"Mean Girls": The musical?

Tina Fey is working on developing the comedy into a play

By Prachi Gupta
Published January 28, 2013 8:50PM (UTC)
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The beloved 2004 comedy "Mean Girls," which featured "SNL" talent like Tina Fey, Tim Meadows, Amy Poehler and Ana Gasteyer, might be coming to the stage as a musical. At this weekend's SAG award ceremony, where she won for best actress in a comedy series, the comedian told E! that "I'm trying to develop it, actually, with my husband, who does all the music for '30 Rock'. And I think Paramount's onboard, yeah."

Fey, who wrote the screenplay for the film, took a jab at  "American Idol" mean girl Mariah Carey , saying that based on her recent spat with Nicki Minaj she "can play Amy Poehler's part in the musical."

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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