For all you aspiring Plastics, book your tickets to Washington, DC. The Mean Girls Musical will premiere on October 3 at the National Theatre in the nation’s capital.
Tina Fey returns to headline the creative team. She adapted the film alongside her composer husband Jeff Richmond. Lyricist Nell Benjamin, who worked on the stage adaptation of Legally Blonde, also contributes. The Book of Mormon’s Casey Nicholaw is set to direct.
It’ll be interesting to see if Fey updated anything from the film. She previously discussed how closely she wanted to stay with the original script. “The thing about social media is that it doesn’t dramatize well, but it’s been an ongoing question,” she said during the Tribeca Film Festival. “Do you take out things that are now outdated? Like three-way calling is not a thing.”
No casting has yet been announced. Perhaps Lindsay Lohan might want to give Tina a call. Lohan recently revealed she’s been pushing for a sequel. “I have been trying so hard to do a Mean Girls 2. It is not in my hands,” Lindsay said. “I know that Tina Fey, and Lorne Michaels and all of Paramount are very busy. But I will keep forcing it and pushing it on them until we do it.”
Excited to see a Mean Girls musical? Given the talent involved behind the scenes, it’s a strong likelihood that production will move to Broadway should it get favorable reviews.