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'Bring it On' musical to close on Broadway

Oct. 17, 2012 at 10:55 AM

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The cheerleading musical "Bring it On" is to end its five-month run Dec. 30, the Broadway show's producers said.

The production will have played 21 previews and 173 regular performances at Broadway's St. James Theatre by the time it wraps.

Preview performances began July 12 and the musical opened Aug. 1. It was originally scheduled to play through Oct. 7, but producers announced a 15-week extension through Jan. 20.

"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 Oct. 7. We've decided to forego the historically slow month of January and play our final performance on Dec. 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," lead producer Glenn Ross said in a statement to Playbill.com.

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