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The original musical boasts a creative team of Broadway heavyweights: Music and lyrics are 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 Award-winning Avenue Q book writer Jeff Whitty has penned an original libretto for the musical.
Tony Award-winning In the Heights choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler directed and choreographed the production that began its world-premiere engagement Jan. 16 in Atlanta and will conclude Feb. 20. Early reviews were encouraging.
The writers will reunite with Blankenbuehler for the national tour, which will run Nov. 1-Dec. 11 at the Ahmanson. An official opening has been set for Nov. 11. Additional tour dates are currently being determined.
While the musical takes its inspiration from the title and subject matter of the popular film franchise, Bring It On has a completely new script and plot by Whitty. 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.
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