It had a short stint on Broadway and was nominated for five Tony awards. Martin and Brickell won the “Outstanding New Score” award from the Outer Critics Circle. “Bright Star” is based on an actual event in which a baby was thrown from a train on the Iron Mountain and Southern Railway.
The baby survived, grows up, and that’s where the story of “Bright Star” begins. The story follows Alice Murphy at two different points in her life: when she was young and wild growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina; and the second, when she was a magazine editor in Asheville, 22 years later.
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