Meet the ‘Mean Girls’: Broadway-Bound Musical Sets Cast

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Mean Girls,” the musical version of the 2004 teen comedy, has locked in its cast ahead of a fall premiere in Washington, D.C. that stands poised to launch the show to Broadway, if all goes well.

Broadway vet Kerry Butler, a Tony nominee for “Xanadu,” will play the role of the calculus teacher played by Tina Fey in the film, with Erika Henningsen, who had a stint in the recent Broadway revival of “Les Miserables,” on board as Cady, the recent high school transfer played by Lindsay Lohan in the Mark Waters film that Fey wrote.

Taylor Louderman, currently appearing in “Kinky Boots,” takes the role of Regina, the head of the clique of popular girls (played by Rachel McAdams in the movie), with Barrett Wilbert Weed (“Heathers: The Musical”) signed on to play the goth girl that Lizzy Caplan played in the film. Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell, Grey Henson and Rick Younger are also among the show’s cast.

With Fey writing the book for the production and music by “30 Rock” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” composer Jeff Richmond, “Mean Girls” is among the hottest candidates for Broadway next season. Broadway’s musical comedy go-to guy Casey Nicholaw (“The Book of Mormon,” “Aladdin”) directs and choreographs, with Nell Benjamin writing lyrics.

“Saturday Night Live” impresario Lorne Michaels produces the show with Broadway regular Stuart Thompson (“Six Degrees of Separation,” “Sweat”). “Mean Girls” runs Oct. 31-Dec. 3, with details of its New York future still to be set.

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    1. Sadie says:

      Lol! You don’t know anything about Broadway do you? Don’t offer opinions on things you don’t know about. Go back to your reality television and domestic beer. Disgusting.

    2. DougW says:

      I would go outside the theatre world for some star power. Don’t know if their schedules would allow, but both Dove Cameron and Ariana Grande love doing musicals and want to do Broadway. Dove would make a great Regina George and Ariana could play Cady or Karen (the Amanda Seyfried role).

    3. Randy says:

      Let’s see how long it takes for Lindsey Lohan to ask to be a part of this. Start the clock.

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