It was revealed Wednesday that the Mean Girls musical will be set in present day because of how much things have changed since the film’s release in 2004. According to The New York Times, “The adaptation is set in the present time. That means the Plastics have Snapchat and Instagram in their arsenal.” The new production is scheduled to open in Washington D.C. in late October before moving to Broadway, with previews beginning in March.
Tina Fey wrote the book and her husband Jeff Richmond is doing the music, while Nell Benjamin of Legally Blonde will provide lyrics. The cast includes Erika Henningsen as Cady Heron, Taylor Louderman as Regina George, Ashley Park as Gretchen Wieners and Kate Rockwell as Karen Smith.