2017-18 Season to Launch with World Premiere of the Broadway-Bound New Musical Mean Girls
Broadway at The National announces its 2017-18 season featuring the anticipated world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film, the return of Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon Les Misérables, the only area appearance of the one-of-a-kind internet sensation ThePianoGuys, the Washington premiere of the hilarious smash hit comedy Something Rotten! and the Washington premiere of Waitress with music by six-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles.
The National Theatre has teamed up with The Kennedy Center to offer our subscribers seats to Hamilton as part of the full Broadway at The National 2017-18 subscription package.
“We’re thrilled to present another magnetic Broadway season at The National Theatre, including the World Premiere of the new musical Mean Girls prior to Broadway,” said Steve Traxler, president of Jam Theatricals. “One of our main objectives with The National Theatre is to continue its long history as the home for premieres of landmark American musicals, while continuing to present the best of Broadway and exciting new concert residencies.”
With producers Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson, The National Theatre is excited to host the highly anticipated world premiere of the new musical Mean Girls, adapted from the hit Paramount Pictures film. The new musical will feature a book by Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond (“30 Rock,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!) will direct and choreograph.
ThePianoGuys bring their one-of-a-kind arrangements and comedic charm to The National Theatre for an extremely limited residency next December. These YouTube superstars are four talented dads from Utah who became an online sensation through their strikingly original self-made music videos, including an innovative, multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” and a gorgeous reinvention of the hit song “Let it Go” from Disney’s “Frozen.” Find out for yourself why ThePianoGuys are a viral sensation around the world!
Back by popular demand, Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary Tony Award®-winning musical Les Misérables with glorious new staging and dazzling reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. The New York Times calls this Les Misérables “an unquestionable spectacular production from start to finish.”
With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), this hilarious smash hit comedy tells the story of two brothers who set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! Something Rotten! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon squared!” (New York Magazine).
Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, Waitress is the irresistible new hit that features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland). Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
Full season packages that include seats to Hamilton at The Kennedy Center Opera House start at $425 and are available by calling the subscription hotline at (855) 486-2516. Packages for the presentations on stage only at The National Theatre begin at $210. Group sales for shows at The National Theatre are also available at (855) 486-2516. Single tickets will go on sale later this year. For more information, visit www.thenationaldc.com.