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BRING IT ON to Play Final Broadway Performance on Dec 30

BREATHTAKING DISPLAYS OF HUMAN FIREWORKS!
This high-energy new musical really brings something fresh.”
Charles Isherwood, THE NEW YORK TIMES 

“WONDERFULLY REFRESHING!
A musical of unexpected charms. It’s nearly impossible to over-credit this thrilling young cast.”
Scott Brown, NEW YORK MAGAZINE 

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CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED NEW MUSICAL
TO PLAY FINAL PERFORMANCE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30
AFTER 21 PREVIEWS AND 173 REGULAR PERFORMANCES
AT BROADWAY’S ST. JAMES THEATRE

Get Bring It On: The Musical Tickets 

(New York, NY – October 16, 2012) Universal Pictures Stage Productions/ Glenn Ross, Beacon Communications/ Armyan Bernstein and Charlie Lyons and Executive Producers Kristin Caskey and Mike Isaacson announced today that Bring It On: The Musical will play the final performance of its limited engagement on Sunday, December 30, 2012, after 21 previews and 173 regular performances at Broadway’s St. James Theatre (246 W. 44th Street).

“We are extremely grateful for the enthusiastic audiences who have cheered on this extraordinary cast and that we’ve been afforded 12 additional performance weeks past our original end date of October 7.  We’ve decided to forego the historically slow month of January and play our final performance on December 30, at the height of the holiday season, as we celebrate the remarkable achievement of our creative team and all of the talented people who made Bring It On a one-of-a-kind Broadway experience,” said Glenn Ross on behalf of Universal Pictures Stage Productions.   

Direct from a 13-city national tour, Bring It On: The Musical began preview performances on Thursday, July 12, 2012, opened on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 and was scheduled to play through Sunday, October 7, 2012.  After receiving widespread critical acclaim, the production announced a 15-week extension through Sunday, January 20, 2013.  Discussions for additional tour dates in the 2013-14 season are underway. 

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).

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 byDrama 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. 

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Bring It On: The Musical, produced by Ghostlight Records and available on Back Lot Music, was released for digital download on iTunes on September 25, 2012 and in stores on October 16, 2012. The cast of Bring It On recorded the album at MSR Studios in New York City on August 9, 10 and 16, 2012 under the direction of Album Producers Alex Lacamoire, Tom Kitt and Kurt Deutsch.

Tickets are available at Telecharge.com (212-239-6200) and at The St. James Box Office, 246 W. 44th Street.  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 Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm & 7:30pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm.   There are four  weeks where the playing schedule differs: the week beginning October 29th the performance schedule is Monday at 7:30pm, Tuesday at 7pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2 & 8pm and Sunday at 1 & 6:30pm;  the week beginning November 12th the performance schedule is Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2 & 8pm and Sunday at 1 & 6:30pm; the week beginning November 19th the performance schedule is Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2 & 7:30pm, Friday at 2 & 8pm, Saturday at 2 & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm; the week beginning December 24th the performance schedule is Wednesday at 2 & 7:30pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 2 & 8pm, Saturday at 2 & 8pm and Sunday at 3pm.

www.bringitonmusical.com

“IMPOSSIBLE TO RESIST! This high-energy new musical really brings something fresh.”

– THE NEW YORK TIMES

“A CLEVER AND EXUBERANT MUSICAL”

– THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

“THIS IS A MUSICAL WITH HEART - likely beating very, very fast. Bring It On also has MORE – more athletics, more songs, more dazzle, more interesting characters. It’s sometimes sarcastic, sometimes post-ironic, often hip-hopish and yet also traditionally structured. A lot of theatergoers will share that bouncy feeling when leaving the infectious musical comedy.”

 – ASSOCIATED PRESS

“SMART WRITING THAT’S LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY…CRISP AND POPPY TUNES… ENDLESS HIGH-FLYING STUNTS. BRING IT ON, INDEED.”

– ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

WONDERFULLY REFRESHING! A MUSICAL OF UNEXPECTED CHARMS. IT’S NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO OVER-CREDIT THIS THRILLING YOUNG CAST. The rhythmic and harmonic textures are an unmistakable advance on the pop-Broadway norm. Muscular beat-driven tapestries ("Do Your Own Thing," "Friday Night Jackson") sit serenely alongside character songs ("It Ain't No Thing") and yearning balladry ("One Perfect Moment").”
– NEW YORK MAGAZINE

BRING IT ON HITS IMPRESSIVE HEIGHTS! GIVE YOURSELF OVER TO THE SPIRIT OF THE SHOW, AND YOU’LL LEAVE THE THEATER WITH CHEER IN YOUR HEART.”

TIME OUT NEW YORK

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