Garth Kravits is returning to Broadway as Ritchie in Ken Davenport’s new musical comedy Gettin’ The Band Back Together, helmed by Tony Award winner John Rando and choreographed by Chris Bailey. Kravits made his Broadway debut in The Drowsy Chaperone.
Gettin’ The Band Back Together begins preview performances on July 19th at the Belasco Theatre (111 W 44th Street) with the official opening set for August 13th.
The cast also features Mitchell Jarvis as Mitch Papadopolous, Jay Klaitz as Bart Vickers, Paul Whitty as Michael “Sully” Sullivan, Manu Narayan as Dr. Rummesh “Robbie” Patel, Marilu Henner as “Mitch’s Mom,” aka Sharon Papadopolous, Kelli Barrett as Dani, Brandon Williams as Tygen Billows, Sawyer Nunes as Ricky “Bling” Goldstein,Tamika Lawrence as Roxanne Velasco, Becca Kötte as Tawney and Noa Solorio as Billie.The ensemble includes Ryan Duncan, J. Elaine Marcos, Rob Marnell, Jasmin Richardson, and Tad Wilson. Click here for full bios.
Gettin’ The Band Back Together has music and lyrics by Mark Allen and a book by Ken Davenport and The Grundleshotz with additional material by Sarah Saltzberg. The creative team includes Tony Award winners Derek McLane (Scenic Design), Emily Rebholz (Costume Design), Ken Billington (Lighting Design), John Shivers (Sound Design) in addition to Music Direction by Sonny Paladino and Casting by Eisenberg/Beans Casting.
Mitch Papadopolous 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 and creative team recently gathered to celebrate at Golf & Body NYC.
Garth Kravits appeared on Broadway in The Drowsy Chaperone. His Off-Broadway credits include Old Jews Telling Jokes and Toxic Audio: Loudmouth; The Wild Party (B-Side Productions). His regional credits include Gettin’ The Band Back Together (George Street Playhouse), Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play, and It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, (Bucks County Playhouse); A Walk on the Moon (New York Stage & Film dir. Michael Greif) and Happy Days: A New Musical (Goodspeed Opera House); and as Benny Southstreet in the regional tour of Guys and Dolls. He has appeared on television in “30 Rock,” “The Blacklist,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Hostages,” “The Carrie Diaries” in the films Sweet November and Don’t Think Twice. Kravits is represented by Henderson Hogan Agency. www.garthkravits.com
Gettin’ The Band Back Together is produced by Hunter Arnold, Roy Putrino, Carl Daikeler, Rob Kolson, Richard Roth, H. Richard Hopper, Diego Kolankowsky, Judith Manocherian, and Ken Davenport. The Associate Producers for the production are Kayla Greenspan, Valerie Novakoff and Brian Cromwell Smith.
Free original cast recording available at: www.GettinTheBandBackTogether.com