Rise and shine, San Diego! Bright Star, a new musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, will receive its world premiere at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre this fall. According to U-T San Diego, the production will be directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie and run from September 13 through November 2. As previously reported, The Old Globe produced a workshop of the tuner earlier this year.
The show, which features music by Martin and Brickell, lyrics by Brickell and a book by Martin, is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and travels between 1945 and 1923, as a young man returns from war and uncovers hidden yearnings and dark secrets about his past. The bluegrass score includes songs from Martin and Brickwell's album Love Has Come For You.
In a statement true to form, Martin said that the project “premiering at the wonderful Old Globe in San Diego where Shakespeare first performed his plays fills me with humility.”