Tony Award®-Winning PIPPIN Soars in 3rd Episode of
“Broadway Balances America” Series
Special Peek at Omaha-Bound Musical Exclusively on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act®, Wednesday, October 29, and Wednesday, November 5, at 6:30 a.m.
OMAHA, NEBRASKA – OCTOBER 28, 2014 – PIPPIN, the 2013 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical Revival, which will be presented in Omaha in March by Omaha Performing Arts and Broadway Across America as part of the Omaha Performing Arts 2014/2015 Broadway Series, will take center stage on the award-winning morning show The Balancing Act® on the Lifetime® Channel Wednesday, October 29, at 6:30 a.m. Central Standard Time. The segment will also air at the same time on Wednesday, November 5. Viewers will have the chance to go behind-the-scenes of the production, as part of the “Broadway Balances America” series.
The Broadway touring musical production will be on stage live at Omaha’s Orpheum Theater Tuesday, March 3, through Sunday, March 8, 2015. Tickets starting at $30 are available online atTicketOmaha.com; by phone at 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha box office in the Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas streets, Omaha, Neb. Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets by calling 402.661.8516 or toll-free at 866.434.8587. Ticket Omaha is the official ticket outlet for all performances of Broadway Across America productions and all productions at the Orpheum Theater.
This third episode of the six-part “Broadway Balances America” segment focuses on the strong women behind PIPPIN and how they balance their lives in the demanding theatre industry. Interviews with Tony Award®-winning director Diane Paulus and circus creator Gypsy Snider highlight the creative process of developing a fresh, new PIPPIN for modern audiences. Viewers will get an exclusive look on-stage with Snider working with the show’s Leading Player and various acrobats that make thisPIPPIN truly extraordinary.
PIPPIN, Broadway's high-flying, death-defying hit musical, is now playing in New York City at the Music Box Theatre and across the U.S. on national tour. With a beloved score by Tony® nominee Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), PIPPIN tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? This captivating new production is directed by Tony Award®-winner Diane Paulus (Hair and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess). It features sizzling choreography by Tony Award® nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation of breathtaking acrobatics by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). PIPPIN is noted for many Broadway standards including “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.”
PIPPIN, the most nominated Broadway show of 2013, won four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Best Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller) and Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin). PIPPIN won four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Outstanding Choreography (Chet Walker and Gypsy Snider) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin). PIPPIN won seven Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Outstanding Choreographer (Chet Walker), Outstanding Lighting Design (Kenneth Posner), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Patina Miller), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Terrence Mann) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin). PIPPIN also won the Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical. This thrilling production continues to dazzle audiences at the Music Box Theatre in New York City.
About The Balancing Act® on Lifetime® Television
Now in its 7th 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 positive solutions to enrich and empower them. Entertaining, educational and trusted by women, viewers can tune in to America’s premier morning show The Balancing Act on weekday mornings Mon.-Wed. at 7:30 am (ET/PT) and Thursday and Friday at 7:00 am (ET/PT) airing on Lifetime television. For additional information or to view a segment visit: www.thebalancingact.com
“Broadway Balances America” segments on “The Balancing Act®” will include MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, November 8 and 25. That musical production will play on the Orpheum stage March 25 through 29, 2015. In addition to PIPPIN and MOTOWN the MUSICAL the “Broadway Balances America” segments have included: Annie, Aug. 12 & 19 and Dirty Dancing, September 9 & 16. A segment on Disney’s Newsies will air November 6 & 13.
To learn more about the Broadway Balances America series, please visit: www.broadwaybalancesamerica.com
ABOUT OMAHA PERFORMING ARTS
Omaha Performing Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing world-class performances to the Omaha metropolitan area. Omaha Performing Arts’ commitment to the arts extends into its own series, Omaha Performing Arts Presents, as well as education and community involvement programs that help ensure the arts have a far-reaching impact. In partnership with Broadway Across America, Omaha Performing Arts also brings the finest in touring Broadway productions to Omaha,
Core to its mission, Omaha Performing Arts manages two landmark venues, the Holland Performing Arts Center and the Orpheum Theater – the former, which includes the acoustically acclaimed Kiewit Concert Hall and Scott Recital Hall and the latter, which includes Slosburg Hall, a proscenium theater. Omaha Performing Arts also provides comprehensive ticketing services for cultural and performing arts within the region through Ticket Omaha.
Omaha Performing Arts’ performances are supported in part by the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Mid-America Arts Alliance, National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Omaha and the Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund. For more information on Omaha Performing Arts visit www.OmahaPerformingArts.org
About Broadway Across America
BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring musicals and plays in North America, operating in 40 markets. As a leading Broadway producer, BAA is dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse theatre. Current/upcoming productions include Beautiful, Bullets Over Broadway, Million Dollar Quartet and Pippin. Past productions include Hairspray, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Memphis, Promises, Promises and The Producers. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.
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