Mean Girls in New York, NY

August Wilson Theatre245 West 52nd StreetNew York, NY 10019
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Overview

Stop trying to make “Fetch” happen, close the Burn Book, and see Mean Girls on Broadway! With an all-star cast and creative team including book writer Tina Fey, producers, Lorne Michaels and Paramount Pictures, Mean Girls brings the hilarious movie to life complete with show-stopping numbers and over-the-top theatrics—all while teaching audiences the true meaning of friendship.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Concessions and souvenirs are available for purchase once inside the theater.
  • Performed at the August Wilson Theatre between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
  • The theater does not have a dress code.
  • Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theater.
  • Audiences are advised to arrive 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Description

from Mean Girls
YOU CAN'T SIT WITH THEM. BUT YOU CAN SIT IN THE AUDIENCE.
MEAN GIRLS is now a ferociously funny new musical from director CASEY NICHOLAW (Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), JEFF RICHMOND ("30 Rock," "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"), lyricist NELL BENJAMIN (Legally Blonde) and book writer TINA FEY ("30 Rock," Bossypants).
Cady Heron may have grown up on an Afrian savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on The Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Caddy devises a plan to end Regina's reign, she learns the hard way that you can't cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.
Produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson and Paramount Pictures, MEAN GIRLS gets to the hilarious heart of what it means to be a true friend, a worthy nemesis, and above all, a human being.

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susandelauter
Winchester, Virginia
"Took my daughter"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 17, 2019 NEW
I took my daughter to see this and thought I would just sit through it. But turns out I loved it!! This is so well done. The music is super fun. The set is so simple but so good. The story is updated to be relevant to today’s communication styles. I would see this one again.
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245debrak
"Kindness matters"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 17, 2019 NEW
This musical reminds you how cruel girls can be and how much people struggle to fit in. We all need to take this message to heart and remember to be inclusive, celebrate differences versus shunning them. This was a fun musical with some great sass!
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JohnM627
Grand Prairie, Texas
"Well done!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 17, 2019 NEW
If you have a teenage daughter, this is a must. Great show and excellent acting and dancing. One of the best musicals I’ve ever seen. So glad I took my 15 year old to see this. She is still glowing.
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Lance H
Staten island
"Pure Broadway Musical Joy and wear Pink."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 07, 2019 NEW
This was a wonderfully entertaining show that was worthy of 12 Tony nominations. The score was excellent with a number of melodies that will stick in you head. I especially loved the closing number "I See Stars." The choreography was original, love the lunch trays (you will get this if you see the show). The cast was also outstanding as well as the casting. Each character was played to perfection. You can also add some wonderful voices! Just a wonderful, enjoyable and fun production!!!
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micaela595
Melbourne, Australia
"Entertaining Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 28, 2019 NEW
I really enjoyed the show and felt the cast did a good job, with the exception of Grey Henson who played Damian and who was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE and a definite standout for me! While I enjoyed the musical I felt it just didn't live up to the movie for me and the sound track let it down a bit; I felt the songs were a bit weak. Overall, it was enjoyable but I wasn't wowed.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mean Girls

Does the theater have a specific dress code?
No. However, guests should note that the theater is air-conditioned during the summer months.

Is this show appropriate for children?
The show is recommended for ages 12 and up. Please note, children under the age of 4 are not allowed in the theater.

How long is the show?
The running time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.

Where is the August Wilson Theater located?
The August Wilson Theatre is located at 245 West 52nd Street between Broadway Avenue & 8th Avenue.

Does the theater sell concessions?
Yes. Located in the main lobby and Mezzanine lobby, the theater bars are stocked with a range of cocktails and non-alcoholic beverage choices, which you are welcome to take back to your seats. Snacks are also available for purchase.

Can I bring my own food and beverages?
No.

Is the theater wheelchair accessible?
The August Wilson Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are 8 steps down into the main entrance of the theatre from the sidewalk and 25 steps up from there to the Orchestra level. However, there is an entrance via a Stair Lift that provides direct access from the entrance on 52nd Street to the Orchestra level. A person does not have to be confined to a wheelchair to use the lift, however, the Stair Lift does have a weight capacity of 500 pounds.

Upon arrival, please contact the uniformed porter on duty in the Outer Lobby who will usher you to the Stair Lift. If the porter is not present in the Outer Lobby, please ask the Box Office personnel to contact the manager. The Box Office is on the street level. If you require assistance, the porter will be available to help you with the operation of the lift before and after the performance.

Wheelchair seating is also available by reservation.

Does the theater offer assisted living devices?
Yes. Assisted Listening Devices are available free of charge.

How many seats are in the theater?
The theater can accommodate 1222 audience members.