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
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(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.

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Dec 17, 2013 4:11 PM CST
I'm still waiting for Feathers, the Musical.
Dec 10, 2013 9:44 PM CST
Heathers worked partially because of Christian Slater. The dude is creepy; more creepy than James Spader, and that's saying a lot.
Dec 10, 2013 8:30 PM CST
Dark comedy is the best kind of comedy. Brits and Aussie comedy are up there as well.