Bright Star Tickets

2016 Tony Nominee Carmen Cusack stars in this sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South. Bright Star, now nominated for five Tony awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score from Grammy winners Steve Martin & Edie Brickell.

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Final performance June 26.

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About Bright Star - On Broadway

Show Info

Running Time
2 hours and 30 minutes (with 1 intermission)
Audience
Ages 12+
Previewed
Feb 25, 2016
Opened
Mar 24, 2016
Closed
Jun 26, 2016

Bright Star Reviews

The musical is gentle-spirited, not gaudy, and moves with an easygoing grace where others prance and strut. And it tells a sentiment-spritzed story...Carmen Cusack -- making a simply gorgeous Broadway debut.
Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
There's a disarming sweetness and sincerity to this folksy Americana bluegrass musical, created by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, which makes the tuneful melodrama a pleasurable experience. It also helps that talented lead Carmen Cusack brings such integrity and warmth to her performance.
David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
Bright Star is also downright wonderful -- a multichambered sweetheart of an original that Steve Martin and Edie Brickell created...The large cast is uniformly appealing, with choreography that brings a haunting moodiness to the square dances and jitterbugs. Then there's the score, which builds with rhythmic surprises, melodic complexity and the deep satisfaction of humming and plucking strings.
Linda Winer, Newsday

Summary

From Grammy winners Steve Martin and Edie Brickell comes Broadway’s new Bright Star, a new musical about the stories we tell… and the ones we don’t.

Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie and inspired by a real event, this “unabashedly romantic” (The New York Times) original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for what she's 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 something rare — a Broadway musical that's as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

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Venue

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Cort Theatre

138 West 48th Street
New York, NY

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