Thursday, November 3, 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 AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. This new episode debuts on Monday, November 7 at 7:30AM (ET/PT) and will re-air on Monday, November 14 at 7:30AM (ET/PT).
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, presented by Broadway Across America, comes to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre August 15 – 20, 2017 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2016/2017 season. Season packages are available now by visiting www.broadwayinatlanta.com or by calling 1-800-278-4447 Monday - Friday. Single ticket sales will be announced at a later date.
In episode three, Balancing Act® correspondent Amber Milt introduces the viewers to Tony Award-winning director and choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon, who talks about his creative process for developing this musical and how he individualized the production to reflect the strengths of the touring cast. We also sit down with Sara Esty and her identical twin sister, Leigh-Ann Esty, who share the role of Lise, as they discuss what it was like growing up and dancing together, and now sharing this iconic role on the road. Along with Sara, we will meet Garen Scribner, who plays Jerry, the young American soldier who stays in Paris after the war, and together they will discuss what it takes to stay in shape for an 8-show performance week.
Named Best Musical of the year by both the Drama League and the Outer Circle Critic and the winner of four Tony Awards, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new hit musical that will sweep you off your feet. Inspired by the Academy Award winning film, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS tells the story of Lise, the beautiful French ballerina who captures the heart of the young American soldier, Jerry, who stays in Paris after the war. What ensues is a beautiful love story told through movement and Gershwin classics, that is sure to capture the hearts of audiences across America.
Broadway Balances America provides behind-the-scenes access and interviews highlighting shows featured on Broadway Across America’s 2016-2017 Broadway series nationwide – from Boston to Costa Mesa, from Houston to Minneapolis, and everywhere in between. The Balancing Act’s® hosts get up close and personal with casts and crews, even experiencing what it’s like to take the show on the road.
To learn more about the Broadway Balances America series, please visit: www.broadwaybalancesamerica.com
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Now in its seventh year, The Balancing Act® continues to empower women in all aspects of their lives. The mission at The Balancing Act® is simple – the show strives to help today’s modern woman balance it all by bringing them exceptional solutions to everyday problems. Entertaining, educational and trusted by women, viewers can watch America’s premier morning show weekday mornings on Lifetime® Television at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT). For additional information or to view a segment visit www.thebalancingact.com.
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