MEAN GIRLS Will Welcome Krystina Alabado as “Gretchen Wieners” beginning Tuesday, March 12
The producers of Mean Girls, the award-winning hit new Broadway musical comedy based on the popular film, have announced that Krystina Alabado will join the cast in the role of “Gretchen Wieners” beginning Tuesday, March 12. Tony Award nominee Ashley Park will play her final performance in the role on Sunday, March 10.
Krystina Alabado has appeared on Broadway in American Psycho (Vanden, original Broadway cast) and Green Day’s American Idiot. Her national tour credits include Evita (Mistress), American Idiot and Spring Awakening. She appeared off-Broadway in This Ain’t No Disco (Meesh, Atlantic), The Mad Ones(Samantha Brown, 59E59), David Bowie’s Lazarus (NYTW) and Camp Wanatachi (La MaMa). Regionally she’s appeared in Burn All Night (ART), Miss You Like Hell (La Jolla), Pregnancy Pact (Weston Playhouse) and Beautiful Room (Long Wharf). She appeared on TV/Film as Veronica in “Voltron Legendary Defender” (Netflix) and in “God Friended Me” (CBS), First Reformed and “Tyrant” (FX).
Produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures, Mean Girls is currently playing at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). 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.
The cast is currently led by Erika Henningsen as Cady Heron, Taylor Louderman as Regina George, Ashley Park 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 Selig as Aaron Samuels, Cheech Manohar as Kevin Gnapoor, Rick Younger as Mr. Duvall. The cast also includes Stephanie Lynn Bissonnette, Tee Boyich, Collins Conley, Ben Cook, DeMarius R. Copes, Kevin Csolak, Ashley De La Rosa, Devon Hadsell, Curtis Holland, Myles McHale, Chris Medlin, Brittany Nicholas, Becca Petersen, Nikhil Saboo, Jonalyn Saxer, Brendon Stimson, Riza Takahashi, Kamille Upshaw, Bria Jené Williams, Gianna Yanelli, and Iain Young.