Featured Reviews For Bright Star


BWW Review: Carmen Cusack Shines In Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Southern Gothic BRIGHT STAR - BroadwayWorld
For a musical about literary folk, Bright Star's words never approach the stimulating freshness and intelligence of other current musicals about writers; namely HAMILTON, FUN HOME, the revival of SHE LOVES ME and Off-Broadway's DADDY LONG LEGS. Nice music, fine performances, but other than that, barely a twinkle.

Bright Star: EW stage review - Entertainment Weekly
It's Martin and Brickell's music that's the brightest star in Bright Star. The bluegrass sounds compliment the show's setting and era, Americana music with layered harmonies and beautiful use of banjo and fiddle. Not every song is a winner, but there are stirring ballads and toe-tapping numbers throughout that audience members will enjoy.


 

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by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2016
Ghostlight Records has released the original cast recording of Bright Star, the new musical from Grammy and Emmy Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell in digital formats today, Friday, April 29.
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - April 29, 2016
This week, I put out a request for questions for me and the Bright Star cast. 
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - April 26, 2016
Our Bright Star original cast recording (OCR) comes out this week!
by TV News Desk - April 22, 2016
A.J. Shively, currently starring in the new Broadway musical BRIGHT STAR by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, honored Craig and Karen Munk with his performance of “Your Passion.'
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - April 21, 2016
Hello, Broadway World!
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2016
The Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to present Tony-nominated composer Jeff Blumenkrantz, who was joined by his Bright Star cast mates to perform an evening of his original songs. Scroll down for photos from the concert!
by TV News Desk - April 19, 2016
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell introduced the cast of their new musical BRIGHT STAR, who gave a live performance of a number from the show, 'Whoa Mama,' led by Carmen Cusack and Paul Alexander Nolan.
by TV News Desk - April 19, 2016
Comedy icon Steve Martin and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell have recorded two albums together and won a Grammy for their American roots music. Now they team up on the new Broadway musical, BRIGHT STAR.
by TV News Desk - April 19, 2016
NBC has announced that today, April 19th, BRIGHT STAR creators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell will stop by THE TODAY SHOW to talk about their new Broadway musical. Later in the show, the cast of Bright Star will perform.
by TV News Desk - April 8, 2016
NBC has announced that BRIGHT STAR creators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell will stop by the TODAY show to talk about their new Broadway musical. Later in the show, the cast of BRIGHT STAR will perform.
by BWW News Desk - April 5, 2016
Carmen Cusack, who currently stars in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's new hit musical on Broadway, Bright Star, sang the National Anthem earlier today at the New York Yankee's Opening Day. Scroll down for photos of her on the field!
by Walter McBride - March 28, 2016
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 opened last Thursday, March 24th, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Sarah Jane Shanks with the company!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 26, 2016
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 opened on Thursday, March 24th, 2016. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night, and we're taking you inside the after party with the full company below!
by Michael Dale - March 25, 2016
If you think HAMILTON tickets are hard to come by, you should have been there in 1988, when Martin and Williams played a limited Off-Broadway run.
by Walter McBride - March 25, 2016
With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, Bright Starbegan performances on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), and opened just last night, March 24th, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for all of the festivities and you can check out photos from the after party below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 25, 2016
What went down at the Bright Star curtain call last night? Lots of applause; lots of love; and lots of banjo! Watch below as the cast is joined onstage by creators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell as they perform the show's anthem, 'Sun's Gonna Shine.'
by TV - Red Carpets - March 25, 2016
Broadway's best gathered at the Cort Theatre last night to celebrate the opening of BRIGHT STAR, a new musical by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin. On hand for the special occasion were Bebe Neuwirth, Santino Fontana, and Josh Young, as well as members from the creative team, including Walter Bobbie, Josh Rhodes, Peter Asher and more! Inspired by a real event, this 'unabashedly romantic' (The New York Times) original musical 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.
by Walter McBride - March 25, 2016
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 opened just last night, March 24th, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for all of the festivities and you can check out photos from the first official curtain call below!
by Jessica Khan - March 25, 2016
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: WAITRESS bakes on Broadway, DEAR EVAN HANSEN begins and more!
by Michael Dale - March 24, 2016
The pleasantly earnest new show boasts nice music and fine performances, but lacks engaging storytelling.