PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Bring It On: The Musical Star Adrienne Warren

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27 Nov 2012

Adrienne Warren
Adrienne Warren

Adrienne Warren, who is making her Broadway debut as Danielle in Bring It On: The Musical, fills out's questionnaire of random facts, backstage trivia and pop-culture tidbits.

Warren originated the role of Danielle at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre and played it on the subsequent national tour.

Her major credits include Lorrell in Dreamgirls (Apollo/U.S. tour) and The Wiz (Encores!).

Her EP is currently available on iTunes. Twitter: @adriennelwarren


Full given name: Adrienne Lefon Warren
Where you were born/where you were raised: Born and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia
Zodiac Sign:Taurus
What your parents did/do for a living:Both of my parents were school administrators for years but now, my father is the Pastor of Sycamore Hill AME Zion Church, CIAA football official and Head of Custodial Services of Chesapeake Public Schools. (He stays busy!)

My mom is the Executive Director of Virgina's Governor's School for the Arts. (She runs things!)

Siblings: I have one half brother and a cute dog name Roxy!
Special skills: Sleeping late
Something you're REALLY bad at: Waking up early
First Broadway show you ever saw: The Lion King
If you could go back in time and catch any Broadway show, what would it be? Anything with Gregory Hines.

And Purlie... just to see Melba Moore sing "I Got Love."

Current show other than your own you have been recommending to friends: I have yet to see it but I love the music and the movie... Once.
Some favorite modern musicals: Bring It On, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Lippa's Wild Party, In the Heights, Ragtime and Once On This Island.
Some favorite classic musicals: The Wiz, Dreamgirls, Cabaret, Gypsy, How to Succeed..., A Chorus Line, Jelly's Last Jam and anything Fosse.
Broadway or screen stars of the past you would most have loved to perform with: Gene Kelly, Marlon Brando, Lena Horne and Gregory Hines
What performers inspired you when you were a kid? Non-Broadway: Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Janet/Michael Jackson

Broadway: Audra McDonald, Heather Headley, Linda Eder and Phylicia Rashad

The one performance – attended - that you will never forget: Chita Rivera's last performance of A Dancer's Life. I was in college with no money and I spent 100 dollars to get a ticket. That had to have been all the money I had for that week. I remember thinking, "My parents are going to kill me!" But I had to see her.
Music that makes you cry, any genre: Anything with autotune.... WHYYYY????
MAC or PC? What's a PC?? (although I can't cross over to the iPhone... Blackberry lover!!!)
Most played song on your iPod: Not sure but I feel like it's probably an Aerosmith song or Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground"
Most-visited websites: and
Must-see TV show(s): "International House Hunters"… and I also like "Smash."
Last book you read: "The Hunger Games"
Some films you consider classics: There are many but definitely "The Big Lebowski"
Performer you would drop everything to go see: Tina Turner. I know she's not Broadway... but she is the ONLY person I would drop everything to see!
Three favorite cities: New York, Chicago, Portland (Oregon)
Favorite sport/team/player: Football/ Philadelphia Eagles
Favorite or most memorable onstage role as a child/teenager: Annie
Moment you knew you wanted to perform for a living: I went to see Van Hughes in The Governor's School for the Arts performance of The Who's Tommy. Before that I was going to be a basketball player! LOL
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