Mean Girls Musical won’t be back when Broadway reopens, producers have announced.
Based on the 2004 film of the same name by actress and comedian Tina Fey, the musical opened on Broadway in 2018 and grossed $ 124 million when it closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The original film and stage show follow Cady after she moved to a new school and hooked up with the popular girls.
Fey announced last year that she was working on a large-format adaptation of the musical.
Thank you to the brilliant creative team, cast and crew who brought Mean Girls to life from our first reading to the final performance, ”producer Lorne Michaels said in a statement to Variety.
“We continue to look forward to bringing this musical to the big screen, restarting the tour and preparing for a London production. I’m looking forward to the day, hopefully soon, when the theaters can reopen their doors, ”the statement continues.
Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman and Paramount Pictures were also involved as producers on the musical.
The original cast of the Broadway production included Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell, Kerry Butler, Gray Henson, and Kyle Selig.
Producers said the closure was due to the ongoing Broadway closure.
“The chance to bring this show to Broadway with such a talented young ensemble and five amazing female leads was a dream come true. And for our passionate and dedicated fans, there is no limit to our gratitude, ”said Fey.