It’s been 13 years since fans said good-bye to Chandler, Monica, Joey, Rachel, Ross and Phoebe, as well as their beautiful over-sized New York City apartments. The iconic ’90s show that defined a generation and brought taboo subjects like gay marriage, alcoholism, sex, drugs, surrogacy, and yes, Unagi to millions of viewers every week from 1994 until 2004 is still a part of everyday culture, and now it’s going to be a part of the theatre.
Since going off the air at the end of Season 10, the cast of Friends have all continued working in Hollywood, both on TV and in films to varying degrees of success. While fan favourite series like Gilmore Girls and The X Files have begun a new trend of reuniting their famous casts for new seasons and story lines, Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman confirmed at the 2016 Austin Film Festival that this option was out of the question with the Central Perk gang.
So, how about a musical?
Just announced, a new off-Broadway parody musical titled Friends! The Musical will be coming to New York City this fall. Few details of the show have been shared, but we’re hoping it pays homage to the iconic lines from the beloved series.
It should also have a really great hair department.
Plus, the musical numbers have a lot to live up to.
The new off-Broadway parody show is from the same team that brought fans 90210! The Musical, Katdashians! The Musical, Full House! The Musical, and Bayside! The Musical, based on Saved By The Bell.
The musical will kick off in Fall 2017 at the Triad Theatre in New York City. Fans can sign up now on the musical’s site to stay updated on ticket news.
Past parody musicals have included guest appearances from original cast members. Could we *be* anymore excited?