Bright Star Broadway

$45-$145

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.

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 meets an ambitious young soldier 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.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

Cort Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
138 West 48th St. Seating Chart
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by BWW Special Coverage - June 26, 2016
Bright Star, the new musical from 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, plays its final Broadway performance today, June 26, after 30 preview and 109 regular performances. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through Bright Star's journey on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2016
Producer Joey Parnes has announced that Bright Star, the new musical from 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell,will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, June 26, after 30 preview and 109 regular performances.
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - June 9, 2016
After any given performance of Bright Star, we typically have between 20-40 people waiting at the stage door for autographs. It's interesting to observe how differently the people in our cast (and casts everywhere) deal with greeting fans at the stage door. Over the years, I've isolated a few categories:
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - June 7, 2016
BroadwayWorld is thrilled to add to our roster of exclusive talent and programing, Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch. Come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up in this new cooking show. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking! Today, we are excited to bring you the latest episode, featuring Bright Star's Lizzie Klemperer!
by Walter McBride - June 5, 2016
On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next week, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Bright Star, Carmen Cusack, as captured by Walter McBride!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 4, 2016
STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, took place just yesterday June 3rd in Shubert Alley. Hosted by Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Mo Rocca, Broadway's best once again turned out for the annual performance - including Tony nominee Carmen Cusack, who performed 'Way back in the Day' from BRIGHT STAR!
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - June 3, 2016
After any given performance of Bright Star, we typically have between 20-40 people waiting at the stage door for autographs. It's interesting to observe how differently the people in our cast (and casts everywhere) deal with greeting fans at the stage door. Over the years, I've isolated a few categories:
by Michael Dale - June 1, 2016
The two-time Tony nominee takes questions from Facebook users before the Wednesday matinee.
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 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 online and in stores today, Friday, May 27.
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2016
Broadway's shining at the moment with Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's new musical BRIGHT STAR, featuring Tony nominee Carmen Cusack, currently playing at the Cort Theatre. In celebration of the show's run - not to mention five Tony nods - Martin and Cusack stopped by CBS THIS MORNING today, where they opened up about the process of bringing the musical to the Great White Way. Check out their interview below!
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 16, 2016
Today I'm addressing another excellent question from @JudyMolnar: 'What are some favorite items Bright Star cast members have in their dressing rooms? Show & tell.'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 15, 2016
Carmen Cusack has finally made her Broadway debut, and it's in the role of a lifetime. She plays Alice Murphy (at two ages) in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR- a performance that earned her a nomination for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. Hear her story below!
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2016
Last night's BRIGHT STAR audience was pleasantly surprised at the start of Act 2 when Steve Martin joined the band onstage for the Entr'acte. Martin, who wrote the show's book and composed the music with Edie Brickell, played the banjo. Check out footage from the surprise performance below!
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 10, 2016
In this second part of Understudying on Broadway (you can find Part 1 here), I'm discussing the subject with two women who each have tons of experience, Sandra (Sandy) DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks, both currently covering the demanding, central role of 'Alice Murphy' in Bright Star. (I should mention that they both also cover the role of 'Lucy Grant,' and additionally, Sandy covers 'Mama Murphy!')
by Stage Tube - May 10, 2016
Ghostlight Records recently 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. The album - produced by the legendary, multi-Grammy Award-winning producer, manager, and musician Peter Asher - will be available in stores everywhere beginning Friday, May 27. The digital booklet features full lyrics, show photos, liner notes from Martin, Brickell and Asher, in addition to a synopsis and essay by Bill Rosenfield. To order the album, please visit http://www.sh-k-boom.com/bright-star-original-broadway-cast-recording. Below, watch as Tony nominee Carmen Cusack records 'If You Knew My Story' in the studio!
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2016
With the chance for a Tony win looking far out of reach, the struggling musical tries building box office momentum with its five nominations.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 7, 2016
Can't get enough of Bright Star? The show earned five Tony nominations earlier this week, and it's thanks to the work of the show's creators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell- nominees for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Score. Below, watch as they tell us why watching audiences react brings them so much joy!
by Walter McBride - May 6, 2016
On May 4, this year's Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score nominees BRIGHT STAR creators Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, as captured by Walter McBride!
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 5, 2016
Those of you who have seen Bright Star know what a tour de force the role of "Alice Murphy" is for our Tony/Drama Desk/Outer Critics Circle-nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. And while she seems to be indefatigable, ever in great voice, and able to do eight brilliant and emotional shows a week, plus any number of extracurricular appearances, it's only a matter of time (or vacation) before "Alice Murphy" will fall into the hands of one or both of her understudies, who have been preparing diligently for the big task. Lucky for us, those two women are the super-talented and highly experienced Sandra (Sandy) DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks, who, in their regular Bright Star tracks, carry an already heavy load as members of the ensemble, acting, singing, dancing, and set-moving their way through almost every scene in the show. 
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016
With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, Bright Star is now open at the Cort Theatre. Randy Jones and Victor Garber attended yesterday's performance - check out photos from their visit below!