Well, it looks like the Plastics won’t be on the Broadway stage any time soon as Mean Girls has been cancelled after the COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on the Great White Way. And that means North Little Rock native, Laura Leigh Turner, who only has three days under her belt as a Broadway performer, is looking for other work.
Turner, who portrayed Karen in the Tina Fey hit Broadway show, was there when theaters were shut March 11, 2020. Afterwards, she had come home to Central Arkansas and lived with her mother and was able to see her siblings and niece and other relatives. But she still yearned for a trip back to the Big Apple. A reason to go back. Any reason.
And she’s found it. Turner, formerly a first-runner up to Miss Arkansas twice, is back in Manhattan perfecting her craft. She’s singing and performing and hoping a TV show or film picks up her amazing talents. She’s a joy to watch and AY readers might be familiar with her. Here’s a story from last year that editor Dustin Jayroe wrote about her during the initial pandemic shutdown.
Currently, Broadway shows are shuttered until May 30. But as that inches closer, some skeptics don’t think it will reopen this year. Some think the glitz and glamour of “the city that never sleeps” might be a thing of the past. Either way, we might need to search for Mean Girls on our streaming services and since today is Wednesday, you know what that means:“We wear pink.”