Tickets go on sale this week for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, which will play the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., October 31–December 3.
American Express Card Members can purchase tickets beginning April 19 at 10 AM ET. Single tickets, which start at $48, will go on sale to the general public April 28 at 10 AM ET by visiting TheNationalDC.com, by calling (800) 514-3849, or by going to the National Theatre Box Office (1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW).
Presented in conjunction with producers Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson, Mean Girls has a book by Tina Fey, music by Fey's husband, three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond (30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!) will direct and choreograph. Casting will be announced shortly.
The new musical, according to the National, is described as such: “After years of living with her zoologist parents in Africa, Cady Heron moves to Illinois and must find where she fits in the social hierarchy. A sweet, naive newbie, Cady quickly attracts the attention of The Plastics, a trio of popular frenemies led by the vicious and calculating Regina George. When Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.”
The 2004 dark comedy film Mean Girls was directed by Mark Waters and starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lizzy Caplan, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, and Fey.
Casting for the D.C. engagement, additional creative team members, and other information will be announced at a later date.