Off-Broadway Theater and North American Tour: FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY (The Jerry Orbach Theater)

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by Gregory Bernard on June 2, 2021

in Theater-New York,Tours

FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY
LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE TOUR WITH A SUMMERTIME RUN IN NYC

PREVIEWS BEGIN JULY 19, 2021
OFF-BROADWAY AT THE JERRY ORBACH THEATER

Rachel, Ross, Chandler, Monica, Joey and Phoebe are coming back to the Big Apple. As friends across America begin to gather again, Friends! The Musical Parody, the hilarious unauthorized sendup of the iconic tv series, will kick off a national tour with a limited engagement Summertime run July 19-Sept. 19, 2021, in New York City. Immediately following NYC, the North American Tour will hit the road on a 52-city tour starting in San Antonio and traveling through Dallas, Morristown, Indianapolis, Charlotte, Atlanta, San Diego, Anaheim, Seattle and more. Ticket info below.

This is the unauthorized comedic musical that lovingly pokes fun at TV’s Friends, celebrating the adventures of your favorite group of 20-somethings as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. It’s a typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride bursts in and kicks the whole gang out of second gear! The musical recreates favorite moments from all 10 seasons of Friends through an uncensored, fast-paced, music-filled romp. The show is recommended for audiences aged 13+.

Songs include:

  • “495 Grove Street – How Can We Afford This Place?”
  • “How You Doin’?” – Joey
  • “We Were On A Break!” – Ross
  • “Oh. My. God. It’s Janice!” – Janice
  • “Will They or Won’t They?” – Ross and Rachel
  • “The Ballad of Fat Monica”
  • “Could I BE Anymore…In Love with You” – Chandler
  • “The One Where We Make a Million Dollars an Episode”
  • “We’ll Always Be There For You”

Authors Bob and Tobly McSmith are best friends who have created over the last 15 years: The Office! An Unauthorized Musical Parody (New York and US Tour); Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical (NYTimes Critics Pick), Katdashians! The Musical, 90210! The Parody Musical! (New York and Chicago); Showgirls! The Musical Parody (New York, San Francisco); Full House! The Musical Parody (Starring Perez Hilton), Love Actually! The Unauthorized Parody Musical (New York, upcoming US tour); and The Office! A Murder Mystery Parody: Who is the Scranton Strangler? They are hard at work on their next musical: Sopranos: On Ice! A Figure Skating Parody.

Friends! The Musical Parody
The Jerry Orbach Theater
The Theater Center, 1627 Broadway
previews July 19; official opening July 27, 2021
ends on September 19, 2021
for tickets (starting at $29), visit Ticketmaster
for tour dates, cities, and more, visit Friends! On Tour,
Facebook and Instagram (@FriendsParodyonTour)

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