Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis (Jekyll & Hyde) and Marilu Henner (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife) are set to headline private industry readings of the new Broadway-bound musical Gettin' the Band Back Together on June 24 in midtown Manhattan. Tony winner John Rando (Urinetown) will direct.
Featuring music and lyrics by Mark Allen, book by Ken Davenport and The Grundleshotz, and additional material by Sarah Saltzberg, Gettin' the Band Back Together follows Mitch (Maroulis), who gets fired from his Wall Street job on his 40th birthday. He has no choice but to move back in with his mom (Henner) in New Jersey, where his best friend from high school suggests that they "get the band back together!"
The upcoming readings will also feature Natalie Venetia Belcon (Matilda The Musical) along with original members of the George Street Playhouse cast, including Heather Brave, Evan Daves, Michelle Duffy, Ryan Duncan, Christopher Gurr, Jay Klaitz, Garth Kravits, Emily McNamara, Adam Monley, Manu Narayan, Brandon Williams, and Tad Wilson.
The Grundleshotz is a group of performers and writers comprising Sebastian Arcelus, Fred Berman, Michael Hirstreet, Jenna Coker Jones, Craig Jorczak, Nathan Kaufman, Jay Klaitz, Emily McNamara, Jennifer Miller, Bhavesh Patel, Sarah Saltzberg, and Fletcher Young.