Bright Star: A Lyrical Poem ReBlog Day 13/18

Day 13/18 #TonyAwards2016 – Best Musical
As the @TonyAwards approach, I thought #Frontmezzjunkies should repost all the reviews of all the main best plays/musicals/revivals in all four categories and list their nominations. So here it goes.
Day 13 of 18
Bright Star
Up for 5 #TonyAwards
Best Musical
Best Leading Actress – #CarmenCusack
Best Book – #SteveMartin
Best Original Score – #SteveMartin & #EdieBrickell
Best Orchestrations – #AugustEriksmoen
also up for
7 @Drama Desk Award nominations including Outstanding Featured Actors – #PaulAlexanderNolan and #AJShively  (won 1 for music – Steve Martin/Edie Brickell)
2 @Drama League Award nominations
won 1 @Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance – Cusack
2 @Fred and Adele Astaire Award nominations
7 @Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, won 2 including Best New Broadway Musical
29B61853C-92A1-C925-E811AE5E537CFE65Here’s what I had to say about it back in the fall:

Bright Star: A blue grass lyrical poem to home. 

by Ross


Bright Star is wrapping up its glorious run over at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC this Sunday before it opens up on Broadway this March (opening night March 24th).  And what a bright and lovely star it is. This musical, created in collaboration between Steve Martin (music, book, story) and Edie Brickell (music, lyrics, story), and inspired by their Grammy-winning album, “Love Has Come for You”, is steeped in southern blue grass tradition. That compelling yet emotionally deep twang winds its magic throughout this piece, giving it a strong yet sad quality that’s difficult to explain in any other manner. The music has a laziness like a sweet molasses but a compelling rhythm fueled by the banjo and strengthened by the fiddle…. for full review, click link below:

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