Hi! I'm kinda new to the fandom I wanted to ask you something I've been hearing: Is it true that the script for Heathers is changing? And if it's true, do you know why?
From what I have heard some of the writers for Heathers is changing up some of the songs and may be removing some of the lines. They have already made one change that was in some of the shows back in 2014/15.
In the original script when Big Bud Dean asks Veronica to stay for dinner JD originally told him no and insisted that Veronica go home. They changed that scene so that JD invites Veronica to stay for dinner. This change did make that scene closer to the original movie version. However with the changes they had made to JD in the musical that made him different from his movie counterpart some people felt the change wasn’t needed and didn’t suit his character.
More recently there has been talk of the writes scrapping the song “Blue” and replacing it by “You’re Welcome” which is the song they use in place of “Blue” in the Heathers 101 version. If you don’t know Heathers 101 is this edited, censored version of Heathers that is meant for high school.
Honestly I find it stupid as several of the line or lyric changes that is made in that version is stupid or could have easily been replaced with something better that would have still avoided the subject matter they wanted to edit out in the first place. (Such as in Dead Girl Walking in Heathers 101 where they spend most of there time holding hands and try to kiss but bump heads instead. Yea…)
Anyway on the twitter of one of the writers for the Heather’s script (I’m sorry I can’t remember his name) he confirmed that they did officially replace “Blue” with “You’re Welcome” which beyond sucks because I have read the lyrics for “You’re Welcome” and it’s awful.
I have heard rumors of them potentially changing or removing other lines (I’ve heard one rumor that they are going to remove “Well fuck me gently with a chainsaw!”) but I haven’t seen anything to confirm it or move it past simple rumors.
I don’t like the changes they are doing to Heathers. I like it how it was and I hate that they are messing up an already awesome musical.
There have been rumors that Heathers might be coming back possibly on Broadway, and several of the original actors have said that they would do the show again if it came back. So I was really excited at the possibility of seeing Heathers preformed by the original cast. But with the recent changes to the script, even if they got the entire original cast back, I wouldn’t go see it. I have this image of the Heathers I love in my head and I don’t want it tainted with this screwed up version of Heathers.