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Sept. 24 - Oct. 27: Gettin’ The Band Back Together Featuring Manu Narayan, Alison Fraser, Mitchell Jarvis, Garth Kravits, Jay Klaitz and More at George Street Playhouse

Lia Chang


Manu Narayan Photo by Lia Chang

Manu Narayan Photo by Lia Chang


The George Street Playhouse kicks off its fortieth season with a new musical, Gettin’ The Band Back Together(formerly titledGarage Band), helmed by Tony Award-winner John Rando (Urinetown, GSP’s The Toxic Avenger). Gettin’ The Band Back Together, a rockin’ valentine to the Garden State, begins preview performances on Tuesday, September 24, at the George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ., and continues through Sunday, October 27. Opening night is set for Friday, October 4. Gettin’ The Band Back Togetheris performed by special arrangement with Davenport Theatrical Enterprises, Inc. and Roy Putrino.

Mitchell Jarvis

Mitchell Jarvis


The cast of Gettin’ The Band Back Together includes Broadway veterans Manu Narayan (Bombay Dreams), Heather Brave (Circle of Friends), Evan Daves (The Coast of Utopia), Michelle Duffy (Leap of Faith), Ryan Duncan (Soul Doctor), two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser (GSP’s Lend Me a Tenor, Gypsy on Broadway), Deidre Goodwin (A Chorus Line), Christopher Gurr (Memphisnational tour), Mitchell Jarvis (Rock of Ages), Jay Klaitz (High Fidelity), Garth Kravits (The Drowsy Chaperone), Adam Monley (Mamma Mia!), Emily McNamara (NEWsical the Musical), Tad Wilson (Wonderland), and Brandon Williams (TV’s “Entourage,” Stay at Home Dad).

Alison Fraser

Alison Fraser


Gettin’ The Band Back Together is the tale of Mitch – recently forty and cut loose from his job on Wall Street. Forced by finances to move back to his childhood home in Sayreville, NJ, Mitch – a fine musician thought to be the next Bon Jovi – reunites with his high school band mates in a high-stakes battle of the bands. Best buddies, old girlfriends, high school bullies who never grew up and one hot New Jersey momma make for fast times and the ultimate “do-over” for this Jersey Boy.

Gettin’ The Band Back Togetherboasts a book by Ken Davenport and The Grundelshotz, with additional material by Sarah Saltzberg, and music and lyrics by Mark Allen. Orchestrations are by Doug Katsaros, Fred Lassen serves as musical director, Kelly Devine is choreographer. Creating the world of the play are scenic designer Derek McLane, lighting designer Ken Billington, costume designer Gregory Gale and sound designer Peter Fitzgerald.

Garth Kravits

Garth Kravits


The Grundleshotz is a group of performers and writers comprised of Sebastian Arcelus, Fred Berman, Michael Hirstreet, Jenna Coker Jones, Craig Jzorack, Nathan Kaufman, Jay Klaitz, Emily McNamara, Jennifer Miller, Bhavesh Patel, Sarah Saltzberg and Fletcher Young, who helped develop Gettin’ The Band Back Togetherthrough a series of improvisational rehearsals.

Individual tickets, priced $38-$62, are on sale now, as are a variety of full and flexible subscription packages. For performances 9/24 – 10/3, there is a buy one ticket, get one free special by using the code: Bombay. Contact the George Street Playhouse Box Office 732-246-7717 for tickets and information, and online. Check out The Playhouse Website for directions to The Playhouse by public transportation, or by car, as well as parking and dining recommendations. George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ.

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Performance Schedule
Tuesday Sep 24 2013 8:00 PM
Wednesday Sep 25 2013 8:00 PM
Thursday Sep 26 2013 8:00 PM
Friday Sep 27 2013 8:00 PM
Saturday Sep 28 2013 8:00 PM
Sunday Sep 29 2013 2:00 PM
Sunday Sep 29 2013 7:00 PM
Tuesday Oct 1 2013 8:00 PM
Wednesday Oct 2 2013 8:00 PM
Thursday Oct 3 2013 8:00 PM
Saturday Oct 5 2013 8:00 PM
Sunday Oct 6 2013 2:00 PM
Sunday Oct 6 2013 7:00 PM
Tuesday Oct 8 2013 8:00 PM
Wednesday Oct 9 2013 8:00 PM
Thursday Oct 10 2013 8:00 PM
Friday Oct 11 2013 8:00 PM
Saturday Oct 12 2013 2:00 PM
Saturday Oct 12 2013 8:00 PM
Sunday Oct 13 2013 2:00 PM
Saturday Oct 12 2013 2:00 PM
Saturday Oct 12 2013 8:00 PM
Sunday Oct 13 2013 2:00 PM
Sunday Oct 13 2013 7:00 PM
Tuesday Oct 15 2013 8:00 PM
Wednesday Oct 16 2013 8:00 PM
Thursday Oct 17 2013 2:00 PM
Thursday Oct 17 2013 8:00 PM
Friday Oct 18 2013 8:00 PM
Saturday Oct 19 2013 2:00 PM
Saturday Oct 19 2013 8:00 PM
Sunday Oct 20 2013 2:00 PM
Tuesday Oct 22 2013 8:00 PM
Wednesday Oct 23 2013 8:00 PM
Thursday Oct 24 2013 2:00 PM
Thursday Oct 24 2013 8:00 PM
Friday Oct 25 2013 8:00 PM
Saturday Oct 26 2013 2:00 PM
Saturday Oct 26 2013 8:00 PM
Sunday Oct 27 2013 2:00 PM