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Gettin' the Band Back Together Packs It In on Broadway

The new musical sets its final performance date at the Belasco Theatre.

Jay Klaitz (Bart Vickers) and Mitchell Jarvis (Mitch Papadopoulos) in a scene from Gettin' the Band Back Together at the Belasco Theatre.
(© Joan Marcus)

Gettin' the Band Back Together, a new musical comedy now running at the Belasco Theatre, will play its final Broadway performance on September 16 following 30 previews and 40 regular performances.

Directed by Tony Award winner John Rando and choreographed by Chris Bailey, the show features original music and lyrics by Mark Allen and a book by Ken Davenport and the Grundleshotz, with additional material by Sarah Saltzberg.

Gettin' the Band Back Together is described as follows: "Mitch Papadopolous always dreamed about being the next Bon Jovi. However, he chose security over stardom and left those daydreams behind for a day job. For a while, he thought he had everything — the high-paying job, the high-rise apartment — until his 40th birthday, when he got handed a pink slip and had to move back in with his mom in Sayreville, New Jersey. When his high school archnemesis threatens to foreclose on their house, this big-shot banker must save his small-town home the only way he can…by winning the Battle of the Bands."

The cast features Mitchell Jarvis (Mitch Papadopoulos), Jay Klaitz (Bart Vickers), Manu Narayan (Dr. Rummesh "Robbie" Patel), Paul Whitty (Michael "Sully" Sullivan), Sawyer Nunes (Ricky "Bling" Goldstein), Marilu Henner ("Mitch's Mom," a.k.a. Sharon Papadopoulos), Kelli Barrett (Dani), Becca Kötte (Tawney), Garth Kravits (Ritchie), Tamika Lawrence (Roxanne Velasco), Noa Solorio (Billie), and Brandon Williams (Tygen Billows). Rounding out the ensemble are Lindsey Brett Carothers, Ryan Duncan, Scott Richard Foster, Jenny Hill, Nehal Joshi, J. Elaine Marcos, Rob Marnell, Jasmin Richardson, Ian Ward, and Tad Wilson.