Tina Fey Reveals The Mean Girls Musical Is Hitting Broadway Sooner Than We Expected
The Plastics are bringing their burn book, co-ordinated pink outfits and non-stop drama to the stage and we can’t wait.
When the idea of Mean Girls the musical first came to light, the whole thing seemed too good to be true.
But Tina Fey is finally speaking out to confirm that the film is transforming into a Broadway show.
Even better, it’s happening sooner than we thought.
According to Playbill, previews for the highly-anticipated musical will take place in Washington D.C. this year.
They will begin in October and run right through to December 3.
All being well, Regina George and her sidekicks will take to the Broadway stage in March 2018.
The award-winning actress stopped by The Tonight Show yesterday to give us all the latest updates.
Talking to chat show host Jimmy Fallon, the Saturday Night Live star revealed,
“I mean, I’ll probably come back here like five more times before we actually come to Broadway, but it’s a real thing now.”
And it seems you can even book your tickets right now for the preview show.
“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. We’re going to D.C. We’re at the National Theatre. You can buy tickets now. Previews start on Halloween.”
“It’s so cool. It’s so fun because—you can sing—but I’ve been in stuff that’s like movie musicals, whatever, a little bit. The secret with movie musicals is you can secretly suck and be a star. But to do things on stage?”
And Tina is clearly passionate about what a great cast they have, saying,
“Like, these kids are so talented. We have the cast now. We’ve been rehearsing for about a month. There’s a bunch of baby Timberlakes. Everyone can do everything! They just sing so loud and they dance so hard.”
Tina is the mastermind behind the play’s script, and let’s face it is there anyone better than Ms Norbury to take on the task?
She’s also got her hubby – Jeff Richmond – on board too, as he is the composer for the impending hit.
And the talent doesn’t stop there; Legally Blonde The Musical‘s Nell Benjamin is writing the lyrics, while Tony Award winner Casey Nicholas is the director.
Proving her humorous side, Fey – who produces Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – joked,
“The theater is like three blocks from the White House, so you can make a little trip of it. Or if you work there and you get fired, come down and see the show. Twenty percent off if you got fired that day.”