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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.

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...)

Tyne Daly, Audra McDonald, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, 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...)

Scoop: MASTERCHEF on FOX - Monday, July 21, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on MASTERCHEF, airing on FOX on Monday, July 21, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: HELL'S KITCHEN *Season Finale* on FOX - Thursday, July 24, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on HELL'S KITCHEN, airing on FOX on Thursday, July 24, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: MASTERCHEF on FOX - Friday, July 25, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on MASTERCHEF, airing on FOX on Friday, July 25, 2014! (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Continue 30th Anniversary Season with THE GAME'S AFOOT, 8/28-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its landmark 30th anniversary season with The Winner of 'Best Play' at the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards, THE GAME'S AFOOT, previewing August 28, opening Thursday, September 4 at 8 p.m., and running through October 19, 2014. The cast is led by Derek Hasenstab (Broadway National Tour of The Lion King; The Foreigner and I Hate Hamlet at Drury Lane Theatre; Oedipus Complex at the Goodman Theatre; and Sunday in the Park with George at Chicago Shakespeare Theater) as 'William Gillette' and nine-time Jeff Award-winner Alene Robertson (National Tour of Annie, Mame at Drury Lane Theatre, and The Full Monty and Hello, Dolly! at Marriott Theatre) as 'Martha Gillette.' THE GAME'S AFOOT is written by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, The Fox on the Fairway, Crazy for You, and Moon Over Buffalo) and directed by Drury Lane Theatre Artistic Director William Osetek (Young Frankenstein and next to normal at Drury Lane Theatre). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/21- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2014

Today in 1976, Guys and Dolls opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 239 performances. Guys and Dolls is a musical with 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'. Premiering on Broadway in 1950, the original production ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway revivals as well as West End productions. (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...)

Sharp's Art of Amazing 4K Film Competition Kicks Off
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

MAHWAH, N.J., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Sharp Electronics Corp. today announced the return of the Sharp Art of Amazing 4K Film Competition, which asks filmmakers to highlight the benefits of ultra high resolution entertainment through compelling, short 4K films. Working with picture quality experts at THX and RED, the second annual competition will culminate with a screening at the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival and more than $65,000 in prizes for filmmakers and fans. (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...)

World Premiere of WITCH SLAP! Presented with Babes with Blades Theatre Company, 8/9 - 9/20
by Louisa Brady - Jul 21, 2014

In a world premiere production, Babes With Blades Theatre Company is proud to present Witch Slap!, by Jeff Goode, at Raven Theatre West Stage, 6157 N Clark St., in Chicago. Previews will be Saturday August 9, Thursday August 14, and Friday August 15 at 8PM, and Sunday August 10 at 3:30PM. The opening is Saturday, August 16 at 8PM, and the show will run Thursdays-Fridays at 8PM and Sundays at 3:30PM from August 16-September 20. (more...)

Winners Announced for Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 'Guardians of Good' Contest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

Disney announced today the five winners of the MARVEL'S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY”—GUARDIANS OF GOOD nationwide contest (more...)

Andy Monroe and Amanda Yesnowitz Headline NYTB's New Works Series, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The July installment of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series features selections from new musicals written by Andy Monroe (The Kid) and Amanda Yesnowitz (the Broadway bound Somehwere in Time), on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Daryl Roth Theatre's D-Lounge. The monthly New Works Series, now in its 7th year at the Daryl Roth Theatre, is the core of New York Theatre Barn's new work development process for emerging writers and new musicals. (more...)

SIGHTING: Vanna White Attends MAMMA MIA! at the New Tropicana Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

On Saturday, July 19, 'Wheel of Fortune' hostess Vanna White attended the smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA! at The New Tropicana Las Vegas. Vanna went backstage to meet the cast and was greeted with a fun surprise by the company-they had created 'Wheel of Fortune'-type letters spelled out as M-A-M-M-A-M-I-A (pictured in attached photo). Vanna and the cast had a fun time posing with the letters as she expressed her excitement for their performance. (more...)

Watch Teaser Video for Red Bull BC One North America Final
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Today, Red Bull releases an all-new teaser video to gear up for the world's most prestigious one-on-one B-Boy competition--the Red Bull BC One North America Final (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 12-18
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 18, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the 16th Annual Broadway Barks, Malcolm Gets' upcoming 54 Below concert, a first look at Andrew Rannells in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, and more! (more...)

Scoop: WIPEOUT on ABC - Sunday, July 20, 2014
by - Jul 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on WIPEOUT, airing on ABC on Sunday, July 20, 2014! (more...)

VIDEO: Top Two HELL'S KITCHEN Finalists Revealed; Watch Preview of Season Finale!
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Last night, two chefs moved one step closer to becoming The Winner of HELL'S KITCHEN. Below, watch a preview of the exciting HELL'S KITCHEN Season Finale episode! (more...)

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL Extends Through Sept 21 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL announced on its Facebook page today that it will be extending through September 21, 2014 in its Off-Broadway return engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Trustus Theatre's THE VELVET WEAPON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Internationally produced playwright Deborah Brevoort premieres her new farce The Velvet Weapon at Trustus Theatre in The Vista. This script is The Winner of the Trustus Playwrights' Festival, an annual competition that gives a full production to a new original work. This world premiere production of Brevoort's The Velvet Weapon will run from Friday August 8th at 8:00pm through August 16th, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Pianos In The Parks Launches A Community Campaign To Celebrate Puget Sound's Love For Outdoors And Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Today, notable local government, arts, community and business leaders unite to launch Pianos in the Parks, a summer campaign from July 17 to August 17, encouraging Puget Sound residents to discover 32,000+ acres of City of Seattle and King County parks and open spaces through the power of music and art. Pianos in the Parks is being underwritten by Laird Norton Wealth Management, and was created in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, King County Parks, the Seattle Symphony, KEXP, Gage Academy of Art, City of Music, and Classic Pianos. (more...)

Nintendo Smashes into San Diego Comic-Con with Amazing Games and Activities for Fans
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

“Nintendo fans are going to have a great time with what we have planned for San Diego Comic-Con this year, whether they are attending the event or watching at home from across the country,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “From first hands-on opportunities to tournaments and a fun live stream, we want to make sure that everyone has a great time experiencing Nintendo at the show.” (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Paramount Theatre Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record-breaking run in 2013, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle and plays a limited three week engagement through Sunday, August 10. In Seattle, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece. (more...)

Lifetime Announces National Sweepstakes to Promote New Thriller THE LOTTERY
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

To promote the July 20 launch of its provocative new conspiracy thriller The Lottery (#TheLottery), Lifetime has launched a national sweepstakes through which people with a July 20 birthdate are eligible to win $10,000. (more...)

J. Fred MacDonald Honors 100-year Anniversary of World War I With 'The Headlong Fury'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

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NTT DATA Joins the Winner's Circle in the HfS Cloud Infrastructure Services Blueprint Report 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

NTT Group is one of the world's largest telecom and IT services companies and includes brands such as NTT DATA, NTT Communications, Dimension Data, NTT Centerstance, and Solutionary. NTT Group offers a comprehensive portfolio of cloud lifecycle services and solutions united under a common integrated ecosystem – NTT Clouds – making it uniquely qualified to address the needs of enterprises and public sector agencies of all sizes with solutions spanning the network, infrastructure, applications, and business processes. (more...)

Photo Release -- 3D Systems Announces Latest Webinar on Direct Metal Printing
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

- Direct Metal Printing leads to new top speed record at racing event (more...)

PayPal India Wins Top Industry Awards for Technology Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

BANGALORE, India, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

BWW Reviews: PAGEANT Wins For Congeniality
by Michael Dale - Jul 16, 2014

A revival of the 1991 drag musical beauty contest spoof is a pleasing ninety minutes of good, clean fun. (more...)

MicroPower Technologies and American Airlines Center Honored with 2014 Golden Eagle Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Golden Eagle award recognizes excellence in the safety and security aspects of sports venues and honors the best project among all nominees each year. This year's honor was presented at the fifth annual National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition, held last week in Indianapolis. The American Airlines Center project was selected for the award by nearly 400 attendees, who voted for The Winner based on two finalist presentations. (more...)

ESET Presents Thousands in Scholarships to Local High School Seniors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

SAN DIEGO, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ESET, the global leader in proactive digital protection, today announced its support and participation in the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) San Diego Scholarship Award Ceremony, held last night at the Hilton Mission Valley in San Diego. The company awarded $10,000 in scholarship funds to two local high school seniors to support their studies in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) in higher education. (more...)

MYTHBUSTERS: BEHIND THE MYTHS Adds Second Performance at Cadillac Palace Theatre, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced that a 3:00 p.m. performance of the all-new live show MythBusters: Behind the Myths will be added on December 6, 2014 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph). Starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series 'MythBusters," Mythbusters: Behind the Myths will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre December 6 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. (more...)

International Superstar Lucero to Host Telemundo's Reality Show YO SOY EL ARTISTA
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Telemundo announced today that the multi-faceted award-winning actress and singer Lucero will host its upcoming mega-reality musical competition, "Yo Soy El Artista" (more...)

NinjaFlex 3D Printer Filament Makes Waves
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

MANHEIM, PA - With the explosive growth of 3D desktop printers, users varying from home hobbyists to industrial designers have pushed the additive manufacturing industry to go farther, and create new materials from which to produce more realistic, affordable and flexible designs. Fenner Drives, makers of NinjaFlex, an innovative thermoplastic elastomer 3D printer filament is stretching design possibilities. (more...)

Josh Hamilton joins the cast of The Real Thing
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 15, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Josh Hamilton will play 'Max' opposite Ewan McGregor ('Henry'), Maggie Gyllenhaal('Annie') and Cynthia Nixon ('Charlotte') inTom Stoppard's Tony® Award-winning playThe Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold. (more...)

2014 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS Announced
by Barry Lenny - Jul 15, 2014

The 2014 Helpmann Awards Nominees were announced simultaneously at events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth. (more...)

ONE Festival's MAMI CONFESSIONS by Lorraine Rodríguez-Reyes Set for 7/30-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Caicedo Productions Corp in Association with TTO Entertainment presents The ONE Festival's MAMI CONFESSIONS, written & performed by LORRAINE RODRÍGUEZ-REYES, from July 30 - August 3, 2014, at Teatro Circulo. Directed by Susan G. Reid & Dramaturged by Jane Barnette, MAMI CONFESSIONS is The Winner of the 2014 ONE Festival, resulting in this AEA Approved Showcase Production. (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of PAGEANT on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2014

After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL returns in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). The show officially opened last night, July 14, 2014. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'),Nic Cory (Signs of Life), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu),Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown), with John Bolton (A Christmas Story, 'Gossip Girl') as the host. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the opening night festivities and you can check out interviews with the full company below! (more...)

DANCING PROS: LIVE! Coming to Cadillac Palace Theatre, 11/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced the world's finest dancers will battle it out live when DANCING PROS: LIVE! comes to the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) on Saturday, November 1 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 2 at 2 p.m. and the audience will choose The Winner! Edyta Sliwinska of Dancing WithThe Stars serves as the head judge and Chelsie Hightower of DWTS competes in this unforgettable live competition show hosted by Golden Globe nominee and star of the hit TV show Growing Pains, Alan Thicke. (more...)

side project's MILES AWAY Begins Previews 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

As the final play of the side project's 9-show 'Season of Reps,' the company will present the Chicago premiere of Miles Away by Christine Whitley. Directed by Scott Weinstein, the play will start previews August 4th and run in rep with Mike and Seth by Daniel Talbott, directed by Artistic Director Adam Webster. Both plays are hyper-intimate studies of characters at key turning points of their lives. (more...)

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