Mean Girls The Musical still set to transfer to London’s West End

Mean Girls The Musical is still set to transfer to London’s West End.

Producers have confirmed plans to bring the show to the UK after announcing it was closing on Broadway amid the ongoing theatre shutdown.

As well as the West End transfer and North American tour, the musical is also being adapted for the screen.

Producer Lorne Michaels said of the Broadway closing: “We remain excited to bring this musical to the big screen, relaunch the tour and prepare for a London production. I look forward to the day, hopefully soon, when theaters can open their doors again.”

Prior to the pandemic the musical had been rumoured to open in London in Spring 2021 although a theatre was never confirmed.

An adaption of the classic 2004 movie, Mean Girls the musical features music by Jeff Richmond, lyrics by Nell Benjamin and a book by Tina Fey, who wrote the screenplay for the original film.

The Broadway run opened in New York in March 2018 at the August Wilson Theatre, picking up 12 Tony nominations including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score.

It played over 800 performances, ultimately playing its last performance on March 11, the day Broadway shut down due to the ongoing pandemic.

Tina Fey said: “The chance to bring this show to Broadway, with such a talented young ensemble and five astounding female leads, has been a dream come true. And to our fierce and dedicated fans– the limit of our gratitude does not exist.”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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