Bright Star - Broadway Creative Team


Bright Star Broadway

Production Staff

Edie Brickell Music and Lyrics
Edie Arlisa Brickell (born March 10, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter widely known for 1988's Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars, the debut album by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, which went to No. 4 on the Billboard albums chart. She is married to singer-songwriter Paul Simon. Love Has Come for You was released on April 23, 2013. The album is a collaboration with Steve Martin. Both appeared on talk shows, such as The View and Late Show with David Letterman, to promote the album in April 2013. Starting in May 2013, she toured with Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers throughout North ... read more
Steve Martin Book and Music
Joey Parnes Productions General Manager
Catherine Adler Producer
Jay Alix Producer
Broadway: The Piano Lesson, POTUS, Is This A Room, Gary, King Lear, Three Tall Women, Once On This Island, Meteor Shower, Hello, Dolly! (Tony Award); A Doll's House, Part 2; The Glass Menagerie; Indecent; Anastasia; The Front Page; The Humans (Tony Award); Bright Star; A View From the Bridge (Tony Award); The Crucible; Skylight (Tony Award); A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder (Tony Award). ... read more
Peter Asher Musical Supervisor
Warren Baker Producer
Rob Berman Musical Director and Vocal Arranger
Len Blavatnik Producer
Walter Bobbie Director
Walter Bobbie won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards as director of the international hit Chicago which and has become the longest-running revival in Broadway history. Recent directing includes David Ives's New Jerusalem, Venus in Fur, and The School for Lies, all at Classic Stage Company, Ives' The Other Woman at EST, as well as Jeff Talbott's The Submission at MCC, Evan Smith's The Savannah Disputation at Playwrights Horizons, Christopher Durang's The Marriage of Bette & Boo at the Roundabout, and Terrence McNally's Golden Age at the Kennedy Center. Broadway credits include White Christmas, High Fidelity, Sweet ... read more
Michelle Bosch Assistant Stage Manager
Broadway: Jersey Boys, Hairspray, Little Women, Avenue Q, Wicked, A Year With Frog and Toad, Dance Of the Vampires, Sweet Smell of Success, Into the Woods, Rent, Annie Get Your Gun, Not About Nightingales, The Old Neighborhood. Several Off-Broadway and Off Off-Broadway productions. ... read more
Andrew Britt Associate Director
Exeter Capital Producer
Howie Cherpakov Casting
Jamie deRoy Producer
Jamie Gruber, better known by her stage name Jamie deRoy, is an American producer of Broadway plays, and a cabaret, stage, film and TV performer. She has co-produced 60 Broadway shows and 46 off-Broadway shows. ... read more
Diana DiMenna Producer
Diana DiMenna is a Broadway Producer. Shows include What the Constitution Means to Me, Network, The Iceman Cometh, Three Tall Women, Meteor Shower, A Doll's House, Part 2, Bright Star. ... read more
August Eriksmoen Orchestrator
Recent orchestrations and/or dance arrangements: Memphis (Broadway), Romantic Poetry (M.T.C.), All Shook Up (1st national tour), Walmartopia (cast recording), Berlin, Imperfect Chemistry (cast recording), Always...Patsy Cline, Honky Tonk Angels. Coming up: The Addams Family, The Big Time. Broadway/Tours: All Shook Up (conductor), Ring Of Fire (Assoc. M.D., cast recording), Rent (Assoc. Conductor), The Full Monty (conductor, 1st national). ... read more
Joseph Gleberman Producer
Carson Gleberman Producer
Jane Greenwood Costume Designer
More than 100 Broadway/Off-Broadway credits including: Present Laughter, A View From the Bridge, Waiting for Godot, Thurgood, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Trumpery, Heartbreak House, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, On Golden Pond, A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Master Class, The Sisters Rosensweig. Metropolitan Opera: revival of Adriana Lecouvreur (2009), Dialogue of the Carmelites, The Great Gatsby; Chicago Lyric Opera: Nabucco and Rigoletto; SF Opera: La Favorita. Film: Arthur, Can't Stop the Music, Glengarry Glen Ross. Awards: Irene Sharaff Life Time Achievement Award, Theatre Hall of Fame, 15 Tony Award nominations. Professor, Yale School of Drama. ... read more
Agnes Gund Producer
Rodger Hess Producer
Una Jackman Producer
Broadway: Hello, Dolly! (Tony Award); A Doll's House, Part 2; The Glass Menagerie; Indecent; Anastasia; The Front Page; The Humans (Tony Award); Bright Star; A View From the Bridge (Tony Award); The Crucible; Skylight (Tony Award); A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder (Tony Award). ... read more
Sally Jacobs Producer
Cricket Jiranek Producer
John Johnson Producer
Associate Producer at Joey Parnes Productions. Broadway: Associate Producer on HAIR, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Lombardi, The Merchant of Venice. With Elizabeth I. McCann & Joey Parnes: The Play About the Baby, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia, Tuesdays with Morrie, Beckett/Albee, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Well, Butley, Passing Strange, Equus. Tony Award Productions from 2001 - 2008; served as Associate Producer in 2007 & 2008. Concerts: Working at The Zipper Theatre; Rated RSO at Joe's Pub; NewMusicalTheatre.com Launch Concert at Le Poisson Rouge, NewMusicalTheatre.com Live at The Canal Room, Morgan Karr at Joe's Pub, Drew Gasparini & Friends at Joe's ... read more
Eugene Lee Scenic Designer
Is resident designer at Trinity Rep and a resident artist at Long Wharf Theatre. He is the production designer of “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” Other Broadway credits: Bright Star, Ragtime, Show Boat and Sweeney Todd. Film credits: Coppola’s Hammett, Huston’s Mr. North, Malle’s Vanya on 42nd Street and Demme’s A Master Builder. BFA: Art Institute of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon. MFA: Yale School of Drama. Three honorary PhDs. Awards: Tony, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Emmy Awards; Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence; Pell Award; and DesignxRI Lifetime Achievement Award. A ... read more
Zebulon LLC Producer
James L. Nederlander is President of the Nederlander Organization and son of James M. Nederlander (Chairman). He is the third generation of a family known for owning and operating theatres around the world as well as theatrical productions, cultural presentations and popular music attractions. Current productions include West Side Story, The Addams Family, Next to Normal and Race. Upcoming productions include a live show with magician David Blaine. ... read more
Anjee Nero Stage Manager
The Shubert Organization is America's oldest professional theatre company and the largest theatre owner on the Broadway. Since the dawn of the 20th Century, Shubert has operated hundreds of theatres and produced hundreds of plays and musicals both in New York City and throughout the United States. Shubert currently owns and operates seventeen Broadway theatres and six off-Broadway venues. ... read more
Joey Parnes Producer
Michael J. Passaro Production Stage Manager
Broadway: Evita, How To Succeed..., Promises..., A Steady Rain, Impressionism, White Christmas, Phantom, Les Misérables, History Boys, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cabaret, Frog and Toad, Dance of the Vampires, Sweet Smell of Success, Carousel, Angels in America, Will Rogers Follies. MFA, NYU. Faculty, Yale University. ... read more
Edward Pierce Scenic Design Supervision
Broadway/tours: Wicked (worldwide), Bright Star, Amazing Grace, Holler If Ya Hear Me, The Other Place, A Streetcar Named Desire, Shatner's World, Billy Elliot, 9 to 5, The Pirate Queen, Aida, Ragtime, Cabaret, Noise/Funk. NBC's "Maya & Marty," Universal Kids' "Sprout House." edwardpierce.com ... read more
Seymour Red Press Music Coordinator
Josh Rhodes Choreographer
Josh's choreography has been featured on Broadway, the West End in London, film, television, and in theaters all across the U.S. He has had the great pleasure of choreographing for some of musical theater's best actors and some of the dance worlds greatest dancers. On Broadway he choreographed Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, First Date, It Shoulda Been You, and Bright Star. He was also the choreographer of Carousel on London's West End. Josh has directed and choreographed numerous productions at New York City Centre Encores, the MUNY, The Asolo Rep. and the Old Globe. as well as ... read more
Philip J. Smith Producer
(Chairman, The Shubert Organization)
Philip J. Smith is the Chairman and Co-CEO of the Shubert Organization. ... read more
Nevin Steinberg Sound Designer
Recent Broadway credits include: Dear Evan Hansen, The Cher Show, Bandstand, Bright Star, Hamilton, It Shoulda Been You, Mothers and Sons, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (Tony nomination), The Performers, Magic/Bird. Off-Broadway, Steinberg worked on Dear Evan Hansen (Second Stage), Hamilton (The Public Theater), The Landing (The Vineyard Theatre), Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons). Steinberg is the Audio Consultant for Carnegie Hall's Isaac Stern Auditorium, and has worked on over thirty Broadway productions as a former founding principal of Acme Sound Partners and for that work received five additional Tony nominations for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad ... read more
Sue Wagner Producer
Robert E. Wankel Producer
(President, The Shubert Organization)
Robert E. Wankel is the President and Co-CEO of the Shubert Organization. ... read more
Tom Watson Hair and Wig Designer
Tom Watson is head of the wig and makeup department at the Metropolitan Opera. He has designed wigs for more than 45 Broadway productions. Current and recent Broadway designs include The Addams Family; Promises, Promises; Elling; Million Dollar Quartet; Mrs. Warren's Profession; Wicked; Rock of Ages; South Pacific; Sondheim on Sondheim; A View from the Bridge; and Sunday in the Park with George. ... read more
Japhy Weideman Lighting Designer
Off-Broadway: Sons of the Prophet, Tigers Be Still (Roundabout); All New People, The Talls (Second Stage); The Singing Forest (The Public/NYSF); Thinner Than Water, Jack Goes Boating (LAByrinth Theater Co, Drama Desk nom); Apple Cove (Women's Project); Frankenstein (Soho Rep, Drama Desk Nom). International: Blackbird (West End); Troilus and Cressida (RSC); Electra (Epidaurus- Greece). Opera: Bluebeard's Castle/Il Prigioniero (La Scala, Nederlandse Opera); Eugene Onegin, Don Giovanni (Opéra de Lyon). Regional: ACT, Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Houston Grand Opera, Huntington Theater Co, The Old Globe, Santa Fe Opera, Shakespeare Theater Co, Signature Theatre Co, Westport, others. ... read more
Lee Wilkins Associate Choreographer
Broadway: ELF (original cast), Spamalot, Wonderful Town, Kiss Me, Kate. Associate Choreography: Minsky’s, Company (starring Neil Patrick Harris), Sondheim: The Birthday Concert (Avery Fisher Hall), On the Town (Los Angeles Philharmonic) and the new Broadway production of Cinderella in 2013. ... read more
Kate Wilson Dialect Coach

Awards and Nominations

2016 Drama Desk Awards
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical: Jane Greenwood was nominated but did not win.
Outstanding Music: Edie Brickell won.
Outstanding Music: Steve Martin won.
Outstanding Orchestrations: August Eriksmoen was nominated but did not win.
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical: Nevin Steinberg was nominated but did not win.

2016 Drama League Awards
Distinguished Performance Award: Carmen Cusack was nominated but did not win.
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical: Bright Star was nominated but did not win.

2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Broadway or off-Broadway): Steve Martin was nominated but did not win.
Outstanding Choreography: Josh Rhodes was nominated but did not win.
Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical): Jane Greenwood was nominated but did not win.
Outstanding Director of a Musical: Walter Bobbie was nominated but did not win.
Outstanding New Broadway Musical: Bright Star won.
Outstanding New Score (Broadway or off-Broadway): Edie Brickell won.
Outstanding New Score (Broadway or off-Broadway): Steve Martin won.

2016 Tony Awards
Best Book of a Musical: Steve Martin was nominated but did not win.
Best Musical: Bright Star was nominated but did not win.
Best Orchestrations: August Eriksmoen was nominated but did not win.
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: Steve Martin was nominated but did not win.
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: Edie Brickell was nominated but did not win.

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