Steve Martin Talks New ‘Bright Star’ Musical Before Broadway Opening
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Bright Star is getting ready to officially open on Broadway this weekend. The all new musical is currently in previews but will open on March 24. A cast recording has been slated for later this Spring.
Recently, Steve Martin spoke to NY Times about his hopes for Bright Star, saying:
“We’re putting our best foot forward and our emotions on the line. I just want the show to be as good as it can be, and I feel we’re in that place. I don’t know what else to fix, or what hole to plug.”
“Inspired by a real event, this ‘unabashedly romantic’ (The New York Times) original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past -- and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.”
Bright Star is created by Steve Martin (book, story, music) and Edie Brickell (story, lyrics) and is directed by Walter Bobbie.
The cast of Bright Star includes:
Carmen Cusack, Paul Alexander Nolan, Michael Mulheren, A.J.Shively, Hannah Elless, Stephen Bogardus, Dee Hoty, Stephen Lee Anderson, Emily Padgett, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Maddie Shea Baldwin, Allison Briner, Max Chernin, Patrick Cummings, Sandra Denise, richard Gatta, Lizzie Klemperer, Michael X Martin, William Michals, Tony Roach, Sarah Jane Shanks, and William Youmans.
Bright Star officially opens on March 24 at the Cort Theatre, located 138 W 48th St, New York, NY.