MEAN GIRLS Has Concluded Its Record-Setting Run on Broadway

Mean Girls

The Broadway production of Mean Girls will not reopen as a result of the continued industry-wide shut down due the pandemic. The production’s final performance was Wednesday evening March 11, 2020, having played 805 performances and 29 previews in a record-setting run at the August Wilson Theatre.

Produced by Lorne MichaelsStuart ThompsonSonia Friedman, and Paramount PicturesMean Girls, which grossed $124M on Broadway and was seen by over 1M people during its run, recouped its full capitalization by early 2020. Mean Girls has been proud to support a number of initiatives focused on anti-bullying, education and empowerment for girls, and community engagement, partnering with organizations such as the Kind CampaignYoung Women’s Leadership Network in NYC schools, Girls Who CodeTyler Clementi FoundationSing For Hope, the Youth Pride Chorus, and the Good to Vote campaign.

Mean Girls features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Jeff Richmond, lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin, and direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw. The show opened on Broadway on April 8, 2018 following a five-week world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. in late 2017.

The Mean Girls North American tour, which had been playing to sold out houses across the country pre-shutdown since it launched in 2019, plans to relaunch this summer or as soon as performances can resume.

As previously announced, the musical is set to be adapted to a major motion picture from Paramount Pictures produced by Lorne Michaels and Tina Fey, with a script by Fey and featuring music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin. More details to be announced.

Lorne Michaels said, “Thank you to the brilliant creative team, cast and crew that brought Mean Girls to life from our first reading to final performance. We remain excited to bring this musical to the big screen, relaunch the tour and prepare for a London production. I look forward to the day, hopefully soon, when theaters can open their doors again.”

On behalf of the Creative Team, Tina Fey said, “The chance to bring this show to Broadway, with such a talented young ensemble and five astounding female leads, has been a dream come true.  And to our fierce and dedicated fans– the limit of our gratitude does not exist.”

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MEAN GIRLS Will Welcome Reneé Rapp as “Regina George”


Producers of the award-winning hit Broadway musical comedy Mean Girls announced today that Reneé Rapp, winner of the Best Actress Award at the 2018 National High School Musical Theatre Awards (commonly known as the “Jimmy Awards”), will take over the role of Broadway’s ultimate queen bee ‘Regina George’ starting Tuesday, September 10th. Tony Award nominee Taylor Louderman plays her final performance on Sunday, September 8th. Ms. Rapp will make her Broadway debut in the role this summer from June 7 to June 26 during Ms. Louderman’s brief leave of absence.

Lorne Michaels said in a statement, “We are so thankful to Taylor for bringing this role to life and though we are sad to see her go, we are also very excited to welcome Reneé to the cast. We believe she will be a force to be reckoned with as our new Regina George.”

 Tina Fey said in a statement, “It’s hard to imagine anyone can replace the great Taylor Louderman, but just like high school, when one Queen Bee graduates, a new one spreads her wings. I think Reneé Rapp has everything it takes to thrill and terrify us all! I can’t wait to see her do this.”

 Produced by Lorne MichaelsStuart ThompsonSonia Friedman, and Paramount PicturesMean Girls is currently playing at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52ndStreet). A US National Tour launches this fall.

Mean Girls features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.

Reneé Rapp joins the cast led by Erika Henningsen as Cady Heron, Krystina Alabado as Gretchen Wieners, Kate Rockwell as Karen Smith, Barrett Wilbert Weed as Janis Sarkisian, Grey Henson as Damian Hubbard, Jennifer Simard as Mrs. Heron / Ms. Norbury / Mrs. George, Kyle Seligas Aaron Samuels, Cheech Manohar as Kevin Gnapoor and Rick Younger as Mr. Duvall. The cast also includes Stephanie Lynn BissonnetteMaria BriggsCollins ConleyDeMarius R. CopesKevin CosculluelaAshley De La RosaDevon HadsellCurtis HollandMyles McHaleChris MedlinBrittany NicholasBecca PetersenBrendon StimsonChristine ShepardJake SwainRiza TakahashiDaryl TofaDanielle WadeBria Jené WilliamsGianna Yanelli and Iain Young.

Mean Girls (Original Broadway Cast Recording), produced by Atlantic Records, is now available.