Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls” is finally coming to Broadway. The musical version of the beloved high school comedy begins a run at the August Wilson theater in April.
Fey, who wrote the script for and co-starred in the 2004 film, has co-written the stage production along with her husband and frequent collaborator Jeff Richmond, who composed the music, and Neil Benjamin, who handled the lyrics. Lorne Michaels, Fey’s longtime “Saturday Night Live” boss, will produce.
Fey broke the big “Mean Girls” news on Wednesday in a short video (above) which also revealed tickets go on sale Oct. 3 and Broadway previews for the production begin March 12. A pre-Broadway run is set to start on Oct. 31 in Washington, D.C.
The story, for those who don't remember, follows Cady (portrayed in the film by Lindsey Lohan), a teenage girl who has trouble navigating the social landscape of her new surroundings after enrolling in a cliquey high school dominated by a the titular "mean girls." Fey's Broadway script is said to follow the general plot of the film, though some of the references have apparently been updated.
When Fey joined the Stern Show in 2016, the actress and comedian spoke to Howard about her involvement in the “Mean Girls” Broadway musical. Listen to their conversation (below).
For more information on the “Mean Girls” musical, including casting details, click here.