summer of 1984, a little movie with a big soundtrack took the world by storm
and launched a young up-and-coming leading man for whom at the time you’d be
pressed to find movie connections of two degrees into the stratosphere as the
ubiquitous megastar Kevin Bacon. Filling out the cast with veteran actors like
John Lithgow and Dianne Weist along with breakout performances from young
actors like Lori Singer, Chris Penn, and Sarah Jessica Parker,
Come on, babe, why don’t we paint the town? And all that jazz! You’re gonna rouge your knees and roll your stockings down…and all that jazz! Start the car, get to the whoopee spot— in the Opera House— where the piano’s hot! It’s fun and fancy free— at the center Kennedy— and all— that— jaaaazzzz. Whoopie…ha-cha…skidoo…Chicago is slinking into town for a limited time engagement,
Trouble and happiness tend to walk hand in hand because liars sometimes make good story tellers. Making its pre-Broadway debut with a whole lot of trouble, happiness, and one hell of a good story, Bright Star, premieres in the Eisenhower Theatre of The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts this holiday season and sets the soul ablaze with a backwoods tale of love and truth in a time the world has nearly forgotten.