The Broadway cast of Mean Girls (Joan Marcus, courtesy Boneau/Bryan-Brown)

"Mean Girls" Was Just Voted the Best Broadway Show of 2018

It can't help that it's so popular!

Our friends over at Mean Girls the musical are having an especially happy new year: Broadway.com asked its readers to vote for their favorite shows of 2018, and the site just revealed that the fabulously fetch Mean Girls earned the top spot.


Probably in part because its dancers are, like, really pretty. (Erin Baiano)

Of course, we're not even a tiny bit surprised by that news. You already know that we think the musical is ca-razy grool, thanks to Casey Nicholaw's high-octane choreography and the irrepressible energy of a stellar cast of dancers. But the Broadway.com list also features some of our other dancy 2018 faves, including Carousel, Head Over Heels, and Frozen. Check out the full lineup.

Latest Posts


Project 21 dancers (from left) Selena Hamilton, Gracyn French, and Dyllan Blackburn (Photo by Quinn Wharton; hair and makeup throughout by Angela Huff for Mark Edward Inc.)

How Project 21 Is Shaping the Next Generation of Competition-Dance Standouts

"I wish I had a better story about the name," says Molly Long, founder of the Orange County, CA–based dance studio Project 21. In truth, it's a play on the fact that she was born on the twenty-first of August, and 21 is her favorite number. "I was away on a teaching tour, the audition announcement was going live on Instagram the next day, and I desperately needed a name. Project 21 was just the least cheesy of the options I thought of!"

The fact that fans might expect the name to have some profound meaning speaks to the near-mythic status Project 21 has achieved on the competition and convention scene since its founding in 2014. Long's dancers are all wholly individual, yet jell seamlessly as a group, and are consistently snagging top prizes everywhere on the circuit. Each season brings a slew of new accolades, high-caliber faculty, and legions of devoted followers.

The industry has taken notice of the studio's unique ethos. "Molly gets through to her dancers in a special way, and they have this incomparable level of commitment to their craft as a result," says dancer and choreographer Billy Bell, who's worked closely with Long and her dancers. "That's what sets them apart—it's like a little dose of magic."

Keep Reading SHOW LESS
Photo by Jayme Thornton

Dear Katie: What Can I Do to Get More Flexible?

In our "Dear Katie" series, Miami City Ballet soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email dearkatie@dancespirit.com for a chance to be featured!

Dear Katie,

I'm a strong dancer, but I don't have a lot of flexibility. I stretch every day, but it feels like I'm getting nowhere. What can I do to get more flexible?

Meghan

Keep Reading SHOW LESS

Editors' Picks

contest
Enter the Cover Model Search