Mean Girls will not return to Broadway for financial reasons, the company announced. The production will not return to Broadway in 2021, the third year in a row.
Based on the 2004 film of the same name, Mean Girls follows a group of teenagers who move from the African savannah to Illinois and try to survive life after high school. The musical features Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and a cast of over 100 actors and actresses. Getting the show to Broadway as a leading woman is a dream come true, “Tina Feeney, the co-founder and executive producer of Broadway in New York, said in a statement. On behalf of our creative team, we write to you with our deepest apologies for the loss of this great show and our best wishes to the cast, crew, directors, producers, writers, actors, musicians, and fans. The final cast for Mean Boys includes Kristen Wiig, Liza Minnelli, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Toni Collette, Emily Ratajkowski, Katie Kaufmann, Kate McKinnon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kelli O’Hara, Megan Mullally, Jodie Foster, Jessica Chastain, Taylor Lautner, Christina Aguilera, Michael C. Williams, Lauren Cohan, Kristin Chenoweth, Sarah Paulson, Laura Dern, Jason Sudeikis, Chris Pfeiffer, Anna Paquette and many more.
Mean Girls premiered at the National Theatre in Washington, DC in 2017 and transferred to Broadway three months later. Girls began previews in New York City on June 1, 2017, with a limited run of just over two weeks.
In its 834 performances, Mean Girls was watched by more than half a million viewers, and the production was nominated for 12 Tony Awards but did not win any of the categories.
A Musical Movie?
Mean Girls fans will now be looking forward to the release of the film, with a North American tour set to begin. A future production, which is due to be staged at the August Wilson Theater, will be announced later.
Sadly, Mean Girls will not return on Broadway. We can’t say that these news are Fetch. We should ask Karen on what is the opposite. Still, we’re happy that we had the opportunity to enjoy it!