Tina Fey is about to make everyone’s musical dreams come true, even if they didn’t know they had them.
Since its 2004 release, Mean Girls immediately became a hit garnering so much attention that it established itself as a pop culture reference. Ask anyone and the quotable movie causes positive reactions and excitement. Written by Tina Fey, the comedian and hit writer was constantly asked about a sequel, which happened but had nothing to do with the original cast or crew. But now Fey has confirmed longtime rumors of a potential stage adaptation of the movie.
While on Watch What Happens Live the writer confirmed her intentions to create a stage play for a musical version of the comedy with host Andy Cohen. During a rapid fire question session, Cohen took the chance to ask about a potential musical and Fey sealed the deal. Stating that the script is being written by both herself and composer husband Jeff Richmond, the storyline won’t be exactly the same as the movie but very close to it. Though they have started writing, it is not complete and production is in early stages. The main problem the writers are having is figuring out where to end the acts and where to put in large musical numbers. The songs are leaning more towards the traditional Broadway numbers and not that of a pop music feel other movie musicals had such as, Bring It On: The Musical. Lyricist Nell Benjamin is also working with the pair to bring the story to the stage. The cast however will be completely different than the movie; though the reasons weren’t elaborated on some speculate it is due to age. Since the story is set in high school the actors must be younger than the original cast, which included Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and many more.
No release date is confirmed for the musical, but Fey jokes that it may be in 2027 or after Hamilton is off Broadway. No matter when it happens, the potential success of the play will be immense, and so fetch.