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The story of Lyndon Johnsonís 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.


The Joyce Theater's Director of Programming Martin Wechsler Will Step Down at the End of 2017 After 32 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater Foundation, announced today that Martin Wechsler, the organization's long time Director of Programming, will step down on December 31, 2017. (more...)

Lineup Announced for Second Annual Dallas Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The momentum of last year's first Dallas Cabaret Festival will continue with an outstanding line up for the Second Annual Dallas Cabaret Festival, July 27-29, at the Women's Museum at Fair Park (3800 Parry Avenue, Dallas, TX 75226). Opening this year's festival on July 27 at 7:30 p.m. will be the mesmerizing vocalist and former Raelette, Cynthia Scott . Cynthia will be debuting her new cabaret show 'All About Love.' (more...)

BWW TV: A Princely Tune - Listen to Jason Robert Brown's Overture for THE PRINCE OF BROADWAY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2017

Below, watch as Brown plays the overture to the show, which incorporates songs from all of Prince's hits! (more...)

STAGES Festival of New Musicals Streaming Live
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

A twenty-year musical theatre tradition will be streamed live for the first time this year. New Musicals Inc. will host the 20th STAGES FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS from July 28th through July 30th in North Hollywood, and streamcast it across the globe. (more...)

Honda Civic Tour with OneRepublic Hits the Road for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Fans and foodies rejoice! One of summer's most anticipated concert tours, the Honda Civic Tour (HondaCivicTour.com), is in full swing with multi-platinum-band OneRepublic featuring special guests Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur and is all set to add the new Civic Tour City Flavor pop-up food & music experience at select Civic Tour concert venues. (more...)

Billy Goats Gruff & Other Stuff Crosses the Bridge to the Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The Center for Puppetry Arts is pleased to present Billy Goats Gruff & Other Stuff performed by All Hands Productions of Atlanta, August 10 - 13. Families are invited to meet a cantankerous troll, persnickety chickens, a wolf that's allergic to blueberries and a host of other kooky characters in this mixture of traditional folk tales, witty original stories and silly songs! (more...)

BWW Review: Have the Time of Your Life at Wolf Trap with MAMMA MIA!
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jul 19, 2017

If you are in need of a pick-me-up or a fun night out, pack a picnic and head to Wolf Trap for a trip down the aisle you'll never forget. (more...)

Pyramid & Parr Hall Announces September Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Check out what's coming to Warrington this September! (more...)

VIDEO: The Master, Harold Prince, Readies His Company for PRINCE OF BROADWAY!
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2017

Harold Prince is a legend in the American theatre - the acclaimed director and producer behind a long list of America's most iconic musicals and The Winner of a staggering, record-breaking 21 Tony Awards. Now, he's bringing together six decades of magical moments in a new musical event, Prince of Broadway.  (more...)

Luis Salgado Nominated Leader of the Year by CoorsLightLideres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Luis Salgado has been selected as one of 12 Coors Light Li?deres of legal drinking age as a finalist for his commitment to empower the Latino community. Coors Light believes in rewarding the dedication and tenacious spirit of emerging leaders who selflessly work hard to achieve success by helping others. Luis is one of 12 li?deres who are competing to become the 2017 Coors Light Lider of the Year through an online public voting competition. (more...)

Vienna's Jam Music Lab Gets University Accreditation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Located in one of Europe's most beautiful and musically-rich cities, Jam Music Lab proudly celebrates its newly-attained University status. It is now a fully accredited academic institute. (more...)

United Photo Industries Brings THE FENCE Back to Brooklyn Bridge Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

United Photo Industries (UPI), the pioneering Brooklyn-based producer of public photography installations and events, will bring back one of its signature initiatives, THE FENCE, to Brooklyn Bridge Park. (more...)

Crispy Taco, Everything Bagel With Cream Cheese And Fried Green Tomato Chips Will Have You Saying: 'It Tastes Just Like The Real Thing!'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Get your taste buds ready because three of America's favorite dishes are about to be transformed into Lay's newest potato chips for your snacking pleasure. After crunching through millions of fan submissions, Lay's, one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay announced today the three finalist flavors of the "Do Us a Flavor" contest. The three flavors: Lay's Crispy Taco, Lay's Kettle Cooked Everything Bagel with Cream Cheese and Lay's Wavy Fried Green Tomato will be available in stores nationwide later this month and America's vote will ultimately decide the $1 million grand prize winner. (more...)

Philadelphia Young Pianists Academy to Celebrate Fifth Year This August; Teachers Updated!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA) will be celebrating its fifth year as an international event when it returns to the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music located at 1726 Locust St in Philadelphia from August 8 through August 15, 2017. (more...)

SILENT SKY A Celestial Romance and True Story of Discovery Comes to ICT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

A celestial romance and true story of discovery, Silent Sky by acclaimed playwright Lauren Gunderson opens at International City Theatre on August 25. Two low-priced previews take place on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces Two Special Additions to 2017-18 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces two special additions to the 2017-18 Broadway season, a new mystery play, Mike Hammer Encore For Murder, starring Gary Sandy (WKRP In Cincinnati) and the Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Kinky Boots. Previously announced performances for the upcoming Broadway season include the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Jersey Boys, multiple Tony Award Best Musical winners A Chorus Line and Cabaret, family favorites A Charlie Brown Christmas Live Onstage and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella and Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles. Tickets and packages are on-sale now. (more...)

Photo Flash: ANNA CHRISTIE Returns to the Wharf House at the Provincetown Marina
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

ANNA CHRISTIE, Eugene O'Neill's celebrated Pulitzer Prize-winning drama and hit of the 2016 season, is returning to the Wharf House at the Provincetown Marina, opening July 13.  (more...)

Bay Street Theater's 26th Annual Summer Gala Was A Success
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts held the 26th Annual Summer Gala in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 15, 2017. The event benefits Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening included special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

Scoop: FUNDERDOME on ABC - Sunday, August 6, 2017
by - Jul 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on FUNDERDOME , airing on ABC on Sunday, August 6, 2017! (more...)

35th Annual Chamber Music Series Opens 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Music at Kohl Mansion has announced the lineup for its 35th Anniversary season of chamber concerts in Burlingame's historic Kohl Mansion, opening Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7 pm. The series will feature three string quartets; a piano trio; a piano-clarinet duo; a piano recital; a string octet; and a string quintet with clarinet. Highlights include four returning audience favorite ensembles, four exciting Music at Kohl debuts, free pre-concert Master Classes with Young Chamber Musicians and captivating pre-concert talks with popular Musicologist Kai Christiansen, as well as special guests, historical features and surprise treats. (more...)

THE UNDRESS VERSION 3 is Stylish and Allows for Quick and Discreet Changes
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 17, 2017

'The Undress Version 3' is a stylish dress and an incredibly versatile piece of apparel. This inventive dress enables you to change your clothes, change sizes, and change even styles. (more...)

Amy Fliegelman Olli Appointed Senior Vice President and General Counsel of VMware
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

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Toronto Fringe Sees Record Breaking Festival Again!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

It's been a banner year for Fringe. The 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival was the highest selling festival in its 29-year history, selling 68,312 tickets to theatre-lovers. Since Fringe returns 100% of the net box office to its 160 producing companies, this means that we will deposit a record $519,707 into the bank accounts of indie artists in the coming weeks. This is the first time Toronto Fringe has broken over $500,000 in its payout to artists. (more...)

Julia Lederer Makes SummerWorks Debut with REALITY THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Reality and fantasy blur for a woman playing a spoon in Beauty and the Beast. A man reconsiders a contract signed in blood. The World Wide Web disappears into thin air. Julia Lederer's Reality Theatre is a fast moving collection of short, interwoven plays that explore our anxieties about change, the acceleration of technology, and maintaining human relationships in a world quickly becoming less and less human. (more...)

BMOP Sound Releases First-Ever Recording of Pulitzer Prize Winning Wayne Peterson Work
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

BMOP/sound today announced its 53rd and latest album release, Wayne Peterson: Transformations: the first-ever commercial recording of Peterson's orchestral work The Face of the Night, The Heart of the Dark (more...)

TIGA Wins Global Business Excellence Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

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Up On The Marquee: PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by Walter McBride - Jul 15, 2017

Harold Prince is a legend in the American theatre - the acclaimed director and producer behind a long list of America's most iconic musicals and The Winner of a staggering, record-breaking 21 Tony Awards. Now, he's bringing together six decades of magical moments in a new musical event, Prince of Broadway. (more...)

Anne Frasier, author of The Body Reader, Wins Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original Novel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

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Something's Coming: Get Ready for the Fall 2017 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

It's only just out of reach... the Fall theatre season, that is. The 2017 Tony Awards are in the history books, so now it's time to look ahead at the new Broadway season... and fear not- it's a doozy already. With new musicals and plays about to descend on Broadway and amazing revivals of classic plays and musicals ready to entrance a new audience, BroadwayWorld has rounded up everything arriving before the end of the year. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Gateway will take Long Island by storm at The Patchogue Theatre with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, and will dazzle the audience from July 19th through August 5th.  Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!, is based on the songs of ABBA and has broken box office records worldwide having been seen by more than 60 million people.  With non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, the show features hit songs that include "Super Trouper," "Dancing Queen," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "Take a Chance on Me," "Thank You for the Music," "Money, Money, Money," "The Winner Takes It All," and "SOS." (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh to Romp Into Feinstein's/54 Below This August with AGING IS OPTIONAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Tovah Feldshuh in AGING IS OPTIONAL on August 1st & 3rd, 2017. (more...)

Liverpool's Everyman Theatre Included In Royal Mail's Special Stamp Set
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Royal Mail today celebrates 10 iconic buildings in the UK with the launch of a set of Special Stamps. (more...)

THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE Returns to Food Network 8/20
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE returns Southern-style this summer, with seven teams of food truck novices battling from New Orleans to Savannah for a $50,000 grand prize. Hosted by Tyler Florence, this high-stakes road trip is full of beautiful scenery, Southern landmarks and intense food challenges. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Blank Tiles
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 14, 2017

BWW speaks to Dylan Cole about 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Blank Tiles. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Musical WHO ARE YOU? to Premiere at Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Three famous imposters. One mysterious host. 500 identities. WHO ARE YOU?, a new original musical about three world-renowned imposters, is making its world premiere at the Midtown International Theatre Festival this August. (more...)

Ron Hawking's THE MEN AND THEIR MUSIC to Mark 10th Anniversary at the Apollo Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Windy City's own Ron Hawking returns this fall to Apollo Theater Chicago (2540 N Lincoln Ave) with the 10-year anniversary celebration of The Men and Their Music, produced by Rob Kolson Creative Productions, Inc. (more...)

New Musical WHO ARE YOU? to Premiere at Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Three famous imposters. One mysterious host. 500 identities. WHO ARE YOU?, a new original musical about three world-renowned imposters, is making its world premiere at the Midtown International Theatre Festival this August. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)announces a fundraising campaign: $25 for 25, in honor of 25 years of service to the theater community. (more...)

Wisconsin Woman Wins HGTV Smart Home Giveaway 2017
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Planned by local architect Candelaria Design Associates and constructed by local builder Eagle Luxury Properties, the home is part of a grand prize package valued at more than $1.5 million (more...)

New Season of PROJECT RUNWAY to Celebrate Body Diversity & Feature Size-Inclusive Models
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

For the first time in PROJECT RUNWAY history, season 16 breaks out of the conventional modeling mold and celebrates body diversity by incorporating size inclusive models on the catwalk. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hilliard Arts Council's GUYS AND DOLLS
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 13, 2017

Guys and Dolls features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure" - two short stories by Damon Runyon, - and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories - most notably "Pick The Winner". Performances are July 14 & 15 at 8:00 pm and July 16 at 3 PM.  Hilliard Memorial Middle School, 5600 Scioto Darby Rd., Hilliard, Ohio  43026.  For tickets or more information, visit:  http://hilliardartscouncil.org/guys-and-dolls (more...)

Five Talents Join Metropolitan Opera's Young Artists Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Beginning in the 2017-18 season, the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artists Development Program welcomes five new young artists into the acclaimed program established by Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine in 1980. Along with the returning nine participants, the program will train a new generation of artists, including opera singers, coaches, and pianists. (more...)

Nerdist CEO Chris Hardwick to Host EXTRAORDINARY: STAN LEE in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Chris Hardwick - Nerdist CEO, comedian, actor, TV host, producer, and podcaster - is slated to host Extraordinary: Stan Lee, a highly-anticipated live event paying homage to the world's most iconic comic creator.  Taking place on August 22 at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles, the once-in-a-lifetime tribute in the vein of "This is Your Life," will bring together heavyweights of the comic book world along with a number of leading TV/film talent. (more...)

TRU Announces 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

In celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)announces a fundraising campaign: $25 for 25, in honor of 25 years of service to the theater community. The goal is to raise $25,000 by end of year to help support and expand the educational programming TRU offers the theater community, as well as to make possible travel stipends to out-of-state writers who are accepted into the annual TRU Voices Reading Series. (more...)

San Francisco 49ers Among Winners of 3rd Annual Sports Humanitarian Awards; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Mark Giordano was awarded the first Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award, and the San Francisco 49ers, the USTA and DICK'S Sporting Goods were also all recognized with big honors, Tuesday night, July 11, at the third annual Sports Humanitarian Awards presented by ESPN and sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. (more...)

Choirs To Raise Their Voices To Help Save Our St Bride's
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The latest event in the campaign to restore one of Liverpool's most historic churches will see a host of singers raising the roof in song at the same time as raising money for vital repairs. (more...)

LEGENDS IN CONCERT Returns to Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The original, largest and widely regarded as the world's greatest live celebrity tribute show, Legends in Concert, returns by popular demand to The Palms at Crown Melbourne in January 2018 for a two week-long encore anniversary engagement celebrating summer during the Australian Open Tournament. (more...)

BWW Previews: Broadway Classics and Recent Faves at Washington Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Broadway classics and recent favorites will be making their way to the Washington Pavilion in 2017  and 2018 as part of the Pavillon Performance Series. Here's the exciting line-up! (more...)

BWW Review: A Clash of Perfectly Opposed Titans in THE NICETIES at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 11, 2017

A two-fisted drama of ideas, The Niceties may well leave you devastated, and will certainly send you out talking. Itwill keep you thinking and probably angry, regardless of where you come down on the issues very articulately debated in it. (more...)

Photo Flash: Members of the Geer Family Star in OTHER DESERT CITIES by Jon Robin Baitz
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The manicured life of a conservative actor-turned-politician and his impeccable wife is upset when relatives arrive at their Palm Springs home for the holidays - including politically liberal daughter Brooke, who's about to publish a tell-all memoir. Mary Jo DuPrey directs Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, opening July 8 at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum. (more...)

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