In this musical by actor-writer Steve Martin and '80s pop icon Edie Brickell, a young man returns from WWII to his North Carolina home and uncovers dark secrets about his past. More…
Inspired by a true event, this tuner is a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s. When successful literary editor Alice Murphy meets an ambitious young soldier just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to confront her past. Together they discover a stunning secret with the power to transform their lives.
See it if you want to watch an excellent lead actress in Carmen Cusack.
Don't see it if you want something new, fresh and stimulating. Don't see if you want a well written script, good lyrics and choreography.
See it if you love blue grass music, GREAT choreography, an interesting set, good performances
Don't see it if you want a plot that isn't 100% predictable well before intermission. So much foreshadowing! Lose that damn electric train.
See it if you don't mind poor writing , bad accents, silly scenes and a small set
Don't see it if you are looking for something truly original and Broadway level.
See it if you love bluegrass music; you want to see an amazing Broadway debut by a leading lady; you love all heart and no head shows
Don't see it if you need someone to give you intellectually well-developed material first in order to get to your heart strings
See it if Excellent acting, fine direction, but forgettable music , and banal plot
Don't see it if you are looking for an excellent score and interesting plot.
See it if Unforgettable performances by Cusack and Nolan. Beautiful score and orchestration. Uplifting and optimistic story.
Don't see it if Banal lyrics. Excessively sentimental at times. Lazy plot resolution.
See it if Love Steve Martin, like I do, and wish to get a glimpse of his musical side and his humor.
Don't see it if You don't think bluegrass belongs on Broadway and you like surprise endings. This play has terrific actors playing one dimensional roles.
See it if you like folk/blueglass music. The orchestra/band is great, and so is the lead actress.
Don't see it if sitting through the first act in which nothing happens just to get to a much too predictable second act isn't your cup of tea.
See it if The cast is well intermingled. Although the lead is praised I thought everyone blended together. Nice music. I was always ahead of plot.
Don't see it if You want something thought provoking. Don't like banjo/country style music. Think Steve Martin is in it (the woman behind me did :)
See it if you like bland country music, obvious humorless romantic epics. Great performers, great country band, interesting rough hewn set & staging
Don't see it if Don't see it.
See it if For loyal Steve Martin fans should a mediocre, forgettable musical be acceptable. Lively Cusack and gifted musicians keep it afloat, barely.
Don't see it if you expect lyrics and music that outsparkle bilge water or a book with a shred of originality. Bright Star is dull and a corny tearjerker.
See it if you've seen most other musicals this season and are curious about the great cast and staging that stand out, despite the lyrics and story.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy folk music and if you'll be disappointed by a predictable plot, despite the wonderful performances.
See it if You like Blue Grass. For the beautiful music. Fabulous performances by Cusack and leads. Fun surprise in second act. Very original musical.
Don't see it if You don't like dark, over the top story-lines. If you don't like blue grass. If you're tempted to walk out at intermission, 2nd act improves
See it if want to see a musical that makes use of an atypical type of music—bluegrass.
Don't see it if you dislike bluegrass music or if you think it might sound repetitious in the context of a musical.
See it if you loving moving stage scenes, that is the stage moves and not the show. The singing is nice, good set and backdrop (but that's landscape)
Don't see it if music is your thing...The banjo is not showcased, and the music is forgettable, doesn't explore the various idioms of Appalachia.
See it if You don't mind cliched plots and/or love blue grass music.
Don't see it if You want more complex and less predictable storylines from a musical, or will hate having bluegrass tunes stuck in your head for weeks.