Bright Star

by Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
directed by Walter Bobbie
originally produced at The Old Globe, San Diego, CA.
September 13, 2015 through November 2, 2015

About the Premiere Production:

From award-winning screenwriter and playwright Steve Martin (Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Roxanne) and chart-topping singer-songwriter Edie Brickell comes a world premiere American musical inspired by their Grammy Award-winning collaboration “Love Has Come For You.” Bright Star features 25 new songs and tells a beguiling tale that unfolds in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina between 1923 and 1945. Billy Cane, a young soldier just home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy, the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives. Tony Award-winning director Walter Bobbie (Broadway’s Chicago) makes his Globe debut with this entertaining musical of enduring love, family ties, and the light of forgiveness that shines from a bright star.

Artistic Statement

 

Director: Walter Bobbie
Set Design: Eugene Lee
Lighting Design: Japhy Weideman
Sound Design: Nevin Steinberg
Costume Design: Jane Greenwood
Choreographer: Josh Rhodes
Cast: Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Allison Briner, Max Chernin, Patti Cohenour, Carmen Cusack, Wayne Duvall, Hannah Elless, Paige Herschell, Jeff Hiller, Leah Horowitz, Joe Jung, Lulu Lloyd, Kate Loprest, Ashley Robinson, Greg Roderick, Sarah Jane Shanks, A.J. Shively, Scott Wakefield, Wayne Alan Wilcox, Libby Winters

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