Tina Fey’s Mean Girls Musical Aims for Broadway Debut in March 2018
Performances are set to begin in Washington, D.C. in October.
The new musical Mean Girls, which will make its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. this fall, is aiming for a March 2018 debut on Broadway.
According to an Equity casting notice, Broadway rehearsals will begin February 12, 2018, with a first performance scheduled for sometime between March 10 and March 12.
No official announcement has been made about a Broadway start date.
Tickets for the Washington premiere, running October 31–December 3, are currently available by visiting TheNationalDC.com, by calling (800) 514-3849, or by going to the National Theatre Box Office (1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW).
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Presented in conjunction with producers Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson, Mean Girls
has a book by Tina Fey
, music by Fey's husband and three-time Emmy winner Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Tony nominee Nell Benjamin
. Tony winner Casey Nicholaw will direct and choreograph.
Like the film, the new musical follows Cady Heron who moves to Illinois after years of living with her parents in Africa. At her new school, the naive newbie quickly attracts the attention of The Plastics, a trio of popular frenemies led by the vicious Regina George. As she devises a plan to end Regina’s reign with friends Janice and Damian, Cady learns “you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.”
The 2004 dark comedy, inspired by Rosalind Wiseman's book Queen Bees and Wannabes, was directed by Mark Waters and starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lizzy Caplan, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried, and Fey (who also wrote the screenplay).
Casting for the D.C. engagement, additional creative team members, and other information will be announced at a later date.