2016 Outer Critics Circle Award-Winning & 2016 Tony Award®-Nominated Best Musical
From Grammy® winners Steve Martin and Edie Brickell comes Bright Star, the new Broadway musical "that brings a fresh breeze to the spring theater season" (Charles Isherwood, The New York Times).
Inspired by a real event, this “downright wonderful” (Newsday) original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s. Literary editor Alice Murphy develops a relationship with a young soldier just home from World War II, awakening 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—and "Broadway’s most beautiful show" (WABC).