Andy Blankenbuehler And Corey Cott Speak on Broadway Show "Bandstand"
Set in the smoke filled, swing fueled night clubs of 1945, "Bandstand," directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler, brings the against-all-odds story of singer/songwriter Donny Novitski (Corey Cott) and his band of mismatched fellow WWII veterans to the stage. 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 wise-cracking gang of jazzers into fighting shape. Teaming up with the beautiful young war widow Julia (Two-time Tony Award-nominee Laura Osnes) as their singer, they struggle to confront the lingering effects and secrets of the battlefield that threaten to tear them apart. With an explosive original score and choreography inspired by the high energy swing rhythms of the era, "Bandstand" is a truly American story of love, loss, triumph and the everyday men and women whose personal bravery defined a nation. Interview at 692 Broadway in NYC for BUILD Series.