Thursday, March 12, 2009

Heathers, the Musical

"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"?


  1. I don't know that I have a favorite line, but I love that movie! A musical sounds awesome!

  2. OMG I adore that movie. I would sooooo see the musical. ROFL!!

  3. Seriously, if it's on Broadway when we're there for RWA in summer 2011, I'm thinking group outing. How fun would that be?!

  4. Amanda Brice11:09 AM

    Oh, did I mention that the mean girls (because any good book about teens has to have a group of mean girls) in my current wip have the last names Chandler, Duke, and McNamara?

    Yes, I crack myself up.

  5. I loved Heathers! I may have to go rent it again now.

  6. Amanda Brice11:40 AM

    I have it on both DVD and VHS.

    I might be just a little obsessed.

  7. Two lines
    1. Great pate, mom, but I gotta motor if I wanna be ready for that party tonight.
    2. What's your damage, Veronica?

  8. Anonymous12:40 PM

    "I use my grand IQ to decide what color lip gloss to wear in the morning and how to hit three keggers before curfew..."

  9. Amanda Brice1:07 PM

    All good ones!

  10. Amanda Brice1:09 PM

    I totally have that "Teenage Suicide (Don't Do It!)" song stuck in my head now.

  11. At first my reaction to hearing about the musical was "no, that will be awful!" But now on reflection I've changed my mind...if it's done in a weird, dark fashion, I bet it will be fabulous! :-)

  12. I LOVE MY DEAD GAY SON! *sniffle sob*