Bright Star

Bright Star Tickets

Final performance June 26.

This show is closed.

Tickets at Cort Theatre


138 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Cort Theatre

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About Bright Star on Broadway


Cort Theatre
138 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10019
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2 hours and 30 minutes (with 1 intermission)


Ages 12+


Feb. 25, 2016


March 24, 2016


June 26, 2016

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Story for Bright Star

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.

Critics’ Reviews for Bright Star

"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