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The story of Lyndon Johnson’s almost failed senate campaign of 1948. Without the mysterious appearance of 202 votes cast alphabetically late on election day in Jim Wells County, Johnson would have lost the Democratic primary runoff with former Texas Governor Coke Stephenson. He won by 83 votes out of over 1 million cast.

BWW Previews: In Comes COMPANY At Actor's Playhouse
by Christopher Moore - Jul 29, 2014

Stephen Sondheim's classic Company begins performances at Actor's Playhouse on August 13th. (more...)

Olmsted Performing Arts Announces JEKYLL & HYDE Art Contest Winner
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

This week The Winner of the Olmsted Performing Arts art contest inspired by "Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical" was announced. It is 13 year old Blake Gallaway from Parma. (more...)

Scoop: WIPEOUT on ABC - Friday, August 15, 2014
by - Jul 28, 2014

Get all the scoop on WIPEOUT, airing on ABC on Friday, August 15, 2014! (more...)

ACF Names 2014 National Composition Contest Winner
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

American Composers Forum (ACF) has named Todd Lerew (CalArts) The Winner of the 2014 National Composition Contest for his work, flagging entrainment of ultradian rhythms and the consequences thereof. As a reward, Lerew has been given a cash prize of $2,000 and his piece will be toured by So Percussion in future seasons. The piece was commissioned by ACF along with the works of two other competition finalists -- Michael Laurello (Yale School of Music) and Kristina Warren (University of Virginia) -- which were workshopped by So Percussion as part of the the group's Summer Institute at Princeton University and premiered on July 20. (more...)

United Solo Names Nominees for Special Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The world's largest solo theatre festival celebrates its fifth anniversary this upcoming season, with over 130 solo productions set to be presented at Theatre Row on 42nd Street between September 18 - November 23, 2014. In addition to its rich and diverse programming, the Festival recognizes artists of significant achievements in the solo theatre. This year's list of nominees for the United Solo Special Award includes: (more...)

HGTV Announces Location of HGTV Urban Oasis 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

HGTV has chosen the vibrant city of Atlanta as home of the HGTV Urban Oasis 2014. (more...)

Broadway's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Rehearsals begin today, Monday, July 28 for the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. The acclaimed new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, will arrive on Broadway September 10. The production officially opens on Sunday, October 5 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

Circle Theatre to Present SPAMALOT, 8/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Circle Theatre continues the Main Stage season in August of 2014 with the musical comedy MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, running August 7 through 23. (more...)

The North Carolina Opera Announces Casting Updates for the 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

On Monday, June 30 the North Carolina Opera announced the exciting upcoming 2014/15 season at a kick-off event at CAM Raleigh. A large crowd of fans and friends of the organization eagerly gathered as NCO Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers announced the new season, which includes performances of Tristan and Isolde, La traviata, Don Giovanni and Approaching Ali. (more...)

FOX Television Taps SendUs Platform for Fan Trailer Contest of Highly-Anticipated New Show GOTHAM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

During a Comic-Con 2014 fan briefing Saturday, FOX Executives announced an interactive 'Fan Trailer Contest' leading up to the September launch of GOTHAM, one of the convention's most buzz-worthy topics. Fans can watch the trailer and recreate a segment or the entire trailer in animated or live-action formats. The Winner of the most creative piece will win a trip to NYC to attend the GOTHAM world premiere party. Submissions will be accepted through 8/20/14 and a winner will be announced 8/27/14. The winning fan trailer will debut on the FOX network. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Musical Version of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Worth the Wait
by Paul Batterson - Jul 28, 2014

Few moviegoers were thinking about the musical potential of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS when it was released as a movie in 1988. However, the movie producers were. (more...)

Photo Flash: WaterTower Theatre's DOGFIGHT, Now Though 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

WaterTower Theatre's Dogfight runs now through August 17, 2014 at the Addison Theatre Centre. Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, book by Peter Duchan. Check below for photos from the production. (more...)

FOX Invites Fans to Create Their Own GOTHAM Fan Posters and Cinematic Trailers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

FOX is inviting fans to channel their inner super-artist and design an original promotional poster and/or fan recreation trailer for FOX's highly anticipated new series GOTHAM. The official grand prize winner of each contest will win a trip for two to New York City to attend the show's premiere party. The series premieres Monday, Sept. 22 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (more...)

2014 Trustus Playwrights' Festival Announces Winner, Premiere Set for 8/21-29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

Trustus Theatre's Artistic Director Dewey Scott-Wiley and Literary Manager Sarah Hammond announced on Thursday July 24th that Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich's Big City was named The Winner of the 2014 Trustus Playwrights' Festival. The script will receive a staged reading at Trustus in Fall 2014, and the fully staged world premiere production will run August 21 - 29, 2015. (more...)

SIGHTING: Vanna White and Matt Goss Spotted at FIZZ Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

"Wheel of Fortune" beauty Vanna White was spotted enjoying an evening at FIZZ, the lavish champagne lounge and bar at Caesars Palace, on Friday night. (more...)

Molly Ryan Comes to the Iridium, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

ScoBar Entertainment will present "Boardwalk Empire's" MOLLY RYAN for two shows on Tuesday, July 29th at 8 & 10pm at the Iridium. Called "A critic's favorite," by the Wall Street Journal's Will Friedwald, Molly's silvery voice & lush, elegant vocal style evoke the big band singers of the 1930's & breathe new life into familiar standards. (more...)

Marilyn Maye to Return to The Art House with Billy Stritch, 8/5-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Dubbed "The greatest white female singer in the world" by none other than Ella Fitzgerald, star vocalist Marilyn Maye took Provincetown audiences by storm in her highly anticipated debut at The Art House three summers ago, and again each year since. She returns to The Art House by popular demand this summer on August 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 at 7:00 PM featuring Billy Stritch on the piano. For tickets please visit The Art House website, or call 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

2014 MIMETIC FESTIVAL Comes to Waterloo This November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

For a fortnight this November, Mimetic Festival comes to Waterloo, popping up in the Vaults with the very best devised, physical and visual theatre, puppetry and cabaret. Across numerous theatre and cabaret spaces, Mimetic 2014 will also run a late-night festival bar featuring cabaret performances and club nights. (more...)

Scoop: LAST COMIC STANDING on NBC - Thursday, August 14, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 25, 2014

Get all the scoop on LAST COMIC STANDING, airing on NBC on Thursday, August 14, 2014! (more...)

Texas Singer Maddie Baillio Wins Michael Feinstein's 2014 Great American Songbook Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Maddie Baillio is the 2014 winner of the Great American Songbook Vocal Academy and Competition. The 18-year-old is from League City, TX. During the finals concert tonight, July 25, she sang two American standards: "Misty," and "Murder, He Says." (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, David Bar Katz and More to Star in SATC's BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG, 9/2-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the World Premiere of BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG. This evening of short works inspired by Strindberg's iconic Miss Julie is written by four exciting contemporary playwrights: Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67), David Bar Katz (Tony nominee for Freak), Andreas Boonstra (winner of Sweden's Thaliapriset award) and Lina Ekdahl (winner of Sweden's Werner Aspenstrom Award). Directed by Henning Hegland and Alicia Dhyan House, previews begin September 2 at Off-Broadway's The Lion Theater at Theatre Row. Opening night is set for September 5. (more...)

Animal Advocate Wins in 2014 Children's Book Contest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Conversion specialist eBooks2go celebrated its third year of business by holding a month-long (June 9th 2014 - July 9th 2014) Children's Book Contest for the first time in company history. The competition was geared toward authors and writers of illustrated/picture books with the objective being to find the best Children's Book on the market. (more...)

FOX's HELL'S KITCH Names Season 12 Winner
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The 12th season of HELL'S KITCHEN came to an exciting close as host and Head Chef Gordon Ramsay announced Scott Commings The Winner during tonight's Season Finale on FOX. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's MAMMA MIA! Unveils New 'Guide to NYC' Video Series
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2014

The Broadway stars of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! present a new video series where they will share their favorite New York City must see destinations and hot spots. (more...)

Gigamon Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Gigamon Inc. (NYSE: GIMO), a leader in traffic visibility solutions with the innovative Visibility Fabric architecture, today released financial results for the second quarter ended June 28, 2014. (more...)

The Container Collective & SummerWorks Festival Present Canadian Premiere of THE CONTAINER, 8/7 - 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Five migrants from Somalia, Afghanistan and Turkey have paid an Agent to smuggle them across Europe and into England. Inside a shipping container parked behind the Theatre Centre, the Container Collective invites Toronto audiences to experience the claustrophobic, dark, and cramped conditions that that five refugees endure in order to start a new life. Extremely limited seating is available for shows August 7-17th as part of the SummerWorks Festival. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.summerworks.ca or by calling 416.907.0468. (more...)

DINOSAUR TRAIN: Classic in the Jurassic Special Debuts on PBS KIDS & DVD in August
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

On Monday, August 18, PBS KIDS premieres “Classic in the Jurassic,” an all-new one hour special from The Jim Henson Company's hit series DINOSAUR TRAIN. (more...)

Signature Theatre to Host Free 25th Anniversary Open House, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Signature's Open House will celebrate the very best in theatre, music and fun on Saturday, August 2nd from noon to 10:00pm. Free and open to the public, this special event is an entire day full of exciting performances, demonstrations, master classes, exhibits, a concert on the plaza, and kids' activities offered both inside and outside the Signature Theatre complex. The entire schedule and list of performers can be viewed by visiting our website at http://www.signature-theatre.org/open-house-2014 (more...)

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Presents Flutes in the Drawing Room at Hyde Hall, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents Flutes in the Drawing Room at Hyde Hall on Thursday, July 31 at 7:30 pm. The Festival continues its tradition of featuring young flutist from the NY Summer Music Festival International Flute Institute, but in a new location: Hyde Hall, a neoclassical country mansion at the north end of Otsego Lake. (more...)

Samuel Adams Releases Collaboration Beer with Colorado's Brewery Rickoli as Part of Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

BOSTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Samuel Adams today released Oats McGoats, a limited-edition American stout brewed with Wheat Ridge, Colo.'s Brewery Rickoli (http://www.breweryrickoli.com/). The collaboration is part of the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Brewing and Business Experienceship, which provides one craft brewer annually with hands-on brewing and business coaching. (more...)

IFS Wins in Two Categories at 2014 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards from Network Products Guide
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

IFS was recognized in two categories: (more...)

Breaking Bad Star RJ Mitte to Keynote Blackbaud's Annual Conference for Nonprofits
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

'bbcon gets better every year! It was hard to choose which sessions to attend because there were so many that were targeted and specific to my job,' said Asia Bribiesca-Hedin at nonprofit City of Hope. (more...)

ON Receives 22 Nominations for 22 Bodybuilding.com Supplement Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Optimum Nutrition (ON) was nominated for 22 different awards in the 2014 edition of Bodybuilding.com's prestigious annual Supplement Awards. Voting by supplement users has begun on the retailer's website and winners will be announced during Olympia Weekend, September 18 through 21 in Las Vegas, NV. 'We are very pleased that ON has been nominated for Brand of the Year once again, and that our flagship product Gold Standard 100% Whey will be defending previous titles as Supplement of the Year and Protein Powder of the Year in 2014,' said Jay Jacobsen, Sr. Brand Advocacy Manager with ON in Aurora. 'If selected as The Winner this year, it will mark 10 consecutive years that the sports nutrition industry's best-selling whey protein has taken both honors.' In addition to these categories, ON's Opti-Men Nutrient Optimization System for active males repeated previous nominations as Multi-Vitamin Supplement of the Year, Opti-Women is defending its title as Women's Product of the Year, and Gold Standard 100% Casein will be defending its crown as Casein Supplement of the Year. Nominations in new categories include the Peach Mango flavor of PRO BCAA as Exclusive Product of the Year and Gold Standard 100% Whey as Best Tasting Protein of the Year. Optimum Nutrition has been setting standard for sports nutrition quality, mixability and flavor since 1986. The respected industry leader produces a wide range of products at company owned and operated facilities in Waterboro, South Carolina; Sunrise, Florida and Aurora, Illinois. These state-of-the-art facilities are GMP compliant and NFS Certified for Sport. For more information on Supplement Awards Visit www.OptimumNutrition.com or contact: Tim Weigard, 975 Meridian Lake Dr., Aurora, IL 60504 Phone: 630-256-7442 Email: tweigard@optimumnutrition.com (more...)

Arkadin Wins Cloud Computing Excellence Award for New UCaaS Solution Arkadin Total Connect
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

ATLANTA, GA - Arkadin, one of the world's largest and fastest growing providers of Unified Communications and Collaboration services, announced today that it is The Winner of The Cloud Computing Excellence Award. Presented by Cloud Computing magazine, the award honors exemplary performance in bringing new and differentiated cloud-based offerings to market. Arkadin won the award for Arkadin® Total Connect, a Microsoft Lync hosted service. Integrated into Arkadin 'as a Service', Arkadin Total Connect provides a fully integrated UC ecosystem with Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint. (more...)

First-Ever MASTERCHEF Cruise Unveils Event Itinerary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The MASTERCHEF Cruise announced today the line up of programming for the first-ever seven-day culinary journey sailing to the Caribbean Nov. 8-15, 2014. Foodies and fans of America's most-watched cooking competition series MASTERCHEF (Mondays, 8:00pm ET/PT on FOX) will hone their culinary skills while getting up close and personal with their favorite series talent with over 15 hours of event programming including Pressure Tests, Mystery Box Challenges, MasterChef Trivia, Tag Team Challenges, cocktail parties, meet and greets and more. (more...)

Smart Wearable Toys Maker Linkitz Wins $100,000 at 2014 N100 Startup Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

“Wearables are the new black, and kids want their own. Linkitz makes smart and modular wearable toys that blink and buzz and will help kids learn programming too,” explains Andrew Macrae, CTO of Linkitz. (more...)

Power House Tumblers & More Among TODAY'S GOT TALENT Finalists
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

After receiving thousands of submissions from across the country, the summer's No. 1 show, “America's Got Talent,” and “TODAY” have selected the top three acts to compete for the final spot in the “AGT” live shows. (more...)

Musical Mentor Kany Garcia Featured on Telemundo's BUSCANDO MI RITMO
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

'Buscando Mi Ritmo,' Telemundo's music competition that premiered last Saturday July 19, was full of stars, excitement and many surprises. (more...)

Barrymore Theatre Box Office for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Barrymore Theatre box office opens tomorrow, Wednesday, July 23, for tickets to the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, the acclaimed new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, directed by Tony Award-winner Marianne Elliott, which will arrive on Broadway September 10. The production officially opens on Sunday, October 5 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL 2014: ANDREY LEBEDEV AND SYDNEY GUITAR TRIO WITH RORY O'DONOGHUE Goes From Sublime to Ridiculous
by Barry Lenny - Jul 22, 2014

Andrey Lebedev is one of the new faces at this year's Festival, and the Sydney Guitar Trio, brought a very different type of concert. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Sets New Box Office Record at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The San Jose engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS has broken the box office record at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts, grossing $1,323,302 for the week ending July 20, 2014. This tops the previous record of $1,203,554 held by THE LION KING in 2006. The San Jose engagement of JERSEY BOYS was part of the Broadway San Jose series, a Nederlander Presentation. (more...)

Game Developer Unveils Latest Version of App Where Players Compete for New iPhone 6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ 'I will personally go to the Apple Store myself and wait in line just like everybody else,' said CEO Oliver Galang. (more...)

Alec Baldwin, David Henry Hwang and More Covered at the 92Y in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

92Y celebrates all things Theater -- plays, musicals (including theater's sister, movie musicals), songwriters, actors, playwrights -- even Broadway ghosts! (more...)

THE JOSHUA PLANT Takes Top Honors at 2014 Tabby Awards; Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Joshua Plant, which made its world premiere at CAT Theatre in January, took top honors at CAT's 2014 Tabby Awards, held Sunday, July 20. Written by Amy Berlin and P. Ann Bucci, The Joshua Plant was The Winner of CAT's 50th Anniversary Original Play contest and was chosen from dozens of entries. The Joshua Plant began as a ten-minute play that was a finalist in the 2005 Chicago Dramatist Fall Ten Minute Workshop. Since then, it has had three developmental readings with Phoenix Theatre and a staged reading at the Pandora Festival, as well as a reading at the Richmond Public Library as part of the Richmond Writer's series. (more...)

Ben Franklin's Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center Announces the Second Annual Environmental, Health, & Safety Award Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Bill Hall, Executive Director of SGICC commented, “It is paramount to the success of the shale gas industry that they operate in an environmentally responsible, safe manner, which gains the trust and respect of the Commonwealth's citizens, as well as the workers they employ and the communities in which they operate. Ben Franklin's Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center is excited to make this announcement, and we look forward to receiving many competitive applications.” (more...)

ISIS Lab Corporation Completes Acquisition of Vast Studios Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

TORONTO, ON - ISIS Lab Corporation (TSX VENTURE: LAB) (FRANKFURT: ISX) (Frankfurt WKN: A1XB97) (the 'Company' or 'ISIS') is pleased to announce that further to its press release of June 25, 2014, it completed the acquisition of Vast Studios Inc. ('Vast') on July 21, 2014 whereby Isis acquired all the outstanding common shares of Vast (the 'Acquisition'). Vast, a private Ontario corporation established in 2007 with its head office in Toronto, is a developer of casual games for PC, Mac, iOS and Android platforms. (more...)

Top 10 Contestants Revealed on BET's SUNDAY BEST! Season 7
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Once again viewers are singing the praises of BET Networks' award-wining hit gospel competition show SUNDAY BEST, with millions of dedicated viewers tuning in to the season seven premiere on July 6th. (more...)

Scoop: WIPEOUT on ABC - Sunday, July 27, 2014
by - Jul 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on WIPEOUT, airing on ABC on Sunday, July 27, 2014! (more...)

THE BEST OF DAN ZANES Release Party Set for Deno's Wonder Wheel, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Calling all fans of Dan Zanes and his popular 'Wonder Wheel' song! Join Dan on August 1st as he celebrates 15 years of award winning CDs with a live concert at the world-famous NYC Landmark Deno's Wonder Wheel on Coney Island. (more...)

HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE Creates Judith Barlow Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

universitiesHISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE, a coalition of theatre professionals, has announced the creation of the Judith Barlow Prize which will award $2,500 annually to a student playwright of a one-act play inspired by the work of an historic woman playwright whom she/he has studied. In addition, a $1000 prize will be awarded to the runner up and a $500 prize will be awarded to the winning student's professor who participated in the One Play at a Time initiative. HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE promotes the study and production of women's plays of the past in high schools, colleges, universities and theatres throughout the country and encourages responses to those plays from contemporary women playwrights. (more...)

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