After "Frozen", Covid hits another Broadway show: “Mean Girls.”
Producers announced that they would not seek to reopen in New York once the pandemic eases. However, the producers do plan to restart the show’s national tour and confirmed the upcoming film adaptation from Paramount.
The “Mean Girls” closing was prompted by the costs of keeping the production intact while theaters are dark. Broadway has been closed since last March, and it seems likely that most shows will not return until the fall or later.
The musical, adapted from a 2004 film, features a book by Tina Fey; music by Jeff Richmond, who is married to Fey; lyrics by Nell Benjamin; and direction by Casey Nicholaw.