Coming Soon: Heathers, the Musical

Cult favorite from late 1980s is reborn

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Dec 10, 2013 6:25 PM CST

(Newser) – Before there was Mean Girls, there was Heathers. Now that dark comedy is ready to bully its way into New York as a musical. The 1988 film starring Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, and Christian Slater has been turned into a show by Tony Award nominee Laurence O'Keefe and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy. It starts performances off-Broadway in March at New World Stages after a stint in Los Angeles this year. Andy Fickman directs. It tells the story of a high school misfit in Ohio who teams up with her boyfriend to kill her mean but popular classmates—most called Heather—and make it look like suicide.

A 1989 photo of Winona Ryder, then 19, during an interview in New York.
A 1989 photo of Winona Ryder, then 19, during an interview in New York.   (WYATT COUNTS)
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