Bright Star

Bright Star

Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell, 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. 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 as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

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Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell, 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. 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 as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

BRIGHT STAR

Music, Book & Story by STEVE MARTIN

Music, Lyrics & Story by EDIE BRICKELL

Alice Murphy

Billy Cane

Daddy Cane

Margo

Max

Florence

Edna

Daryl

Lucy

Mama Murphy

Daddy Murphy

Mayor Dobbs

Jimmy Ray Dobbs

Stanford

Dr. Norquist

Government Clerk

Ensemble

9 Musicians

Piano-Conductor (Piano, Accordion)

Keyboard (Keyboard, Accordion, Autoharp)

Guitar (Acoustic, Archtop Electric)

Mandolin (Mandolin, Guitar)

Banjo (Banjo, Long Neck Banjo, Guitar)

Upright Bass

Drums

Fiddle

Percussion list: (Bass drum with foot pedal, snare drum, floor tom, cajon, very small cajon, djembe, one pair hi hat cymbals, 2 suspended cymbals, 1 medium ride cymbal, Hi Hat, 3 cymbal stands, Mark Tree, Tambourine, Egg Shaker, Small metal tube shaker, Small triangle, 1 pair finger cymbals, Black Jam block, Wooden Musical Spoons, 18” Remo Frame drum, Thigh slap sound, a variety of different brushes, mallets, triangle beaters, medium broomsticks, Vader Cajon sticks, Regal Conga mallets, soft suspended cymbal mallets)