Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Mean Girls (Broadway)

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Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Clever, Delightful

About the show

Tina Fey's blockbuster 2004 comedy becomes a brand-new Broadway musical directed by Tony winner Casey Nicholaw. More…

After years of living with her zoologist parents in Africa, Cady Heron moves to Illinois and must find where she fits in the social hierarchy. A sweet, naive newbie, Cady quickly attracts the attention of The Plastics, a trio of popular frenemies led by the vicious and calculating Regina George. When Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung. 'Mean Girls' takes a look at friendships—and human nature—through a ferociously funny lens.

2h 30m | Already closed | August Wilson Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (1604)


Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Clever, Delightful
Avg Score

Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Fun

See it if You want to see a fun show that is well staged, clever and cool. Great dancing plus it has a lot more to say than you might expect.

Don't see it if You didn’t like the movie. You also might not like this if you are looking for serious drama. They tackle serious stuff but make it fun.

Ambitious, Disappointing, Fluffy, Funny

See it if It has many one line zingers but it sacrifices for what could have been better song and dance numbers.

Don't see it if You want a true musical with great singing and dancing. It front loads the jokes. Stage to over done.

Well staged. good performances. weak score. ashley park!

See it if Better than I was expecting. Fun, great visuals and staging. Park and Weed shine. But a very unmemorable score disappoints.

Don't see it if You don’t like campy musicals about teen life or didn’t enjoy the movie.

Fluffy, Funny, Indulgent, Quirky, Silly

See it if Bubbly adaptation with good choreography, staging and costumes. Music was appropriate but not memorable. Enthusiastic audience.

Don't see it if Loses the biting satire feel of the movie. Doesn't pack a punch. Gets sugary sweet at times. Singers sometimes over-amped.

Lively, Entertaining, Fluffy, Basic af, Cliched

See it if u wear pink on Wednesdays & want to see a watered-down, slightly updated, crowd-pleasing, far-fetched version of Tina Fey's cult hit movie.

Don't see it if u hope to leave the theatre singing memorable songs; ur unwilling to trade the wit & satire of the film for the frivolity of the musical.

Thought-provoking, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Fun time at school, Depicts real problems for youngsters at school Huge gifted cast, Scenic backgrounds amaze. Young talent worth following

Don't see it if Not for dramatic theater lovers

Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Relevant, Great staging

See it if you enjoy musicals aimed at a young audience, this one with a good moral ending, great choreography and costumes worn by an energetic cast.

Don't see it if you do not relate to the language, dress, music, relationships and interests of young people in high school today.

Clever, Funny, Cliched, Great singing, Overrated

See it if Overtly female-driven joyful musical celebrating the perils of youth. Fans of the film rejoice, the jokes are retained for this adaptation.

Don't see it if The musical is chained to the film, so no surprises here. Unfair to compare to other shows, but DNA linked to far superior "Legally Blonde."

Musical based on tina fey's movie about those high school girls who lord it over us; send-up is reasonably well executed but by now "mean girls" trope is old hat

See it if shows what a jungle high school is; joyous dancing; creative sets; clever connect'n human/animals seeking dominance

Don't see it if none of songs, lyrics, performances are memorable; jokey, not hilarious; conclusion "don't be so mean" to each other is weak

Fine, Entertaining, Toothless, Uneven, Great dancing

See it if you're looking for mild entertainment. There's nothing bad about it but there's also nothing revolutionary about it either.

Don't see it if you love the movie. The best lines in the show come straight from the movie and the stage version doesn't really add anything of note.

Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Funny

See it if Like the movie this is base on. Fun evening out.

Don't see it if dislike the movie, want something serious.

Also This is funny and most of the audience are fans of the movie.

Entertaining, Refreshing, Fluffy, Quirky, Fetch

See it if you’re a fan of the movie or enjoy depictions of modern teenage life. I enjoyed the music and performances, and there’s a solid moral.

Don't see it if you can’t stand obnoxious audiences. Bring earplugs. The shrill screams from the teenage audience nearly made me homicidal.

Funny, Great staging, Overrated, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if You love the movie or like big, flashy, loud-belting, strong-female musicals that you can take your teenagers to.

Don't see it if You expect Tina Fey to revolutionize the musical. The choreography & the book scenes are great, but the rest is unfortunately average.

Entertaining, High energy, Disappointing, Fluffy, Likeable

See it if Teenage sturm & drang; cast is fun & very talented; Louderman is exceptional and compelling as the mean girl - I was very, very afraid.

Don't see it if you want an inspiring score/lyrics/ choreography; music is mediocre; major editing is needed, no reason to play out at 2 1/2 hrs.

Also The audience of mostly teen girls and their mothers went wild over the... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You like the movie, and high school antics about the “cool kids” v the “nerds”. Catchy songs and energetic dance numbers. Just have fun.

Don't see it if You disliked the movie, think teenage antics are silly, and do not like the meanness that teenagers show to demean each other.

Also Taylor Louderman is excellent as the lead, Regina. I saw the stand-in,... Read more Read less

If you love the movie you'll love the show.

See it if You want to have fun and relive high school terrors. Good production. Good performances.

Don't see it if You want good music. Music is the weakest element here and it is a musical!

Worthy, Quirky, Vastly entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if want 2 experience worthy addition to musicals about high schoolers & humor of Tina Fey & teachable moments re; teens

Don't see it if care not about mean girls, or musical comedy, or require your theater not leavened by humor or music

High power, Energetic, So fetch, Really pink

See it if Since I always sat at the math and arts tables, I didn’t see the mean games played at the popular kids table, but I’m glad it worked out.

Don't see it if You aren’t up for a big Broadway production of a light spirited and fun musical with a predictable plot.

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like high energy musicals that remind us to be kind.It's sad how relevant this show is today.Great choreography

Don't see it if you don't want a feel good show with amazing talent, writing, directing, singing and dancing. It stays true to the movie and adds new layers

Unsurprising, Disposable, Consumable, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if you want to be able to say you saw it to friends who will pretend to be impressed. Reneé Rapp slays her Broadway debut!

Don't see it if bored of screen to stage remakes that fail to capitalize on the new form except by winking @ classic musicals that were far more innovative.

Also Just nice. It’s not better than the movie. I’m a little disappointed, ... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Sweet, Clever staging, Raunchy

See it if you loved the film and appreciate a clever updating of it. Wry tone, great projections, lovely message about inclusion and tolerance.

Don't see it if you are easily annoyed by a very young and exuberant audience or have no interest in teen angst. A little long and some unmemorable songs.

Also Warning to parents of young children - there are a few pretty raunchy ... Read more Read less

Overrated, Quirky, Ambitious, Energetic

See it if you enjoy adolescent oriented shows with a load of high energy performers.

Don't see it if you are an adult that would prefer to forget your high school years

Pleasant, Uneven, Energetic, Great staging, Positive message

See it if you're a fan of the film, you're a young adult & enjoy energetic inventive staging, loud music, occasionally clever dialogue, talented cast.

Don't see it if you want a score that is not repetitive, don't like very loud music, somewhat predictable plot.

Also The primarily young & mostly female audience seemed to love the show, ... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Great singing, Funny

See it if if you like Mean Girls , enjoy high-school stories and like pop music.

Don't see it if you do not like Mean Girls, or are not into teenager stories.

Juvenile-cum-mature, Energetic, Well-choreographed, Cliché, Mindless-cum-meaningful messages

See it if you don’t mind an uneven show blending predictability and painfully dumb dialogue with heartfelt moments and a talented group of performers.

Don't see it if you dislike teen fare, youth culture (slang, sexuality, relationships, drugs, drinking, etc.), video projections; or the movie Mean Girls.

Also Mean Girls is bubble-gum froth about the eponymous high schoolers, tee... Read more Read less

April 8th, 2018
"Likable but seriously over-padded...The trouble lies in the less assured translation on adolescent social angst into crowd-pleasing song and dance. Richmond and Benjamin’s many many (many) musical numbers are passable by middle-of-the-road Broadway standards...Yet they rarely capture either the ...
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April 8th, 2018
"Tart but sweet...A canny crossbreed of 'Heathers' and 'Hairspray'...Fey is one of the sharpest comic writers in America, and the show remains her vehicle...The most famous lines from the screenplay are here, but Nicholaw's energetic staging wisely breezes past them; the newer jokes get bigger la...
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April 8th, 2018
"'Mean Girls' isn't just a fun, and very funny, show: It's continuously, mischievously self-aware...Has its share of beloved moments to live up to. And it delivers...'Mean Girls' isn’t flawless. The first act is so strong, with such a well-built, fast-paced arc, that the second half feels like it...
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April 8th, 2018
"The cast is all-around good, but special credit goes to Butler...Also convincing are the 'art freaks,' Janis and Damian who in Fey's rewrite function as narrators...Fey's screenplay is so taut and quotable that the addition of songs seems almost gratuitous, and Richmond's music has the interchan...
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