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'Family Ties' being adapted for stage play?!?

Alex P. Keaton … thespian Republican? According to, the '80s sitcom Family Ties is being adapted into a stage play with performances scheduled to begin next June.

Lest you think this is merely some weird fluke, the play is being backed by Araca Group, one of the companies behind some little-known musical called Wicked. And Daniel Goldstein (Godspell, Unknown Soldier) will write it.

According the Theatermania, the play will draw from the storylines of all seven seasons of Family Ties, which aired on NBC from 1982 to 1989 and turned Michael J. Fox into one of the biggest icons of the decade. (Fox would win three Emmys for portraying Alex P. Keaton).

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