Yes, I know about the film. My point is that I don’t trust that they will be completely faithful to it in the adaptation. I remember when the show was at NYMF and I almost went to see it because I heard good things. I know that there were cheers performed as scene transitions. Once the multitude of producers, bean counters, and millions of dollars (or pounds) enter the picture after this reading, those little cheers will become full-blown production numbers. The accountants and financial analysts have WAY too much influence on the creative process these days and THEY are the ones who will compare the show to Lysistrata and Bring It On and pressure the creative team to make changes to give the show more spectacle. The development process for a Broadway musical is heavily dictated by spreadsheets. This is my industry and I watch it happen all the time. The fact is that this piece has the word “cheerleader” in the title and this will be viewed as a liability. The one strength the creative team has is Jerry. He did a great job with Kinky Boots and hopefully he won’t allow a financial risk model to ruin a good thing.