From Grammy winners Steve Martin and Edie Brickell comes BRIGHT STAR, the new Broadway musical that "brings a fresh breeze to the spring theater season" (Charles Isherwood of The New York Times).
Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie and inspired by a real event, this "downright wonderful" (Newsday) original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s. Literary editor Alice Murphy's relationship with a young soldier just home from World War II awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past â€” and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.
Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful â€” and "Broadway's most beautiful show" (WABC).
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: Belk Theater(Charlotte, NC)
130 North Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
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by Jeffrey Kare - April 18, 2018
Originating from the 2013 collaborative album by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell titled Love Has Come for You, Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in the 1920s and '40s. The musical was inspired by the true story of a five-day-old baby who fell approximately 50 feet from a train into Big River in Irondale, Missouri on August 14th, 1902.
by BWW News Desk - February 27, 2018
Producer Joey Parnes announced today new casting for the US Tour of Bright Star, the new musical from Grammy®, Emmy® and Academy Award®-winning Steve Martin and Grammy Award®-winning Edie Brickell.