Odds & Ends: Tina Fey’s Not Given Up on Mean Girls Musical & More

first_imgLindsay Lohan, Amanda Seyfried, Rachel McAdams & Lacey Chabert in ‘Mean Girls'(Photo: Paramount Pictures) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Tina Fey’s Not Given Up on Mean Girls MusicalThe plastics are still coming! Tina Fey, along with her hubby, composer Jeff Richmond and lyricist Nell Benjamin, have finally set some time aside to develop the Mean Girls tuner. “We’re working on the musical adaptation, and thanks to Ellie Kemper’s pregnancy, we have this whole summer to work on it,” Deadline reports Fey revealing at Tribeca. Kemper leads the eight-time Emmy winner’s hit Netflix show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. No updates on whether there’ll be a number called “Fetch.” We remain hopeful.Chilina Kennedy to Lead A Sign Of The Times ReadingInteresting—signs are this show could have legs. Later this month, Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful), Ryan Silverman (Side Show) and more will lead an industry-only staged presentation of A Sign Of The Times. The new ‘60’s musical, which will feature hit songs from the era including “I Know a Place” and “The Shoop Shoop Song,” is then headed to Goodspeed over the summer. Directed by Gabriel Barre and based on an original story by Richard Robin with a book by Bruce Vilanch, the show follows Cindy from Middle America to the swirl of Manhattan…No word yet on casting at Goodspeed.Tracy Letts & Debra Winger in Talks for The LoversLooks like two-time Tony winner Tracy Letts will star opposite stage and screen star Debra Winger in Azazel Jacobs’ The Lovers. Deadline writes that the pair are likely to play a married couple who reconcile after they’ve taken on lovers in the comedy. Shooting is scheduled to start in May.It’s Official! Hamilton Bails Out HamiltonLin-Manuel Miranda’s stupendous smash Hamilton continues to blow us all away. After picking up every accolade going, including, most recently, the Pulitzer, there now comes the news that Hamilton, has, well, saved Alexander Hamilton. After the idea was floated that the ten-dollar founding father would be replaced by a woman, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has confirmed that he will now remain on the front of the aforementioned bill. Instead, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson will no longer be in prime location on the $20 bill; he is set to be replaced by Civil War-era abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Expect to see the new notes by 2020. You might also be able to get tickets to a certain tuner at the Richard Rodgers Theatre by then. View Commentslast_img

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