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Mean Girls is a musical with book by Tina Fey, music by Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Nell Benjamin, based on the 2004 film of the same name. The musical premiered at the National Theatre, Washington, D.C. in October 2017 and opened on Broadway in April 2018 at the August Wilson Theatre.

Overview Edit

A musical adaptation of the 2004 film Mean Girls has been in the works since at least 2013. News emerged on October 3, 2016 — the day of the year fans dub "Mean Girls Day", in reference to a line in the movie — that the musical would have its world premiere in Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2017. On December 30, 2016, the National Theatre was confirmed to be the D.C. venue for the upcoming production, premiering in October 2017.

Productions Edit

The musical made its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. on October 31, 2017 and ran through December 3, 2017. Mean Girls began previews on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre on March 12, 2018 before opening officially on April 8, 2018. Casey Nicholaw is the director and choreographer and the musical is produced by Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson.

Cast Edit

Character(s) Washington (2017) Broadway (2018)
Cady Heron ERIKA HENNINGSEN
Regina George TAYLOR LOUDERMAN
Gretchen Wieners ASHLEY PARK
Karen Smith KATE ROCKWELL
Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George KERRY BUTLER
Damian Hubbard GREY HENSON
Kevin Gnapoor CHEECH MANOHAR *
Aaron Samuels KYLE SELIG
Janis Sarkisian BARRETT WILBERT WEED
Mr. Duvall RICK YOUNGER*
Ensemble STEPHANIE LYNN BISSONNETTE *
Ensemble COLLINS CONLEY
Ensemble BEN COOK
Ensemble DEMARIUS R. COPES *
Ensemble KEVIN CSOLAK
Ensemble DEVON HADSELL *
Ensemble CURTIS HOLLAND
Ensemble MYLES MCHALE *
Ensemble NIKHIL SABOO *
Ensemble JONALYN SAXER
Ensemble BRENDON STIMSON
Ensemble RIZA TAKAHASHI *
Ensemble KAMILLE UPSHAW
Ensemble ZURIN VILLANUEVA
Ensemble GIANNA YANELLI *
  • * denotes Broadway debut

Swings: Chris Medlin, Brittany Nicholas, Becca Petersen and Iain Young

Standby: Tee Boyich (Cady Heron, Gretchen Wieners, Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George)

Understudies: DeMarius R. Copes (Damian Hubbard), Kevin Csolak (Aaron Samuels), Devon Hadsell (Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George), Curtis Holland (Aaron Samuels), Myles McHale (Mr. Duvall), Chris Medlin (Kevin Gnapoor), Becca Petersen (Cady Heron, Regina George), Nikhil Saboo (Kevin Gnapoor), Jonalyn Saxer (Cady Heron, Karen Smith, Regina George), Brendon Stimson (Damian Hubbard, Mr. Duvall), Riza Takahashi (Janis Sarkisian), Zurin Villanueva (Gretchen Wieners, Karen Smith) and Gianna Yanelli (Janis Sarkisian)

Musical Numbers Edit

Washington D.C. Edit

Act I
  • "A Cautionary Tale" – Damian, Janis
  • "Wildlife" – Janis, Damian, Cady, Mr. Heron and Mrs. Heron, Ensemble
  • "Wildlife” (Reprise) – Cady
  • "Where Do You Belong?" – Damian, Janis, Cady, Ensemble
  • "Stupid with Love" – Cady
  • "Apex Predator" – Janis, Cady, Gretchen, Karen
  • "What’s Wrong with Me?" – Gretchen
  • "Stupid with Love" (Reprise) – Cady, Aaron
  • "Sexy" – Karen
  • "Someone Gets Hurt" – Regina, Aaron
  • "Revenge Party" – Cady, Janis, Damian, Ensemble
  • "Kevin's Rap" – Kevin
  • "Rockin' Around the Pole" – Regina, Cady, Gretchen, Karen
  • "Justice" – Gretchen, Karen, Cady, Janis, Damian, Ensemble
Act II
  • "Bossed Up" – Damian, Cady, Janis, Ensemble
  • "Stay with Mother" – Mrs. George
  • "Whose House Is This?" – Kevin, Ensemble
  • "More Is Better" – Cady, Aaron
  • "Someone Gets Hurt" (Reprise) – Janis, Damian
  • "World Burn" – Regina, Ensemble
  • "I’d Rather Be Me" – Janis, Ensemble
  • "Justice" (Reprise) – Cady
  • "Do This Thing" – Cady, Ms. Norbury, Kevin, Ensemble
  • "Here (You Can Sit With Us)" – Cady, Janis, Damian, Regina, Gretchen, Karen, Ensemble

Broadway Edit

Act I
  • "A Cautionary Tale" – Janis and Damian
  • "It Roars" – Cady and Ensemble
  • "Where Do You Belong?" – Damian, Janis, Cady and Ensemble
  • "Meet the Plastics" – Damian, Janis, Regina, Gretchen, Karen and Cady
  • "Stupid With Love" – Cady and Aaron
  • "Apex Predator" – Janis and Cady
  • "What’s Wrong with Me?" – Gretchen
  • “Stupid With Love (Reprise)” – Cady and Aaron
  • "Sexy" – Karen and Ensemble
  • "Someone Gets Hurt" – Regina, Aaron and Ensemble
  • "Revenge Party" – Janis, Damian, Cady and Ensemble
  • "Fearless" – Gretchen, Karen, Cady, Regina and Ensemble
  • "Someone Gets Hurt" (Reprise) – Regina and Ensemble
Act II
  • "Stop" – Damian, Karen and Ensemble
  • “What’s Wrong With Me” (Reprise) – Gretchen and Mrs. George
  • "Whose House Is This?" – Kevin G, Cady, Gretchen, Karen and Ensemble
  • "More Is Better" – Cady and Aaron
  • "Someone Gets Hurt (Reprise 2)" – Janis and Damian
  • "World Burn" – Regina and Ensemble
  • "I’d Rather Be Me" – Janis and Ensemble
  • "Do This Thing" – Cady, Ms. Norbury, Kevin G, Mathletes and Ensemble
  • "I See Stars" – Cady and Full Company

Recording Edit

The Original Broadway Cast recording will be released digitally in the US on May 18, 2018. Physical album release in the US will be June 15, 2018.