Steve Martin & Edie Brickell’s Bright Star Begins B’way Previews

first_imgCarmen Cusack in ‘Bright Star'(Photo by Joan Marcus) Bright Star Star Files The Broadway spotlight will finally shine on Carmen Cusack on February 25 when she makes her Main Stem debut in Bright Star. Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie, the new tuner from Steve Martin and Edie Brickell is scheduled to officially open on March 24 at the Cort Theatre.The cast will also include A.J. Shively, Michael Mulheren, Stephen Bogardus, Dee Hoty, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Paul Alexander Nolan, Hannah Elless, Stephen Lee Anderson and Emily Padgett.Bright Star, which features music by Martin and Brickell, lyrics by Brickell and a book by Martin, is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and travels between 1945 and 1923. Billy Cane (Shively), a young soldier just home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy (Cusack), the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives.The tuner previously played a limited engagement at San Diego’s Old Globe in 2014 and also ran at D.C.’s Kennedy Center late last year. Related Showscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 Carmen Cusack View Commentslast_img

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