maddie Shea Baldwin at the after party for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
The cast takes their bow for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
The cast takes their bow for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
The cast takes their bow for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
From left, music supervisor Peter Asher, creator Edie Brickell and creator Steve Martin arrive for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Actors Mark Feurstein and Suzanne Cryer arrive for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Actor Eric McCormack arrives for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson arrives for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Actor Barrett Foa arrives for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Actor Sharon Lawrence arrives for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Actor Charles Shaughnessy arrives for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Music supervisor Peter Asher arrives for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Actor Lea Thompson arrives for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Actor LorEtta Devine arrives for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Actor Donna Lynne Champlin arrives for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Actor Lisa Ann Walter arrives for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Actor Joshua Malina arrives for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Actor Kate Linder arrives for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Actor Sydelle Noel arrives for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Actor Alex Wyse arrives for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Actor/writer Peter Paige arrives for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
Actor Aaron Takahashi arrives for the opening night performance of "Bright Star" at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)


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