Stuart Brown is the founder of the 24/7 online Broadway music radio station, Sounds of Broadway (http://www.SoundsofBroadway.com), which plays the best from the Off-Broadway, Broadway, and London stage. Thousands of songs from hundreds of cast albums are in rotation. He reviews NYC theater as a member of the Outer Critics Circle and reviews CT stage productions as a member of the CT Critics Circle. He is also a member of the Dramatist Guild.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Review "Bright Star"
Every so often I attend a stage
production knowing almost nothing about the show.For the new Broadway musical, Bright Star, I was aware
that the multi-talented comedian, Steve Martin, had teamed with Edie Brickell
to write the story and music (she penned the lyrics, he wrote the book).That was all I knew and I wanted to
keep it that way.Surprise me.
Let it suffice to say I was
with all aspects of the production.When I sat down to write this review I struggled with what to say, not
because I couldn’t find the words, but because I was hesitant to unveil any
facet of the show.I wanted
theater-goers to experience the musical without the filter of my critique and
possibly come away exhilarated like myself.
Therefore, my review is short,
simple, and to the point.Go see Bright Star.Be enchanted,
moved, uplifted and maybe even shed a tear.