Producer Joey Parnes today announced that Bright Star, the new musical from 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, June 26, after 30 previews and 109 regular performances.
Parnes, with help from Martin and company, valiantly kept the $10.5 million show going through Sundays Tony Awards, adding their own money to keep the doors open. But the musical never caught fire at the box office and it came away empty handed from the awards ceremony dominated by the blockbuster Hamilton.
After opening on March 24th, the show went on to win the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music. It also received five Tony Awards nominations, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Lead Actress in a Musical, and Best Orchestrations.