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Broadway’s ‘Bandstand’ cast salutes World War II veterans on D-Day anniversary

NEW YORK – The cast of Broadway’s hit musical "Bandstand," the only musical to depict the World War II veteran experience on Broadway, welcomed USO World War II veterans to the Broadway stage on Tuesday evening to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day, which marked the beginning of the liberation of Nazi occupied Europe.

Following the performance curtain call, Bandstand star Corey Cott invited USO veterans on stage to join the Broadway company for a special salute and bow.

Bandstand is set in the smoke filled, swing fueled night clubs of 1945, bringing the against-all-odds story of singer/songwriter Donny Novitski and his band of mismatched fellow WWII veterans to the stage.

It is the first Broadway production to be “6 Certified” by Got Your 6, a non-profit that highlights projects that portray narratives about military personnel and their families accurately and responsibly.