THE SHOW

2016 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNING & 2016 TONY AWARD® ­NOMINATED BEST MUSICAL

“A gorgeous anthem to optimism!” –Variety

From Grammy®, Emmy® and Academy Award®­ winning Steve Martin and Grammy Award®­ winning Edie Brickell comes BRIGHT STAR, the five-­time Tony®­ nominated, new Broadway musical that The New York Times called "a shining achievement." Directed by Tony® winner Walter Bobbie and inspired by a real event, this original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. BRIGHT STAR – as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful – is “Broadway’s most beautiful show” (WABC).

From the Creative Team

“Edie and I wanted to create something that would resonate with all kinds of people. A genuine story with strong melodies and real emotion. I’ve been playing the banjo and writing music my entire life, and bringing BRIGHT STAR to Broadway is tremendously exciting.”
— STEVE MARTIN
“The first movie I ever saw in a theater was The Sound of Music. It was so powerful. I loved that every song was something you could sing, with simple, beautiful melodies. When we started to write our musical, I thought, I would love to write songs that bring such joy to people. So we brought our little acorn of an idea to Walter, who had the vision to make a treehouse!”
— EDIE BRICKELL
“It's a remarkable story. It's about discovering what your real past is, embracing it, and forgiving the people who might have kept you from your own truth along the way. Steve and Edie are true artists and the show has all the joy and heart that they do.”
— WALTER BOBBIE