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News Steve Martin's Broadway Bright Star Recording Cast Album Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell co-wrote the original musical.
A scene from <i>Bright Star</i>
A scene from Bright Star Joan Marcus
Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of Bright Star, the original new musical with music and book by Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and music and lyrics by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell,. The album, which is being produced by Peter Asher, is being recorded March 14 and 15 at New York’s MSR Studios. The Bright Star original cast recording is slated for digital release Friday, April 29, and will be available in stores May 27. For more information, or to sign up for pre-orders, visit

Bright Star began Broadway previews Feb. 25 and is scheduled to open March 24 at the Cort Theatre. The show is directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago).

Carmen Cusack makes her Broadway debut as Alice; she is joined by Paul Alexander Nolan, Tony nominee Michael Mulheren, A.J. Shively, Hannah Elless, Tony nominee Stephen Bogardus, three-time Tony nominee Dee Hoty, Stephen Lee Anderson, Emily Padgett, Tony nominee Jeff Blumenkrantz, Maddie Shea Baldwin, Allison Briner-Dardenne, Max Chernin, Patrick Cummings, Sandra DeNise, Richard Gatta, Lizzie Klemperer, Michael X. Martin, William Michals, Tony Roach, Sarah Jane Shanks and William Youmans.

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 (Cusack) meets an ambitious young soldier (A.J. Shively) just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to confront a shocking incident from her past. Together they discover a long-buried secret with the power to transform their lives.”

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