I enjoyed ‘Bring It On’ for the most part and don’t think it’s a bad show, but considering its current box office take and attendance, I would be surprised if it makes it that long.
Watch the Broadway cast of ‘Bring It On’ perform “It’s All Happening” on the Today Show
I’ve decided that though it sounds like an ‘In The Heights’ b-side, I’d rather listen to a Lin Manuel Miranda tune than most “normal” Broadway composers.
Bring It On - The Musical (first TV spot)
How many times do you think I’ll end up seeing this?
I like how they call it “a musical all its own” and then the song and choreography are basically In ‘The Heights’ 2.0.
I love how you can tell from the trailer which songs Tom Kitt wrote and which Lin Manuel Miranda wrote.
Bring It On, the previously reported new musical by award-winning composers Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) and Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), is almost ready to shake its pom-poms. Miranda reported to Broadway.com that the musical adaptation of the hit 2000 cheerleading flick is finished. “It’s going great,” he tells us. “We just started working with actors, so that’s when the real work begins.”
Will the new show resemble Miranda’s rap-flavored In the Heights score? “It’s really a mash-up of me and Tom Kitt,” Miranda says of the show’s musical style. “It’s a mash-up of pop, R&B and hip-hop. The show is designed to make teenagers’ heads explode. It’ll be a lot of fun.”
Bring it On: The Musical will also feature a book by Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q) and lyrics by Amanda Green (High Fidelity) with In the Heights’ choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler directing. The show will premiere at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre.
I think the simple idea of a Bring It On Broadway musical is enough to make heads explode.
With music from Lin Manuel Miranda (In The Heights) and Tom Kitt (Next To Normal) and a book from the writer of Avenue Q. Regional and tour in early 2011, no word on Broadway but it could follow.