The long-awaited musical rendition of Mean Girls released its first trailer on Monday (Sept. 11). Here, Broadway fans get their first look at the cast taking on the legendary cliques’ roles – and a bit of the signature Mean Girls humor we all know and love.
Regina George (Taylor Louderman) is backed up by her frenemies Gretchen Wieners (Ashley Park) and Karen Smith (Kate Rockwell) to dish vapid compliments and invite viewers to see the show. Karen attempts to explain musical theater to newcomers quickly, to which Regina quickly cuts in, “They know what a musical is, Karen. They’re not idiots.”
Much of the original core creative team geared up for the musical rendition, including a book by Tina Fey, as well as Lorne Michaels as producer. Broadway veteran Stuart Thompson will join Michaels in producing, and Fey’s husband Jeff Richmond will provide an original score.
Rounding out the crew are two Broadway pros, lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and Tony-winning director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin). This won’t be any regular old musical — it’ll be a Cool Musical.
Previews for Mean Girls begin on Mar. 12 2018 at the August Wilson Theatre.