Watch Steve Martin Surprise Bright Star Audience!

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The award-winning artist joined the band prior to the beginning of the second act.
Steve Martin, Carmen Cusack and Edie Brickell
Steve Martin, Carmen Cusack and Edie Brickell Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Steve Martin, who co-created the new, Tony-nominated musical Bright Star with Edie Brickell, made a surprise appearance at the Cort Theatre May 13.

Prior to the musical's second act, comedic actor and musician Martin joined the band for the musical's Entr’acte.

"He made a surprise appearance, starting with his back to the audience, banjo strapped over his shoulder, and then turned around revealing himself to the crowd, and played along with the band," a spokesperson for the production told Playbill.com. Following a wave from Martin, the new musical continued.

Cast member Hannah Elless tweeted a video from the wings:

Radio host Julie James posted a video from the audience:

Bright Star was recently nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

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