The 1980s cult classic "Heathers" will officially be turned into an Off-Broadway musical. The show will open at New World Stages, with previews beginning March 17, 2014 and an opening night slate for March 31, 2014. It has already been performed in Los Angeles, where it had a successful run, including a sold-out premiere.
Heathers will be directed by Andy Fickman, while the book, music, and lyrics will be written by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe (who has worked on Legally Blonde). Marguerite Derricks will choreograph the show.
"Heathers," the film, was a dark teen comedy that starred Winona Ryder as a high school student named Veronica Sawyer who starts to hang out with Westerberg High's most popular clique — a group of Heathers. Veronica meets a mysterious boy named J.D. and accidentally sets off a series of suicides at the school. (It is better than it sounds, I swear.)
Would you consider seeing this onstage version of "Heathers"?
If you loved Tina Fey’s "Mean Girls" movie as much as I did, then news that there is a musical probably sends you weeping happily at your work desk. No? Just me? Fine, but it is exciting!
At the SAG awards, Tina Fey said she and her husband, who did the music for "30 Rock," are working on creating one. (I originally wrote her husband DOES the music for the show, which is depressing, because the show is over now.) She said she thinks Paramount is on board, too.
That’s all I need to know. "Mean Girls" is one of my favorite movies to quote, and after the success of Legally Blonde the Musical and Bring It On the Musical, it would probably do well. (Although I feel like Amy Poehler’s character, Regina George’s "cool mom," will totally steal the show. Or maybe the very minor but nonetheless wonderful Glen Coco. You go, Glen Coco.)
Here are a few other teen films we might like to see on stage. Let us know if we missed any!
I mean, obviously. "Clueless" is up there on my list of favorite movies ever and I think it could be hilarious and campy on stage. They could probably even get the original cast of the movie to be onstage because they’re all freaks and haven’t aged a bit. (Fun fact: this film is based on Jane Austen’s novel, "Emma.")