Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda was among the participants in "Bring It On: The Musical" Day at Universal CityWalk, on Saturday, October 22. The event was hosted by David Valdez, KIIS FM's JoJo, Telemundo's Jorge Bernal and Hannah Mclalwain, who was a contestant on Oxygen's The Glee Project.
The piece celebrated the national tour of Bring It On the Musical, which kicks off with an engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre, October 30- December 10. Andy Blankenbuehler will direct and choreograph the production, which features a book by Jeff Whitty, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Amanda Green. The show unfolds in the high-stakes world of competitive cheerleading.
Highlights of the CityWalk events included a Traveling pep rally from Universal Globe Fountain to 5 Towers, a high school cheer squad routine; Miranda addressing the crowd, and performances by the cast.
The principal cast features Taylor Louderman (Campbell), Adrienne Warren (Danielle), Ryann Redmond (Bridget), Elle McLemore (Eva), Jason Gotay (Randall), Ariana DeBose (Nautica), Gregory Haney (La Cienega), Neil Haskell (Steven), Janet Krupin (Kylar), Kate Rockwell (Skylar) and Nick Womack (Twig).
The company also includes Calli Alden, Nikki Bohne, Dexter Carr, Shonica Gooden, Haley Hannah, Rod Harrelson, Casey Jamerson, Dominique Johnson, Michael Mindlin, Adrianna Parson, Bettis Richardson, Antwan Bethea, Danielle Carlacci, Michael Naone-Carter, Courtney Corbeille, Dahlston Delgado, Brooklyn A. Freitag, Melody Mills, David Ranck, Billie Sue Roe, Sheldon Tucker and Lauren Whitt.
For tickets and more information on the LA engagement, click here.