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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.

Origin Theatre and Bloom's Tavern to Host 4th Annual Immersive BLOOMSDAY BREAKFAST
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

This year's 4th annual immersive Bloomsday Breakfast hosted by Origin Theatre Company and Bloom's Tavern in Midtown on June 16 will feature an expanded version of its juried costume contest and the announcement of a new Irish-American literary prize. (more...)

Mara Davi, Erica Dorfler, Luke Smith and More Sign on for Barrington Stage's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, has announced additional casting for the 2017 season. (more...)

2017 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award Winner Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) is pleased to present the annual Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award to multi-award winning producer, presenter, playwright, director, designer and arts advocate Michele Decottignies. The award was presented at the annual PACT Conference in Charlottetown, PE. Michele was chosen from a list of seven nominees from across Canada and chose Olivia Marie Golosky as her protege.   (more...)

Announcing the Winner of the Inaugural WiT Award
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

D.A. Nixon is the first winner of the WiT Award, the prize created to discover and nurture new writers working in the theatre industry. He wins an £8,000 commission, and additionally a dramaturgical relationship with Out of Joint which will include a public reading of his submitted play, Look Me In The Eye When We're Dancing. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of Off-Broadway sensation, MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE, May 11-August 13 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Game 7 of NHL STANLEY CUP FINAL, Today
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

For the second consecutive season, the Eastern Conference Final will be decided in a winner-take-all Game 7 tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins host Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators with a trip to the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at stake. (more...)

Maureen McVerry Brings LOVE WILL KICK YOUR ASS to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Comic Actress and Bay Area favorite Maureen McVerry returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko in her critically-acclaimed solo show: LOVE WILL KICK YOUR ASS, an eclectic selection of songs celebrating love, life, loss and lyrics, - for 1 night only - Thurs. June 1, 2017 - 8:00 pm at Feinstein's at the Nikko. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns to San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts 7/11¬Ė23
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON-which played a record breaking two-week run in 2015-returns to San Jose for a limited engagement July 11-23, 2017 at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd. San Jose). Single tickets are available now online at, in-person at the City National Civic Box Office (150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose), or by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787). Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 408- 792-4131. (more...)

Rashad Jennings & Emma Slater Crowned DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 24 Champions
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

On last night's 2-1/2 hour season finale of ABC's DANCING WITH THE STARS, NFL star Rashad Jennings and his professional dance partner Emma Slater were crowned Season 24 champions! (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at MAMMA MIA! at The Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 85th Anniversary Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from May 17 to July 1. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mashi Theatre presents TALES OF BIRBAL
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

As India celebrates 70 years of independence, Mashi theatre look further back in history, a time of magic, mysticism and storytelling. Tales of Birbal brings fables handed down generation to generation across the Indian sub-continent to stages across the UK for families of all backgrounds. (more...)

CHORALFEST USA to Celebrate the Diversity of Choral Music in America
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The third annual ChoralFest USA - A Celebration of the Diversity of Choral Music in America, will be presented on Saturday, June 3 from 3 PM to 10 PM at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Present 29th Annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago presents its 29th annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival July 7-16. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson to Perform New Single on Tonight's Season Finale of NBC's THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

Grammy Award winner and Academy Award-winning actress, platinum recording artist and upcoming Season 13 coach Jennifer Hudson has been added as a performer on Tuesday night's star-studded season finale (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE. (more...)

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra to Present 77th Annual Festival Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's 2016-17 season was one to be applauded. After such an exciting year of music education and performances, the talented musicians will perform their final concert of the season on Sunday, June 4 at 3 p.m. in Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators Face Off in Eastern Conference Final Game 6 Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

Sidney Crosby and the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins can advance to their second consecutive Stanley Cup Final with a Game 6 win against Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Pittsburgh leads the Eastern Conference Final 3-2. Pre-game coverage on NBCSN begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live. (more...)

2017 JMK Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Trustees of the JMK Trust are delighted to announce today that The Winner of the 20th anniversary James Menzies-Kitchin Young Director Award is Josh Roche. Chosen after the now-legendary JMK selection process from another record-breaking number of applicants, Josh will be directing My Name is Rachel Corrie, the celebrated piece of verbatim theatre created from the writings of Corrie herself and co-edited by the late Alan Rickman and Katherine Viner. His production will be staged in the autumn at the Young Vic, with performance dates announced soon. The runner up this year was Nathan Crossan-Smith with a proposal for a production of Debbie Tucker-Green's random and will receive a £2,000 award. (more...)

Scoop: MASTERCHEF on FOX - Saturday, May 27, 2017
by - May 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on MASTERCHEF, airing on FOX on Saturday, May 27, 2017! (more...)

ADAA Saroyan/Paul Human Rights Playwriting Prize Goes to June Carryl for THE GOOD MINISTER FROM HARARE
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA) announced The Winner of the $10,000 Saroyan/Paul Human Rights Playwriting Prize on April 24th, 2017 at the The Antaeus Theatre Company at the newly opened Kiki and David Gindler Performing Arts Centre in Glendale. (more...)

St Helens Theatre Royal Crown Miss Royal Beauty 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

St Helens Theatre Royal is delighted to announce that Warrington student Lauren Jade Lyon has been crowned The Winner of Miss Royal Beauty 2017! (more...)

KING O' THE MOON Comes to Circle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Pazinski family returns to Circle's stage in King O' the Moon by Tom Dudzick, the second play in a trilogy inspired by the author's childhood. Circle produced Dudzick's Over the Tavern in 2005 and The Last Mass at St. Casimir's in 2007.  Ten years after Over the Tavern, this sequel takes place during the rebellious '60's as Apollo 11 is on its voyage to the moon. The Pazinski's come together as their lives seem to fall apart. Prior knowledge of this working-class family is not a prerequisite to appreciate the hilarious and heartfelt end to the three part series at Circle. (more...)

Calling All Aspiring Musical Theatre Songwriters! 2017 Fred Ebb Award Applications Are Open
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the thirteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters.  (more...)

Scoop: FUNDERDOME - Series Premiere on ABC - Sunday, June 11, 2017
by - May 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on FUNDERDOME - Series Premiere, airing on ABC on Sunday, June 11, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Steve Feeney - May 22, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse opens its 85th season on a romantic Greek island. (more...)

19-Year-Old Composer/Lyricist Billy Recce to Bring 'THE PERKS OF BEING A SNOWFLAKE' to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Perks of Being A Snowflake: Songs by Billy Recce on July 7th at 9:30, featuring Recce, a band of seven and a cast of some of New York's finest and funniest talents. (more...)

Cast Complete for Nina Raine's TRIBES at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces full casting for Kate Hewitt's production of Tribes by Nina Raine. Kate Hewitt, winner of the inaugural RTST Director Award Scheme, directs Ciaran Stewart (Billy), Emily Howlett (Sylvia), Simon Rouse (Christopher), Lindy Whiteford (Beth), Oliver Johnstone (Dan) and Louisa Connolly-Burnham (Ruth). The production opens on 3 July, with previews from 29 June, and runs until 22 July. (more...)

BWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth Enchants at BYU
by Tyler Hinton - May 22, 2017

Emmy and Tony-winning star of stage and screen Kristin Chenoweth made an emotional and entertaining Brigham Young University debut on Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, 2017. The concert was presented in BYU's de Jong Concert Hall as part of its BRAVO! professional performing arts series. (more...)

Finalists Announced for Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the 12 finalists for the annual West End Gala for The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and The Stiles + Drewe Prize. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Broward Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - May 21, 2017

Broadway Across America - Ft. Lauderdale presents the Farewell Tour of the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. 20 year old Sophie is planning to marry, and wants her father to be present to give her away. Unfortunately, she does not know who her father is. After reading her mother's diary, she concludes he is one of three men, so she invites all of them to her wedding, on the Greek Island on which she lives with her still single mother, in the hopes of sorting it out. (more...)

42ND STREET Wins Third Annual West End Bake Off Benefiting Acting for Others
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

42ND Street were today announced as The Winners of the third annual West End Bake Off in aid of theatrical charity Acting for Others. The Winners, chosen by judges choreographer Arlene Phillips and Olivier Award-winning actress Janie Dee, were revealed at the event held today at St Pauls Actors Church in Covent Garden. (more...)

Netflix Original Documentary on Hong Kong Teenage Activist Joshua Wong Opening 5/26
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2017

Netflix's original documentary on the Hong Kong teenage activist Joshua Wong titled JOSHUA: TEENAGER VS. SUPERPOWER will open on Friday, May 26th. The film is directed by Joe Piscatella. (more...)

Winner Named in 2017 Mystery Writers Whodunit Writing Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017


Emilee Garfield Launches New DVD, CANCER CORE RECOVERY
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Emilee Garfield's motto is Empower Your Life! After battling cancer twice, Emilee believes that no matter how hard life can be, with the right support anyone can empower themselves to live a more joyful life. In her new DVD, Cancer Core Recovery (60 minutes, $19.95 Emilee inspires, educates and motivates as she openly shares her journey and the struggles of battling recurring cancer. After dealing with a new ileostomy, incontinence and internal tissue damage from cancer surgeries and radiation, Emilee realized how much she wanted to help others in the same situation. Her Cancer Core Recovery workout activates the internal muscles deep inside the pelvis, which are difficult to feel and often overlooked. The exercises in her workout focus on small, deep movements to help retrain the body and the nervous system in order to slow down and activate the deepest muscles. In the DVD, Emilee, along with two other cancer survivors, guide viewers and demonstrate the safe, modified exercises to help participants gain confidence and strength to get back on their feet.  (more...)

Pia Wilson's BACK TO THE REAL Set for NJPAC This June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Back to the Real is a play about a brother and sister who must navigate the potholes along the way to becoming actual adults. The play explores race, colorism within the African-American community, sexism, and anti-LGBTQ sentiment. How are the brother and sister going to (or not going to) stand up for each other? (more...)

American Blues Theater Sets 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Festival.  (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season Finale on May 22 & 23 on ABC
by TV Scoop - May 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season Finale, airing on ABC on Monday, May 22 & 23, 2017! (more...)

Miley Cyrus, Zedd & Alessia Cara to Take the Stage on THE VOICE Season Finale
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

Superstar recording artists Miley Cyrus, Chris Stapleton, Zedd and Alessia Cara are all set to perform on the live two-hour Tuesday, May 23 season finale (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 05/19 - MY FAIR LADY and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 05/19 - MY FAIR LADY and More! (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse and Rotary International Team Up
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The venerable Ogunquit Playhouse, which is celebrating its 85th Anniversary season is once again joining forces with Rotary International to continue in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide by 2018. The annual Rotary Night is scheduled for Thursday, June 1, for the evening performance of Mamma Mia! Joining the fight is as easy as buying a ticket to the international hit show! A portion of every ticket purchased for that evening's performance will be donated to Rotary International. The Ogunquit Playhouse has contributed over $10,000 towards this cause through Rotary Night ticket proceeds over the past six years. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Record in Madison
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Madison for the week ending May 14, 2017 at Overture Center for the Arts grossing $1,515,721.80 for a standard 8-performance week. (more...)

Fans Of Georges Duboeuf Choose Original Art To Inaugurate The 'Artist Collector Series' For Beaujolais Nouveau
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Les Vins Georges Duboeuf today revealed the original work of art to be featured on the 2017 vintage of its Beaujolais Nouveau, marking the 35 th year of the wine's appearance in the U.S. (more...)

BRIDGES: A NEW MUSICAL Gets Off-Broadway Concert This June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Prospect Theater Company in association with Amas Musical Theatre will present a one-night-only concert presentation of Bridges: A New Musical on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

Dr. Rocco Monto Inks His Publishing Deal for His Book 'The Fountain' With Rodale Books Through His Agent Alan Morell Creative Management Partners
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017


BWW Review: 2017 Triangle Rising Star Awards
by Jeffrey Kare - May 17, 2017

For the second year in a row, I had the great pleasure of attending the Triangle Rising Star Awards at the Durham Performing Arts Center. This regional competition brings together high school musical theater students from Central and Eastern North Carolina to perform and compete for the chance to represent the Triangle in The National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City this summer on June 26th. The national competition celebrates outstanding student performances in high school musical productions from all over the United States. (more...)

MET Announces Season Preview at VOLT
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

On Tuesday, June 6 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Volt Restaurant, located at 228 N Market Street in the heart of Frederick's nationally renowned historic district, will host a preview of Maryland Ensemble Theatre's (MET) 2017-2018 Mainstage season. MET, Frederick's largest producing non-profit theatre company, will be announcing and previewing their 20th full season of plays that will run from September 2017 through June 2018 at their home in the lower level of the former FSK Hotel at 31 West Patrick Street. (more...)

Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra to Perform at Lisner Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Eminent maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the acclaimed Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will perform at Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 PM as a part of their seven-city North American tour. Joining them are the brilliant soprano and Metropolitan Opera star Hibla Gerzmava - last heard at the Met in 2016 as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello, and who recently made her La Scala Opera debut in the title role in Donizetti's Anna Bolena - and 14-year-old Israeli prodigy, cellist Danielle Akta.  (more...)

Sydney Premiere of THE VILLAGE BIKE Comes to Old Fitz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Cross Pollinate Productions in association with Red Line Productions is thrilled to present the Sydney premiere of Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike for a limited season at the Old Fitz Theatre from June 7. (more...)

AIDA Opens Moonlight's 37th Summer Season on 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Watch as love unfolds in the bold musical Aida from Sirs Elton John and Tim Rice. The Moonlight premiere of Aida opens the 37th season of Moonlight Stage Productions from June 14-July 1, 2017. The enchanting musical production is based on the opera by the same name by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. The triumphant love story between an Egyptian prince and a slave transcends warring nations and brings a country together. Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility she faces as leader of her people. The love Aida and Radames has for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity. Tickets range from $23 to $55 for all reserved seating and $17 to $22 for general admission lawn seating. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 760-724-2110 or visit (more...)

A Groundbreaking New Play Anthology to Tour Australia
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

A Boston-born Jew in Montreal and a Gaza-born Palestinian in Melbourne have just published the first English-language anthology worldwide in any genre of drama, prose or poetry by Jewish and Palestinian writers. (more...)

Roseneath Theatre Announces 'Be True To You' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Artistic Director Andrew Lamb and Managing Director Annemieke Wade have announced Roseneath Theatre's 2017-18 Season - Be True To You - on today's International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia ( (more...)

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