“Bring It On: The Musical” will close its Broadway run on December 30 after nearly 200 total performances.
When the production ends its run at the St. James Theatre, it will have played 173 regular performances along with 21 previews.
“We are extremely grateful for the enthusiastic audiences who have cheered on this extraordinary cast and that we’ve been afforded 12 additional performance weeks past our original end date of October 7,” said producer Glen Ross in a statement announcing the closing. “We’ve decided to forego the historically slow month of January and play our final performance on December 30, at the height of the holiday season, as we celebrate the remarkable achievement of our creative team and all of the talented people who made “Bring It On” a one-of-a-kind Broadway experience.”
The musical began previews on July 12 of this year, with the official opening occurring on August 1. When producers originally announced the extension of the limited run, they planned to continue the production through January 20, 2013.
Talks are now underway for additional tour dates for the 2013-2014 season, Playbill.com reports.
The musical was inspired by the 2000 film of the same name, and producers say the production is the “story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. With a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance and aerial stunts, this hilariously universal story is sure to be everything you hoped for and nothing like you expected.”
“Bring It On: The Musical” has a book by Tony Award winner Jeff Whitty and music and lyrics by Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.
In other “Bring It On” news, the original Broadway cast recording was released in physical form yesterday, October 16. The album had been available as a digital release since September 25.