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The Band Wagon - 2014 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Based on the 1953 MGM film, The Band Wagon is the classic showbiz tale of a washed-up Hollywood star (Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell) who attempts to make a comeback by doing a Broadway show, and encounters an assortment of colorful characters: a British director who is a genius but has no business directing a musical (Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon), a leading lady who's never done a show before (Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes), and a composer and a lyricist who are at each other's throats (Academy Award nominee Michael McKean and seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman). All things that could never happen in the New York theater today.

Written by Broadway's ultimate insiders, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, the 1953 film used Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz's wonderful songs to tell their story and took its title from the famed 1931 Broadway revue written by Schwartz, Dietz, and George S. Kaufman. Now five-time Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane will use the original Comden and Green screenplay (including scenes never filmed) as a basis for this Encores! Special Event, with a glorious score that includes "Dancing in the Dark," "By Myself," "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan," "A Shine on My Shoes," and that great anthem for all of show business, "That's Entertainment."

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by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2014
Tracey Ullman, currently starring in the New York City Center Encores! production of The Band Wagon, will make a special appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' tonight, November 13. The show also includes appearances by The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson and musical guest Echosmith.
by Michael Dale - November 11, 2014
Douglas Carter Beane and Kathleen Marshall whip a movie classic into a fun new musical.
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2014
Tracey Ullman, currently starring in the New York City Center Encores! production of The Band Wagon, will make a special appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' on Thursday, November 13. The show also includes appearances by The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson and musical guest Echosmith.

The Band Wagon Frequently Asked Questions

What is the order of songs in The Band Wagon and what's the order?
It Better Be Good
Sweet Music
Hoops
Confession
New Sun in the Sky
Miserable with You
I Love Louisa
Dancing in the Dark
Where Can He Be?
White Heat
The Beggar Waltz
Ballet Music
Nanette
The Pride of the Claghorns
When the Rain Goes Pitter Patter
The Flag
For Good Old Nectar
A Nice Place to Visit
That's Entertainment
The Girl Hunt Ballet
Oedipus Rex Bridge
High and Low
By Myself
Triplets
I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan
A Shine on Your Shoes
Louisiana Hayride
Got a Brand New Suit
Two Faced Woman
You Have Everything
Right at the Start of It
Something to Remember You By
You and the Night and the Music

What productions of The Band Wagon have their been?
The Band Wagon has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1931, Broadway which opened in 1931 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2014.

What productions of The Band Wagon have there been?
The Band Wagon has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1931, Broadway which opened in 1931 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2014.