National Tour of Bring It On Relaunches Jan. 16 in New Haven; Nadia Vynnytsky and Zuri Washington Star
By Michael Gioia
Bring It On: The Musical, the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical based on the film franchise of the same name — which toured the States prior to its 2012 Broadway bow — hits the road again Jan. 16. Nadia Vynnytsky and Zuri Washington star.
Big League Productions, Inc. and Troika Entertainment, LLC present the non-Equity tour, which previews Jan. 16-18 in New Haven, CT, at the Shubert Theatre and will open Jan. 21 in Macon, GA, at the Grand Opera House.
Bring It On will culminate with a three-week engagement at Theatre Orb in Tokyo July 9-July 27.
Joining Vynnytsky as high school-transfer student (and cheer captain) Campbell and Washington as sassy dance-crew leader Danielle are Maisie Salinger as Bridget, Emily Mitchell as Eva, Tyler Bertolone as Randall, Jennifer Geller as Nautica, Sharrod Williams as La Cienega, Andy White as Steven, AJ Lockhart as Cameron, Mia Weinberger as Kylar, Bailey Purvis as Skylar and Erin L. Fleming as Twig.
Rounding out the cast are Gabriella Andréa, Anna Grace Barlow, Azaria Bermudez, Antwan Bethea, Eean Cochran, Victoria Cyzewski, Alli Franco, Jillian Franco, Chailee Friant, Reed Iacarella, Brantley Jittu, Michael Naone-Carter, Sarah Nathan, Megan Peck, Brennan Peters, Kaleigh Prange, David Ranck, Kyle Shafer, Mason Trueblood, Jayson Tucker and Natalie Willis.
Here's how the musical is billed: "Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, Bring It On: The Musical, inspired by the 'Bring It On' film, takes the audience on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. Bring It On: The Musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition."
The musical comedy made its Broadway debut Aug. 1, 2012, at the St. James Theatre. The production earned Tony nominations for Best Musical and Best Choreography.
Bring It On features an original story by Tony Award winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights), music by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity) and music supervision by Tony and Grammy Award winner Alex Lacamoire (In The Heights).
Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights) directs and choreographs.
The design team includes scenic design by Drama Desk Award winner David Korins (Motown), costume design by Andrea Lauer (American Idiot), lighting design by Jason Lyons (Rock of Ages), sound design by Cody Spencer (The Book of Mormon), video design by Jeff Sugg (Magic/Bird) and hair design by Charles G. LaPointe (Newsies).
For more information and a complete tour schedule, visit BringItOnMusical.com.
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