‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ On Tour
Before booking the fall tour the cast performed some of the songs from the episode, dubbed “The Nightman Cometh,” at Los Angeles’ Troubadour club.
Actor Rob McElhenney said the show “sold out two nights in a matter of minutes and it went over really, really well, and Live Nation heard about it and approached us and said, `Hey, would you guys like to go on tour with this?'”
If you’re not familiar with “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and the Nightman, here’s what you need to know:
The Nightman is the Dayman’s mortal enemy (The dark, bad guy night vs. the bright, sunny hero day … get it?). Entertaiment Weekly explains that the anti-hero Nightman was brought to life in song when Charlie (Charlie Day) and Dennis (Glenn Howerton) formed a rock band.
“In the fourth season of ‘Sunny,’ Charlie wrote a full-blown stage musical — called ‘The Nightman Cometh’ — about the mental and physical abuse that lead to the creation of the Nightman.”
Wow. Sounds pretty intense.
“The Nightman Cometh” is hitting the road Sept. 15 in Boston, Sept. 16 in New York, Sept. 17 in Philadelphia, Sept. 22 in Seattle, Sept. 24 in San Francisco and Sept. 25 in Los Angeles.
DeVito said he and the cast are looking forward to the tour because they had “totally, totally so much fun” doing “Nightman” in Los Angeles “with the fans and everybody that was there.”
The actor/director/producer, who last hit the stage playing Martini in the early ‘70s off-Broadway revival of “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,” added that, “It’s been really great to get back there and have that feedback from the audience.”
Click here for the AP article.
Click here for the Entertainment Weekly article.