This news is totally fetch! Vulture.com caught up with Jeff Richmond (Tina Fey’s husband, who is scoring the upcoming Mean Girls musical), and he spilled a ton of details about the Plastics exciting leap from screen to stage.
“It's actually becoming a thing!" Richmond said of the musical. “We're taking meetings with people; I've profiled Broadway folks, who are talking to us about it. It's a long process — a year, two years, however long it might take. We watch Smash, so we know how it works. It's all just laid out structure-wise right now. That's how early we are. Because you have to take a three-act structure and turn it into a two-act structure and start thinking about it like that, and we're working! We're working on it, okay?”
And even though the musical is in its preliminary stages, two things are clear: Gretchen Wieners is singing a “Fetch” song and Fey’s hilarious dialogue won’t be lost in translation.
Richmond continued, “I think there will be a fair amount of songs to move the action forward, but because Tina's dialogue in the movie is so funny, there will be a lot of room in there for that, for sure. We're going to keep those jokes in there. ‘Fetch' will be a song, for sure, absolutely. And it will probably reprise itself at some point, just so you know. Gretchen Wieners will have a song. That's all I can say. But it is fun to think about who is going to get a song — like, Damien will have a couple of songs."
It’s almost as if Richmond and Fey can read our minds. Now we’ll keep our fingers crossed for an “I Really Want to Lose Three Pounds” showstopper sung by Lea Michele.