The Bandstand

$37-$93

THE BANDSTAND will be set in 1945, and centers on "a handful of military vets who form a band in order to compete in a national radio contest." The swing-themed score is from Richard Oberacker, who composed the music and collaborated on the lyrics and book with Robert Taylor.

Directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, the production will star Laura Osnes (CINDERELLA), Corey Cott (NEWSIES, GIGI) and Beth Leavel (THE DROWSY CHAPERONE).

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018
Hide the Moon and the Stars, the sublime new duo recording from pianist Bryn Roberts and guitarist Lage Lund, isn't the kind of jazz album that needs to be read about before it can be understood and enjoyed. It didn't premiere as part of a postmodern opera or multimedia performance; there isn't an overarching concept gleaned from abstract expressionism or the poetry of Rumi. Rather, with its casually stunning interplay and lyrical original music, it's “simply a good showcase for these two particular players, these two voices, these two musical personalities who've been friends for over a dozen years,” Roberts says.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018
New breed vocalist John Minnock is thrilled to release his new album Right Around The Corner TODAY! On his sophomore effort, John presents jazz, blues and cabaret classics in a way that has never been heard before with the help of special guest, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Dave Liebman on saxophone.
by Matt Hanson - Nov 30, 2017
In 1976, Thelonious Monk stepped off the bandstand at the Newport Jazz Festival and never set foot on the stage again. His closest circle of friends and family, bandmates and patrons remembered the last six years of his life, until his death at he age of 65 with a peculiar, spiritual insight. Monk simply stopped playing altogether. His musical soul had departed before his body finally succumbed to death in 1982, the very morning his go-to drummer Ben Riley began recording a tribute album in his name to try and tempt him to return to music.
by Roger Martin - Nov 2, 2017
The cast performs with a precision remarkable in a brawling rock and roll musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017
Thousands of jazz fans from Phoenix, Tucson and all across the country will converge on Tucson as the city welcomes the 4th annual jazz festival this January. Attendance is expected to hit 20,000, making the festival one of the major jazz destinations in the country.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018
Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label announces that Bandstand (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is now streaming on Spotify, to coincide with Fathom's two-night encore in cinemas.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017
Ellen McDougall announces her inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, running from June 2017 to June 2018, comprising five full productions, and a one-day takeover of local Notting Hill festival InTRANSIT.
by Andrew White - May 28, 2019
Can a show about death and dying leave you dancing in the aisles? Well, actually it can - and blowing bubbles and tossing beach balls in the air, too. Fur real. Just come on down to Bethesda's Writer's Center for Flying V Theatre's latest offering, New York playwright Young Jean Lee's We're Gonna Die. Flying V company member Farrell Parker takes you on a young woman's gut-wrenching journey, punching back at every piece of rotten luck that comes her way.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
They played to sold out crowds during their two week run last year, and this year, Jersey Boys is 'making its way back' to Ogunquit Playhouse for their second engagement, now through June 15. What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017
HERE presents Dark Circus, by renowned French company STEREOPTIK, a presentation from HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program. This innovative puppet theater work, for all ages, plays six performances May 30 - June 4 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street).
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2018
Scott D. Rosenbaum's Sidemen: Long Road To Glory is a heartfelt, intimate look at the lives and legacies of three legendary bluesmen; piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolfsidemen. The film captures some of their last interviews and final live performances, before their deaths in 2011. Historic live shows accompany personal insights from many of the blues and rock stars these legendary musicians inspired. Variety called SIDEMEN “an exceptionally entertaining and captivating tribute,” while the NY Times wrote “their stories are inseparable from that of the blues itself.”
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018
The Muny announced today its complete cast and design team for the theatre's centennial season production of Gypsy, July 27 - August 2. Gypsy is proudly sponsored by Missouri Lottery.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
The 24-minute film directed by Academy Award-nominated Mike Mills (20th Century Women, Beginners) and starring Academy Award Winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, Ex-Machina) featuring new music by The National is now available on www.iameasytofind.com.  The film was inspired by the band's forthcoming album of the same name which will be released this Friday,  May 17th on 4AD.
by David Edward Perry - May 11, 2018
'Smokey Joe's Cafe' is a show stopping revue celebrating the legendary music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. 'Stand By Me,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Charlie Brown,' Poison Ivy' and many more hits are booming from the voices of this powerful cast.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents fan-favorite vocalist John Minnock! For his Feinstein's/54 Below debut, the new-breed vocalist will celebrate the release of his new album Right Around The Corner. On his newest project, John presents jazz, blues and cabaret classics in a way that has never been heard before with the help of special guest, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Dave Liebman on saxophone. John's experiences as an openly gay man gives way to a unique perspective that is at once eye-opening, touching and down right fun. Supported by a stellar rhythm section including pianist/arranger Enrique Hanenine (whose latest album The Mind's Mural hit #1 on the NACC Radio Chart) bassist Carlos Mena and drummer Pablo Eluchans, John's new 'gay-ahead jazz album' is a groundbreaker as it explores LGBTQ subject-matter in a jazz setting.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
Today The National announced I Am Easy To Find due out May 17th on 4AD along with opening track “You Had Your Soul With You” featuring the vocals of longtime David Bowie collaborator Gail Ann Dorsey. I Am Easy To Find is the band's eighth studio album and the follow-up to 2017's GRAMMY®-award winning releaseSleep Well Beast. A companion short film with the same name will also be released with music by The National and inspired by the album. The film was directed by Academy Award-nominated director Mike Mills (20th Century Women, Beginners), and starring Academy Award Winner Alicia Vikander. More film details to be released at a later date. Mills, along with the band, is credited as co-producer of the album, which was mostly recorded at Long Pond, Hudson Valley, NY with additional sessions in Paris, Berlin, Cincinnati, Austin, Dublin, Brooklyn and more far flung locations. The album features vocal contributions from Sharon Van Etten, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Lisa Hannigan, Mina Tindle and more. Tracklisting and tour dates below. Pre-order the album I Am Easy To Find HERE and watch film trailer HERE.
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2017
The cast of Bandstand is getting ready to start performances on March 31. To get fans excited, they just released a clip from their sitzprobe. Watch Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, and the rest of the cast and crew in the video below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
On Saturday, March 16th, new-breed vocalist John Minnock joined forces with NEA Jazz Master and Grammy-nominee Dave Liebman to perform selections from 'Right Around the Corner', John's new album, at Feinstein's/54 Below. Pianist Enrique Hanenine, bassist Carlos Mena and drummer Pablo Eluchans filled out the ensemble. Minnock's new 'gay ahead jazz album' presents LGBTQ subject matter in a jazz setting. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
For the 4th consecutive season, Blue Note Jazz Clubs and Blue Note Records are collaborating with Entertainment Cruise Productions to bring many of the world's most renowned contemporary jazz musicians together for Blue Note at Sea 2020, a weeklong luxury cruise that sails through the Caribbean from January 25 through February 1, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017
One of the opening night highlights at this year's San Francisco International Arts Festival on May 25 is the French shadow puppet masters Stereoptik, who begin their debut North American tour of Dark Circus at SFIAF prior to an engagement at HERE in New York City.
by Steve Schonberg - Jun 26, 2017
BroadwayWorld had a chance to catch up with Laura Osnes this past weekend to hear about heading to Washington, D.C. and other exciting news, including the recent release of the Bandstand original cast album.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017
Following the recent announcement of her inaugural season as Artistic Director of Gate Theatre, Ellen McDougall today announces two new Associates joining the Gate - Jude Christian, and Anthony Simpson-Pike. Former Associate Director Lynette Linton also re-joins the team as Director of the Young Associates programme.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018
Tickets for Second Act, the new monthly series featuring stories presented by ordinary people doing extraordinary things after mid-life, debuting in September at Waterbury's Palace Theater, go on sale Monday July 10.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018
BroadwayWorld has learned that Beth Leavel will lead The Muny's production of GYPSY as Mama Rose! The production will feature direction by Rob Ruggiero, choreography by Ralph Perkins, and music direction by James Moore.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018
The Colburn School continues its 2017-2018 season with diverse performances that bring together today's most renowned artists with extraordinary Colburn School faculty and students in programs on campus and throughout the community.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
The Great American Songbook Foundation has drawn from its vast archives to mount an exhibition exploring the blockbuster career and personal challenges of one of the 20th century's biggest pop groups.
by Isabella Basco - Feb 6, 2018
Laura Osnes is preparing to visit the nation's capital! Michael Feinstein chose the Broadway fan favorite to be part of a concert series at AMP that will transform it into a Cabaret Supper Club. She talks about the concert, why she loves visiting DC and her next steps in her career.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018
Five-time Grammy Award winner Antonio Sanchez will perform BiRDMAN LiVE, the drum score to the 2014 Academy Award-winning movie live on stage, in conjunction with a screening of the film, on Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Kean Stage.
by Isabella Basco - Feb 19, 2018
At the AMP Strathmore, Laura Osnes delights in her intimate cabaret. Fans traveled from Baltimore and Springfield Va. and the DC metro area to visit the North Bethesda concert and were not disappointed.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018
When one thinks of AMERICAN BANDSTAND it's easy to think of charismatic teen stars such as Frankie Lymon, Fabian, Elvis Presley, Bobby Rydell, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more.
by Alan Henry - Dec 26, 2017
BroadwayWorld has learned that Beth Leavel will lead The Muny's production of GYPSY as Mama Rose! The production will feature direction by Rob Ruggiero, choreography by Ralph Perkins, and music direction by James Moore.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents fan-favorite vocalist John Minnock! For his Feinstein's/54 Below debut, the new-breed vocalist will celebrate the release of his new album Right Around The Corner. On his newest project, John presents jazz, blues and cabaret classics in a way that has never been heard before with the help of special guest, National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Dave Liebman on saxophone. John's experiences as an openly gay man gives way to a unique perspective that is at once eye-opening, touching and down right fun. Supported by a stellar rhythm section including pianist/arranger Enrique Hanenine (whose latest album The Mind's Mural hit #1 on the NACC Radio Chart) bassist Carlos Mena and drummer Pablo Eluchans, John's new 'gay-ahead jazz album' is a groundbreaker as it explores LGBTQ subject-matter in a jazz setting.
by Christina Hoth - Dec 22, 2018
I hold each theatre to its own sliding scale of standards. As far as fare goes in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Broadway tours should be in the top echelon. However, on opening night December 18th at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the auspicious Winspear Opera House, the touring troupe of Chicago failed to find its legs.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017
Ray Gelato has been fortunate to have worked with many greats in this business including Van Morrison& Fats Waller include playing Umbria Jazz in Italy 8 times! The Montreal Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, The Blue Note NY, The Lincoln Center NY and Sir Paul McCartney's wedding. He has also opened for Robbie Williams at The Royal Albert Hall and performed on two occasions for HM The Queen.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018
When one thinks of AMERICAN BANDSTAND it's easy to think of charismatic teen stars such as Frankie Lymon, Fabian, Elvis Presley, Bobby Rydell, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017
With the release of his new album Stereotype Threat under the bold, fresh artistic identity FKAjazz (formerly known as...), NYC based saxophonist Samir Zarif lays the dynamic groundwork for the possibilities of what jazz is for his generation and provides a vision for what the cherished American art form can be moving forward. With a freewheeling energy driven by the still simmering melting pot of influences that drive his musical passion - traditional jazz, R&B and hip-hop - the full length collection is the culmination of a multi-faceted journey that transcends easy definitions. It's always evolving with a sense of grooving and improvisational wonder and discovery.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018
Experience a boisterous, colorful and joyful affirmation of Indian culture when Enchanted India: Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan takes the stage at MPAC Thursday, September 27 at 7 pm. Tickets are $19-$49.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018
Blues Hall of Fame member, Tom "the Suit" Forst will share his story "From the Boardroom to the Bandstand" in words and music accompanied by his band, when the Palace Theater's new 2ND ACT series debuts Monday September 17 at 6:00pm Tickets for 2ND ACT, the new monthly speaker's series featuring stories presented by ordinary people doing extraordinary things after mid-life, include a light meal.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2017
With the release of his new album Stereotype Threat under the bold, fresh artistic identity FKAjazz (formerly known as…), NYC based saxophonist Samir Zarif lays the dynamic groundwork for the possibilities of what jazz is for his generation and provides a vision for what the cherished American art form can be moving forward.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018
Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with The Cookers, Perry Joslin, The Emmet Cohen Trio, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017
Bandstand Associate Choreographer Mark Stuart will direct and choreograph 'The Song and Dance of Broadway' as part of the World Musical Concert series at the Tokyu Theatre Orb, the largest theater in Tokyo.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018
Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts:
by Walter McBride - Aug 12, 2017
Strike up the band, Corey Cott is on the wall at Sardi's! Check out the unveiling of the Bandstand star's new portrait, a moment shared with Bandstand costars and Cott's lovely wife and newly arrived baby!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
The National have shared another album track “Light Years” off their forthcoming album I Am Easy To Find. You can stream the song HERE and watch the accompanying video HERE, featuring scenes from the short film “I Am Easy To Find,” directed by Academy Award-nominated director Mike Mills (20th Century Women, Beginners), and starring Academy Award Winner Alicia Vikander. I Am Easy To Find is the band's eighth studio album and will be released May 17th on 4AD. With the recent album announcement, the band shared the opening track “You Had Your Soul With You” featuring the vocals of longtime David Bowie collaborator Gail Ann Dorsey. A companion short film with the same name will also be released with music by The National and inspired by the album. More film details to be released at a later date. Mills, along with the band, is credited as co-producer of the album, which was mostly recorded at Long Pond, Hudson Valley, NY with additional sessions in Paris, Berlin, Cincinnati, Austin, Dublin, Brooklyn and more far flung locations. The album features vocal contributions from Sharon Van Etten, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Lisa Hannigan, Mina Tindle and more. Tracklisting and tour dates below. Pre-order the album I Am Easy To FindHERE and watch film trailer HERE. Read the album bio HERE.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018
Five-time Grammy Award winner Antonio Sanchez will perform BiRDMAN LiVE at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at Kean Stage's Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union, N.J. 
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017
The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows!
by David Green - Apr 2, 2018
The McCallum Theatre announced today its new lineup as it begins its fourth decade of presenting world-class artists and entertainers for Coachella Valley audiences.  The new season includes McCallum debuts, iconic superstars, family-friendly entertainment, holiday sensations, with some mariachi, Bollywood, ballet, comedy and entertaining geography lessons all part of a very full and exciting season that also presents an outstanding roster of  Broadway favorites. 
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.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
All the excitement of the Bandstand dancers and hometown top-ten hits returns to Philly as The Philly POPS presents the grand finale of its 40th Anniversary Season, At the Hop! A Philadelphia Story at the Birth of Rock and Roll, May 3, 4, and 5 at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
Steeped in old-school swing, Latin jazz, funk and Ray Charlesian soul-blues, bristling with hotshot soloists, the Christian McBride Big Band has redefined the sound of big band music for the 21st Century.  Now, iconic jazz bassist, composer and arranger, Christian McBride, brings to The Soraya stage his 17-piece nsemble for one-night only on Friday, April 26 at 8pm.