We’re still weeks away from Broadway opening up to full capacity, but that can’t stop the top theater talent in the world from coming to us.
Rose Hill Vineyards on Oregon Road in Mattituck is hosting a trio of Broadway stars from the original cast of the hit musical “Mean Girls” for a performance Friday, Aug. 20.
The actresses — Erika Henningsen, Krystina Alabado and Kate Rockwell — will be singing in the vineyard’s outdoor tasting space in what is being billed as a celebration of the return of Broadway. The idea was a collaboration between Rockwell, who played Karen in the original production, and the winery, where she is a wine club member.
“She is a huge supporter and fan of the North Fork,” said Rose Hill’s Chelsea Frankel. “We wanted to celebrate the return of Broadway, so I reached out to her to see if she had any ideas and this is what we collectively came up with.”
The three actresses will select each of the songs they’ll be performing. They shared the stage together for the first year of the Broadway musical written by Tina Fey and based on her hit 2004 movie of the same name. Described as best friends both on stage and off, they have a combined 10 Broadway plays on their resumés.
Tickets to the two-hour Broadway Night on Oregon Road are being sold for $75. The show starts at 6 p.m. and food and wine will be available for purchase. A percentage of the ticket sales will be donated the Loveland Foundation, a non-profit assisting Black women and girls and chosen by the actresses.
“Mean Girls: The Musical” was shut down on March 11, 2020 along with the rest of Broadway due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It had been in production at the August Wilson Theater since March 2018. A national tour of the production, which features a different cast, is expected to resume later this year.
While Friday’s performance is a unique one, it’s not the first time Broadway talent has performed on the North Fork during the COVID stoppage. Married theater pros Vanessa Leuck and Ethan Pop staged an immersive version of “A Christmas Carol” at First and South restaurant in Greenport last December.