What a rousing good time that has you crying one moment and cheering wildly the next. The new American Musical Bandstand is a terrific show. It helps that I like swing music and a whopping good story.
The performances of the entire cast, especially Laura Osnes, Corey Cott and Beth Leavel, are first rate. The energy and choreography is fantastic. And I have a new theme song – “Everything Happens” in the second act.
All that said, I am afraid this will not be around so long. With limited Tony nominations – and not for Best Musical- it may not be able to stand out enough at the box office. Especially in a season where we have 13 new musical on Broadway – and some of those outstanding and flashier.
So see it if you get the chance. Before it flies away. I’m confident you will enjoy it as much as I did.