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Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s 2016 hit BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier and author just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds transforms both of their lives. Propelled by an ensemble of musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. BRIGHT STAR is an uplifting, humorous and emotional theatrical journey that holds you tight in its grasp, and is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful. Nominated for 5 Tony Awards (including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book), BRIGHT STAR is a welcome Pittsburgh premiere!

Hear the Bluegrass music from Bright Star and interviews with the Director and Producer from the Whisky Before Breakfast radio show on WRCT FM88.3 - Richard Gordon


              Nicholas Kochanov

              Erin Lindsey Krom*
                 Alice Murphy

                  liana Monaco


                David Ieong

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             Jerreme Rodriguez*
              Jimmy Ray Dobbs

                    Miller Jay Kraps
                           Billy Cane

                 Marnie Quick

                  Alysa Finnegan

                    Maddie Rubin

            Brian Mack Sweeney

                  Nick Mitchell

          Mandie Russak

            Ian Dominguez Ball

* Member Actors Equity Association

                Scott P. Calhoon
                     Daddy Cane

                 Daniel Pivovar
                 Daddy Murphy

                  Katy Williams
                   Mama Murphy

               Darrel R. Whitney
                    Mayor Dobbs

"Almost everyone in “Bright Star” is a star!"

- Michael "Buzz" Buzelli, 'Burgh Vivant

"The beauty this production and all productions of Front Porch Theatricals lie in their propinquity with Pittsburgh talent. Showcasing this talent in productions like Bright Star makes for an experience that is felt from the heart." 

- Dylan Shaffer, BroadwayWorld

"Shimmering throughout is the score, played by a nine-piece orchestra of banjo, mandolin, fiddle, etc., led by musical polymath Doug Levine." 

- Chris Rawson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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