heathers the musical is here!
and we've got some casting recommendations.
So what's the damage? Composer Laurence O'Keefe and writer Kevin Murphy teamed up in 2010 to created a small-scale musical version of Heathers that was performed two nights at Joe's Pub in New York. This past fall, the musical got new life and had a run in a theater in Los Angeles, prompting it to be moved to New York and staged Off Broadway at the New World Theater.
Our only hope is that the singing and dancing doesn't interfere with that what-a-cruel-world-let's-toss-ourselves-in-the-abyss type ambience we loved about the original movie, so we went ahead and picked out some actors and actresses who we think could take on the iconic roles of Veronica Sawyer, Heather Chandler, Heather Duke, Heather McNamara, and J.D. Some are obvious (Rachel McAdams as the leader of a bitchy high school teen clique) and some are more obscure, but overall we'd be heads over tails to see any of these celebs on a Broadway stage. They're our top choices... God, we hate them.
photo by getty imagesVERONICA SAWYER: Kristen Stewart
photo by getty imagesOR: Chloe Grace Moretz
photo by getty imagesHEATHER CHANDLER: Rachel McAdams
photo by getty imagesOR: Kristen Bell
(Fun Fact: Kristen Bell was attached to the original Joe's Pub version as Veronica Sawyer, but then dropped out.)
photo by getty imagesHEATHER DUKE: Alison Brie
photo by getty imagesOR: Lucy Hale
photo by getty imagesHEATHER MCNAMARA: Gillian Jacobs
photo by getty imagesOR: Amanda Seyfried
photo by getty imagesJ.D.: Emile Hirsch
photo by getty imagesOR: James Franco