Looks like “Clueless” heading to Broadway as part of the iconic movie’s 20th anniversary festivities, writer/director Amy Heckerling told Entertainment Tonight.
The 1995 film, which parallels Jane Austin’s Emma, features Cher Horowitz, the ultimate 90s’ Jewish American Princess. Along with her sidekick, Dionne, Cher takes new-kid Tai under her fabulous wing and plays matchmaker with hilariously mixed success.
“It’s a jukebox musical,” said Heckerling, who has apparently already written the book. That means the show will use popular songs , in keeping with the original movie’s pop culture status.
Kristin Hanggi, director of “Rock of Ages,” will direct the “Clueless” adaptation. Dodger Theatricals, the production team behind “Jersey Boys” and “Into the Woods,” will produce.
Casting is still up in the air, but we’re hoping for some Baldwins.
Let’s just hope this doesn’t turn into a full on Monet. You know, “from far away it’s okay, but up close it’s a mess.” Whatever.