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Bandstand the New American Musical Corey Cott Laura Osnes

On Broadway

Bandstand is a musical composed by Richard Oberacker with book and lyrics by Oberacker and Robert Taylor.
The musical tells the story of a mismatched band of military veterans who join together to compete in a national radio contest in New York City with a prize that will guarantee instant stardom to the winners. But with complicated relationships, the demands of the competition and the challenging after-effects of war, going all the way for a win in the contest seems like a dream that may break these musicians.


Previews March 31, 2017 / Opening Night April 26, 2017

Closed September 2017

24 Previews and 164 Performances




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The Story

Bandstand is the high-stepping musical about love in full swing and tells the story of musician Donny Novitski who is about to take on the mission of his life: leading his band of fellow veterans into competition for America’s next swing band sensation. However, complicated relationships, the demands of the competition and the challenging after-effects of war may break these musicians. The original score is strongly influenced by authentic 1940s swing music, much of which is played onstage by the characters and band members. When Donny meets a beautiful, young singer named Julia, he finds the perfect harmony in words and music that could take this band of brothers all the way to the live radio broadcast finale in New York City. But to succeed, it will require every ounce of talent, stamina and raw nerve that these musicians possess

Corey Cott

Corey Cott b March 30, 1990 is an American stage actor and singer. He is known for his role in Newsies as the leading role Jack Kelly after replacing Jeremy Jordan on September 5, 2012 and closing August 24, 2014, as well as in recent short films. Since then, he has appeared as Gaston Lachaille in the musical Gigi alongside Vanessa Hudgens, which opened on April 8, 2015 on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre and closed on June 21, 2015.

Laura Osnes

Laura Ann Osnes b November 19, 1985 is an American actress and singer known for her work on the Broadway stage. She has played starring roles in Grease as Sandy, South Pacific as Nellie Forbush, Anything Goes as Hope Harcourt, and Bonnie and Clyde as Bonnie Parker, for which she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. She also starred in the title role of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway, for which she received a Drama Desk Award and her second Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.




Full Cast

Corey Cott – Donny Novitski
Laura Osnes – Julia Trojan
Alex Bender – Nick Radel
Joe Carroll – Johnny Simpson
Brandon J. Ellis – Davy Zlatic
James Nathan Hopkins – Broadway Debut Jimmy Campbell
Beth Leavel – Mrs. June Adams
Geoff Packard – Wayne Wright
Mary Callanan – Jean Ann Ryan / Production Assistant / Ensemble
Max Clayton – Tom / Ensemble
Andrea Dotto – Broadway Debut Betsy / Ensemble
Ryan Kasprzak – Broadway Debut Mr. Jackson / Ensemble
Erica Mansfield – Ensemble
Morgan Marcell – Entertainment Director / Ensemble
Drew McVety – Oliver / Ensemble
Kevyn Morrow – Al / James Haupt / Ensemble
Jessica Lea Patty – Jo / Ensemble
Keven Quillon – Ensemble
Jonathan Shew – Broadway Debut Andre Baruch / Ensemble
Ryan VanDenBoom – Roger Cohen / Ensemble
Jaime Verazin – Ensemble

Swings: Patrick Connaghan, Matt Cusack, Marc A. Heitzman, Andrew Leggieri, Becca Petersen, Mindy Wallace and Kevin Worley
Understudies: Mary Callanan (Mrs. June Adams), Max Clayton (Donny Novitski), Patrick Connaghan (Nick Radel, Wayne Wright), Matt Cusack (Davy Zlatic, Johnny Simpson, Nick Radel), Marc A. Heitzman (Davy Zlatic), Andrew Leggieri (Jimmy Campbell), Erica Mansfield (Mrs. June Adams), Jessica Lea Patty (Julia Trojan), Becca Petersen (Julia Trojan), Keven Quillon (Wayne Wright), Jonathan Shew (Donny Novitski, Jimmy Campbell) and Ryan VanDenBoom (Johnny Simpson)


Book by Rob Taylor and Richard Oberacker
Music by Richard Oberacker
Lyrics by Rob Taylor and Richard Oberacker
Co-Orchestrator: Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen
Music arranged by Greg Anthony Rassen
Vocal arrangements by David Kreppel
Musical Director: Fred Lassen
Directed by Andy Blankenbuehler
Choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler
Associate Choreographer: Mark Stuart
Scenic Design by David Korins
Costume Design by Paloma Young
Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter
Sound Design by Nevin Steinberg
Hair and Wig Design by J. Jared Janas and Dave Bova
Makeup Design by J. Jared Janas and Dave Bova
Associate Scenic Design: Amanda Stephens
Associate Costume Design: Martin Schnellinger and Tina McCartney
Associate Lighting Design: Jamie Roderick
Associate Sound Design: Jessica Paz
Associate Hair Design: Brittany Hartman
Associate Makeup Design: Brittany Hartman

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