Bring It On, the previously reported new musical by award-winning composers Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) and Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), is almost ready to shake its pom-poms. Miranda reported to Broadway.com that the musical adaptation of the hit 2000 cheerleading flick is finished. “It’s going great," he tells us. "We just started working with actors, so that’s when the real work begins.”
Will the new show resemble Miranda’s rap-flavored In the Heights score? “It’s really a mash-up of me and Tom Kitt,” Miranda says of the show’s musical style. “It’s a mash-up of pop, R&B and hip-hop. The show is designed to make teenagers' heads explode. It’ll be a lot of fun.”
Bring it On: The Musical will also feature a book by Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q) and lyrics by Amanda Green (High Fidelity) with In the Heights’ choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler directing. The show will premiere at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre.