They'll Still Be There for You! FRIENDS: THE MUSICAL PARODY Pivots its Way Off-Broadway Through Summer
You've got a friend! Seven actually, as Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Gunther will be there for you through the summer! FRIENDS! The Musical Parody, the unauthorized parody of the hit TV show by the creators of Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical and 90210! The Musical, produced by Lynn Shore Entertainment, Theater Mogul and McSmith Family Entertainment announced today that the box office has taken in over one million dollars in tickets sales and that a new block of tickets is now on sale. Performances began on October 13, 2017 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) and the show officially opened on November 2, 2017. Originally announced as a limited engagement through December 31, 2017, it was extended through March 31, 2018. Tickets are now on sale through September 2, 2018.
"Without a doubt this has been our most successful parody musical," says creators Tobly and Bob McSmith. "We were thinking of renaming it "The One Where We Made One Million Dollars," and based on the infamous pay-per-episode of the original TV cast, we can finally afford to have David Schwimmer in our show for 22 minutes! Call us David!"
"It's always nice to produce a show that is full of laughs, great music, amazing acting and singing, and full of wonderful people," stated producer Lynn Shore. "But, it's especially nice when it's successful. Cheers to our entire team and here's to many more shows!"
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. Get ready to PIVOT to St Luke's Theatre!
Created by Bob and Tobly McSmith, the duo that created five critically acclaimed musical parodies including?Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical?(NY Times Critics' Pick),?90210! The Musical,?Full House! The Musical?starring Perez Hilton,?Showgirls! The Musical, and?Katdashians! The Musical!
Directed by Paul Stancato (Jekyll & Hyde, The Lion King), with music by Assaf Gleizner (90210! The Musical), the 6-member cast 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. Kaitlin Nelson and Chris Collins-Pisano are the female and male understudies.
The current performance schedule for FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is: Wednesday at 8:00pm, Thursday at 7:00pm, Friday at 10:00pm, Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm. Please visit www.friendsmusicalparody.com for updates.
Tickets are $44.00 - $74.00 (Premium seating at $104.00) and are available through Telecharge.com/ (212) 239-6200. Tickets may also be purchased at the St. Luke's Theatre box office (308 West 46th Street): Monday 2pm-6pm, Tuesday 2:30pm-6pm, Wednesday 2pm-6pm, Thursday 2:30pm-6pm, Friday 2pm-6pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday12noon - 7:30pm. Please Note: Parental Advisory (Adult situations and explicit language). Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
For more information, please visit www.friendsmusicalparody.com.
Photo Credit: Russ Rowland