Tina Fey’s composer husband Jeff Richmond has confirmed the musical adaptation of Mean Girls is nearing completion.
The actress, who wrote and starred in the 2004 teen classic, has been working on a stage version of the movie with Richmond and Nell Benjamin, the composer behind Legally Blonde: The Musical.
Fey and her partner have been developing new Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which was released this month, but their full focus is now on the Mean Girls musical.
He tells Yahoo, “We’ve been working for a long time now. I’m going to say it’s like 60 per cent written, and it’s being staffed creatively. We are looking to do some actual solid readings coming around this summer. The Kimmy Schmidt thing took a lot more time than we all thought, so it slowed some Mean Girls stuff down.”
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