VIDEO: Broadway's BANDSTAND Prepares to Swing Into Movie Theaters; See the First Trailer!VIDEO: Broadway's BANDSTAND Prepares to Swing Into Movie Theaters; See the First Trailer!
by Stage Tube - Apr 30, 2018

Bandstand, Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker's Broadway musical directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), will bring high-octane, heart-stopping, spectacular dancing to movie theaters nationwide this summer in 'BANDSTAND: The Broadway Musical on Screen.' In addition to the feature content, audiences will enjoy behind-the-scenes and never-before-seen footage of the production. (more...)

Breaking: Right This Way! Fathom Events Will Bring BANDSTAND to the Big Screen!Breaking: Right This Way! Fathom Events Will Bring BANDSTAND to the Big Screen!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Though they played their final Broadway gig last fall, the Donny Nova Band is getting back together- this time for the big screen. According to Forbes, Bandstand, which won a Tony Award last year and played for 166 performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, will arrive in movie theatres across the country this June. (more...)

Robert Taylor, Jr. Of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Releases A Hip-Hop Dancehall SongRobert Taylor, Jr. Of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Releases A Hip-Hop Dancehall Song
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2018

Broadway's Robert Taylor, Jr. of 'SpongeBob SquarePants' has released a 'Hip-Hop Dancehall' recording - 'Rock That Body Gyal' - written by Robert Taylor, Jr. and produced by Bike Tyson and Jason Chapman. This is the eighth single release for Robert Taylor, Jr., as well as his first time stepping into a different genre and mixing it with hip-hop. (more...)

Photo Flash: It's a Beautiful Bikini Bottom Day! SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway!Photo Flash: It's a Beautiful Bikini Bottom Day! SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

It's a beautiful Bikini Bottom day! Spongebob Squarepants the Musical celebrated 100 performances on Broadway on March 2. Check out photos from the celebrations below! (more...)

PUMP An End To Hunger With The Broadway Brunchtime SeriesPUMP An End To Hunger With The Broadway Brunchtime Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

Robert Taylor, Jr., Amber Barbee Pickens, Tyla Collier, David Bloom, Teddy Smith, Marcus Pe a, Andrea Frierson and Coreisa Janelle Lee are among Broadway performers, Grammy Award honorees-nominees, musicians, recording artists, entertainers, pro athletes, journalists, media personalities and other notables participating in 'PUMP An End To Hunger with the Broadway Brunchtime Series' A Season to Help Serve Soup, Sandwiches, Snacks, Sips and Songs on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during GRAMMY Week at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen (www.holyapostlessoupkitchen.org) located at 296 Ninth Avenue at the corner of West 28th Street in New York City. (more...)

Frank Grillo & More Join Cast of Crime Thriller INTO THE ASHESFrank Grillo & More Join Cast of Crime Thriller INTO THE ASHES
by Movies News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

It was announced today that Frank Grillo, Luke Grimes and Robert Taylor have been tapped to star in the crime thriller INTO THE ASHES (more...)

Critics Picks: Our Reviewers Pick the Best Broadway Albums of 2017!Critics Picks: Our Reviewers Pick the Best Broadway Albums of 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2017

Our album critics have gone through all of the amazing recordings released this year and painstakingly chosen their favorites. From Great Comet to Bandstand to Come From Away, we've got a full list to keep you listening to the best of the best! (more...)

DVR Alert: SPONGEBOB to Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICADVR Alert: SPONGEBOB to Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2017

SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway will perform live on ABC's Good Morning America on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 during the 8:00am hour. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sponges Unite! SPONGEBOB Cast Parties Hard on Opening Night!Photo Coverage: Sponges Unite! SPONGEBOB Cast Parties Hard on Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 5, 2017

SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway officially opened just last night, December 4th, at The Palace Theatre. SpongeBob SquarePants is a new musical with a book by Kyle Jarrow, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt, choreography by Christopher Gattelli, and conceived and directed by Tina Landau. (more...)

Dive Down to Bikini Bottom and Meet the Full Company of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Dive Down to Bikini Bottom and Meet the Full Company of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Dec 4, 2017

SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway officially opens tonight, December 4th, at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch interviews with the cast and get a peek at them in rehearsal in the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Welcome to Bikini Bottom! First Look at SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS on BroadwayPhoto Flash: Welcome to Bikini Bottom! First Look at SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway began preview performances on Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

PUMP Works to Bring An End To Hunger With BROADWAY BRUNCHTIME SERIESPUMP Works to Bring An End To Hunger With BROADWAY BRUNCHTIME SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Andrea Frierson, Ashley Bryant, Tyler McKenzie, Sean Carvajal, Robert Taylor, Jr., Marcus Pe a, Goldwyn Banton, Dana Walker Boyd and Coreisa Janelle Lee are among Broadway performers participating in 'PUMP An End To Hunger with the Broadway Brunchtime Series' New Season to Help Serve Soup, Sandwiches, Snacks, Sips and Songs on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen (www.holyapostlessoupkitchen.org) located at 296 Ninth Avenue at the corner of West 28th Street in New York City. Find out more on the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/296782660816524/ (more...)

Are You Ready? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Begins Broadway Previews Monday; New Block Of Tickets AvailableAre You Ready? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Begins Broadway Previews Monday; New Block Of Tickets Available
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway begins preview performances on Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

Broadway Brunchtime Series to Continue with 'PUMP AN END TO HUNGER' at Holy Apostles Soup KitchenBroadway Brunchtime Series to Continue with 'PUMP AN END TO HUNGER' at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Andrea Frierson, Sean Carvajal, Robert Taylor, Jr., Marcus Pe a, Goldwyn Banton, Dana Walker Boyd and Coreisa Janelle Lee are among Broadway performers participating in 'PUMP An End To Hunger with the Broadway Brunchtime Series' - New Season to Help Serve Soup, Sandwiches, Snacks, Sips and Songs on Monday, October 30, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. (more...)

BANDSTAND Creators Present THE SANDMAN Reading at The McKittrick TomorrowBANDSTAND Creators Present THE SANDMAN Reading at The McKittrick Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

From the creators of last season's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Bandstand, Richard Oberacker (music, book & lyrics) & Robert Taylor (book & lyrics) have just announced that THE SANDMAN a new musical based on the disturbed scribblings of E.T.A. Hoffman will have an industry reading this Friday, October 13, at The Heath at The McKittrick (542 W 27th St). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 18th, 2017: MCC Theater's CHARM Opens, Bidding Farewell to GROUNDHOG DAY and BANDSTAND,  and More!BWW Morning Brief September 18th, 2017: MCC Theater's CHARM Opens, Bidding Farewell to GROUNDHOG DAY and BANDSTAND, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 18, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: MCC Theater's CHARM Opens, Bidding Farewell to GROUNDHOG DAY and BANDSTAND, and More! (more...)

VIDEO: BANDSTAND Says Goodbye to BroadwayVIDEO: BANDSTAND Says Goodbye to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

BANDSTAND danced its way off of Broadway today after a highly successful run at the Jacobs theatre. The show ran 24 previews and 166 regular performances. Bandstand began performances on March 31, 2017, and officially opened April 26. Tony Award winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler took the stage to give the final curtain call speech. (more...)

Ain't They Proud: Take a Look Back at BANDSTANDAin't They Proud: Take a Look Back at BANDSTAND
by Marissa Sblendorio - Sep 17, 2017

The Tony Award-winning production of the new American musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In The Heights) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, will conclude its run on Broadway today, Sunday, September, 17, 2017 following 24 previews and 166 regular performances. Bandstand began performances on March 31, 2017, and officially opened April 26 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes Reminisces with Her Grandmother, a Real-Life 1940s Swing Band SingerVIDEO: BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes Reminisces with Her Grandmother, a Real-Life 1940s Swing Band Singer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Laura Osnes shares a special connection as she takes the stage each night in Broadway's BANDSTAND, as her grandmother was a real-life singer in a 1940s swing band. Watch their Skype session below! (more...)

VIDEO: Corey Cott & Laura Osnes Duet on Original Demo of 'This Is Life' from BANDSTANDVIDEO: Corey Cott & Laura Osnes Duet on Original Demo of 'This Is Life' from BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

For #ThrowbackThursday, BANDSTAND composer Richard Oberacker shared footage of Corey Cott and Laura Osnes recording the very first demo of 'This Is Life,' newly added to the musical in the first days of rehearsal for Broadway. Watch them perform the original version, including first draft lyrics and a slightly longer ending, in the video below, featuring Oberacker on piano! (more...)

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