According to Baz Bamigboye for the Daily Mail, the musical adaptation of MEAN GIRLS, currently running on Broadway, is eyeing a London run in Autumn 2020.
The Mail reports that producers Lorne Campbell and Sonia Friedman production are exploring options for the Tony nominated musical to come to the West End. The transfer, as is usual in major productions, is based on theatre availability and the schedule of the original creative team. No word on casting yet either.
MEAN GIRLS, based on the 2004 film, opened at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre in April 2018 following its world premiere in Washington DC. It features a script by Emmy award winner Tina Fey (who wrote the original movie) with music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin. The Broadway production is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, a Tony and Olivier Award winner whose credits include THE BOOK OF MORMON and DREAMGIRLS.
The plot follows Cady Heron, a teenager educated in Africa by her scientist parents. When her family moves to Illinois, Cady finds herself in the good graces of an elite group of cool students dubbed ‘the Plastics’, but Cady soon realises how her shallow group of new friends earned this nickname.
MEAN GIRLS earned 12 Tony Award nominations when it premiered on Broadway including Best Musical. No venue or dates have been confirmed for a West End run.