Funny man Steve Martin is getting serious about musical theater. The star is quitting Twitter for the time being to focus on working on his buzzed about new musical Bright Star. Next stop, Broadway?
Martin tweeted to his more than five million followers on July 6: “Taking a hiatus from Twitter for a while to concentrate on @ediebrickell's and my musical Bright Star, opening in San Diego in Sept.”
As previously reported, the new tuner, which 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. The production will run from September 13 through November 2 in California.