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Bright Star in pre-Broadway engagement at the Kennedy Center

Pre-Broadway engagement for Steve Martin/Edie Brickell musical

AJ Shively, Emily Padgett and the cast of Bright Star - Photo: Joan Marcus

AJ Shively, Emily Padgett and the cast of Bright Star – Photo: Joan Marcus

The Kennedy Center offers the limited pre-Broadway engagement of Bright Star, a new musical by an unlikely pair: Comedian and bluegrass musician Steve Martin and folk/pop singer-songwriter Edie Brickell. The musical is a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South between World Wars.

Broadway veteran Walter Bobbie directs a large cast including Carmen Cusack, Paul Alexander Nolan, Michael Mulheren, A.J. Shively, Hannah Elless, Stephen Bogardus, Dee Hoty, Stephen Lee Anderson, Emily Padgett and Jeff Blumenkrantz.

Now to Jan. 2 at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Tickets are $45 to $175. Call 202-467-4600 or visit

Discount tickets are available for select performances. Click here for available dates.

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