Ever since, “Mean Girls,” was first released in 2004, fans of the incredibly successful teen comedy have been begging for a musical version of it to be created… Because let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to see The Plastics’ rendition of, “Jingle Bell Rock,” performed on a big Broadway stage?
Now this is where Tina Fey comes in. The writer and star of the original movie seemed to agree that an all-singing, all-dancing version of, “Mean Girls,” would be so fetch that she went ahead and made one. At the start of last year, the actress told fans that herself, her husband and their friend were, “working on it,” but months have passed and we now have an official opening date.
Following a trial run at Washington D.C.’s National Theatre this autumn, the forthcoming musical will be making its Broadway debut on 8th April at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City, with the previews beginning on 12th March.
Tina Fey confirmed these dates herself with an hilarious announcement video which was uploaded to YouTube a few days ago. Check it out right here:
As well as Tina Fey’s input, the, “Mean Girls,” musical will feature music and lyrics by Jeff Richmond (30 Rock) and Neil Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and it will be directed by Casey Nicholaw (The Book Of Mormon), Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson while Paramount Pictures have agreed to be the producers.
So basically, it has all of the makings to be one of the best Broadway shows ever created.
And as if an official opening date wasn’t exciting enough, most principal cast members have already been revealed! Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park and Kate Rockwell will be putting on their best pink outfits as The Plastics, Erika Henningsen will be playing Cady Heron, Barrett Wilbert Weed will be playing Janis, Grey Henson will be playing Damian, Kyle Selig will be playing Aaron, Cheech Manohar will be playing the nerdy Kevin, Kerry Butler will be playing Ms. Norbury and Rick Younger will be doing his best stressed-out Principal impression as Mr. Duvall.
You can also take a look at the official poster for the musical right here:
Now raise your hand if you feel personally victimized by how amazing this poster looks.
Although we don’t like wishing time away, we definitely need these next few months to fly by so that we can go and see the, “Mean Girls,” musical… But we might want to sit on the second row instead of the first because we don’t particularly want to take a stereo to the face like poor Jason.
And yes, you can sit with us.
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