About a group four teenage girls – three of whom share the first name Heather - at high school in Ohio. Veronica, the fourth friend, has had enough and longs to return to her old life and geeky friends. The film starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, and gained cult status.
Based on the 1988 film of the same name
The show's director, Andy Fickman, had been working with Daniel Waters (the screenwriter of the film) on the musical. After seeing Laurence O'Keefe's work with Legally Blonde and how he transitioned film to theatre, he decided to pair him with Reefer Madness collaborator Kevin Murphy. Fickman said of the experience, "we found that Heathers gave a great deal of opportunity for '80s commentary and a great chance for music and storytelling".
There was a reading sometime in 2010, with Kristen Bell as Veronica, Christian Campbell as J.D., and Jenna Leigh Green, Corri English, and Christine Lakin as the Heathers.
On September 13–14, 2010, it was presented as a concert at Joe's Pub. The show was directed by Andy Fickman, and it starred Annaleigh Ashford as Veronica Sawyer, Jeremy Jordan as Jason Dean, Jenna Leigh Green as Heather Chandler, Corri English as Heather McNamara, and Christine Lakin as Heather Duke, James Snyder as Kurt Kelly, PJ Griffith as Ram Sweeney, Julie Garnyé as Martha "Dumptruck" Dunnstock, Eric Leviton as Ram's Dad, Kevin Pariseau as Kurt's Dad/Principal, Jill Abramovitz as Ms. Fleming/Veronica's Mom, Tom Compton as Hipster Dork/Preppy Kid, Alex Ellis as Goth Girl/English Teacher/Young Republicanette, and Kelly Karbacz as Stoner Chick/School Psychologist.
The show played at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Los Angeles for a limited engagement on the weekends from September 21, 2013 to October 6, 2013. The cast included Barrett Wilbert Weed as Veronica, Ryan McCartan as J.D., Sarah Halford as Heather Chandler, Kristolyn Lloyd as Heather Duke, and Elle McLemore as Heather McNamara. Elle is the only Heather to make it to Off-Broadway but Heather Duke was replaced before Heathers final performance when Kristolyn Lloyd reprised her role as Heather Duke as Alice Lee’s replacement.
In 2013, it was announced that Heathers: The Musical would be brought to Off-Broadway, previews beginning in March at New World Stages, directed by Andy Fickman. Coincidentally, New World is also the name of the original film's distributor. In February 2014, the cast was announced, including Barrett Wilbert Weed, Ryan McCartan, and Elle McLemore reprising their roles as Veronica, J.D, and Heather McNamara, respectively, with new additions to the cast being Jessica Keenan Wynn as Heather Chandler, Alice Lee as Heather Duke and Tony Award winner Anthony Crivello as Bill Sweeney/'Big Bud' Dean. The show began previews on March 15, 2014, and opened on March 31, 2014.
A cast album was recorded on April 15–16, 2014 with an in-store and digital release of June 17, 2014. It was released a week early on June 10, 2014.
Heathers: The Musical played its final performance at New World Stages on August 4, 2014.
Notable US regional productions
In 2016 White Plains Performing Arts Center presented the NY Regional Premiere of the production to sold out audiences.
The Australian premiere of Heathers: The Musical at the Hayes Theatre in Sydney was staged in July–August 2015. Directed by Trevor Ashley with choreography by Cameron Mitchell, it starred Jaz Flowers as Veronica Sawyer, Stephen Madsen as Jason "J.D." Dean, Lucy Maunder as Heather Chandler, Erin Clare as Heather McNamara, and Libby Asciak as Heather Duke. The well-received production transferred the following year, with mostly the same cast, for seasons in Brisbane (Playhouse, Queensland Performing Arts Centre) in January 2016, Melbourne (Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne) in May 2016, and the Sydney Opera House's Playhouse in June 2016.
"Beautiful" – Veronica, Heather Chandler, Heather McNamara, Heather Duke, Kurt, Ram, Martha, Mrs. Fleming and Students
"Candy Store" – H. Chandler, H. McNamara and H. Duke
"Fight for Me" – Veronica and Students
"Candy Store Playoff" † – H. Chandler, H. McNamara and H. Duke
"Freeze Your Brain" – J.D.
"Big Fun" – Ram, Kurt, Veronica, H. Chandler, H. McNamara, H. Duke and Ensemble
"Dead Girl Walking" – Veronica and J.D.
"Veronica's Chandler Nightmare" † – H. Chandler and Ensemble
"The Me Inside of Me" – H. Chandler, Veronica, J.D., Cops, Ms. Fleming and Company
"Blue" †† – Ram, Kurt, H. McNamara and H. Duke
"Blue" (Reprise) † – Ram, Kurt, H. Duke, H. McNamara and Students
"Blue Playoff" † – Students
"Our Love is God" – J.D., Veronica, Ram and Kurt
"Prom or Hell?" † – Veronica
"My Dead Gay Son" – Ram's Dad, Kurt's Dad and Mourners
"Seventeen" – Veronica and J.D.
"Shine a Light" – Ms. Fleming and Students
"Lifeboat" – H. McNamara
"Shine a Light" (Reprise) – H. Duke and Students
"Hey Yo, Westerburg" † – H. McNamara and Students
"Kindergarten Boyfriend" – Martha
"Yo Girl" – H. Chandler, Ram and Kurt
"Meant to Be Yours" – J.D. and Students
"Dead Girl Walking" (Reprise) – Veronica, J.D. and Students
"I Am Damaged" – J.D. and Veronica
"Seventeen" (Reprise) – Veronica, Martha, H. McNamara and Company
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Heathers The Musical (2018-06-The Other Palace Main-London)Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: The Other Palace (Londres - Angleterre) Salle : Main TheatreDurée : 1 mois 3 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : samedi 09 juin 2018Première : samedi 09 juin 2018Dernière : samedi 04 août 2018Mise en scène : Andy Fickman • Chorégraphie : Gary Lloyd • Producteur : Avec : Carrie Hope FletcherCommentaires : Carrie Hope Fletcher returns to the West End to star in a full-scale production of Heathers – The Musical, playing for a strictly limited season at The Other Palace. The musical previously appeared at the London venue in 2017, playing a sold-out, short run as a work-in-progress show starring Charlotte Wakefield. Now, the sassy musical returns, featuring new songs, new material and new classmates.
Transféré au Haymarket Theatre.
Heathers The Musical (2018-09-Haymarket Theatre-London)Type de série: West End Transfer
Théâtre: Haymarket Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 2 mois 2 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : lundi 03 septembre 2018Première : mardi 11 septembre 2018Dernière : samedi 24 novembre 2018Mise en scène : Andy Fickman • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Carrie Hope Fletcher (Veronica Sawyer), Jodie Steele (Chandler), T’Shan Williams (Duke) and Sophie Isaacs (McNamara), alongside Jamie Muscato as rebellious transfer student Jason Dean (JD), Chris Chung (Kurt Kelly), Dominic Anderson (Ram Sweeney), Jenny O’Leary (Martha Dunnstock), Rebecca Lock (Ms. Flemming), Jon Boydon (Kurt’s Dad), Alex James Hatton (Officer Milner), Charlotte Jaconelli (Stoner Chick), Lauren Drew (New Wave Girl), Olivia Moore (Young Rerepublicanette), and Sergio Pasquariello (Officer McCord), Hugh Maynard (Ram’s Dad), John Lumsen (Hipster Dork) and Merryl Ansah (Drama Cub Drama Queen)Commentaires : Following a number of workshop performances and then a full production at The Other Palace, Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy musical adaptation of Heathers is set to transfer to West End. It will run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 3rd September to 24th November starring West End sensation Carrie Hope Fletcher.
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