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Actually, the 'Mean Girls' Movie Musical Adaptation Isn't That Weird

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by Hollywood’s adaptation cycle. #MeanGirls

24.1.2020

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by Hollywood’s adaptation cycle. MeanGirls

Mean Girls isn't the only production to follow the movie to musical to movie-musical model—the industry has been doing it for years.

, starring Ricki Lake and Colleen Fitzpatrick (better known as Vitamin C) that became a cult classic. In 2002, when it was first reimagined as a musical about Tracy Turnblad's attempt to be cast on The Corny Collins show and protest segregation in Baltimore, with music and lyrics from Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, Hairspray made it to Broadway and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. That's the Hairspray that served as the main source material for the second film version, a 2007 movie starring Nikki Blonsky and John Travolta. This happened with , too, which has technically been adapted for the screen three times. In 1926, Maurine Dallas Watkins took two real-life 1924 court cases and satirized them in a Broadway stage play called Chicago. In 1927, that play was adapted into film with the same characters. That film was then re-made in 1942, except it was called Roxie and starred Ginger Rogers as the murderess in question. Three decades later, in 1975, Chicago was given the musical treatment (with some Bob Fosse choreography) and then, in 2002, turned into an Oscar-winning film starring and Catherine Zeta Jones. And the fact that it is now the second longest-running show on Broadway is proof that this kind of endless adaptation can really pay off. Sunset Boulevard also went from 1950 noir film to 1993 stage musical (with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber) to a forthcoming movie musical starring Read more: W magazine

Tina Fey is turning her 'Mean Girls' musical into a movieMean Girls has been a movie and a musical. Now it's going to be both. Tina Fey and the producers of… So... Mean Girls? Deja vu Anything for a buck!

'Mean Girls' Musical Being Adapted Into a MovieMean Girls will soon be singing and dancing its way back to the big screen. The Broadway musical adaptation of the 2004 teen comedy will now be adapted into a feature film of its own by Paramount. No more originality. Just sequels and remakes

Paramount Adapting 'Mean Girls' Musical Into MovieLorne Michaels will return to produce the movie musical with Tina Fey, who will write the script. Wait...

The Limit Does Not Exist: The ‘Mean Girls’ Musical Is Getting a MovieTina Fey Announces ‘Mean Girls’ Musical Movie Adaptation Dafuq?

Tina Fey is turning the Mean Girls musical back into a movieMean Girls writer Tina Fey has confirmed that she's now adapting the Mean Girls musical, which was based on the 2004 film, back into a movie.

Tina Fey to Take 'Mean Girls' Musical Back to Big Screen for New Adaptation“I’ve spent 16 years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe and I love them dearly,” writer-actress says Oh yey The whole movie-broadway-movie plan didn't work all that well for The Producers. I need to see the broadway musical MeanGirls

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