Broadway Balances America
, now in its third season, is a six-part series featuring Broadway Across America®
on The Balancing Act®
, the award-winning morning show on Lifetime®
Television. The series highlights behind-the-scenes access to the exciting upcoming Broadway shows touring across America. The hosts of The Balancing Act
will join in on the fun- from learning what it’s like to take a show on the road to meeting some of the artists behind this year’s most popular touring musicals. The mission of The Balancing Act is to help today’s modern women achieve success in all areas of their lives by providing entertaining advice from real people, for real people.
Season 3 Segments:
- On the first segment, Broadway Balances America welcomes the cast of THE ILLUSIONISTS™ – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ as The Balancing Act hosts, Julie Moran and Olga Villaverde, get in on the act and discover what it takes to suspend disbelief for eight performances a week! Viewers will meet “The Trickster”, Jeff Hobson, in-studio and will witness an illusion that will leave them speechless, and see how a theatrical, Broadway-caliber magic spectacular balances a Broadway season.
Next, The Balancing Act will go behind the scenes of the innovative new musical FINDING NEVERLAND, based on the award-winning film. Correspondent Amber Milt will speak with Tony Award-winning Director, Diane Paulus, and Emmy Award-winning Choreographer, Mia Michaels about how they balanced this magical creative world and brought it to life for Broadway. Viewers will also go backstage with original Broadway cast member Laura Michelle Kelly (Sylvia) as she reveals what it was like creating this strong female character that inspired J.M Barrie to achieve his dreams.
In the third episode of Broadway Balances America, viewers will uncover the beautiful world within AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. Amber Milt will discover how balance is key to sustaining this Tony-Award®-winning production, but also how its stars maintain their minds and bodies for what is a truly athletic performance, multiple times a week. The Balancing Act audience will see first-hand what it takes to juggle training, performing, and managing a personal life while touring the country.
The series continues when Amber and crew meet up in South Florida with renowned R&B artist, Deborah Cox, as she prepares for the U.S. tour of the THE BODYGUARD. Deborah will take the viewers inside the recording studio and rehearsal process for a glimpse at what it takes to recreate an iconic movie role for the stage. Deborah will also discuss the challenges of balancing a life of music, theater, touring, and being a mother and wife.
Speaking of strong women, two of them come together and oppose each other in Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID. Amber will meet the creative team and explore the passion and power struggle between legendary characters, Ariel and Ursula, and the complex relationships that make the animated classic come to life on stage. Audiences new and old will have an opportunity to go fathoms below next season, and The Balancing Act will give us our first in-depth look behind the curtain.
In the final episode of the Broadway Balances America series, The Balancing Act takes a closer look at the powerful, yet fundamentally different, female characters in THE KING AND I. Viewers will meet the actresses who play Anna and Lady Thiang while getting a look backstage at the Lincoln Center production, and rehearsals of the new tour going out next season. We’ll see how looking at things a different way can create blissful balance, in this beautiful Rogers and Hammerstein classic.