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'80s Sitcom Family Ties to Receive Play Adaptation

The Keaton clan will head to the stage.

The cast of Family Ties, soon to be adapted into a stage play by Daniel Goldstein.
The cast of television's Family Ties, soon to be adapted into a stage play by Daniel Goldstein.

NBC's popular '80s sitcom Family Ties, which famously starred Michael J. Fox as teenage Republican Alex P. Keaton, is being adapted into a stage play to be developed by the Araca Group, one of the companies behind Broadway's smash-hit Wicked.

Playwright and director Daniel Goldstein, who helmed the 2011 revival of Godspell and wrote the book for the musical Unknown Soldier, will pen the new play, planning to debut in June 2017 at the Human Race Theater in Dayton, Ohio (the state where the series was set). Following the premiere, the play will be published and made available for licensing by producing organizations around the world. Performances are set to run from June 1-25, 2017.

The story will draw from all seven seasons of Family Ties, which ran from 1982 to '89. The series centers around the Keaton family, including Alex (Fox), his sisters Mallory (Justine Bateman) and Jennifer (Tina Yothers), his brother Andrew (Brian Bonsall), and their ex-hippie parents Steven and Elyse (Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter).

Casting for the play's premiere will be announced at a later date.

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