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'Bring It On' On Broadway: Musical Heads To The Great White Way

05/16/12 12:41 PM ET AP

Bring It On Musical

NEW YORK — Cheerleaders are coming back to Broadway.

Producers announced Wednesday that "Bring It On: The Musical" will form a complex pyramid in New York as part of the show's 13-city national tour. Its new 12-week stand at the St. James Theatre is set to begin July 12 with an official opening planned for Aug. 1.

The musical, which which is written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Amanda Green and Tom Kitt, is based on the popular cheerleading movies. It will tumble back on the road after its Oct. 7 show.

The last time cheerleaders were on Broadway didn't go so well: "Lysistrata Jones," about a college basketball team, closed in January after just 34 preview performances and 30 regular performances.

"Bring It On" began at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in October and will wrap up its tour in Toronto on June 3.



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