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Bright Star

September 13 - November 02

Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

Bright Star

Summary

From award-winning screenwriter and playwright Steve Martin (Picasso at the Lapin AgileRoxanne) 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.

Running time: 2:20

GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY
Mary Beth Adderley, Edgerton Foundation, Hal and Pam Fuson, Darlene Marcos Shiley, Gillian and Tony Thornley, Sheryl and Harvey White, and Vicki and Carl Zeiger.

Bright Star is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Cast and Creative

Cast

Creative

Music
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
Lyrics
Edie Brickell
Book
Steve Martin
Based on an original story by
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
Directed
Walter Bobbie
Choreography
Josh Rhodes
Musical Supervision
Peter Asher
Musical Direction and Vocal Arrangements
Rob Berman
Scenic Design
Eugene Lee
Costume Design
Jane Greenwood
Lighting Design
Japhy Weideman
Sound Design
Nevin Sternberg
Orchestration
August Eriksmoen
Associate Choreographer
Lee Wilkins
Casting
Howie Cherpakov CSA
Stage Manager
Anjee Nero