When Bright Star opened on Broadway, Entertainment Weekly raved, “It’s Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s music that’s the brightest star.” Inspired by a real event, this unabashedly romantic original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she had lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Murphy sets out on a journey to understand her past—and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. Ghostlight Records (sh-k-boom.com/bright-star-original-broadway-cast-recording). —Suzie Lynde
Suzie Lynde is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.