"I'm just going to do things that I like to do, sing songs that I like to sing," Carmen Cusack said, sounding carefree, in a recent interview about her solo concert debut at NYC's Feinstein's/54 Below.
Sometimes, there is a quiet, more intimate contender that merits attention. That category is owned by Bright Star, a Broadway bluegrass musical at the Cort Theater, headed by a Tony-worthy Carmen Cusack.
Sitting in the Steve Martin/Edie Brickell bluegrass musical Bright Star I knew the show would divide critics, but I also knew that it was impossible to leave and not at least respect the work of choreographer Josh Rhodes.
Moments into the jolly entr'acte orchestra hoedown that affably yanks Bright Star back after Intermission, inscrutably ignoring the un-jolly infanticide finale that has just closed out Act One, I turned my eyes heavenward.