MEAN GIRLS Musical to Get Workshops This Summer, Fall; Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond Looking for Fresh Talent
Vulture interviewed Tina Fey and her husband, composer Jeff Richmond, at last night's Jazz at Lincoln Center gala and learned some juicy details about the upcoming MEAN GIRLS musical. The comedy film celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and Fey and Richmond said they're hoping MEAN GIRLS will hit the stage in time for -- or ahead of -- its 15th anniversary.
In the meantime, the duo is planning on conducting workshops and readings this summer and fall.
As far as casting goes, don't expect Lindsay Lohan to be treading the boards.
"I think we really want to find interesting people that no one has seen before. I don't think I can say Audra McDonald will play Cady," Fey said, joking.
Richmond added, "I bet that we could try to get somebody deliciously unknown to jump into that role...It feels like you would want to go out and find the new Andrea McArdle, like they did with ANNIE."
MEAN GIRLS was released in 2004, written by Fey, and directed by Mark Waters. The film follows the new girl in town, Cady Heron, and her attempt to navigate the cliques of high school, including 'The Plastics,' led by Regina George. The film starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried (in her film debut), and featured Fey. The film was a box office success, grossing $129,042,871 worldwide.