BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL Extends Broadway Engagement Through Jan 20!
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by BWW News Desk
Universal Pictures Stage Productions/ Glenn Ross, Beacon Communications/ Armyan Bernstein and Charlie Lyons and Executive Producers Kristin Caskey and Mike Isaacson have announced a 15-week extension to the limited engagement of Bring It On: The Musical at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 W. 44thStreet). The show, which was scheduled to close on Sunday, October 7, 2012, will now play its final performance on Sunday, January 20, 2013.
Direct from a 13-city national tour, Bring It On: The Musical began preview performances on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at The St. James Theatre (246 W. 44th Street) and officially opened on Wednesday, August 1, 2012.
Uniting some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, Bring It On: The Musical is inspired by the Bring It On film and 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). The production is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights).
Bring It On: The Musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. With a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts, this hilariously universal story is sure to be everything you hoped for and nothing like you expected.
The entire cast of the hit touring production of Bring It On: The Musical has continued in their roles on Broadway. Led by newcomer Taylor Louderman as Campbell and Adrienne Warren (Dreamgirls) as Danielle, the cast features Ryann Redmond (Back Stage Garland, LA Ticketholder and BroadwayWorld Atlanta Award winner for her role in this production) as Bridget, Elle McLemore (Disney's "Suite Life on Deck") as Eva, Jason Gotay (Broadway's Rising Stars and Rent) as Randall, Ariana DeBose (Hairspray, "So You Think You Can Dance") as Nautica, Gregory Haney (Memphis) as La Cienega, Neil Haskell (9 to 5, "So You Think You Can Dance") as Steven, Dominique Johnson as Cameron, Janet Krupin as Kylar, Kate Rockwell (Legally Blonde) as Skylar and Nicolas Womack as Twig, Calli Alden, Nikki Bohne, Dexter Carr, Shonica Gooden, Haley Hannah, Rod Harrelson, Casey Jamerson, Michael Mindlin, Adrianna Parson and Bettis Richardson. The cast also features some of the nation's most skilled competitive cheerleaders with over 25 national and 50 team titles in gymnastics and choreography. Those members include Antwan Bethea, AJ Blankenship, Danielle Carlacci, Michael Naone-Carter, Courtney Corbeille, Dahlston Delgado, Brooklyn Alexis Freitag, Keith Gross, Melody Mills, David Ranck, Billie Sue Roe, ShelDon Tucker and Lauren Whitt.
The design team includes scenic design by Drama Desk Award winner David Korins (Pee-Wee Herman Show), costume design by Andrea Lauer (American Idiot),lighting design by Jason Lyons (Rock of Ages),sound design by Tony Award winner Brian Ronan (Book of Mormon), video design by Jeff Sugg (Magic/Bird) and hair design by Charles G. LaPointe (Newsies).
Bring It On: The Musical premiered in a developmental production at the ALLIANCE THEATRE in Atlanta in early 2011 and launched a 13-city tour at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 30, 2011, which ended in Toronto on Sunday, June 3, 2012.
Tickets are available at Telecharge.com (212-239-6200) and at The St. James Box Office, 246 W. 44th Street. Tickets for the remainder of the engagement will go on sale Monday, August 13 at 10am. A limited number of $35.00 rush tickets (price includes $2.00 facility fee) are available for every performance, and can be purchased at the Box Office only, beginning at 10:00am the day of the performance. These rush tickets are available to all patrons and are cash only. There is a limit of 2 tickets per person.
The Performance Schedule is Monday and Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm & 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. Beginning Tuesday, September 4, the performance schedule is Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm & 7:30pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm.
For more information, visit BringItOnMusical.com.