Mean Girls is Coming to Broadway in April 2018

Although we sadly haven’t received a Mean Girls sequel yet. Well, not counting the atrocious so-called “sequel” Mean Girls 2, which was nothing but a low-budget wannabe of the original film.

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Anyway, the writers of the original Mean Girls have announced that the Broadway adaption of the popular chick flick will open in April 2018, and people are way beyond excited for this musical bitch-fest, and so are we! Wo0hoo!

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The official date and previews were revealed on Twitter, with a video of Tina Fey announcing the exciting news.

Mean Girls The Musical is one of the most anticipated upcoming Broadway shows, alongside musical versions of Frozen and Spongebob Squarepants. Yes, really… Spongebob… (face palm)

When the musical was still in the making, Tina spoke about the cast on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon back in May, praising their talent and their hard work for the Broadway show.

“These kids are so talented, we have the cast now and have been rehearsing for a month. They’re like a bunch of baby Timberlakes, these kids can do everything.”

The much loved and well known film is considered to have a cult following, as well as many of the phrases becoming iconic among teens and young adults. The famous quotes are definitely one of the greatest factors in Mean Girls, hence why even after 13 years, it’s still so loved by many.

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Like this one: “Ex-boyfriends are off-limits to friends. That’s just, like, the rules of feminism“. Of course, the rules of feminism have changed a lot since 2004. Back then, things were seemingly a lot more clear and drastically different back then than they are today.

Anyway, back to Mean Girls and Lorne Michaels from Saturday Night Live is producing the show, whilst Casey Nicholaw is directing the musical’s Aladdin and The Book of Mormon. They are both hoping to capture that same magic from the film into a musical.

Lorne talked to The New York Times about the musical, saying: “There are lots of things you can do better in a musical… the characters are fuller.”

Although the musical adaption will be updated with more modern references (expect a “hashtag” in there somewhere), it will follow the same plot as the movie.

Just in case you haven’t seen the film (in which case you’re probably living under a rock), the story follows 16-year-old Cady Heron, who returns to the US after living abroad in South Africa and being homeschooled all her life, she is forced into the harsh life of public high school in America, with its varying levels of drama, clique bitchy groups, nice teachers and weird ones, all of whom are stereotypical in an all American High School experience.

The cast will include Kerry Butler, who has appeared on Broadway in Hairspray and Little Shop of Horrors, as well as Erika Henningsen, who is known for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables.

Mean Girls the Musical will be playing in the August Wilson Theatre in New York, with previews beginning on March 12th, 2018 and the official opening night on April 8th, 2018. Sadly, no news of whether this musical will come to the UK (can’t leave out the UK fans), but we certainly hope it does, because that would be so fetch.

 

<Story by Emily Clark>

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