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VIDEO: A Backstage Visit With BRIGHT STAR's Dee Hoty

Playing Broadway's classy ladies is a Dee Hoty specialty. From ME AND MY GIRL's aristocratic Lady Jacqueline to CITY OF ANGEL's alluring Alaura to her Best Actress in a Musical nominations for THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES and THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE GOES PUBLIC all the wall up to last season's turn as the worldly Aunt Alicia in GIGI.

The Broadway favorite is currently exuding her grace in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Tony-nominated musical BRIGHT STAR.

Before this afternoon's matinee, Dee Hoty allowed fans a peek into her dressing room for a Q&A session with Facebook members. Among the subjects covered were her training as an actor, pre-performance rituals and her onstage mother-daughter relationship with BRIGHT STAR's leading lady Carmen Cusack.

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 officially opened on Thursday, March 24th, 2016. For more information, visit

Bright Star is the "unabashedly romantic" (The New York Times) original musical that tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past - and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.

Bright Star is produced on Broadway by Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, Zebulon LLC, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Len Blavatnik, James L. Nederlander, Carson & Joseph Gleberman, Balboa Park Productions, in association with Rodger Hess, Broadway Across America, Sally Jacobs & Warren Baker, Exeter Capital, Agnes Gund,True Love Productions, and The Old Globe.

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