Revisit Bright Star on Broadway With Carmen Cusack and Paul Alexander Nolan

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Revisit Bright Star on Broadway With Carmen Cusack and Paul Alexander Nolan

The Steve Martin and Edie Brickell musical opened at the Cort Theatre March 24, 2016.

After beginning previews February 25, 2016, Bright Star opened on Broadway at the Cort Theatre March 24. With music by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, the production played 30 previews and 109 performances before closing on June 26, 2016. The musical garnered five Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical.

Based on true events, Bright Star tells the story of successful literary editor Alice Murphy, who meets an ambitious young soldier just home from World War II who inspires Alice to confront her past.

Revisit Bright Star on Broadway With Carmen Cusack, Paul Alexander Nolan, and More

Revisit Bright Star on Broadway With Carmen Cusack, Paul Alexander Nolan, and More

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Bright Star Playbill - Opening Night


Bright Star Playbill – Opening Night


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                Carmen Cusack and Paul Alexander Nolan in <i>Bright Star</i></p>
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Carmen Cusack and the cast of Bright Star

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                Michael Pearce, Bennett Sullivan, Rob Berman, and Martha McDonnell in <i>Bright Star</i></p>
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Hannah Elless and A.J. Shively in Bright Star

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Carmen Cusack on opening night of Bright Star

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Patrick Cummings, Stephen Bogardus, Stephen Lee Anderson, Dee Hoty, Paul Alexander Nolan, Carmen Cusack, A.J. Shively, Hannah Elless, Michael Mulheren and Emily Padgett


Patrick Cummings, Stephen Bogardus, Stephen Lee Anderson, Dee Hoty, Paul Alexander Nolan, Carmen Cusack, A.J. Shively, Hannah Elless, Michael Mulheren and Emily Padgett on opening night of Bright Star

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Carmen Cusack on opening night of Bright Star

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Edie Brickell and Steve Martin


Edie Brickell and Steve Martin on opening night of Bright Star

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The production starred Carmen Cusack as Alice Murphy, Paul Alexander Nolan as Jimmy Ray Dobbs, Michael Mulheren as Mayor Josiah Dobbs, A.J. Shively as Billy Cane, Hannah Elless as Margo Crawford, Stephen Bogardus as Daddy Cane, Dee Hoty as Mama Murphy, Stephen Lee Anderson as Daddy Murphy, Emily Padgett as Lucy Grant, Jeff Blumenkrantz as Daryl Ames, Allison Briner-Dardenne as County Clerk, Max Chernin as Max, Patrick Cummings as Stationmaster, Sandra DeNise as Edna, Michael X. Martin as Dr. Norquist, Sarah Jane Shanks as Florence, William Youmans as Stanford Adams, and Tony Roach. Rounding out the company were Maddie Shea Baldwin, Richard Gatta, Lizzie Klemperer, and William Michaels as swings.

Directed by Walter Bobbie with choreography by Walter Rhodes, Bright Star featured scenic design by Eugene Lee, scenic design supervision and associate scenic design by Edward Pierce, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, and sound design by Nevin Steinberg with stage management by Michael J. Passaro, Angee Nero, and Michelle Bosch. Visit the Playbill Vault for the complete cast and creative team.

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