Steve Martin-Edie Brickell Bright Star Musical Is Broadway Bound

News   Steve Martin-Edie Brickell Bright Star Musical Is Broadway Bound Producer Joey Parnes announced June 16 that the new musical Bright Star, from Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, will play a limited engagement at the Kennedy Center prior to an anticipated spring 2016 opening on Broadway.

Directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie, the Kennedy Center engagement will begin previews Dec. 2 with an official opening night of Dec. 17. Performances will continue through Jan. 10, 2016.

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."

With music and book by Martin and music and lyrics by Brickell, the production will also have choreography by Josh Rhodes, scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, musical supervision by Peter Asher, musical direction and vocal arrangements by Rob Berman and orchestrations by August Eriksmoen.

Bright Star was developed and had its world premiere at The Old Globe in San Diego.

Additional information, including casting, will be announced shortly.

Tickets starting at $45 go on sale to the public Sept. 9. For more information visit Kennedy-center.org or call (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324.

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