THE GANG FROM FX’S ‘IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA’ TAKETH TO THE ROAD WITH A LIVE ROCK OPERA

As the highly anticipated 5th season of FX’s original comedy series It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia approaches, fans of the hit will have their chance to see the gang up close and in person as they take “The Nightman Cometh” on a multi-city tour. The musical performance was written by Rob McElhenney (Mac), Charlie Day (Charlie) and Glenn Howerton (Dennis) who all star along with Kaitlin Olson (Sweet Dee), and Danny DeVito (Frank) with special appearances by Mary Elizabeth Ellis (The Waitress) and Artemis Pebdani (Artemis).

“The Nightman Cometh” is a live stage adaptation of a fan favorite episode from season four in which Charlie writes a rock opera to woo his longtime obsession, The Waitress. The stage show originally premiered at the Troubadour in Los Angeles last spring and, based on the success and fan buzz generated by the musical, producers decided to bring the live show to six major US cities including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles (a full list of cities and dates is included below).

Tickets go on sale August 7, 2009 and are available at Ticketmaster and Live Nation locations and online at ticketmaster.com and livenation.com. Tickets subject to applicable service charges and event time and date are subject to change.

Date City Venue

Sept 15 Boston, MA House of Blues

Sept 16 New York, NY Beacon Theatre

Sept 17 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre

Sept 22 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre

Sept 24 San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center

Sept 25 Los Angeles, CA The Hollywood Palladium

“The Nightman Cometh” was written by Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton and is directed by Matt Shakman. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is executive produced by, Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton Michael Rotenberg and Nick Frenkel.

“The Nightman Cometh” live tour will provide an excellent promotional platform for the fifth season launch of the critically acclaimed comedy, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which debuts Thursday, September 17th at 10:00 PM on FX. The series is produced by FX Productions.

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