Edie Brickell

Let's Review: The Globe’s ‘Bright Star’ superb and extraordinary

Let's Review: The Globe’s ‘Bright Star’ superb and extraordinary

The dynamic pairing of San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre and the creative team of playwright Steve Martin and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell create the perfect storm of entertainment in the world premiere of “Bright Star.”

Martin wrote the book with help from Brickell on lyrics. The musical — based on real events — is a beautiful journey of joy, discovery, loss and redemption that takes place 1923-1945 in North Carolina.

Billy Cane (A.J. Shively) just returned home after serving in World War II, and Shively’s excitement as Billy is as telling as his uniform. He makes his way inside a radio station where a disc jockey (Scott Wakefield) insists Billy can’t go on the air, but he...

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