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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.


Mike Super Mystifies The Coral Springs Center For The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Hailed by critics as the "Dane Cook" of Magic, illusionist Mike Super will mystify audiences at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts on Sunday, February 12th at 3pm. (more...)

New Plays Debut in Pair of Festivals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Theater Project is committed to providing writers the opportunity to present new work. In February, it is showcasing playwrights from near and far in two annual short play festivals: THINK FAST is a competition for writers new to The Theater Project; KALEIDOSCOPE KABARET is a showcase for members of the company. Both festivals take place at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts.   (more...)

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Coming to Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand This February
by Movies News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Exploring the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption, Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, coming to Digital HD on February 7, 2017, and Blu-ray , DVD and On Demand on February 21, 2017 (more...)

RENT'S Lucie Jones Announced to Perform on EUROVISION: YOU DECIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The BBC has announced today that Lucie Jones is one of the six artists chosen to perform the songs competing for the UK's entry into the Eurovision Song Contest.  (more...)

BEYOND THE OAK TREES, the Story of Harriet Tubman, Premieres At Crossroads Theatre Company for Black History Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Crossroads Theatre Company will mark Black History Month, Feb. 16-26, with the world premiere of Beyond the Oak Trees, by Kisha Bundridge, the daring story of abolitionist Harriet Tubman merging past and present along the Underground Railroad. (more...)

American Library Association Announces 2017 Youth Media Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

ATLANTA, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards at its Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. (more...)

'The Underground Railroad,' 'Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,' Receive 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

ATLANTA, Jan. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The American Library Association selects 'The Underground Railroad,' by Colson Whitehead, published by Doubleday, Penguin Random House LLC, as The Winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and 'Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,' by Matthew Desmond, published by Crown, Penguin Random House LLC, as The Winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. The selections were announced this evening during the RUSA Book and Media Awards Ceremony and Reception that are part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, Georgia from Jan. 20 24. (more...)

Apply to Finger Lakes' Thommie Walsh/MGR Playhouse Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) has announced that it will begin accepting applications for the Thommie Walsh/Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Scholarship Program starting Feb. 1, 2017. (more...)

Finalists in 13 Categories Announced for 20th Annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

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JAG Productions Explores Race & Heritage at JAGFEST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

JAG Productions is pleased to announce JAGFest, an annual festival that showcases and celebrates new plays by emerging playwrights of color. Presented February 24 - 27 at various venues in Woodstock & Pomfret, VT, the weekend-long festival of play readings and lectures celebrates and explores diverse, new voices in American theater. JAGFest will include four staged readings over the course of four days, each featuring a post-show conversation with the playwrights, actors, and directors. (more...)

Post Position Draw: California Chrome and Arrogate Among the 12 Horses Confirmed with a Spot at the Starting Gate for the $12 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

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Cast and Creative Team Announced for Globe Favorite THE BLAMELESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Nick Gandiello's touching and timely drama The Blameless, which was developed in a reading in the Globe's Powers New Voices Festival last year.Gaye Taylor Upchurch (The Last Match, Bethany) returns to the Globe to direct. The Blameless will play February 23 - March 26, 2017 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run February 23 - March 1. Opening night isThursday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $29 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

Sultan + Shepard's New Single 'Cashmere Sweater' Out Now via Armada
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Coming off the release of their tribal-inspired single ¬ďSamba Sixteen,¬Ē production duo Sultan + Shepard reveal their new single ¬ďCashmere Sweater.' (more...)

Scoop: HELL'S KITCHEN on FOX - Thursday, January 26, 2017
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Get all the scoop on HELL'S KITCHEN, airing on FOX on Thursday, January 26, 2017! (more...)

Cincinnati Arts Association Presents DANCING FOR THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Who will be voted Cincinnati's best celebrity dancer?¬† Which stars have the right moves to rule the dance floor?¬† Find out on¬†Saturday, April 8, 2017¬†when the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) celebrates the eleventh season of its annual fundraiser¬†Dancing for the Stars¬†at the JACK CASINO Ballroom (1000 Broadway Street in downtown Cincinnati) to benefit CAA's Overture Awards ¬Ė the nation's largest locally-run high school arts scholarship competition ¬Ė and Arts Education Programs.¬† (more...)

Jason Robert Brown to Hold Master Class and Intimate Concert for Houston Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and the Humphreys School for Musical Theatre (HSMT) presented two special events with award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown on January 19th and 20th. (more...)

Love All Around! Renew Your Vows on Valentine's Day in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

On Valentine's Day, the Times Square Alliance will host a celebration of love and romance during a large vow renewal ceremony on the iconic Red Steps at Duffy Square (46th and Broadway) in Times Square on Tuesday, February 14th, at 6:00 PM. The ceremony is free and open to people of all ages, genders, religions, races and backgrounds. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for ARMEL OPERA FESTIVAL Presents Young Virtuosos From Hungary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Tickets are on sale beginning Friday, January 20th for Young Virtuosos From Hungary - TAM√ĀS K√ĖKENY, DOUBLE BASS AND FRIENDS. It is being presented by the Armel Opera Festival. (more...)

Millennial Esports Corp.: New Year Sets Esports Stakes High in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Winter Is... Over? THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends for Final Time Into Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The watch must finally come to an end for "Thrones! The Musical Parody," announcing today the fourth and final extension at Apollo Theater (2540 N. Lincoln Ave). The "Game of Thrones" send-up will close March 19, 2017 after an eight-month run at the Lincoln Park theater. (more...)

THE WHITE DRESS Receives Reading at Fire This Time Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Jonathan kisses girls, wears dresses, and shames his family. Inspired by the Stations of the Cross and German expressionism, THE WHITE DRESS examines a life lived outside of the gender binary. (more...)

2016 BWW Cabaret Awards: Celia Berk and Sidney Myer Win Top Show Honors; Betty Buckley and Tony Yazbeck are Top Celebs
by Ashley Steves - Jan 19, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: The votes are in and the results are official for the fifth annual BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards. More than 32,000 votes were cast this year for the excellent performers and shows in 16 categories. BroadwayWorld would like to extend congratulations to all of this year's winners and nominees. (more...)

NFL's Eddie George Headed Back to the Courtroom for CHICAGO Tour in Akron
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The touring company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George in the role of 'Billy Flynn' for a special two-night engagement at Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall, May 9 & 10, 2017, as part of the Broadway in Akron Series. (more...)

Pablo Santiago Named Sherwood Award Winner at 2017 Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Center Theatre Group recognizes and celebrates the recipient of the 2017 Richard E. Sherwood Award, Pablo Santiago, for his exceptional contribution to the Los Angeles theatre landscape and his work as innovative and adventurous artist. (more...)

COCKTAILS AND TRAVAILS to Continue The Theater Project's 45th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

As they continue their 45th Anniversary Season with original and Maine based playwrights, The Theater Project Professional Ensemble is pleased to present COCKTAILS AND TRAVAILS, running February 2 - 12, directed by Christopher Price. (more...)

Full Circle Insights CEO Bonnie Crater Named as Finalist for DMN Awards 'Marketing Tech Executive of the Year'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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DCN Hyundai Celebrates Grand Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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Premiere Stages at Kean University Announces 2017 Bauer-Boucher Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University, has named B.V. Marshall as The Winner of the 2017 Bauer-Boucher Award. Named for longtime Premiere Stages supporters W. John Bauer and Nancy Boucher, the Bauer-Boucher Award honors the work of gifted Kean student and alumni playwrights. The award is presented in conjunction with the one-day developmental Bauer-Boucher Kean Student/Alumni Reading, which affords the selected playwright the opportunity to hear his or her work read aloud by professional actors at Kean. This year's reading, taking place on January 23 at 3:20pm in the Miron Student Center Little Theatre on the Kean campus, will feature Mr. Marshall's Incident at Willow Creek. In this compelling and timely new work, Verite, an African American college professor, questions her neutral stance on guns after a troubling incident results in the killing of an innocent black man. (more...)

Sylvan Winds Presents WINDS OF CHANGE In Chelsea, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Sylvan Winds announce the second concert of the 2016-17 Season celebrating music, culture, and history. Performing in historic and notable New York City buildings and performance venues, the ensemble creates imaginative and informative programs that complement the environs of each space. (more...)

Experience the Spellbinding Splendor of PIPPIN at Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Pippin soars into¬†the¬†Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall¬†on¬†Friday, February 17 at 8PM¬†and¬†Saturday, February 18¬†at¬†2PM¬†and¬†8PM.¬†This unforgettable new production is The Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards¬ģ including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as 'an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza' (NY1), it's unlike anything you have ever seen! ¬†Pippin is noted for many Broadway standards including 'Corner of the Sky,' 'Magic To Do,' 'Glory,' 'No Time at All,' 'Morning Glow' and 'Love Song.' (more...)

BWW Awards Special: South African Theatre Winners Celebrate the 2016 Regional BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards
by David Fick - Jan 18, 2017

It was no unlucky Friday the 13th for South Africa's theatre community when BroadwayWorld's Regional Managing Editor Christina Mancuso released the names of the of The Winners of the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards. (more...)

Julia Cho's AUBERGINE at Berkeley Rep Wins 2017 Glickman Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Theatre Bay Area has announced playwright Julio Cho and Berkeley Repertory Theatre have been selected as the recipients of this year's prestigious Will Glickman Award for Aubergine, which received its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in February 2016. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter's ME AND MY GIRL, Zoetic Stage's AFTER and More Top 41st Annual Carbonell Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

An old-fashioned, splashy musical about a working-class Londoner who discovers he's nobility and a world premiere play about the consequences of bullying received the most nominations in the musical and play categories when the nominations were announced for the 41st annual Carbonell Awards, which honors excellence in theater in South Florida. (more...)

BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at the Eccles is Bold and Heartfelt
by Tyler Hinton - Jan 18, 2017

The new Eccles Theater is currently serving as the temporary home for the national tour of KINKY BOOTS--a heartfelt exploration of family and friendship. With a Tony-winning pop score, performances bolstered by emotional strength and bravery, and design that is both subtle and bold, this is an unusual show that really works. (more...)

STOMP to Bring Rhythm, Choreography to Dallas This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, returns to Dallas after six years for a one week limited engagement at the Music Hall at Fair Park February 14-19, 2017. (more...)

Billy Porter, Theresa Rebeck and More Tapped for Sundance Institute Retreat
by Movies News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Six theatre artists will be the focus of the 18th annual Sundance Institute Retreat at Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, taking place January 23 - February 10. (more...)

Less Than Rent Theatre Presents PUSSY SLUDGE by Gracie Gardner as Part of SANCTUARY at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Less Than Rent Theatre, known for caffeinated, hard-edged indie theatre, is proud to present Pussy Sludge, a new play written by Gracie Gardner as part of SANCTUARY. Pussy Sludge will run February 10th, 11th and 12th at HERE Arts Center. (more...)

Sheyenne Theatre Presents THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The award-winning Sheyenne Theatre program is proud to present the regional premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.  Performances of this musical theatre phenomenon are scheduled February 10, 11, 17 & 18 @ 7:30pm and February 12 & 19 @ 2:30pm on the Sheyenne High School Main Stage. (more...)

Jeff Guinn to Release SILVER CITY, Third Book in 'Cash McLendon' Series, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Author Jeff Guinn will be releasing SILVER CITY, A NOVEL OF THE AMERICAN WEST on January 24, 2017, which is the third in his 'A Cash McLendon Novel' Series. (more...)

Composition Contest Winner Martin Hennessy to Debut Opera THE YOUNG KING at UMD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

American composer and pianist Martin Hennessy will debut his new opera, a musical adaption of Oscar Wilde's 'The Young King,' in a staged reading on February 10, 2017 at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland. The son to a family of goat herders, a young boy is found to be heir to the kingdom. Riches and luxury are laid at his feet, but at what cost are they to others? The opera addresses universal questions of wealth and income inequality. (more...)

Write Out Loud Coordinates for Local High Schools Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Write Out Loud - an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience  - announces the 2017 POETRY OUT LOUD Regional Finals. The National Poetry Foundation, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and managed in California by the California Arts Council presents POETRY OUT LOUD, a national poetry recitation competition for high school students. San Diego Regional Finals take place on Tuesday, February 7th at 6:30 pm at the San Diego Central Library, Joan ? Irwin Jacobs Common in the Neil Morgan Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. (more...)

American Blues Theater Selects Idris Goodwin as the Recipient of the 2017 National Blue Ink Playwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, has named Idris Goodwin The Winner of the 2017 National Blue Ink Playwriting Award. Goodwin's play, HYPE MAN, was selected from a pool 543 submissions. As part of the award, Goodwin receives a $1,000 cash prize and the opportunity to further develop his script with American Blues Theater. (more...)

Benihana Invites Guests to Plan a Virtual Dinner Party for the Chance to Win the Ultimate Benihana Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Benihana, the nation's leading operator of Japanese-inspired teppanyaki and sushi restaurants, is encouraging guests to invite friends and family to a virtual dinner party for the chance to win a "Be the Chef" experience at the restaurant. (more...)

BWW Review: LA'S NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2017 PRESENTED BY PRINCESS CRUISES Rocks the Colony in Its Second Week
by Don Grigware - Jan 17, 2017

Loosely patterned after 'an audition process', this 11th annual fully produced event is geared to discovering new talent between the ages of 18 and 32 for the musical theatre stage. This year once again the contest is generously sponsored/presented by Princess Cruises. As has become the standard, approximately 20 contestants compete for the title, a $2500 cash prize, a headlining engagement at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal during the New Year, professional representation in the business of  musical theatre, and other valuable prizes. To date, over a dozen former contestants have already made their Broadway and/or Off-Broadway debuts; while nearly another 100 have either starred in Broadway U.S. National Tours; Regional U.S. Musical Theatre productions; Las Vegas Hotel sit-downs of Broadway Musicals; on board in lavish production shows presented by some of the world's most prestigious cruise lines; or have starred on stages at numerous Southern California Theme Parks such as Disneyland's California Adventure and Lego Land. Internationally, Tokyo Disney is also host to Stage Star talent.  (more...)

PA Group Invests in Social Video Creation Platform Wochit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

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BWW Review: 17 Years Later RENT Revivals in Brazil
by Claudio Erlichman - Jan 16, 2017

Universal, translated into more than 22 languages and presented in more than 100 cities, RENT gets a new Brazilian production with presentations on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. How do you count one year of your life? The Winner of the 4 Tony Awards (Best Musical, Best Song, Best Original Score and Best Supporting Actor), RENT tells a year in the lives of eight young people who have to face the adventures and misadventures of their loves, friendships, conflicts, financial problems, sexuality and the struggle with human finitude. More than a musical, RENT is a chain of love! (more...)

Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band Withdraws from Inaugural Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The B STREET BAND, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band that was scheduled to perform at the upcoming Garden State Presidential Inaugural Gala, will no longer appear at the event. (more...)

Scoop: HELL'S KITCHEN on FOX - Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Get all the scoop on HELL'S KITCHEN, airing on FOX on Thursday, January 19, 2017! (more...)

Playwrights on Park Reading Series to Present Seth Rozin's HUMAN RITES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Join Playhouse on Park in designating the Greater Hartford area as a premiere destination for the cultivation of innovative theatrical work! The Playwrights on Park Reading Series was created for this very purpose, and our next evening in this exciting series is Tuesday, January 24 at 7:30pm with Seth Rozin's HUMAN RITES. (more...)

Heron Agency Releases Guide to Valentine's Day in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Valentine's Day isn't everyone cup of tea. Whether you are planning to spend a romantic evening with the love of your life or plan on ripping up old pictures of your ex-boyfriend and finishing a bottle of wine, we can all agree that February would be nothing without this Hallmark holiday. Get out your plush teddy bears, boxes of chocolates, and bouquet of roses, because the Heron Agency has rounded up the top Must-Do Valentine's activities in Chicago that will leave you swooning (or rolling your eyes).  (more...)

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