A new promotional video for the ‘Mean Girls’ National Tour featuring Tina Fey and The Plastics has been released earlier today. Watch the funny video below!
Tina Fey attended the ‘Mean Girls’ Live Appearance & Creative Conversation earlier today in Philadelphia to promote the ‘Mean Girls’ National Tour ticket sales. She chatted with her friend chat with her friend Damian Holbrook. Our gallery has been updated with photos from the event. Watch a video and read an article about it below!
Pennsylvania’s own Tina Fey came back home to chat cheesesteaks, Upper Darby Summer Stage and, of course, her musical “Mean Girls.”
Fey, who is from Upper Darby, was at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia to promote ticket sales for the musical, which will be performed at the nearby Academy of Music Nov. 19 through Dec. 1 as part of the Kimmel Center’s Broadway Series.
Around a hundred people came out to see Fey chat with her lifelong friend Damian Holbrook (who is also the inspiration for the character of the same name in the movie “Mean Girls.”)
Here are our 10 takeaways from the event. Not included is how much she enjoyed doing Summer Stage as a child. Trust us, she liked being part of Upper Darby Summer Stage a lot.
‘Mean Girls’ is about being fearless. To quote Fey, the message is “to not be afraid to be yourself and be different. Also to not try to lift yourself up by tearing someone else down, because it’s a pointless endeavor.” She recalled how she first had that realization her self, as she was gossiping with friends about people she didn’t like and then was struck by what she was doing — just vomiting out poisonous words. She described her thought process as being like “Oh, I’m eating poison and I should just stop.”
Fey is active in the casting process. She even helped cast this tour. She found Mariah Rose Faith, who is playing Regina George in the tour, on YouTube. Faith was covering “Watch the World Burn.”
Lindsay Lohan has not seen ‘Mean Girls’ the musical. Neither has Rachel McAdams (who played queen bee Regina George). But a lot of the other original movie cast members have, including Jonathan Bennett (who played dreamboat Aaron Samuels) and Lacey Chabert (who played Regina’s lemming Gretchen Wieners).
She didn’t believe people when they said writing a musical takes 5 years. Fey shared that she assumed it’d be done in a matter of days — after all, she used to write for “Saturday Night Live.” Well, turns out it did take 5 years.
She’s not mad about the ‘sequel.’ “Mean Girls 2” was a TV film that came out in 2011. It was not good. Tina Fey may not be mad about it, but we are — as is Holbrook.
Fey thinks Philadelphia and its no-nonsense attitude shaped who she is as a writer. “I feel like everyone here has a strong bull [expletive] sensor, which I think makes for good comedy and good comedy writers,” she said. “It has definitely informed the kind of writer I am.”
Her Philadelphia team of choice is the Flyers. And that Philadelphia Magazine photo with Gritty dressed as her from the cover of her book “Bossypants?” She loved it.
She prefers Jim’s to Pat’s or Geno’s. Tina Fey isn’t the only celebrity with cheesesteak opinions though. Check out our list of celeb-recommended cheesesteak joints.
Scrapple? She digs it. But only once a year, she says. She orders it from Uncle Bill’s Pancake House in Cape May.
Tina Fey just learned what Hoagiefest is and she wants to be the Grand Marshal. Wawa, get on that stat.
“Mean Girls” the musical will be performed at the Academy of Music (240 S. Broad St., Philadelphia) Nov. 19 through Dec. 1. Tickets are currently on sale and an be purchased online at kimmelcenter.org, by calling 215-893-1999 or in person at the box office at the Kimmel Center. Ticket prices start at $20 and go up to $129. There are group discounts for groups of 10 or more, which can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883.
The Kimmel Center’s Broadway Series is robust this season. The season includes “Hamilton” Aug. 27-Nov. 17 at the Forrest Theatre, “Rent” Oct. 18-20, “Come From Away” Oct. 22-Nov. 3 and “The Spongebob Musical” Dec. 3-15.Source: PennLive.com
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock were working on a ’30 Rock’ spinoff starring Alec Baldwin. He would reprise is role as Jack Donaghy but he backed out of the project. Tina and Robert then re-worked the script and went to Ted Danson instead. You can read more about it below!
Tina Fey’s beloved NBC comedy 30 Rock was this close to coming back to life with a spinoff for Comcast’s forthcoming streaming service.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the yet-to-be named platform was in talks with 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin to reprise his role as Jack Donaghy, the chairman of General Electric, in a new spinoff series from exec producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock that would have followed the character in his new role as mayor of New York.
Sources say Baldwin was in extended negotiations for the better part of a year before pulling out of the project. Writers and exec producers Fey and Carlock then went out to The Good Place star Ted Danson to take over the role.
When L.A.-based Danson declined to move to New York for the part, Fey and Carlock reworked the script to set the show on the West Coast — and remove any connections it had to 30 Rock. With the change, the show wound up moving to the streamer with a straight-to-series order. It’s unclear when the show will premiere as Danson is currently in production on the fourth and final season of NBC’s The Good Place.
The change is not without precedent, however. Years ago, The Office showrunner Greg Daniels was asked to do a spinoff at the height of the NBC comedy’s popularity. The result was Parks and Recreation.
NBC and Universal Television, producers of 30 Rock and the untitled Danson comedy, declined comment.
Tina Fey appeared on Lights Out with David Spade for an interview via selfie! In the video, she reveals who would play her in a movie, and the popular movie she’s never seen. Watch it below!
Amazon has finally released a teaser trailer for ‘Modern Love‘. Tina Fey stars in one episode alongside John Slattery. Along with the teaser, they have also announced a release date: October 18. Watch the video below and check out screen captures in the gallery!
The Mean Girls National Tour starts this fall and Playbill is reporting that taking on the roles of the Plastics will be Mariah Rose Faith as Regina George, Megan Masako Haley as Gretchen Wieners, and Jonalyn Saxer as Karen Smith. Along with the announcement, a new photoshoot with Tina has been revealed. Head over to our gallery to check it out!