The musical version of dark teen comedy “Heathers” has locked in its Off Broadway run, setting a timeline that will see the tuner begin performances this spring at New World Stages.
The stage adaptation of the iconic teen comedy — about a popular girl and a rebel without a cause whose murderous activities inadvertently make teen suicide trendy — lands in Gotham after a brief, popular run in Los Angeles earlier this year. It’s also one of three mean-girls musicals in various stages of development or production, including “Jawbreaker” and “Mean Girls.”
Musical by Laurence O’Keefe (“Legally Blonde,” “Bat Boy”) and Kevin Murphy (“Reefer Madness”) is helmed by Andy Fickman, whose film credits include “Parental Guidance” and “You Again.” Marguerite Derricks (“Behind the Candelabra”) choreographs.
O’Keefe, Murphy and Fickman are also producers of the musical, among a team led by J. Todd Harris (“The Kids Are All Right”), Andy Cohen, Amy Powers, Bruce Bendell, Jamie Bendell, Scott Prisand, Scott Benson and Big Block Theatrical, the legit production arm of the Hollywood digital production and design shingle.
“Heathers” begins its Off Broadway run March 17 ahead of a March 31 opening at Off Broadway multiplex New World Stages.