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Bright Star Opens at the Ahmanson on Friday!

18 October 2017

Tony Nominee CARMEN CUSACK, probably best known to U.S. audiences as Elphaba in Wicked (U.S. Tour/Chicago), is set to reprise her role as Alice Murphy in Bright Star at the Ahmanson Theatre (and later the San Francisco Curran Theatre) that opens this Friday, 20 October 2017!

With music and book by Grammy and Emmy winner Steve Martin and music and lyrics by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, direction by Tony winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, Bright Star won the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music. It also received five 2016 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Lead Actress in a Musical and Best Orchestrations. 
Carmen Cusack. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
Charles Isherwood of the New York Times wrote:
[Carmen Cusack's] singing, trimmed with a slight twang, is impeccable both in the bloom in her voice and the emotion she invests in the lyrics.
The Onstage Band: George Guthrie, Wayne Fugate, Martha McDonnell, Skip Ward, Anthony De Angelis and Eric Davis. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
Elysa Gardner of U.S.A. Today praised Steve Martin's book:
Martin, a master ironist, captures some of that old-school spirit with a book that's as forthright as it is smart, funny and charming.
Jeff Blumenkrantz, A.J. Shively and Kaitlyn Davidson with the Cast. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
Alexis Soloski of The Guardian (U.K.) wrote:
Josh Rhodes’ choreography, which has a nice narrative bent, is spirited and graceful. 

Dates: Today through 11/19/17 (Opening Night: 20 October 2017)
ACCESS Performance: 18 November 2017 at 2pm
Tickets: $30 – $130 (Ticket prices are subject to change.) ctgla.org
Location: The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012

Accessibility FYI:
**At the Ahmanson, all levels offer wheelchair accessible seating (call the Disability Line to buy tickets). There are accessible restrooms at all levels. 
** Handicapped Parking is available for patrons displaying a handicapped placard at both The Music Center Garage AND valet parking. The charge at both locations is $9. 
**To arrange wheelchair accessible seating and/or mobility services from The Music Center garage to the Ahmanson Theatre call the Disability Line at 213-972-0777.

See you opening night!! xo

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