Bright Star is a musical written and composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. It is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in 1945-46 with flashbacks to 1923. The musical is inspired by their Grammy-winning collaboration on the 2013 bluegrass album Love Has Come for You.
Bright Star had its world premiere at the Old Globe Theatre (San Diego) on September 28, 2014 and ran to November 2, 2014. The musical had a workshop by the New York Stage and Film at the Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College, in July 2013.
The musical opened at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on December 2, 2015.