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Photo Flash: Laura Osnes & Corey Cott Swing Back to Broadway with BANDSTAND

Rehearsals are underway for the brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton). The musical begins performances Friday, March 31 prior to an official opening night on Wednesday, April 26 at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Bandstand features music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker.

Bandstand stars Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella) and Corey Cott (Gigi) featuring Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), Joe Carroll (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella), Brandon James Ellis (Once), James Nathan Hopkins (What's It All About: Bacharach Reimagined), Geoff Packard (Matilda) and Joey Pero (Broadway debut).

Set in the smoke filled, swing fueled night clubs of 1945, Bandstand brings the against-all-odds story of singer/songwriter Donny Novitski (Cott) and his band of mismatched fellow WWII veterans to the stage.

When a national radio contest to find America's next big swing band offers a chance at instant fame and Hollywood fortune, Donny must whip his wise-cracking gang of jazzers (Carroll, Ellis, Hopkins, Packard, Pero) into fighting shape. Teaming up with the beautiful young war widow Julia (Osnes) as their singer, they struggle to confront the lingering effects and secrets of the battlefield that threaten to tear them apart.

Playing for every voiceless underdog in a world that has left them behind, they risk everything in the final live broadcast to redefine the meaning of victory. With an explosive original score and choreography inspired by the high energy swing rhythms of the era, Bandstand is a truly American story of love, loss, triumph and the everyday men and women whose personal bravery defined a nation.

Check out a first look at advance photos from their television commercial shoot!

Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes & Corey Cott Swing Back to Broadway with BANDSTAND
Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, Geoff Packard, Joey Pero, James Nathan Hopkins and Brandon James Ellis Photo Flash: Laura Osnes & Corey Cott Swing Back to Broadway with BANDSTAND
Laura Osnes, Corey Cott Photo Flash: Laura Osnes & Corey Cott Swing Back to Broadway with BANDSTAND
Corey Cott Photo Flash: Laura Osnes & Corey Cott Swing Back to Broadway with BANDSTAND
Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, Geoff Packard, Joey Pero, James Nathan Hopkins and Brandon James Ellis Photo Flash: Laura Osnes & Corey Cott Swing Back to Broadway with BANDSTAND
Corey Cott and Laura Osnes

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