Even after 13 years, Mean Girls still remains a popular movie to quote and enjoy, with new memes from the movie popping up all the time. Recently the movie even received the Funko Pop treatment and characters from the film were turned into the small vinyl dolls for fans to collect. Now, the Broadway musical based on the film is also moving forward, according to Tina Fey.
According to E! News, on May 10, Tina Fey stopped by the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and officially confirmed that the musical version of Mean Girls was actually coming along nicely. Joking with the late night host she said that she would probably end up back on his couch at least five more times before the musical ever hit Broadway, but that does not mean it is not moving right along. However, she made it quite clear that the musical is a in fact a “real thing now.”
Talking about the Mean Girls production, Tina Fey explained that, “When it’s a new show, you practice it here and then you go out of town—either to Chicago or La Jolla or wherever,” but in the case of their show they will be doing it in Washington D.C. at the National Theatre. She shared the news that people can already begin purchasing tickets to the performances which will run between October 31 and December 3.
Tina Fey also gushed about the cast of the musical, sharing that they were all extremely talented. She said that now that they have their cast, they have spent the last month practicing. She raved that “everyone can do everything” and there are a bunch of “baby Timberlakes” as part of the Mean Girls musical. Basically everyone in the cast is singing as loud as they can and dancing just as hard.
Besides talking about the cast, Tina Fey also shared that her husband, Jeff Richmond, is the man writing all the music, while Nell Benjamin is writing the lyrics for the songs. Fey, who wrote the original movie, is also writing the book. Casey Nicholaw is the director and choreographer, while the producers are Stuart Thompson and Lorne Michaels. With so many people involved in the musical production, it makes sense that Tina Fey shared that her “brain is broken.” Fans of the hit movie who are looking to experience Mean Girls in a whole new way can catch the preview when it is in D.C., or they can wait for it to arrive on Broadway in 2018.
By Dorothea James
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