Performances: Wednesday – Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Broadway’s 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 literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once 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. With beautiful melodies and powerfully moving characters, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. An uplifting theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, BRIGHT STAR is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.
“We set out to create something traditional with a strong melody and a strong story… We’re trying to put on the best show possible, in the tradition of great musicals.”
-Steve Martin and Edie Brickell The inspiration for BRIGHT STAR originated from Martin and Brickell’s 2013 collaborative album, Love Has Come for You. The bluegrass album provided two of the songs that are featured in the musical, When You Get to Asheville and Sun’s Gonna Shine. BRIGHT STARis the combination of the Americana genre with musical theater. The musical is also loosely based on the true story of the “Iron Mountain Baby”, otherwise known as William Moses Gould Helm.