That’s so fetch: The Mean Girls musical is officially coming to Broadway next spring, even though it hasn’t even debuted in Washington, D.C. yet. After a test run at the National Theatre from October 31 through December 3, the plastics will begin previews here in NYC on March 12, with the show opening on April 8, 2018.
But there’s a twist: The musical is set in modern time, meaning the 2004 movie is trading in its landlines for smartphones and the Burn Book may be shared via Instagram. It may also be the second show of the year to stab Caesar.
But if you were worried about the iconic classic film’s translation to the stage, just know that Tina Fey, the film’s screenwriter and an all-around hilariously brilliant lady, is writing the musical’s book as well. And the composer? That’s Jeff Richmond, who also set the score for 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt… and is married to Fey. (We now regret that we already made a “so fetch” joke.)
The duo is joined by lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde), director Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin, The Book of Mormon) and producer Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live). The show will take over the stage at the August Wilson Theater, the current home of Groundhog Day. The Washington, D.C., cast includes Kinky Boots’ Taylor Louderman as Regina George and Les Misérables’ Erika Henningsen as Cady Heron. It hasn’t been confirmed if they’re also coming to Broadway, but it seems likely if the Harry Potter cast can come here all the way from London.
An American Express pre-sale begins on September 10, and you can get public tickets a day early on October 2 if you sign up here. The dress code for the show’s audience will likely require wearing pink on Wednesdays and only wearing your hair in a ponytail once a week.