Atlantic Records Raises the Curtain on <i>Mean Girls</i>

Atlantic Records Raises the Curtain on Mean Girls

There is some pretty “fetch” news regarding the original Broadway cast recording of Mean Girls. Atlantic Records has announced that digital pre-orders and pre-saves will be available Friday, April 6, with an official digital release date set for Friday, May 18. The cast album’s physical release follows on Friday, June 15. Mean Girls opens officially on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Atlantic Records are the producers behind several hit Broadway cast recordings including 2015’s Grammy Award-winning, chart-topping milestone, Hamilton – Original Broadway Cast Recording and this year’s Grammy Award-winning, Dear Evan Hansen – Original Broadway Cast Recording.

The creative team behind the musical incarnation of the hit film Mean Girls includes a book by nine-time Emmy-winner Tina Fey (30 Rock, Bossypants). Music will be provided by three-time Emmy-winner Jeff Richmond (The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), with lyrics Tony nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). Directing and choreographing the show will be Tony Award-winning director Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin, Book of Mormon).  The design team is composed of Scott Pask (Set Design), Gregg Barnes (Costume Design), Kenneth Posner (Lighting Design), and Brian Ronan (Sound Design).

The Broadway cast is 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, Kerry Butler 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, Devon Hadsell, Curtis Holland, Myles McHale, Chris Medlin, Brittany Nicholas, Becca Petersen, Nikhil Saboo, Jonalyn Saxer, Brendon Stimson, Riza Takahashi, Kamille Upshaw, Zurin Villanueva, Gianna Yanelli, and Iain Young.

“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. Mean Girls gets to the hilarious heart of what it means to be a true friend, a worthy nemesis, and above all, a human being.”

Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.

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