Newsies and Other Broadway Musicals Will Be Featured in Behind The Scenes Miniseries for Lifetime
01 Aug 2014
Broadway Across America has announced that the touring companies of Newsies, Motown, Annie and Pippin will be featured on Lifetime television’s award-winning morning show “The Balancing Act” as part of the six-part series “Broadway Balances America,” airing August 2014.
The "Broadway Balances America" six-part miniseries is presented by both "The Balancing Act" – a Lifetime program aimed at providing women with exceptional solutions to the everyday problem – and Broadway Across America.
In a statement, Lauren Reid, the CEO of the Theater Divison for Broadway Across America said, “Broadway musicals are not just the New York art form; they are the great American art form," and according to press notes, the series will offer, "exclusive behind-the-scenes excerpts and interviews with cast, creatives and crew, even experiencing what it’s like to dance in their shoes."
"The Balancing Act" correspondent Amber Milt will join these casts across the country and in New York to give audiences perspective on what it is to travel, work and live the lives that the artists do every day.
One of the final segments to air will introduce viewers into the Broadway Classroom – an opportunity to see students being introduced to all elements of the Broadway industry and in collaboration with performers and industry professionals.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.