Mean Girls: The Musical

jacobsnchz14
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/06
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 7/8/13 at 09:43pm
"On a Broadway note, Tina and Jeff are working on a musical version of "Mean Girls"! Tina's writing the book, Jeff is writing the music and Nell Benjamin is doing the lyrics. Maybe I'll be in the audience opening night, even though Tina will think she's cast me."

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I know it has been posted before somewhere about this show being made but I had no idea Nell Benjamin was on board. This should be interesting!!
jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 7/8/13 at 11:27pm
Jeff Richmond was on WNYC's Soundcheck today as a matter of fact, and John Schaefer asked him about the project. Jeff confirmed they're officially working on it, but nothing's been written yet. They're in the "brain" portion of the process, he said, breaking the story and considering possible song placements. Very early days, but it's definitely in the pipeline.
Words don't deserve that kind of malarkey. They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good anymore…I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
sweeneytodd2
Featured Actor
joined:10/28/04
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 7/10/13 at 08:00pm
This is exciting news! Tina Fey is such a skilled writer and Jeff Richmond's music for 30 Rock is always catchy and hilarious. Especially his parody songs, like "Muffin Top."
disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/10/13
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 5/2/14 at 05:39pm
The musical is set to workshop this summer and it is aiming for a Broadway run, starting in possibly 2018 for its 15th Anniversary.


Tina Fey Says the Mean Girls Musical Will Be Workshopped Soon
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
Updated On: 5/2/14 at 05:39 PM
mbelle46
Chorus Member
joined:12/17/13
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 5/2/14 at 07:25pm
"Nobody does mean like me! I'm the meanest girl in history !"- Submissions Only Mean Girls the musical.
mbelle46
Chorus Member
joined:12/17/13
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 5/2/14 at 07:25pm
"Nobody does mean like me! I'm the meanest girl in history !"- Submissions Only Mean Girls the musical.
zzdawgg
Swing
joined:4/28/14
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 5/3/14 at 01:01am
I'm curious to see how this will turn out, just like everyone else. Hopefully it'll be like Legally Blonde.
Show # 1 | Show # 2 | Show # 3 | Show # 4 | Show # 5 | Hey, everyone, come look how cool I am | Show # 6 | Show # 7 | Show # 8 | Show # 9 | Show # 10 | So cool | Show # 11 | Show # 12 | Show # 13 | Show # 14 | Show # 15 | Look at all my privilege | Show # 16 | Show # 17 | Show # 18 | Show # 19 | Show # 20
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 5/3/14 at 01:13am
I was hoping more like Hairspray.

I happened to be in Chicago when Tina was just staring onscreen at SNL. At the Chicago Shakespeare Theater we saw "Hamlet! The Musical!" by Jeff Richmond. It was SUBLIME! It had a happy ending, nobody died. The songs were great, including those in a second act curtain riser that was a compilation of numbers supposedly composed by the old Broadway team that wrote "Hamlet!". It was funnier than anything I have ever seen in Forbidden Broadway. And nowhere near as cruel.

I hope they strive for really good and don't settle for good enough.
"I hate dead people!" -- Joan Rivers. A Piece of Work
darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 5/3/14 at 12:47pm
I imagine if this fails it won't be for lack of effort or ambition. Tina Fey hasn't really failed us yet, and the fact that she and her husband (the primary movers and shakers of 30 Rock) aren't outsourcing this to somebody else as a corporate effort is promising.
carlodowd
Stand-by
joined:5/3/13
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 5/3/14 at 03:16pm
I can’t wait for this, and that Tina Fey is writing it along with her husband just makes it more perfect. I can see this going down the line of Heathers/Legally Blonde (Both by the same writer i know!)
Jonwo
Broadway Legend
joined:3/16/06
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 5/3/14 at 08:02pm
I think Mean Girls has potential, While Grease has been criticised due to poor productions, I think its a great show and that was a satire of 50s subcultures in high school. Mean Girls the film was a satire of modern high school subculture like the Plastics, the Mathletes, geeks etc so i hope it turns out like Grease or Hairspray.
Starship
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/12
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 5/3/14 at 11:51pm
Praying to the casting gods that Colleen Ballinger is choosen to be apart of the cast.
jbroadway4
Stand-by
joined:1/2/14
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 5/3/14 at 11:59pm
Colleen Ballinger NEEDS to be Gretchen or Cady!
SNAFU
Broadway Legend
joined:4/20/04
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 5/4/14 at 12:04am
Tina Fey will make sure the property is properly represented! She will not just pass off the material.
Those Blocked: SueStorm. N2N Nate. Good riddence to stupid! Rad-Z, shill begone!
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 5/4/14 at 12:30am
Aim higher, everybody!
"I hate dead people!" -- Joan Rivers. A Piece of Work
Anthony Fremont
Stand-by
joined:6/16/10
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 5/4/14 at 01:26am
Tina Fey isn't just a smart writer; she's a smart writer with clout. That should help this musical's prospects, both commercial and artistic.
missthemountains
Stand-by
joined:9/13/11
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 5/4/14 at 11:24am
After Heathers, I feel like it's a little too soon for another high school queen bee screen to stage transfer. Also, as much as I love Mean Girls--I feel it's overrated. That being said, I have high hopes for Tina. And a million times echoing the suggestions of Colleen--she really needs some non-Miranda gigs. She is too talented.

Also, it would be cool if Ana Gasteyer reprised her role.
disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/10/13
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 8/26/14 at 09:53am
Did they had the workshop this summer? We haven't heard any casting news
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
Updated On: 8/26/14 at 09:53 AM
The Josh
Leading Actor
joined:10/7/10
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 8/26/14 at 11:50am
I'd love to see Susan Blackwell play Tina Fey's role from the movie.
nasty_khakis
Broadway Star
joined:3/15/07
Mean Girls: The Musical
Posted: 8/26/14 at 12:16pm
That's a very solid casting suggestion! I totally hear Blackwell delivering "Well this has been sufficiently awkward..." with aplomb!