GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Cast Members Becca Kotte, Garth Kravits, Lindsey Brett Carothers, Ian Ward and Scott Foster Set for Broadway Sessions on September 27

Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Cast Gets Back Together At Broadway Sessions This WeekBROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida, Footloose, Dance Captain Dance Attack web series) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday night, Broadway Sessions reunites cast members from the recently closed Gettin’ The Band Back Together and more.

Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Gettin’ The Band Back Together cast members scheduled to reunite include Becca Kotte, Garth Kravits, Lindsey Brett Carothers, Ian Ward, Scott Foster and more

The evening will also feature performances by vocalists Jocelin Weiss and Eugene Ebner.

Open Mic will follow the show. Attendees wishing to sing in the open mic will be placed on the list on a first come first served basis.

Broadway Sessions takes place every Thursday evening at The Laurie Beechman Theater inside The West Bank Café located at 407 west 42nd street (corner of 42nd street and 9th avenue). Reservations strongly recommended at www.broadwaysessions.net. Doors open at 10pm for pre show open mic. Showtime at 11. $5 drink specials all night. $10 advance/ $15 at door cover includes a donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Past performances can be viewed on Broadway Sessions YouTube channel,www.youtube.com/bwaysessionswww.BroadwaySessions.net. Follow Broadway Sessions on social media at @BwaySessions.

Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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Pamela Bob, Garth Kravits, Evan Daves and More Attend “Livin’ on a Prairie” World Premiere at 2nd Tribeca TV Festival’s Fall Pilot Season

Paul Moon, Matt W. Doyle, Mary Theresa Archbold, Evan Davies, Pamela Bob, Susan G. Bob, Alex Altomonte, Garth Kravits and Lucas Van Engen. Photo by Lia Chang

Last night, “Livin’ On A Prairie,” a six episode series created by and starring Broadway’s Pamela Bob (Hand to God, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder), screened to a sold-out house at Spring Studios as an official selection of the 2nd Tribeca TV Festival’s Fall Pilot Season. The world premieres of five indie comedy pilots showcasing new voices in episodic storytelling ranged from conventions of adulthood, sex and…William Shakespeare. The cast and the creative team of “Livin’ on a Prairie” had a blast at The Festival.

Zelda Williams, Stefan Georgiou, Garth Kravits, Pip Swallow and Pamela Bob. Photo by Lia Chang
Zelda Williams, Stefan Georgiou, Garth Kravits, Pip Swallow and Pamela Bob. Photo by Lia Chang

Synopsis: Meet Pamela. A 30 something single woman in the city, who longs for the simple things in life: connection, the spirit of community of family. Of being unconditionally loved. All of these values have been instilled in her since childhood from the single most important influence of her life-The 1970’s NBC classic, “Little House on the Prairie”. But, is Pamela getting more out of this show then she is out of her real life?

Paul Moon, Matt W. Doyle, Mary Theresa Archbold, Evan Davies, Pamela Bob, Susan G. Bob, Alex Altomonte, Garth Kravits and Lucas Van Engen. Photo by Lia Chang
Paul Moon, Matt W. Doyle, Mary Theresa Archbold, Evan Davies, Pamela Bob, Susan G. Bob, Alex Altomonte, Garth Kravits and Lucas Van Engen. Photo by Lia Chang

Original “Little House” cast including Alison Arngrim (“Little House on the Prairie”) and Charlotte Stewart (“Little House on the Prairie,” “Twin Peaks”) guest star and the series also features current Broadway and TV performers: Taurean Everett (MISS SAIGON), Aaron Ramey (THE VISIT), Matt Bogart (JERSEY BOYS), Jim Ferris (THE LION KING), Justin Sams (“When We Rise”), Carlos Gonzales (ON YOUR FEET) Dave T. Koenig (“Nurse Jackie”),  Paul Moon (TAINTED DREAMS), Matt Cody, Mary Theresa Archbold, Susan G. Bob and Alex Altomonte.

Lucas Van Engen, Matt W. Cody, Paul Moon, Evan Davies, Alex Altomonte, Pamela Bob, Susan G. Bob, Gilbert Bob, Garth Kravits and Mary Theresa Archbold pose for a portrait during the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival on September 22, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
Lucas Van Engen, Matt W. Cody, Paul Moon, Evan Davies, Alex Altomonte, Pamela Bob, Susan G. Bob, Gilbert M. Bob, Garth Kravits and Mary Theresa Archbold pose for a portrait during the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival on September 22, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang

“Livin’ On A Prairie” is directed and produced by Cut&Dry Films’ Garth Kravits and Evan Daves with Executive Producer Roy Goderstad. cutanddryfilms.com

Other pilots on the slate having their world premieres included “Great Expectations,” created by Pip Swallow and executive produced by Stefan Georgiou; “I Was a Teenage Pillow Queen,” executive produced by Bridget Moloney and Claire Coffee; “My Friend Will,” executive produced by Elijah Guo; and “Shrimp,” created by/executive produced by Zelda Williams and EP Joshua Thurston.

Zelda Williams, Stefan Georgiou, Pip Swallow, Pamela Bob, Garth Kravits, Esteban Uribe, Elijah Goh, Claire Coffee, Bridget Maloney, Kristin Slaysman. Photo by Lia Chang
Zelda Williams, Stefan Georgiou, Pip Swallow, Pamela Bob, Garth Kravits, Esteban Uribe, Elijah Goh, Claire Coffee, Bridget Maloney, Kristin Slaysman. Photo by Lia Chang

The screenings were followed by a Q & A, with all of the creators and directors in attendance.

Claire Coffee, Pamela Bob, Pip Swallow, Stefan Georgiou, Garth Kravits and Evan Daves. Photo by Lia Chang
Claire Coffee, Pamela Bob, Pip Swallow, Stefan Georgiou, Garth Kravits and Evan Daves. Photo by Lia Chang
Zelda Williams and Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang
Zelda Williams and Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang
Matt W. Cody, Pamela Bob and Paul Moon. Photo by Lia Chang
Matt W. Cody, Pamela Bob and Paul Moon. Photo by Lia Chang
Lucas Van Engen, Evan Davies Pamela Bob, Garth Kravits, Paul Moon, Alex Altomonte. Photo by Lia Chang
Lucas Van Engen, Evan Davies Pamela Bob, Garth Kravits, Paul Moon, Alex Altomonte. Photo by Lia Chang

BroadwayWorld Photo Flash: Pamela Bob’s ‘Livin’ On A Prairie’ Premieres In 2nd Tribeca TV Festival’s Fall Pilot Season

Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

Pamela Bob, Garth Kravits and Evan Daves Attend the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival Opening Reception; World Premiere of “Livin’ On A Prairie” at Spring Studios on September 22

Pamela Bob, Garth Kravits and Evan Daves. Photo by Lia Chang
Pamela Bob. Photo by Lia Chang
Pamela Bob at the opening night reception of the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival at Spring Studios in New York on September 20, 2018. Photo by Lia Chang

“Livin’ On A Prairie” is an official selection of the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival and will screen at Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street, on Saturday, September 22 at 7:45pm, as part of an eclectic block of Indie Comedy Pilots that play with conventions of adulthood, sex and…William Shakespeare. The screening is currently sold out but you can click here for rush ticket information.

Pamela Bob, Evan Daves and Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang
Pamela Bob, Evan Daves and Garth Kravits at the opening night reception of the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival at Spring Studios in New York on September 20, 2018. Photo by Lia Chang

“Livin’ On A Prairie,” a six episode series created by and starring Broadway’s Pamela Bob (Hand to God, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder), follows Pamela as she navigates life and love while struggling to overcome her obsession with the 1970’s hit TV show “Little House on The Prairie.”

Garth Kravits, Pamela Bob and Evan Daves. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits, Pamela Bob and Evan Daves at the opening night reception of the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival at Spring Studios in New York on September 20, 2018. Photo by Lia Chang

The show stars members of the original “Little House” cast. Alison Arngrim (“Little House on the Prairie”) and Charlotte Stewart (“Little House on the Prairie,” “Twin Peaks”) guest star and the series also features current Broadway and TV performers: Taurean Everett (Cher, Miss Saigon), Aaron Ramey (The Visit), Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys), Jim Ferris (The Lion King), Justin Sams (When We Rise), Carlos Gonzales (On Your Feet) Dave T. Koenig (Nurse Jackie), Michael Kostroff (The Nance), Paul Moon (Tainted Dreams) and Matt Cody (Blue Bloods.)

Pamela Bob, Garth Kravits and Evan Daves. Photo by Lia Chang
Pamela Bob, Garth Kravits and Evan Daves at the opening night reception of the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival at Spring Studios in New York on September 20, 2018. Photo by Lia Chang

“Livin’ On A Prairie” is directed and produced by Cut&Dry Films’ Garth Kravits and Evan Daves with Executive Producer Roy Goderstad. cutanddryfilms.com

Garth Kravits, Pamela Bob and Evan Daves. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits, Pamela Bob and Evan Daves at the opening night reception of the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival at Spring Studios in New York on September 20, 2018. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits, Pamela Bob and Evan Daves. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits, Pamela Bob and Evan Daves at the opening night reception of the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival at Spring Studios in New York on September 20, 2018. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits at the opening night reception of the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival at Spring Studios in New York on September 20, 2018. Photo by Lia Chang
Evan Daves. Photo by Lia Chang
Evan Daves at the opening night reception of the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival at Spring Studios in New York on September 20, 2018. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits and Pamela Bob. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits and Pamela Bob at the opening night reception of the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival at Spring Studios in New York on September 20, 2018. Photo by Lia Chang

Other shows that are part of the slate include the world premieres of “Great Expectations,” created by Pip Swallow and executive produced by Stefan Georgiou; “I Was a Teenage Pillow Queen,” executive produced by Bridget Moloney and Claire Coffee; “My Friend Will,” executive produced by Elijah Guo; and Shrimp, created by/executive produced by Zelda Williams and EP Joshua Thurston.

Inside the GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Opening Night Party with Garth Kravits, Marilu Henner, Mitchell Jarvis, Jay Klaitz, Brandon Williams and More

Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

Lori Tan Chinn, Baayork Lee, Paul Shaffer, Denise Burse, Daniel K. Isaac, Tracie Thoms and More Visit GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER

Lori Tan Chinn and Baayork Lee visit GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. Photo by Lia Chang

The cast of GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER have welcomed many in the Broadway community throughout their run including Lori Tan Chinn, Baayork Lee, Paul Shaffer, André De Shields, Daniel K. Isaac, Denise Burse, Jose Llana, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Marsha Mason, Alex Newell, the kids from SCHOOL OF ROCK, Eric William Morris and his cast members from KING KONG.

Baayork Lee, Garth Kravits, Lori Tan Chinn. Photo by Lia Chang
Baayork Lee, Garth Kravits, Lori Tan Chinn. Photo by Lia Chang

Helmed by Tony Award winner John Rando and featuring choreography by Chris Bailey, GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER will close on Sunday, September 16 following the evening performance. It will have played 30 previews and 40 performances. Previews began on July 19 and the show opened on August 13. Click here to purchase tickets.

Jay Klaitz, Mitchell Jarvis and Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang
Jay Klaitz, Mitchell Jarvis and Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER features original music and lyrics by Mark Allen, 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.

Lori Tan Chinn and Baayork Lee visit GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. Photo by Lia Chang
Lori Tan Chinn and Baayork Lee visit GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. Photo by Lia Chang

The cast of GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER features Mitchell Jarvis, Jay Klaitz, Manu Narayan, Paul Whitty, Sawyer Nunes, Marilu Henner, Kelli Barrett, Becca Kötte, Garth Kravits, Tamika Lawrence, Noa Solorio, Brandon Williams, Lindsey Brett Carothers, Ryan Duncan, Scott Richard Foster, Jenny Hill, Nehal Joshi, J. Elaine Marcos, Rob Marnell, Jasmin Richardson, Ian Ward, and Tad Wilson.

Lori Tan Chinn and Baayork Lee visit GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. Photo by Lia Chang
Lori Tan Chinn and Baayork Lee visit GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. Photo by Lia Chang

The cast recently gathered to record the cast album at Power Station and SH-K-BOOM RECORDS will release it later this year.

Mitchell Jarvis, Lori Tan Chinn, Marilu Henner. Photo by Lia Chang
Mitchell Jarvis, Lori Tan Chinn, Marilu Henner. Photo by Lia Chang

Mitch Papadopoulos always wanted to be the next Bruce Springsteen, but he left those daydreams behind for a day job. When this big-shot banker is handed a pink slip on his 40th birthday, he’s forced to move back in with his mom in New Jersey.

Jake Manabat, Raymond J. Lee, Baayork Lee, Garth Kravits, Lori Tan Chinn, Daniel May, J. Elaine Marcos, Yuka Takara, Lia Chang and Jay Klaitz.
Jake Manabat, Raymond J. Lee, Baayork Lee, Garth Kravits, Lori Tan Chinn, Daniel May, J. Elaine Marcos, Yuka Takara, Lia Chang and Jay Klaitz.

A run-in with his former music rival leads to a threat of foreclosure on Mitch’s family home, unless he can win The Battle of the Bands-a rematch over 25 years in the making. So he dusts off his guitar, gathers his old gang, and sets out to win back his house, his pride-and maybe even the high school sweetheart he left behind-proving it’s never too late to give your dreams one last shot.

André De Shields visits with the cast and crew of GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. Photo by Lia Chang
André De Shields visits with the cast and crew of GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits, André De Shields, J. Elaine Marcos and Nehal Joshi. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits, André De Shields, J. Elaine Marcos and Nehal Joshi. Photo by Lia Chang
Mitchell Jarvis, Tracie Thoms, Garth Kravits, Daniel K. Isaac, Talia Thiesfield, Adam Porter Smith, Ryan Duncan. Photo by Lia Chang
Mitchell Jarvis, Tracie Thoms, Garth Kravits, Daniel K. Isaac, Talia Thiesfield, Adam Porter Smith, Ryan Duncan. Photo by Lia Chang

GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER is produced by Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Roy Putrino, Scott Abrams, Sandi Moran, Carl Daikeler, Broadway Strategic Return Fund, Rob Kolson, Marie Barton Stevenson, H. Richard Hopper, Richard Roth, Marguerite Hoffman, Diego Kolankowsky, Gary Nelson, Brian Cromwell Smith, Witzend Productions, David Bryant, Darrell Hankey, Trevor Coates, Ladybug Productions, Jim Wagstaffe, Laura Z. Barket, Judith Manocherian, John McGrain, Steve Reynolds, Sal Buscemi, Douglas K. Atamian, Rich Battista, Frederic J. Siegel, BF Investments, and Sean Attebury. The Associate Producers for the production are Kayla Greenspan and Valerie Novakoff.

Paul Shaffer visits with the cast of GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. Photo by Lia Chang
Paul Shaffer visits with the cast of GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. Photo by Lia Chang
Ryan Duncan, Brandon Williams, Paul Shaffer and Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang
Ryan Duncan, Brandon Williams, Paul Shaffer and Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang
Mitchell Jarvis, Sawyer Nunes, Jay Klaitz, Paul Shaffer, Paul Whitty and Manu Narayan. Photo by Lia Chang
Mitchell Jarvis, Sawyer Nunes, Jay Klaitz, Paul Shaffer, Paul Whitty and Manu Narayan. Photo by Lia Chang
Mike, Justin Rothberg, Kevin Ramessar, Paul Shaffer, Sonny Paladino, Joe Bergamini and Mark. Photo by Lia Chang
Mike, Justin Rothberg, Kevin Ramessar, Paul Shaffer, Sonny Paladino, Joe Bergamini and Mark. Photo by Lia Chang
Cast members from KING KONG and GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. Photo by Lia Chang
Cast members from KING KONG and GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. Photo by Lia Chang
Celia Keenan-Bolger, Paul Whitty, Garth Kravits, Mitchell Jarvis, Sarah Saltzberg, Marilu Henner and Kelli Barrett. Photo by Lia Chang
Celia Keenan-Bolger, Paul Whitty, Garth Kravits, Mitchell Jarvis, Sarah Saltzberg, Marilu Henner and Kelli Barrett. Photo by Lia Chang
J. Elaine Marcos, Garth Kravits, Jose Llana, Ryan Duncan, Jaygee Macapugay. Photo by Lia Chang
J. Elaine Marcos, Garth Kravits, Jose Llana, Ryan Duncan, Jaygee Macapugay. Photo by Lia Chang
Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jose Llana and Sarah Saltzberg. Photo by Lia Chang
Celia Keenan-Bolger, Jose Llana and Sarah Saltzberg. Photo by Lia Chang
Brandon Williams, Garth Kravits, Alex Newell, Nehal Joshi and J. Elaine Marcos. Photo by Lia Chang
Brandon Williams, Garth Kravits, Alex Newell, Nehal Joshi and J. Elaine Marcos. Photo by Lia Chang
Rob Marnell, Nehal Joshi, Lynsey Brett Carothers, Garth Kravits, Noa Solorio, Sawyer Nunes, Tamika Lawrence, Paul Whitty, Kelli Barrett, Mitchell Jarvis, Marilu Henner, Jay Klaitz, Becca Kotte, Manu Narayan, Brandon Williams, Jasmin Richardson, Tad Wilson, Ryan Duncan, J. Elaine Marcos. Photo by Lia Chang
Rob Marnell, Nehal Joshi, Lynsey Brett Carothers, Garth Kravits, Noa Solorio, Sawyer Nunes, Tamika Lawrence, Paul Whitty, Kelli Barrett, Mitchell Jarvis, Marilu Henner, Jay Klaitz, Becca Kotte, Manu Narayan, Brandon Williams, Jasmin Richardson, Tad Wilson, Ryan Duncan, J. Elaine Marcos. Photo by Lia Chang

Inside the GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Opening Night Party with Garth Kravits, Marilu Henner, Mitchell Jarvis, Jay Klaitz, Brandon Williams and More

vox.com: Gettin’ the Band Back Together is a giant musical comedy dad joke. To hate it is to hate joy.

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Mitchell Jarvis, Garth Kravits, Marilu Henner, Jay Klaitz, Brandon Williams and More Kick Off Previews of GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER 

Garth Kravits Returns to Broadway in John Rando Helmed GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER

Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

Brandon Williams, Jay Klaitz, Lia Chang, Daniel K. Isaac and Garth Kravits.
Brandon Williams, Jay Klaitz, Lia Chang, Daniel K. Isaac and Garth Kravits.
Lia Chang_photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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Final Weekend to see Mitchell Jarvis, Garth Kravits, Marilu Henner, Jay Klaitz, Kelli Barrett, Brandon Williams and More in GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER

Garth Kravits, Ryan Duncan and Brandon Williams. Photo by Cherie B. Tay

It’s your final weekend to see the new musical Gettin’ The Band Back Together at The Belasco Theatre (111 W 44th Street).

Brandon Williams, Garth Kravits, J. Elaine Marcos. Photo by Cherie B. Tay
MouthFeel band members Brandon Williams, Garth Kravits, J. Elaine Marcos. Photo by Cherie B. Tay

Helmed by Tony Award winner John Rando and featuring choreography by Chris Bailey, Gettin’ The Band Back Together will close on Sunday, September 16 following the evening performance. It will have played 30 previews and 40 performances. Previews began on July 19 and the show opened on August 13. Click here to purchase tickets.

Ryan Duncan, Brandon Williams and Garth Kravits. Photo by Cherie B. Tay
MouthFeel band members Ryan Duncan, Brandon Williams and Garth Kravits. Photo by Cherie B. Tay

The cast recently gathered to record the cast album at Power Station and SH-K-BOOM RECORDS will release it later this year.

Garth Kravits, Ryan Duncan and Brandon Williams. Photo by Cherie B. Tay
MouthFeel band members Garth Kravits, Ryan Duncan and Brandon Williams. Photo by Cherie B. Tay

Gettin’ The Band Back Together has original 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.

J. Elaine Marcos, Rob Marnell, Ryan Duncan, Jasmin Richardson, Garth Kravits, Tad Wilson, Brandon Williams, Nehal Joshi, Noa Solorio, Sawyer Nunes, Mitchell Jarvis, Sawyer Nunes, Mitchell Jarvis, Tamika Lawrence, Jay Klaitz, Paul Whitty, Marilu Henner, Manu Narayan, Becca Kotte. Photo by Joan Marcus
J. Elaine Marcos, Rob Marnell, Ryan Duncan, Jasmin Richardson, Garth Kravits, Tad Wilson, Brandon Williams, Nehal Joshi, Noa Solorio, Sawyer Nunes, Mitchell Jarvis, Tamika Lawrence, Jay Klaitz, Paul Whitty, Marilu Henner, Manu Narayan, Becca Kötte. Photo by Joan Marcus

The cast of Gettin’ The Band Back Together features Mitchell Jarvis (Mitch Papadopoulos), Jay Klaitz (Bart Vickers), Manu Narayan (Dr. Rummesh “Robbie” Patel), Paul Whitty (Michael “Sully” Sullivan), Sawyer Nunes (Ricky “Bling” Goldstein), Marilu Henner (“Mitch’s Mom,” aka Sharon Papadopoulos), Kelli Barrett (Dani), Becca Kötte (Tawney), Garth Kravits (Ritchie), Tamika Lawrence (Roxanne Velasco), Noa Solorio (Billie), and Brandon Williams (Tygen Billows). The cast also includes Lindsey Brett Carothers, Ryan Duncan, Scott Richard Foster, Jenny Hill, Nehal Joshi, J. Elaine Marcos, Rob Marnell, Jasmin Richardson, Ian Ward, and Tad Wilson.

2-Garth Kravits, Jasmin Richardson, J. Elaine Marcos, Sawyer Nunes, Rob Marnell, Noa Solorio, Mitchell Jarvis, Tamika Lawrence, Ryan Duncan, Nehal Joshi, Tad Wilson, Becca Kotte. Photo by Joan Marcus
Garth Kravits, Jasmin Richardson, J. Elaine Marcos, Sawyer Nunes, Rob Marnell, Noa Solorio, Mitchell Jarvis, Tamika Lawrence, Ryan Duncan, Nehal Joshi, Tad Wilson, Becca Kötte. Photo by Joan Marcus

Mitch Papadopoulos always wanted to be the next Bruce Springsteen, but he left those daydreams behind for a day job. When this big-shot banker is handed a pink slip on his 40th birthday, he’s forced to move back in with his mom in New Jersey.

Garth Kravits, Tamika Lawrence, Noa Solorio, Rob Marnell, Becca Kotte, Sawyer Nunes, J. Elaine Marcos, Jasmin Richardson and Ryan Duncan. Photo by Joan Marcus
Garth Kravits, Tamika Lawrence, Noa Solorio, Rob Marnell, Becca Kötte, Sawyer Nunes, J. Elaine Marcos, Jasmin Richardson and Ryan Duncan. Photo by Joan Marcus

A run-in with his former music rival leads to a threat of foreclosure on Mitch’s family home, unless he can win The Battle of the Bands-a rematch over 25 years in the making. So he dusts off his guitar, gathers his old gang, and sets out to win back his house, his pride-and maybe even the high school sweetheart he left behind-proving it’s never too late to give your dreams one last shot.

Kelli Barrett and Mitchell Jarvis and the company. Photo by Joan Marcus
Kelli Barrett and Mitchell Jarvis and the company. Photo by Joan Marcus

Gettin’ The Band Back Together is produced by Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Roy Putrino, Scott Abrams, Sandi Moran, Carl Daikeler, Broadway Strategic Return Fund, Rob Kolson, Marie Barton Stevenson, H. Richard Hopper, Richard Roth, Marguerite Hoffman, Diego Kolankowsky, Gary Nelson, Brian Cromwell Smith, Witzend Productions, David Bryant, Darrell Hankey, Trevor Coates, Ladybug Productions, Jim Wagstaffe, Laura Z. Barket, Judith Manocherian, John McGrain, Steve Reynolds, Sal Buscemi, Douglas K. Atamian, Rich Battista, Frederic J. Siegel, BF Investments, and Sean Attebury. The Associate Producers for the production are Kayla Greenspan and Valerie Novakoff.

Becca Kotte, Ryan Duncan, Nehal Joshi, Manu Narayan, Mitchell Jarvis, Tad Wilson and Paul Whitty. Photo by Cherie B. Tay
Becca Kotte, Ryan Duncan, Nehal Joshi, Manu Narayan, Mitchell Jarvis, Tad Wilson and Paul Whitty. Photo by Cherie B. Tay
Kelli Barrett and Mitchell Jarvis. Photo by Joan Marcus
Kelli Barrett and Mitchell Jarvis. Photo by Joan Marcus
Mitchell Jarvis and Marilu Henner. Photo by Joan Marcus
Mitchell Jarvis and Marilu Henner. Photo by Joan Marcus
Brandon Williams and the company. Photo by Joan Marcus
Brandon Williams and the company. Photo by Joan Marcus
Jay Klaitz, Manu Narayan, Mitchell Jarvis, Paul Whitty. Photo by Joan Marcus
Jay Klaitz, Manu Narayan, Mitchell Jarvis, Paul Whitty. Photo by Joan Marcus
Jay Klaitz and Mitchell Jarvis. Photo by Joan Marcus
Jay Klaitz and Mitchell Jarvis. Photo by Joan Marcus
Jay Klaitz and Marilu Henner. Photo by Joan Marcus
Jay Klaitz and Marilu Henner. Photo by Joan Marcus
Manu Narayan, Jay Klaitz, Paul Whitty, Sawyer Nunes and Mitchell Jarvis. Photo by Joan Marcus
Manu Narayan, Jay Klaitz, Paul Whitty, Sawyer Nunes and Mitchell Jarvis. Photo by Joan Marcus
Tamika Lawrence, Noa Solorio, Sawyer Nunes, Jay Klaitz, Paul Whitty, Manu Narayan, Tad Wilson, Marilu Henner. Photo by Joan Marcus
Tamika Lawrence, Noa Solorio, Sawyer Nunes, Jay Klaitz, Paul Whitty, Manu Narayan, Tad Wilson, Marilu Henner. Photo by Joan Marcus
Jay Klaitz, Sawyer Nunes, Paul Whitty, Mitchell Jarvis and Manu Narayan. Photo by Joan Marcus
Jay Klaitz, Sawyer Nunes, Paul Whitty, Mitchell Jarvis and Manu Narayan. Photo by Joan Marcus
Mitchell Jarvis, Sawyer Nunes, Rob Marnell. Photo by Joan Marcus
Mitchell Jarvis, Sawyer Nunes, Rob Marnell. Photo by Joan Marcus

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Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

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Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER’s J. Elaine Marcos Debuts One Woman Show at Feinstein’s/54 Below on September 5

Garth Kravits, Tamika Lawrence, Noa Solorio, Rob Marnell, Becca Kotte, Sawyer Nunes, J. Elaine Marcos, Jasmin Richardson and Ryan Duncan. Photo by Joan Marcus
Garth Kravits, Tamika Lawrence, Noa Solorio, Rob Marnell, Becca Kotte, Sawyer Nunes, J. Elaine Marcos, Jasmin Richardson and Ryan Duncan. Photo by Joan Marcus

J. Elaine Marcos will debut her one woman show What I Did for…a Job at Feinstein’s/54 Below on September 5 at 9:30 pm. Click here for tickets. Use code JEM5 for $5 off.

J. Elaine Marcos on the set of GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER at The Belasco Theatre. Photo by Lia Chang
J. Elaine Marcos on the set of GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER at The Belasco Theatre in New York. Photo by Lia Chang

Ms. Marcos is back on Broadway in Gettin’ the Band Back Together through September 16 and received the Legacy Robe on opening night.

J. Elaine Marcos received the Legacy Robe prior to the opening night performance of GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER at The Belasco Theatre in New York on August 13, 2018. She is pictured with Lainie Sakakura, another Robe recipient with whom she appeared in FLOWER DRUM SONG.
J. Elaine Marcos received the Legacy Robe prior to the opening night performance of GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER at The Belasco Theatre in New York on August 13, 2018. She is pictured with Lainie Sakakura, another Robe recipient with whom she appeared in David Henry Hwang’s revisal of FLOWER DRUM SONG.

In What I Did for… a Job, J. Ms. Marcos humorously reveals her approach to auditioning for musicals and shares her unique journey in what it took to book 9 Broadway Shows.

The many faces of J. Elaine Marcos in GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. Photo courtesy of Facebook
The many faces of J. Elaine Marcos in GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER. Photo courtesy of Facebook

“I had to learn to break the “rules” in order to be noticed and many of my audition pieces were practically cabaret acts. So, I put them all in a show,” says the Broadway vet.

Ms. Marcos will be joined by fellow Gettin’ the Band Back Together cast member Ryan Duncan along with some special cameos from her Broadway past and William McDaniel on the keys.

Ms. Marcos was last seen stealing big laughs in Los Angeles in the 2017 CBS Diversity Showcase.

Clarke Thorell as Rooster, Jane Lynch as Miss Hannigan and J. Elaine Marcos as Lily in Annie. Photo by Joan Marcus
Clarke Thorell as Rooster, Jane Lynch as Miss Hannigan and J. Elaine Marcos as Lily in Annie. Photo by Joan Marcus

Prior to relocating to the West Coast she re-created the role of ‘Lily St. Regis’ in the revival of Annie along side Jane Lynch. Her comedic reputation began after her portrayal of ‘Cynthia’ in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, earning her an Astaire Award Nomination for Excellence in Dance. Additional Broadway credits include the revival of A Chorus LineThe Wedding SingerFlower Drum Song, Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, and Miss Saigon.

Cast of Flower Drum Song in rehearsal at 890 Broadway Studios in New York on September 22, 2002. Photo by Lia Chang Cast of Flower Drum Song in rehearsal at 890 Broadway Studios in New York on September 22, 2002. Photo by Lia Chang
Cast of Flower Drum Song in rehearsal at 890 Broadway Studios in New York on September 22, 2002. Photo by Lia Chang

On screen, J. Elaine made her feature film debut in Morning Glory as ‘Lisa Bartlett’ opposite Rachel McAdams; and went on to appear in St. Vincent with Bill Murray. On TV she appeared in :Grace and Frankie,” “2 Broke Girls,” “School of Rock,” “30 Rock” and “Law & Order: SVU,” and is featured in the documentary Every Little Step.

This skilled Filipina comedian writes and produces her own YouTube comedy blog series :Motivational Mondays,” starring as the linguistically challenged but always optimistic motivational speaker named ‘V’.

Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is a performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. Feinstein’s/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music and has set a new standard for culinary excellence worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. Located at 254 West 54th Street.

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Lia Chang, Garth Kravits, Andre De Shields, J. Elaine Marcos and Nehal Joshi on the set of GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER at The Belasco Theatre in New York.
Lia Chang, Garth Kravits, Andre De Shields, J. Elaine Marcos and Nehal Joshi on the set of GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER at The Belasco Theatre in New York.
Lia Chang, Photo by Garth Kravits
Lia Chang, Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

All text, graphics, articles & photographs: © 2000-2018 Lia Chang Multimedia. All rights reserved. All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Lia Chang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. For permission, please contact Lia at liachangpr@gmail.com

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Production Photos: Mitchell Jarvis, Marilu Henner, Jay Klaitz, Garth Kravits, Kelli Barrett, Brandon Williams, Nehal Joshi, J. Elaine Marcos and More in GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER

2-Garth Kravits, Jasmin Richardson, J. Elaine Marcos, Sawyer Nunes, Rob Marnell, Noa Solorio, Mitchell Jarvis, Tamika Lawrence, Ryan Duncan, Nehal Joshi, Tad Wilson, Becca Kotte. Photo by Joan Marcus
J. Elaine Marcos, Rob Marnell, Ryan Duncan, Jasmin Richardson, Garth Kravits, Tad Wilson, Brandon Williams, Nehal Joshi, Noa Solorio, Sawyer Nunes, Mitchell Jarvis, Sawyer Nunes, Mitchell Jarvis, Tamika Lawrence, Jay Klaitz, Paul Whitty, Marilu Henner, Manu Narayan, Becca Kotte. Photo by Joan Marcus
J. Elaine Marcos, Rob Marnell, Ryan Duncan, Jasmin Richardson, Garth Kravits, Tad Wilson, Brandon Williams, Nehal Joshi, Noa Solorio, Sawyer Nunes, Mitchell Jarvis, Tamika Lawrence, Jay Klaitz, Paul Whitty, Marilu Henner, Manu Narayan, Becca Kötte. Photo by Joan Marcus

The new musical Gettin’ The Band Back Together is currently playing  at The Belasco Theatre (111 W 44th Street). Helmed by Tony Award winner John Rando and featuring choreography by Chris Bailey, the production began previews on July 19 and opened on August 13.

2-Garth Kravits, Jasmin Richardson, J. Elaine Marcos, Sawyer Nunes, Rob Marnell, Noa Solorio, Mitchell Jarvis, Tamika Lawrence, Ryan Duncan, Nehal Joshi, Tad Wilson, Becca Kotte. Photo by Joan Marcus
Garth Kravits, Jasmin Richardson, J. Elaine Marcos, Sawyer Nunes, Rob Marnell, Noa Solorio, Mitchell Jarvis, Tamika Lawrence, Ryan Duncan, Nehal Joshi, Tad Wilson, Becca Kötte. Photo by Joan Marcus

Inside the GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Opening Night Party with Garth Kravits, Marilu Henner, Mitchell Jarvis, Jay Klaitz, Brandon Williams and More

You can get 2 for 1 tickets for Gettin’ The Band Back Together during Broadway week, Sept 3-16! Visit www.telechargeoffers.com
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To purchase tickets on other dates, click here. 

Garth Kravits, Tamika Lawrence, Noa Solorio, Rob Marnell, Becca Kotte, Sawyer Nunes, J. Elaine Marcos, Jasmin Richardson and Ryan Duncan. Photo by Joan Marcus
Garth Kravits, Tamika Lawrence, Noa Solorio, Rob Marnell, Becca Kötte, Sawyer Nunes, J. Elaine Marcos, Jasmin Richardson and Ryan Duncan. Photo by Joan Marcus

The cast recently recorded the cast album at Power Station, to be released by SH-K-BOOM RECORDS later this year.

Kelli Barrett and Mitchell Jarvis and the company. Photo by Joan Marcus
Kelli Barrett and Mitchell Jarvis and the company. Photo by Joan Marcus

Gettin’ The Band Back Together has original 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.

Kelli Barrett and Mitchell Jarvis. Photo by Joan Marcus
Kelli Barrett and Mitchell Jarvis. Photo by Joan Marcus

The cast of Gettin’ The Band Back Together features Mitchell Jarvis (Mitch Papadopoulos), Jay Klaitz (Bart Vickers), Manu Narayan (Dr. Rummesh “Robbie” Patel), Paul Whitty (Michael “Sully” Sullivan), Sawyer Nunes (Ricky “Bling” Goldstein), Marilu Henner (“Mitch’s Mom,” aka Sharon Papadopoulos), Kelli Barrett (Dani), Becca Kötte (Tawney), Garth Kravits (Ritchie), Tamika Lawrence (Roxanne Velasco), Noa Solorio (Billie), and Brandon Williams (Tygen Billows). The cast also includes Lindsey Brett Carothers, Ryan Duncan, Scott Richard Foster, Jenny Hill, Nehal Joshi, J. Elaine Marcos, Rob Marnell, Jasmin Richardson, Ian Ward, and Tad Wilson.

Mitchell Jarvis and Marilu Henner. Photo by Joan Marcus
Mitchell Jarvis and Marilu Henner. Photo by Joan Marcus

Mitch Papadopoulos always wanted to be the next Bruce Springsteen, but he left those daydreams behind for a day job. When this big-shot banker is handed a pink slip on his 40th birthday, he’s forced to move back in with his mom in New Jersey.

Brandon Williams and the company. Photo by Joan Marcus
Brandon Williams and the company. Photo by Joan Marcus

A run-in with his former music rival leads to a threat of foreclosure on Mitch’s family home, unless he can win The Battle of the Bands-a rematch over 25 years in the making. So he dusts off his guitar, gathers his old gang, and sets out to win back his house, his pride-and maybe even the high school sweetheart he left behind-proving it’s never too late to give your dreams one last shot.

Gettin’ The Band Back Together is produced by Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Roy Putrino, Scott Abrams, Sandi Moran, Carl Daikeler, Broadway Strategic Return Fund, Rob Kolson, Marie Barton Stevenson, H. Richard Hopper, Richard Roth, Marguerite Hoffman, Diego Kolankowsky, Gary Nelson, Brian Cromwell Smith, Witzend Productions, David Bryant, Darrell Hankey, Trevor Coates, Ladybug Productions, Jim Wagstaffe, Laura Z. Barket, Judith Manocherian, John McGrain, Steve Reynolds, Sal Buscemi, Douglas K. Atamian, Rich Battista, Frederic J. Siegel, BF Investments, and Sean Attebury. The Associate Producers for the production are Kayla Greenspan and Valerie Novakoff.

Jay Klaitz, Manu Narayan, Mitchell Jarvis, Paul Whitty. Photo by Joan Marcus
Jay Klaitz, Manu Narayan, Mitchell Jarvis, Paul Whitty. Photo by Joan Marcus
Jay Klaitz and Mitchell Jarvis. Photo by Joan Marcus
Jay Klaitz and Mitchell Jarvis. Photo by Joan Marcus
Jay Klaitz and Marilu Henner. Photo by Joan Marcus
Jay Klaitz and Marilu Henner. Photo by Joan Marcus
Manu Narayan, Jay Klaitz, Paul Whitty, Sawyer Nunes and Mitchell Jarvis. Photo by Joan Marcus
Manu Narayan, Jay Klaitz, Paul Whitty, Sawyer Nunes and Mitchell Jarvis. Photo by Joan Marcus
Tamika Lawrence, Noa Solorio, Sawyer Nunes, Jay Klaitz, Paul Whitty, Manu Narayan, Tad Wilson, Marilu Henner. Photo by Joan Marcus
Tamika Lawrence, Noa Solorio, Sawyer Nunes, Jay Klaitz, Paul Whitty, Manu Narayan, Tad Wilson, Marilu Henner. Photo by Joan Marcus
Jay Klaitz, Sawyer Nunes, Paul Whitty, Mitchell Jarvis and Manu Narayan. Photo by Joan Marcus
Jay Klaitz, Sawyer Nunes, Paul Whitty, Mitchell Jarvis and Manu Narayan. Photo by Joan Marcus
Mitchell Jarvis, Sawyer Nunes, Rob Marnell. Photo by Joan Marcus
Mitchell Jarvis, Sawyer Nunes, Rob Marnell. Photo by Joan Marcus

vox.com: Gettin’ the Band Back Together is a giant musical comedy dad joke. To hate it is to hate joy.

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Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

Lia Chang_photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang_photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Cast Set to Record Cast Album Today

Jay Klaitz, Sarah Saltzberg, Mitch Jarvis, Garth Kravits and Brandon Williams. Photo by Lia Chang
Jay Klaitz, Sarah Saltzberg, Mitch Jarvis, Garth Kravits and Brandon Williams. Photo by Lia Chang
Jay Klaitz, Sarah Saltzberg, Mitch Jarvis, Garth Kravits and Brandon Williams. Photo by Lia Chang

SH-K-BOOM RECORDS has announced it will record the new musical comedy, Gettin’ The Band Back Together for an Original Broadway Cast Album to be released later this year. The production, currently running at The Belasco Theatre, is directed by Tony Award winner John Rando and choreographed by Chris Bailey.

Gettin’ The Band Back Together has original 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. Orchestrations are by Doug Katsaros and Sonny Paladino.

The cast of Gettin’ The Band Back Together features Mitchell Jarvis (Mitch Papadopoulos), Jay Klaitz (Bart Vickers), Manu Narayan (Dr. Rummesh “Robbie” Patel), Paul Whitty (Michael “Sully” Sullivan), Sawyer Nunes (Ricky “Bling” Goldstein), Marilu Henner (“Mitch’s Mom,” aka Sharon Papadopoulos), Kelli Barrett (Dani), Becca Kötte (Tawney), Garth Kravits (Ritchie), Tamika Lawrence (Roxanne Velasco), Noa Solorio (Billie), and Brandon Williams (Tygen Billows). The cast also includes Lindsey Brett Carothers, Ryan Duncan, Scott Richard Foster, Jenny Hill, Nehal Joshi, J. Elaine Marcos, Rob Marnell, Jasmin Richardson, Ian Ward, and Tad Wilson.

Mitch Papadopoulos always wanted to be the next Bruce Springsteen, but he left those daydreams behind for a day job. When this big-shot banker is handed a pink slip on his 40th birthday, he’s forced to move back in with his mom in New Jersey. A run-in with his former music rival leads to a threat of foreclosure on Mitch’s family home, unless he can win The Battle of the Bands-a rematch over 25 years in the making. So he dusts off his guitar, gathers his old gang, and sets out to win back his house, his pride-and maybe even the high school sweetheart he left behind-proving it’s never too late to give your dreams one last shot.

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GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER Opens on Broadway Tonight

Mitchell Jarvis, Garth Kravits and Brandon Williams. Photos by Robert Ascroft

Gettin’ The Band Back Together began previews on July 19 at The Belasco Theatre (111 W 44th Street). The production, which is directed by Tony Award winner John Rando and choreographed by Chris Bailey, will officially open on August 13. Click here for tickets.

Gettin’ The Band Back Together has original 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.

The cast of Gettin’ The Band Back Together features Mitchell Jarvis (Mitch Papadopoulos), Jay Klaitz (Bart Vickers), Manu Narayan (Dr. Rummesh “Robbie” Patel), Paul Whitty (Michael “Sully” Sullivan), Sawyer Nunes (Ricky “Bling” Goldstein), Marilu Henner (“Mitch’s Mom,” aka Sharon Papadopoulos), Kelli Barrett (Dani), Becca Kötte (Tawney), Garth Kravits (Ritchie), Tamika Lawrence (Roxanne Velasco), Noa Solorio (Billie), and Brandon Williams (Tygen Billows). The cast also includes Lindsey Brett Carothers, Ryan Duncan, Scott Richard Foster, Jenny Hill, Nehal Joshi, J. Elaine Marcos, Rob Marnell, Jasmin Richardson, Ian Ward, and Tad Wilson.

Mitch Papadopoulos always wanted to be the next Bruce Springsteen, but he left those daydreams behind for a day job. When this big-shot banker is handed a pink slip on his 40th birthday, he’s forced to move back in with his mom in New Jersey.

A run-in with his former music rival leads to a threat of foreclosure on Mitch’s family home, unless he can win The Battle of the Bands-a rematch over 25 years in the making. So he dusts off his guitar, gathers his old gang, and sets out to win back his house, his pride-and maybe even the high school sweetheart he left behind-proving it’s never too late to give your dreams one last shot.

Gettin’ The Band Back Together is produced by Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Roy Putrino, Scott Abrams, Sandi Moran, Carl Daikeler, Broadway Strategic Return Fund, Rob Kolson, Marie Barton Stevenson, H. Richard Hopper, Richard Roth, Marguerite Hoffman, Diego Kolankowsky, Gary Nelson, Brian Cromwell Smith, Witzend Productions, David Bryant, Darrell Hankey, Trevor Coates, Ladybug Productions, Jim Wagstaffe, Laura Z. Barket, Judith Manocherian, John McGrain, Steve Reynolds, Sal Buscemi, Douglas K. Atamian, Rich Battista, Frederic J. Siegel, BF Investments, and Sean Attebury. The Associate Producers for the production are Kayla Greenspan and Valerie Novakoff.

Free original cast recording available at: www.GettinTheBandBackTogether.com

Town of Sayreville, NJ Becomes Co-Producer on GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER

Mitchell Jarvis, Garth Kravits, Marilu Henner, Jay Klaitz, Brandon Williams and More Kick Off Previews of GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER 

Garth Kravits Returns to Broadway in John Rando Helmed GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER

Town of Sayreville, NJ Becomes Co-Producer on GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER

Brandon Williams, Garth Kravits, Ken Davenport, Marilu Henner, Jay Klaitz. Photo by Lia Chang
Brandon Williams, Garth Kravits, Ken Davenport, Marilu Henner, Jay Klaitz. Photo by Lia Chang
Brandon Williams, Garth Kravits, Ken Davenport, Marilu Henner, Jay Klaitz. Photo by Lia Chang

Gettin’ The Band Back Together today announced that the town of Sayreville, NJ will join them as co-producers. “Our whole show is a love letter to New Jersey, and specifically to Sayreville where it takes place,” said producer Ken Davenport.

Sayreville figures heavily in the show’s road to Broadway. When Davenport and The Grundleshotz, the show’s writers, were creating the show through improv, they visited the town for research in order to lend Jersey authenticity to the new and original American musical comedy. The production shot a music video on location there and recently invited Sayreville residents to the show’s final dress rehearsal on Broadway. And to solidify its Jersey rock cred, Sayreville gave birth to Jon Bon Jovi.

Davenport continues, “While I don’t know if an entire town has ever gotten Broadway billing, we want to acknowledge their invaluable contribution to the show. We just don’t know how we will seat them all on Opening Night!”

Kennedy O’Brien, the Mayor of Sayreville, NJ remarked, “The proud hearts and minds of the people of Sayreville are heavily invested in Gettin’ The Band Back Together and what better way to support the production than to become a producer. This new musical is delightful, I first saw it when they invited the town to the dress rehearsal I haven’t had that much fun in decades”

Gettin’ The Band Back Together began previews on July 19 at The Belasco Theatre (111 W 44th Street). The production, which is directed by Tony Award winner John Rando and choreographed by Chris Bailey, will officially open on August 13. Click here for tickets.

Gettin’ The Band Back Together has original 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.

The cast of Gettin’ The Band Back Together features Mitchell Jarvis (Mitch Papadopoulos), Jay Klaitz (Bart Vickers), Manu Narayan (Dr. Rummesh “Robbie” Patel), Paul Whitty (Michael “Sully” Sullivan), Sawyer Nunes (Ricky “Bling” Goldstein), Marilu Henner (“Mitch’s Mom,” aka Sharon Papadopoulos), Kelli Barrett (Dani), Becca Kötte (Tawney), Garth Kravits (Ritchie), Tamika Lawrence (Roxanne Velasco), Noa Solorio (Billie), and Brandon Williams (Tygen Billows). The cast also includes Lindsey Brett Carothers, Ryan Duncan, Scott Richard Foster, Jenny Hill, Nehal Joshi, J. Elaine Marcos, Rob Marnell, Jasmin Richardson, Ian Ward, and Tad Wilson.

Mitch Papadopoulos always wanted to be the next Bruce Springsteen, but he left those daydreams behind for a day job. When this big-shot banker is handed a pink slip on his 40th birthday, he’s forced to move back in with his mom in New Jersey.

A run-in with his former music rival leads to a threat of foreclosure on Mitch’s family home, unless he can win The Battle of the Bands-a rematch over 25 years in the making. So he dusts off his guitar, gathers his old gang, and sets out to win back his house, his pride-and maybe even the high school sweetheart he left behind-proving it’s never too late to give your dreams one last shot.

Gettin’ The Band Back Together is produced by Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Roy Putrino, Scott Abrams, Sandi Moran, Carl Daikeler, Broadway Strategic Return Fund, Rob Kolson, Marie Barton Stevenson, H. Richard Hopper, Richard Roth, Marguerite Hoffman, Diego Kolankowsky, Gary Nelson, Brian Cromwell Smith, Witzend Productions, David Bryant, Darrell Hankey, Trevor Coates, Ladybug Productions, Jim Wagstaffe, Laura Z. Barket, Judith Manocherian, John McGrain, Steve Reynolds, Sal Buscemi, Douglas K. Atamian, Rich Battista, Frederic J. Siegel, BF Investments, and Sean Attebury. The Associate Producers for the production are Kayla Greenspan and Valerie Novakoff.

Free original cast recording available at: www.GettinTheBandBackTogether.com

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