Bright Star is based on an original short story by Martin and Brickell.
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.