Mean Girls musical set for London's West End in Spring 2021

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Mean Girls The Musical is set to open in London's West End in Spring 2021, with a film adaption also in the works.

An adaption of the classic 2004 movie, Mean Girls the musical features music by Jeff Richmond, lyrics by Nell Benjamin and a book by Tina Fey, who wrote the screenplay for the original film.

The Broadway run opened in New York in March 2018, with a cast including Erika Henningsen as Cady Heron, Taylor Louderman as Regina George, Ashley Park as Gretchen Wieners, Kate Rockwell as Karen Smith, Barrett Wilbert Weed as Janis Sarkisian and Grey Henson as Damian Hubbard.

Still playing to full houses at the August Wilson Theatre, the Broadway production picked up 12 Tony nominations including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score.

Now a West End transfer is in the works, with producers planning for the show to open in London in Spring 2021. A theatre has yet to be announced.

Along with news of a West End production, it's been announced that there are plans for a filmed version of the musical.

Tina Fey, who wrote the screenplay for the film and the book for the musical, said: "I'm very excited to bring Mean Girls back to the big screen...It's been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences.

"I've spent 16 years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe, and I love them dearly."

Lorne Michaels will produce the film adaption.

Michaels said: "It has been a joy to work on Mean Girls and to watch it go from film, to musical, and now to musical film. I am very proud that Tina's story and characters continue to resonate with new generations. We are all excited to continue to work with Sonia Friedman and her team as we prepare for London."

Mean Girls is the latest confirmed transfer from Broadway following Dear Evan Hansen, which opened the Noel Coward Theatre in October, and Frozen, which will play the Theatre Royal Drury Lane from autumn 2020.

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