Since holding its world premiere at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, Bright Star has taken Broadway by storm. Set in mid-1940s North Carolina, the show follows the lives and affairs of Asheville Southern Journal editor Alice Murphy and World War II veteran Billy Cane. Tony-winning director Walter Bobbie brings these stories to life amidst a soundtrack of bluegrass-inspired music.
The group of media and writing professionals from the New York Outer Critics Circle recently celebrated the 2015-16 Broadway season during its annual awards. Among a list of nominees that included Waitress, Tuck Everlasting, and American Psycho, Bright Star won the title of Best New Broadway Musical. The show also earned recognition for its score, triumphing in the Outstanding New Score category for Broadway or off-Broadway productions. In addition to its wins, Bright Star was nominated in several other categories, including Outstanding Director and Outstanding Choreographer.