Tony Award-winning In the Heights choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler will direct and choreograph the production that will premiere at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre Jan. 15, 2011, and officially open Jan. 28, 2011. The production will run through Feb. 20, 2011.
The 7:30 PM panel discussion on the Alliance Stage will include Blankenbuehler, as well as book writer Jeff Whitty, composer Tom Kitt, composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, lyricist Amanda Green and Alliance artistic director Susan V. Booth. The event is free and open to the public.
Bring It On: The Musical is inspired by the film property, but features an original libretto by Tony Award-winning Avenue Q book writer Whitty. The musical retains the setting of the world of competitive cheerleading.
Bring It On has music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Miranda (In The Heights), as well as music by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer Kitt (Next to Normal) and lyrics by his High Fidelity collaborator, lyricist Green.
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The cast will also include Ariana DeBose, Brandon Espinoza (Gypsy, Big), Gregory Haney (Memphis, Wicked), Rod Harrelson (Legally Blonde), Dominique Johnson, Janet Krupin, Amanda LaVergne, Michael Mindlin (Mamma Mia!), Ryann Redmond, Elena Ricardo, Kate Rockwell (Legally Blonde), Jon Rua (In the Heights), LaQuet Sharnell (Memphis) and Ephraim M. Sykes.
Among the cheerleaders who will bring the explosive aerial stunts of Bring It On to life are Antwan Bethea, Michael Naone-Carter, Courtney Corbeille, Brooklyn Freitag, Melody Mills, Sheldon Tucker, David Ranck and Lauren Whitt.
The Atlanta premiere is presented by the Alliance Theatre in special arrangement with Universal Pictures Stage Productions/Glenn Ross, Beacon Communications/Armyan Bernstein and Charlie Lyons, and Kristin Caskey and Mike Isaacson.
For tickets phone (404) 733-5000 or visit AllianceTheatre.