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Sabrina Carpenter

Disney Star Sabrina Carpenter Joins Mean Girls

Multifaceted Disney star Sabrina Carpenter is joining the Broadway production of Mean Girls. Best known for her recurring role on the teen comedy Girl Meets World, Carpenter will make her Broadway debut in the role of Cady Heron. She joins the production at the August Wilson Theatre on March 10, 2020, for a 14-week stint.

“We look forward to welcoming the extraordinarily talented Sabrina Carpenter leading our company, alongside new and returning cast members, as we graduate into year three on Broadway,” said the producers of Mean Girls.

Singer, songwriter, actress, designer, and style icon Sabrina Carpenter has appeared in the critically acclaimed The Hate U Give, Netflix’s Tall GirlThe Short History of the Long Road, that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and for which she received Jury Award for Best Performance at the 2019 SCAD Savannah Film Festival. She leads the cast and executive produces Netflix’s upcoming Work It, and recently wrapped filming as the lead in Justin Baldoni’s Warner Bros feature Clouds. Her musical catalog includes two gold singles – “Thumbs” and “Why” – and the albums Singular: Act I and Singular: Act II.

Also joining the production on March 10th are Laura Leigh Turner as Karen Smith, Olivia Kaufmann as Janis Sarkisian and Chad Burris as Damian Hubbard. They join current cast members Reneé Rapp as Regina George, Krystina Alabado as Gretchen Wieners, Catherine Brunell as Mrs. Heron / Ms. Norbury / Mrs. George, Kyle Selig as Aaron Samuels, Cheech Manohar as Kevin Gnapoor and Rick Younger as Mr. Duvall.

Mean Girls also includes Aaron Alcaraz, Darius Barnes, Stephanie Lynn Bissonnette, Tee Boyich, Maria Briggs, Collins Conley, Cailen Fu, Devon Hadsell, Curtis Holland, Sasha Hollinger, Brittany Nicholas, Pascal Pastrana, Becca Petersen, Drew Redington, Jake Swain, Riza Takahashi, Daryl Tofa, Teddy Toye, Bria Jené Williams, Gianna Yanelli and Iain Young.

Mean Girls will say goodbye to original cast members Erika Henningsen on Saturday, February 22, as well as Kate Rockwell, Barrett Wilbert Weed, and Grey Henson on Sunday, March 8.

Featuring 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, Mean Girls is directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw.

“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.”

Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. His latest book, Sitcommentary: The Television Comedies That Changed America, released on October 15. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.

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