BEST MUSICAL 'MEAN GIRLS' BREAKS BOX OFFICE

Lorne Michaels




The Tony-nominated Best Musical Mean Girls, produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount Pictures, has broken the August Wilson Theatre box office record (previously held by Jersey Boys) for an eight performance week, grossing $1,565,923.70 for the week ending May 27, 2018.



Mean Girls features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.



Mean Girls on Broadway is now nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical; Best Book for Tina Fey; Best Original Score for Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin; Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography for Casey Nicholaw. Fey is this year’s Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Outstanding Book of a Musical and the show has already received eight Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards including Favorite New Musical and the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Visiting Production. The production is also nominated for 10 Drama Desk Awards.



Mean Girls opened on Broadway last month to rave reviews at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street), where it has played to sold-out houses since beginning previews in March. The show had its world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington D.C., playing a sold-out run October 31 to December 3, 2017. It was recently announced that Mean Girls will launch a National Tour in the fall of 2019.


Mean Girls (Original Broadway Cast Recording), produced by Atlantic Records, is now available for streaming and digital download. Physical albums arrive in stores nationwide on Friday, June 8.




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