Carmen Cusack Puts 'Her Pain and Joy' Into a Leading Broadway Role
By Robin Pogrebin
April 27, 2016
If you knew my story
You’d have a hard time
You’d think I was lying
Joy and sorrow never last
I’ll die trying not to live in the past
Edie Brickell and Steve Martin put that opening number into “Bright Star” just before their musical began performances on Broadway in March.
At first Carmen Cusack, the show’s star, couldn’t sing it without crying.
“I understand it,” Ms. Cusack said in a recent interview. “I had something similar happen to me.”