Steve Martin-Edie Brickell Musical Bright Star Premieres at Vassar

Bright Star, the new musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, begins its sold-out run July 12 as part of the Vassar & New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater season.

Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie ( Chicago, Venus in Fur) directs the production that runs through July 14 at Martel Theater on the Vassar College campus in Poughkeepsie, NY. It has a score by Martin ("SNL," "Father of the Bride," "The Jerk") and Brickell of the New Bohemians. Martin also penned the book. The cast features Stephen Bogardus ( Falsettos), Mare Winningham ( Tribes), Michael Esper ( American Idiot, The Lyons), Cory Michael Smith ( Breakfast at Tiffany's, C*ck), Phoebe Strole ( Spring Awakening), Skipp Sudduth ( South Pacific) and Carmen Cusack ( Wicked, South Pacific, Carrie).

Here's how it's billed: " Bright Star brings to life a stirring story set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The story takes us between 1945 and 1922, as a young man returns from war and uncovers hidden yearnings and dark secrets about his past."

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