MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Mar 24, 2016
Closing Date
Jun 26, 2016
1st Preview
Feb 25, 2016
1st Preview
Feb 25, 2016
Previews
30
Performances
109
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Cort Theatre
(Mar 24, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016)

Setting
North Carolina. 1945-1946, and 22 years earlier.

Media
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World premiere on September 28, 2014 at Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, California (Barry Edelstein, Artistic Director; Michael G. Murphy, Managing Director); A workshop production of 'Bright Star' was presented Summer 2013 by New York Stage and Film & Vassar; A workshop production of 'Bright Star' was presented Summer 2013 at Powerhouse Theatre
Story by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell; Book by Steve Martin; Music by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell; Lyrics by Edie Brickell; Musical Director: Rob Berman; Vocal arrangements by Rob Berman; Music orchestrated by August Eriksmoen
Directed by Walter Bobbie; Choreographed by Josh Rhodes; Associate Director: Andrew Britt; Associate Choreographer: Lee Wilkins
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; Scenic Design Supervision: Edward Pierce; Makeup Design by Tommy Kurzman; Associate Scenic Design: Edward Pierce; Associate Costume Design: Daniel Urlie; Associate Lighting Design: Justin Partier; Associate Sound Design: Jason Crystal; Assistant Scenic Design: Stephen Davan, Armond Francome and Jennifer Price; Assistant Costume Design: China Lee; Assistant Lighting Design: Kate Bashore and Amanda Zieve; Assistant Sound Design: Elize Simon; Assistant Hair and Wig Design: Tommy Kurzman; Moving Lights Programmer: Colin Scott
General Manager: Joey Parnes Productions; Company Manager: Cathy Kwon; Associate Co. Mgr: Tegan Meyer; Assistant Co. Mgr: Kendall Booher
Production Stage Manager: Michael J. Passaro; Stage Manager: Anjee Nero; Assistant Stage Mgr: Michelle Bosch
Musical Supervisor: Peter Asher; Musical Coordinator: Seymour Red Press; Conducted by Rob Berman; Associate Conductor: Anthony DeAngelis; Piano/Accordion: Rob Berman; Banjo/Guitar: Bennett Sullivan; Acoustic Guitar/Electric Guitar: Kenny Brescia; Mandolin/Guitar: Bobby Baxmeyer; Concertmaster/Fiddle/Violin: Martha McDonnell; Viola/Violin: David Creswell; Cello: Deborah Assael-Migliore; Bass: Michael Pearce; Drums/Percussion: Steve Bartosik; Keyboard/Accordion/Autoharp: Anthony DeAngelis; Music Preparation: Ryan Driscoll and Zach Redler; Keyboard Programmer: Randy Cohen; Associate Keyboard Programmer: Taylor Williams; Assistant Keyboard Programmer: Jeremy King
Casting: Howie Cherpakov, C.S.A; Press Representative: DKC/O&M; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Dance Captain: Richard Gatta; Dialect Coach: Kate Wilson; Fight direction by Christian Sordelet; Fight Captain: Richard Gatta; Marketing/Interactive: SPOTCo, Inc.
In Loving Memory of Douglas J. Grekin
Carmen Cusack
Broadway debut
Alice Murphy
Jimmy Ray Dobbs
Daddy Murphy
Daryl Ames
Daddy Cane
Margo Crawford
Mama Murphy
Mayor Josiah Dobbs
Lucy Grant
Billy Cane
 
Ensemble
Max Chernin
Broadway debut
Max
 
Ensemble
Patrick Cummings
Broadway debut
Stationmaster
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Dr. Norquist
 
Ensemble
Tony Roach
Broadway debut
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Stanford Adams
 
Ensemble
Understudies: Maddie Shea Baldwin (Margo Crawford), Allison Briner-Dardenne (Mama Murphy), Max Chernin (Daryl Ames, Billy Cane), Patrick Cummings (Jimmy Ray Dobbs), Sandra DeNise (Alice Murphy, Lucy Grant, Mama Murphy), Richard Gatta (Daryl Ames), Lizzie Klemperer (Margo Crawford), Michael X. Martin (Daddy Murphy, Mayor Josiah Dobbs), William Michals (Mayor Josiah Dobbs, Daddy Cane), Tony Roach (Billy Cane, Jimmy Ray Dobbs), Sarah Jane Shanks (Alice Murphy, Lucy Grant) and William Youmans (Daddy Murphy, Daddy Cane)

Cort Theatre (Mar 24, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016)

Assistant Stage Mgr: Michael Ulreich (Jun 07, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016)
Bass: Skip Ward (Jun 14, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016)

Cast

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Role was cut during previews
music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin; lyrics by Edie Brickell
(Unless otherwise noted)
Act 1
Sung By
If You Knew My Story
Alice Murphy and Company
She's Gone
Daddy Cane and Billy Cane
Bright Star
Billy Cane and Ensemble
Way Back in the Day
(music by Edie Brickell)
Alice Murphy and Ensemble
Whoa, Mama
Jimmy Ray Dobbs, Alice Murphy and Ensemble
Firmer Hand/Do Right
Daddy Murphy, Mama Murphy, Alice Murphy and Ensemble
A Man's Gotta Do
Mayor Josiah Dobbs and Jimmy Ray Dobbs
Asheville
Margo Crawford and Ensemble
What Could Be Better
Jimmy Ray Dobbs, Alice Murphy and Ensemble
I Can't Wait
Alice Murphy, Jimmy Ray Dobbs and Ensemble
Please, Don't Take Him
Mayor Josiah Dobbs, Alice Murphy, Daddy Murphy, Mama Murphy, Stanford Adams and Ensemble
A Man's Gotta Do (Reprise)
Mayor Josiah Dobbs and Ensemble
Act 2
Sung By
Sun's Gonna Shine
Alice Murphy, Mama Murphy, Margo Crawford, Daddy Cane, Edna, Florence and Ensemble
Heartbreaker
Jimmy Ray Dobbs
Another Round
Lucy Grant, Daryl Ames, Billy Cane and Ensemble
I Had a Vision
Alice Murphy and Jimmy Ray Dobbs
Always Will
Billy Cane, Margo Crawford and Ensemble
I Can't Wait (Reprise)
Ensemble
So Familiar
Alice Murphy and Ensemble
At Long Last
(music by Edie Brickell)
Alice Murphy and Ensemble
Finale
Company

Tony Award®

 
 

Best Book of a Musical

2016 Nominee
Book by Steve Martin
 

Best Original Score Written for the Theatre

2016 Nominee
Music by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
Lyrics by Edie Brickell
 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

2016 Nominee
Carmen Cusack
 

Best Orchestrations

2016 Nominee
Music orchestrated by August Eriksmoen

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

2016 Nominee
Carmen Cusack
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

 

Outstanding Orchestrations

2016 Nominee
Music orchestrated by August Eriksmoen
 

Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical

2016 Nominee
Sound Design by Nevin Steinberg

Outstanding Music

2016 Winner
Music by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
 

Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical

2016 Nominee
Costume Design by Jane Greenwood

Theatre World

Award

2016 Recipient
Carmen Cusack
Season:
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