BWW TV STAGE TUBE: MTV's TAKING THE STAGE Sneak Peek
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Premiering Thursday, March 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV, Taking The Stage is a one-hour 10-episode reality musical series conceptualized and executive produced by Nick Lachey (98 Degrees), that will follow the lives of five talented students at the School For Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) in Cincinnati, Ohio. MTV wanted to make sure all of us here at BroadwayWorld is ready for tomorrow night's premiere, so they sent BWW TV an exclusive clip from the debut episode.
There's a talent show featured in the first episode and "The Definition," Malik, Shaakira's and Jasmine's dance crew perform a hip-hop/ballet mash-up to Rihanna's "Disturbia" song for the event. BWW TV is excited to give you a sneak peek of the performance, right here on Stage Tube!
A reality musical series executive produced by feature film and theatre producer Marc Platt who also serves as creative consultant (Honey, Legally Blonde, Nine, Broadway Musical Wicked), the show is the first of its kind to be scored with music performed by cast members in-scene. Each episode of Taking The Stage will feature songs and dance routines written and choreographed by the cast.
After the March 19 premiere, fans can catch-up on the show through the site's full episode player and to stream original music and performance clips from the cast.
Taking The Stage is conceptualized and executive produced by multiplatinum recording artist and actor Nick Lachey (former member of 98 Degrees, Charmed, NBC's Clash of the Choirs), an SCPA graduate. Colton Gramm, Mark Ford, Marc Platt and Kevin Lopez also serve as executive producers for the series. Liz Gateley executive produces the series for MTV and Heather Olander serves as the Executive In Charge of the series for the network.
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