The Disney star Sabrina Carpenter is making her Broadway debut in the highly-acclaimed musical Mean Girls.
Carpenter is best-known for her starring role on Disney‘s Girl Meets World, as well as films The Hate U Give, Tall Girl, and The Short History of the Long Road. She’s also dabbled in the music industry, releasing four albums since 2015. In her new Broadway role, Carpenter will play Cady Heron, the “new girl” in highschool who was famously brought to life by Lindsay Lohan in the 2004 film. Carpenter will be joined by new cast members Laura Leigh Turner as Karen Smith, Olivia Kaufman as Janis Sarkisian, and Chad Burris as Damian Hubbard.
Currently, Renee Rapp is filling the role of Regina George, along with Krystina Alabado as Gretchen Wieners, Catherine Brunell as Mrs. Heron, Ms. Norbury, and Mrs. George, Kyle Selig as Aaron Samuels, Cheech Manohar as Kevin Gnapoor, and Rick Younger as Mr. Duvall.
“I’m so excited,” Carpenter told People of receiving the role. “I’m such a big fan of the musical, the movie, the story in general, Tina Fey, and all of these incredible people involved with the show… I can’t wait for the rollercoaster!”
Mean Girls first debuted on Broadway in 2018, featuring a book by the nine-time Emmy winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film. Since its debut, the musical has garnered praise and attention on the Great White Way while other newcomer shows failed to make the cut.
Carpenter will fill the role for a limited 14-week engagement at the August Wilson Theatre from March 10 through June 7.