Gettin’ the Band Back Together, a new musical developed by the performance group The Grundleshotz, is making its way to the Great White Way. The tuner, which features music and lyrics by Mark Allen and a book by Ken Davenport and The Grundleshotz, premiered at New Jersey’s George Street Playhouse last year. Further information, including cast, dates and a theater, will be announced at a later date. Tony winner John Rando will direct.
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 is a group of performers and writers comprised of 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. Klaitz and McNamara both appeared in the George Street Playhouse production.