Bring It On the Musical Aiming to Lay It Down on Cast Album

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Bring It On the Musical, which recently launched its national tour at the Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, will likely preserve its hop-hop and pop-flecked score on a cast album, Playbill.com has learned.

Bring It On has music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights), music by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, High Fidelity) and lyrics by Amanda Green (High Fidelity).

An official announcement of a cast album has not been made, though a representative for the production indicated the recording is likely.

The stage production, which opened Nov. 11, is produced by Universal Pictures Stage Productions/Glenn Ross, Beacon Communications/Armyan Bernstein and Charlie Lyons, and Kristin Caskey and Mike Isaacson. Beacon and Universal also produced the "Bring It On" films.

Tony-winning Avenue Q book writer Jeff Whitty has penned an original libretto for the musical that retains its setting of the world of competitive cheerleading. Tony-winning In the Heights choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler staged the production that will run through Dec. 10 in Los Angeles, prior to stops in San Francisco, Toronto, Chicago and more.

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, "So You Think You Can Dance") as Nautica, Gregory Haney (Memphis) as La Cienega, Neil Haskell (West Side Story, 9 to 5, "So You Think You Can Dance") 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. The ensemble includes Calli Alden, Nikki Bohne, Dexter Carr, Shonica Gooden, Haley Hannah, Rod Harrelson, Casey Jamerson, Dominique Johnson, Michael Mindlin, Adrianna Parson and Bettis Richardson.


Competitive cheerleaders, who provide Bring It On with its energetic stunts, are 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.

The current itinerary for Bring It On follows:

Los Angeles, CA (Oct. 30-Dec. 10 at the Ahmanson Theatre)
San Francisco, CA (Dec. 14-Jan. 7, 2012, at the Orpheum Theatre)
Denver, CO (Jan. 10-21, 2012, at the Buell Theatre)
Houston, TX (Jan. 24-Feb. 5, 2012, at the Hobby Center)
Fayetteville, AR (Feb. 7-12, 2012, at the Walton Arts Center)
Dallas, TX (Feb. 14-26, 2012, at the Music Hall)
Des Moines, IA (Feb. 28-March 4, 2012, at the Civic Center)
Chicago, IL (March 6-25, 2012, at the Cadillac Palace)
St. Louis, MO (March 27-April 8, 2012, at the Fox Theatre)
Charlotte, NC (April 10-15, 2012, at the Belk Theatre)
Durham, NC (April 17-22, 2012, at the Durham PAC)
Providence, RI (April 24-29, 2012, at the Providence PAC)
Toronto, ON (May 2-June 3, 2012, at the Canon Theatre)

Here's how producers bill the work: "In Bring It On: The Musical, the high-stakes world of competitive cheerleading is intertwined with cutthroat high school politics to tell the story of Campbell, the heir apparent to the head cheerleader at Truman High School. Campbell is at the top of the cheerleader pyramid and she has it all — a strong squad, a doting boyfriend and a straight path to the national championships. Her entire life has been dedicated to honing routines and staying within the strict rules and guidelines, but when a surprise letter arrives, Campbell's world is thrown upside down."

Producers have created an official Facebook page to keep fans informed of the project's development and national tour.

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