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“Bright Star” Will Play Cort Theatre

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STEVE MARTIN AND EDIE BRICKELL’S
NEW MUSICAL
“BRIGHT STAR”
DIRECTED BY WALTER BOBBIE
WILL PLAY BROADWAY’S CORT THEATRE STARTING FEBRUARY 25, 2016

OPENING NIGHT NOW SET FOR
THURSDAY, MARCH 24

EXCLUSIVE AUDIENCE REWARDS
PRE-SALE BEGINS TOMORROW

TICKETS ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
BEGINNING NOVEMBER 16

New York, NY (November 9, 2015) – Producer Joey Parnes announced today that the new musical Bright Star from Grammy® and Emmy® winner Steve Martin and Grammy®-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, directed by Tony Award® winner Walter Bobbie, will play Broadway’s Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Performances will now begin on Thursday, February 25, 2016 with an official opening night now set for Thursday, March 24, following a limited engagement at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C. from December 2, 2015 through January 10, 2016, with an official opening night on December 17.

Tickets for the Broadway production of Bright Star will be available to Audience Rewards members through an exclusive pre-sale beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, November 10, through Sunday, November 15. Visit AudienceRewards.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, November 16 via Telecharge.com or by calling 800-447-7400. For groups of 10 or more, call 1-800-BROADWAY, ext. 2. For more info, visit www.BrightStarMusical.com
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As previously announced, Carmen Cusack will make her Broadway debut as Alice, a role she originated in Bright Star’s world premiere production, and will be joined by co-stars Paul Alexander Nolan, Tony Award® nominee Michael Mulheren, A.J. Shively, Hannah Elless, Tony Award® nominee Stephen Bogardus, three-time Tony Award® nominee Dee Hoty, Stephen Lee Anderson, Emily Padgett, Tony Award® nominee Jeff Blumenkrantz, along with Maddie Shea Baldwin, Allison Briner-Dardenne, Max Chernin, Patrick Cummings, Sandra DeNise, Richard Gatta, Lizzie Klemperer, Michael X. Martin, William Michals, Tony Roach, Sarah Jane Shanks and William Youmans.

Inspired by an astonishing true event, the wholly original new musical Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 40s. When successful literary editor Alice Murphy (Cusack) meets an ambitious young soldier (A.J. Shively) just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to confront a shocking incident from her past. Together they discover a long-buried secret with the power to transform their lives.
With music and book by Steve Martin and music and lyrics by Edie Brickell, Bright Star is based on an original story by Martin and Brickell and features direction by Walter Bobbie, choreography by Josh Rhodes, scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Tom Watson, musical supervision by Peter Asher, musical direction and vocal arrangements by Rob Berman, and orchestrations by August Eriksmoen. Bright Star was developed and had its world premiere at The Old Globe in San Diego (Barry Edelstein, Artistic Director; Michael G. Murphy, Managing Director).
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