Gettin' The Band Back Together is heading to Broadway

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The new musical Gettin' The Band Back Together, featuring music and lyrics by Mark Allen and a book by Ken Davenport and The Grundleshotz, is heading to Broadway.

The show premiered at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse in 2013 and already has director John Rando attached to the Broadway transfer, although specific dates and cast and venue information will be announced at a later date.

Synopsis: "When Mitch Papadopoulous gets fired from his Wall Street job on his 40th birthday, he has no choice but to move back in with his mom in New Jersey. On his first day back, his best friend from high school suggests that they 'get the band back together!' Mitch thinks his buddy is crazy. But when his arch nemesis from high school threatens to foreclose on his house unless he agrees to a re-match of their infamous battle of the bands, Mitch realizes he may have no choice."

'The Grundleshotz' comprises a group of performers and writers, including 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.

Jay Klaitz and Emily McNamara both appeared in the George Street Playhouse production of Gettin' The Band Back Together, however it has not yet been confirmed whether they will transfer with the show.

- by Tom Millward

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