Steve Martin-Edie Brickell musical 'Bright Star' to close

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Posted: Jun 14, 2016 8:27 PM
Steve Martin-Edie Brickell musical 'Bright Star' to close

NEW YORK (AP) — The bluegrass musical "Bright Star," which failed to win a Tony on Sunday, is going into the Broadway sunset.

The complex love story set against the American South written by comedy god Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell will close June 26. It will have played some 140 performances.

The show earned five Tony nominations but hasn't set the box office alight, earning less than 60 percent of its $912,000 weekly potential.

Martin and Brickell have recorded two albums together, including the Grammy-winning "Love Has Come for You," but "Bright Star" is their first musical. The idea was sparked by the common love they share for musical theater.

The musical introduced Broadway audiences to Carmen Cusack, who made a tremendous debut and earned a Tony nomination for lead actress.