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Weekend Poll Top Three: So Fetch! Fans Want Mean Girls and John Hughes Movies on Broadway

Weekend Poll Top Three: So Fetch! Fans Want Mean Girls and John Hughes Movies on Broadway
'Mean Girls'
Fans want to see the 'Mean Girls' Plastics sing on Broadway.

With school back in session, Broadway.com asked readers which classic school-themed film they'd like to see adapted for the Broadway musical stage. The votes are in, and a trio of high school-set movies nabbed the top spots. Take a look below to find out which flicks ranked at the top of the class.

1. Mean Girls (2004) - 21%
Fans want the Plastics to scorch up Broadway with their Burn Book. Written by Tina Fey and starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams, Mean Girls follows new girl Cady Heron as she navigates the social world of public high school and becomes a member of the two-faced "Plastics" clique. The girls even get to show off their pipes during a holiday talent show scene in which they perform a risque rendition of "Jingle Bell Rock."


2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off  (1986) - 13%
Already a Tony winner for 1983's Brighton Beach Memoirs, Matthew Broderick solidified his status as a screen star by playing charismatic Chicago area teenager Ferris Bueller. The John Hughes-directed film also features an iconic musical movie moment as Broderick, during his hookey adventures, hops aboard a parade float to lip sync to the Beatles' "Twist and Shout."


3. The Breakfast Club (1985) - 11%
Third place goes to The Breakfast Club, another popular flick from the late high school movie mastermind John Hughes. The film follows a group of teens (played by members of the '80s "Brat Pack") as they spend a Saturday afternoon in detention. Hughes favorite Molly Ringwald, who starred as popular girl Claire Standish, later headlined on Broadway in Cabaret and Enchanted April.

Thanks for voting, and have a good first week of school!

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