Inspired by a 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 meets an ambitious young soldier just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to confront her past. Together they discover a stunning secret with the power to transform their lives.
Bright Star was workshoped by the New York Stage and Film at the Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College in July 2013.] It had its world premiere at the Old Globe Theatre (San Diego) on September 28, 2014 and ran to November 2, 2014.
The musical opened at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on December 2, 2015.
The show began previews at the Cort Theatre on Broadway on February 25, 2016 before officially opening on March 24. Directed by Walter Bobbie, the cast features Carmen Cusack as Alice Murphy, Paul Alexander Nolan as Jimmy Ray Dobbs, A.J. Shively as Billy Cane, Hannah Elless as Margo Crawford, Michael Mulheren as Mayor Dobbs, Stephen Bogardus as Billy's father, Dee Hoty as Alice's mother, and Stephen Lee Anderson as Alice's father. Sound design is by Nevin Steinberg, choreography by Josh Rhodes, scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Jane Greenwood and lighting design by Japhy Weideman.
Despite support by Martin and Brickell, and occasional appearances by Martin, the musical closed on June 26, 2016 after 30 previews and 109 regular performances.
If You Knew My Story" — Alice and Ensemble
"She's Gone" — Daddy Cane and Billy
"Bright Star" — Billy and Ensemble
"Way Back in the Day" — Alice and Ensemble
"Whoa, Mama" — Jimmy, Alice, and Ensemble
"Firmer Hand/Do Right" — Daddy Murphy, Mama Murphy, Alice, and Ensemble
"A Man's Gotta Do" — Mayor Dobbs and Jimmy
"Asheville" — Margo and Ensemble
"What Could Be Better" — Jimmy, Alice, and Ensemble
"I Can't Wait" — Alice, Jimmy, and Ensemble
"Please, Don't Take Him" — Mayor Dobbs, Alice, Daddy Murphy, Mama Murphy, Stanford Adams, and Ensemble
"A Man's Gotta Do [Reprise]" — Mayor Dobbs and Ensemble
Entr'acte — Orchestra
"Sun's Gonna Shine" — Alice, Mama Murphy, Margo, Daddy Cane, Edna, Florence, and Ensemble
"Heartbreaker" — Jimmy
"Another Round" — Lucy, Daryl, Billy, and Ensemble
"I Had a Vision" — Alice and Jimmy
"Always Will" — Billy, Margo, and Ensemble
"Can't Wait [Reprise]" — Ensemble
"So Familiar" — Alice and Ensemble
"At Long Last" — Alice and Ensemble
"Finale" — Ensemble
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Bright Star (2016-03-Cort Theatre-Broadway)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Cort Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis) Durée : 3 mois Nombre : 30 previews - 109 représentationsPremière Preview : jeudi 25 février 2016Première : jeudi 24 mars 2016Dernière : dimanche 26 juin 2016Mise en scène : Walter Bobbie • Chorégraphie : Josh Rhodes • Producteur : Avec : Carmen Cusack (Alice Murphy), Paul Alexander Nolan, Michael Mulheren, A.J. Shively, Hannah Elless, Stephen Bogardus, Dee Hoty, Stephen Lee Anderson, Emily Padgett, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Maddie Shea Baldwin, Allison Briner, Max Chernin, Patrick Cummings, Sandra DeNise, Richard Gatta, Lizzie Klemperer, Michael X. Martin, William Michals, Tony Roach, Sarah Jane Shanks et William YoumansPresse : "The warming sounds of banjos, fiddles and even an accordion are filling the Cort Theater, bringing a fresh breeze from the South to the spring theater season." The New York Times
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