Already closed | 2h 10m | Midtown W

Friends! The Musical Parody

From 101 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Quirky

About the show

From the creators of '90210! The Musical!,' 'Katdashian: The Musical!,' and 'Full House! The Musical!,' comes this new unauthorized musical parody of the beloved sitcom about the antics of six young New Yorkers. More…

See Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebe like you've never seen them before-- bursting into song, as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan. Original songs include 'The Only Coffee Shop in New York City,' 'We were on a Break!,' and 'The One Where We Make a Million Dollars An Episode.'

2h 10m | Already closed | St Luke's Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (101)


Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Quirky
Avg Score

Disappointing, Slow, Cliched, Wasted potential, Overrated

See it if You really like Friends and want to see a retelling of it with less funny jokes and bad songs added. You don’t need parodies to be clever.

Don't see it if You really like Friends and don’t need to see a bad parody of it with so-so acting and wasted potential.

Also This could have been so funny, but instead the creative team to just b... Read more Read less

Hilarious, Raunchy, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You’re a fan of the TV show Friends. Clever songs about the show performed by a talented cast. Rachel was my favorite!

Don't see it if You’ve not a fan of the show

Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Must see, Hilarious

See it if you love the television series. It's hilarious and fun. Even Janice makes an appearance. Two hours of fun.

Don't see it if you didn't like the TV series.

Cliched, Entertaining, Niche, Fluffy, Hilarious

See it if you love the OG TV show, you enjoy satirical writing, you hate Ross (who doesn't)

Don't see it if you have no clue what 'Friends' is about, you want something serious, you hate campy musicals, you love Ross

Funny, Quirky

See it if True to its source with clever and flavorful songs from a talented cast. As many already noted, Rachel (Patricia) is spot-on and impressive.

Don't see it if Awkward seating with subpar theater conditions. Will be utterly confused if you are new to FRIENDS. Feels more like a recap of 10 seasons.

Also References to the TV series is light enough for a casual viewer to und... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy

See it if You are a fan of Friends but can admit that there are quite a few flaws here and there.

Don't see it if You haven't seen Friends and aren't willing to see an Off-Broadway show with an Off-Broadway budget.

Quirky, Great acting, Hilarious, Raunchy, Clever

See it if You miss the '90s and know every episode of Friends by heart. You love irreverent humor and bawdy jokes.

Don't see it if You're easily offended or prudish. Maybe don't bring your grandma.

Also The cast is really fabulous. I was super impressed by their singing an... Read more Read less

Clever, Ambitious, Cliched, Cute, Respectful

See it if You LOVED Friends and LOVE parody. It's good work. Good writing, acting, staging

Don't see it if You want a rich evening of musical theater. I'd have had a more satisfying time watching a few old episodes.

Fluffy, Silly, Entertaining

See it if you're a Friends fan who appreciates poking fun at the show and its cast, and will pick up the many show references.

Don't see it if you're not terribly familiar with Friends or if you don't like parodies.

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you've seen every tv episode of Friends and would like to see a loving send-up of the series with references to everything you remember.

Don't see it if Don't like farce, not a fan of Friends, or if you've never seen Friends.

Also The talented cast gives their all and has a ton of fun with the materi... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Good impressions, Well acted, Unoriginal

See it if You like Friends & the particular quirks of the characters. Jokes very closely tied to the source material. Songs fun & inventive.

Don't see it if You get tired of impressions or don’t know the characters or show well.

Funny, Quirky, Fluffy, Entertaining, Silly

See it if You loved the tv show, like musicals, like silly, funny shows. Enjoy a good parody

Don't see it if You don't like the tv show or musicals. If you're not familiar with the show you might not find it entertaining or funny.

Also The show is pretty much a 2 hour summarized version of the whole tv se... Read more Read less

Clever, Funny, Indulgent

See it if you loved friends and will understand the inside jokes and characters

Don't see it if you've never watched friends.

Disappointing, Cliched, Good singing

See it if you have familiarity with the show and the quirks of the characters

Don't see it if you need a traditional theater experience. The crowd is expected to be rowdy and drunk, so the overall atmosphere takes on that dynamic.

Also The actors are definitely having fun up there, and they chew the hell ... Read more Read less

Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing, Great singing

See it if you enjoy Friends show

Don't see it if you were never a fan of the show to understand it

Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you are familiar with Shakespeare and want to laugh as well as drink

Don't see it if you prefer a musical or a serious drama

Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if You have a lot of nostalgia surrounding Friends, as it's imperative to have a good knowledge of the original in order to enjoy a parody.

Don't see it if You don't care that much about Friends, or haven't watched many episodes (because you'll miss jokes and it will just seem stupid).

Also My partner and I really enjoyed this show--a great date night show bec... Read more Read less

Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if You are a fan of Friends, the TV show

Don't see it if You rarely watched the show and may be offended by off color humor

Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You are truly familiar with the tv series "Friends" and want to see a hilarious and delightful parody.

Don't see it if If you are not very familiar with the show because there is so much wit and humor that will pass over your head.

Great acting, Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if Your job's a joke, you're broke, your love life's doa..... if you know where Central. Perk is.... and if you love FRIENDS.

Don't see it if You do not know who Ross, Rachel, Joey, Phoebe, Monica and Chandler are.

Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You like musicals and are fans of the TV series.

Don't see it if You don't like fun musicals.

Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Quirky

See it if You know every episode of Friends

Don't see it if You don’t want to laugh and understand weird friends references

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if you are very familiar with the series episodes as it very specifically draws from them

Don't see it if you' re looking for sophisticated staging &book; it's really a parody of the series and only makes sense if you really know the show

Clever, Funny

See it if You hang out at Central Perk.

Don't see it if You preferred "Seinfeld."

Also The original show was absurd enough that it's difficult to parody, but... Read more Read less

Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You loved the series Friends and want to re-experience some of the jokes and scenes.

Don't see it if You did not love Friends or like parodies of it - a retelling of the seasons. Some jokes fell flat.

November 2nd, 2017
"It's nothing the sitcom didn't send up itself. The biggest laughs are often for the lines cribbed directly from the show. A roast loses its teeth when the subject beats you to the punch line. None of this is the fault of the performers, who are giving their all to have fun with the material and ...
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November 4th, 2017
“The well-written book hits the series' main plot points...The singing is uneven, but the uniformly strong acting makes up for these vocal deficiencies. And while the show occasionally veers into slapstick, the parody remains at a mostly even pitch...The final number gets at the rare and magical ...
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November 2nd, 2017
"Absolutely delivers on the promise of sending up the show...The musical happily and hysterically depicts moments from the friends’ adventures...They find the underside and ridiculousness of the sitcom plots and the cast gleefully captures the spirit, vocal and physical tics...They fare best with...
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November 2nd, 2017
"Quick witted, good hearted, a tiny bit raunchy, and filled with laughs...The art of this piece is that it’s fun loving, not mean spirited, with well-crafted harmonies and surprisingly satisfying performances all around...Trust me, folks, it’s a really fun night. The writers managed to get the en...
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