Theater & Film Preview: BANDSTAND (The Broadway Musical on Screen presented by Fathom Events)

by John Todd on June 21, 2018

in Film,Theater-New York

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THE BOYS ARE BACK —
BANDSTAND: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL ON SCREEN

The Tony-winning musical Bandstand will be screened nationwide for two nights next week. Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor’s ode to the 1940’s, musicians, and vets coming home from WWII won a Tony for director/choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and his high-octane, heart-stopping, spectacular dancing.  The Boys Are Back – BANDSTAND: The Broadway Musical on Screen will also include behind-the-scenes and never-before-seen footage of the production.

Presented by Fathom Events and Sing Out, Louise! Productions, this special two-night event will premiere in more than 700 U.S. cinemas on Monday, June 25 and again on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 7pm local time. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“This stunning film captures the spirit of the Broadway production, but at the same time allows the audience to get closer than they ever would be able to in the theater,” Blankenbuehler said. “It is a powerful reminder about the importance of honoring all the sacrifices that have gotten us to where we are. Service men and women, teachers, mentors, parents…they have built a foundation underneath all of us.  And this beautiful story shows us that art and love can heal the soul no matter how deep the injuries go.”

America’s soldiers come home from war in 1945 to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, while Private First Class Donny Novitski (Corey Cott), singer and songwriter, returns to rebuild his life with only the shirt on his back and a dream in his heart. When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, inspiration strikes. Donny joins forces with a motley group of fellow veterans, each an astonishing musician, and young war widow Julia Trojan (Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes), an aspiring jazz singer. Together, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice and finally feel like they have a place to call home.

The Boys Are Back – BANDSTAND: The Broadway Musical on Screen
Monday, June 25 & Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 7 (local time)
for tickets, visit Fathom

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