Grab an extra cup of coffee because your mornings are about to get a Great White Way-sized makeover! Lifetime Channel's award-winning morning show The Balancing Act will present the second season of its six-part special series Broadway Balances America, sponsored by Broadway Across America. Season two of the series, which takes you backstage of some of Broadway's most-beloved musicals, will premiere on Lifetime in August.
Broadway Balances America provides behind-the-scenes excerpts and interviews highlighting the shows that are featured on Broadway Across America’s 2015-2016 Broadway series nationwide, including Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Kinky Boots, If/Then, The Wizard of Oz, Rodgers + Hammerstein's The Sound of Music and Cabaret. Our hosts get up close and personal with the casts and crews, even experiencing what it’s like to dance in their shoes!
“Broadway musicals are not just the New York art form; they are the great American art form,” said Lauren Reid, CEO Theater Division, Broadway Across America. “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.”
So, do you want to know what the second season of Broadway Balances America has in store for you? Of course you do! You'll meet the leading lady of Cinderella and find out how she balances raising her son with performing across the country, get an exclusive behind-the-curtain look at the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots with pop superstar Cyndi Lauper, learn the inspiration behind the contemporary new musical If/Then, find out how The Wizard of Oz has been reconceived for the stage with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, receive a first look at the reimagined The Sound of Music and meet the quadruple-threat Kit Kat Klub girls of Cabaret.
“We are so happy to take The Balancing Act viewers behind-the-scenes of the most popular Broadway shows, meeting some of the actors, directors and choreographers who bring it all to life,” said Jeanne Kelly, Supervising Producer for The Balancing Act. “These productions are hitting the road as their national tours get underway and heading to a stage near you. Everyone can now experience the excitement, music and magic that is Broadway right in their local community.”
The air dates for Broadway Balances America will be:
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella on August 25 & September 1
Kinky Boots on September 22 & 29
If/Then on October 20 & 27
The Wizard of Oz on November 17 & 24
Rodgers + Hammerstein's The Sound of Music on December 1 & 8
Cabaret on January 26, 2016 & February 2
The first season of Broadway Balances America included segments on the national tours of Annie, Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story on Stage, Pippin, Newsies, Motown The Music and the Broadway Classroom workshop in NYC.