New Musical Bright Star, By Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Receives New York Workshop March 6-7
By Carey Purcell
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's musical Bright Star receives a private workshop in New York March 6-7.
Bright Star is based on an original short story by Martin and Brickell.
Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie directed the musical, and Rob Berman provided musical direction.
Bright Star features music by Brickell and Martin, including the Grammy Award-winning "Love Has Come For You," with lyrics by Brickell and a book by Martin.
Here's how an Equity casting notice describes the show: "Bright Star is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and takes us between 1945 and 1922, as a young man returns from war and uncovers hidden yearnings and dark secrets about his past. Features a bluegrass score including songs from Edie Brickell and Steve Martin’s new album 'Love Has Come for You.'"
Prior to its Old Globe workshop, Bright Star played a sold-out run as part of the Vassar & New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater season, directed by Bobbie.
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