Bandstand Launches "Band Together — The Broadway Veteran Project"
The producers of Bandstand have announced the launch of Band Together — The Broadway Veteran Project, a sponsorship program allowing United States military veterans access to sponsored tickets to the new Broadway musical.
The program encourages individuals and organizations to sponsor tickets for veterans to see Bandstand by making a tax-deductible donation through Got Your 6, a nonprofit that highlights projects that portray narratives about military personnel and their families accurately and responsibly. Bandstand is the first Broadway production to be 6 Certified by Got Your 6.
Directed by Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), Bandstand features music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker. The cast is led by Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes and Corey Cott, alongside Tony Award winner Beth Leavel, Alex Bender, Joe Carroll, Brandon J. Ellis, James Nathan Hopkins, and Geoff Packard.
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.
To make a tax deductible donation as part of Band Together — The Broadway Veteran Project, click here and note that you are donating in honor of "Bandstand tickets."
For tickets and more information about Bandstand, click here.