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Mean Girls Musical Announces World Premiere at DC's National Theatre

Tina Fey will lead a creative team made up of Broadway vets.

Tina Fey will pen the book to the musical adaptation of Mean Girls, premiering at the National Theatre this fall.
(© David Gordon)

Thanks to the @MeanGirlsDC Twitter account, we've known a musical adaptation of Tina Fey's "fetch" comedy from 2004 was headed for Washington, D.C. in 2017. According to the New York Times, a spokesman for the musical announced additional details today, naming the National Theatre as the venue that will house the world-premiere production in the fall.

The creative team includes Emmy-winning writer and actress Tina Fey, who wrote the film's screenplay, along with composer Jeff Richmond (Fey's husband) and Tony-nominated lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels, who produced the film, will produce the show with Broadway veteran Stuart Thompson (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin, The Book of Mormon) will direct. The musical will have a developmental lab in April before its world premiere in D.C.

With a screenplay Fey and direction by Mark Waters, the Mean Girls movie follows Cady Heron as she navigates her friendship with a clique of popular girls who call themselves the Plastics. The film famously starred Lindsay Lohan as Cady along with Rachel McAdams as head Plastic Regina George, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert as her minions Karen Smith and Gretchen Wieners, and Fey as the teacher Ms. Norbury.