See the Mean Girls Cast Side-by-Side with Their Characters' Broadway Counterparts
The Africa-to-Chicago suburbs transplant, embodied by Lindsay Lohan in the film, will be played by Erike Henningsen on stage. Theater fans may recognize her from her turn as Fantine in Les Misérables on Broadway.
Taylor Louderman is playing the notorious teen queen on Broadway — the role originated by Rachel McAdams on the big screen. Louderman's got quite a resume when it comes to film-to-musical adaptations: She starred in the Bring It On musical, as well as in a St. Louis production of Legally Blonde.
Kate Rockwell, who will play Amanda Seyfried's role of Karen Smith, has the same high school movie-turned-musical pedigree as Louderman: She appeared in the Bring It On and Legally Blonde musicals, and had turns in Hair and Rock of Ages.
Ashley Park will be bringing Lacey Chabert's character to life on stage. Park is a Broadway veteran: She starred alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the 2017 revival of Sunday in the Park With George, and played Tuptim in The King and I on Broadway, too.
Lizzy Kaplan's character is getting a bit of a makeover in the musical adaptation: Her last name will be Sarkisian, not Ian. Barrett Wilbert Weed, who starred in the musical version of another teen-favorite film, Heathers, and nabbed a Drama Desk nomination, will play the newly-renamed part.
Gray Henson, who will play Daniel Franzese's "too gay to function" character, Damian, nabbed his first part on Broadway in Book of Mormon in 2016.
Tony nominee Kerry Butler is taking the reins on Tina Fey's math teacher part. She's a familiar name to those who know Broadway: Butler was in the original cast of Hairspray and has acted in Little Shop of Horrors and Xanadu.
Like Henson, Kyle Selig, who will play Aaron Samuels — Jonathan Bennett's teen heartthrob character — has also starred in Book of Mormon on Broadway.
Prepare to hear the Mathlete rap from the lips of Cheech Manohar on stage — originally uttered by Rajiv Surendra in the film. Manohar is making his Broadway debut with the show: He just graduated from college last year.
Rick Younger, who will play North Shore High principal Mr. Duvall (Tim Meadows in the movie), started as a stand-up comedian before moving into musical gigs. He previously had a stint on a Rent national tour.