The Verdict: Did the Sun Shine on Steve Martin's Bright Star's Broadway Opening? | Playbill

News The Verdict: Did the Sun Shine on Steve Martin's Bright Star's Broadway Opening? Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell co-wrote the original musical.
Carmen Cusack and Paul Alexander Nolan in <i>Bright Star</i>
Carmen Cusack and Paul Alexander Nolan in Bright Star Nick Stokes
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, officially opened March 24 following previews that began February 25 at the Cort Theatre. Carmen Cusack made her Broadway debut as Alice; 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.

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The show is directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago). It was developed in a previous production at the Old Globe in San Diego, CA.

Bright Star features choreography by Josh Rhodes, 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, musical direction and vocal arrangements by Rob Berman, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen and casting by Howie Cherpakov.

Bright Star is produced on Broadway by Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner and John Johnson, 40 Share Productions, Inc., Jay Alix and Una Jackman, James L. Nederlander and in association with The Old Globe.

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