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Tina Fey just mentioned MEAN GIRLS - THE MUSICAL on E!

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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.

"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
Updated On: 1/27/13 at 07:31 PM
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This would complete my life. Yes. So much yes!
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I just hope no poor young actress breaks her vagina during the pre-Broadway tour.
What a colossal piece of crap! It'll probably run for years.
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I know it would never happen but I'd die to see Kristin Chenoweth as Regina George's Mother.
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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.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
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Her husband is apparently doing the music.
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Who's gonna score this puppy? Shaiman/Whitman? Pasek and Paul? Fey should direct and write the book.
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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
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No harnesses, please.
I don't WANT to live in what they call "a certain way." In the first place I'd be no good at it and besides that I don't want to be identified with any one class of people. I want to live every whichway, among all kinds---and know them---and understand them---and love them---THAT's what I want! - Philip Barry (Holiday)
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Backwoodsbarbie that is near perfect casting.
Ceelia Keenan Bolger as Cady Heron.
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Cast Anna Kendrick, please!
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
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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.
Updated On: 1/27/13 at 08:06 PM
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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.
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"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
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Norm Lewis as the Principal.
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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.
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Nobody does mean like me!
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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.
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
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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.
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^ Seriously, lol. Caissie Levy is 31, and Leigh Ann Larkin is also in her early 30s.
#sadandtransparent
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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.
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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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
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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. =]
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Morgan James as Regina? Is this the 20th High School Reunion edition?
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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.
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In the more realistic sense, I'd love to see Liz Gilles as one of the girls.
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