Bandstand the Musical Streams Free Globally March 11

Bandstand the Musical Streams Free Globally March 11

Bandstand, the Broadway production by Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor, will stream worldwide for free this weekend for a limited time.

The musical stars Corey Cott as Donny, Laura Osnes as Julia, and Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel as Julia's mother. Also featured are Joey Pero, Joe Carroll, Brandon J. Ellis, James Nathan Hopkins, and Geoff Packard who play the remaining musicians in the Donny Nova Band.

Directed by Andy Blankenbuehler (HamiltonFosse), Bandstand was filmed in 2017 by "Sing Out, Louise!", producers of both the stage production and live capture of Broadway's Allegiance the Musical.



Following cinema screenings in 2018, Bandstand was released to streaming through Broadway on Demand and is now available as part of the streamer's "Broadway at Home" initiative.

Bandstand streams free all day on Saturday, March 11, for 24 hours only. To watch the stream, head over to the Broadway at Home site where Bandstand will be available starting March 11 at 12AM ET. The channel can be watched on most TVs using Chromecast, AirPlay, and more.

If you've missed the free stream, a 48-hour rental will be available following the broadcast through Broadway on Demand, for $9.99.

Written by Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor, Bandstand centers around World War II vet Donny Novitzki, who is trying to return to life after losing his best friend at war. When Donny hears of a radio contest to support the troops and meets star vocalist Julia, he puts together the Donny Nova Band to win the competition.



The Broadway production features sound design by Nevin Steinberg, scenic design by Tony nominee David Korins, costume design by Tony winner Paloma Young, lighting design by Tony winner Jeff Croiter, hair, wig, and makeup design by J. Jaren Janas and Dave Bova, and musical supervision by Greg Anthony Rassen.

In his amNY review, Matt Windman said: "Andy Blankenbuehler, who rose to prominence as the choreographer of “In the Heights” and then “Hamilton,” does a stunning job as both director and choreographer. There is some lively nightclub dancing. But for the most part, Blankenbuehler’s choreography consists of fast-paced, freeform movement that heightens the tensions of the storyline without turning into a distraction. In that way, it looks and feels a lot like “Hamilton.”"