Bright Star

Music, Book & Story by Steve Martin
Music, Lyrics & Story by Edie Brickell

Inspired by a true story and featuring the Tony®-nominated score by Steve 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. With beautiful bluegrass melodies and powerfully moving characters, Bright Star unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion. An uplifting and nostalgic theatrical journey that holds you tightly in its grasp, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful.

Special effects will be used in this production:
Theatrical Haze
Flashing Light Effects
Run time: approximately 2 hours, 25 minutes
(including 15-minute intermission)


BRIGHT STAR is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 1036.


Scenic Design underwritten by

Costume Design underwritten by
Bill and Jennifer True
Additional support provided by


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Rating: Musical, Rated PG (Children under the age of 4 are not permitted.)

Performance Dates:

  • Friday, 09/29/23 - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, 09/30/23 - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, 09/30/23 - 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, 10/01/23 - 2:00 pm
  • Tuesday, 10/03/23 - 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, 10/04/23 - 2:00 pm
  • Thursday, 10/05/23 - 2:00 pm
  • Friday, 10/06/23 - 2:00 pm
  • Friday, 10/06/23 - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, 10/07/23 - 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, 10/07/23 - 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, 10/08/23 - 2:00 pm


Director Quin Gresham
Choreographer Sam Hay
Music Director Jason Cohen
Associate Music Director Sam Sherwood
Scenic Designer Ryan J. Zirngibl
Costume Designer Garth Dunbar
Lighting Designer Christopher Brusberg
Sound Designer Jon Robertson
Production Stage Manager Tony Dearing
Assistant Stage Manager Lauren Young


Alice Murphy Kimberly Doreen Burns
Billy Cane Morgan Morse
Daddy Cane/Mayor Dobbs Jim Ballard
Margo/Well-Dressed Woman Margaret Dudasik
Max/Doctor Jason Cohen
Daryl Ames/Stanford Adams Patrick Blindauer
Lucy Grant/Edna Nyssa Grant
Jimmy Ray Dobbs Sam Sherwood
Daddy Murphy Scott Wakefield
Mama Murphy/Florence/Clerk Marcy McGuigan
Musician Isaac Foley
Musician Wesley Unruh