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Tina Fey takes 'Mean Girls' to Broadway!

It's been 14 years since "Mean Girls" hit cinemas and what better way to revive the hit film than taking the storyline to Broadway!


Brittany King


Tina Fey has done it: she put fetch back into motion. 

 

The 47-year-old comedienne, who was the Mean Girls' screenwriter for the original film and also the author of the book of the Broadway musical adaptation, opened her musical in New York City on Sunday, April 8, to a packed audience. 

With her husband Jeff Richmond, who wrote the music, by her side, Fey's dream came true as she watched her Broadway adaptation come to life and it couldn't be more timely. 

 

"The movie was about relational aggression among women," Fey told Variety. "But now that behavior has really metastasized across our society, and you see it everywhere. You see it in people being horrible to each other on social media. So if anything, its gone wider. It's such an escalation in the interpersonal arms race."

 

Mean Girls is officially on Broadway now.

It's a dream. I was trying to explain to my older daughter last night, when I was a kid, I didn't grow up in New York City, so if we came to New York to see a show and we got this real Playbill, and it was just so special. And I really did feel, like, a burning desire to have my name in one of those Playbills someday.

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