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Steve Martin Pens New Broadway-Bound Musical



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    Steve Martin, backstage at the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award Gala honoring Steve Martin at Dolby Theatre on June 4, 2015.

    Steve Martin can add one more thing to his illustrious career: Broadway composer.

    The Emmy-winning comedian has penned a new Broadway musical, alongside Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, called “Bright Star.”

    “Bright Star” tells the story of literary editor Alice Murphy, who meets and falls in love with a young soldier in the American South just home from World War II. 

    The show had its premiere in San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre in 2014, and will make its East Coast premiere this December at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. It's then scheduled for a Broadway opening in spring 2016.

    Casting for the Kennedy Center production is expected shortly.

    Martin himself has a few Grammys under his belt -- five, in fact. Three of those are for his work as a musician himself, most recently his 2014 win for Best American Roots Song (“Love Has Come for You”).

    Both musicians have collaborated on the shows score, with Brickell providing lyrics and Martin penning the show’s book. Direction will come from Walter Bobbie (“Venus in Fur”).

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