BROADWAY CHANNEL LAUNCHES “WHAT’S HOT ON BROADWAY”
AS A NATIONWIDE SYNDICATED TELEVISION SHOW HOSTED BY JOHN O’HURLEY
New York, NY (June 23, 2014) In partnership with Kismet Media Group, LLC and hosted by Television and Broadway Star John O’Hurley, The Broadway Channel proudly announces a new weekly television series for national syndication. “What’s Hot on Broadway” will feature the best of Broadway, touring Broadway and Las Vegas stage productions.
“What’s Hot on Broadway” offers star-studded red carpet openings, previews of upcoming productions, Tony Award coverage, behind-the-scenes looks at rehearsals and exclusive interviews with Broadway’s most talented stars, songwriters, choreographers and their creative teams.
“What’s Hot on Broadway” will be produced as a weekly half hour series providing an exciting and vibrant vehicle for local broadcast stations’ weekend news and entertainment blocks and an unprecedented opportunity to tap into local and national theater advertising dollars.
“No one feels that ‘Broadway is home’ more than I. For 35 years on Broadway, on Tour, and in Las Vegas I said that quiet prayer at 8pm ‘Let me be surprised tonight. Broadway Theater wherever it appears, is always the best place to be,’” said John O’Hurley.
“Broadway Channel is thrilled to launch the first Broadway related half hour weekly show available for domestic television syndication. “What’s Hot on Broadway” gives television audience a first look at the brightest stars in the biggest shows on Broadway, national tours and in Las Vegas” commented Matthew Hege, Vice President, The Broadway Channel.
“We are very excited to bring the hottest shows, stars and events in live theater to the local TV marketplace. Musical theater has never been more important to viewers, whether through scripted series like “Glee”, live TV productions of classic musicals such as The Sound of Music on NBC, or the recent trend of offering major Broadway productions on a live day and date basis on movie screens throughout the country. Add to this the growing trend of Movie and TV stars, such as Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Cranston and Denzel Washington appearing on Broadway while Broadway luminaries such as Kristin Chenoweth and Patti LuPone appear on TV series. “What’s Hot on Broadway” offers viewers a chance to see their favorite performers in a whole different light while giving them a front row seat to everything that is Hot on Broadway,” said James Blueweiss, Managing Partner/Executive Producer, Kismet Media Group.
About The Broadway Channel
The Broadway Channel is a media company that produces and distributes video and television programming. The Broadway Channel family of programming includes Broadway Previews, OFF, Broadway on Tour, Las Vegas Previews, West End Previews, Broadway Profiles and What’s Hot on Broadway. The Broadway Channel’s digital network provides Broadway Previews and its family of programming via dedicated cable channels with a host of cable partners including Time Warner, Verizon and RCN for Manhattan and NY residential subscribers and nationwide amounting to over 6 million cable subscribers. The Broadway Channel’s digital network also provides over 96 hotels reaching guests daily in Manhattan. The Broadway Channel airs theatrical programming into many additional media outlets including T-Mobile TV, Sprint, TIVO, YouTube, Apple’s iTunes, Samsung & LG Connected TVs, GooglePlay and JetBlue Airways. For more information go to www.broadwaychannel.com
About Kismet Media Group
Kismet Media Group is a media, programming and distribution company focused on the creation and development of talent-driven original content with leading brands, media companies and production partners. Founded by industry vets Michael Auerbach (King World & CBS), Bill Graff (Tribune, Discovery, BBC) and James Blueweiss (Group W, CBS, Meredith) Kismet’s entertainment solutions cater to leading brands and their agency partners, as well as program buyers seeking to offer distinctive content for their channels and networks. Aligned with strategic teams and partners, Kismet develops and distributes ground-breaking content that engages fans of all ages while building brand equity and value for all stakeholders. Visit Kismetmediagroup.com