‘Mean Girls’ Musical Set to Premiere Oct. 31, 2017
While Lindsay Lohan may never get the Mean Girls sequel she wants, the spirit of the 2004 cult comedy will continue to live on through the Mean Girls musical. The stage version of the movie now has a premiere date: Oct. 31, 2017, according to Entertainment Weekly.
EW has also learned that the Mean Girls musical will make its debut at the National Theater in Washington, D.C.
Tina Fey, who wrote and directed the movie, is collaborating with the musical creative team along with her husband, composer Jeff Richmond. Nell Benjamin, who helped bring Legally Blonde to Broadway, is also working on the stage adaptation.
Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels, who produced Mean Girls with Fey, will also produce the musical along with Stuart Thompson. Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon) will direct the stage adaptation.
Last March, Fey previously stated that they are looking to find unknown actors to fill in the main roles. “I think we really want to find interesting people that no one has seen before,” she said. “Hopefully we’ll find a young person who, at this moment, is still in college but will be making her way to New York as we write. Still a fetus somewhere.”
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