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“Broadway Balances America” Series to Highlight THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ in First Episode

Exclusively on The Balancing Act®. Monday, August 8th at 7:30 am (ET/PT)

By - Aug 2nd, 2016 02:09 pm

The award-winning morning show The Balancing Act® on the Lifetime® Channel will launch the “Broadway Balances America” series with THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ , presented by Broadway Across America, in a featured segment airing on Monday, August 8 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT).  This show will re-air on August 15 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime.  Check local listings.

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.

THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™, presented by Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center and Broadway Across America-Milwaukee comes to Milwaukee as part of the 2016/2017 Broadway Series.  Performances at the Marcus Center on February 14 to 19. Season tickets are currently available in person at the Marcus Center Box Office, by calling 414-273-2787 or online at MarcusCenter.org. Groups 10 or more should call Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x210 or x213.

In this first segment, Broadway Balances America welcomes THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ as The Balancing Act hosts, Amber Milt and Olga Villaverde, get in on the act and discover what it takes to suspend disbelief for eight performances a week!  Viewers will meet “The Trickster” Jeff Hobson in-studio and witness an illusion that will leave them speechless. Hobson will discuss how a theatrical, Broadway magic spectacular balances a Broadway season.

This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™   has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage.  This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
To learn more about the Broadway Balances America series, please visit: www.broadwaybalancesamericamerica.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, The Phantom of the Opera and the up-coming Hamilton. Current and past productions include Beautiful, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar Quartet, Hairspray, On Your Feet ,The Producers, School of Rock, Waitress and the 2016 Broadway revival of Cats.

About The Balancing Act
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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ABOUT THE MARCUS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Established in 1969, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is the premier performing arts community gathering space in Southeastern Wisconsin. As the Marcus Center moves into its 47th year, it continues to build bridges between diverse members of our community through high-quality arts entertainment in the region and the state. The touring Broadway series, sponsored by Associated Bank, is recognized as bringing the best of Broadway entertainment to Milwaukee for the past 20 years and provides opportunities to educate, entertain and engage audiences. The Marcus Center is also the home to the Milwaukee Symphony, Milwaukee Ballet, Florentine Opera, First Stage plus a variety of other important community and family events throughout the year. For more information about events visit the Marcus Center website at www.MarcusCenter.org.  The Marcus Center is a private non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation and is a dedicated veterans memorial in Milwaukee.

ABOUT ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP
Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of $27 billion and is one of the top 50, publicly traded, U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services in over 200 banking locations serving more than 100 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.associatedbank.com.

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