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 fourth season of its five-part special series Broadway Balances America, sponsored by Broadway Across America. Season four of the series, which takes you backstage of some of Broadway's most-beloved musicals, will premiere on the Lifetime Channel on September 11.
This season of Broadway Balances America provides behind-the-scenes excerpts and interviews highlighting the shows that are featured on Broadway Across America’s 2017-2018 Broadway series nationwide, including Disney's Aladdin, On Your Feet!, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, The Phantom Returns, Waitress and Chicago. The hosts get up close and personal with the casts and crews, even experiencing what it’s like to take the show on the road.
“We are thrilled to launch our fourth season with The Balancing Act, shining a spotlight on some of the incredibly talented creative teams and performers that will be on the road during the 2017-2018 season,” said Lauren Reid, COO, The John Gore Organization. “Through our partnership with The Balancing Act, we fulfill our mission to introduce audiences throughout North America to Broadway by distributing engaging content through a wide distribution network that includes the Lifetime Channel, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel OTT app and directly to Broadway Across America’s national database of Broadway fans.”
So, do you want to know what the fourth season of Broadway Balances America has in store for you? Of course you do! You'll meet actress Isabelle McCalla, who makes her national tour debut as Princess Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin and be given a sneak peek into what it takes to create Broadway’s most-anticipated reunion between the Phantom and Christine Daaé in Love Never Dies, the highly-anticipated sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Plus, you'll travel to Miami to meet actress Christie Prades, as she prepares for her national tour debut in Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s hit musical On Your Feet!, and get to know the extraordinary women who made Broadway history as the first all-female creative team with the hit Broadway musical Waitress, including Tony-winning director Diane Paulus, six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, acclaimed writer Jessie Nelson and choreographer Lorin Lotarro. And in the final episode, you'll celebrate 20 years of razzle dazzle with Chicago that will culminate with the Broadway debut of The Balancing Act host Amber Milt, who will share her journey from rehearsal to opening night in this iconic show.
The air dates for the fourth season Broadway Balances America will be:
Disney's Aladdin on September 11
Love Never Dies, The Phantom Returns on September 25
On Your Feet! on October 3
Waitress The Musical on October 25
Chicago The Musical on January 3, 2018