They wore pink on Wednesdays. Watch out because starting next year, they’ll be wearing pink, 8 shows, 7 days a week on Broadway!
Entertainment Weekly just brought all the mean girls an exclusive sneak peek—a first look at the Plastics!—before the pop-culture phenomenon hits the stage next month for a world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Taylor Louderman, who debuted on Broadway as the lead of Bring It On The Musical, will take the queen bee crown as she brings Regina George back to life. Just this January, she starred as Lauren, opposite Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie, in the Broadway production of Kinky Boots.
Ashley Park, who starred as Tuptim in the 2015 Broadway revival of The King and I, will try to make fetch happen as Gretchen Wieners. More recently, Park starred in the 2017 Broadway revival of Sunday In A Park With George.
Kate Rockwell, who was also part of Bring It On The Musical’s original cast, will complete the infamous trio as the always-oblivious Karen Smith. She was also seen in the Original Broadway productions of Rock of Ages and Legally Blonde.
The cast will also include Erika Henningsen (Les Miserables) as Cady Heron, Barrett Wilbert Weed (Heathers) as Janis Sarkisian, and Grey Henson (The Book of Mormon) as Damian Hubbard. Tony nominee Kerry Butler (Catch Me If You Can) will star as Ms. Norbury and Kyle Selig (The Book of Mormon) will play Aaron Samuels. Cheech Manohar and Rick Younger will make their Broadway debuts as Kevin Gnapoor and Mr. Duvall, respectively.
Mean Girls screenwriter (and original Ms. Norbury), Tina Fey, began adapting her screenplay for the stage five years ago “after seeing the stickiness that the movie had.” Fey added, “It was probably my husband, Jeff, who said, ‘You know what? This could work as a musical.’”
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Tina Fey’s husband, composer Jeff Richmond (30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) wrote the score, along with Legally Blonde lyricist Nell Benjamin. Directing the production will be Tony Award-winning director of The Book of Mormon, Casey Nicholaw.
The production is slated to begin Broadway previews on March 12, 2018 and is set to open April 8 at the August Wilson Theatre. Tickets will go on sale on October 3.