Hamilton is the biggest Broadway phenomenon since ever. Personally, I think you’re a looney tune if you wait in grocery-store-before-a-snowstorm type lines just for a chance to drop several hundred dollars on tickets for a musical, no matter how dope Hamilton is supposed to be. But kudos to Lin-Manuel Miranda, dude came up with a pure heat concept and now he’s got millions and millions of bingo dingos in the bank. He’s just rolling in it.
But I honestly hope he’s been fiscally responsible with his cash, maybe set up an IRA, did some investing in some strong indexes (am I using these buzzwords correctly?) because there’s a new show coming to NYC that – if I were a gambling man, which I am – I’d bet dethrones Hamilton. It’s Friends! The Musical!, and it sounds awesome.
Per The Independent:
Since Friends finished almost 13 years ago, fans of the series have been pining for more stories concerning Rachel, Monica, Joey, Chandler, Phoebe, and Ross.
Fear not, New Yorkers, as a musical based on the TV show is moving from Chicago to the Big Apple later this year. While the project is officially linked to the series, there’s been a huge amount of media interest since the move to New York was announced thanks to the acclaimed writers behind it.
Bob and Tobly McSmith — who have previously written off-broadway hits 90210! The Musical!, Kardashian: The Musical!, Full House! The Musical!, and Bayside! The Musical! — have penned the production, titled Friends! The Musical!.
Songs that will feature include ‘The One Where We Make A Million Dollars An Episode’, ‘The Only Coffee Shop in New York’, ‘Oh. My God. It’s Janice!’, and, of course ‘We’ll Always Be There For You.’
How is this thing only going to be off-Broadway? That’s utterly bamboozling. I mean, this idea is gold Jerry gold. It’s destined for greatness. Do these people even know how much money New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s (I believe we call them ‘millennials’) will shell out to see a Friends musical? We spend crazy amounts of time watching re-runs on Netflix, you’re telling me we wouldn’t sell out the New Amsterdam Theatre for three consecutive years?
Meanwhile, how many Tony Awards is this thing going to win? 100? 200? They ran out of Emmy’s to give the show; again, I don’t condone gambling but as a degenerate gambler myself, I’d say this show is destined to sweep the Tony’s.
In the end, it appears that it won’t be Aaron Burr responsible for Hamilton‘s undoing, but rather Chandler, Ross, Joey, Rachel, Monica, and Phoebe. .
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