It’s been a long wait for Mean Girls fans to get to this point, but a musical is happening and, according to Tina Fey, it’s coming along nicely too.
The Mean Girls musical is set to premiere in October in Washington DC’s National Theatre before it heads back to New York for its big Broadway debut and, a month into rehearsals, Tina dropped by The Tonight Show to spill the details on the musical’s progress to Jimmy Fallon.
Among all the insight she shared about the making of a Broadway show, the most exciting piece of news Tina dropped is that they’ve secured a cast – and that every single one of them is a triple threat.
“These kids are so talented… It’s like a bunch of baby Timberlakes,” Tina joked. “Everyone can do everything!”
To which the official Mean Girls Broadway account had the best reply, natch.
“It’s so fun,” Tina added. “I’ve been in stuff that’s movie musicals or whatever, and the secret with movie musicals is you can secretly suck and be a star, but to do things on stage these kids are so talented.
“They just sing so loud, and they dance so hard. My brain is broken, the choreographer will just tell them it’s like [this]… and they’re like, got it!”
Tina has been working on the show with her husband, composer Jeff Richmond, and Broadway’s Legally Blonde lyricist Nell Benjamin.
So far, song titles we know of for the musical include the brilliantly-titled ‘She Doesn’t Even Go Here’, ‘You Can’t Sit With Us’, and ‘On Wednesdays We Wear Pink’, and you can hear them all for yourself at DC’s National Theatre when previews begin on October 31.
The original Mean Girls film was also written by Fey and premiered in 2004 with an all-star cast that included Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lizzy Caplan and Amanda Seyfried.
Tickets for the Mean Girls musical are on sale now and it’ll be heading to New York to make its Broadway debut in Spring 2018.
And, if you were wondering: yes, audiences should wear pink.
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