On August 17, Playbill Presents Bandstand Pop-Up Performance at downtown’s intimate music venue, Subculture.
Stars Laura Osnes—who earned a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in the show—and Corey Cott, along with Bandstand’s original Donny Nova Band, will perform a specially curated live set of songs from the show, from the show-stopping “Love Will Come and Find Me Again” to “Ain’t We Proud.”
The show tells the story of World War II veteran Donny Novitski as he arrives home to Cleveland to rebuild the life he had before. When NBC announces a national music contest, Donny gathers fellow veterans—each coping with the war in their own way—and the widow of his best buddy, Julia Trojan, to form the Donny Nova Band and show the world their sacrifice and the power of music.
“We all really love playing and performing together, so bringing The Donny Nova Band out of the Jacobs Theatre and down to the cool vibe that SubCulture has to offer in The Village will be really exciting both for us and for the fans,” says Osnes.
Actor-musicians Joe Carroll, Brandon J. Ellis, James Nathan Hopkins, Geoff Packard, and Joey Pero will also join Osnes and Cott in performance and for a panel about putting Bandstand together, the story behind the musical, backstage secrets, and more.
The invite-only event will be livestreamed via Playbill’s Facebook page for Bandstand fans around the world to catch a glimpse of the Tony-winning musical. Hear songs from the score Lin-Manuel Miranda called “INCREDIBLE” and the “best jazz score since either Jelly’s Last Jam or City of Angels, take your pick.”
Nominated for two Tony Awards, Bandstand took home the trophy for Best Choreography by the show’s director-choreographer, three-time Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In The Heights). The new musical also won the 2017 Drama Desk Award for Best Orchestrations by Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen.
Don’t miss the inside look at the show before it closes at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre September 17.
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