Casey Nicholaw Tapped to Direct the Mean Girls Musical
Tina Fey has brought in the big guns. Broadway hitmaker Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin and The Book of Mormon) has been tapped to helm and choreograph the much-buzzed about developmental lab of the Mean Girls musical. According to an audition notice, the industry event is scheduled to run April 3, 2017 through April 29. As previously reported, the stage adaptation of Fey's hit 2004 movie is set to land in Washington, D.C. next fall.
Created by Fey, her husband, 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt composer Jeff Richmond, and lyricist Nell Benjamin, plans for a musical version of the 2004 film were first announced in January 2013. We then had to endure endless teasing about rumored workshops.
Based on the book Queen Bees and Wannabes, Mean Girls follows a group of popular girls, known as the Plastics, who rule a suburban high school with an iron first and the group of outcasts who takes them down. The film was written by Fey and starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried and Lizzy Caplan.
And, just because its the holiday season, remind yourself below of the one musical number already incorporated in the film, “Jingle Bell Rock." You're welcome.