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 Musical, Desperate Housewives). Andy Fickman (Reefer Madness) directs the production, with choreography by three-time Emmy winner Marguerite Derricks (Behind the Candelabra, Bunheads).
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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