Six-part miniseries will take viewers behind-the-scenes of some of the most beloved Broadway Musicals,
Several 2014/2015 Broadway in Atlanta series offerings to be highlighted
Broadway Across America has announced that Dirty Dancing, Disney’s Newsies, Pippin and Motown the Musical will be featured on Lifetime® Television’s award-winning morning show “The Balancing Act®” as part of the six part series “Broadway Balances America.” These four shows are being presented at the Fox Theatre as part of the 2014/2015 Broadway in Atlanta series. Season tickets are available by visitingBroadwayinAtlanta.com or calling 1-800-278-4447 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The air dates for “Broadway Balances America”on “The Balancing Act®” are September 9 and 16 for Dirty Dancing, October 29 and November 5 for Pippin, November 6 and 13 for Disney’s Newsies and November 8 and 25 for Motown the Musical.
“Broadway Balances America” will provide exclusive behind-the-scenes excerpts and interviews with each show’s casts, creative teams and crews – even experiencing what it’s like to dance in their shoes.
Host Olga Villaverde had the time of her life when she traveled to Orlando and danced with “Johnny Castle,” the star of Dirty Dancing. She even learned the iconic leap that stole people’s hearts in the original movie classic. Amber Milt goes backstage for a “Supreme” transformation at Motown the Musical, which tells the behind-the-hits story of Motown founder Berry Gordy and the launch of legendary girl group The Supremes, The Jackson Five and more. Disney’s Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical, tells the true and captivating story of the 1899 newsboys’ strike and a band of underdogs who fight for what’s right while staying true to themselves. The segment focuses on Disney’s new national campaign, the “Get Up and Go!” program, which promotes fun ways for kids to lead more active and healthier lifestyles through Newsies’ Tony Award®winning choreography and music. Pippin takes us into a captivating world of aerial acrobatics and temptation in this brand new Tony Award® winning production in which a young prince must decide whether he should risk it all in a blaze of glory or choose a simpler path as he searches for the meaning of life.
“We are really excited to partner with Broadway Across America so together we can take our viewers behind-the-scenes of the most popular Broadway shows now touring all across the country and meet some of the actors, directors and choreographers who bring it all to life. Also, with ‘the Arts’ being taken out of so many school curriculums it’s great that Broadway Classroom® provides students an opportunity to connect with the art community. We’re thrilled that Broadway Across America shares our passion for helping empower adults and kids alike and to instill and cultivate an appreciation for the Arts,” said Dr. Thomas C. Deters, President and CEO, O2 Media™, producers of The Balancing Act.
“Broadway musicals are not just the New York art form; they are the great American art form. We thank our network of local theater partners nationwide and The Balancing Act for helping us share Broadway with that wider audience across the country,” said Lauren Reid, CEO Theater Division, Broadway Across America.
The final segment takes viewers into Broadway Classroom® where students are introduced to all elements of the Broadway industry in collaboration with performers and industry professionals. Classes range from Broadway 101, an introduction to Broadway, to Musical Theatre Song and Movement, a master class where students learn the music, choreography and staging from a current Broadway musical.
To learn more about the Broadway Balances America series, please visit: http://www.broadwaybalancesamerica.com/
About Broadway Across America
BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring musicals and plays in North America, operating in 40 markets. As a leading Broadway producer, BAA is dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre. Current/upcoming productions include Beautiful, Bullets Over Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet and Pippin. Past productions include Hairspray, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Memphis, Promises, Promises and The Producers. Broadway.com is the premier theaterwebsite for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com
About The Balancing Act® on Lifetime Television
Now in its 7th year, The Balancing Act® continues to empower women in all aspects of their lives. The mission at The Balancing Act® is simple — the show strives to help today’s modern woman balance it all by bringing them exceptional solutions to everyday problems. Entertaining, educational and trusted by women, viewers can watch America’s premier morning show The Balancing Act® weekday mornings on Lifetime television at 7 am (ET/PT).
For additional information or to view a segment visit: http://www.thebalancingact.com/