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Shut up! Tina Fey’s Mean Girls musical is coming to Broadway

Mean Girls musical

Watch this clip starring the brand new Plastics.

The Mean Girls musical is officially happening and we can’t wait.

Last week we saw the announcement clip, in which writer, comedian and actor Tina Fey revealed the big news.

Now, we’ve been treated to a clip from The Plastics 2.0 themselves.

There’s a stellar team onboard for what promises to be a must-see show. Tina Fey, who wrote the film back in 2004, is adapting her script for the stage, her husband composer Jeff Richmond is writing the score and Nell Benjamin is in charge of lyrics.

Queen bee Regina George will be played by Broadway veteran Taylor Louderman, with Kate Rockwell and Ashley Park co-starring as the other two members of The Plastics, ditsy Karen Smith and neurotic Gretchen Wieners.

Fey revealed to EW, “Seeing people coming in to audition and sitting in the room like I’m Debra Messing’s character from Smash was thrilling to me.”

She’s thrilled with the final cast:

“Taylor Louderman not only has this giant voice and great comic timing, but she instinctively understood the idea of Regina George, that there’s power in making people come to you. She knows exactly when to play things really small, and there’s so much power in it, and I think she’s at times so wonderfully scary but so funny. Kate Rockwell so quickly found the zone of the sweetness that’s at the core of Karen. And Ashley has this incredible, beautiful voice, but also this nice timing and this fragility of Gretchen, because Gretchen’s, like… just barely hanging on to her status and her sanity.”

The show is starting with a run at Washington DC’s National Theatre from 31 October, before heading to Broadway.

Tickets go on sale 3 October with previews starting 12 March 2018.

We have everything crossed that the show will transfer to the West End. And that Fetch will finally happen.

meangirlsonbroadway.com

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