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The musical is not affiliated with the show

Creator said he hopes stars will participate

CNN  — 

They’ll be there for you – on stage.

Well, not the actual cast of “Friends,” but a parody of the hit TV series will debut off-Broadway in the fall.

The production is not affiliated with the wildly popular NBC show but is rooted in appreciation for it. “Friends” ran 10 seasons before its 2004 finale.