Entertainment Weekly posted an exclusive first look into the Plastics coming to Broadway. Tina Fey and her husband, 30 Rock composer Jeff Richmond, began working on a Mean Girls musical for nearly five years, and it’s finally ready to hit the stage.
Tina Fey told Entertainment Weekly:
“It came about years later, after seeing the stickiness that the movie had, and the fact that it’s always on TBS and how it sort of wormed its way into everyday speech more than any of us expected. It was probably my husband, Jeff, who said, ‘You know what? This could work as a musical.’ And I trusted him to know that, having that background.”
The musical features three Broadway veterans as the Plastics: Taylor Louderman as Regina George (pictured center), Kate Rockwell as Karen Smith (left), and Ashley Park as Gretchen Wieners (right).
Mean Girls is set to open at D.C.’s National Theater this Halloween, Oct. 31, before making its way to Broadway.