Follow Jessica Lea Patty through the opening night of Bandstand at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The new musical stars Corey Cott and Tony nominee Laura Osnes and is directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler.
From arriving at the theatre for the April 26 opening to the Gypsy Robe ceremony to just before curtain up to celebrating at the Edison Ballroom afterwards, flip through the full night below:
The musical uses an original swing score by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker to tell the story of Donny Novitski (Cott), who assembles a band of fellow WWII veterans to enter a national radio contest searching for the next big band sensation. Along the way, he teams up with Julia (Osnes,) a young war widow who becomes the group’s lead singer.