Bright Star: Musical Info & Synopsis


Bright Star weaves together two parallel stories set in the American South. The first story follows Alice Murphy, a literary editor with a hidden past. As she navigates her professional life, memories of her youth resurface, leading to an emotional journey of self-discovery and redemption. The second narrative introduces us to Billy Cane, a young soldier returning home after World War II. He aspires to become a writer and crosses paths with Alice, sparking a connection that transcends time and circumstance. Bright Star is a tale of love, forgiveness, and the enduring spirit of hope.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2014)

Cast Size: 17

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s / USA

Creative Team

Music/Book: Steve Martin

Music/Lyrics: Edie Brickell

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (2016)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Theatrical Rights➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


2010s, CountryDramatic

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