Bring It On Tour to Feature Taylor Louderman, Adrienne Warren, Neil Haskell, Kate Rockwell and More

News   Bring It On Tour to Feature Taylor Louderman, Adrienne Warren, Neil Haskell, Kate Rockwell and More
 
Taylor Louderman, Adrienne Warren, Ryann Redmond, Elle McLemore and Jason Gotay will put on their game faces in the national tour of Bring It On: The Musical, which launches Oct. 30 in Los Angeles.

Taylor Louderman
Taylor Louderman

Warren, who originated the role of Danielle in the Alliance Theatre world premiere of Bring It On last winter, will reprise her performance alongside original cast member Redmond, who will return to the role of Bridget. Newcomer Louderman will portray Campbell, with Gotay (Rent) as Randall and McLemore (Disney's "Suite Life on Deck") as Eva.

Principal casting, which was announced Sept. 14, also includes Ariana DeBose (Hairspray, "So You Think You Can Dance") as Nitika, 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.


Bring It On will also feature a host of competitive cheerleaders who will perform aerial stunts throughout the show. They 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.

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

Adrienne Warren

Jeff Whitty, the Tony-winning book writer of Avenue Q, authored an original libretto for the musical, which takes inspiration from the film franchise, but offers a whole new take on the property. Tony-winning In the Heights orchestrator Alex Lacamoire is also on board as musical supervisor.

Tony-winning In the Heights choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, who also staged the Atlanta premiere, directs and choreographs the tour, which opens in Los Angeles Nov. 11 for a run through Dec. 10 at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Bring It On has 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 stage production 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. 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)

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.

Here's a look at the TV spot:

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