Carmen Cusack, who earned a Tony Award nomination for her Broadway debut in the musical Bright Star, will reprise her performance as Alice Murphy when the show plays Los Angeles’ Ahmanson Theatre.
The Center Theatre Group production will run October 11 through November 19. Opening night is set for October 20.
The musical, directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, received a Tony nomination for Best Musical in 2016; also nominated were Steve Martin and Edie Brickell for their bluegrass-infused score, Martin for the book, and August Eriksmoen for Best Orchestrations.
Inspired by a true story, Bright Star travels through 1920s and 1940s North Carolina as magazine editor Alice Murphy tells her story of love, loss, and redemption.
Prior to starring in Bright Star, Cusack appeared in the U.K. in Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera, Off-Broadway in Carrie, and as Elphaba in various productions of Wicked around the world. Her recent solo show, If You Knew My Story, featured several songs from Bright Star, including numbers that were ultimately cut.
As previously announced, the Center Theatre Group season will also include the world premiere of David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori's Soft Power, The Red Shoes, Something Rotten!, and The Humans.
Additional casting will be announced at a later date.