Why See Mean Girls?
Totally Grool - The Plastics are back with this TWELVE time 2018 Tony Nominee!
In a move that's being undoubtedly described by fans as 'so fetch', Tina Fey's musical adaptation of her 2004 movie Mean Girls will finally bring the Burn Book to Broadway in spring 2018 after a tryout in Washington. Featuring a book again by Fey, music from Jeff Richmond, lyrics from Legally Blonde's Nell Benjamin and direction from Book of Mormon's Casey Nicolaw, it's safe to say the production is in safe hands. So join wide-eyed Cady Heron once again as she heads from the wilds of Africa to the wilds of high-school. This time with songs.
It's hard to believe it's been over 13 years since Tina Fey's smart, funny and emotionally engaging movie came out and introduced us to Cady's high-school food chain, ruled at the top by a trio called 'The Plastics', a group of menacing popular girls with social scare tactics more terrifying than pride of lions. In light of the years that have passed (there probably wasn't even like, computers back then), Fey has brought the musical into the present day, where the Plastics have added Snapchat, What's app and Instagram to their legion of weapons!
She Doesn't even Go Here - The Story of Mean Girls
Cady Heron is a bright home-schooled student who has spent most of her life in Africa with her parents. Now back in the US, she's sent to the local high school to learn to play with others. Turns out, it might be her biggest challenge yet. Coupled with learning what normal school is like, she must navigate the twisting social whirl that surrounds her. When she finds herself the target of the infamous Plastics, led by wolf in sheep's clothing Regina George, Cady decides with her new friends Janis and Damien that it's time to put a stop to their dictatorship. As Cady's plan sees her growing ever more popular and catching the eye of a certain boy, her revenge seems less and less important. Can Cady rediscover herself and bring down the Plastics, or will she be seduced by their world and lost to the Mathletes forever? It might be a classic high-school conundrum but we guarantee you won't mind seeing how this one plays out.
Previews from: 12 March 2018
Opening night: 8 April 2018
2 Hours and 30 Minutes, including one 15-minute interval
Cast and Creative
Erika Henningsen as Cady Heron
Taylor Louderman as Regina George
Ashley Park as Gretchen Wieners (until March 10)
Krystina Alabado as Gretchen Wieners (from March 12)
Kate Rockwell as Karen Smith
Barrett Wilbert Weed as Janis Sarkisian
Grey Henson as Damian Hubbard
Jennifer Simard as Ms. Norbury/Mrs. Heron/ Mrs. George
Kyle Selig as Aaron Samuels
Cheech Manohar as Kevin Gnapoor
Rick Younger as Mr. Duvall
Casting subject to change at this time
Directed by Casey Nicholaw
Written by Tina Fey
Music by Jeff Richmond
Lyrics by Nell Benjamin
Produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson and Paramount Pictures
Tony Awards, 2018 - NOMINATIONS
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Taylor Louderman
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Grey Henson
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical - Ashley Park
Best Book of a Musical - Tina Fey
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical - Casey Nicholaw
DRAMA LEAGUE AWARDS, 2018 - NOMINATIONS
Distinguished Performance Award - Taylor Lauderman, Ashley Park
Outstanding Production Of A Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
Drama Desk Awards 2018 - Wins
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Drama Desk Awards 2018 - Nominations
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Grey Henson
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell
The LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography - Casey Nicholaw
Outstanding Lyrics - Nell Benjamin
Outstanding Book of a Musical - Tina Fey
Outstanding Costume Design - Gregg Barnes
Outstanding Projection Design - Finn Ross and Adam Young
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What we thought
fun Hysterical BRILLIANT
I LOVED every minute of this production!
Tina Fey's acclaimed film Mean Girls has been a huge hit on Broadway in this new HYSTERICAL musical adaptation! The story compares life in high school with that of animals trying to survive in the wild.Read full review
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