Bright Star, Music, Book & Story by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
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April 7 – 10, 2022
Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony®-nominated score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s BRIGHT STAR 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. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.
"There is amazing symmetry for me as director of Bright Star. I was about to start our production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream when we closed the campus because of Covid 19. Now, two years later, an outstanding team of faculty and guest artists, student performers, designers, technicians, and stage managers are read to open our show. Bright Star is a smart, emotional, and entertaining love story across time. It is inspired by the true-life story of the Iron Mountain Baby, and is told through an ensemble cast and a bluegrass soundtrack. It feels like coming home.”
-Stephen Wrentmore, director
Produced by Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, John Johnson, Zebulon LLC, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Len Blavatnik, James L. Nederlander, Carson & Joseph Gleberman, Balboa Park Productions, The Shubert Organization, Jamie deRoy/Catherine Adler/Cricket Jiranek. In association with Rodger Hess, A.C. Orange International, Broadway Across America, Sally Jacobs & Warren Baker, Diana DiMenna, Exeter Capital, Agnes Gund, True Love Productions, and The Old Globe. BRIGHT STAR is presented through special arrangement with all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com.