"I think we really want to find interesting people that no one has seen before. I don’t think I can say Audra McDonald will play Cady. Hopefully we’ll find a young person who, at this moment, is still in college but will be making her way to New York as we write. Still a fetus somewhere."
-Tina Fey giving Vulture an update on the Mean Girls musical she and composer/producing partner/husband Jeff Richmond are working on. Richmond says they're close to being done writing and that they'll be workshopping it sometime later this year.
Tina Fey is hoping to work on a musical based on the movie Mean Girls soon. While asked about it on the red carpet at the SAG Awards last night, Fey said, "Maybe! We want to. I would love to. I'm trying to develop it with my husband, who does all the music for 30 Rock and I think Paramount's onboard." She also mentioned Mariah Carey as a possibility for Amy Poehler's "cool mom" part. With 30 Rock ending its run this week, the Mean Girls musical could end up being one of her next projects, but it'll be hard to squeeze it in with all the stuff [...]