CROSSVILLE, TN – April 23, 2019 – A glorious score and moving story from Grammy, Emmy, and Academy Award-winner Steve Martin and Grammy Award-winner Edie Brickell shine in “Bright Star,” playing April 26-June 6 at the Cumberland County Playhouse.
Inspired by a real event, “Bright Star” is a tale of love and redemption set in and around Asheville, North Carolina in the 1920s and ‘40s. Told with emotional truth through Martin's simple story and Brickell's music, “Bright Star” follows aspiring young writer Billy Cane, recently returned from World War II, and Alice Murphy, the editor who takes a chance on him.
As Billy returns to his childhood home seeking inspiration for his stories, Alice revisits her own small-town past – and the secrets she uncovers will change her life forever.
The show’s music director is Lauren Marshall and the choreographer is Jensen Crain-Foster. “Bright Star” was nominated for five Tony Awards and called “a shining achievement” by The New York Times. It received a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding Score. “Bright Star” plays on the Mainstage through June 6, is rated PG, and is co-sponsored by Witt Financial Group and ProMortgage.
For tickets and more information, call 931-484-5000 or visit www.ccplayhouse.com.
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