USA - Normally my examiner.com articles focus on live theatre, but for those who can't afford the price of a Broadway ticket, TV offers the same escape at the cost of commercials marketing to you. What is America watching on TV? What TV shows fill their entertainment needs? Singing, dancing and a lots of Broadway!
The variety show days may be making their way back. Broadway Global has just announced the top American TV shows. Did your show make the list if not we want to hear from you. Your TV show could be spotlighted in the next examiner article top picks!
The list might surprise some but not BroadwayGlobal. If you look close many have Broadway stars, Broadway style music, Broadway choreography like Smash, Glee. The stars include some of the best in the biz. Most with awards from Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and the of course Broadway's Tony Awards.
Some offer a vocal competition like American Idol, The Voice and X Factor. America is in need to be entertained. We all need to top TV shows to take us away from our busy stressful lives. BroadwayGlobal's top Entertainment TV shows include music, singing and even dance. Look at So You Think You Can Dance or Dancing with the Stars both offer Broadway top choreography, without paying the price to see a Broadway show. So lets look at the BroadwayGlobal top TV shows in no order.
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American Idol is at the top of the list and the reason is music. Music lifts our souls. The other reason is people like a competition. The show gives hope to billions that they to can become a huge recording star. What is wonderful is American Idol stars are now on Broadway and even listed in the top TV shows below.
Dancing with the Stars is like a makeover show. Everyone loves a makeover. When we see stars made into dancers, movers and posers it brings a smile to your face. Again the competition factor is a huge reason for its success.
The Voice is a top TV show for the same reasons as American Idol and Dancing with the Stars but the credited judges in this vocal competition bring it to a higher level.
X Factor is one of the best because they mentor the singers by professionals. This year X Factor producers can thank 13 year old Broadway star Carly Rose Sonenclar. Carly Rose's amazing vocals and Carly's Angels brought in tons of new viewers this last season. Again Broadway is represented in the top TV shows thanks to Carly Rose Sonenclar. Broadway now has the pop vocals and young stars that each of these top TV shows have marketed to our society.
Glee is the TV Broadway High School Musical or new Fame show. The stories are fun for all ages and the show offers singing, dancing and stories that we all want to love and hate. Now those who do go to Broadway see a younger look in the shows coming. Hip choreography, pop vocals all because of these top TV shows that influence our culture.
Modern Family is the sitcom that we all love and maybe wish it was a Broadway musical. The openly gay characters with kids are what America is seeing more and more of each day. Thanks to the success of the muti Emmy winning sitcom and the magic in casting. Modern Family is cast by from America's top casting director Jeff Greenberg who has hired many Broadway stars even when he was casting Cheers and Frasier starring (Beatrice "Bebe" Neuwirth).
The top TV show with the most Broadway influence is Smash. Executive producers Shaiman and Wittman of Golden Globe nominated Smash are offering a sneak peak January 14, 2013 so don't miss this new smash Broadway TV hit. Smash is bringing in the best Broadway stars like Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Liza Minnelli, who plays herself. You can't find any bigger Broadway influence.
NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt knows the biz because the production team is cashing in on Broadway music, dance and viral stories. Smash stars Emmy Award winner Debra Messing (Will & Grace), Oscar winner Anjelica Huston, Broadway's Tony Award winner Christian Borie (Peter and the Starcatcher), Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies) and Kathrine McPhee (American Idol). See American Idol is paying off for Broadway again.
Smash came from an idea by executive producer and multiple Emmy and Oscar winner Steven Spielberg. The Smash executive producers come from a list of Broadway shows and include Tony and Grammy Award winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can) Joshua Safran (“Gossip Girl”), Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Oscar-winning “Chicago,” “Hairspray”), Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (“United States Of Tara,” “The Borgias”), Jim Chory (“Heroes,” “American Dreams”) and Theresa Rebeck.
Smash offers all the elements singing, dancing and a compelling Broadway story. The Smash choreography is the most exciting of the "Fame" style TV shows. Smash airs February 5, 2013 (9-10 p.m. ET) but will return to its' regular time slot on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 (10-11 p.m. ET).
"The only top TV show that may have little or no Broadway influence is Real Housewives of ... but maybe someone is writing the Broadway musical version of Real Housewives of Broadway as you read this. Real Housewives of O.C. star Heather Dubrow would be perfect as we performed in Chess together many years ago. Heather Dubrow is a TV/Stage Actress who has a beautiful family and could bring true life to Broadway and top TV." Richard Cameron.
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