UPDATE: The cast for Friends! The Musical Parody has been announced, with Brooke Myers as Rachel, Payton Tevis as Phoebe, Emily Norah Samuelson as Monica, Cole Urso as Ross, Ian Allred as Chandler, Brett Miller as Joey, Jacob Rosen as Gunther. Caroline Portner and Corey Candelet will serve as swings. Friends! The Musical Parody was on a break, but now the show is back in New York. The musical send-up of the beloved sitcom will return to the Jerry Orbach Theater at the Theater Center on March 29 for an open-ended run. Opening night is April 5.
Friends! The Musical Parody Tickets
So no one told you life was gonna be this way... until Friends came along. From the creators of Full House! The Musical, Showgirls! The Musical, and Katdashians! The Musical! comes the latest off-Broadway parody and this time, they're taking on everyone's favorite Friends at the Jerry Orbach Theater at the Theater Center. Get Friends! The Musical Parody tickets now.
Friends! The Musical Parody is an unauthorized send-up of the award-winning sitcom Friends. In a departure from some of the creators' other parody musicals, which mash up and recreate the events of actual episodes of their source material, the Friends! musical puts Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebe into a brand-new scenario. While the gang is hanging out at the Central Perk coffee shop, a runaway bride suddenly arrives and gets the friends swept up in her big, chaotic day.
Though the storyline is new, Friends! The Musical Parody still incorporates highlights from the show's 10 seasons, including iconic lines, jokes and references. All the mayhem is set to songs like “The One Where We Make a Million Dollars an Episode,” “How You Doin’?,” “Oh. My. God. It’s Janice!,” “Will They or Won’t They?,” and “495 Grove Street – How Can We Afford This Place?”
The creators of Friends! The Musical Parody are Bob and Tobly McSmith, the duo behind Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical, 90210! The Musical, and The Office: A Musical Parody, which also plays the Theater Center on alternating days with Friends! On the creative team with the McSmiths is Grammy-nominated composer Assaf Gleizner, who composed the music. The trio premiered the show back in 2017, and the most recent run of Friends! The Musical Parody in New York was from July to September 2021, the kickoff of a national tour.
Get tickets to Friends! The Musical Parody off Broadway now.
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Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther are back! Friends! The Musical Parody is the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV's Friends! You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll Unagi! Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of a group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. It's a seemingly typical day at New York's only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride with beautiful hair enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear.