Reneé Rapp to Make her Broadway Debut With Mean Girls
Reneé Rapp will be among the cast of the musical hit Mean Girls. The award-winning actress will play the role of Regina George, succeeding Taylor Louderman. The recently named Best Actress at the 2018 National High School Musical Theater Awards will have the chance to showcase her take on one of Broadway’s most coveted role. The starting date of production is 10th of September at the August Willson Theatre. Rapp will be filling in for Louderman, who had to take a brief leave of absence.
Speaking after the announcement was made, Producer Lorne Michaels said “We are delighted to have Rapp on-board, and we can’t wait to see her inject her unique style into the role. Obviously, we are sad that Taylor will be leaving us, and we thank her for making the role what it is today.”
The show’s book writer Tina Frey also commented on the announcement. “Having someone come in and replace Taylor isn’t something we envisaged, but we wouldn’t have picked anyone else but Reneé. She is coming in with her own unique style, and we are quite certain she will own the role.”
The entire casts include Erika Henningsen, Kate Rockwell, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Devon Hadsell, Krystina Alabado, Curtis Holland, and lots more. Get Mean Girls tickets to see it live!
“When Cady Heron found herself in suburban Illinois, she knew it was a whole lot different than where she grew up in African savanna. The newbie wasn’t prepared for the twist and turns her new home brought her. Will she ever fit in, and be counted among? And more importantly, will she rise above her contemporary and become the popular queen? She gets more than what she bargained for when she tries to cut the path of Reid George, the Queen Bee of The Plastics.”
Mean Girls has a plethora of stellar names behind it. Tina Fey is the show’s book writer, Casey Nicholaw as director, and the score is by Jeff Richmond and Neil Benjamin. The musical was nominated for 12 Tony Awards after opening on Broadway back in April 2018.