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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.


Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY 2/27 - 3/3
by TV Scoop - Feb 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on LIVE WITH KELLY 2/27 - 3/3, airing on NBC on Friday, February 3, 2017! (more...)

BWW Experts and Stage and Screen Stars Pick the 2017 Academy Award Winners
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 24, 2017

Time is running out to get your 2017 Oscars Pool picks in, so we here at BroadwayWorld have put together a team of experts and stage and screen stars to help you in your prognostication. The stars lending their acting and filmmaking expertise are Broadway and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND star Donna Lynne Champlin; UNDATEABLE and the West End's Dewey Finn in SCHOOL OF ROCK, David Fynn; Broadway and CHICAGO MED star Patti Murin; and one of the stars of the new Broadway musical Caesar Samayoa. (more...)

Tickets on Sale March 2 for WICKED at Shea's This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

After breaking box office records and selling out in 2008 and 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return as a 2016-17 Special Engagement to Shea's Buffalo Theatre, May 17 - June 4, 2017 for 24 performances, presented by Shea's Performing Arts Center and Albert Nocciolino. (more...)

Fern Creek High School Wins 2017 DuFour Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, IN - Solution Tree, an educational publisher and professional development provider, has announced Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Ky., as The Winner of the second annual DuFour Award. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience Announces 2017 OPEN BOOKS Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce 2017 programming for Open Books, its series of conversations with the authors of some of American theatre's most acclaimed new books. Jonathan Kalb, TFANA's Resident Literary Advisor and Dramaturg, curates and moderates these free public talks. (more...)

Winner of NEPC's 2016 Bunkum Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

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Travel Tripper Honored With Platinum Award In Digital Marketing At HSMAI's 60th Annual Adrian Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

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MAMMA MIA!, GOD OF CARNAGE and More Set for Arkansas Repertory Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the state's largest nonprofit professional theatre, has announced its 2017-18 Season. (more...)

CISOs Select ROMAD Cyber Systems as Winner of Security Current's Security Shark Tank' During RSA 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

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Armel Opera Festival Presents Free Concert Next Week at Carnegie Hall Featuring Young Virtuosos From Hungary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

There is a special FREE concert next week on Wednesday, March 1 at 8:00 pm at Well Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall). Young Virtuosos From Hungary - TAM√ĀS K√ĖKENY, DOUBLE BASS AND FRIENDS. (more...)

Natalie Douglas, Joe Iconis, Molly Pope, SPAMILTON and More Among 2017 MAC Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) has announced the 2017 MAC Award nominees. (more...)

Cutting-Edge Plays Set for Third Year of NJPAC Stage Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), in partnership with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, welcomes NJPAC Stage Exchange back for its third year. Cutting-edge play development meets insightful community dialogue at Stage Exchange, a collaboration of three professional New Jersey theaters and a talented trio of Garden State playwrights. (more...)

Brandy Norwood to Return to the Cell Block for CHICAGO in D.C. This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler and the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announce that Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood will play 'Roxie Hart' when the production returns to Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center. CHICAGO THE MUSICAL will play a limited two-week engagement from April 4-16, 2017. (more...)

2017 Finalists Named for Arizona Governor's Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Twenty-one finalists have been named in seven categories for 2017 Governor's Arts Awards, which will be presented at the 36th annual Governor's Arts Awards dinner and celebration, May 4 at the Phoenician Resort, 6000 E. Camelback Road in Scottsdale. (more...)

Omaha Fashion Week Kicks Off with Metropolitan Community College Student Night
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

???????Over 50 looks by high school student designers were shown on the runway tonight as OFW kicked off it's spring 2017 season at the Omaha Design Center.  (more...)

Scoop: THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Wednesday, March 8, 2017
by - Feb 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE GOLDBERGS, airing on ABC on Wednesday, March 8, 2017! (more...)

Hoff-Barthelson Music School HB Artist Series Presents Violinist Anca Nicolau
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Violinist Anca Nicolau performs a program of Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven on Hoff-Barthelson Music School's HB Artist Recital Series on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at 7:30 pm at the Greenville Community Church, 270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale. Joining Ms. Nicolau are fellow Hoff-Barthelson faculty member cellist Maxine Neuman and guest artist, pianist Steven Lubin. Program subject to change. (more...)

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and HEARTBREAK HOTEL to Premiere at Ogunquit Playhouse This Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse, one of the Northeast's cultural jewels and a cornerstone of America's theatrical heritage, is celebrating its 85th Anniversary Season, and, true to its legacy, the 2017 season will be filled with the newest and brightest musicals, world and national premieres and a timeless classic, all complete with top-notch professional casts and creative teams direct from Broadway, Los Angeles, and London. (more...)

Vera Wins Best Cloud Computing Security Solution at 2017 SC Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

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Moving Arts presents Two (End of the) World Premiere Apocalyptic Plays! BURNERS and APOCALYPSE PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

MOVING ARTS is thrilled to announce two (End of the) World Premiere apocalyptic plays BURNERS, written by Terence Anthony and directed by Sara Wagner and APOCALYPSE PLAY, written by Cory Hinkle and directed by Darin Anthony. BURNERS will preview on Thursday, March 9 at 8pm; will open on Friday, March 10 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 2, 2017 & APOCALYPSE PLAY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 22; will open on Friday, March 24 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 15, 2017 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

University of Washington School of Drama's CINO NIGHTS Revives the Early Days of Off -Off Broadway in Seattle's U-District
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

For three nights in March, a former medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle's University District will transform into a makeshift theatre cafe. Inspired by Joe Cino's legendary Greenwich Village performance space, Caffe Cino, the space will house performances of six short plays from the early days of Off Off Broadway.  (more...)

Saxophonist, Singer, and Composer Grace Kelly Comes to Jazz Café 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Saxophonist, singer, and composer Grace Kelly plays with the heart and passion of an old soul yet with the genre-bending zest and energy of a 24-year-old. And Jazz Café is proud to host this young phenom, for two shows at 8:00PM and 10:00 PM, on Friday, March 10th. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Enchantment abounds as the season continues with the Bay Area Premiere of Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard and Lee Hall's effervescent romance, Shakespeare in Love, coming to MTC this holiday season. In the Elizabethan era, when women are forbidden to become actors, what's a stage-struck lady to do? Lady Viola de Lesseps adores plays, especially those by a young writer named Will Shakespeare, but can only look on longingly as men and boys perform them. Will, meanwhile, has his own struggles: his inspiration fled, his debts and unwritten commissions piling up¬Öuntil he meets an unknown young player named Thomas Kent, who speaks his words as he's always dreamed they'd be spoken, and a beautiful woman named Viola, who could be just the muse he needs. Under the direction of MTC artistic director Jasson Minadakis, this stage adaptation of the beloved film finds its true essence: a love letter to the power of theatre and the imagination. (more...)

Monahan & Oyen's Devilish New Musical DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL to Warm Up TNC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Unstoppable Theater will give audiences a rare glimpse into the Seventh Circle--Hell's dingiest cabaret venue--as it presents Sean Patrick Monahan in Monahan & Oyen's DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL, a devilish new musical directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell) that charts a high school musical nerd's descent into madness, March 23rd - April 9th at Theater for the New City's Community Space Theater. (more...)

Outskirts Press Launches ¬"Show Us Your Love¬" Video Contest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Outskirts Press, a full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, today announced that voting has begun for The Winner of the 'Show Us Your Love' video contest. The lucky winner will receive a brand-new 15.6 HP touch-screen laptop with Windows 10. (more...)

The Overture Awards Finals Competition and Awards Ceremony Comes to Aronoff Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is proud to present the 2017 Overture Awards Finals Competition. The Overture Awards provides $4,000 to six area high school students for education and training expenses, with eighteen finalists each winning $1,000. The program also provides a $2,500 Arts Educator Award for Excellence in Arts Instruction. (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Announces New Play BODIES, Tickets Sales for B and VICTORY CONDITION, and Extra Shows for NUCLEAR WAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Vivienne Franzmann returns to the Royal Court Theatre with BODIES, directed by Jude Christian premiering in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Wednesday 05 July 2017 - Saturday 12 August 2017. (more...)

Write Out Loud Announces Regional Winner of POETRY OUT LOUD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 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 winner of the POETRY OUT LOUD Regional Finals. The Regional finals were held on Tuesday, February 6th at the San Diego Central Library. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL to Visit Birmingham on First Ever UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Winner of 10 Tony and 5 Olivier Awards, Billy Elliot the Musical will be at Birmingham Hippodrome for the first time ever from Tue 7 Mar - Sat 29 Apr 2017. Seen by almost 11 million people worldwide, Billy Elliot the Musical is set in a northern mining town against the background of the 1984/85 miners' strike and follows Billy's journey from boxing to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever. (more...)

Pioneers Go East Collective Proudly Presents The World Premiere Of AMERICAN MILL NO. 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Pioneers Go East Collective will present the World Premiere of American Mill No. 2, a new music-theatre and documentary work written and directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte, with music by Kamala Sankaram, and choreography by Maura Nguyen Donohue. The production, which is devised, performed and written by the Pioneers Go East Collective will begin on March 30, 2017, and run through April 9, 2017 at A.R.T./NY Theatres (502 West 53rd Street at 10th Avenue) as a limited engagement. (more...)

Theo Lon Comes to Comedy Works South at the Landmark
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Theo Von can be seen in his very own Netflix original comedy special, No Offense.  Previously, Theo was the host of TBS's hidden camera show, Deal With It from Howie Mandel, which ran for three seasons.  He also hosted Yahoo's popular daily recap showPrimetime in No Time, one of the most-watched shows on the web with nearly one million views per day.  Recently, Theo made appearances on @Midnight, Inside Amy Schumer, and Why? With Hannibal Buress. (more...)

Orpheum Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Season; HAMILTON Confirmed for 2018-2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Today the Orpheum Theatre Group unveiled the highly anticipated 2017-2018 Broadway Season at an announcement party at the historic Orpheum Theatre. Attendees were the first to hear about next season's exciting offerings. HAMILTON was officially announced as part of the Orpheum's 2018-2019 Broadway Season. (more...)

Michael Wolff Adds an Additional NYC Performance to March Calendar
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

???????Acclaimed jazz pianist/composer Michael Wolff has confirmed one of his biggest concerts in years for March 12th at the West Bank Cafe in NYC, hosted by comedian Lewis Black. (more...)

Atlanta Opera Partners With Dad's Garage For 24 HOUR OPERA PROJECT, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The 24-Hour Opera Project¬ģ¬†returns for the seventh year in a new and even more semi-spontaneous fashion. For the first time in history, The Atlanta Opera will partner with the leaders in Atlanta improv comedy,¬†Dad's Garage Theatre Company, to write a hilarious series of short operas. (more...)

The Surrogate at Centenary Stage-A Hilarious New Play and a Must-See
by Katherine Reardon - Feb 20, 2017

'The Surrogate,' written by Patricia Cotter and directed by Shelley Delaney is now being presented at the Centenary Stage Company through March 5th. This World Premiere play is a thoughtful, yet hilarious twist on the contemporary family. (more...)

BWW Review: VENTOUX, Vault Festival
by Gary Naylor - Feb 18, 2017

Ventoux captures two very different men going mano a mano against each other, against the Tour de France's most fearsome mountain and, ultimately, against history's insistence that they pay a full price for their sins. (more...)

Extra Performance Added to JERSEY BOYS in London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Due to overwhelming public demand, there will be an extra performance of the West End smash hit musical JERSEY BOYS in its final week at the Piccadilly Theatre on Thursday 23 March at 3.00pm. This week - week commencing 13 February 2017 - JERSEY BOYS has broken the house record for ticket sales in the history of the Piccadilly Theatre. (more...)

Nominations Open For Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Ovation Award, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Every participant in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra - students and directors alike - know that music makes a profound impact on a person's life and it is often the music teacher who deserves the credit for this. (more...)

Music-Theatre Documentary Work AMERICAN MILL NO. 2 Set for A.R.T./NY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Pioneers Go East Collective will present the World Premiere of American Mill No. 2, a new music-theatre and documentary work written and directed by Gian Marco Lo Forte, with music by Kamala Sankaram, and choreography by Maura Nguyen Donohue. (more...)

New Orleans Native Wins BIG FREEDIA'S DANCE OFF Contest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Fuse, a¬†multiplatform media brand reflecting the wide-ranging tastes and attitudes of the fast-growing, Latino and multicultural 18-34 audience, today announced that nineteen-year-old New Orleans native¬†Satchel Joseph¬†has been named The Winner of ¬ďBig Freedia's Dance Off¬Ē contest, beating out five other finalists to secure a spot on Freedia's legendary shake team. Joseph's father, WGNO TV's¬†News with a Twist¬†anchor LBJ, shared the news today during a live broadcast. Joseph will also appear on the popular Fuse series,¬†Big Freedia Bounces Back¬†(formerly¬†Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce) when it returns for a sixth season later this year. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS and 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Highlight Broadway in Thousand Oaks' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Tony Award-winning Best Musicals KINKY BOOTS and A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER highlight the 2017-18 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series, presented by Theater League at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. (more...)

HAND TO GOD Comes to Philadelphia Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 2016-2017 season with the Tony-nominated comedy Hand to God by Robert Askins on March 31-April 30.  Directed by Matt Pfeiffer with Robert Smythe as puppet designer and puppet movement director, the all-Philadelphia cast features Grace Gonglewski, Alex Keiper, Aubie Merrylees, Matteo Scammell, and William Zielinski. (more...)

Announcing the 2017 Tilt Kids Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) are pleased to announce programming for the second annual Tilt Kids Festival. With five world premieres and four U.S. debuts, the multidisciplinary festival presents adventurous and playful new work for families from artists spanning the globe. The Festival takes place March 4 through April 16 at venues throughout New York City. Tickets are on sale atwww.tiltkidsfestival.org. (more...)

Toy Fair New York 2017 - Booth #3035
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

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Want Tickets to HAMILTON's Opening Night in San Francisco? Donate to Charity Today!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 17, 2017

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has teamed up with Prizeo once again to bring an all-new contest which allows fans to enter to win tickets to opening night of Hamilton in San Francisco. All you need is a minimum $10 donation that directly benefits Code2040 and the Latino Community Foundation. (more...)

The Directors Company Stages Reading of Jack Canfora's THE ROAD DOWN THE MOUNTAIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Directors Company has announced a reading of The Road Down the Mountain a new play by Jack Canfora, featuring Stephanie Kurtzuba (The Wolf of Wall Street), Jeffrey Doornbos (Grey's Anatomy), Andrew Rein (Jericho), and Terra Mackintosh (Running Interference). (more...)

Cosplayers Put Their Skils to the Test in SYFY's Newest Competition Series COSPLAY MELEE
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The world's most innovative cosplayers go head to head each week in Syfy's new transformation competition series¬†COSPLAY MELEE¬†¬Ė an epic showdown of creativity, eye popping costumes and one of a kind characters. Premiering on¬†Tuesday, March 21 at 10/9c, the hour-long battle is hosted by actress and self-described ¬ďsuper fan girl¬Ē Yvette Nicole Brown (¬ďThe New Edition Story,¬Ē ¬ďCommunity¬Ē) and executive produced by Jay Peterson and Todd Lubin of Matador Content (¬ďLip Sync Battle¬Ē). ¬† (more...)

FMeX Brings Kiplinger Content to Its Library
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

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Rising Star Winners to Compete for 'All-Star' Title at the 20th Annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Howard County Arts Council has announced the 20th Annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County on Saturday, March 25 2017 at the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College (HCC), Columbia, MD. (more...)

Five Finalists Advance in OCTA's New Works Playwright Competition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

???????Olathe Civic Theatre Association is pleased to announce the five finalists whose work will be showcased during the theatre's inaugural New Works Playwright Competition March 10 and 11. Audiences will see short teasers of scripts submitted by local playwrights earlier this season and will vote for the script that will receive a full workshop at OCTA this summer. The Winner will be announced following the second night of the competition. (more...)

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