By Adam Hetrick
22 Feb 2011
Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls, with a book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling, will receive a fresh staging Sept. 27-Oct. 9. TUTS will also bring back the stage adaptation of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, which will run Dec. 6-18.
TUTS is among the first to announce the upcoming national tour of Bring It On, which will run Jan. 24-Feb. 5, 2012. The new musical about the world of competitive cheerleading played a world-premiere engagement in Atlanta this winter and will launch its tour this fall in Los Angeles.
Bring It On features a hybrid score by Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights), Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) with lyrics by Amanda Green (High Fidelity). Tony Award-winning Avenue Q book writer Jeff Whitty penned the original libretto. Tony Award-winning In the Heights choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler directs and choreographs.
TUTS’ Humphreys School of Musical Theatre will be showcased in a regional staging of the Tony Award-winning musical Annie, running March 20-April 1, 2012. The audience favorite has a score by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin and a book by Thomas Meehan.
The Tony Award-winning Menier Chocolate Factory revival of La Cage aux Folles will arrive April 24, 2012, for a run through May 6, 2012. The musical about a gay couple who run a popular drag club on the French Riviera has a Tony-winning score by Jerry Herman and a book by Harvey Fierstein.
The final offering on the season bill will be The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, which will run June 14-26, 2012. Featuring a score by Carol Hall and a book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson, the comedy centers on Miss Mona and her Chicken Ranch.
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