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Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's Musical Shines In Chicago Premiere

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's Musical Shines In Chicago Premiere

The Dueling Critics, Kerry Reid and Jonathan Abarbanel, review BoHo Theatre’s new production of BRIGHT STAR.

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“Ericka Mack is the director and choreographer of this production, and I have to give her great, great credit for putting together a smooth and fluid show. She uses more actual dance as opposed to people just moving to music, than you usually see in an off-Loop musical.” - Jonathan Abarbanel complimenting the direction of this production.

Missy Wise and Josiah Robinso in BoHo Theatre’s BRIGHT STAR. Photo credit: Katie Stanley & Cody Jolly

Missy Wise and Josiah Robinso in BoHo Theatre’s BRIGHT STAR. Photo credit: Katie Stanley & Cody Jolly

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical partnership has produced two studio albums and the musical, BRIGHT STAR. It debuted on Broadway in 2016, and now BoHo Theatre is presenting the musical in Chicago. Inspired by a real story, BRIGHT STAR is set in North Carolina during alternating timelines (20’s & 40’s). The main characters are Billy Cane, a returning GI interested in writing, and Alice Murphy, the editor of the Asheville Southern Journal.

Scott Danielson, Max Kramer, and Josiah Robinson in BoHo Theatre’s BRIGHT STAR. Photo credit: Katie Stanley & Cody Jolly

Scott Danielson, Max Kramer, and Josiah Robinson in BoHo Theatre’s BRIGHT STAR. Photo credit: Katie Stanley & Cody Jolly

Both the Dueling Critics recommend BoHo Theare’s production of BRIGHT STAR. It continues at the Greenhouse Theater Center through May 5.

Kerry also recommends Court Theatre’s production of FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE / WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF.

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