Corey Cott and Laura Osnes during the grand finale of Bandstand.
Corey Cott and Laura Osnes during the grand finale of Bandstand.
(© David Gordon)

The Broadway musical Bandstand marks its 100th performance at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre today, July 26. To celebrate, the cast gathered after the matinee performance to have a festive cake party, with a tasty treat featuring artwork created by Elise Walters.

Corey Cott, Beth Leavel, and Laura Osnes toast their 100th show.
Corey Cott, Beth Leavel, and Laura Osnes toast their 100th show.
(© David Gordon)

In additional celebratory news, the musical's original cast recording is available to stream online for free through August 2. Click here to listen to the album.

Geoff Packard, James Nathan Hopkins, Corey Cott, Joey Pero, Beth Leavel, Laura Osnes, Joe Carroll, and Brandon J. Ellis pose with their cake.
Geoff Packard, James Nathan Hopkins, Corey Cott, Joey Pero, Beth Leavel, Laura Osnes, Joe Carroll, and Brandon J. Ellis pose with their cake.
(© David Gordon)

Directed by Andy Blankenbuehler, who took home this year's Best Choreography Tony Award, Bandstand features music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Oberacker. The cast is led by Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes and Corey Cott, alongside Tony Award winner Beth Leavel, Joe Carroll, Brandon J. Ellis, James Nathan Hopkins, and Geoff Packard.

Happy 100th performance to the Bandstand family!
Happy 100th performance to the Bandstand family!
(© David Gordon)

Set in the smoke-filled, swing-fueled nightclubs of 1945, the musical tells the against-all-odds story of singer and songwriter Donny Novitski (Cott) and his band of mismatched fellow World War II veterans. When a national radio contest to find America's next big swing band offers a chance at instant fame and Hollywood fortune, Donny must whip his wisecracking gang of jazzers into fighting shape. Teaming up with the beautiful young war widow Julia (Osnes) as their singer, they struggle to confront the lingering effects and secrets of the battlefield that threaten to tear them apart.

The Bandstand 100th performance cake, with artwork created by fan Elise Walters.
The Bandstand 100th performance cake, with artwork created by fan Elise Walters.
(© David Gordon)

For tickets and more information, click here.