You could say that Heathers, the 1988 dark comedy about high school politics gone wrong, laid the groundwork for teen movie blockbusters like Mean Girls. (If you’ve never seen it, get thee to Netflix!) With Winona Ryder and Christian Slater at its helm, the movie dealt with the tricky social gymnastics required for surviving those awkward years—all with a murderous edge.
25 years later, the cult film is getting a second life off-Broadway in Heathers The Musical. From the looks of this press preview, it seems like the the twisted tale is getting a decidedly Glee-like makeover. How will it handle the heavy topics of bullying and bulimia? We’ll just have to buy a ticket and find out.
What other teen movies would you want to see adapted for the stage? Our first thought: Clueless: Cher Takes Broadway.