Kelli Barrett (Doctor Zhivago), Becca Kötte (Las Vegas company of Rock of Ages), Garth Kravits (The Drowsy Chaperone), Manu Narayan (Bombay Dreams), and Noa Solorio (regional Mary Poppins) have joined the cast of Gettin’ the Band Back Together on Broadway as Dani, Tawney, Ritchie, Dr. Rummesh “Robbie” Patel, and Billie, respectively.
The musical comedy follows 40-year-old out-of-work banker Mitch, to be played by the previously announced Mitchell Jarvis (Rock of Ages), who moves back in with his mother (played by Marilu Henner) and decides to reunite his old high school band, Juggernaut.
Gettin’ The Band Back Together will begin July 19 at the Belasco Theatre, where it will open officially August 13. The production is directed by Tony Award winner John Rando and choreographed by Chris Bailey.
The previously announced principal cast includes Henner as Mitch's mom Sharon Papadopolous; Brandon Williams (Blood Brothers) as Tygen, Mitch's high school arch nemesis; and Tamika Lawrence (Come From Away, Beautiful) as police officer Roxy. Jay Klaitz (Lend Me a Tenor, High Fidelity), Paul Whitty (Once, The Full Monty), and Sawyer Nunes (Matilda, Finding Neverland) will play Juggernaut band members, along with Narayan.
Completing the cast in the ensemble will be Ryan Duncan, J. Elaine Marcos, Rob Marnell, Jasmin Richardson, and Tad Wilson.
Gettin’ the Band Back Together features a book by Ken Davenport (who also produces) and the performance group Grundleshotz, who helped develop the show through a series of improv rehearsals. Mark Allen penned the score, and Sarah Saltzberg (a member of Grundleshotz) provided additional material.
Gettin’ The Band Back Together had its world premiere in 2013 at George Street Playhouse, also directed by Rando.