Bright Star is Broadway bound

Steve Martin and Edie BrickellBright Star, the new musical theater production written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell is moving towards the Great White Way.

It was announced today that Bright Star will play an abbreviated run at the Kennedy Center over the winter holidays in Washington, DC before moving on to Broadway next Spring.

The show uses bluegrass-themed music to tell the story of an American soldier just back from WWII and his young bride. Set in the southern US, the two make a discovery together that will transform their lives.

It was developed and premiered in San Diego last year at the Old Globe, where this preview video was shot.

The DC run will include performances from December 17 through January 10, with previews beginning December 2. Casting information is expected to be released shortly.

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