All Mean Girls fans know the true meaning of October 3 (for the uninitiated — here's a handy primer), but today brought new meaning to the day when Tina Fey helped celebrate the start of ticket sales for the new musical's Broadway engagement by serving cheese fries to eager fans, queen bees, and wannabes. The company also got into the act, and you can see complete coverage in the gallery below.
Featuring a book by nine-time Emmy winner Fey, a score by three-time Emmy winner Jeff Richmond and Tony nominee Nell Benjamin, and direction and choreography by Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls will begin performances at Broadway August Wilson Theatre on March 12 in advance of a Sunday, April 8, opening night.
The cast of Mean Girls 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 Ms. Norbury, Kyle Selig as Aaron Samuels, Cheech Manohar as Kevin Gnapoor, and Rick Younger as Mr. Duvall.
The ensemble includes Stephanie Lynn Bissonnette, Tee Boyich, Collins Conley, Ben Cook, DeMarius Copes, Kevin Csolak, Devon Hadsell, Curtis Edwin Holland, Myles McHale, Chris Medlin, Brittany Nicholas, Becca Petersen, Nikhil Saboo, Jonalyn Saxer, Brendon Stimson, Kamille Upshaw, Zurin Villanueva, Gianna Yanelli, and Iain Young.
The creative team for Mean Girls includes Scott Pask (set design), Gregg Barnes (costume design), Kenneth Posner (lighting design), Brian Ronan (sound design), Finn Ross and Adam Young (video design), Josh Marquette (hair design), Milagros Medina-Cerdeira (makeup design), Mary-Mitchell Campbell (music director), John Clancy (orchestrations), Glen Kelly (dance and incidental music arrangements), Jeff Richmond and Glen Kelly (additional music arrangements), and Howard Joines (music coordinator).
After years of living with her zoologist parents in Africa, Cady Heron moves to Illinois and must find where she fits in the social hierarchy. A sweet, naive newbie, Cady quickly attracts the attention of the Plastics, a trio of popular frenemies led by the vicious and calculating Regina George. When Cady devises a plan to end Regina's reign, she learns that you can't cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.
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