Lovable doctors J.D.,Turk, Elliot and the rest of the Scrubs gang could be heading to Broadway, according to show creator Bill Lawrence’s Twitter account. Lawrence revealed a musical version of the hit medical sitcom is currently in development, after nixing rumors about a possible Scrubs movie.
“Not sure about Scrubs movie—we told a lot of stories,” Lawrence answered in response to a fan’s question about the chances of a big screen adaptation. “Scrubs musical in development.” Although fans initially assumed Lawrence was kidding, the creator later responded “Not a joke. Broadway—going for it.”
Scrubs, which aired on NBC (and later ABC) from 2001 to 2010, starred Zach Braff as J.D., an upbeat young doctor working at Sacred Heart Hospital. The cast also included upcoming Glengarry Glen Ross star John C. McGinley and LAByrinth Theatre Company co-founder Judy Reyes. During the sitcom’s sixth season, Scrubs aired a musical episode. The song-filled episode featured tunes from Avenue Q scribes Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, and also featured a guest spot from the Tony-winning show's star Stephanie D'Abruzzo.
No word on whether the new musical adaptation would include songs from the Scrubs musical episode, or if a new score is in the works. And recruiting Braff for the project might not be a difficult task should Lawrence pursue the show's original cast. After the series ended, Braff has focused his career on theater as he starred in off-Broadway's Trust and penned the comedy All New People.
See Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke and more belting out “Guy Love” and “Friends Forever” from the 2007 Scrubs musical episode below!