Does it make me a mean girl if I say that “Mean Girls,” the new Broadway musical based on — well, duh! — is, like, tbh, just OK? Sorry. My mean. But that’s kind of my job. As with many new Broadway musicals today — virtually all musicals this season — “Mean Girls” arrives with a built-in audience: fans of the 2004 movie written by Tina Fey (and just fans of Fey), who also wrote the musical’s book. Women made up a preponderance of the audience at the performance I attended. “Mean Girls” gets a hat-tip for continuing the blooming…

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  1. Agreed, especially re the lame Lion King parody; what were they thinking? Reminded me of the Phantom and Les Miz nods in Spamalot: all of then way late, uninspired and overdone, yet oddly given a pass by most of our colleagues. As for girl empowerment musicals, I’d go with Hairspray. Or Into the Woods. Or My Fair Lady…