Broadway: Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls” Musical Closes for Good, Will Not Return After Pandemic, Will Get Movie Treatment
This is interesting. Yesterday, Paramount announced a film version of “Spamalot” directed by Casey Nicholaw. Today their theatrical division pulled the plug on the Nicholaw-directed “Mean Girls” on Broadway. The show is done. Based on Tina Fey’s original film, “Mean Girls” was not a great stage show, but it will get a national tour and probably do well in summer stock. But it wasn’t a tremendous hit on Broadway, and no one was waiting for it to return. Paramount, they say, will do a movie version of the musical.
One note: Ashley Park opened in the show, and stayed with it until the end. She was nominated for a Tony Award. When the show closed she headed west and got a great part in the Netflix series, “Emily in Paris.” She kind of steals the series. Bravo!
“Mean Girls” played 833 performances on Broadway.