It’s been over a decade since Mean Girls hit the big screen (which is a weirdly sobering thought—newsflash: we’re all old), but the love for the Plastics, Janis Ian, Ms. Norbury, et al lives on. To call the movie a cult classic may seem premature, but I can’t think of any other film in recent history that has weaseled its way into our pop culture and modern day vernacular quite like this one. Just about everyone knows that we wear pink on Wednesdays, that fetch isn’t going to happen, and that Principal Duvall did not leave the South Side for this. Common knowledge, right?
Mean Girls Fans Line Up As Broadway Tickets Go On Sale
I’m pleased to report that Mean Girls mastermind and funny woman Tina Fey seems to share our affinity for the movie, and gave fans one heck of a surprise yesterday—which was October 3, FYI, but you probably knew that, unless you’re Aaron Samuels.
Fans lined up outside the August Wilson Theatre, which will house the musical adaptation of Mean Girls when it hits the stage next spring, hoping to be the first to buy tickets to the Broadway show. Those on line were treated to some free swag—all pink, of course—and a visit from Ms. Norbury herself, Tina Fey. Fey manned a pink food truck, passing out cheese fries to the lucky fans, who clearly didn’t care that it was eleven o’clock in the morning, because when Tina Fey gives you cheese fries, ya eat ‘em.
Tina Fey Hands Out Cheese Fries To Mean Girls Fans
If you’re in New York and missed out on the opportunity to get cheese fries from the Mean Girls-mobile, you still have a chance: The truck will be making its rounds through Manhattan, with stops in Times Square and Union Square.
Fey, who wrote the screenplay for the movie, also wrote the Mean Girls musical, along with husband Jeff Richmond and Tony nominee Nell Benjamin. Previews will begin on March 12, 2018, before opening on April 8. Before Broadway, the show will make its world premiere at Washington D.C.’s National Theater beginning October 31.