The producers of the new Broadway musical comedy Gettin' the Band Back Together will celebrate the opening of the Belasco Theatre box office tomorrow, May 17, at 10am with $40 preview tickets and free Jersey Mike's sub sandwiches. According to press materials, the promotion "will also celebrate the life-changing 40th birthday of the show's leading man Mitch Papadopoulos." The offer is good for every seat in the house at all performances July 19-August 12 (subs available while supplies last).
Gettin' the Band Back Together is described as follows: "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 cast features Marilu Henner ("Mitch's Mom," aka Sharon Papadopolous), Mitchell Jarvis (Mitch Papadopolous), Kelli Barrett (Dani), Jay Klaitz (Bart Vickers), Paul Whitty (Michael "Sully" Sullivan), Sawyer Nunes (Ricky "Bling" Goldstein), Brandon Williams (Tygen Billows), Becca Kötte (Tawney), Garth Kravits (Ritchie), Manu Narayan (Dr. Rummesh "Robbie" Patel), Noa Solorio (Billie), and Tamika Lawrence (Roxanne Velasco).
Directed by Tony Award winner John Rando and choreographed by Chris Bailey, the new musical will begin preview performances on July 19 in advance of an August 13 opening. The show has music and lyrics by Mark Allen and a book by Ken Davenport and The Grundleshotz with additional material by Sarah Saltzberg.
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