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Million Dollar Genius reveals the incredible true stories of ordinary people who started with an idea and, through hard work and perseverance, transformed their ideas into wildly successful products. Some of the stories covered include the creator of the Java Jacket, a simple cardboard coffee cup holder we all use today, the inventor of Rollerblades and the person who made millions from his idea for a collapsible garden hose. Along the way, we uncover the secrets of their successes, from the initial light-bulb moment right through the development and eventual marketing of each idea. Every story has its own unique twists and turns, as well as insights into the mind of each inventor, revealing how each overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to become a success. Each hour contains multiple stories that are not only aspirational, inspirational, and identifiable; but they are also packed with plenty of drama and big money payoffs.

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Enda Walsh's BALLYTURK Highlights Irish Arts Center's Spring 2018 Season Photo Enda Walsh's BALLYTURK Highlights Irish Arts Center's Spring 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2017

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, announces its Spring 2018 lineup, featuring a characteristically wide range of theatrical, musical, dance, literary, podcast, interdisciplinary and educati...
Kendra Kassebaum to Lead 5th Avenue Theatre's New Production of MAMMA MIA!, Full Cast Photo Kendra Kassebaum to Lead 5th Avenue Theatre's New Production of MAMMA MIA!, Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - January 04, 2018

Rehearsals begin today for The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Mamma Mia!, the celebrated musical that features the music of global pop sensation ABBA. The 5th Avenue Theatre is the first producing theater company in the Pacific Northwest to be granted the rights to create its own refreshed v...
Kendra Kassebaum to Lead 5th Avenue Theatre's New Production of MAMMA MIA!, Full Cast Photo Kendra Kassebaum to Lead 5th Avenue Theatre's New Production of MAMMA MIA!, Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - January 04, 2018

Rehearsals begin today for The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Mamma Mia!, the celebrated musical that features the music of global pop sensation ABBA. The 5th Avenue Theatre is the first producing theater company in the Pacific Northwest to be granted the rights to create its own refreshed v...
Sharon Tate Trilogy Of Plays to Debut in Los Angeles Together Photo Sharon Tate Trilogy Of Plays to Debut in Los Angeles Together
by BWW News Desk - January 06, 2018

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the arrival of three of the Sharon Tate plays from New York to play in Los Angeles at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute - Studio 2 in West Hollywood, January 26-28 for one weekend only. The weekend affords opportunities...
DEAR EVAN HANSEN, COME FROM AWAY, and More Are Part of Broadway Across Canada's 2018/ Photo DEAR EVAN HANSEN, COME FROM AWAY, and More Are Part of Broadway Across Canada's 2018/2019 Vancouver Season
by BWW News Desk - January 22, 2018

Broadway Across Canada is thrilled to announce the three musical productions coming to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as part of the company's 2018-2019 season. We wanted to pull out all the stops for our 20th anniversary season, says Broadway Across Canada's vice-president, Shana Levin. The shows w...
Sharon Tate Trilogy Of Plays to Debut in Los Angeles Together Photo Sharon Tate Trilogy Of Plays to Debut in Los Angeles Together
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2018

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the arrival of three of the Sharon Tate plays from New York to play in Los Angeles at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute - Studio 2 in West Hollywood, January 26-28 for one weekend only. The weekend affords opportunities...
LOST LAUGHS: THE SLAPSTICK TRAGEDY OF FATTY ARBUCKLE Premieres At MRT Photo LOST LAUGHS: THE SLAPSTICK TRAGEDY OF FATTY ARBUCKLE Premieres At MRT
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2018

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) is proud to present the world premiere of Lost Laughs: The Slapstick Tragedy of Fatty Arbuckle, written by Andy Bayiates and Aaron Muñoz, directed by Nathan Keepers, with performances February 14 - March 11, 2018, at the Nancy L. Donahue Theatre located at 50 East M...
Check Out What Is Coming And Going From HULU In March Photo Check Out What Is Coming And Going From HULU In March
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2018

Check Out What Is Coming And Going From HULU In March...
Yale Rep Presents Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, Parts 1, 2 & 3 Photo Yale Rep Presents Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, Parts 1, 2 & 3
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2018

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Liz Diamond, March 16-April 7, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 22. Father...
2018-2019 Season Announced At The Armory! Photo 2018-2019 Season Announced At The Armory!
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2018

Portland Center Stage at The Armory's 2018-2019 season will feature 11 productions along with a special 10th anniversary return engagement of Storm Large in Crazy Enough, a show that had its world premiere at The Armory in 2009 and became one of the company's biggest hits....
BWW Review: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle Brings Laughter and Sorrow to Merrimack Rep Photo BWW Review: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle Brings Laughter and Sorrow to Merrimack Rep
by Nancy Grossman - February 21, 2018

Merrimack Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of LOST LAUGHS: THE SLAPSTICK TRAGEDY OF FATTY ARBUCKLE, bringing to life the story of one of the great comics of silent films. A century ago, he was Hollywood's first million-dollar man, but fell from grace when charged with murder. Despite hi...
Arkansas Repertory Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season Photo Arkansas Repertory Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2018

Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the state's largest nonprofit professional theatre, is proud to announce its 2018-19 Season. Beginning in September, the new season exemplifies The Rep's mission of producing diversified work of the highest artistic standards....
SHARON TATE QUADRILOGY Plays Come To NYC For Special Performances This April Photo SHARON TATE QUADRILOGY Plays Come To NYC For Special Performances This April
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2018

SHARON AND MIA created by and Featuring Jen Danby* and Jessica Marie Smith. Directed by Austin Pendleton...
Broadway at the Marcus Center Announces Milwaukee Premiere of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, COME Photo Broadway at the Marcus Center Announces Milwaukee Premiere of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, COME FROM AWAY, and ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2018

Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center and Broadway Across America-Milwaukee invite you to experience the sounds and splendor of Broadway at the Marcus Center throughout 2018-2019. Coming next season to Milwaukee is the brand-new original comedy smash SOMETHING ROTTEN!, "Broadway's big fat hi...
Village Theatre Announces 2018-2019 Season: A Collection Of Inspiring And Magical Sho Photo Village Theatre Announces 2018-2019 Season: A Collection Of Inspiring And Magical Shows
by BWW News Desk - March 07, 2018

Village Theatre is excited to announce its 2018-2019 Season with a collection of inspiring and magical shows. The lineup includes: The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, a World Premiere musical comedy about an average man stuck in a musical world; Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical, an award-winning m...
ASU Gammage Announces DEAR EVAN HANSEN, DISNEY'S ALADDIN AND HELLO, DOLLY! and More Photo ASU Gammage Announces DEAR EVAN HANSEN, DISNEY'S ALADDIN AND HELLO, DOLLY! and More
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2018

ASU Gammage will bring the best of Broadway to Tempe again in the 2018-2019 ASU Gammage Desert Financial Broadway Across America - Arizona Season. The new season features everything you'd wish for including the winner of six 2017 Tony Awards and 2018 Grammy Award winner DEAR EVAN HANSEN; beloved Bro...
Disney's ALADDIN to Anchor Broadway at the Hobby Center 2018-2019 Season Photo Disney's ALADDIN to Anchor Broadway at the Hobby Center 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2018

Broadway at the Hobby Center announced the lineup of shows for its 2018-2019 Season today. Tony Award® winners, premieres, and all-time favorites make up the new season of nine productions, including two season options....
Broadway Across Canada Announces On Sale Date For New Subscribers For 2018/2019 Seaso Photo Broadway Across Canada Announces On Sale Date For New Subscribers For 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2018

In January 2018, Broadway Across Canada announced the three musical productions coming to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as part of the company's 2018-2019 season. "We wanted to pull out all the stops for our 20th anniversary season," says Broadway Across Canada's vice-president, Shana Levin. "The show...
Broadway Across Canada Announces On Sale Date For New Subscribers For 2018/2019 Seaso Photo Broadway Across Canada Announces On Sale Date For New Subscribers For 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2018

In January 2018, Broadway Across Canada announced the three musical productions coming to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as part of the company's 2018-2019 season. "We wanted to pull out all the stops for our 20th anniversary season," says Broadway Across Canada's vice-president, Shana Levin. "The show...
Broadway Across Canada Announces On Sale Date For New Subscribers For 2018/2019 Seaso Photo Broadway Across Canada Announces On Sale Date For New Subscribers For 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2018

In January 2018, Broadway Across Canada announced the three musical productions coming to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as part of the company's 2018-2019 season. "We wanted to pull out all the stops for our 20th anniversary season," says Broadway Across Canada's vice-president, Shana Levin. "The show...
Broadway Across Canada Announces On Sale Date For New Subscribers For 2018/2019 Seaso Photo Broadway Across Canada Announces On Sale Date For New Subscribers For 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2018

In January 2018, Broadway Across Canada announced the three musical productions coming to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as part of the company's 2018-2019 season. "We wanted to pull out all the stops for our 20th anniversary season," says Broadway Across Canada's vice-president, Shana Levin. "The show...
CMA Announces Johnny Gimble, Ricky Skaggs, & Dottie West As Country Music Hall of Fam Photo CMA Announces Johnny Gimble, Ricky Skaggs, & Dottie West As Country Music Hall of Fame 2018 Class
by TV News Desk - March 27, 2018

The Country Music Association held a press conference this morning to announce the 2018 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame-Johnny Gimble, Ricky Skaggs and Dottie West....
Discovery, Inc. Introduces New Company to the Marketplace Photo Discovery, Inc. Introduces New Company to the Marketplace
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2018

Just one month after Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) completed its acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive, President and CEO David Zaslav and other company executives will provide a first look at the new global leader in real life entertainment to investors, advertisers, buyers, a...
Finborough Theatre Presents the World Premiere Of THE BIOGRAPH GIRL Photo Finborough Theatre Presents the World Premiere Of THE BIOGRAPH GIRL
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2018

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre as part of their acclaimed 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series, the first professional UK production since its 1980 premiere, The Biograph Girl by Warner Brown and David Heneker opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited se...
Casting Announced For Musical THE BIOGRAPH GIRL Photo Casting Announced For Musical THE BIOGRAPH GIRL
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2018

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre as part of their acclaimed 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series, the first professional UK production since its 1980 premiere, The Biograph Girl by Warner Brown and David Heneker opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited se...