Following a 2013 world premiere at the George Street Playhouse, the musical comedy Gettin’ the Band Back Together is set to begin previews on Broadway 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.
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Billed as a “rockin’ Valentine to the Garden State,” production notes state: "Mitch Papadopoulos always dreamed about being the next Bon Jovi, but 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. And when his high school arch nemesis 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. So he dusts off his guitar, gathers his old gang, and sets out to win the battle… and maybe even win back the high school sweetheart he left behind… proving it’s never too late to give your dreams one last shot."
The musical features a book by Ken Davenport (who is also producing) 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.
The creative team also includes Derek McLane (scenic design), Emily Rebholz (costume), Ken Billington (lighting design), and John Shivers (sound design).