The So-Fetch Details of the "Mean Girls" Musical

By Ashley Lenahan on July 31, 2017

The teen comedy Mean Girls will soon be relocating from the film stock of perhaps every teenage girl of the third millennium to a place that character Gretchen would describe as “so fetch:” the musical stage.

Actress Tina Fey, who played the role of Ms. Norbury in the 2004 film, will be writing the book for the musical production. Her husband, Jeff Richmond, who is best known for his composing work on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, will oversee music.

As mentioned on Variety.com, the production crew too will include Casey Nicholaw, who worked with the Broadway productions of The Book of Mormon and Aladdin, as the director and choreographer in addition to Nell Benjamin as the lyricist.

The Mean Girls musical will debut this upcoming fall at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. While the production will remain at the D.C. theatre throughout the initial season that it is run (which, as noted by The NY Daily News, will be from October 31 to December 3) there are hopes that the show is Broadway-bound.

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These hopes seem to be furthered by the recent reveal of the musical’s cast members, many of whom are no strangers to Broadway.

The role of Cady Heron, the shy, homeschooled student turned popular, public-school girl, that was portrayed by Lindsay Lohan in the 2004 film will be played by Erika Henningsen. Her claim to Broadway fame, as mentioned on BBC.com, lies in that she was the youngest actress to ever play Fantine in a Broadway production of Les Miserables.

Taylor Louderman, who is known for her role in Bring It On: The Musical and the current production of the Broadway show Kinky Boots, will play the Plastics’ Queen Bee, Regina George. In the film, the part was played by acclaimed actress Rachel McAdams.

Fellow Plastics members Gretchen Wieners and Karen Smith will be played by Kate Rowell of Legally Blonde and Bring It On and Ashley Park of Mamma Mia! and The King and I.

Fey’s on-screen character, Ms. Norbury, will be played by actress Kerry Butler. She is recognized to have taken part in Broadway’s original production of Hairspray as Penny Pingleton as well as in Les Mis as the role of Eponine.

The lesser known actors Grey Henson and Barret Wilbert Weed too have been cast in the Mean Girls musical as Cady’s friends, Damion and Janis.

Hey all! I'm Ashley, an avid reader and writer, travel junkie and coffee enthusiast. As I plan to obtain credentials in Professional Writing, Creative Writing and Screen Writing, I will likely be in school for the rest of my life.

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