Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, the creators of the new Broadway musical Bright Star, appeared on the March 15 broadcast of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Martin and the TV host joined forces for a comedic duet about friendship.
Martin was also joined by his Broadway collaborator, Brickell. The two artists discussed their initial meeting and the creation of their new musical.
Bright Star is currently in previews at the Cort Theatre following a recent limited engagement at the Kennedy Center. Walter Bobbie directs.
Inspired by a true event, Bright Star, according to press notes, "tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 40s. When successful literary editor Alice Murphy meets an ambitious young soldier just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to confront her past. Together they discover a stunning secret with the power to transform their lives."