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Tina Fey's Mean Girls Musical is Officially Happening

While it's premiering in D.C. this fall, a Houston tour date isn't too far-fetched.

By Jeanne Lyons Davis March 23, 2017

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Get in loser, we're going to See Mean girls. Fans of Tina Fey's 2004 cult classic are booking plane tickets to Washington, D.C. this fall as The National Theatre announced its 2017-18 season this week, including the premiere of Fey's musical, which will run October 31 through December 3. 

This isn't a regular musical; it's a cool musical. Fey wrote the book, with music by her husband, Emmy Award-winner Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Nell Benjamin, a 2007 Tony Award-nominee for Legally Blonde. Casey Nicholaw, Tony winner for The Book of Mormon in 2011will direct and choreograph. Lorne Michaels, who also produced the film, will produce the musical along with Stuart Thompson, whose credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Book of Mormon.

With an award-winning creative team set in motion, casting is underway for lead roles, including Cady (shy homeschooler-turned-Plastic originally played by Lindsay Lohan), the Queen Bee Regina George (formerly Rachel McAdams) and coolest mom on the block, Amy Poehler Mrs. George.

After its D.C. run, Mean Girls will open in New York in the spring of 2018. Tickets, which are currently $210 at The National Theatre, are sure to be as hard to get as Hamilton (and Aaron Samuels.) But with Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony sweeping hit coming to the Bayou City next year, let's make a Houston stop on the 100-percent-purely-speculative-but-hopefully-in-the-near-future tour of Mean Girls—like fetch—happen.

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