The coronovirus epidemic has fallen to another Broadway show: “Mean girls. “
The producers of the music, led by Lorne Michaels of “Saturday Night Live”, announced on Thursday that they would not try to reopen in New York once the epidemic had spread. However, the producers plan to resume the show’s national tour.
The show is the fourth Broadway closing inspired by the epidemic: Disney announced last spring It will not reopen “Frozen,” And the producers of the two plays that were in the preview decided to revive Martin McDonagh’s “The Hangman” and Edward Albie’s “Whiz Afraid of Virginia Woolf ?,” not to wait for the shutdown.
The “Mean Girls” finale was hinted at by the cost of keeping production off while it was dark in theaters. Broadway has been closed since last March, and it is likely that most of the shows will not return in the fall or later.
Musical from the 2004 film, a book by Tina Fey; Music by Jeff Richmond, who is married to Fei; Lyrics by Nell Benjamin; And direction by Casey Nikollo.
It opened in 2018 and was a hit, reproducing its $ 17 million capitalization cost and generating $ 124 million on 834 performances per production. But it won any of the 12 Tony Awards for which it was nominated, and its weekly box office softened over time.
According to Michaels, the “Mean Girls” national journey began in Buffalo in 2019, and a London production, which was in the works before the epidemic, is still planned. Paramount Pictures announced last January that it would make a film version of the stage musical, produced by Michaels and Fay.