Entertainment Matthew Perry won’t attend ‘Friends’ reunion Matthew Perry will not attend the "Friends" reunion, a press rep said. Here is is seen attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington, D.C. in 2013. Photo Credit: Getty Images By Frank Lovece Special to Newsday January 14, 2016 6:18 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A TV special NBC touted Wednesday as a quasi-“Friends” reunion will not be quite that. Matthew Perry who played Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom, will not join his old castmates for a Feb. 21 special honoring legendary comedy director James Burrows. A spokeswoman for Perry, 46, said Thursday that he “is in London in rehearsals for his play, ‘The End of Longing,’ which begins previews on Feb. 2 at the Playhouse Theatre. NBC executives were aware of this prior to their . . . announcement” at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Pasadena, California. “Matthew may tape something for the tribute. In other words, this is not the reunion people have been hoping for.” By Frank Lovece Special to Newsday Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.