Watch out, Mean Girls heading to Broadway

Mean Girls, a 2004 comedy about high school girls, has been adapted as a stage musical that is set in the present time.
Mean Girls, a 2004 comedy about high school girls, has been adapted as a stage musical that is set in the present time.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/MEAN GIRLS ON BROADWAY

BOSTON (NYTimes) - Mean Girls is back - this time with smartphones.

The cult classic film, a 2004 comedy about high school girls, has been adapted as a stage musical that is set in the present time.

That means the Plastics have Snapchat and Instagram in their arsenal.

The musical is heading to Broadway next spring - beginning previews on March 12 and opening on April 8 at August Wilson Theatre - following a run at the National Theatre in Washington from Oct 31 to Dec 3.

The musical features the same characters and basic storyline as the film's.

Tina Fey, the comedian who has already succeeded in television, on film and with a memoir, has written the musical's book, based on the film's screenplay, which she also wrote.

Lorne Michaels, the musical's lead producer, said adapting and updating the show provided an opportunity for improvement.

"There are lots of things you can do better in a musical," he said.

"The characters are fuller."