Tina Fey stopped by “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night, where she confirmed that the highly anticipated stage production of “Mean Girls,” the musical, is indeed happening. What’s more, it’s headed to Broadway.
The musical is based on the iconic 2004 film of the same name, which follows a high school clique of popular girls as they welcome fresh meat a new student into their coveted coterie.
Fey, who wrote the film’s screenplay and starred in it as Ms. Norbury, also adapted the movie for the stage. Fey’s husband, Emmy-winning composer Jeff Richmond, wrote the music, and Tony Award-nominee Nell Benjamin wrote the lyrics.
Fey told Fallon that the the show has been cast and the actors have been rehearsing for the past month. The level of talent, she ensured, is first-rate. Specifically, Fey described the cast as a bunch of “Baby Timberlakes,” which seems like an appropriately dated metaphor given the subject matter.
“Mean Girls” is slated to premiere at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., on Halloween night, where it will run until Dec. 3. Fey also noted that the venue is located mere blocks from the White House, adding: “If you work there and get fired, come down, see the show. Twenty-five percent off if you got fired that day.”
For all non-White House employees, tickets for D.C. shows are available here.
Next stop, Broadway!