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Tony Award Nominee Jennifer Simard Makes Her Mean Girls Debut

Simard replaces Tony nominee Kerry Butler.

Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard (Hello, Dolly!) joined the cast of Mean Girls, replacing Tony nominee Kerry Butler in the roles of Mrs. Heron, Ms. Norbury, and Mrs. George on Tuesday, September 11, and the production has released a first look at its new star taking the stage at the August Wilson Theatre.

Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard joins the cast of Mean Girls, seen here as Mrs. George.
(© Jenny Anderson)

Mean Girls features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs.

Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on the Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina's reign, she learns the hard way that you can't cross a Queen Bee without getting stung.

In addition to Simard, the cast is led by Erika Henningsen as Cady Heron; Taylor Louderman as Regina George; Ashley Park as Gretchen Wieners; Kate Rockwell as Karen Smith; Barrett Wilbert Weed as Janis Sarkisian; Grey Henson as Damian Hubbard, Kyle Selig as Aaron Samuels; Cheech Manohar as Kevin Gnapoor; and Rick Younger as Mr. Duvall.

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