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Bandstand
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Bandstand

Mar 31, 2016 - Sep 18, 2017
Running time: 2:30
PLAYING @
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
242 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
By Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, S, A, C, E, N, R, Q, W to 42nd St / Times Square
By Bus: Take M7, M20, or M104 bus.
Show Description:

Music

Richard Oberacker

Lyrics

Richard Oberacker & Robert Taylor

Book

Richard Oberacker & Robert Taylor

Director

Andy Blankenbuehler

Choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler

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FULL-PRICE TICKETS
$59.00 - $159.00
prices subject to change
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ADDITIONAL INFO

Rush
$35 - A limited number of tickets will be available for the day's performance when the box office opens.Tickets are subject to availability, with a two ticket limit per person.
Audience Advisory
Contains strong language and adult themes.
Age Guidance: 13
Show Notes
1 Intermission

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

Wheelchairs
Wheelchair seating available. Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location.
Seating
Orchestra section: The seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations.Mezzanine sectionLocated on the 2nd level, up 3 short flights of stairs (29 steps). Once on the Mezzanine or Balcony level, there are approximately 2 steps per row.
Elevator\Escalator
There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.
Box Office
The box office is in the lobby which is street level. The counter is wheelchair accessible.
Restroom
Restroom: Wheelchair accessible (unisex) restroom located on the Orchestra level. Additional restrooms (not wheelchair accessible) are also located down 1 flight of stairs.
Water Fountain
Located in the restrooms.
Telephone
Pay Phone located in the ticket lobby. Accessible at 54".
Assisted Listening System
Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance. Copper Induction Loop also available.
Folding Armrests
Sixteen (16) seats with folding armrests. Ask box office for mobility seats for these locations.

VIDEOS

REVIEWS

In a season so full of new musicals, I could wish that “Bandstand,” like some others, had a little more room to breathe. It’s a populist crowd-pleaser, performed with such ebullient energy that you find yourself rooting for the boys to win the big prize, sentimental though it seems. And while the show certainly has its imperfections — few shows are without them — I found myself rooting just as happily for it, too

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The resonant original musical Bandstand dances a delicate line between nostalgia and disillusion. What it seems to promise, and often delivers, is Broadway escapism: a tale of soldiers returning from World War II into a lively world of big-band music, boogie-woogie dancing and a booming American economy. Donny (the very engaging Corey Cott) assembles a music combo composed entirely of fellow veterans, hoping to win a competition in New York and earn a shot at Hollywood. Sounds like a happy old movie, right? But these soldiers, we soon learn, have trouble getting into the swing of things. Try though they may—through work, repression, copious drinking—they can’t shake off the horror of war. 

Read More of the TimeOut NY Review
And although it features some Golden Age attributes it is hardly at Golden Age level. But an original musical with loads of fun music, expressive dance, and a will to grapple with issues that remain painfully topical is not to be dismissed glibly. If nothing else it may serve as a reminder that history and real human behavior are the proper subjects of musical storytelling, not dismissible impediments to it.

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ARTICLES

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Apr 21, 2017

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