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Bandstand Joins Broadway’s Crowded New Musical Slate

NOVEMBER 17, 2016

Bandstand the musical that premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse last year, has joined the throng of new musicals crowding into the 2016-17 Broadway season, lining up an April opening at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

Formerly called “The Bandstand” before creators dropped the article, Bandstand follows a musician in 1945 who pulls together a ragtag band of WWII vets to participate in a swing-band competition. Laura Osnes (Cinderella) and Corey Cott (Gigi) star in the production, directed and choreographed by Tony-winning Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler.

With Bandstand added to the mix, the 2016-17 Broadway season is filling up quickly, particularly with new musicals... READ MORE

Photograph by Jerry Dalia

Author: Gordon Cox
Source: Variety

TAGS: BANDSTAND, BROADWAY, LAURA OSNES