The Los Angeles premiere of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Broadway musical Bright Star begins performances October 11 at the Ahmanson Theatre. The engagement marks the official launch of the show’s national tour, which will play dates in San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Houston, and Dallas.
Carmen Cusack, who earned a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in the production, reprises her performance in the central role of Alice Murphy alongside fellow Broadway company members Jeff Blumenkrantz, A.J. Shively, Allison Briner-Dardenne, Patrick Cummings, Stephen Lee Anderson, Maddie Shea Baldwin, Patrick Cummings, Max Chernin, and Richard Gatta.
The West Coast cast also features David Atkinson, Jeff Austin, Kaitlyn Davidson, Devin Archer, Kelly Baker, Audrey Cardwell, Robin De Lano, David Kirk Grant, Donna Louden, Kevin McMahon, Alessa Neeck, Robert Pieranunzi, and Michael Starr.
Bright Star will officially open in L.A. October 20 and run through November 19. The production will then arrive in San Francisco November 28 for a limited run through December 17 at the Curran Theatre.
Cusack has only been announced to appear in the Los Angeles and San Francisco engagements.
In Rehearsals With Carmen Cusack for the Los Angeles Engagement of Bright Star
The musical, directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, received a Tony nomination for Best Musical in 2016; also nominated were Martin and Brickell for their bluegrass-infused score, Martin for the book, and August Eriksmoen for Best Orchestrations.
Bright Star features scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Tom Watson, musical supervision by Peter Asher, and musical direction and vocal arrangements by Rob Berman
For tickets, visit BrightStarMusical.com.