Get your pom poms ready! Bring It On: The Musical, the new cheerleading musical comedy, is coming to Broadway this summer, according to The New York Times. The show, directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, will play the St. James Theatre for a limited engagement from July 12 through October 7. Opening night is set for August 1.
Bring It On was created by a gaggle of Tony winners. It features a book by Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music by Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) and Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and lyrics by Miranda and Amanda Green (High Fidelity). The show, which is loosely based on the 2000 Kirsten Dunst film of the same name, mixes the high-stakes world of competitive cheerleading and cutthroat high school politics.
The production received its world premiere at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre last year and will have just completed a 13-stop tour when it reaches New York. The cast, currently playing in Toronto, features Taylor Louderman, Adrienne Warren, Ryann Redmond, Jason Gotay, Elle McLemore, Ariana DeBose, Gregory Haney, Neil Haskell, Janet Krupin, Kate Rockwell, Nick Womack and more.