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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.

Las Vegas Philharmonic Presents Its Annual Cox Communications Young Artists' Concerto Competition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

 The Las Vegas Philharmonic will host its annual Cox Communications Young Artists' Concerto Competition for Nevada students through senior year in high school on Saturday, October 15th at the College of Southern Nevada, Cheyenne campus.  Students who enroll in the competition are required to memorize one movement from a standard concerto to perform in front of a panel of four judges including Music Director Donato Cabrera and members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic orchestra.  (more...)

Mercy Technology Services Named Winner of 2016 NetApp Innovation Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

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COME FROM AWAY, STRICTLY BALLROOM, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS and More Set for Mirvish Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

David Mirvish has announced the 17 shows in the 2016 - 2017 Mirvish Theatre Season.  There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series, and seven bonus shows not on subscription. (more...)

Renowned Opera Singers Join Houston Symphony and Chorus for Haydn's CREATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Acclaimed international vocalists Nicole Heaston, Toby Spence and Peter Rose will join the Houston Symphony and Chorus in a performance of Haydn's grandiose oratorio, The Creation, led by Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada Sept. 29 and Oct. 1-2. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl to Receive Distinguished Playwright Award at 2016 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl is this year's recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. (more...)

NBC to Air $12 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, January 2017
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with The Stronach Group for exclusive United States media rights to the inaugural running of the $12 Million USD Pegasus World Cup Invitational. (more...)

Elizabeth A. Davis and Kathryn Gallgher to Lead DUST CAN'T KILL ME for Next THE SCORE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On October 10th, The Score will produce Dust Can't Kill Me by Abigail Carney and Elliah Heifetz as a live concert for the next episode of the podcast recording. (more...)

CBS All Access Announces BIG BROTHER: OVER THE TOP Houseguests
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

CBS All Access announced today the 12 Houseguests embarking on the new digital edition of BIG BROTHER: OVER THE TOP, which begins streaming live on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 10:00 PM, ET/7:00 PM, PT. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 30th Anniversary Performance Releases Tickets for Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On Monday 10 October, the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA', at the Her Majesty's Theatre, celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a very special charity gala performance in aid of The Music in Secondary Schools Trust. Tickets are on sale now via Her Majesty's Theatre Box Office. (more...)

VIDEO: AVENUE Q Gets Ready for Presidential Head-to-Head with Clinton, Trump Puppet Debate
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Clinton and Trump puppets made their debut in a Town Hall-style debate - a preview to the actual first scheduled debate between Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump - earlier today, September 26, at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.) at noon. BroadwayWorld was there and brought you footage LIVE - watch the video via Facebook below! (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC Announces Winner of HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Dance-Off; Maddie Baillio Performs National Anthem
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On September 15th, NBC held a dance contest at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore to find one lucky dancer who will be part of the network's live telecast of HAIRPRAY LIVE! on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Lena Hall Teases HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Costume
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Following her Tony-winning performance in the 2014 Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch as Yitzhak, Lena Hall is pulling a different wig out of the box and hitting the road as the title character for some cities along the production's national tour. The lucky followers of Hall's Instagram got an early sneak peek of the actress in part of her costume; check out the photo she posted below! (more...)

Baltimore Shakespeare Company Presents THE COMPLETE DEATHS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE¬óTHE REMOUNT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) and Cohesion Theatre Company are producing a repeat performance of their original play, The Complete Deaths of William Shakespeare, written by Alice Stanley, Founding Artistic Producer of Cohesion Theatre and directed by Tom Delise, Founding Artistic Director of BSF. (more...)

Get Set to Soar IN THE HEIGHTS at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Big Apple has never felt more like a small town than in Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical "In the Heights." The Pennington Players proudly present this Tony Award-winning show at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre Fridays, Oct. 14 and 21 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Oct. 15 and 22 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Oct 14. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

TheatreSquared Presents Sharp and Funny Drama I AND YOU
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

TheatreSquared today announced the cast for Lauren Gunderson's critically acclaimed new drama, I And You, which begins performances October 12 in Northwest Arkansas. This "sharp and funny, buoyant" (Washington Post) new drama about the existential crisis of being an almost-adult is The Winner of 2014 American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. Classmates but virtual strangers, Caroline and Anthony are thrust together by a school project - which, he sheepishly tells her, is due tomorrow. (more...)

NYC's New World Stages' Puppeteered CLINTON AND TRUMP DEBATE Previews This Monday, Sept. 26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

If you're one of those people who feels as though this Presidential election campaign has been a "joke" or "no laughing matter" or somewhere in between, take heart:   the long-running, Tony Award-winning musical comedy AVENUE Q (now in its 13th year in NYC) is entering the race, as it were, with the addition of a HILLARY CLINTON puppet and DONALD TRUMP puppet to its acting company of people and puppets.  (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Explores Humanity in THE ELEPHANT MAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its 2016-2017 mainstage season with The Elephant Manby Bernard Pomerance, a stirring modern classic about humanity and compassion, playing October 14-November 5, 2016. This production is directed by CSC Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and features the Cincinnati Shakespeare Resident Ensemble including Giles Davies, Brent Vimtrup, Barry Mulholland, Kelly Mengelkoch, and Billy Chace. (more...)

CBS Announces Where, When & How to Watch BIG BROTHER: OVER THE TOP
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

BIG BROTHER: OVER THE TOP begins streaming live exclusively on CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network's subscription video on demand and live-streaming service, Wednesday, Sept. 28 (more...)

AVENUE Q Enters the Race with Clinton and Trump Puppet Debate Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

If you're one of those people who feels as though this Presidential election campaign has been a 'joke' or 'no laughing matter' or somewhere in between, take heart: the long-running, Tony Award-winning musical comedy Avenue Q (now in its 13th year in NYC) is entering the race, as it were, with the addition of a Hillary Clinton puppet and Donald Trump puppet to its acting company of people and puppets. (more...)

Cleveland POPS Orchestra Presents 18th Annual Scholarship Competition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra announces the eighteenth annual competition for its Jean L. Petitt Memorial Music Scholarship. This year's competition will be held on Sunday,November 20, 2016, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Cleveland Institute of Music, 11021 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DANIEL'S HUSBAND at Penguin Rep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning theatre in Stony Point, New York, under the leadership of Artistic Director Joe Brancato and Executive Director Andrew M. Horn, closes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Daniel's Husband by Michael McKeever from September 23 through October 16, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Entr'Acte Theatrix & Theatre of the Collaborative Arts to Stage PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

In keeping with their mandate to nurture and support the next generation of theatre artists, Entr'Acte Theatrix and The Peter Halmos Foundation will collaborate with a brand new company - Theatre of Collaborative Arts - to present the award-winning musical play Peter and the Starcatcher.  The production will run from October 6 - 16 at the William G. Skaff Center in West Palm Beach. (more...)

TeenTix Welcomes Monique Courcy as New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The TeenTix Board of Directors announced today that Monique Courcy has been hired to replace outgoing Executive Director Holly Arsenault. Courcy will join TeenTix at the beginning of October, in anticipation of Arsenault's departure at the end of that month. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series Presents THE BOOK OF MORMON This January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking week run in 2015, returns to Jacksonville for a limited engagement from January 17-22, 2017 at the Times-Union Center's Moran Theater.  Single tickets will go on sale on September 30, 2016 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the box office, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., by visiting www.fscjartistseries.org or by calling (904) 442-2929. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling (904) 442- 2947.  (more...)

Artists Repertory Theatre Announces Oregon Play Prize Winner SIGNS by Steve Rathje
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre awards the Oregon Play Prize to Steve Rathje for his play SIGNS. Rathje is a 21-year-old student at Stanford University and a 2014 graduate of Lake Oswego High School. Rathje is The Winner after three finalists were selected from 131 script submissions by 24 readers in a blind-reading format. The three scripts were then voted on by the public through a two-month blind, online voting process. The public cast 2,072 votes to express which play they'd most like to see produced at Artists Rep. (more...)

Transport Group Announces 2016-17 Season: PICNIC and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA - William Inge in Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Drama Desk and OBIE-winning Transport Group will present Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, two plays in rotating repertory as the centerpiece of its 2016-17 season.  Performances begin Thursday, February 23 and run through Sunday, April 23 at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street.  The opening night has been set for Sunday, March 26. (more...)

ITCH Theatre to Stage World Premiere Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Insert Theatre Company Here (ITCH), a new theatre company based in Tempe, is proud to announce its inaugural production, the world premiere of Evan Guilford-Blake's comedy Mountain Greenery, a play about the relationships that evolve between a very corporate lawyer, an artist and -- well, a bear. (more...)

Season Eight of PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY Begins 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

For the better part of a decade founder, curator and host soprano Allison Charney has presented one of NYC's most compelling concert series in collaboration with the JCC Manhattan's Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas in New York's Upper West Side.  Billed as "presenting celebrated classical musicians just before they take on the worlds' most prestigious stages" "PREformances with Allison Charney" does just that, in an intimate concert experience where the relationship between artist and audience is heightened and reimagined. (more...)

Towne Street Theatre Announces Special Events During the Limited Engagement Run of PassingSOLO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Towne Street Theatre, L.A.'s premiere African-American Theatre Company, is proud to announce that there will be a number of special events during the limited engagement run of "PassingSOLO." The production, which runs for three weeks only from October 8 - 23 at the Stella Adler Theatre, will offer theatre-goers receptions, special presentations, and talkbacks. (more...)

Disney Channel's Veronica Dunne to Make Broadway Debut as CHICAGO's Next Roxie Hart
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Disney Channel star Veronica Dunne will make her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart in the long-running musical CHICAGO. (more...)

Pulitzer Finalist Richard Greenberg to Sign, Discuss Essay Collection at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will welcome Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Greenberg (The Assembled Parties, Take Me Out, Three Days Of Rain) for a discussion and signing celebrating his new essay collection, Rules For Others To Live By, on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 at 5:00pm. (more...)

Fashion Designer Nikki Lund to Host New Television Competition Series QUEEN ON 34TH
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Global Fashion Designer Nikki Lund is set to host the new fashion competition television series, QUEEN ON 34TH, produced by Tasker & Morris Entertainment and Sacrimonti Productions (more...)

Smart Ass Game Passes 2 Million Mark in Games Published
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

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Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour Announces Anita Rani as Host and Karen Hardy as Judge
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2016

Celebrating 10 FAB-U-LOUS years, the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour extravaganza is back on the road in January 2017 for 30 spectacular super-sized shows across the country!  Tickets for the UK Tour will go on sale at 10am on 23 September 2016 (pre-sale from 21 September). (more...)

Season Eight PREformances with Allison Charney Begins Monday September 26th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

For the better part of a decade founder, curator and host soprano Allison Charney has presented one of NYC's most compelling concert series in collaboration with the JCC Manhattan's Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas in New York's Upper West Side.  Billed as "presenting celebrated classical musicians just before they take on the worlds' most prestigious stages" "PREformances with Allison Charney" does just that.   (more...)

The Dramatists Guild Fund Names 2016-2017 Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund and Program Chairs Michael Korie, Laurence O'Keefe, and Diana Son have announced the 2016-2017 class of DG Fellows James Christy, Khiyon Hursey, Patricia Ione Lloyd, Michael R. Jackson, C.A. Johnson, David Mallamud, Zoey Martinson, Madeline Myers, Nicole Pandolfo, and Len Schiff. (more...)

East London Dance Presents 10th Anniversary of COLLABO, Nov. 10-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

2016 marks the tenth anniversary of Collabo, as East London Dance once again hands over programming duties for this thrilling hip hop showcase to maverick choreographer and Avant Garde Dance Artistic Director, Tony Adigun. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Records in Edmonton & Calgary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Edmonton for the week ending September 18 and the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium grossing $1,697,167.50 CAD for a standard 8-performance week. Last week, THE BOOK OF MORMON broke the house record in Calgary for the week ending September 11 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium grossing $1,893,102.50 CAD for a standard 8-performance week. (more...)

Ash Knight's 'Unintentional Levitation' Sculpture to Be Featured at ArtPrize Eight Art Competition, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The sculpture ¬ďUnintentional Levitation¬Ē by Ash Knight, an art instructor at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), has been selected to be displayed during ArtPrize¬ģ Eight, an international art competition held each fall in western Michigan. This year's event, being held¬†Sept. 21 ¬Ė Oct. 9, will feature more than 1,450 artists and is expected to attract more than 400,000 arts enthusiasts to the downtown streets of Grand Rapids. (more...)

Globoforce Wins Silver Stevie Company of the Year Award in 2016 International Business Awards?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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Outskirts Press Announces the Winner of the 2016 Best Book of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Outskirts Press, the #1-rated self-publishing company according to Top Consumer Reviews, has announced its winner for the 2016 Best Book of the Year: Meridian by Andrew Ceroni. (more...)

Circa 1881 Presents WHOVILLE Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Circa 1881 and The Peninsula Chicago present Whoville, an exhibition featuring over thirty art works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection. On view from September 9 to October 23, 2016, at The Peninsula Chicago, the exhibition coincides with the annual EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art (September 22-25, 2016). Whoville is the latest project from Circa 1881's ongoing partnership with The Peninsula Hotels to present rotating art exhibitions of world-class contemporary art for the hotels' public spaces. The Winner of the 2016 CODAaward in the Hospitality category, Circa 1881 produces art exhibitions and programming in collaboration with noted collectors or from artworks on loan from private  collections it has under management. (more...)

ISPE Names 2016 Facility of the Year Awards Overall Winner
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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BOOK OF MORMON at Centennial Concert Hall Announces Student Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards¬ģ¬†including Best¬†Musical, is pleased to announce a student rush¬†ticket policy for the show's¬†Winnipeg engagement,¬†which begins Tuesday September 27, 2016 at the Centennial Concert Hall and plays a limited¬†one-¬†week engagement through Sunday October 2, 2016. In Winnipeg, the production will conduct a pre-¬†show student rush, making twenty (20) tickets¬†available per show at $25 per ticket. Student Rush (more...)

Mestel & Company Wins in the 2016 CV Magazine Recruitment Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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Tickets On Sale This Friday for Mario Frangoulis at bergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Mario Frangoulis-Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 11AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at201.227.1030 (more...)

The Four Seasons Come to the Orpheum in JERSEY BOYS This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The National Tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, welcomed Cory Jeacoma (Bob Gaudio) on September 15 in Syracuse, NY. He joins a company that includes Matthew Dailey (Tommy DeVito), Aaron De Jesus (Frankie Valli) and Keith Hines (Nick Massi) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. JERSEY BOYS will return to the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN October 25-30. (more...)

Trans Woman's Crowdfunding Campaign Becomes Award-Winning Show, Heads to NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Former homeless youth and transgender woman's crowdfunding campaign (Please Give Me Your Money So I Can Buy a Vagina!) becomes award-winning show and joins the world's largest solo festival in New York City.  Julia is a transgender woman who came out at fourteen, survived homelessness and had the misfortune of coming out as a writer at the tender age of twenty-five. (more...)

Deezer Celebrates VEEP Emmy Win with Selina Meyer Playlist
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

To celebrate the pair of wins, Deezer, one of the world's leading, on-demand digital music streaming services, put together Selina Meyer's ultimate playlist for fans to jam out to. (more...)

The Cabaret Showdown Returns with British Invasion Theme
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

After a summer hiatus the Cabaret Showdown returns this Sunday, September 18th with a 'British Invasion' theme. (more...)

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