New in 2018 A new musical based on the 2004 film that follows Cady Heron, who joins the American high school food chain and plots to end the vicious reign of Queen Bee Regina and the "Plastics."
From the producers: Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But, when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.
The 2004 film "Mean Girls," written by Tina Fey (TV's "SNL," and "30 Rock") is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction self-help book "Queen Bees and Wannabes," which describes female high school social cliques and the damaging effects they can have on girls. The new musical adaptation will have its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. this fall before making its Broadway bow.
Presented in conjunction with producers Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson, "Mean Girls" has a book by Tina Fey, music by Fey's husband and three-time Emmy winner Jeff Richmond ("30 Rock," "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"), and lyrics by Tony nominee Nell Benjamin ("Legally Blonde"). Tony winner Casey Nicholaw ("The Book of Mormon," "Something Rotten!") directs and choreographs.