Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond's new musical Mean Girls will play the National Theatre in Washington D.C.
Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond's new musical Mean Girls will play the National Theatre in Washington, D.C.
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The world premiere of Tina Fey's new musical adaptation of Mean Girls has set the dates for its world premiere production at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C.

With a book by Fey (based on her screenplay), music by her longtime collaborator and husband Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Legally Blonde scribe Nell Benjamin, the musical will run October 31-December 3, with a Broadway production to follow. Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs, with Stuart Thompson and Lorne Michaels serving as producers.

Mean Girls is described as follows: "After years of living with her zoologist parents in Africa, Cady Heron moves to Illinois and must find where she fits in the social hierarchy. A sweet, naive newbie, Cady quickly attracts the attention of The Plastics, a trio of popular frenemies led by the vicious and calculating Regina George. When Cady devises a plan to end Regina's reign, she learns that you can't cross a Queen Bee without getting stung." Full casting and additional information will be revealed in the coming months.

The National's season will also include ThePianoGuys (December 13-16), Les Misérables (December 20-January 7), Something Rotten! (February 6-18), Waitress (May 15-June 3). The National Theatre will also offer tickets to the Kennedy Center premiere of Hamilton (June 12-September 16) as part of its season ticket package.

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