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Getting the Band Back Together

Savour the unique and irresistible musical Gettin’ the Band Back Together that is set to feature at the Belasco Theatre starting 19th July. The original version of this musical, Garage Band, went through a rigorous 4-year improvisation, with John Rando leading the talented team of Broadway veterans. Follow the story of Mitch Papadopolous, a middle-aged businessman who is forced to revisit his dream of being the next Bruce Springsteen!

Why Watch Gettin’ the Band Back Together

Gettin’ the Band Together was never lacking when it came to top-notch musical geniuses like Mark Allen and writers like Ken Davenport, a Tony Award-winning producer and blogger, and the performance group Grundleshotz, in its development stage. The show mixes a wide range of themes to create a comical spectacle that is truly worth the watch. The story of Mitch Papadopolous and his lost passion brings the classic theme of living your dreams back to life in its own goofy fashion. Before long, you will find yourself immersed in the world of Mitch and his ridiculous problems. From being confronted by his arch nemesis from school who threatens to evict Mitch from his house to the grand Battle of the Bands that concludes the tale of the characterful protagonist, this is a story that takes its audience on an emotional rollercoaster ride that is frequently punctuated by bizarre, yet undeniably funny, dialogue and acting.

The Story

On his 40th birthday, Mitch Papadopolous, the man who abandoned his childhood passion of becoming a musician to take up a stable job, is handed the pink slip by his boss. Seeing no other way out, Mitch is forced to leave his high-rise apartment and move in with his mother in Sayreville, New Jersey. Following this, Mitch’s woes only get progressively worse, such as his childhood nemesis deciding to foreclose on their small house. Not one to give up easily, Mitch picks up his dusty guitar and goes on a mission to reunite his old gang of motley musicians - a math teacher, a 16-year-old Jewish rapper and an Irish cop. Will Mitch win the Battle of Bands and save his beloved house? Will he get another chance to reunite with his high school sweetheart?

Good for

Musical lovers | Comedy lovers

Critics Reviews

A playful, good-natured, mildly irreverent and genuinely funny musical whose creators know how to mix the feel-good experience with touches of meanness.” – New York Times

Show Timings

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8 PM
Saturday 2 PM and 8 PM
Sunday 2.30 PM and 7.30 PM

Duration
TBA

Leading Roles
Mitchell Jarvis as Mitch Papadopolous

Jay Klaitz as Bart Vickers

Paul Whitty as Michael "Sully" Sullivan

Sawyer Nunes as Ricky "Bling" Goldstein

Directed by
John Rando

Music
Mark Allen

Choreographer
Chris Bailey

Top Songs
“Gettin’ the Band Back Together” , “Jersey” , “One of Those Guys” , “Kenny’s Hymn” , “Hava Nagila” , “Do Over”

Know Before You Go

Audience
Children under the age of 4 are not allowed inside the theatre.

Available Facilities
Wheelchair access available
In-house bar
Coat check

Seating
The theatre has a seating capacity of 1,016 in total. For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our Belasco Theatre Seating Chart Guide.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Where?

Belasco Theatre , 111 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, USA, New York

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