"O-K Let's Go!" Bring It On: The Musical Sets Initial Tour Itinerary

News   "O-K Let's Go!" Bring It On: The Musical Sets Initial Tour Itinerary Bring It On, the new stunt-filled musical about the world of competitive cheerleading, has announced initial stops for its national tour that is scheduled to launch in October at the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles.

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The musical has music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights) with additional music by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and lyrics by Kitt's High Fidelity collaborator, lyricist Amanda Green. Tony-winning In the Heights orchestrator Alex Lacamoire is also on board as musical supervisor.

Tony Award-winning Avenue Q book writer Jeff Whitty, who recently adapted Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City for the stage, has penned an original libretto for the musical, which takes inspiration from the film franchise, but offers a whole new take on the property.

Bring It On first debuted in early 2011 at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. Tony Award-winning In the Heights choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, who also staged that production, will direct and choreograph the upcoming tour, which will open in Los Angeles Nov. 11 for a run through Dec. 10 at the Ahmanson Theatre.

Additional bookings are planned for San Francisco, Denver, Houston, St. Louis and Providence. A representative for the production told Playbill.com that the tour is currently booking through June 2012, and additional stops will be announced.

Rehearsals will begin in New York in mid-September. Casting will be announced shortly. 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)
Des Moines, IA (Feb. 28-March 4, 2012, at the Civic Center)
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)

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.

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 also set up a website and 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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