Broadway's new musical Bandstand has given its stars Laura Osnes and Corey Cott a fresh new look, as you can see in a recent television commercial shoot for the show. Directed and choreographed by Hamilton Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand features music by Richard Oberacker, and book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker. With performances beginning March 31 ahead of an April 26 opening at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, we can't wait to see more.
Two-time Tony nominee Osnes (Cinderella) and Cott (Gigi) will reprise the roles they originated at Paper Mill Playhouse in 2015 alongside Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), Joe Carroll (Cinderella), Brandon James Ellis (Once), James Nathan Hopkins (What's It All About?), Geoff Packard (Matilda The Musical), and Alex Bender (Paramour).
Set in the smoke-filled, swing-fueled nightclubs of 1945, the musical tells the against-all-odds story of singer and songwriter Donny Novitski (Cott) and his band of mismatched fellow World War II veterans. When a national radio contest to find America's next big swing band offers a chance at instant fame and Hollywood fortune, Donny must whip his wisecracking gang of jazzers into fighting shape. Teaming up with the beautiful young war widow Julia (Osnes) as their singer, they struggle to confront the lingering effects and secrets of the battlefield that threaten to tear them apart.
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