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 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 are in a mellow mood and can sit back and enjoy good music and good performances in a banal, formulaic production
Don't see it if you are looking for something that breaks new ground or contains anything novel
See it if you love country music and family drama stories with happy endings and are willing to overlook bad lyrics for good music, singing, and lines
Don't see it if you want more than elementary lyrics. The great singing, staging, libretto, and singing, was unforgivably let down by the lyrics
See it if you want to see something different. Folk/country flair to the music and good performance by the lead actors.
Don't see it if you want to see a big production with big musical numbers. The 2nd half was much better than the first.
See it if you like bluegrass music and want to see a great actress' fantastic performance in a romantic show.
Don't see it if seeing what's coming a mile away will drive you nuts.
See it if You just want to be entertained. Good music, good choreography, good acting, Quirky story based loosely on an actual event.
Don't see it if You do not wish to see a light and fun blue grass musical.
See it if If you like bluegrass music with a charming story and a delightful cast
Don't see it if I didn't think I'd like this music but I was wrong-I have no negative advice as I think anyone who sees it will like it
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 have a chance to hear the glorious Carmen Cusack sing this wonderful bluegrass score. Walter Bobbie's staging is absolutely magnificent!
Don't see it if you are against unabashed sentimentality, period dramas, or southern flavor. But this show has enough heart it just might win you over!
See it if you're looking for a perfectly pleasant evening with great performances and a sweeping, energetic score.
Don't see it if you're looking for something edgy or modern. This doesn't pretend to be blockbuster, but it's beautiful in it's simplicity.
See it if you would like to see a broadway show with a unique sound and feel, and star making performance by Carmen Cusack
Don't see it if bluegrass isn't your thing
See it if you like original, sweet, romantic stories staged simply yet masterfully. With great acting and singing and an original score.
Don't see it if you want to see a rightfully Tony nominated show and performance that is up against the seemingly unstoppable Hamilton.
See it if you enjoy bluegrass and you want to see a show that isn't based on a movie or book! The cast is very talented, particularly Carmen Cusack.
Don't see it if you don't like bluegrass music.