Is a "Friends" reunion in the works? The beloved television show is returning in a new and exciting way -- although it's likely not the way that fans had hoped for. According to Us Weekly, a "Friends" musical is currently in the works. That's right, Rachel, Monica, Ross, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebe will all be back in the new stage production. Of course, the original stars, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, and Lisa Kudrow won't be reprising their former roles, but fans could see the stars head to the stage to watch the play about their former on-screen alter egos.

A 'Friends' musical is actually happening

The "Friends" musical is set to open on the stage in the fall of 2017 and was written by composers Bob and Tobly McSmith, the same dynamic duo who also wrote the stage versions of a "90210," "Kardashian," and "Full House." However, "Friends" could prove to be their biggest hit to date. the show will feature a ton of songs related to the content with titles such as, "The Only Coffee Shop in New York City," "How You Doing, Ladies?," "The Ballad of Fat Monica," and "We'll Always Be There For You."

Will the original stars turn up to see the show?

As many fans of these parody musicals know, some former cast members have made special guest appearances from time to time.

However, it has yet to be confirmed if any of the original "Friends" TV stars such as Jennifer Aniston or Courteney Cox will make a special appearance for the musical when it opens later this year. However, it has been revealed that tickets for the event will be available for purchase in June, and fans who are dying to see the stage production are urged to buy their tickets quickly before the show is sold out.

Why there will never be a 'Friends' TV reunion

While the "Friends" musical isn't the reunion that die-hard fans have been hoping for since the television series ended back in May of 2004, it may be the closest thing that fans will ever get. The original cast members have stated many times that a TV reunion just isn't in the cards, and that it will never happen.

Sadly, in an age where beloved television shows such as "Will and Grace," "Gilmore Girls," "Full House," "Prison Break," and "Twin Peaks" are being revived much to the joy of fans, it looks like "Friends" will always be exactly what it is/was, and viewers will never get to find out exactly what happened to Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey after they walked out of that apartment for the final time.