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Show Summary - Gettin' the Band Back Together

Gettin’ the Band Back Together is a new musical with a book by producer Ken Davenport, along with the improvisational group the Grundleshotz, as well as Sarah Saltzberg, in addition to music and lyrics by Mark Allen. The show is directed by John Rando (who won a Tony Award for Urinetown). The show premiered regionally at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey, which is fitting as the story is set in Sayreville, New Jersey. It centers on a 40 year-old, recently unemployed investment banker, who seeks to get his high school band back together as a means to prevent his mother’s house from entering foreclosure.

As it turns out, the real estate owner who is seeking the foreclosure is his high school foe, and he is equally motivated to save his mother’s house in order to win a competition against him.  Along with his old band Juggernaut, he enters the high-stakes Battle of the Bands, reconnects with his high school friends, saves his mother’s house, and goes head-to-head with his rival from his school days. The show has been reviewed as “playful,” “good-natured,” “mildly irreverent,” and “genuinely funny,” which knows how to strike a balance between “feel-good” and “touches of meanness.” With a feel-good score and a story that is just a little bit irreverent, this show could be a fun night in the theatre for family and friends alike. Gettin’ the Band Back Together has been called a “'rockin’ Valentine to the Garden State.”

Noteworthy Dates For The Show

Previews Begin: 07/19/18
Show Opens: 08/13/18
Show Closes: Open Ended
Number of Performances: 8 Shows per week

Should You See Gettin' the Band Back Together On Broadway?

John Rando

What Is Gettin' the Band Back Together Like?

The score, written by Mark Allen, is available for free at on the website. The Grundleshotz, the group of performers who also developed the book of the show through improvisation, include Sebastian Arcelus, Michael Hirstreet, Fred Berman, Craig Jorczak, Jenna Coker Jones, Jay Klaitz, Nathan Kaufman, Emily McNamara, Bhavesh Patel, Jennifer Miller, Fletcher Young, and Sarah Saltzberg. The director, John Rando, won a Tony Award for Urinetown. The show is produced by a team led by bookwriter Ken Davenport, who is known for innovative producorial initiatives that often involve crowdsourcing. For instance, he produced Godspell, the first Broadway show whose investment was raised through crowdfunding. As for Gettin’ the Band Back Together, his innovative ideas include a logo contest, in which he seeked advertising suggestions from the public to design the musical’s official logo.

Is Gettin' the Band Back Together Good for Kids?

The show is most appropriate for children over the age of 10.  Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
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Cast Members:

Sebastian Arcelus
Michael Hirstreet
Fred Berman
Craig Jorczak
Jenna Coker Jones
Jay Klaitz
Nathan Kaufman
Emily McNamara
Bhavesh Patel
Jennifer Miller
Fletcher Young
Sarah Saltzberg

Broadway Theatre:

Belasco Theatre
111 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Theatre Landlord:

The Shubert Organization


44th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenues

Belasco Theater Box Office Hours:

Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sundays: 12pm - 6pm

Seating Map:
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Show Duration:

Gettin' the Band Back Together is 2 hours and 30 minutes long, including an intermission.


Hunter Arnold
Carl Daikeler
Richard Hopper
Roy Putrino
Richard Roth
Ken Davenport

Staff and Creative Team:

General Manager:

Davenport Theatrical Enterprises

Casting Director:

Daryl Eisenberg Casting

Musical Director:

Sonny Paladino


Musical - New York Premiere.

Production Credits:

John Rando (Direction)
The Grundleshotz + Ken Davenport (Writers)
Mark Allen (Music + Lyrics)
Derek McLane (Scenic Design)
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Parking For This Theatre:

The closest parking garage for the Belasco Theater is located at:
Central Parking System
100 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Edison Parking
38 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.