Following Injury, Joey Pero Makes Broadway Debut in Bandstand June 30

Broadway News   Following Injury, Joey Pero Makes Broadway Debut in Bandstand June 30
The actor steps back into the role of Nick Radel.
Joey Pero
Joey Pero

Broadway's Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), welcomes Joey Pero back to the role of Nick Radel beginning June 30.

Bandstand marks Pero’s Broadway debut after originating the role of the trumpet-playing Nick in the world premiere Paper Mill Playhouse production.

Pero had been scheduled to open the new musical at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, but in February while walking home from a party at Tommy Tune's house, the actor was struck by a van and fractured his leg in several places.

He assumes the role from Alex Bender, who has played the part since the first preview on Broadway.

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Bandstand features music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Oberacker.

Director and choreographer Blankenbuehler won his third Tony Award for his choreography in Bandstand, which is now playing the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Laura Osnes and Corey Cott co-star.

Check out footage from the new musical below:


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