WINNER! Best Choreography - 2017 Tony® Awards
WINNER! Outstanding Orchestrations - 2017 Drama Desk Awards
WINNER! Outstanding Choreography - 2017 Drama Desk Awards
NOMINEE! Best Orchestrations - 2017 Tony® Awards
NOMINEE! Outstanding Music, Outstanding Book of a Musical - 2017 Drama Desk Awards
It's 1945. American soldiers return home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, Private First Class Donny Novitski, singer and songwriter, returns with the hope of rebuilding his life with just a shirt on his back and a dream in his heart.
When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation's next swing band sensation, Donny joins forces with a motley group of fellow veterans, and together they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. However, complicated relationships, the demands of the competition and the challenging after-effects of war may break these musicians. But, when Donny meets a beautiful, young singer named Julia, he finds the perfect harmony in words and music that could take this band of brothers all the way to the live radio broadcast finale in New York City. Victory will require every ounce of talent, stamina and raw nerve that these musicians possess.