Bright Star (Banjos On Broadway): Review, pics, video

After collaborating on two bluegrass albums, Steve Martin and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, two celebrated Texas-born talents, decided to create a musical around the songs. The result is Bright Star, a tuneful display of American roots music, which has opened on Broadway at the Cort – one of several fiddle-driven musicals on New York stages this season. Its sweet score makes up for the preposterous if occasionally moving story into which the 19  (mostly newly written) original songs have been fitted.

Full review in The Stage

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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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