Tina Fey's Mean Girls Musical Sets Dates for World Premiere Production
The production is bound for Broadway.
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.