Bring It On: The Musical [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

Bring It On: The Musical [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

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Bring It On: The Musical [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

Peyton Reed's affectionate yet razor-sharp 2000 cheerleader comedy Bring It On deservedly became a cult favorite, inspiring several direct-to-videos and this 2011 theatrical adaptation. Premiered in Atlanta and making its way to Broadway in 2012, Bring It On winds up being something of a natural fit for the stage, as the cheerleading routines can be translated into dazzling dance numbers. This is all fine for a theatrical production, but how does that translate to record? Well, the 2012 album Bring It On: The Musical may not have songs that really stand out from the production, but as a collection of narrative songs, they work quite well. Cleverly, the music from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, and Amanda Green reworks sounds and rhythms from the '80s and early '90s -- there are new jack rhythms, slick power ballads, a hint of new wave -- peppering the lyrics with references to Facebook and crunk, enough to give this the veneer of the new even if the sounds appeal across generations. The humor isn't as barbed or as goofy as that in the movie but that's fine: this is a good-natured, appealing, memorable musical that lives up to the reputation of the original film.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/2012
Label: Backlot Music
UPC: 0857970002257
catalogNumber: 70002
Rank: 9127

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ken Wild   Bass
Joshua Henry   Vocals,Actor
Dave Pepin   Conductor
Neil Haskell   Vocals
Andres Patrick Forero   Percussion
Alysha Umphress   Vocals
Taylor Louderman   Vocals
Adrienne Warren   Vocals
Ariana Debose   Vocals
Gregory Haney   Vocals
Jason Gotay   Vocals
Ryann Redmond   Vocals
Nicolas Womack   Vocals
Kate Rockwell   Vocals
Janet Krupin   Vocals
Elle McLemore   Vocals
Dominique Johnson   Vocals
Bring It On Pit Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Bring It On Cast Ensemble   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Amanda Green   Lyricist
Alex Lacamoire   Arranger,Producer,Orchestration,Dance Arrangement
Kurt Deutsch   Producer,Executive Producer
Jeff Whitty   Librettist
Dave Pepin   Music Direction
Tom Kitt   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Lin-Manuel Miranda   Composer,Lyricist
Derik Lee   Engineer,Loop Editing
Andy Blankenbuehler   Stage Direction
Brett Mayer   Pro-Tools
Jennifer Wroblewski   Cover Art
Peter Lung   Cover Art

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