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.
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.
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.
|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||DEMARIUS R. COPES *|
|Ensemble||DEVON HADSELL *|
|Ensemble||MYLES MCHALE *|
|Ensemble||NIKHIL SABOO *|
|Ensemble||RIZA TAKAHASHI *|
|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
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.