Category: Mean Girls Musical

‘Mean Girls’ Licensing Rights Acquired by Music Theatre International

‘Mean Girls’ Licensing Rights Acquired by Music Theatre International

Broadway World is reporting that the theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has acquired the worldwide licensing rights to the ‘Mean Girls‘ Broadway musical. Read more about it below!

“I’m thrilled that Mean Girls will become available to school, community and regional theaters, because those are my favorite kinds of theaters! I can’t wait to see diverse ensembles around the country make the show their own,” said Tina Fey.

“We are very excited for Mean Girls to become part of the canon of shows that help nurture the next generation of musical theater fans and performers across the globe,” stated Lorne Michaels.

“What a genuine thrill for MTI to represent Mean Girls and be able to bring this hilarious and meaningful musical to theatre groups around the world,” stated Drew Cohen, MTI’s President and CEO. “We have already received countless inquiries from producers around the world at all levels-regional theaters, community theaters, universities, high schools-for the simple reason that the show delivers, both artistically and as box office gold. While remaining true to the beloved film and its now-classic characters, Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin have brilliantly adapted the material for the stage and for today’s audiences. Importantly, their work also benefits the entire cast, who have so many opportunities to shine as individuals and as part of a robust ensemble.”

Source: Broadway World

Tina Fey talks ‘Mean Girls’ on the Today Show

Tina Fey talks ‘Mean Girls’ on the Today Show

Tina Fey stopped by the Today Show this morning (May 28) to talk about the 15th anniversary of ‘Mean Girls‘ and the Broadway musical. She also appeared on the 3rd hour of Today to announce Reneé Rapp as the new Regina George in the ‘Mean Girls‘ Broadway musical. Watch both interviews below!



Tina Fey meets the U.S. soccer team backstage at ‘Mean Girls’ on Broadway

Tina Fey meets the U.S. soccer team backstage at ‘Mean Girls’ on Broadway

Tina Fey met the 1999 U.S soccer team backstage at the ‘Mean Girls’ musical on Broadway this past Tuesday (May 7). The website Women in the World had an insight into the meeting, and I’ve gathered some excerpts from what Tina said during it, which you can read below. Also, our gallery has been updated with photos from the event.

“I just want to say that you changed a lot of young girls’ lives,” said Jennifer Simard, who plays Ms. Norbury (Fey’s role in the film), and is so convincing that Fey said, “I think sometimes on a boozy Saturday, people think it is me.”

A Broadway musical can take five years to put together — and while everyone says it, no one wants to believe it. Fey thought she could sneak through: “I was like no way, we’re from TV, we work fast. And nope, it took five years,” Fey said. “I would love to do it again. I keep saying I wish we started a second one two years ago, so we had one down the pike.”

Meanwhile, she’s no stranger at her own show, which celebrated its one-year anniversary last month. (Fey says when she watches, she prefers to pace in the back.) “They’re bringing joy to people every night,” she said, “It feels like a garden that I just go check on it sometimes and it’s growing on its own.”

So fast, in fact, the musical’s starting a U.S. tour in September.

They might make a few tweaks: “I always keep an eye on the jokes and make sure the jokes are still fresh,” Fey said. It’s not exactly a joke, but there’s a mention in there now of Neil deGrasse Tyson, who was accused of sexual misconduct late last year. “It’s so funny, because it used to be Garrison Keillor, and then we changed it out of town [in Washington D.C.] and then that happened [with Tyson], and I’m like, ‘I’m running out of unproblematic gentleman.’”

Film and TV are back to taking Fey’s full attention. It was just announced Busy Tonight, the late-night show fronted by Busy Phillips, wasn’t picked up by E! for a second season. Fey’s an executive producer: “It’s a huge bummer and I hope we can find a new place for her to have a show, because she is fantastic and I thought she is moving so much faster on the learning curve than many, many other hosts,” she said. “She really got it and was getting it quick. It’s a waste of a really solid host so hopefully we can find something else.”

Tina Fey Celebrates ‘Mean Girls’ 1 Year Anniversary

Tina Fey Celebrates ‘Mean Girls’ 1 Year Anniversary

Last night (April 9), Tina Fey, the producers, the cast and the crew celebrated the 1 Year Anniversary of ‘Mean Girls‘ on Broadway! We have added photos from the celebration to our gallery, check them out below!

Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond on Casting Broadway’s ‘Mean Girls’ and Ariana Grande’s Video

Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond on Casting Broadway’s ‘Mean Girls’ and Ariana Grande’s Video

Tina and Jeff were interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter to talk about the process of casting the Mean GirlsBroadway Musical and Ariana’s new music video ‘Thank U, Next’, which was inspired by the Mean Girls movie. The full interview can be read below:

The duo, who will be honored Thursday at the Casting Society of America’s 34th annual Artios Awards, open up about finding the right players, the possibility of a movie musical and the one star they’d allow to be stunt-cast for the stage show.

When Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond assembled the cast for Broadway’s Mean Girls musical, they set out to make “fetch” happen all over again. But to recapture the magic of Fey’s 2004 film for the stage, the married couple and creative partners knew that diversity would be paramount to success.

In fact, during the audition process — aided by famed casting house Telsey + Company — Fey says that instead of searching for look-alikes, they focused on finding performers who carried the “essence” of the beloved characters she created nearly 15 years ago for her first screenplay.

“We strived for more inclusivity, not just in the ensemble, but with the principals,” says Fey, whose show opened on Broadway in April and has netted $65 million in ticket sales. “We were very excited to find Ashley Park to play Gretchen because she’s so skilled and emotionally three-dimensional in that part. I also felt a palpable relief that we all got the added benefit of her being an Asian actor and adding diversity to our show.”

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Tina Fey attends the ‘Mean Girls’ panel at BroadwayCon

Tina Fey attends the ‘Mean Girls’ panel at BroadwayCon

Tina attended the ‘Mean Girls’ panel at BroadwayCon alongside the cast and her husband Jeff Richmond. Our gallery has been updated with photos from the event!