If there’s one thing this world is missing, it’s a Mean Girls musical. We’ve already had the stage version of Legally Blonde, with Sheridan Smith as the unconquerable sorority sister Elle Woods, and now we need another musical morality tale in our lives.
And it’s going to happen. Tina Fey’s Mean Girls musical is one step closer to becoming a, like, total reality? In a recent interview with Yahoo, her composer husband Jeff Richmond gave an update on the project: “We’ve been working for a long time now.”
“I’m going to say it’s like 60 percent written, and it’s being staffed creatively.”
And even more excitingly, Richmond also revealed that he and Fey have been working on lyrics with Nell Benjamin, who wrote the excellent Legally Blonde.
Fey’s new Netflix comedy The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, for which Richmond wrote the ridiculously catchy theme tune, slowed Mean Girls progress down, Richmond said.
“We are looking to do some actual solid readings coming around this summer.”
So what can we expect song-wise? No “Fetch” song, he said, but definitely one called “Old Blonde Song,” which will apparently be sung by queen bee Regina’s mother.
Now we just need Amy Poehler, who played the brilliantly cringeworthy ‘cool mum’ in the film, to get on that stage…