Bandstand the New American Musical

Corey Cott – Laura Osnes

On Broadway / Now Playing

Bandstand is a musical composed by Richard Oberacker with book and lyrics by Oberacker and Robert Taylor.
The musical tells the story of a mismatched band of military veterans who join together to compete in a national radio contest in New York City with a prize that will guarantee instant stardom to the winners. But with complicated relationships, the demands of the competition and the challenging after-effects of war, going all the way for a win in the contest seems like a dream that may break these musicians.


Previews March 31, 2017

Opening Night April 26, 2017

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, New York

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The Story

Bandstand is the high-stepping musical about love in full swing and tells the story of musician Donny Novitski who is about to take on the mission of his life: leading his band of fellow veterans into competition for America’s next swing band sensation. However, complicated relationships, the demands of the competition and the challenging after-effects of war may break these musicians. The original score is strongly influenced by authentic 1940s swing music, much of which is played onstage by the characters and band members. When Donny meets a beautiful, young singer named Julia, he finds the perfect harmony in words and music that could take this band of brothers all the way to the live radio broadcast finale in New York City. But to succeed, it will require every ounce of talent, stamina and raw nerve that these musicians possess

Corey Cott

Corey Cott b March 30, 1990 is an American stage actor and singer. He is known for his role in Newsies as the leading role Jack Kelly after replacing Jeremy Jordan on September 5, 2012 and closing August 24, 2014, as well as in recent short films. Since then, he has appeared as Gaston Lachaille in the musical Gigi alongside Vanessa Hudgens, which opened on April 8, 2015 on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre and closed on June 21, 2015.

Laura Osnes

Laura Ann Osnes b November 19, 1985 is an American actress and singer known for her work on the Broadway stage. She has played starring roles in Grease as Sandy, South Pacific as Nellie Forbush, Anything Goes as Hope Harcourt, and Bonnie and Clyde as Bonnie Parker, for which she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. She also starred in the title role of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway, for which she received a Drama Desk Award and her second Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.

Bernard b Jacobs Theatre

Bernard b Jacobs Theatre


The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 242 West 45th Street (George Abbott Way) in midtown-Manhattan. Designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp, it opened as the Royale Theatre on January 11, 1927 with a musical entitled Piggy. Producer John Golden leased the theatre and renamed it for himself from 1932 to 1937 (when he moved to the Theatre Masque next door). The Shubert Organization then assumed ownership and initially leased the theatre to CBS Radio. In 1940 the Royale was restored to use as a legitimate theatre under its original name. On May 9, 2005, it was renamed for longtime Shubert Organization president Bernard B. Jacobs.


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242 W 45th St (between 7th Ave & 8th Ave) New York, NY 10036


Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq


(212) 239-6200

Box Office

Monday – Sat 10am-8pm Sun Noon-6pm

 Access Information

Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location.

Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps.

Wheelchair accessible (unisex) restroom located on the Orchestra level





Full Cast

Corey Cott – Donny Novitski
Laura Osnes – Julia Troy
Beth Leavel – Mrs. Adams
Mary Callanan – Ensemble
Joe Carroll – Johnny Simpson
Max Clayton – Ensemble
Andrea Dotto – Broadway Debut – Ensemble
Brandon J. Ellis – Davy Zlatic
James Nathan Hopkins – Jimmy Campbell
Ryan Kasprzak – Broadway Debut – Ensemble
Erica Mansfield – Ensemble
Morgan Marcell – Ensemble
Drew McVety – Ensemble
Kevyn Morrow – Ensemble
Geoff Packard – Wayne Wright
Jessica Lea Patty – Ensemble
Joey Pero – Broadway Debut – Nick Radel
Keven Quillon – Ensemble
Jonathan Shew – Broadway Debut – Ensemble
Ryan VanDenBoom – Ensemble
Jaime Verazin – Ensemble

Swings: Patrick Connaghan, Matt Cusack, Marc A. Heitzman, Andrew Leggieri, Becca Petersen, Mindy Wallace and Kevin Worley
Understudies: Mary Callanan (Mrs. Adams), Max Clayton (Donny Novitski), Patrick Connaghan (Nick Radel, Wayne Wright), Matt Cusack (Davy Zlatic, Johnny Simpson, Nick Radel), Marc A. Heitzman (Davy Zlatic), Andrew Leggieri (Jimmy Campbell), Erica Mansfield (Mrs. Adams), Jessica Lea Patty (Julia Troy), Becca Petersen (Julia Troy), Keven Quillon (Wayne Wright), Jonathan Shew (Donny Novitski, Jimmy Campbell) and Ryan VanDenBoom (Johnny Simpson)