Exclusive: Watch Bandstand’s Corey Cott and the Donny Nova Band Play ‘Ain’t We Proud’

Caught on Camera   Exclusive: Watch Bandstand’s Corey Cott and the Donny Nova Band Play ‘Ain’t We Proud’
The Broadway performers played the song—never before captured on video—at Playbill's August 17 pop-up event.

Bandstand stars Corey Cott, Laura Osnes, and the original Donny Nova Band gathered at downtown’s SubCulture August 17 for an exclusive pop-up performance presented by Playbill.

Cott, Osnes, bassist Brandon J. Ellis, trumpeter Joey Pero, saxophonist James Nathan Hopkins, trombonist Geoff Packard, and percussionist Joe Carroll performed three songs and participated in a panel discussion about the research they did to form their Bandstand characters, the hours spent practicing their instruments, backstage secrets, and more.

The band opened the event with a rendition of ‘Ain’t We Proud’—watch the full song in the video above. These performers have only played this song one other time outside of the Bernard Jacobs Theatre, and this is the only video recording of the song in full.

To watch the full stream of the event and read the recap, click here.

Bandstand plays its final Broadway performance September 17. To purchase tickets, click here. For discount tickets on select performances, click here.


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