New ‘Bright Star’ Bonus Track “Sun Is Gonna Shine Single Version” Now Streaming for Free

By James Knight on Mar 22, 2016 01:24 PM EDT

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Bright Star musical just got a little bit brighter. The new Broadway musical is getting ready to release a cast recording on Ghostlight records later this Spring. That is not all. The all new bonus single, “Sun Is Gonna Shine (Single Version),” is now available to stream online for free. Check out the report below for all the details on the new single as well the upcoming album and Broadway opening.

Bright Star was created by Steve Martin (music, book & story) and Edie Brickell (music, lyrics & story) and is directed by Walter Bobbie.

Press notes for the Bright Star offer details on the play, reading:

“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 stars Carmen Cusack as Alice with Paul Alexander Nolan, Michael Mulheren, A.J. Shively, Hannah Elless, Stephen Bogardus, Dee Hoty, Stephen Lee Anderson, Emily Padgett, Jeff Blumenkrantz, along with 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.

Previews for Bright Star began on February 25 and the show will officially open on March 24.

Tickets for Bright Star are priced from $45 - $145 and are available at the Cort Theatre box office Monday – Saturday, 10am – 8pm; online at, or by calling 800-447-7400. Groups of 10 or more need to make their reservations by calling 1-800-BROADWAY, ext. 2.

The Original Cast Recording of Bright Star will be made available for digitally purchase on Friday, April 29, 2016 and in stores on Friday, May 27, 2016.

Visit in order to stream the single version of “Sun Is Gonna Shine,” and/or to pre-order the album.

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