Star Files View Comments Laura Osnes Next stop the Great White Way in spring 2016? Broadway alums Joe Carroll, Brandon J. Ellis and more will join the previously reported Laura Osnes, Corey Cott and Beth Leavel in The Bandstand. Directed and choreographed by Hamilton’s Andy Blankenbuehler, the production features a book and lyrics by Richard Oberacker and Robert Taylor and music by Oberacker and will begin performances on October 8. Opening night is scheduled for October 18 at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey.Joining Carroll (Cinderella) as Johnny Simpson and Ellis (Once) as Davy Zlatic will be James Nathan Hopkins as Jimmy Campbell, Geoff Packard as Wayne Wright and Joey Pero as Nick Radel. Rounding out the company will be Tanya Birl, Thomas Cannizzaro, Max Clayton, Daniel Cooney, Matt Cusack, Andrea Dotto, Stacia Fernandez, Marc A. Heitzman, Ryan Kasprzak, Andrew Leggieri, Lauren Mufson, Mike Nappi, Jessica Lea Patty, Jeff Pew, Keven Quillon, Corey John Snide, Emily Tate and Mindy Wallace.Set in 1945, The Bandstand tells the story of a mismatched band of military veterans who join together to compete in a national radio contest in New York City with a prize that will guarantee instant stardom to the winners. But with complicated relationships, the demands of the competition and the challenging after-effects of war, going all the way for a win in the contest seems like a dream that may break these musicians.The production will run through November 8.