VIDEO: Steve Martin & Stephen Colbert Sing About Their Friendship in a Fake Forest
On last night's LATE SHOW, Stephen Colbert and Steve Martin were just two best friends sitting in the forest, singing about friendship. What could be better? Later, Martin and Edie Brickell discuss their new musical BRIGHT STAR. Watch the clips below!
Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin has teamed with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell on the new Broadway musical BRIGHT STAR, directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. The show began previews at Broadway's Cort Theatre on February 25, with an official opening night set for Thursday, March 24, 2016.
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.
With music and book by Steve Martin and music and lyrics by Edie Brickell, Bright Star is based on an original story by Martin and Brickell and features direction by Walter Bobbie, choreography by Josh Rhodes, scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Tom Watson, musical supervision by Peter Asher, musical direction and vocal arrangements byRob Berman, and orchestrations by August Eriksmoen. Bright Star was developed and had its world premiere at The Old Globe in San Diego (Barry Edelstein, Artistic Director; Michael G. Murphy, Managing Director).