It’s been announced today that Tina Fey is working on a movie adaptation of the ‘Mean Girls‘ Broadway Musical. You can read Tina’s statement about the news below!
It’s good to be mean…the “Mean Girls” musical, that is.
Producers of the hit Broadway show announced today that the Tony-nominated production is being adapted for the big screen for Paramount Pictures. The musical is based on the 2004 movie of the same name.
“I’m very excited to bring ‘Mean Girls’back to the big screen,’ Tina Fey, who wrote the film and stage production, said in a statement. “It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences. I’ve spent sixteen years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe and I love them dearly.”
Produced for the stage by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures, the ‘Mean Girls’ movie musical will reunite the Fey, composer Jeff Richmond and lyricist.
Paramount president of production Elizabeth Raposo said, “We’re thrilled to be bringing this iconic property back to the big screen in musical form with our incredible filmmaking team.”
It was also announced that producers are in final talks to bring the stage show, which was directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw and recently recouped its capitalization, to London’s West End next year.
“It has been a joy to work on ‘Mean Girls’ and to watch it go from film, to musical, and now to musical film,” Michaels said. “I am very proud that Tina’s story and characters continue to resonate with new generations. We are all excited to continue to work with Sonia Friedman and her team as we prepare for London.”
Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond were interviewed by the Chicago Sun-Times to talk about the “Mean Girls” musical coming to Chicago during the Holidays! Read the full interview below.
Opening night of the much-anticipated Chicago run of “Mean Girls” promises to be so fetch as the critically acclaimed production — set in the Chicago suburbs — comes home on Christmas Day, which also happens to be a Wednesday (so, wear pink).
“In some ways I think it was booked that way as a little gift to me. I really love that we are in Chicago over the holidays,” says Tina Fey, the actress and nine-time Emmy Award-winning writer behind the 2004 “Mean Girls” comedic movie hit, who adapted the screenplay into the theatrical book. “I feel like the show in many ways belongs to Chicago because of where it’s set and because I feel such a close association to the city with the five years I lived there and the great comedy community that exists.”
The ‘Mean Girls‘ National Tour is heading to Chicago this December, so Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond talked to the Chicago Tribune about how meeting in Chicago led them into making the musical together. You can read the full interview below and check out a new photoshoot they did for the publication in the gallery!
Above the door of the Second City training center resides wisdom from a noted alumna named Tina Fey. “There are no mistakes,” the stenciled quotation reads, “only possibilities.”
For Fey, whose formidable career exploded at the Chicago comedy theater in the mid-1990s, that famously fearless approach to show business has led her from Second City to “Saturday Night Live!” writer and then star actor, to the movie “Mean Girls” and a hit NBC TV show called “30 Rock” to another hit NBC TV show called “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” to many more movies and cameos and animation voiceovers and American Express ads and Allstate commercials and a best-selling autobiography called “Bossypants” and the Broadway musical version of “Mean Girls,” and well, far too many creative projects for any one human to keep track.
The flood is, of course, ongoing and includes a new fall 2020 project for NBC that, on this very afternoon in New York, is being devised in the offices that Fey and her husband, Jeff Richmond, call their creative home.
Tina and Busy hosted a ‘Mean Girls’ Viewing Party on Facebook tonight (Octocber 3rd) to celebrate Mean Girls Day! They talked through some of the scenes from the movie and Tina answered a bunch of fan questions. They also did giveaways of Mean Girls on Broadway tickets. Check out photos from the night in the gallery!
While in Philadelphia, Tina Fey was interviewed by Philly Live, where she talked about being from Philly, the Philly accent and the ‘Mean Girls‘ musical coming to Philadelphia! Watch the full interview below.