I only get to say this every couple months, so while it’s cliché, please allow me my fun:
THAT’S SO FETCH.
The long-awaited Mean Girls musical will finally air this October!
The 2004 hit comedy famously starred Lindsey Lohan and Rachel McAdams as students dealing with absurd levels of high school drama. There was lots of pink, lots of putdowns, and enough one-liners to fill a back-of-the-toilet book. Which, if that’s not a thing already, it totally should be.
The original film was written by Tina Fey, who’s now responsible for bringing it all to life on stage. Helping her with the musical aspects are Nell Benjamin from Legally Blonde, and her husband Jeff Richmond.
The project’s only just coming alive thanks to a pregnancy. Fey also co-created The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and when star Ellie Kemper got preggers last year, she suddenly had an entire summer to work on Mean Girls: The Musical.
Helping spearhead the project is long-running SNL chief Lorne Michaels, veteran Broadway producer Stuart Thompson. It will all be directed by Tony-award winning Casey Nicholaw, who was charged with the adored The Book of Mormon show.
The show will initially run in D.C., and no cast announcements have yet been made, but given its power-packed back of house it’ll be no surprise if the show soon finds its way to Broadway. Which would be so Fetch.
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