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Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by CapnHook 2013-01-27 19:31:36


Tina Fey was just interviewed on E!'s SAG AWARDS Red Carpet, and Fey mentioned that she is "close" to having a deal with Paramount for a MEAN GIRLS musical. From her enthusiasm, it seemed that these talks were recent.

MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL has sooo much potential. And not to be a 'Negative Nancy,' but so did SAVED. If Fey is on the creative team, however, MEAN GIRLS as a musical should not disappoint.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by Visceral_Fella 2013-01-27 19:33:38


This would complete my life. Yes. So much yes!

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by aasjb4ever 2013-01-27 19:34:09


I just hope no poor young actress breaks her vagina during the pre-Broadway tour.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by EgermanArmfelt 2013-01-27 19:40:34


I know it would never happen but I'd die to see Kristin Chenoweth as Regina George's Mother.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by CapnHook 2013-01-27 19:43:20


Why wouldn't that happen? Originating a role in a new musical? Write her a scene-stealing musical number and she could get a Tony nod. Plus, the chance to work with Fey should be a bonus for anyone asked to be a part of the show.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by ucjrdude902 2013-01-27 19:43:58


Her husband is apparently doing the music.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by JohnyBroadway 2013-01-27 19:44:28


Who's gonna score this puppy? Shaiman/Whitman? Pasek and Paul? Fey should direct and write the book.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by backwoodsbarbie 2013-01-27 19:54:47


Annaleigh Ashford as Karen
Leigh Ann Larkin as Regina
Cassie Levy as Cady
Jennifer Damiano as Gretchen
Krysta Rodriguez as Janis
Josh Lamon as Damien

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by BroomstickBoy 2013-01-27 19:55:48


No harnesses, please.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by EgermanArmfelt 2013-01-27 19:57:12


Backwoodsbarbie that is near perfect casting.
Ceelia Keenan Bolger as Cady Heron.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by CapnHook 2013-01-27 20:02:55


Cast Anna Kendrick, please!

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by nasty_khakis 2013-01-27 20:06:04


Jeff Richmond, Fey's husband and the dude who writes all the music on 30 Rock, will score it.

She's been "working on it" for years. Now that her show is done, it probably moves to the front burner.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by Anthony Fremont 2013-01-27 20:13:07


This can actually be really good. Not only is Fey a smart writer, she has enough clout to write the show she wants and minimize the (presumably) inevitable "make it more like the movie" business.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by CapnHook 2013-01-27 20:13:48


http://broadwayworld.com/article/Tina-Fey-Announces-MEAN-GIRLS-Musical-Deal-is-Close-to-Being-Finalized-20130127

Geez, BWW, what took you so long to post the news?

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by EgermanArmfelt 2013-01-27 20:15:21


Norm Lewis as the Principal.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by Visceral_Fella 2013-01-27 20:18:30


Alot of those people will probably be too old by the time this gets off the ground. I also don't see Damiano as Gretchen. That may have to do with how much I like Lacey Chabert though.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by showchoirguy 2013-01-27 20:22:48


Nobody does mean like me!

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by somethingwicked 2013-01-27 20:34:36


Annaleigh Ashford as Karen
Leigh Ann Larkin as Regina
Cassie Levy as Cady
Jennifer Damiano as Gretchen
Krysta Rodriguez as Janis
Josh Lamon as Damien


Uh, the characters are in high school. All of these people (with the exception of Jen Damiano) are ten years too old for a show like this.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by Johnnycantdecide 2013-01-27 20:40:30


Anna Kendrick as Katy.
Lea Michele as Regina.
Kristin Chenoweth as Regina’s Mom
Jennifer Damiano as Gretchen
Patti Murin as Karen
Krysta Rodriguez as Janis
Lauran Benanti as Ms. Norberry
Me as Damien.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by ljay889 2013-01-27 20:40:48


^ Seriously, lol. Caissie Levy is 31, and Leigh Ann Larkin is also in her early 30s.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by dramamama611 2013-01-27 20:42:14


A friend of a friend on FB said Remy Zaken made some sort of Tweet about it. (Or FB status)

But I don't know what it was.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by nasty_khakis 2013-01-27 20:43:00


Not that I agree with or defend any of this casting, but if Bernadette effin Peters can do Follies (which she is 15 years too old for) and Streisand can play Madame Rose, then a 29 year year old can play 17. lol

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by faith587 2013-01-27 20:43:25


Jennifer Damiano as Cady
George Salazar as Damien
Cristin Milioti as Janice
Morgan James as Regina
Hannah Elless as Gretchen
Julia Mattison as Karen

I've had this show dream cast for almost a year. =]

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by Kelly2 2013-01-27 20:51:23


Morgan James as Regina? Is this the 20th High School Reunion edition?

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by faith587 2013-01-27 20:58:09


The Morgan James as Regina thing started out as a joke, but I figured if she can bop around onstage for 2 1/2 in Godspell acting like a 12 year old, she can certainly pull off look 17. Plus, she's short enough, and she kind of has a mean girl face when she's not smiling.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by defyinggravity42694 2013-01-27 20:58:23


In the more realistic sense, I'd love to see Liz Gilles as one of the girls.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by Wynbish 2013-01-27 21:19:41


I'm the meanest girl in history!

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by CapnHook 2013-01-27 21:31:07


The cast of BRING IT ON can go back to work now.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by kieranbec 2013-01-27 21:34:10


Jessie Mueller as Janice

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by Visceral_Fella 2013-01-27 21:36:28


In all seriousness though CapnHook, I'd take Adrienne Warren as Regina any day.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by EgermanArmfelt 2013-01-27 21:41:23


Patti LuPone as Regina
Bernadette Peters as Gretchen
Marin Mazzie as Karen
Victoria Clark as Cady
Donna Murphy as Janice
Nathan Lane as Damien

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by EgermanArmfelt 2013-01-27 21:41:23


Double post

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by CapnHook 2013-01-27 21:48:07




Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by jetts7 2013-01-27 22:09:27


Morgan James as Regina
Colleen Ballinger as Gretchen
Patti Murin as Karen
Anna Kendrick as Cady
Krysta Rodriguez as Janice
Neil Haskell as Damien

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by wicked1492 2013-01-27 22:09:52


Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by just these woods 2013-01-27 22:14:38


Patti LuPone as Regina
Bernadette Peters as Gretchen
Marin Mazzie as Karen
Victoria Clark as Cady
Donna Murphy as Janice
Nathan Lane as Damien


Nailed it.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by Wynbish 2013-01-27 22:18:45


Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by Visceral_Fella 2013-01-27 22:41:28


"Patti LuPone as Regina
Bernadette Peters as Gretchen
Marin Mazzie as Karen
Victoria Clark as Cady
Donna Murphy as Janice
Nathan Lane as Damien"

Werk! ::snaps::

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by TFMH18 2013-01-27 23:16:27


If SMASH is donezo by the time this thing takes flight (which, let's be honest.......) Megan Hilty should play Regina's mom. And agree that Kendrick was born to play Cady.

Also Krysta Rodriguez and Wes Taylor were just tweeting about it, and looks like they're all in to play Janice and Damian. YES PLEASE.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by bjh2114 2013-01-28 01:27:35


"Don't expect me to smile, that's not my style. If you get in my way there'll be hell to pay."

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by Wynbish 2013-01-28 01:35:43


"You should go in for Mean Girls, mean girl"

No joke, that's probably my favorite episode so far. Eric Hennigan's Iron dog audition, when Aaron (Santino!) was amazing. Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker. Farah Alvin's Mean Girls audition.





Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by moncruzz 2013-01-28 13:36:00


Can I add Lea Salonga as the Vietnamese slut? LOL

She certainly has the experience...

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by little_sally 2013-01-28 13:53:25


Although this may type-cast her, I'd like to see Kate Rockwell as Regina.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by madbrian 2013-01-28 13:55:25


Bring Samantha Barks over for her Broadway debut.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by Starship 2013-01-28 14:21:19


Gaelen Gilliland as Mamma George..trolololol.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by Musicaldudepeter 2013-01-28 14:43:21


megan hilty for regina... amanda seyfried could reprise her role as the dumb one.. and win a tony for featured actress for it.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by Anthony Fremont 2013-01-28 15:17:16


Ana Gasteyer can pull a Lainie Kazan and reprise her film role.

Or hell, give her the Tina Fey role.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by madbrian 2013-01-29 08:17:28


If her Modern Family schedule would permit, Sarah Hyland would be terrific in this show.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by sweeneytodd2 2013-01-29 14:52:09


Let's also appreciate the fact that Jeff Richmond is an amazing composer! The theme music for 30 Rock is terrific and I think his style would translate well to musical theater. I mean, look at "Muffin Top."

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by suestorm 2013-01-29 15:28:21


dont forget these are HS students...

Jenn Damiano as Cady
Taylor Louderman as Regina
Molly Ranson as Gretchen
Krysta Rodrieguez as Karen

Marin Mazzie as Miss Norbury



Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by Wynbish 2013-01-29 15:36:32


Nicole Parker for Ms. Norbury!

They should follow Rent's style of performing voicemails and incorporate the commentaries from the other students. Someone better sing about a heavy flow and wide-set vadge.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by hyperbole_and_a_half 2013-01-29 16:11:00


Anna Kendrick or GTFO I mean seriously

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by Emma White 2013-02-11 13:38:46


Yeah, Anna Kendrick is basically perfect as Cady.
I know they're a little old, but I can definitely see Leigh Ann Larkin as Regina, and God knows the woman needs her big break already.
Kristin Chenoweth as Regina's mom would be PERFECT.

Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!
Posted by WendiReichstein 2013-02-11 19:45:49


Mean Girls would make such a great musical (with the right cast!)!! I talk about it on my newest video blog along with other great Broadway info…Check it out and let me know what you think!

http://stagedoordish.com/the-great-wendi-way-episode-1-magic-mike-mean-girls-and-new-faces-on-smash/