As the brains behind both Mean Girls the film AND Mean Girls the Broadway show, Fey is probably the most qualified Mean Girls expert out there. And she did have a starring role in the movie. But does she really have what it takes to be in the sing and dance version? Thankfully for us, the quest for that answer resulted in the most hilarious skit, filled with some awesomely epic (and at times dangerous) dance moves from Fey.
"Writing the Mean Girls musical has been a dream come true," says Fey in the beginning of the video. "The only awkward thing is that people keep coming up to me saying like, 'Why aren't you in it?' and 'When are you gonna be in it?' "
Cue the hijinks.
It's really doubtful we'll ever be over these #priceless cast reactions to Fey's performance:
Grey Henson (Damian) and Erika Henningsen (Cady)
Ashley Park (Gretchen Wieners)
Ensemble dancers Kevin Csolak and Demarius R. Copes
Ultimately, Fey realizes that "Broadway is hard. And the people who do it are super talented."
But honestly, we'd still pay really good money to see Fey in literally any Broadway show ever. See for yourself below—and watch out for our July/August issue for even more scoop on the show in our annual "Jazz Hand Awards" feature.
School of American Ballet students (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy SAB)
Do you have a "Strictly Ballet"–sized hole in your heart? Good news: The upcoming docuseries "On Pointe" just might fill it.
The School of American Ballet is teaming up with Imagine Documentaries and DCTV for the project. Though it's not yet clear where "On Pointe" will air, we do know that it'll follow talented SAB students preparing for professional ballet careers—much as Teen Vogue's popular "Strictly Ballet" web series did back in the day. But "On Pointe" marks the first time documentary filmmakers have been allowed access to the school, and it sounds like it'll paint an even more complete picture of the dancers' lives inside and outside the studio.
Choreographer Bob Fosse's signature style—with its jazz hands, inverted knees, and slouched shoulders—is still a huge influence in the dance world (and, thanks to the gloriously dancyFX series "Fosse/Verdon," the TV world). But while you know to expect plenty of Fosse-isms during a stage performance of Chicago or Sweet Charity, Fosse's legacy has also seeped into pop music culture, inspiring the likes of Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. Here are just six of the many music videos that reference Fosse's iconic works.
Gabrielle Hamilton in John Heginbotham's dream ballet from Oklahoma! Photo by Little Fang Photo, courtesy DKC/O&M
Last night, longtime theater legends (including Chita Rivera herself!) as well as rising stars gathered to celebrate one of Broadway's danciest events: the third annual Chita Rivera Awards.
The evening paid tribute to this season's dancer standouts, extraordinary ensembles, and jaw-dropping choreography—on- and off-Broadway and on film.
As usual, several Dance Spirit faves made it into the mix. (With such a fabulous talent pool of nominees to choose from, we're glad that ties were allowed.) Here are the highlights from the winner's list: