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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.


Winner Announced for Eighth Season of MASTERCHEF
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Last night, Season Eight of MASTERCHEF came to an unforgettable conclusion as Emmy Award-nominated host, judge and executive producer Gordon Ramsay, along with fellow judges Christina Tosi and Aar n S nchez and finale guest judge Joe Bastianich, named Dino Luciano The Winner. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Pioneer Theatre Company
by Blair Howell - Sep 20, 2017

Fifteen-year-old Christopher is the central character in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, The Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play receiving its regional premiere in a spectacular production by the Pioneer Theatre Company. Artistic Director Karen Azenberg proficiently stages the compelling show and guides the expert nine cast members playing 35 different roles. (more...)

FENCES Hits the Copaken Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2017/18 season with August Wilson's beloved play, FENCES, The Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play that same year. (more...)

Photo Flash: Randie Levine-Miller's SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS/DIVOS Benefits The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Randie Levine-Miller hosted a megawatt 'Showstopper Divas/Divos' concert at The Triad Monday night. It starred Beth Fowler; Lee Roy Reams; Adam Grupper; Barbara Minkus; Richard Skipper; Susan Vardy, and Kathleen Waters, and it benefited The Actors Fund. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Responds: Will You Run for President Again?
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, The Winner of 2016's popular vote and 'What Happened' author Hillary Rodham Clinton tells Stephen about her strangest experiences with Russia's President during her time as Secretary of State. (more...)

Diana Vishneva's CONTEXT Festival 2017 to Celebrate Contemporary Choreography
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Diana Vishneva's CONTEXT Festival will celebrate contemporary choreography in Moscow from November 12 15 and in Saint Petersburg November 16 - 19. The festival features a wide range of choreographers, bringing international talents to share the stage with domestic artists. In its fifth year CONTEXT has grown from a three-day festival to an entire week dedicated to dance and movement, becoming a significant platform for gifted up-and-coming choreographers and dancers. (more...)

Tony Award Winning Best Musical KINKY BOOTS to Play the Washington Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

TROIKA Entertainment is thrilled to present KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for KINKY BOOTS), at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, S.D. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Fete Emerging Musical Theatre Writers with 'NEO 2017' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, welcomes the return of the celebrated concert series NEO, featuring new works by emerging musical theatre writers Masi Asare, Alan Gordon & Joy Son, Alexander Sage Oyen, and Mark Sonnenblick. (more...)

Vangeline Theater presents BUTOH BEETHOVEN: ECLIPSE, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Following a critically U.S. and International tour, Vangeline Theater presents BUTOH BEETHOVEN: ECLIPSE (Admiring Tatsumi Hijikata) on October 14, 2017 at 8pm at Theater For the New City, 155 First Avenue, NYC. Tickets are $15 general admission ($12 for students/seniors) and are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3056947. (more...)

2017 Rob Guest Endowment Semi-Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Earlier this month, the Rob Guest Endowment held auditions in Melbourne and Sydney to search for this year's winner of the Rob Guest Endowment Award. (more...)

AsianInNY to Host 2017 Fashion Show this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

AsianInNY, New York's premier online destination for multicultural networking and entertainment, will host its 2017 fashion show and cocktail reception on Sep 23rd from 2:00-4:00pm at 100 Washington Street, Manhattan New York. (more...)

Tickets for THE BOOK OF MORMON at STG On Sale 9/25 at 10 AM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two-week run in 2013 returns to Seattle for a limited engagement from January 2 14, 2018 at The Paramount Theatre. Single tickets will go on sale on Monday, September 25 at 10 am. Tickets will be available on-line at STGPresents.org, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-888-214-6856. (more...)

Nashville Symphony Chooses Four Emerging Composers for Composer Lab and Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Following a nationwide call for submissions, the Nashville Symphony has selected four promising young composers to participate in the second edition of its Composer Lab and Workshop, an initiative designed to cultivate the next generation of great American composers. (more...)

Everybody Say Yeah! Casting Announced for KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

TROIKA Entertainment has announced the complete cast for the National Tour of the smash-hit musical, KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

Kelly Clarkson, Derek Hough & More Set for AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Season Finale on NBC
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Superstars Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain, Derek Hough, James Arthur, Kevin Nealon, Jeff Dunham and Season Two winner Terry Fator are set to perform on the live two-hour season finale of the most-watched season in the 12-year history of summer's #1 show, NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (more...)

Karen Ziemba, Tovoah Feldshuh and More Join NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the 30th Anniversary of No Way to Treat a Lady on Sunday, Oct. 15th @ 7:00. (more...)

Cast Complete for 5th Avenue Theatre's New Staging of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced full casting for its evocative new production of Ragtime, which begins rehearsals today. A tale of family, heart and perseverance at the turn of the 20th century, Ragtime is a vital story about the headstrong and determined individuals and their families who helped make the United States a diverse and thriving nation. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 9/12/2017 - 9/19/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 9/12/2017 - 9/19/2017. (more...)

Search for Best Arab Innovator Continues in Epic Season 9 of Stars of Science
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

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The Verdi Chorus to Perform LOVE'S PASSIONS AND POTIONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Verdi Chorus will present its Fall 2017 concert 'Love's Passions and Potions' for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 18th and 19th led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. (more...)

See Alvin Ailey, Michael Feinstein, and More in 'NJPAC@20: Friends in Concert!'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Symphonic music, tap, R&B, modern dance, American Song and all that jazz, performed by an array of artists beloved by audiences around the world, will be experienced for one night only in NJPAC@20: Friends in Concert! on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). (more...)

King Center Announces Eleven New Shows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

King Center is announcing 11 new shows today and there is something for everyone. For Broadway fans they have Kinky Boots and the world's best-selling magic show, The Illusionists. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 19th, 2017: DESPERATE MEASURES Begins Previews, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces New Tour Cast, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 19, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: DESPERATE MEASURES Begins Previews, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces New Tour Cast, and More! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Jackie Hoffman's Hilarious Reaction to Losing EMMY to Laura Dern
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 18, 2017

When Laura Dern's name was announced as The Winner of the trophy on the live broadcast, the camera came close up to Hoffman's face, and the actress was visibly seen shouting, Dammit! Hoffman then quickly took to Twitter, jokingly attacking Dern and using the hashtag sore loser. (more...)

Scoop: THE TOY BOX on ABC - Sunday, October 8, 2017
by - Sep 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE TOY BOX, airing on ABC on Sunday, October 8, 2017! (more...)

Dame Judi Dench is the Shining Star Most Recently Found at DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

Dear Evan Hansen has been overflowing with celebrity visits lately as the world's most famous artists flock to one of Broadway's biggest hits. This time its Dame Judi Dench waving through a window, check out the cast photo below! (more...)

John Lithgow Wins Emmy Award for THE CROWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

John Lithgow has just been announced as The Winner of the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Netflix's 'The Crown'. The actor portrayed iconic politician Winston Churchill. (more...)

BAT OUT OF HELL's Andrew Polec Wins Stage Debut Award, Full List
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The Stage today announced The Winners of the inaugural The Stage Debut Awards. The awards recognise the best breakthrough actors and creatives in theatre. The Winners were announced at a ceremony at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London on September 17, 2017. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman, Tituss Burgess & More Broadway Faves Up for Primetime EMMYs - Performance Highlights!
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 16, 2017

Below, find out which Broadway stars are up for a Primetime Emmy Award this Sunday night and check out highlights of their outstanding work! (more...)

Scoop: THE TALK - 9/18 - 9/22 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Sep 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE TALK - 9/18 - 9/22, airing on CBS (more...)

Lineup Announced for 22nd Annual TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Three Dollar Bill Cinema announces the five gala film events for the 22nd Annual Twist: Seattle Queer Film Festival. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 15- Light the Lights! Sondheim Celebrates His Newly Re-Named Theater
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2017

On Wednesday, September 15th, 2010, the Broadway community gathered alongside Stephen Sondheim as the lights of the newly dedicated Stephen SondheimTheatre marquee are lit for the first time. (more...)

Emmy Predictions 2017: Who Will Win, Who Should Win and Who Should Have Been Nominated?
by Emily Bruno - Sep 15, 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the TV year! The 2017 Emmys will be given out this Sunday September 17 and the nominees are anxiously awaiting for their name to be read as The Winner. But who will actually get to hold that golden statue? And who should win? And who has been snubbed this whole time? (more...)

Celebrating The Songs And The Life Of The Incomparable Luther Vandross Live In Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

One man's voice became everyone's music The incomparable Luther Vandross, the man, THE VOICE, the legend! Luther's voice shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all believe in The Power of Love. (more...)

Scott Alan, Santino Fontana, Lea DeLaria and More Set for Birdland This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2017 lineup, featuring Ron Carter's Great Big Band, Quartet and Golden Striker Trio, Lea DeLaria with Special Guests, Miss Coco Peru, Frank Perowsky Jazz Orchestra, Santino Fontana, Kurt Elling, Rolando Morales-Matos, Veronica Swift, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Utah Symphony's Opening Masterworks Concerts feature Beethoven, Saint-Saens and Dvorak
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Utah Symphony opens its 2017-18 Masterworks season with Music Director Thierry Fischer as he leads the orchestra from the podium at Abravanel Hall in performances of Beethoven's Violin Concerto on September 15 and 16, and Dvo? k and the start of a cycle of all five symphonies by Camille Saint-Sa ns the following weekend on September 22 and 23. Tickets are priced from $32 to $77 and can be purchased at http://www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)

Tina Turner Musical TINA to Open in West End April 2018 at Aldwych Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Today, 15 September 2017, Stage Entertainment are pleased to confirm that TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, will open at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018. Performances will begin on 21 March 2018 with press night on 17 April 2018. TINA is initially booking to 16 June 2018. (more...)

Kretschmar Offers Home Cooks a Chance to Win a Legendary Culinary Experience
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

A grand prize winner and three guests will enjoy a foodie's dream weekend in wine country, where they will participate in a cooking class at the Culinary Institute of America. The three-night prize package also includes lodging, transportation, spending money, and an opportunity to experience the breathtaking views and exquisite dining Napa Valley has to offer. (more...)

Woodside Community Theatre Presents Family Favorite Musical ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Woodside Community Theatre (WCT) is proud to present Annie, music by Charles Strouse with lyrics by Martin Charnin and book by Thomas Meehan. (more...)

Neo Financial Awarded Innovation in Fintech 2017 by Global Finance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

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Clare Burt to Star Alongside Kelsey Grammer in BIG FISH; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Clare Burt is today announced to star as 'Sandra Bloom' alongside the previously announced Kelsey Grammer as 'Edward Bloom' in a new production of John August and Andrew Lippa's BIG FISH THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company to Host Holiday Reading of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, and directed by longtime Company member and Producing Associate Ariel Bock. This funny, warm-hearted holiday story, will have a special limited run from December 15 - 17 in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. (more...)

SafeHouse Hosts James Bond Lookalike Contest 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

SafeHouse Chicago, a Spybar and restaurant located in River North, will be celebrating Global James Bond Day on Thursday, October 5 by hosting a special James Bond Lookalike Happy Hour from 6pm to 8pm, in which The Winner will receive a $200 bar tab. (more...)

DNCE, Thompson Square to Headline Concert for Military
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Base*FEST Powered by USAA, the new music platform designed to bring the music festival experience to the military community through live events and memorable performances, will make its second stop this year at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Saturday, October 7, 2017. (more...)

NBC Sports Presents 2017 VERIZON INDYCAR CHAMPIONSHIP, 9/17
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series championship will be decided this weekend on NBCSN at the IndyCar GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET, as Josef Newgarden (Penske) looks to win his first-ever title and hold off a wide array of challengers in the tightest points battle atop the standings in a decade. (more...)

Queen Bey'way: Beyonce Makes Dreams Come True at DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 14, 2017

Tonight the cast and crew of Dear Evan Hansen got the treat of all treats when Queen Bey herself showed up at the Music Box to take in the Tony Award winning musical. (more...)

Mionetto USA Announces Annual 'Pink Cork for the Cause'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Mionetto USA is proud to announce the third annual 'Pink Cork for the Cause,' in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this October. The innovative charitable program, which began in 2015, aims to drive awareness and support research. The program launches September 1 and is in effect until October 31, featuring pink corks hidden in promotional bottles of Mionetto Prestige Prosecco Brut (SRP $14) and Mionetto Prestige Rosé (SRP $14). Those lucky enough to find a pink cork will win a pink 5-speed hand mixer and automatically be entered into a Grand Prize Drawing for the chance to win a $10,000 charitable donation by Mionetto USA, made to the breast cancer charity of The Winner's choice. Consumers 21+ of age are invited to participate by entering an online sweepstakes where applicable. (more...)


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THE BOOK OF MORMON in San Francisco On Sale to the Public 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON returns to San Francisco for four weeks only, February 6 through March 4, 2018, at the SHN Orpheum Theatre. Single tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 15 at 10am PT. Tickets will be available online at shnsf.com or by calling SHN Audience Services at 888-746-1799. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Meet the Murphys- Hangin' with DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Michael Park & Jennifer Laura Thompson
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 13, 2017

The love is real at the Music Box Theatre. Jennifer Laura Thompson and Michael Park play the heads of Murphy family, but offstage they are just as close with their stage children and the rest of the gang at Dear Evan Hansen. Below, watch as the hilarious duo chats about their tight-knit clan, the road to Broadway, and so much more! (more...)

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