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Gettin' the Band Back Together Stars Rock Out Before Broadway Rehearsals Begin

The new musical offered a press preview on May 4.

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Mitchell Jarvis and Jay Klaitz in a musical preview of Gettin' the Band Back Together.
(© David Gordon)

The new musical Gettin' the Band Back Together offered a preview of its upcoming Broadway run on Friday, May 4. Performances are set to begin on July 19 at the Belasco Theatre.

Featured in the cast are Kelli Barrett (Dani), Marilu Henner ("Mitch's Mom," a.k.a. Sharon Papadopolous), Mitchell Jarvis (Mitch Papadopolous), Jay Klaitz (Bart Vickers), Becca Kötte (Tawney), Garth Kravits (Ritchie), Tamika Lawrence (Roxanne Velasco), Manu Narayan (Dr. Rummesh "Robbie" Patel), Sawyer Nunes (Ricky "Bling" Goldstein), Noa Solorio (Billie), Paul Whitty (Michael "Sully" Sullivan), and Brandon Williams (Tygen Billows). The ensemble includes Ryan Duncan, J. Elaine Marcos, Rob Marnell, Jasmin Richardson, and Tad Wilson.

Directed by Tony winner John Rando, Gettin' the Band Back Together has music and lyrics by Mark Allen and a book by Ken Davenport and the Grundleshotz with additional material by Sarah Saltzberg. The creative team also includes Chris Bailey (choreography), Derek McLane (sets), Emily Rebholz (costumes), Ken Billington (lighting design), and John Shivers (sound design).

Gettin' the Band Back Together follows a recently fired fortysomething who gathers his old bandmates and sets out to win a local Battle of the Bands competition. An earlier, developmental staging of Gettin' the Band Back Together opened at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse in 2013.

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