CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s the place where everyone knows your name.
Sam, Diane, Carla, Cliff, Norm and Coach are back. Twenty-three years after the final episode of Cheers aired, the characters are back live on stage.
“At first the audience might be nervous but when we come out, they’re seeing their friends are back,” said Paul Vogt, who plays Norm, iconically played by actor George Wendt.
“I’m friends with George and when I told him I’d be playing this part we went to lunch before I started rehearsals and he said you’re playing a guy who likes beer and it’s your home. It’s that simple. Have fun with it,” he said. “We aren’t doing impressions but that’s why it makes it better. We bring your own mix to it.”