"Lick it up, baby. Lick it up."
Seriously, this cracks me up. The 1988 cult teen flick "Heathers", starring a young Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, and Christian Slater, is being turned into a stage musical.
Andy Fickman, director of "Race to Witch Mountain" and the musical "Reefer Madness", is developing a musical based on the high school black comedy for production in 2010, first in regional theatre and hopefully later with a Broadway run.
Currently reading the part of Veronica (originally played by Winona Ryder) is Kristen bell of "Veronica Mars" and "Gossip Girl"-narrator fame, but her availability when the play is mounted is unsure.
Director Fickman says that the film offers some fantastic lines, which he is excited to work with muscially. "'I love my dead gay son.' If you can get that into a song, then that is just perfect," he said.
Seriously. It *would* be perfect. And legions of 80s-era teens (now 30-and-40-somethings) will be rushing to Broadway to see it.
I know I will. Especially since RWA Nationals are in NYC in 2011. Road trip!!!!!
So, what's your fave line from the movie "Heathers"?