PHOTO CALL: Bring It On: The Musical Premieres in Atlanta

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, Amanda Green and Jeff Whitty's new musical Bring It On plays the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. Andy Blankenbuehler directs and choreographs the production.

Here's how Alliance bills the show: "Two squads. Two schools. One mission: claim the title at the National Cheerleading Championships. The high-stakes world of competitive cheerleading meets the cutthroat rivalries of high school politics and romance in this bold and explosive new musical comedy. How do you learn to be true to your team and to yourself? Sometimes it's got to get ugly before it gets pretty. Game on."


Here is a first look at the show:

  Tony Award-winning In the Heights choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler directs and choreographs the production that will officially open Jan. 28 for a run through Feb. 20. Though the title and subject matter are inspired by the popular film franchise of the same name, Tony Award-winning Avenue Q book writer Jeff Whitty has penned an original libretto for the musical that retains the films' setting of the world of competitive cheerleading.

Bring It On: The Musical has music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights), as well as 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.

The company includes Amanda LaVergne (2007 Broadway revival of Grease) as Campbell, Adrienne Warren (Dreamgirls national tour) as Danielle, Kelly Felthous as Eva and Nick Blaemire (Cry-Baby, Glory Days) as Randall, plus Ariana DeBose, Brandon Espinoza, Shawn Fisher, Gregory Haney, Rod Harrelson, Dominique Johnson, Stephanie C. Klemons, Janet Krupin, Michael Mindlin, Griffin Myers, Ryann Redmond, Elena Ricardo, Kate Rockwell, Billie Sue Roe, Jon Rua, LaQuet Sharnell and Ephraim M. Sykes.

Among the cheerleaders who 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.

For tickets phone (404) 733-5000 or visit AllianceTheatre.

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