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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Andrew R
Covington, Kentucky
"Mean Girls show is Incredible"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 09, 2019 NEW
We took our 13 year daughter and there were a couple of bad words, however they were needed for the show at a few times. The show is as funny as the movie and I can argue the musical is much more funny than the movie. The cast can all sing better than many of the best selling singers that you hear on the radio currently. The entire cast can dance and act better than most on Broadway. The theater is very inviting and the crew were as kind and generous as most New Yorkers are. See the show
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sgaerber
Vancouver, Canada
"The worst musical I've ever seen"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed December 07, 2019 NEW
We were certainly unpleasantly surprised at how bad this show was. We'd picked it as it looked light and funny. It was absolutely unentertaining. Poor acting - we didn't connect with any of the characters. The main girls were not played well. The singing was poor. The storyline was boring. It is not even funny. Of all the shows we've ever seen on Broadway (and off) this has got to be the worst. I'd say there was no entertainment value. Save your $.
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Lori P
Houston, Texas
"Absolutely Fabulous"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 05, 2019 NEW
Its one of the best productions that I have seen. Very talented cast, lots of fun and a great message for all!
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1WorldTravelerUSA
Princeton, New Jersey
"Awful! I’d rather watch paint dry than see this again!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed December 01, 2019 NEW
Do not waste your time and money! I cannot believe anyone would give this a good review, it actually pains me to give it one star. The choreography is bad, the music is horrible, the set is pitiful. I loved the movie, it was hilarious, but they took all the funny parts of the movie out and instead replaced it with really bad music. Stay home and watch paint dry, it will be much more interesting than this play.
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heather m
"Great show for teens"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 01, 2019 NEW
I decided to take a chance and wait to buy my tickets in NYC. The advanced purchase of 3 orchestra seats totaled $800. We went to the TXT booth in Time Square an hour and a half before the 2pm show the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. I was able to get 3 tickets for $300! 10 row center orchestra. Perfect seats. These seats would have sold for the 800. The show was great, my teen daughter loved it. It had a lot of scenes from the movie and lines my daughter knew. I watched her laughing and having a great time. Definitely go if you have a teen, perfect show and wait to get your tickets. The booth told me they only sell orchestra or front mezzanine seats, no bad seats. Worth the money to have your kid experience broadway shows.
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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.