New York’s hottest director-choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler (who shot to fame via Hamilton) brings BANDSTAND to Broadway.
This brand new musical is a wartime story of love, music and passion which brings the effortless warmth and charm of a better time.
The set & staging is humble but the talent is quite special. Laura Osnes & Corey Cott are a delicious pairing both in terms of chemistry and talent.
They both sing like a bird and Corey’s physicality is captivating. Laura’s voice is second to none and a joy to hear.
Bandstand does not use spectacle to wow audiences. However, the live musicians on stage is hugely moving and invigorating.
At times the gags and dialogue feel tired & schticky, however, the dancing/stage management is totally contemporary. The audience laughed regardless throughout this 3h music & dance production.
It’s fair to say this show is attracting an older crowd that desire classic classy Broadway. If that’s your bag, this is a huge hit!
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It’s 1945. As America’s soldiers come home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, Private First Class Donny Novitski, singer and songwriter, returns to rebuild his life with only the shirt on his back and a dream in his heart.
When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, inspiration strikes! Donny joins forces with a motley group of fellow veterans, each an astonishing musician.
Together, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice and finally feel like they have a place to call home.
Don’t miss BANDSTAND at the Bernard B Jacobs Theatre on 45th.
Review by Alex Belfield 12th June 2017 for Celebrity Radio.
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