Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical Bright Star will get the workshop treatment in early 2014 according to an Equity casting notice. The workshop will be produced by The Old Globe with private presentations taking place on March 6 and 7. Bright Star features music by Martin and Brickell, lyrics by Brickell and a book by Martin. Tony winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago) will direct.
The show is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and travels between 1945 and 1922, as a young man returns from war and uncovers hidden yearnings and dark secrets about his past. The score includes songs from Martin and Brickwell's new album "Love Has Come For You."
Bright Star will also feature music direction by Rob Berman (White Christmas). The new musical was most recently in developmental performances at Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater in July 2013.