A musical created by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell has been given the greenlight to open on Broadway.

According to an Equity casting notice, Bright Star will workshop in New York City in the spring (Mar14) under revered director Walter Bobbie.

The musical, which is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, features a bluegrass score including songs from Brickell and Martin's new collaborative album Love Has Come for You.