‘Bring It On’ hits Broadway

Musical sets summer run at St. James

The musical adaptation of cheerleading pic “Bring It On” will shake its pompoms on Broadway this summer, with the show set for a 12-week run at the St. James Theater beginning in July.

Tuner, with music by Tom Kitt (“Next to Normal”) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (“In the Heights”), bowed in Atlanta last year and hit the road in the fall, when it kicked off a 13-city tour at the Ahmanson Theater in L.A.

Andy Blankenbuehler (“In the Heights”) directs and choreographs the show, with lyrics by Amanda Green and Miranda. Jeff Whitty (“Avenue Q”) pens the book, a new story inspired by the cheer-squad franchise of films and telepics that began with the Universal comedy released in 2000.

Cast of the tour, which finishes off in Toronto in early June, will appear in the Broadway incarnation.

Universal Pictures Stage Prods./Glenn Ross, Beacon Communications/Armyan Bernstein and Charlie Lyons produce, with Kristin Caskey and Mike Isaacson onboard as exec producers.

“Bring It On” begins previews July 12 ahead of an Aug. 1 opening. Show is currently skedded to play through Oct. 7, although it seems likely that B.O. success could spur a longer stay.

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