THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY ENTIRE LIFE.
After Sunday night’s SAG Awards, Tina Fey, who wrote the original screenplay for Mean Girls, told E! News she was planning to get to work on a stage adaptation of the best movie ever made. With 30 Rock coming to an end on January 31, Fey is eager to get started on a new project. What could possibly be better than breathing new life into this cinematic masterpiece?
Nothing. Nothing could be better than bringing Mean Girls to Broadway.
While the project is not officially in the works, it is definitely on the horizon. Fey, who won the SAG award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, said she was “trying to develop it with [her] husband, who does the music for 30 Rock,” and that she “thinks Paramount is on board.” I don’t care if Paramount is on board. Millions of fans of the movie will be on board, and those millions of fans obviously include every sorority girl in America.
I can’t even begin to explain how amazing the Mean Girls musical will be. First of all, a musical is the perfect excuse to take a trip to New York, spend a ton of money, get drunk in Manhattan, and have a kick-ass time at a show with your pledge sisters. After the show, you can explore the city and find your boyfriend for the weekend, as long as he works on Wall Street.
While this masterpiece is in the very early stages, it’s already my favorite musical of all-time. She’s still unsure who she’d like for the leading ladies, but apparently Fey is already gunning for Mariah Carey to play Mrs. George, once portrayed, in various degrees of Juicy Couture, by Amy Poehler. THIS. IS. INCREDIBLE. I think Mariah would be an idiot to turn down the opportunity to play Regina’s mom. Not only would she be able to showcase her vocal skills live, but it would also give her a job alternative to fighting with Nicki Minaj on the American Idol judges’ panel. Plus, she’s freaking Mariah Carey, the ultimate psycho bitch who puts Christina Aguilera’s “diva” behavior to shame. I worship her.
I don’t really know who else will be able to pull off a perfect Cady, Karen, Gretchen, or Regina in musical form, but I think it’s safe to say that Damien’s role will probably be the easiest to fill.
Either way, I cannot wait to hear more about the development of this project, and I think I’m going to buy front row seats for at least 10 performances as soon as it comes to Broadway. The only thing better than being able to quote Mean Girls, from start to finish, verbatim, is also being able to quote the musical, line by line, and number by number.
This is so fetch.
[via Daily News]
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