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Bandstand The New American Musical on Broadway

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Bandstand Show Summary:

Set in 1945 this show tells the story of a group of World War II veterans who come together in an unlikely fashion to compete in a nationwide radio contest with aspirations of stardom, but ultimately become a great American inspiration.

Bandstand on Broadway Background:
This musical has a book and lyrics by Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor and a score by Richard Oberacker. Bandstand is a new musical that comes to Broadway following a successful run at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. Oberacker is currently the conductor of the Cirque du Soleil show Ka in Las Vegas. He also wrote and directed the musical Journey to the West which played Off Broadway in 2006. After its opening at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Bandstand critics declared that this was the best show in many years to premiere at this regional theatre, which is a common venue for Broadway tryouts. The Broadway production stars Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde) and Corey Cott (Gigi, Newsies the Musical), both of whom also originated the roles in the Paper Mill Playhouse production. The musical is directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, who is also the choreographer of Hamilton, Annie, Bring it On the Musical, and many other shows. An experienced choreographer, this will be his Broadway directorial debut.

Noteworthy Dates For The Show

Previews Begin: 03/31/17
Show Opens: 04/26/17
Show Closes: 09/17/17
Number of Performances: 8 performances a week
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Should You See The Bandstand On Broadway?

Richard Oberacker

What Is Bandstand Like?

When Bandstand premiered in its tryout production, critics far and wide praised it as a fabulous new musical. AM New York called it “terrific” and “absorbing,” enjoying its catchy big-band score, swing choreography, and emotionally compelling characters. called it the best new show to premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse in years. Even the New York Post’s Michael Riedel, the most cynical Broadway journalist, postulated that Bandstand could be Broadway’s next big hit. The show has chosen to premiere in the season following Hamilton. Bandstand is in the running for 2017 Tony Award Best Musical contender. The plot hinges on a song competition to welcome the soldiers back from World War II, giving the winner the chance to perform the song at Rockefeller Center. Without being overly patriotic, the musical is compelling in the high emotional stakes involved in this excellent new show.

Is Bandstand Good for Kids?

The show is recommended for ages 13 and up due to strong language and adult themes. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
  • Corey Cott bodyshot
  • Joe Caroll, Nathan Hopkins, Alex Bender, Laura Osnes, Geff Packard, Corey Cott
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  • Corey Cott and Laura Osness
  • Laura Osnes headshot
  • Laura Osnes and Corey Cott
  • Laura Osnes and Beth Leavel
  • Tom Smedes
  • Corey Cott and Laura Osnes
  • Bandstand Company
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Bandstand Cast Members:

Corey Cott plays Donny Novitski
Laura Osnes plays Julia
Beth Leavel plays Mrs. Adams
Geoff Packard plays Wayne Wright
Joe Carroll plays Johnny Simpson
Brandon James Ellis plays Davy Zlatic
Joey Pero plays Nick Radel
James Nathan Hopkins plays Jimmy Campbell
Mary Callanan
Matt Cusack
Patrick Connaghan
Ryan Kasprzak
Marc A. Heitzman
Erica Mansfield

Broadway Theatre:

Bernard B Jacobs Theatre
242 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Theatre Landlord:
The Shubert Organization

45th Street, between 8th and Broadway

Bernard B. Jacobs Box Office Hours:

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 12pm - 8pm

Seating Map:
CLICK HERE For the seating map
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Show Duration:
Bandstand runs for 2 hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission.


Tom Smedes
Gabrielle Palitz
Terry Schnuck
Tom Kirdahy
Other Credits:
Richard Oberacker (Lyrics)
Robert Taylor (Book)
Production Stage Manager:

Mark Dobrow
  Staff and Creative Team:

General Manager:

Charlotte Wilcox Company
Technical Supervisor:
Juniper Street Productions
Company Manager:
Katie Pope at Charlotte Wilcox
Casting Director:
Tara Rubin Casting
Advertising Representative:
Press Agent:
Boneau Bryan-Brown
Musical - New York Premiere

Production Credits:
David Korins (Set Design)
Paloma Young (Costume Design)
Jeff Croiter (Light Design)
Nevin Steinberg (Sound Design)
Richard Oberacker (Music)
Greg Anthony + Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Musical Supervisor)
Andy Blankenbuehler (Direction + Choreography)
Broadway Show Parking  
Parking For This Theatre:
The closest parking garage for the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre is located at:
Champion Parking On West 45
251 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
Quik Park Garage
303 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.