The stars of the upcoming Paper Mill Playhouse production of The Bandstand offered a preview of the new musical at their rehearsal studio on September 24. Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), the show runs October 8-November 8.
Featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Oberacker and Robert Taylor, The Bandstand follows a mismatched band of World War II veterans who join together to compete in a national radio contest in hopes of winning instant stardom.
The cast is led by Laura Osnes (Cinderella) as Julia Troy, Corey Cott (Gigi) as Donny Novitski, and Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone) as Mrs. Adams, Julia’s mother. Also featured in the company are Joe Carroll, Brandon J. Ellis, James Nathan Hopkins, Geoff Packard, Joey Pero, Tanya Birl, Thomas Cannizzaro, Max Clayton, Daniel Cooney, Matt Cusack, Andrea Dotto, Stacia Fernandez, Marc A. Heitzman, Ryan Kasprzak, Andrew Leggieri, Lauren Mufson, Mike Nappi, Jessica Lea Patty, Jeff Pew, Keven Quillon, Corey John Snide, Emily Tate, and Mindy Wallace.
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