No shows can be performed while all the theatres are closed and nobody can gather to see them. So, what is Broadway to do? Which is where Bandstand enters. Directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler and featuring a book and lyrics by Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor and music by Richard Oberacker, Bandstand tells the story of a group of PTSD-suffering World War II veterans who, after returning home from the war, form a band and compete in a nationwide songwriting competition. The show opened on April 26, , and closed on September 17, , playing only performances. The musical was filmed towards the end of its run and shown in movie theaters in November
About the Musical
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. Broadway tickets, merchandise, music, videos, and all the news, reviews, and information you want about Broadway musicals, people, theatres, awards, and production rights at your home for all things Broadway.
Bandstand the New American Musical – Corey Cott Laura Osnes
The Broadway musical Bandstand , winner of the Best Choreography Tony Award for director-choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler , is now available to stream on Playbill. The first Playbill Playback, a new series in which old and recent favorite musicals can be streamed on Playbill. Viewers will be able to watch the show for three days once the payment is processed. The production was the first theatrical production in history to be certified authentic by Got Your 6, an organization that advocates for authentic portrayal of the military across entertainment. Bandstand featured scenic design by Tony nominee David Korins , costume design by Tony winner Paloma Young , lighting design by Tony winner Jeff Croiter , sound design by Tony nominee Nevin Steinberg , hair, wig, and makeup design by J.
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. Teaming up with a beautiful young war widow as their singer, and playing for every voiceless underdog in a world that has left them behind, they will risk everything to redefine the meaning of victory and sing truth to power. The original Broadway cast recording is produced by Michael Croiter. Welcome to TheatreGold. Bandstand a New Musical. Let's Get Social.