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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