Bill Lawrence Confirms Scrubs Is Heading To Broadway

Photo Courtesy of NBC
Photo Courtesy of NBC

From the show that has brought us musical gems including ‘Guy Love’, ‘Everything Comes Down To Poo’ and ‘For The Last Time, I’m Dominican’ comes… a Broadway musical?

You read that right! Four years after we said goodbye to J.D and the gang at Sacred Heart, Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence has confirmed that rather than bring the show to Hollywood, he has set his sights on Broadway.

Music has always played a special part in the medical sitcom, Lawrence told Entertainment Weekly, “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. We always had a big love for it”. This makes the show seem more suited to a musical than a movie, and Lawrence expanded, “We filmed so many episodes that I feel like it had played its full course…You could argue Veronica Mars got cut short in its lifespan, but for us, I never really saw any life moving past nine years. It’s not really the type of show for a movie.”

Scrubs could be appearing on the Great White Way, however, as soon as 2017, with Zach Braff already slated to be involved creatively. Nevertheless, when asked about the rest of the original cast Lawrence said, “The only people I could see reprising their roles are Ted’s a cappella band. The reason that we put them on Scrubs in the first place, besides the fact that they’re funny, is that they are all musical theater guys”

In addition to this, when it comes to a possible plotline, Lawrence explained, “The outline is kind of a mishmash of the pilot episode mushed together with the episode where Mrs Landingham from The West Wing dies. 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.”

If the Scrubs musical episode of season six is anything to go by, this show could be something very special! Check out the original performance of ‘Welcome To Sacred Heart’ below.