More news on Mean Girls Musical Adaptation
Jeff Richmond, Tina Fey’s husband, who is writing the music for the upcoming Mean Girls musical, recently let loose a few details about the classic teen movie turned stage musical.
“It’s actually becoming a thing!” Richmond said to Vulture magazine at the premiere of Fey’s “Admission.” “We’re taking meetings with people; I’ve profiled Broadway folks, who are talking to us about it. It’s a long process — a year, two years, however long it might take. We watch Smash, so we know how it works.” He added, “It’s all just laid out structure-wise right now. That’s how early we are. Because you have to take a three-act structure and turn it into a two-act structure and start thinking about it like that, and we’re working!”
Richmond said that they have a good sense of the music, noting that “Fetch” would be a featured song, Gretchen Wieners will have a song.
Richmond said, “I think there will be a fair amount of songs to move the action forward, but because Tina’s dialogue in the movie is so funny, there will be a lot of room in there for that, for sure. We’re going to keep those jokes in there… That’s all I can say. But it is fun to think about who is going to get a song — like, Damien will have a couple of songs.”
Based on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman, Mean Girls follows Cady Heron and her run-in with a clique of popular girls, known as the Plastics. The film was written by Fey and starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried and Lizzy Caplan.