In Honor of Veterans Day, the Full Production, Behind-the-Scenes Footage
and More Will Once Again Dazzle Audiences November 15 and 19
DENVER – October 9, 2018 – Due to the success of the initial theatrical release, Fathom Events is bringing “BANDSTAND: The Broadway Musical on Screen” back to cinemas nationwide on November 15 and 19 in celebration of Veterans Day. The high-octane performance of Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor‘s Broadway musical, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), will once again have audiences dancing in their movie theater seats. In addition to the feature content, audiences will enjoy behind-the-scenes footage of the production.
Tickets for “BANDSTAND: The Broadway Musical on Screen” are available at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices.
Presented by Fathom Events and Sing Out, Louise! Productions, this special two-night event will play in more than 400 U.S. cinemas on Thursday, November 15 and Monday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m. local time (both dates), through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
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.
“BANDSTAND: The Broadway Musical on Screen“ is presented in special partnership with the military non-profit TAPS, which cares for the families of America’s fallen heroes. The Broadway musical was also the first live entertainment production ever to be “6 Certified” byGot Your 6, for its accurate portrayal of the veteran experience.
“Bandstand’s heartwarming message and phenomenal performances captivated audiences this summer, so we’re thrilled to bring the musical back to cinemas in honor of Veterans Day,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “Audiences across the country will have another opportunity to experience this inspiring and dazzling musical from the comfort of their neighborhood movie theater.”
“We are excited to collaborate with Fathom Events to once again feature this world-class musical in cinemas nationwide,” said producer Tom Smedes. “We were blown away by the response to the film this summer, and hope it continues to resonate with audiences and, most especially, veterans.”
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with participating theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top stage productions including Newsies! The Broadway Musical and George Takei’s Allegiance, major sporting events such as Mayweather vs. McGregor, epic concerts with artists like Lady Antebellum and Sammy Hagar, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events such as Is Genesis History? and IN OUR HANDS: The Battle for Jerusalem, and popular anime franchises like Pokémon and Dragon Ball Z. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 917 locations and 1,440 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
Following a critically-acclaimed world premiere engagement at Paper Mill Playhouse in 2015, Bandstand began its Broadway run on March 31, 2017, and played through September 17, 2017 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In The Heights), music by Richard Oberacker, and book & lyrics are by Robert Taylor and Oberacker, Bandstand won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Choreography, and a nomination for Best Orchestrations (Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen). The musical’s cast of twenty-seven was led by two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella) and Corey Cott (Newsies, Gigi), and featured Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), Joe Carroll, Brandon James Ellis, James Nathan Hopkins, Geoff Packard and Joey Pero. The Bandstand design team includes Tony Award winners David Korins (Scenic Design), Paloma Young (Costume Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design), and Nevin Steinberg (Sound Design). The Bandstand film is presented in part by original Broadway producers Tom Smedes, Gabrielle Palitz, Terry Schnuck, and Roger Horchow. The production has partnered with Work Light Productions, The Road Company, and Samuel French for the future touring and performance rights of the musical.