Mean Girls on Broadway

Mean Girls Will Officially Close on Broadway

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

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.

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.”

Produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures, Mean Girls, which grossed $124M on Broadway and was seen by over 1M people during its run. 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 Campaign, Young Women’s Leadership Network in NYC schools, Girls Who Code, Tyler Clementi Foundation, Sing For Hope, the Youth Pride Chorus, and the Good to Vote campaign.

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