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‘Scrubs’ the musical? It could be coming to a theater near you

‘Scrubs’ the musical? It could be coming to a theater near you

'SCRUBS:' "Scrubs" cast members (L-R) Neil Flynn, John C. McGinley and Zach Brach, executive producer Bill Lawrence, and cast member Sarah Chalke participate in a panel discussion during the Television Critics Association ABC summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., Wednesday, July 16, 2008. Photo: Associated Press/Chris Pizzello

“Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence is in the early stages of developing a musical based on his hit medical sitcom.

The comedy starring, Zach Braff and Donald Faison, ran for nearly a decade between 2001 and 2010, and Lawrence has confirmed he is in the process of bringing the hospital show back in the form of a stage musical.

He tells Entertainment Weekly, “One of the things we really cared about on the show was that we always incorporated not only pop music, but a lot of singing and songwriting, ranging from an a cappella group to a full-blown musical episode.”

Lawrence is planning to incorporate modern songs, following the same route as other musicals which have been inspired by movies or books.

He adds, “If I did ‘Scrubs,’ I would do it as the ‘Legally Blonde’ or ‘Wicked’ model. It’s all the same characters… We’re combining two of our best stories with what we’re allowed to cull and choose from our best comedic moments and fantasies from nine years of the show.”

Braff isn’t expected to star in the stage adaptation.

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