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Mean Girls at James M. Nederlander Theatre


12/25/2019 - 1/26/2020


James M. Nederlander Theatre

24 W. Randolph St
Chicago , 60601
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Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer TINA FEY (30 Rock), composer JEFF RICHMOND (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), lyricist NELL BENJAMIN (Legally Blonde) and director CASEY NICHOLAW (The Book of Mormon).Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this nave newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Reginas reign, she learns the hard way that you cant cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.New York Magazine cheers, MEAN GIRLS delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery. USA Today says, Well let you in on a little secret, because were such good friends: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

News About Mean Girls at James M. Nederlander Theatre

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA The Musical Pre-Broadway Engagement Begins Next Week
July 15, 2022

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, THE MUSICAL begins performances this Tuesday, July 19 at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago. The Pre-Broadway World Premiere production will run for a limited five-week engagement, July 19 - August 21, 2022.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For the Pre-Broadway Run of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA; Plus Full Casting Announced!
June 15, 2022

All new rehearsal photos have been released for the pre-Broadway run of The Devil Wears Prada, the Musical, premiereing in Chicago in July. Plus, complete casting has been announced for the Chicago run.

Broadway In Chicago Has Released IN TOO DEEP Web Series Episode Featuring The Plastics Of MEAN GIRLS Tour
January 13, 2020

Direct from the Mean Girls National Tour, Mariah Rose Faith, Jonalyn Saxer, and Megan Masako Haley get In Too Deep with T.J. Pieffer as they contemplate Sondheim, Luigi, and Giordano's Deep Dish Pizza. Check out the video here!

BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS National Tour at the James M. Nederlander Theater
December 29, 2019

The first national tour of the MEAN GIRLS musical has arrived in Chicago, and it's totally fetch. Original screenwriter Tina Fey has partnered with composer Jeff Richmond (her husband), lyricist Nell Benjamin, and director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw to create a show in line with its pop musical contemporaries. MEAN GIRLS has an unabashedly pop score, filled with a combination of big belty numbers and upbeat tunes. Benjamin's lyrics cleverly recreate many iconic moments from the original 2003 film through music, while Fey's book also introduces many new jokesa?'particularly when it comes to the use of social media. Cady Heron's initiation into the vicious halls of North Shore High, and her encounter with reigning clique The Plastics, will surely delight fans of the movie.

BWW Interview: On Wednesdays, She Wears Pink — Jonalyn Saxer Reflects on Playing the Role of Karen Smith in the MEAN GIRLS National Tour
December 12, 2019

Do you want to see Jonalyn Saxer fit her entire fist into her mouth? Actually, I don't know if the actor can do that, but she is showcasing her talents in the principal role of Karen Smith in the national tour of MEAN GIRLS (Fans of the original 2003 film will recognize that opening line as one of Karen's many now famous tidbits). Now, Saxer is delivering Karen's signature brand of humor eight nights a week—and singing many of the jokes. With book from original screenwriter Tina Fey, music by Jeff Richmond, lyrics from LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL lyricist Nell Benjamin, and direction and choreography from Casey Nicholaw, the first ever national tour of MEAN GIRLS arrives in Chicago on Christmas Day. I caught up with Saxer in advance of the show's arrival to talk about her experiences with the musical and how she found her unique voice in the role of Karen.

MEAN GIRLS, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, SUMMER, FROZEN, and More Announced for Broadway in Chicago 2019/2020 Season
March 18, 2019

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce its next season will feature the Pre-Broadway world premiere ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME, OSLO, MEAN GIRLS, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL and Disney's FROZEN. The off-season specials will include: AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS STARRING DAVID PAYNE, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Current subscribers can now renew by visiting or calling (312) 977-1717.

MEAN GIRLS Comes To Chicago This December
February 27, 2019

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce the First National Tour of Mean Girls the record-breaking new musical comedy produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures based on the hit film will be coming to Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited 5-week engagement from December 25, 2019 to January 26, 2020.

James M. Nederlander Theatre Frequently Asked Questions

What shows are coming up next at James M. Nederlander Theatre
JAGGED LITTLE PILL (4/11/23-4/23/23)
Into The Woods (4/25/23-5/7/23)
MJ (8/1/23-9/2/23)
Hamilton (9/13/23-12/3/23)

Where is James M. Nederlander Theatre located?
James M. Nederlander Theatre is at 24 W. Randolph St, Chicago .

What shows have played recently at James M. Nederlander Theatre
TINA – The Tina Turner Musical (3/14/23-4/2/23)
Cats (2/21/23-2/26/23)
Dear Evan Hansen (12/6/22-12/31/22)
Wicked (9/28/22-12/4/22)
MJ (8/1/22-9/2/22)
The Devil Wears Prada (7/19/22-8/21/22)
To Kill A Mockingbird (5/17/22-5/29/22)
Moulin Rouge! The Musical (3/19/22-5/14/22)
Paradise Square (11/2/21-12/5/21)
Once Upon a One More Time (4/14/20-5/17/20)

What is the history of James M. Nederlander Theatre ?
The CIBC Theatre opened as the Majestic Theatre in 1906 and was Chicago’s first million-dollar-plus venue and the city’s tallest building at the time. A hot spot on the vaudeville circuit and later host to such luminaries as Harry Houdini and Lily Langtry, the Majestic closed during the Great Depression and was shuttered for 15 years. Much of the original design was retained when the theatre was remodeled and reopened in 1945, in time for the heyday of favorites like CAROUSEL, SOUTH PACIFIC, and GUYS AND DOLLS. The CIBC Theatre has hosted the pre-Broadway world premieres of Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s MOVIN’ OUT and Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, and KINKY BOOTS. Recent shows include the Chicago favorites, JERSEY BOYS, THE BOOK OF MORMON and HAMILTON.

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