People just don’t understand how difficult it is to get a Broadway musical off the ground. For the past decade I’ve been working on a musical called “Stanley & Helen”. It’s basically Three’s Company from the point of view of the Ropers. Ralph Furley appears briefly at the end (he symbolizes death!) and some of the songs include, “He’s a Fruit” and “You’ve Gone Soft (But Not in the Good Way)”. Unfortunately, I’ve faced a series of unfortunate obstacles that have prevented me from achieving my dream such as debilitating laziness and the fact that writing a play is very, very hard.
So I can relate to Tina Fey’s struggle to bring a “Mean Girls” musical to Broadway especially when it’s a musical that is still basically unwritten. Nonetheless, as Jezebel is reporting, Fey is getting things done and according to her husband and frequent collaborator Jeff Richmond,
We’re taking meetings with people; I’ve profiled Broadway folks, who are talking to us about it. It’s a long process – a year, two years, however long it might take. We watch Smash, so we know how it works!
I don’t know what Smash is and can only assume it’s about “The Incredible Hulk” or whatever. But I do know that it is a long process and gets even longer when you’re constantly distracted by youtube or reflective surfaces or the family of cats that live in an abandoned car across the street.