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Mean Girls - 2018 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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From the mind of Tina Fey, MEAN GIRLS is a ferociously funny musical about the wild dangers of high school. From an award-winning creative team, including book-writer Fey, director Casey Nicholaw, composer Jeff Richmond, lyricist Nell Benjamin, experience the iconic humor in a new, unimaginable way.

Cady Heron may have grown up in African, but nothing prepared her for the vicious predators of her high school hallways. By taking on Regina George, the queen bee of the terrifying clique known as The Plastics, Cady learns that being popular is not the same as being loved.

MEAN GIRLS gets to the hilarious heart of what it means to be a true friend, a worthy nemesis, and above all, a human being.

Running Time:

Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

August Wilson Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
245 W. 52nd St.

Featured Reviews For Mean Girls


‘Mean Girls’ review: Broadway adaptation is wishy-washy and pointless - amNY
"Mean Girls," on the other hand, proves to be a wishy-washy, pointless adaptation of the smart and sassy 2004 film, which was written by Tina Fey and contains performances by Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lizzy Caplan and Fey. The primary problem is that the songs (music by Jeff Richmond, lyrics by Nell Benjamin) are underwhelming and awkwardly inserted into the dialogue. As if trying to compensate, the production (staged by Casey Nicholaw, "The Book of Mormon") pulsates with high energy and hyperkinetic movement, as seen in everything from the broad-style performances to the shifting digital projections and all-out dance choreography.

Review: ‘Mean Girls’ Sets the Perils of Being Popular to Song - New York Times
That this "Mean Girls" takes place (still at an Illinois high school) 14 years later than the film has proved no obstacle to Ms. Fey. After all, social media only increases opportunities for social climbing and subversion. The disconnect that troubles this musical isn't a matter of adapting to changing times. Scott Pask's set, Gregg Barnes's costumes and Finn Ross and Adam Young's video designs render sociological exactitude with flat comic-strip brightness. No, the trouble lies in the less assured translation of Ms. Fey's sly take on adolescent social angst into crowd-pleasing song and dance. Mr. Richmond and Ms. Benjamin's many (many) musical numbers are passable by middle-of-the-road Broadway standards (though Ms. Benjamin's shoehorned rhymes do not bear close examination).


 



 

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by Nicole Rosky - May 6, 2021
The Broadway musical Mean Girls which closed in 2020, is set to be adapted to a major motion picture from Paramount Pictures. Creator Tina Fey shared more details about the project.
by Nicole Rosky - January 8, 2021
Another causality of the current pandemic.  The Broadway production of Mean Girls has just announced that it will not reopen as a result of the continued industry-wide shut down due the pandemic.
by Robert Diamond - January 7, 2021
Another causality of the current pandemic.  The Broadway production of Mean Girls has just announced that it will not reopen as a result of the continued industry-wide shut down due the pandemic.
by Robert Diamond - November 26, 2020
The cast of MEAN GIRLS performed 'Someone Gets Hurt,' (led by Renee Rapp)!
by A.A. Cristi - October 5, 2020
Tina Fey and Mean Girls on Broadway are offering fans the opportunity to earn their very own place in the Burn Book in the upcoming musical film adaptation!
by Stephi Wild - October 3, 2020
In honor of Mean Girls Day, Katie Couric virtually brought together Tina Fey and the cast of Mean Girls for the first time since the 2004 premiere in support of voter registration and voting plans, an effort created in partnership with HeadCount and #GoodToVote, reminiscing on their favorite memories and revealing new behind the scenes moments. 
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 19, 2020
Ellyn Marsh appears as the iconic comedian Tina Fey, as well as Hornberger portraying all three of the North Shore high 'plastics.'
by Stephi Wild - August 10, 2020
Mean Girls has a great fanbase, from wearing pink on Wednesdays, to creating super fetch fan videos! Fans from all over have taken to YouTube to post parody songs, animatics, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - July 2, 2020
Mean Girls has just announced the launch of its Summer Reading and Discussion series, which begins on July 7 (4pm EDT) on Mean Girls on Broadway page. The first book is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2020
Quarantine is so not fetch, To make matters a little easier for Mean Girls fans, the production gifted us some much needed Broadway! Check out the show's original Damien, Tony-nominee Grey Henson and the talented cast of Mean Girls on Broadway tapping into their worst impulses in the number, 'Stop'!
by A.A. Cristi - April 8, 2020
Get a first listen to Mean Girls' original Act Two opener, 'Bossed Up'
by Stephi Wild - March 29, 2020
Erika Henningsen took to Instagram to perform a song that 'always makes her feel better,' Vienna by Billy Joel.
by Katherine Lee - March 11, 2020
Singer, songwriter and actress Sabrina Carpenter is making her Broadway debut in the role of Cady Heron! She played her first performance yesterday, Tuesday, March 10th at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).
by Nicole Rosky - March 7, 2020
North Shore High School is getting ready to welcome a new class of students! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, four original company members of Mean Girls depart the production: Grey Henson (Damian), Kate Rockwell (Karen), and Barrett Wilbert Weed (Janis), who play their final performances tomorrow, March 8, and Erika Henningsen (Cady), who played her final performance on February 22. What made their experience in the hit musical totally fetch? BroadwayWorld checked in with all four as they were preparing for their final bows.
by Kaitlin Milligan - March 3, 2020
Sabrina Carpenter was a guest on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday, March 8, ahead of making her Broadway debut in 'Mean Girls' in eight days.
by Linnae Medeiros - February 12, 2020
This news is so fetch! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, North Shore High is getting a new batch of students in the coming weeks, with Sabrina Carpenter, Chad Burris, Olivia Kaufmann, and Laura Leigh Turner joining the show's Broadway company. To get ready to see them bring the cautionary tale to life at the August Wilson Theatre, we're getting to know the four new stars, with a look back at their careers and some of their memorable performances. Check it all out!
by Linnae Medeiros - February 11, 2020
We see stars! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Sabrina Carpenter will make her Broadway debut in the role of 'Cady Heron' beginning Tuesday, March 10th at the August Wilson Theatre, replacing original cast member Erika Henningsen. She will play a limited 14-week engagement through Sunday, June 7th. To celebrate Sabrina heading to North Shore High, we're getting to know the star and looking back at some of her most memorable performances! Check it all out!

Mean Girls Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Mean Girls have their been?
Mean Girls has had 3 productions including Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2017, Broadway which opened in 2018 and US Tour which opened in 2021.

What Tony Awards has Mean Girls been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for Tina Fey, Best Choreography for Casey Nicholaw, Best Costume Design of a Musical for Gregg Barnes, Best Direction of a Musical for Casey Nicholaw, Best Orchestrations for John Clancy, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Nell BenjaminBest Scenic Design of a Musical for Scott Pask and Best Sound Design of a Musical for Brian Ronan.

What other awards has Mean Girls been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Tina Fey, Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Gregg Barnes, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Nell Benjamin, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Mean Girls , Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Finn Ross, Outstanding Wig and Hair (Drama Desk Awards) for Josh Marquette, The LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Casey Nicholaw, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Taylor Louderman, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Ashley Park, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tina Fey, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Casey NicholawOutstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mean Girls and Outstanding Projection Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Finn Ross.

What other awards has Mean Girls won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Tina Fey and Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Gregg Barnes Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Nell Benjamin Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Mean Girls Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Finn Ross Outstanding Wig and Hair (Drama Desk Awards) for Josh Marquette The LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Casey Nicholaw Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Taylor Louderman Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Ashley Park Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tina Fey Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Casey Nicholaw Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mean Girls Outstanding Projection Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Finn Ross.

What productions of Mean Girls have their been?
Mean Girls has had 3 productions including Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2017, Broadway which opened in 2018 and US Tour which opened in 2021.

What awards has Mean Girls been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Tina Fey, Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Gregg Barnes, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Nell Benjamin, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Mean Girls , Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Finn Ross, Outstanding Wig and Hair (Drama Desk Awards) for Josh Marquette, The LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Casey Nicholaw, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Taylor Louderman, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Ashley Park, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tina Fey, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Casey NicholawOutstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mean Girls and Outstanding Projection Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Finn Ross.

What awards has Mean Girls won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Tina Fey and Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Gregg Barnes Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Nell Benjamin Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Mean Girls Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Finn Ross Outstanding Wig and Hair (Drama Desk Awards) for Josh Marquette The LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Casey Nicholaw Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Taylor Louderman Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Ashley Park Outstanding Book of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tina Fey Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Casey Nicholaw Outstanding New Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mean Girls Outstanding Projection Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Finn Ross.

What is the order of songs in Mean Girls and what's the order?


What productions of Mean Girls have there been?
Mean Girls has had 3 productions including Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2017, Broadway which opened in 2018 and US Tour which opened in 2021.