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- Posted on Aug 7th 2009 11:22PM by Nadine Cheung
According to 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' writer and star Rob McElhenney (Mac), fans of the Season Four finale will be treated to an onstage production of the full script from the 'Nightman Cometh' episode, but, as he tells Spinner, "Since this will be live, the big difference is: the audience is drunk and there are no second takes."
Last year, a musician friend of McElhenney's asked if the cast would be interested in performing a few songs from the episode live at the Troubadour, but word spread that the actors would be performing the entire show, selling out the historic L.A. venue immediately.
"At that point, we had no choice but to put on the whole stage performance and had an amazing time," he explains. "About a week later, Live Nation called and told us they thought we should take this on the road. Needless to say, we jumped at the chance and are set to kick things off next month."
McElhenney's on-air castmates Charlie Day (Charlie), Glenn Howerton (Dennis), Kaitlin Olson (Sweet Dee) and Danny DeVito (Frank) will all be on hand for the limited engagements, which also feature appearances by Mary Elizabeth Ellis (the Waitress) and Artemis Pebdani (Artemis). As for the future of the stage adaptation, McElhenney "absolutely" expects to book more dates and venues.
"We love the idea of taking this directly to our fans," he says. "The atmosphere is incredible and we really feed off the live audience. I love the fact that every show is different and has the potential for something to go wrong."
Tickets for the 'The Nightman Cometh' are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. The fifth season of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' begins on September 17 on FX.