Yes, the musical version of Tina Fey's 2004 cult classic Mean Girls is actually happening. Fey previously confirmed that it was happening but now there's a date(ish) and a city, it's all becoming very real.
A rep for the Mean Girls musical creators confirmed the details to Playbill. "They are all really excited and will have a formal announcement with additional information very soon."
Fey is working on the show with her husband, composer Jeffrey Richmond, and the lyricist for the 'Legally Blonde' musical Nell Benjamin. She told a crowd at the Tribeca Film Festival, "we’re working on the musical adaptation, and thanks to Ellie Kemper’s pregnancy, we have this whole summer to work on it."
The news was shared on the 'Mean Girls' official Facebook page on Monday evening because it was October 3rd. And we all know how important that day is.
The bad news is that the musical is debuting in Washington D.C., which is certainly 'Off-Broadway'. This means that the likelihood of it getting to our side of the pond anytime soon is low but one can hope.
Hey, if Regina George can survive getting hit by that bus...