Heathers is a American black comedy teen film  written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann , in both of their respective film debuts. The film portrays four teenage girls — three of whom are named Heather — in a clique at an Ohio high school, whose lives are disrupted by the arrival of a misanthrope intent on murdering the popular students and staging their deaths as suicides. Waters intended for Heathers to contrast the more optimistic teen movies of the era particularly those written by John Hughes by presenting a realistic depiction of high school imbued with dark satire. Daniel Waters also gained recognition for his screenplay, which won a Edgar Award. Despite positive reviews for the screenplay and performances of Ryder and Slater, it flopped at the box office but later became popular as a cult film. She is part of a popular but feared clique that also consists of three other wealthy and beautiful girls with the same first name: Heather Chandler, Heather Duke, and Heather McNamara. She has grown tired of them and longs to return to her old life with her "nerdy" friends. One day, new student and rebellious outsider Jason "J. Veronica observes this and finds herself fascinated.
Heathers the Musical
Join StageAgent today and unlock amazing theatre resources and opportunities. Research Playwrights, Librettists, Composers and Lyricists. Browse Theatre Writers. Based on the cult classic film of the same name, Heathers is the story of Veronica Sawyer, a senior at the fictional Westerberg High. Veronica longs to be cool like the clique of it-girls that runs Westerberg: the unaffected, unattainable Heathers. Unfortunately, in addition to awesome levels of popularity, the Heathers are also cruel, choosing to mock and bully their kingdom into submission.
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Heathers: The Musical is a rock musical with music, lyrics and book by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy , based on the film of the same name written by Daniel Waters. After a sold-out Los Angeles tryout, the show moved Off-Broadway in After the run in the show had an Off-West End run in and then transferred to the West End in for a limited engagement. While it is a high-energy dark comedy , the show opens conversations about dark issues, including bullying, teen suicide, sexual assault, and violence in schools. When Veronica's talent for forgery gets the Heathers out of detention, they give her a makeover and elevate her to their inner circle "Beautiful". Chandler discovers Martha's crush on Ram, and orders Veronica to forge a love letter from him to Martha; tempting Veronica with the promise of popularity "Candy Store".
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