Maybe Gretchen Weiners couldn't make "fetch" happen, but Tina Fey is definitely making a "Mean Girls" musical happen.
In a collaboration with her husband, Emmy-winning composer Jeffrey Richmond, and Tony-nominated, Legally Blonde The Musical lyricist Nell Benjamin, this power trio is bringing "The Plastics" to Broadway.
Mean Girls is just the latest cult classic film about to make its musical debut. Heathers, Shrek, Elf, and, of course, Legally Blonde, have all taken part in this recent trend. (A Back to the Future musical is also currently in the works.)
Though the musical is already in some stage of production, its premiere may still be far off. Last month, Fey jokingly told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that the musical wouldn't debut until "2027 ... whenever Hamilton closes." (What? He can't help it that he's popular.)
Raise your hand if you've ever been personally victimized by Tina Fey's cruel sense of humor?
At the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19, however, Fey did take pity on all us mere mortals and revealed some exciting new developments. "We're working on the musical adaptation," she reaffirmed, "and thanks to Ellie Kemper's [Kimmy in UKS] pregnancy, we have this whole summer to work on it."
No matter how long it takes, it'll totally be worth it to see Regina George belt one out ... right before getting hit by a bus.