Not So Pretty in Pink: ‘Mean Girls’

This ain’t no Rydell High School or Sweet Apple, Ohio. While Grease and Bye Bye Birdie put their stamps on 20th-century teenage angst with pom poms and rock and roll, Mean Girls goes for the jugular with mean-spirited millennials at the ready to throw each other under the bus (literally) for the chance to be queen bee.

Inspired by the 2004 film featuring a screenplay by Tina Fey, the new Broadway musical, which opened last night at the August Wilson Theatre (I wonder what he’d have to say), puts Fey back in the driver’s seat (book) along with her husband Jeff Richmond (music) and Nell Benjamin (lyrics).

Keep reading over at our sister site The Broadway Blog…

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