A 'Clueless' Musical Is Finally Underway

We're totally buggin'.
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We'd see the show just for the costumes. Photo: "Clueless"/Facebook

We'd see the show just for the costumes. Photo: "Clueless"/Facebook

After years of speculation, Amy Hecklering, the writer, director and creator of "Clueless," confirmed that the 1995 comedy classic will be making its leap to the stage. In an interview with "Entertainment Tonight" (watch below), Hecklering revealed she's already written the script for the musical Broadway adaptation, and that a number of big Broadway names have signed on to make it happen.

Tony-nominated Kristen Hanggi, best known for developing Broadway smash-hit "Rock of Ages," has signed on to direct, while Dodger Theatricals, the group behind "Jersey Boys" and the original run of "Into the Woods," is set to produce.

Like Hanggi's "Rock of Ages," "Clueless" will be a jukebox musical, meaning that the score will be comprised of already-existing songs, rather than original ones. If we have one request, though, it's to include a Broadway-approved version of Coolio's "Rollin' With the Homies," which Brittany Murphy's Tai notoriously crooned at the Val party.

"Clueless" isn't the first teen-centric flick to go the Great White Way, of course, with "Legally Blonde" and "Bring It On" premiering on Broadway in 2007 and 2011, respectively. This follows April's news that a musical adaption of Tina Fey's "Mean Girls" is expected to start production by late summer, with Fey's husband, composer Jeff Richmond, scoring the show.

All this is certainly timely, with "Clueless" the film celebrating its 20th anniversary next month. Now, time for the Big Question: Which budding blonde starlet might Hanggi tap to play Cher Horowitz?