Tina Fey's 'Mean Girls' musical to launch national tour in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Well this is like, totally fetch. 

Mean Girls, the new Broadway musical based on the 2004 teen comedy with a cult following, will launch its national tour in Buffalo.

The Tony-nominated show, written by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, will open at Shea's Performing Arts Center in the fall of 2019. It will follow in the footsteps of Finding Neverland (2016), On Your Feet! (2017) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (this fall) in kicking off its national tour before Buffalo audiences. 

The Queen City will get an economic boost as the birthplace of the national tour. The cast and crew will be in town for rehearsals in the weeks leading up to the first public performance. 

"The 750 industry members in the room burst into applause and cheers when Tina announced that Buffalo will tech and launch the National Tour," said Michael Murphy, president of Shea's. "I extend or deep thanks to our subscribers, donors, volunteers, sponsors and the entire Buffalo-Niagara community for their continued support of Shea's."

The production will also receive state tax credits for launching the tour in Buffalo. 

Exact performance dates will be announced later. 

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