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Review: Funny (and 'Fetch') MEAN GIRLS The Musical Arrives at OC's Segerstrom Center Photo Review: Funny (and 'Fetch') MEAN GIRLS The Musical Arrives at OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - Mar 13, 2023

Featuring dynamic choreography from director Casey Nicholaw and new songs from Fey's hubby Jeff Richmond and lyricist Nell Benjamin, this stage adaptation of the cult hit movie (that will also soon be re-adapted into a movie musical) admirably recreates its quote-heavy 'fetch'-ness and anthropological commentary for the social media age.

National Tour of MEAN GIRLS Announced At Segerstrom Center, March 7-19 Photo National Tour of MEAN GIRLS Announced At Segerstrom Center, March 7-19
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 9, 2023

The producers 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 - have announced the First National Tour coming to Orange County at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The show will be playing in Segerstrom Hall from March 7 ‚Äď 19, 2023.

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; The Little Theatre On Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; The Little Theatre On The Square Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards;  at The Little Theat Photo Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; at The Little Theatre On The Square Leads Best Ensemble Performance!
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; The Little Theat Photo Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; The Little Theatre On The Square Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 5, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Review: LIFE AFTER at Goodman Theatre Photo Review: LIFE AFTER at Goodman Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 23, 2022

Britta Johnson's LIFE AFTER is a deeply moving and creative new musical that beautifully probes the complexities of grief and the accompanying anxiety and unanswered questions it brings in its wake. See what our critic had to say. 

MEAN GIRLS is Coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre Photo MEAN GIRLS is Coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2022

The First National Tour of Mean Girls‚ÄĒthe record-breaking new musical comedy produced by¬†Lorne Michaels,¬†Stuart Thompson,¬†Sonia Friedman, and¬†Paramount Pictures¬†based on the hit film‚ÄĒ is coming to St. Louis February 15-27.¬†

BWW Review: OKC Broadway's MEAN GIRLS is so fetch! Photo BWW Review: OKC Broadway's MEAN GIRLS is so fetch!
by Adrienne Proctor - Dec 29, 2021

OKC Broadway presents MEAN GIRLS now through January 2nd. Tina Fey's 2004 sleeper hit movie became a Broadway musical in 2018, and launched a national tour prior to the COVID pandemic in 2019. The live adaptation has fun choreography and a rocking score. The cast of professionals rock out in Broadway style on the Civic Center Stage.

Exclusive Photos: Get A First Look At The Cast Of MEAN GIRLS On Tour Photo Exclusive Photos: Get A First Look At The Cast Of MEAN GIRLS On Tour
by Team BWW - Dec 9, 2021

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at Mean Girls' National Tour which relaunched on November 2nd in Tempe, AZ. See the first photos of the cast.

MEAN GIRLS Announces Full Cast For National Tour Photo MEAN GIRLS Announces Full Cast For National Tour
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2021

Mean Girls has announced full casting for the relaunch of its First National Tour and we've got the full cast list. Find out who is starring in the show and when it's coming to a city near you.

Chris Kong Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At LIFE AFTER At The Old Globe Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At LIFE AFTER At The Old Globe

by Alan Henry - Apr 2, 2019

The Old Globe presents the U.S. premiere of Life After, a rapturously beautiful and stirring new musical withbook, music, and lyrics by Britta Johnson, directed by the Globe's own Barry Edelstein, opening Friday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. Withchoreography by Ann Yee and music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Lynne Shankel, Life After will run March 22 - April 28, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 22-28. Life After is produced by special arrangement with Yonge Street Theatricals, Linda Barnett, and Natalie Bartello. Single tickets start at $32.00 and are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

VIDEO: First Look At 'Poetry' From LIFE AFTER At The Old Globe Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look At 'Poetry' From LIFE AFTER At The Old Globe

by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2019

The Old Globe today released a first look at "Poetry" from the U.S. premiere of Life After, with vocals by Sophie Hearn and written and played by Britta Johnson. Performances begin this Friday, March 22 at 8:00 p.m.! Please feel free to share it with all!

BWW TV: Up Close and Personal with the PHANTOM Tour Cast for Their BC/EFA Benefit Concert!
by Michael Sterling - Aug 10, 2015

)BroadwayWorld TV's Los Angeles Producer and on-air Host Michael Sterling was on the red carpet getting up close and personal with the U.S. Touring Cast of Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of The Opera when they presented a one-night-only cabaret concert July 20, 2015 at the historic El Portal Theater in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood. The event, titled Oscar Unmasked, featured over 40 Academy Award-winning songs, and raised $10,000 for The Actors Fund and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

STAGE TUBE: Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Marla Mindelle, Matt Doyle and More Celebrate Summer 2012
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2012

NEWSIES star Andrew Keenan-Bolger recently took the time to put together a music video for summer 2012, featuring some of his NEWSIES castmates and even some other Broadway veterans. Keenan-Bolger writes: 'I brought my camera along whenever I was hanging out with my friends this summer. I decided to compile the footage together in an unofficial video for my favorite song of the summer, '1904' by The Tallest Man On Earth.'