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‘Cheers’ Comes to the Stage

Live Show Premieres in Boston on September 9

That place where everybody knew your name, NBC sitcom “Cheers,” is morphing into “Cheers Live on Stage,” a show based on some of the most memorable moments of the celebrated TV show’s first season. This stage version will feature the first season characters (excluding Woody, Frasier and Rebecca Howe, who were not in the original season), with new and returning material and a chance for members of the audience to be part of the production. Erik Forrest Jackson, the writer who adapted the show for the theater, binge-watched all 22 episodes of the first season nine times and pored over the original scripts before he started writing.

Casting has yet to be announced for the two-act comedy “Cheers Live on Stage.” After premiering at the Shubert in Boston from September 9 to 18, the show will go to the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago through October before embarking on a national tour. According to Playbill, the show is contracted through May 14, 2017.

“Cheers” ran for 11 seasons from 1982 until 1993, winning 28 Emmys and six Golden Globes. For more information on the stage show, click here

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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