“Broadway Balances America:” Behind the Scenes of Finding Neverland
September 23, 2016
Broadway Across America’s collaboration with the award-winning morning show The Balancing Act®, on the Lifetime® Channel continues with Season Three of the six-part series, “Broadway Balances America,” featuring FINDING NEVERLAND. This new episode debuts on Monday, September 26 at 7:30AM (ET/PT) and will re-air on Monday, October 3 at 7:30AM (ET/PT).
In episode two, The Balancing Act correspondent Amber Milt takes viewers behind the scenes to meet original Broadway cast member Laura Michelle Kelly (Sylvia) who reveals what it was like bringing to life the strong female character that inspired J.M. Barrie to achieve his dreams. We’ll also hear from Tony Award®-winning Director Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin, Hair) and Emmy Award®-winning Choreographer Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance, Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium) as they share their inspiration and the process of bringing FINDING NEVERLAND to the stage.
Watch the episode here: https://www.thebalancingact.com/finding-neverland/
Winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical and based on the Academy Award®-nominated film starring Johnny Depp, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes a monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever.
Broadway Balances America provides behind-the-scenes access to shows featured on Broadway Across America’s 2016-2017 Broadway series nationwide. To learn more about the series, please visit: www.broadwaybalancesamerica.com.
The John Gore Organization is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of theater producer and owner John Gore, its family of companies includes Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com, and Group Sales Box Office. The company presents shows in 40 cities across North America as well as on Broadway, Off-Broadway, London’s West End, Japan, and China. It has won Tony Awards in every producing category as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk and Olivier awards.
Broadway Across America the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 40 markets with over 265,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, and The Phantom of the Opera. Current and past productions include Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, The Producers, School of Rock, and the 2016 Broadway revival of Cats.
The Balancing Act, currently in its eighth year, continues to empower women by helping them find positive solutions that enrich and empower their lives. Viewers can tune in weekdays at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime. For additional information, or to view a segment, visit www.thebalancingact.com.
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