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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.

Hollins University Honors Winners of the Inaugural Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children's Literature
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Hollins University is proud to award The Winners of the Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children's Literature with a medal ceremony during the 2016 Francelia Butler Children's Literature conference. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Announces Staff & Board Additions for 2016/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

After a relaunch of the company, Cabrillo Music Theatre's Board of Directors proudly announces new staff and board leadership, and a relaunched 2016-2017 season of shows.   The new season features three Cabrillo shows, all in the 1800-seat Kavli Theatre, with two Cabrillo debuts and one classic favorite not seen in nearly 15 years.  All of Cabrillo's productions are locally produced, auditioned and rehearsed in Southern California, and performed exclusively at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY's Marvelous MAMMA MIA!
by Chris Gibson - Jul 25, 2016

I've seen MAMMA MIA! many times, and I've always enjoyed the way it utilizes so many of ABBA's marvelously catchy, and so obviously theatrical in nature, tunes to tell its simple story. With the band cranking out a righteous sound, and back up singers filling the night air with harmony, The MUNY reminds you of why its just so unique and amazing. It has the ability to make a show seem larger than life. That's exactly what happens here in spectacular fashion. Go see it and enjoy this perfect show for a summer's evening under the stars! (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN!, CABARET & More Will Play Broadway in Fort Lauderdale's 2016-17 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The 2016 / 2017 Broadway Across America - Fort Lauderdale show lineup is as follows: (more...)

NYMT's PRODIGY Cast Recording Hits No. 6 on iTunes Soundtrack Charts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Auburn Jam Records and National Youth Music Theatre have just released the Original Cast Recording of Prodigy, the new musical from Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary. The recording was released today 25th July, with CDs available to purchase at prodigy.auburnjam.co.uk, and digital copies available to download via all major online retailers, including iTunes, where the album is currently at No. 6 and climbing on the soundtrack charts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates Opening Night at The John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night! (more...)

BWW Feature: HELPMANN AWARDS 2016: ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING at Sydney Lyric Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Jul 25, 2016

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Photo Flash: Opening Night of KINKY BOOTS Tour in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

After three years on Broadway, Kinky Boots is taking over the world, with productions in South Korea and now Japan. Below, check out highlights of the Tokyo cast in action! (more...)


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Graham Norton to Host his Fourth Quiz Night
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Graham Norton is all set for hosting his Fourth Quiz Night in Ahakista, West Cork, on Friday the 29th of July8pm and it is anticipated to be the most exciting one so far according to organisers and locals alike!  Graham has continued to support the event. (more...)

Melbourne's Cabaret Stars Get Raw and Intimate
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

 Strippers speak, musicians muse and drag queens dare to share. Seen & Heard will feature some of Melbourne's finest variety artists doing what they do best, as well as sharing true tales of their lives behind the limelight. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAMMA MIA! at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MAMMA MIA! Performances run now through Sunday, September 11, 2016, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Eastbound Theatre to Bring EAST/WEST PLAYFEST 2016 to Milford Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council, brings 'East/West PlayFest 2016'to the Milford Center for the Arts. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL La'Porsha Renae's 'Battles' to Serve as U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team Theme Song
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

AMERICAN IDOL season 15 runner-up La'Porsha Renae's coronation song, 'Battles,' will serve as the theme song for the U.S. women's gymnastics team. (more...)

Every year, Gaming Arts, LLC pays Millions Upon Millions of Dollars to Winners Across the Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

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Photo Coverage: Jonathan Pryce & Company Take Bows in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at Lincoln Center Festival
by Walter McBride - Jul 21, 2016

London's critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe, under the artistic direction of Emma Rice, will light up US stages and screens this summer and fall, with a three-city limited engagement of The Merchant of Venice, which will play limited engagements in New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago in July and August. Two-time Olivier- and Tony Award-winner Jonathan Pryce stars as Shylock. The production is directed by Jonathan Munby. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Say Yeah! KINKY BOOTS Arrives in Japan
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

After three years on Broadway, Kinky Boots is taking over the world, with productions in South Korea and now Japan. Below, check out highlights of the Tokyo cast in action! (more...)

CANT HARDLY WAIT: THE MOSTLY 90'S MUSICAL at The West End Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

That's right, the beloved film Can't Hardly Wait, is now a parody cabaret-style musical with mostly 90's music!!!  Featuring beloved 90's hits such as I Want It That Way (Backstreet Boys), Wannabe (Spice Girls) and No Diggity (Blackstreet), the parody musical takes you through the movie musical journey, with all of your favorite characters! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/21/16- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

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...)

2x Ms. Canada Globe, Kimberly Castle Wins the International Region for the 2016 Jetset Magazine Cover Model Search
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

2x Ms. Canada Globe, published author and health and wellness expert Kimberly Castle took 1st place for the International Region in the 2016 Jetset Magazine Cover Model Search on July 14th, 2016 securing one of only 60 spots in the finals. The Miss Jetset Cover Model Search is a contest where thousands of women are competing for the title of Miss Jetset. This year's winner will arrive at the Jetset Magazine hangar in a private jet, be put up in a luxury hotel for a lavish three-day photo shoot and win over $100,000 in cash and prizes. Jetset Magazine has partnered with the B+ Foundation (bepositive.org) to help raise funds and awareness for kids fighting cancers. Through consistent voting and donations, Castle's friends, family and fans raised over $10,000 for this great cause and secured the top spot for Kimberly in the International voting region. When asked about her win Castle said, 'I was competing against the most beautiful, generous and talented women and honestly it could have been any one of us to win the International region.' Looking ahead to the finals is now front of mind for Castle. Voting for the finals begins on Thursday July 21st, 2016. There are four final rounds of eliminations. Thursday July 28th, 2016 finalists will be eliminated through public voting from 60 to 25 finalists. Thursday August 4th, 2016 finalists will be eliminated through public voting from 25 to 10 finalists. Thursday August 11th, 2016 finalists will be eliminated through public voting from 10 to 5 finalists Thursday August 18th, 2016 Public voting will reduce the top 5 finalists to The Winner of the competition! 'Taking home the top prize overall would mean that I will be donating a portion of the winnings to the WIN Foundation, another charity near and dear to my heart.' said Castle, 'I can't wait to see what happens over the next few weeks.' Kimberly is seeking votes and support in the form of donations for the B+ Foundation starting on Thursday July 21st, 2016 at 12am MST. To show your support visit https://www.jetsetmag.com/model-search/vote/kimberly-castle to support this Canadian beauty. Kimberly Castle is a two time Ms. Canada Globe, a Published Author, an Oxygen Magazine Cover Model, Certified Personal Trainer, Interior Designer, Business Analyst, and NCIDQ Certified. Kimberly's weight and fat loss success story has been featured on the cover of Oxygen Magazine and in FitnessRX for Women just to name a few. Castle is a health and wellness coach, national level figure competitor in Canada and the USA and created the Pretty-Fit Lifestyle brand to promote a healthy lifestyle to women around the world. For more information, visit: www.kimberlycastle.com www.jetsetmag.com www.bepositive.org www.jetsetmag.com/model-search/vote/kimberly-castle (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barrington Stage Company Announces The Creation Of The Wolfson Theater Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 20, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announced the creation of The Wolfson Theater Center, at 122 North Street, Pittsfield, MA. and Broadwayworld was there. The center is made possible through a generous gift from Jessie and Bernard Wolfson, and will serve as the center of BSC operations. Renovations on the building are set to begin in August 2016, with the administrative offices set to relocate in November 2016. BSC's current office space, known as Octagon House (58 Union Street), will be converted into company housing. A.J. Schnopp Jr. Construction Inc., of Dalton, MA, will be the general contractor. (more...)

THE TAMING Continues Circle Theatre's Year of the Playwright For Its 35th Anniversary Season 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The fourth show of Circle's season is The Taming, Lauren Gunderson's all female "power-play". This raucous political comedy will have both parties laughing in the aisles. Hilarity ensues when two political opposites wake up and discover themselves locked in a hotel room with a beauty queen. Following her past Circle productions of Exit, Pursued By A Bear (2013) and I and You (2015), The Taming brings to the stage the startling humor and rich roles for women that Ms. Gunderson skillfully creates. (more...)

National Fitness Centers in Tennessee Announce Winner of Trip to Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

With premier health clubs throughout Tennessee, the National Fitness Center (NFC) recently announced The Winner of their 'Check-In and Win a Trip to Hawaii' contest. Thanks to her healthy lifestyle, Renee Hyslop, a member of the National Fitness Center in Morristown, will enjoy an all-expensea paid vacation to Hawaii. (more...)

Ben Heppner to Return as Host for Canadian Opera Company's 2016 Centre Stage Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

When this year's aspiring opera stars take to the stage of Toronto's Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts to compete in the Ensemble Studio Competition at the Canadian Opera Company's annual Centre Stage gala, they'll do so with legendary Canadian tenor and CBC Radio personality Ben Heppner in attendance. (more...)

Jennifer Lopez to Present New NBC Competition Series WORLD OF DANCE; Now Casting!
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

NBC, Universal Television Alternative Studios and Jennifer Lopez's Nuyorican Productions are stepping on to the dance floor with a 10-episode order for WORLD OF DANCE, an unparalleled dance competition series where The Winner will receive a life-altering grand prize of $1 million. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Present AN EVENING WITH RENEE FLEMING, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Pacific Symphony launches its upcoming 2016-17 season in glorious style this September with a one-night-only spectacular¬ó¬ďAn Evening with Ren√©e Fleming,¬Ē featuring ¬ďAmerica's reigning diva¬Ē (The Washington Post) for more than a decade in a rare Orange County appearance! One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry and compelling stage presence. From the Metropolitan Opera and the White House to the Super Bowl and now the Ren√©e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, the internationally sought-after soprano arrives to inaugurate the Symphony's 10th season in its home. There is no better place in the world to hear this modern diva's sumptuous voice and dazzling technique than in the opulent and acoustically superior Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Media Alert: Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016, October 16-20, in Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

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Barrington Stage to Begin Renovations on New Wolfson Theater Center This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announced today the creation of The Wolfson Theater Center, at 122 North Street, Pittsfield, MA. (more...)

Scoop: MASTERCHEF on FOX - Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Get all the scoop on MASTERCHEF, airing on FOX on Wednesday, July 20, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: MASTERCHEF on FOX - Friday, July 22, 2016
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Get all the scoop on MASTERCHEF, airing on FOX on Friday, July 22, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO on ABC - Sunday, August 7, 2016
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Get all the scoop on AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO, airing on ABC on Sunday, August 7, 2016! (more...)

Arturo O'Farrill Part of SOLOFEST at Cornelia Street Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

World renown jazz pianist, composer, bandleader and educator, Arturo O'Farrill will appear tomorrow, Friday, at the legendary Cornelia Street Cafe as part of the Cafe's SOLOFEST.  O'Farrill, a multi-Grammy Award winner, founder and Artistic Director of the non-profit, Afro Latin Jazz Alliance will appear solo on this occasion, in the intimate setting of the Cafe's downstairs performance space. (more...)

Spoonflower & StoryPatches Design Challenge Adds New Dimension to Quilting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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Numerex Wins IoT Evolution 2016 Battle of the Platforms Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

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BWW Blog: 11 Ways to Make More Amazing! National Arts Festival Days
by David Fick - Jul 14, 2016

With the National Arts Festival having come to a close, many people are reflecting on what they took away from their experiences in Grahamstown over the past two weeks. I have based my observations on conversations I had with artists, festival-goers, technicians and my own experience of this year's edition of '11 days of amazing'. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Return to Playhouse Square Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Back by popular demand, the National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played sold out and record-breaking engagements in 2013 & 2015, returns to Cleveland for a strictly limited, one-week run September 12-17, 2017, a FirstMerit Diamond Performance at Playhouse Square. (more...)

NYMT's PRODIGY Original Cast Recording Set for Release This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Auburn Jam Records and National Youth Music Theatre are excited to be releasing the Original Cast Recording of PRODIGY, the new musical from Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, commissioned and developed by NYMT for its premiere production at The St James Theatre in August 2015. (more...)

NBC Orders Business Competition Series FUNDED; Rob Dyrdek, Tyra Banks & Rohan Oza to Serve as Mentors
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Entrepreneurs with revolutionary and disruptive business ideas that are primed to explode into the next game-changing innovation will have the opportunity to team up with three of the brightest business minds of today and compete for up to a $1 million investment in NBC's new alternative series 'Funded' (working title). (more...)

The NBA Among Big Winners at Second Annual Sports Humanitarian Awards
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Chris Paul takes home the Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award; San Francisco Giants win for Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year Award; Bank of America wins Corporate Community Impact Award and the NBA wins the League Humanitarian Leadership Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at North Shore Music Theatre's MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Below, check out photos from North Shore Music Theatre's production of MARY POPPINS playing thru July 31. (more...)

Opera Diva Renee Fleming to Launch Pacific Symphony's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Pacific Symphony launches its upcoming 2016-17 season in glorious style this September with a one-night-only spectacular-'An Evening with Renee Fleming,' featuring 'America's reigning diva' (The Washington Post) for more than a decade in a rare Orange County appearance. (more...)

WICKED Tour to Welcome New 'Fiyero' in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The WICKED tour will welcome Jeremy Woodard as Fiyero beginning Tuesday, August 2 at the Hobby Center in Houston. Just in, the WICKED tour will welcome Jeremy Woodard as Fiyero beginning Tuesday, August 2 at the Hobby Center in Houston.  (more...)

Rover Dramawerks to Present HEELS OVER HEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Rover Dramawerks continues their SWEET 16 Season with The Winner of their Rover SECONDS Play Contest, the romantic comedy, Heels Over Head by Susan Goodell. Performances will be at Rover's theatre in Plano, located in Ruisseau Village at 221 W. Parker Rd, Suite 580, at the northwest corner of Parker and 75. Performances run July 21 - August 13 on Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m. and on Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Cumulus Media, #1 for Country, Launches NASH Next 2016, National and Grassroots Search for America's Newest Country Star
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

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Signature Theatre to Host 'Signature Voice' Competition This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Are you the next Broadway or pop sensation? The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA is hosting the 'Signature Voice' competition on July 23rd during the theater's annual Open House. Held in Signature's MAX Theatre, the competition will host a panel of three celebrity judges in search of the best undiscovered singers in the DC region. (more...)

Food Network Announces August 2016 Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Summer may be winding down in August, but the competition is just getting started on Food Network with all-new series, returning favorites and fierce tournaments that will pit the best of the best against each other in epic culinary showdowns. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Lee Latchford Evans
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 11, 2016

Broadway World speaks to Lee Latchford Evans ahead of his performance at the Edinburgh Fringe in Eurobeat! (more...)

Elizabeth Berg to Launch Raue Center's 2016-17 'Artful Women' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to announce the 2016/2017 Season of Artful Women. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Returning to Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON , which played a sold out two-week run in 2015 returns to Milwaukee for a one-week only limited engagement on October 25-30 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Single tickets will go on sale Friday, July 15 at 10:00 am. Tickets will be available at the Marcus Center box office (929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee), all Ticketmaster outlets, by visiting MarcusCenter.org or by calling 414-273-7206. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 414-273-7121 x210 or x213. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO on ABC - Sunday, July 31, 2016
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Get all the scoop on AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO, airing on ABC on Sunday, July 31, 2016! (more...)

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