Tina Fey announces Mean Girls the musical

Tina Fey is working on a musical adaptation of her cult-hit film Mean Girls, with the world premiere scheduled for 31 October. The show will debut at The National Theatre in Washington DC, before going on to Broadway.

Nine-time Emmy Award winner Fey is writing the book, with music by Fey’s husband Jeff Richmond. Mean Girls will be produced by Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels alongside Broadway impresario Stuart Thompson, with lyricist Nell Benjamin and director Casey Nicholaw rounding out the creative team.

“We’re thrilled to present another magnetic Broadway season at The National Theatre, including the world premiere of the new musical Mean Girls,” said Steve Traxler, president of Jam Theatricals (the company that handles the Broadway part of The National Theatre’s programme). “One of our main objectives with The National Theatre is to continue its long history as the home for premieres of landmark American musicals, while continuing to present the best of Broadway and exciting new concert residencies.”

Mean Girls tells the story of Cady Heron, a girl who has to confront the high school social hierarchy after she moves from Africa to Illinois. The original film was released in 2004 and starred Lindsay Lohan.