Preview: Bring It On the Musical
Broadway just got a little more competitive and a little more cheery. While competition is nothing new for Broadway shows, the latest musical to hit the Great White Way in New York City is redefining all of that while bringing a little cheer into the picture as well. This musical, after a nation wide tour, has finally come to Broadway, Today, Luner on Theatre gives you the inside scoop and a preview look at Bring It On the Musical.
Bring It On the Musical is not your average musical when it comes to the creative team behind this show. The musical features music by Tony Award Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tony Award Winner Tom Kitt with lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Amanda Green. It also features a book by Tony Award Winner Jeff Whitty. Quite a team to tell this story. The musical is a story that follows the stakes of the high competitive world of cheerleading. One cheerleader specially thinks she has it all with her all star team team, boyfriend and a straight path to nationals. However, all that changes when they head to nationals and meet the competition facing the challenges of other squads while learning about the bonds of friendship through the thrill of the competition.
Bring It On the Musical launched a nationwide tour earlier this year on October 30th, 2011 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles and has been touring the country ever since. The musical is directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler and is musically supervised by Alex Lacamoire. The musical will kick off on Broadway July 12th, 2012 n previews until it officially opens on August 1st. The production will play a limited engagement at the St. James Theatre until October 7th, 2012. Pictured above is the entire creative team which in total racks up 7 Tony Awards, 2 Grammy’s, a Pulizter Prize and 5 Drama Desk Awards.
Luner on Theatre is happy to welcome this cast of newcomers to Broadway as well! The cast includes Adrienne Warren as Danielle, Ryann Redmond, as Bridget, Taylor Louderman as Campbell, Jason Gotay (Rent) as Randall,Elle McLemore as Eva, Ariana DeBose (Hairspray) as Nautica, Gregory Haney (Memphis) as La Cienega, Neil Haskell(West Side Story, 9 to 5) as Steven, Janet Krupin as Kylar, Kate Rockwell (Legally Blonde, “Grease! You’re the One That We Want”) as Skylar and Nick Womack as Twig. Ensemble members include Calli Alden, Nikki Bohne, Dexter Carr, Shonica Gooden, Haley Hannah, Rod Harrelson, Casey Jamerson, Dominique Johnson, Michael Mindlin, Adrianna Parson and Bettis Richardson.
Bring It On the Musical also includes a group of highly trained stunt performers who help bring to life the classic cheerleader stunts and high energy movements throughout the entire show. This group of performers includes Antwan Bethea, Danielle Carlacci, Michael Naone-Carter, Courtney Corbeille, Dahlston Delgado, Brooklyn Freitag, Melody Mills, David Ranck, Billie Sue Roe, Sheldon Tucker and Lauren Whitt. These performers not only help bring to life normal theatrical choreography but the new innovative choreography this musical brings with itself.
The rest of the creative team for Bring It On the Musical features a scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Andrea Lauer, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design by Brian Ronan, video design by Jeff Sugg and hair design by Charles G. LaPointe. The musical is produced by Universal Pictures Stage Productions/Glenn Ross, Beacon Communications/Armyan Bernstein and Charlie Lyons, and Kristin Caskey and Mike Isaacson.
Bring It On the Musical comes to life on Broadway this week beginning previews Thursday at the St. James Theatre in New York! Tickets are now on sale! You do not want to miss this once in a life to chance to see this Broadway musical of the future. The musical looks nothing short of innovative and will redefine New York theatre upon hitting the stage. And don’t forget…it’s a limited engagement! For more information, check out Bring It On the Musical’s Official Broadway Website. Also, be sure to check out Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!