Bright Star Tickets
The award-winning duo – Steve Martin and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell has come up with a brand new musical, Bright Star. Announcing a limited engagement at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater, the musical raised its curtains to much acclaim and will start its Broadway run in February 2016 at the Cort Theatre. Set against the backdrop of North Carolina in the 1920s and 40s, Tony Award winning director Walter Bobbie tells a tale of love and redemption. Making her Broadway debut, Carmen Cusack steps in the role of Alice Murphy, a successful literary editor and A.J. Shively plays Billy Cane, an ambitious young soldier who returns home from World War II. Bright Star features Tony Award winning cast including Paul Alexander Nolan, Michael Mulheren, Hannah Elless and Stephen Bogardus. Inspired by a true event, Bright Star tickets this season will treat you to a feel-good musical that artistically blends joy and happiness as well as pain and sorrow.
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“Bright Star” To Shine Upon Kennedy Center, Followed By A Broadway Run
Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater will host a few performances of the new musical Bright Star before it heads to Cort Theatre on Broadway. Mixing literary culture with Southern musical roots, the musical thrives on Americana and bluegrass genre, offering the audience a plot that’s laced with bittersweet sensibility.
Set in North Carolina, Bright Star moves back and forth between the 1920s and mid 40s, revolving around the main characters Alice Murphy and Billy Cane. Murphy is the editor of a magazine and is quite ambitious, whereas Cane returned home after fighting in World War II and aspires to have his stories published in Murphy’s esteemed magazine. Through several flashbacks, the back-story of Alice is established and why she became so cold and stern. The audience is taken back to her teenage years when she was in a relationship with a boy named Jimmy Ray Dobbs played by Paul Alexander Nolan. His father Mayor Josiah Dobbs (Michael Mulheren) didn’t approve of the love affair and things take an ugly turn when he learns about Alice’s pregnancy. He succeeds in separating the lovers and comes up with an appalling plan – that must remain a mystery until you watch the musical yourself with your Bright Star tickets.
Following the horrid events, the musical once again picks up in the 40s and with the support of Cane, Murphy finds the courage to confront her past. A long buried secret is discovered by the two that will change their lives forever.
“Bright Star” Shines With A Winsome Bluegrass & Country Score
Featuring lush chords, yearning ballads and foot-tapping liveliness, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell have done an incredible job with the musical’s score. A live onstage band is conducted by Rob Berman and the songs beautifully integrate into the story. Carmen Cusack and A.J. Shively’s voice blooms on the stage as they perform an array of dance melodies and soulful country ballads. An eclectic mix of piano, fiddle and banjo brings in certain optimism into the plot and keeps the momentum from stalling. The score presents a beacon of hope and reminds the audience that no matter how gray things seem, the “sun is gonna shine again”.
Eugene Lee (set designer) and Josh Rhodes (choreographer) help in taking the musical forward, using the stage creatively so that there is ample room for the live band as well as to dance and hold props. An artistic teamwork by Lee, Japhy Weideman’s lighting and Jane Greenwood’s costumes create a bright, idealized landscape that matches the theme of the show. Bright Star moves with its humor and beauty, and is brimming with compelling moments. Its light will definitely shine clear and bright for a long time.
Bright Star Ticket Prices
The average price for Bright Star Tickets start from $135. The minimum get in price is $135 for Bright Star Tickets at the Jewel Box Stage at Hale Centre Theatre, Sandy. For a detailed look at ticket prices and amazing discounts, visit our website.
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