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Up on the Marquee: BRIGHT STAR

The Broadway premiere of the new musical Bright Star from Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell and directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie, will begin previews at Broadway's Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) on Thursday, February 25, with an official opening night set for Thursday, March 24. Check out photos of the marquee below!

As previously announced, Carmen Cusack will make her Broadway debut as Alice, a role she originated in Bright Star's world premiere production, and will be joined by co-stars Paul Alexander Nolan, Tony Award nominee Michael Mulheren, A.J. Shively, Hannah Elless, Tony Award nomineeStephen Bogardus, three-time Tony Award nominee Dee Hoty, Stephen Lee Anderson, Emily Padgett, Tony Award nominee Jeff Blumenkrantz, along with Maddie Shea Baldwin, Allison Briner-Dardenne,Max Chernin, Patrick Cummings, Sandra DeNise, Richard Gatta, Lizzie Klemperer, Michael X. Martin, William Michals, Tony Roach, Sarah Jane Shanks and William Youmans.

Inspired by an astonishing true event, the wholly original new musical Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 40s. When successful literary editor Alice Murphy (Cusack) meets an ambitious young soldier (A.J. Shively) just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to confront a shocking incident from her past. Together they discover a long-buried secret with the power to transform their lives.

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Up on the Marquee: BRIGHT STAR
Theatre Marquee unveiling for the Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Broadway Musical 'Bright Star' directed by Walter Bobbie at the Cort Theatre on February 1, 2016 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: BRIGHT STAR
Theatre Marquee unveiling for the Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Broadway Musical 'Bright Star' directed by Walter Bobbie at the Cort Theatre on February 1, 2016 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: BRIGHT STAR
Theatre Marquee unveiling for the Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Broadway Musical 'Bright Star' directed by Walter Bobbie at the Cort Theatre on February 1, 2016 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: BRIGHT STAR
Theatre Marquee unveiling for the Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Broadway Musical 'Bright Star' directed by Walter Bobbie at the Cort Theatre on February 1, 2016 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: BRIGHT STAR
Theatre Marquee unveiling for the Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Broadway Musical 'Bright Star' directed by Walter Bobbie at the Cort Theatre on February 1, 2016 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: BRIGHT STAR
Theatre Marquee unveiling for the Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Broadway Musical 'Bright Star' directed by Walter Bobbie at the Cort Theatre on February 1, 2016 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: BRIGHT STAR
Theatre Marquee unveiling for the Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Broadway Musical 'Bright Star' directed by Walter Bobbie at the Cort Theatre on February 1, 2016 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: BRIGHT STAR
Theatre Marquee unveiling for the Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Broadway Musical 'Bright Star' directed by Walter Bobbie at the Cort Theatre on February 1, 2016 in New York City.

Up on the Marquee: BRIGHT STAR
Theatre Marquee unveiling for the Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Broadway Musical 'Bright Star' directed by Walter Bobbie at the Cort Theatre on February 1, 2016 in New York City.

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