Sidelined ‘Mean Girls’ musical won’t reopen on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of the Broadway musical “Mean Girls” have decided not to restart when authorities allow theaters to reopen in New York City, the second and likely not last established show to be a casualty of COVID-19 on the Great White Way. The musical, based on Tina Fey’s hit film, will abandon its spot at the August Wilson Theatre, having played over 800 performances and grossing $124 million. The production plans to relaunch its North American tour, which began in 2019, “this summer or as soon as performances can resume,” according to a statement. A film adaptation of the musical, announced last year, is also in the works.