Tina Fey’s first Broadway venture is off to a strong start at the box office. The stage musical adaptation of her 2004 comedy Mean Girls grossed $1,320,146 (over 105 percent of its potential) in its first full week on Broadway, playing sold-out performances each night. The production opens April 8 at the August Wilson Theatre.
The current revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel hit the million dollar mark for the first time since previews began February 28 at the Imperial Theatre, taking in $1,075,723. Jessie Mueller, Joshua Henry, Reneé Fleming, and Lindsay Mendez star in the Jack O’Brien-helmed revival, which officially opens April 12.
Also on the revival front: My Fair Lady, starring Lauren Ambrose as the transformed cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle, shows strong box office promise at Lincoln Center Theater. The Bartlett Sher-directed revival began previews March 15, earning a respectable $526,130 and playing to full capacity in its first four performances on Broadway. It opens April 19 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.