The One With The Musical: Friends heading for Off-Broadway

Duarte Garrido, Entertainment Reporter

Hit US show Friends is the latest to be turn to a musical parody, 13 years after the series came to an end.

Friends! The Musical is the latest production by Off-Broadway composers Bob and Tobly McSmith, and focuses on the lives of the six iconic characters as they "navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan".

"Could we BE more excited about the chance to parody such an important TV show?" Tobly told Entertainment Weekly.

"It only makes sense to set our sights on the hit TV show Friends after creating parody musicals about Saved by the Bell, Full House, and Beverley Hills 90210."

The play will feature original songs with titles referencing key moments in the 10 season-long series, including The Ballad Of Fat Monica and We Were On A Break.

"Oh and there will be a smelly cat, there will be Janice, and there will be Fat Monica," he said.

The two producers want "all the alumni of Friends to come to the show and possibly be in it for a night or two".

Their first call "is to the agent of Marcel the monkey", promises Tobly.

Other plays directed by the McSmiths include Saved By The Bell, Full House and Katdashians! The Musical.

In some of their past productions, the composers have convinced former cast members to guest star for a show or two.

Rumours of reboots and reunions have been around since the show ended its 10-year run in 2004.

The Off-Broadway musical will open later this year in The Triad theatre in New York.

:: Full list of original songs for Friends! The Musical:

The Only Coffee Shop in New York City

45 Grove Street - How Can We Afford This Place?

How you Doing, Ladies?

Hey Ugly Naked Guy Who Lives Across the Street!

We Were On A Break!

I'm Gonna Hump U

Oh. My. God. It's Janice!

Will They or Wont They

The Ballad Of Fat Monica

Could I BE Anymore…..In Love With Monica

The One Where We Make a Million Dollars An Episode

We'll Always Be There For You

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