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San Diego Homegrown Musical ‘Bright Star’ to Launch Tour

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's new musical first premiered at San Diego's Old Globe theater in 2014.

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San Diego's homegrown musical 'Bright Star', which first premiered at The Old Globe before making its way to Broadway, will launch a national tour. 

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's new musical will tour in the 2017 - 2018 season, according to multiple reports citing Producer Joey Parnes

The tour stops and casting will be announced at a later date, according to reports. 

The musical first premiered September 2014 to open The Old Globe's 2014 - 2015 season

Inspired by a true story, the musical tells the story of literary editor Alice Murphy and a young solider, Billy Cane - and the powerful secret that changes their lives. The musical is set in 1920 and 1940s North Carolina. 

After a run at The Old Globe, the musical transferred to Broadway, where it played more than 100 performances and was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. 

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