THE SHOW

From Grammy® winners Steve Martin and Edie Brickell comes BRIGHT STAR, the new Broadway musical that “brings a fresh breeze to the spring theater season” (Charles Isherwood of The New York Times).

Directed by Tony® winner Walter Bobbie and inspired by a real event, this “downright wonderful” (Newsday) original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s. “Carmen Cusack is a revelation” (Chicago Tribune) as literary editor Alice Murphy, whose relationship with a young soldier just home from World War II 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.

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. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful — and "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