I'll be there for you... on Broadway!
Plenty of TV shows have done musical episodes, but few have ever made the jump into the realm of true musicals like Friends just had.
One of the most popular TV shows of all time, the sitcom is headed for Off-Broadway this fall at the Triad Theatre. Tickets don’t go on sale until June, unfortunately, but the good news for all you Friends fans is that we’ve got the scoop on what you can expect from seeing this time-honored TV show transition from screen to stage.
Are you willing to give the Friends! The Musical a try? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the show before its Off-Broadway debut!
It’s not the first of its kind
If you heard the news about a Friends musical and feared for your favorite show, you’re not alone. But never fear: This isn’t the creators’ first time bringing an iconic TV show to the stage.
In fact, Bob and Tobly McSmith are the duo behind musical parody versions of Saved by the Bell, Full House, and more.
“Could we BE more excited about the chance to parody such an important TV show?! It only makes sense to set our sights on the hit TV show Friends after creating parody musicals about Saved by the Bell, Full House, and Beverley Hills, 90210.”
Oh yeah, they also made Katdashians! The Musical… somehow I missed out on that one.
It’s a parody
The creative duo refer to the show as a musical parody, so we’re sure to see our favorite characters through a tongue-in-cheek point of view set to music.
“Not only do we poke fun and celebrate the show, we also get some jokes in about the actor’s lives,” said Tobly. So it’s more than just the characters we are used to on screen, but their real-life counterparts as well. Interesting take!
And if you thought it would just be a musical about the six of them, think again. Some of your favorite supporting characters will be back for the stage spectacular, too. Tobly explained:
“Oh and there will be a smelly cat, there will be Janice, and there will be Fat Monica,” he continues. “We want all the alumni of Friends to come to the show and possibly be in it for a night or two — our first call is to the agent of Marcel the Monkey.”
Umm. Yes please!
Now here are some of the songs you can expect: