Friends! The Musical Parody Announces Its Final Performance

Bob and Tobly McSmith’s musical will end its run at St. Luke’s Theatre later this month.

Friends! The Musical Parody will soon be ending its run at St. Luke's Theatre.
Friends! The Musical Parody will end its run at St. Luke's Theatre.
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Friends! The Musical Parody has announced that it will play its final performance at St. Luke's Theatre on July 22. When the run ends, it will have played 17 previews and 213 regular performances since October 13, 2017. As previously announced, the show will be going on a national tour beginning in October.

Friends! is the latest unauthorized parody of a hit TV show from Bob and Tobly McSmith, the creators of Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical, 90210! The Musical, and other such spoofs.

Directed by Paul Stancato, with music by Assaf Gleizner, the show features Seth Blum (90210! The Musical) as Chandler, Lisa Graye (Balloon Boy: The Musical) as Monica, Katie Johantgen (Lucky Stiff) as Phoebe, Patricia Sabulis (Ambition: The American Female Serial Killer Musical) as Rachel, Alan Trinca (Full House! The Musical) as Joey, and Landon Zwick (90210! The Musical) as Ross.

This spoof of the popular NBC sitcom Friends is described as follows: "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."