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BANDSTAND Coming To Broadway Featuring The Choreographer of Hamilton and In The Heights by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino.

Bandstand is coming to Broadway starring Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee Laura Osnes as “Julia Trojan”, Corey Cott as “Donny Novitski, and Beth Leavel as “Mrs. Adams with a full band and ensemble. Music, book, and lyrics by Richard Oberacker; book and lyrics by Robert Taylor; featuring Andy Blankenbuehler as director and choreographer. Blankenbuehler has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Choreography four times, and has won twice: for Hamilton and In the Heights. His other Broadway choreography work includes 9 to 5, Bring it On: The Musical, and the 2016 Cats revival. Previews begin March 21, 2017 with an opening night set for April 26, 2017 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, New York.

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Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan, Broadway’s Bonnie & Clyde, Opening Night, New York, 2011. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

BANDSTAND brings the swing-fueled, against-all-odds story of singer/songwriter Donny Novitski and his band of mismatched fellow vets brilliantly to the stage. When a national contest to find America’s next music sensation offers a chance at fame and Hollywood fortune, Donny must whip his boys into fighting shape. 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. Directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award® winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights), starring two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde), Broadway sensation Corey Cott (Newsies), and Tony winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), and featuring an explosive original score, BANDSTAND is a truly American celebration of the men and women whose personal bravery defined a nation. —Bandstand Website
Laura Osnes (Julia Trojan) was last seen on Broadway as the title role in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Drama Desk Award; Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Astaire Award nominations). She also starred in Bonnie and Clyde (Tony Award nomination), creating the role at Asolo Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award). She appeared as Hope Harcourt in the Tony Award winning revival of Anything Goes (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire Award nominations) and Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of South Pacific, and made her Broadway debut as Sandy in the most recent revival of Grease. Other New York/regional credits include the Broadway-bound musical The Bandstand at Paper Mill Playhouse; The Threepenny Opera (Drama Desk Award nomination) at Atlantic Theater Company; City Center Encores! productions of The Band Wagon, Randy Newman’s Faust, and Pipe Dream; The Sound of Music in concert at Carnegie Hall; Carousel opposite Steven Pasquale at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Broadway: Three Generations at the Kennedy Center. On television, she has been seen on the CBS series “Elementary,” in the HBO pilot “The Miraculous Year,” Sondheim: The Birthday Concert at Avery Fisher Hall, HBO’s documentary Six By Sondheim and “The Kennedy Center Honors” salutes to Barbara Cook (2011) and Dustin Hoffman (2012). Her many concerts and cabarets include performing with Michael Feinstein, the New York Philharmonic, The New York Pops, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Boston Pops, and the Pasadena Pops, as well as appearing in such venues as Carnegie Hall, The Café Carlyle, 54 Below, Lincoln Center, NJPAC, The Smith Center in Las Vegas, and MN Orchestra Hall. In addition to being heard on several cast recordings, Laura has two solo albums, Dream A Little Dream: Live at The Café Carlyle and If I Tell You: The Songs of Maury Yeston. —Bandstand Website
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Star Laura Osnes, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway, backstage, The Broadway Theatre, New York, 2013. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Star Laura Osnes, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway, backstage, The Broadway Theatre, New York, 2013. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Broadway’s Bandstand Marquee, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, NY. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Broadway’s Bandstand Marquee, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, NY. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

Bandstand Website

http://bandstandbroadway.com/

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