Happy Days are here again

TV mogul Garry Marshall, hoping audiences will have '70s nostalgia for his television series about '50s nostalgia, is prepping a musical based on Happy Days, his long-running sitcom that starred Ron Howard and Henry Winkler. The original series ran for 10 years.

Happy Days followed the exploits of Richie Cunningham, played by Howard, as he went through high school in 1950s suburbia. He was joined in his comedic adventures by his kid sister, Joanie; his best friends, Ralph Malph and Potsie; and the '50s hipster who boarded with the Cunningham family, Arthur Fonzarelli, aka The Fonz. The gang would often do the sock-hop down at Al's Place, the local soda joint.

Marshall also worked on the sitcoms The Odd Couple, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, and the Happy Days spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi. He also directed the popular feature films Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries, among others.

The premiere of the Happy Days musical has been set for February 24, at the Marshall-owned Falcon Theatre in Burbank.

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WHOA...this is weird.
A 'Happy Days' musical? I have no qualms about it...so far. All I want is to see the cast. See who the new Fonzie is. 'Cause, see, no one can ever replace Henry Winkler, the one, true Fonz. Who knows, this show may be good. And if they make a movie out of it, at least let some of the original cast have cameos. (At least Ron Howard or Henry Winkler.) That's all I have to say...we'll see how it goes.
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I wonder if he will show it at the Falcon Theatre.
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why dont thay have amusical where the cast of happy days gets brutally mudered now that would be a 'happy day'.
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Interesting.... Happy Days was/is a great show i really think the stage verstio will flop...woulden't go see it unless i was in the area & got free tickets !!! Hope Fonzie dosen't sing
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Okay. I won't be going to see that.
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this is my happy days post
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This is going to be good. I like this show. Even know it was before my time.
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Happy days is a good show.
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"Marshall also worked on the sitcoms The Odd Couple, The **** Van **** Show, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, and the Happy Days spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi."

Technically, both Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy were also Happy Days spinoffs. So the sentence should look like this:

Marshall also worked on the sitcoms The Odd Couple and The **** Van **** Show, and the Happy Days spinoffs Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, and Joanie Loves Chachi.
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I wonder if the musical will feature Fonzie jumping the shark?
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Sounds horrible but then I thought The Producers was a bad idea and look what happened with that.
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AAAAYEEEE
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