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Mean Girls to close

unclevictor
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Mean Girls to close#1
Posted: 1/7/21 at 5:40pm
Another one bites the dust
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jacobsnchz14
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Mean Girls to close#2
Posted: 1/7/21 at 5:47pm
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Breaking-News-MEAN-GIRLS-Will-Not-Re-Open-on-Broadway-20210107
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Sutton Ross
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Mean Girls to close#3
Posted: 1/7/21 at 5:48pm

Such a cute show. Saw it on the 4th of July in 2018 with the original cast. Good times. I'm sorry to the cast and crew. I hope it continues to tour successfully when it's safe again. 

Updated On: 1/7/21 at 05:48 PM
AlexxGee
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Mean Girls to close#4
Posted: 1/7/21 at 5:50pm
I was not a fan of this show, but I’m really heartbroken. I’m a fan of the talented cast and crew and I’m so sad for them Mean Girls to close
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IdinaBellFoster
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Mean Girls to close#5
Posted: 1/7/21 at 5:50pm

This is honestly shocking. Not that they were doing gangbuster business pre-pandemic, but they've been featured so much in recent televised performances (granted they were all NBC).

"Oh look at the time, three more intelligent plays just closed and THE ADDAMS FAMILY made another million dollars" -Jackie Hoffman, Broadway.com Audience Awards
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TheGingerBreadMan
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Mean Girls to close#6
Posted: 1/7/21 at 5:52pm

Sorry to hear this. It was a fun, enjoyable evening if nothing else. Can't say I didn't expect this though.

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Jordan Catalano
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Mean Girls to close#7
Posted: 1/7/21 at 5:54pm
Curious why it took almost a year to make this decision.
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disneybroadwayfan22
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Mean Girls to close#8
Posted: 1/7/21 at 5:54pm

So devasted, but not surprised. This was one of my favorite recent Broadway shows and I was looking so forward to seeing Sabrina as Cady. 

BdwyFan
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Mean Girls to close#9
Posted: 1/7/21 at 5:57pm
Economics. We don’t know how much insurance monies were received etc. relaunch costs could be $2M. Don’t know reserves. Etc.
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Mean Girls to close#10
Posted: 1/7/21 at 5:58pm

I just wonder how many more announcements we will see from other shows... Mean Girls to close

A.J.
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Mean Girls to close#11
Posted: 1/7/21 at 5:59pm

The timing of this announcement is interesting/curious. Why wait until now to decide to close and announce?

 

I really hope this doesn’t set off a chain of other shows making similar announcements. 

BCfitasafiddle
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Mean Girls to close#12
Posted: 1/7/21 at 6:01pm

A year ago, before pandemic, I wasn't sure how much longer this show would've lasted anyway. Sad to see it go. Any show that introduces theatre to a lot of young people is always a winner in my book. 

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KingOfTheMine
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Mean Girls to close#13
Posted: 1/7/21 at 6:01pm
Sort of surprised by the timing of this announcement. Given all of the recent TV appearances, it seems like something substantial must have recently changed for the producers.
ArtMan
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Mean Girls to close#14
Posted: 1/7/21 at 6:02pm

I'm wondering with this closing, could they run two tours, until they catch up with cancelled or postponed tour dates.?  This is scheduled for my city in May, but it looks like it could be cancelled due to covid.  I was suppose to see it in Orlando March 2019, but didn't end up going due to surgery and bad weather.  (I would have to drive 2 hours each way)  Probably not cost feasible, but just a thought.

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Sutton Ross
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Mean Girls to close#15
Posted: 1/7/21 at 6:08pm

"I really hope this doesn’t set off a chain of other shows making similar announcements."

I feel the complete opposite, I would actually appreciate knowing. 

 

sparksatmidnight
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Mean Girls to close#16
Posted: 1/7/21 at 6:10pm

With vaccine rollout both in the US and in countries that can send tourists, it's clear that they're much closer to reopening than being closed. Announcing it much earlier could give the jeebies in possible investors for the tour and other unnanounced productions, so maybe that's why they held the announcement.

I assume no one wanted to be the first one to actually close during the pandemic, but who knows what kind of announcements we will be seeing in the next few weeks.

Sad as it is to see a show closing (even if of dubious quality), it almost makes me hear the orchestra tuning up, as if the Broadway cogs have started rolling and preparing for the comeback of the century.

Updated On: 1/7/21 at 06:10 PM
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NameGreg
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Mean Girls to close#17
Posted: 1/7/21 at 6:13pm
Wasn’t a fan of this show, mainly due to the score, but I’m quite surprised as I thought they were doing well.
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Call_me_jorge
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Mean Girls to close#18
Posted: 1/7/21 at 6:13pm
Do we know if the cast was informed before they put out the press release?
unclevictor
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Mean Girls to close#19
Posted: 1/7/21 at 6:14pm

sparksatmidnight said: "With vaccine rollout both in the US and in countries that can send tourists, it's clear that they're much closer to reopening than being closed. Announcing it much earlier could give the jeebies in possible investors for the tour and other unnanounced productions, so maybe that's why they held the announcement."

Hmmmm I don’t think they’re much closer to reopening. I think the botched vaccine rollout and the virus surge is only to continue the delay of openings and more and more shows are gonna post closing notices. It’s all gonna be too expensive for them to maintain

sparksatmidnight
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Mean Girls to close#20
Posted: 1/7/21 at 6:17pm

unclevictor the reopening might not happen next month (it will absolulety not), but any shot given at all makes us closer to reopening than we were last March.

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IAmAnIslander2
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Mean Girls to close#21
Posted: 1/7/21 at 6:18pm

Sad.

I was at the matinee on Sunday March 1st 2020, 9 days before it closed. Crazy to think just over a week later would be the last show ever.

Updated On: 1/7/21 at 06:18 PM
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Sutton Ross
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Mean Girls to close#22
Posted: 1/7/21 at 6:19pm

"With vaccine rollout both in the US and in countries that can send tourists, it's clear that they're much closer to reopening than being closed"

Broadway has been closed for 10 months. A reopening for Broadway will be in 8 or 9 so that's not true at all. 

unclevictor
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Mean Girls to close#23
Posted: 1/7/21 at 6:22pm

Sutton Ross said: ""With vaccine rollout both in the US and in countries that can send tourists, it's clear that they're much closer to reopening than being closed"

Broadway has been closed for 10 months. A reopening for Broadway will be in 8 or 9 so that's not true at all.
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I think you’re right (if not later than that). Sept, oct... January 

sparksatmidnight
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Mean Girls to close#24
Posted: 1/7/21 at 6:23pm

Sutton Ross said: ""With vaccine rollout both in the US and in countries that can send tourists, it's clear that they're much closer to reopening than being closed"

Broadway has been closed for 10 months. A reopening for Broadway will be in 8 or 9 so that's not true at all.
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Last time I checked "8 or 9 months" is still less than 10... is it not?

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Mean Girls to close#25
Posted: 1/7/21 at 6:24pm
While I do find the timing a bit odd, I'm actually not surprised by the announcement. Yes, they performed on the NBC special, but in their introduction, Tina Fey explicitly referenced the national tour getting back on the road post-pandemic, while making no mention of the Broadway production. They also ran some sort of contest via social media last fall, where the prize was having your name featured in the Burn Book in the upcoming film adaptation - again, no mention of Broadway.

Add to that the fact that they seemed to be on shaky ground even before the shutdown, and this doesn't really come as a surprise. In fact, at the start of last year, the two longer-running shows that I didn't think would make it to the end of 2020 were Mean Girls and Frozen - the two open-ended runs that have permanently shuttered since March.