Gettin’ the Band Back Together Sets Cast Album Release Date

first_imgWe know what we’re gettin’ and when! The brand-new musical Gettin’ the Band Back Together has announced the release of its original cast album on CD and in digital formats on September 28. Gettin’ the Band Back Together concluded its Broadway run on September 16.Gettin’ the Band Back Together follows Mitch Papadopolous, who always dreamed of being the next Bon Jovi, but chose security over stardom and left those daydreams behind for a day job. He dusts off his guitar, gathers his old gang—the math teacher who isn’t good at math, the Irish cop who dreams about being on Broadway, the dermatologist who can’t get a date and a 16-year-old Jewish rapper who makes Vanilla Ice look cool—and sets out to win The Battle of the Bands…and maybe even win back the high school sweetheart he left behind.The Broadway cast was led by Mitchell Jarvis as Mitch Papadopolous, Marilu Henner as Sharon Papadopolous, Jay Klaitz as Bart Vickers, Paul Whitty as Michael “Sully” Sullivan, Sawyer Nunes as Ricky “Bling” Goldstein, Brandon Williams as Tygen Billows, Tamika Lawrence as Roxanne Velasco, Kelli Barrett as Dani, Garth Kravits as Ritchie, Manu Narayan as Dr. Rummesh “Robbie” Patel, Becca Kötte as Tawney and Noa Solorio as Billie. The ensemble includes Ryan Duncan, J. Elaine Marcos, Rob Marnell, Jasmin Richardson and Tad Wilson.Gettin’ the Band Back Together features a book by Ken Davenport and The Grundleshotz with additional material by Sarah Saltzberg, with an original score by Mark Allen. The show was directed by John Rando, with choreography by Chris Bailey, musical direction by Sonny Paladino and orchestrations by Doug Katsaros and Sonny Paladino. The musical began previews on July 19 and officially opened at the Belasco Theatre on August 13. View Commentslast_img read more

Kenai Juvenile Escapes From Custody, Located Within Minutes

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Kenai juvenile briefly escaped from custody a few days before Christmas, but the incident lasted only a few minutes before Kenai Police returned the youth to the city’s detention facility. Lt. Langham: “On December 21st at 2:33 pm, the Kenai Police Department responded to the report that a juvenile in the custody of the Youth Detention Facility had fled from custody following a medical appointment in Kenai. Officers located the juvenile near the business where he fled within 10 minutes. The individuals was arrested and transported back to the Kenai Youth Facility.” KPD Lieutenant Ben Langham…center_img The juvenile was charged with escape in the second degree. The youth has not been named.last_img read more

ESPN drops UK from No. 1 in early Top 25

first_imgKentucky head coach John Calipari and players wave to fans at the end of practice Friday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium. By Matt Stone, The C-J April 3, 2015.Kentucky head coach John Calipari and players wave to fans at the end of practice Friday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium. By Matt Stone, The C-J April 3, 2015.Before jumping into his latest edition of ESPN’s Early Top 25, writer Eamonn Brennan led with a disclaimer: “…With a spring full of draft decisions, transfers and coaching changes still to come, that very first view of the upcoming season is always incredibly hazy.”It’s in that first version, released shortly after Duke won the national title, that Brennan tabbed Kentucky the preseason No. 1. His update released Wednesday, noting a number of “uncertainties are in the rear view,” dropped the Wildcats to No. 3 behind Maryland and North Carolina.Four things to know about 2015-16 CatsThat’s despite coach John Calipari adding Jamal Murray to an incoming class that includes top big man Skal Labissiere and point guard Isaiah Briscoe.“Then again, Murray’s arrival was made possible by a string of elite recruits with spring decisions who chose not to go to Kentucky,” Brennan noted.Virginia and Kansas round out ESPN’s top five. Defending champion Duke is sixth, Indiana came in at No. 14, and Brennan didn’t rank Louisville despite additions to a pair of graduate transfers.Sign up to get more like this free in your inbox Notably, Iowa State, under first-year coach Steve Prohm, formerly over Murray State, is seventh. And Brennan notes that “none of the top, oh, seven teams on this list is obviously better than the other.”As for the Wildcats “Kentucky won’t have a laughably balanced Monstars roster in 2015-16; fans might want to hold off on the latest edition of their 40-0 tattoos,” he added. “This team will have more mundane occupations, such as moving senior forward Alex Poythress back to the four to give the Wildcats another body alongside Labissiere and Marcus Lee in a frontcourt that suddenly needs bodies.“But what UK does have — in Lee, Poythress, a very good recruiting class and point guard Tyler Ulis playing real starter’s minutes — is going to be awfully good. Mortal, sure. But good.”last_img read more