Category: Mean Girls Musical

Tina Fey and Busy Philipps host ‘Mean Girls’ Viewing Party on Facebook

Tina Fey and Busy Philipps host ‘Mean Girls’ Viewing Party on Facebook

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!

Tina Fey Talks Philly and ‘Mean Girls’ on Philly Live

Tina Fey Talks Philly and ‘Mean Girls’ on Philly Live

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.

Tina Fey and Busy Philipps to host ‘Mean Girls’ Viewing Party

Tina Fey and Busy Philipps to host ‘Mean Girls’ Viewing Party

It was announced today that Tina Fey and Busy Philipps will be hosting a ‘Mean Girls‘ Viewing Party on October 3rd! The event will be live-streamed on Facebook and it starts at 8 pm EST!

Will this live-streaming stunt be fetch for Facebook?

On Oct. 3, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of comedy classic “Mean Girls,” Facebook will live-stream the movie for free in a one-time special Watch Party co-hosted by writer Tina Fey and Busy Philipps.

The Facebook Live event special is presented in partnership with Paramount Pictures and the Broadway musical adaptation of “Mean Girls.” The film’s live-stream will start at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 3, from New York City on the musical’s Facebook page. Fey and Philipps — who’s a “Mean Girls” superfan — will participate before, during and after the Facebook Live to play trivia; answer fan questions; and give away prizes including tickets to see the show on Broadway.

The Facebook Live broadcast of the movie will culminate in the announcement of a grand prize for one winner to visit the Big Apple and see the musical.

The Broadway show is produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount. It’s currently playing at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City, and there’s also a U.S. national tour. “Mean Girls” features a book by Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Nell Benjamin.

Paramount’s original 2004 teen comedy starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lizzy Caplan, Lacey Chabert, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. In the movie, recent high school transfer Cady (Lohan) confronts The Plastics, a clique of popular girls led by Regina (played by McAdams). “Mean Girls” grossed $129 million at the box office worldwide.

Source: Variety

Buffalo News: Tina Fey on the legacy of ‘Mean Girls’

Buffalo News: Tina Fey on the legacy of ‘Mean Girls’

Promoting the beginning of the ‘Mean Girls‘ National Tour, Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond, Casey Nicholaw, and Nell Benjamin talked to the Buffalo News, ahead of the first show in Buffalo tomorrow night. Read the full interview below!

There are three tall chairs in this room, and that’s a problem, because there are five people. That’s four Broadway producers and one interviewer. Who’s getting a seat? Who’s crouching in a corner?

Who’s cool? Who’s not?

Who’s in? Who’s out? 

This is like trying to find the right seat in high school cafeteria. Who can you sit with? Where do you belong?

Awkward.

But then Tina Fey steps in. She’s in Buffalo, along with a director, a lyricist and a composer – to whom she also happens to be married – to premiere the national tour of the musical she wrote, “Mean Girls.”

‘Mean Girls’ National Tour Promotional Video

‘Mean Girls’ National Tour Promotional Video

A new promotional video for the ‘Mean Girls’ National Tour featuring Tina Fey and The Plastics has been released earlier today. Watch the funny video below!

‘Mean Girls’ Live Appearance & Creative Conversation With Tina Fey

‘Mean Girls’ Live Appearance & Creative Conversation With Tina Fey

Tina Fey attended the ‘Mean Girls’ Live Appearance & Creative Conversation earlier today in Philadelphia to promote the ‘Mean Girls’ National Tour ticket sales. She chatted with her friend chat with her friend Damian Holbrook. Our gallery has been updated with photos from the event. Watch a video and read an article about it below!

Pennsylvania’s own Tina Fey came back home to chat cheesesteaks, Upper Darby Summer Stage and, of course, her musical “Mean Girls.”

Fey, who is from Upper Darby, was at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia to promote ticket sales for the musical, which will be performed at the nearby Academy of Music Nov. 19 through Dec. 1 as part of the Kimmel Center’s Broadway Series.

Around a hundred people came out to see Fey chat with her lifelong friend Damian Holbrook (who is also the inspiration for the character of the same name in the movie “Mean Girls.”)

Here are our 10 takeaways from the event. Not included is how much she enjoyed doing Summer Stage as a child. Trust us, she liked being part of Upper Darby Summer Stage a lot.

‘Mean Girls’ is about being fearless. To quote Fey, the message is “to not be afraid to be yourself and be different. Also to not try to lift yourself up by tearing someone else down, because it’s a pointless endeavor.” She recalled how she first had that realization her self, as she was gossiping with friends about people she didn’t like and then was struck by what she was doing — just vomiting out poisonous words. She described her thought process as being like “Oh, I’m eating poison and I should just stop.”

Fey is active in the casting process. She even helped cast this tour. She found Mariah Rose Faith, who is playing Regina George in the tour, on YouTube. Faith was covering “Watch the World Burn.”

Lindsay Lohan has not seen ‘Mean Girls’ the musical. Neither has Rachel McAdams (who played queen bee Regina George). But a lot of the other original movie cast members have, including Jonathan Bennett (who played dreamboat Aaron Samuels) and Lacey Chabert (who played Regina’s lemming Gretchen Wieners).

She didn’t believe people when they said writing a musical takes 5 years. Fey shared that she assumed it’d be done in a matter of days — after all, she used to write for “Saturday Night Live.” Well, turns out it did take 5 years.

She’s not mad about the ‘sequel.’ “Mean Girls 2” was a TV film that came out in 2011. It was not good. Tina Fey may not be mad about it, but we are — as is Holbrook.

Fey thinks Philadelphia and its no-nonsense attitude shaped who she is as a writer. “I feel like everyone here has a strong bull [expletive] sensor, which I think makes for good comedy and good comedy writers,” she said. “It has definitely informed the kind of writer I am.”

Her Philadelphia team of choice is the Flyers. And that Philadelphia Magazine photo with Gritty dressed as her from the cover of her book “Bossypants?” She loved it.

She prefers Jim’s to Pat’s or Geno’s. Tina Fey isn’t the only celebrity with cheesesteak opinions though. Check out our list of celeb-recommended cheesesteak joints.

Scrapple? She digs it. But only once a year, she says. She orders it from Uncle Bill’s Pancake House in Cape May.

Tina Fey just learned what Hoagiefest is and she wants to be the Grand Marshal. Wawa, get on that stat.

“Mean Girls” the musical will be performed at the Academy of Music (240 S. Broad St., Philadelphia) Nov. 19 through Dec. 1. Tickets are currently on sale and an be purchased online at kimmelcenter.org, by calling 215-893-1999 or in person at the box office at the Kimmel Center. Ticket prices start at $20 and go up to $129. There are group discounts for groups of 10 or more, which can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883.

The Kimmel Center’s Broadway Series is robust this season. The season includes “Hamilton” Aug. 27-Nov. 17 at the Forrest Theatre, “Rent” Oct. 18-20, “Come From Away” Oct. 22-Nov. 3 and “The Spongebob Musical” Dec. 3-15.

Source: PennLive.com