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A Heathers Musical Is Headed To Broadway Next Year

Corn nuts! 

Surprisingly, this is the first I’ve heard of it. Which is weird, considering I was on top of that TV reboot Bravo was trying to do. Then didn’t. Thank god. But apparently, the Heathers musical has already been running for a while in Los Angeles.

“The musical stage adaptation of Michael Lehmann’s iconic 1988 dark comedy will get a limited engagement at New World Stages,” writes The Hollywood Reporter. “The announcement of the cross-country move comes as Heathers: The Musical wraps a sold-out engagement at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Los Angeles.”

Normally I’d be wary of such a project but THR cites an impressive team behind it:

Book, music and lyrics for the stage adaptation are written by Tony nominee Laurence O’Keefe (Legally Blonde) and Emmy winner Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness: The Movie MusicalDesperate Housewives). Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness) directs the production, with choreography by three-time Emmy winner Marguerite Derricks (Behind the CandelabraBunheads).

Previews will begin March 17 of next year with opening night set for March 31. Did anyone see this while it was in LA? I think this will definitely have to be a girls’ night for my NYC crew. After a round of croquet and a dinner of spaghetti with lots of oregano, of course.

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  • Mark Matson

    A certain percentage raising a daughter was waiting until she was old enough to show Heathers.

  • Robert

    It’s actually opening Off-Broadway at New World Stages. From what my friend’s who saw the workshops in NYC many moons ago tell me, that’s the perfect size venue for the show.

  • Stewart Zoot Wymer

    Now, I just need it to come to Australia and have a friend here that likes Heathers as much as me to go see it with … not normally into musicals but I think this merits an exception.

  • Mark Wyman

    Can’t wait for the “I love my dead, gay, son” funeral number.

  • ScreamLoudly

    Loved the movie!!! One of our all time favorite classics!!! I wld be interested to see the musical!!! Def going to check it out!!!