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Luna Stage to Present Tammy Ryan's TAR BEACH, 4/9-5/9Luna Stage to Present Tammy Ryan's TAR BEACH, 4/9-5/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Luna Stage presents the world premiere of Tar Beach by Tammy Ryan. Tar Beach opens to previews on Thursday April 9, 2015 and runs Thursdays through Sundays through May 9th. Opening night is Friday April 17, 2015. Select performances are followed by Talkbacks with the Creative Team. Tickets range from $25-$35 dollars. Group sales available. $10 Student Rush tickets available one half-hour before curtain. Individual tickets can be purchased at lunastage.org, or at the box office Tues.-Fri.10am-3pm (973-395-5551). (more...)

An American Civil War Soldier Chronicled in New BookAn American Civil War Soldier Chronicled in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

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Landing Theatre Company Presents NEW AMERICAN VOICES PLAY READING SERIES, 3/13-15Landing Theatre Company Presents NEW AMERICAN VOICES PLAY READING SERIES, 3/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2015

The Landing Theatre Company presents their fourth annual New American Voices Play Reading Series, March 13-15 @ Frenetic Theatre (5201 Navigation Blvd., Houston, Texas 77011). They have chosen four outstanding plays by some of America's top playwrights. (more...)

William McChesney Launches Debut Book, BEYOND THE GREAT RIVERSWilliam McChesney Launches Debut Book, BEYOND THE GREAT RIVERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

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Totem Pole Playhouse's 2015 Season to Include THE NERD, GREASE & MoreTotem Pole Playhouse's 2015 Season to Include THE NERD, GREASE & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Totem Pole Playhouse, America's beloved summer theatre located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, has announced a slate of two large cast Broadway musicals, an acclaimed one-man show from PBS, the return of a beloved farce, and the World Premiere of a tribute concert featuring the music of Hank Williams, Sr. and Patsy Cline as part of the playhouse's 65th summer season of continuous operation. For the third year in a row, the Franklin County Visitor's Bureau acts as the season's sponsor. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon, Elisabeth Moss Among Broadway Stars Appearing in TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL LineupCynthia Nixon, Elisabeth Moss Among Broadway Stars Appearing in TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Among the theater stars who who will appear in the line up are Cynthia Nixon, Elisabeth Moss, James Franco, Ed Harris and John Leguizamo. (more...)

AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL Announces 2015-16 Upfront SlateAMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL Announces 2015-16 Upfront Slate
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The American Heroes Channel (AHC) announced today its Upfront programming lineup for the 2015-16 season. (more...)

THE BIG QUIZ THING, THE MOTH, FIFTY SHADES OF BEY and More Set for OBERON's April-May 2015 LineupTHE BIG QUIZ THING, THE MOTH, FIFTY SHADES OF BEY and More Set for OBERON's April-May 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces all the offerings to be presented at OBERON during the months of April and May, in addition to the previously announced productions, including Visiting Artists, Artists in Residence, and Usual Suspects. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Denver Center's World Premiere of THE 12 -  Terence Archie, Mike Backes, Anthony Fedorov & More!STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Denver Center's World Premiere of THE 12 - Terence Archie, Mike Backes, Anthony Fedorov & More!
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2015

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere of THE 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg. The show begins tonight, March 27, and runs through April 26, with an opening slated for April 3, 2015. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Washington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 SeasonWashington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO), led by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, today announced its 60th anniversary season, one that highlights classic, contemporary, and American works. The 2015-2016 season includes a new-to-Washington staging of Bizet's Carmen, the world premiere of a newly revised version of Appomattox by composer Philip Glass and librettist Christopher Hampton, a revival of WNO's charming holiday production of Hansel and Gretel, the company premiere of Kurt Weill's Lost in the Stars in a gripping production from Cape Town Opera, and WNO's first complete staging of Wagner's extraordinary four-part Ring Cycle, with a world-class cast under the direction of Francesca Zambello and featuring the WNO Orchestra conducted by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin. Highlights from the 2015-2016 season will be performed by the WNO Orchestra and special guests at a free preview concert on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6 p.m. as part of the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. (more...)

Netflix to Release BEASTS OF NO NATION, Starring Idris ElbaNetflix to Release BEASTS OF NO NATION, Starring Idris Elba
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Beasts of No Nation, a powerful new film written and directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Sin Nombre) and starring Idris Elba (Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) will debut later this year in select theaters in the U.S. and worldwide on Netflix (more...)

Jess Goldstein, Douglas W. Schmidt & More to Receive 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff AwardsJess Goldstein, Douglas W. Schmidt & More to Receive 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Tony Award-winning costume designer, JESS GOLDSTEIN (currently represented on Broadway with Jersey Boys and On the Town), and scenic designer DOUGLAS W. SCHMIDT are among the 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 1, at 6:30pm, at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). Mr. Goldstein was selected to receive the 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Schmidt will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary LIVING WITH LINCOLN, 4/13HBO to Debut Documentary LIVING WITH LINCOLN, 4/13
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

In the years following The Civil War, ancestors of documentary filmmaker Peter Kunhardt collected a treasure trove of photographs, rare books and other artifacts relating to Abraham Lincoln. (more...)

Denver Center's World Premiere of THE 12 Begins TonightDenver Center's World Premiere of THE 12 Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere of THE 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg. The show begins tonight, March 27, and runs through April 26, with an opening slated for April 3, 2015. (more...)

Lloyd Miller to Launch Sing-a-long Series at Brooklyn Historical Museum, 4/4Lloyd Miller to Launch Sing-a-long Series at Brooklyn Historical Museum, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Lloyd H. Miller, known for his award-winning smart songs, legendary Brooklyn family sing-alongs, and for his work as leader of the history rock band The Deedle Deedle Dees, will launch a “Sing-a-Long History” album series on April 14th with a collection of original and traditional songs about The Civil War Era: Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Lloyd and special guests will debut songs at the Brooklyn Historical Society on April 4. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/27; St. Petersburg, Seattle, Sweden & More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/27; St. Petersburg, Seattle, Sweden & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 27, 2015

In this week's Regional Roundup, BroadwayWorld.com features productions from Washington, DC, Baltimore, San Francisco, Sweden and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below! (more...)

Lex-Ham Theater/MN Historical Society to Host Staged Reading of OUR AMERICAN COUSIN, 4/14Lex-Ham Theater/MN Historical Society to Host Staged Reading of OUR AMERICAN COUSIN, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Lex-Ham Community Theater, in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society, will present a dramatic staged reading of Tom Taylor's Our American Cousin at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in the auditorium of the Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul The performance is directed by John Townsend. The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

Review Roundup: Frank Wildhorn's FREEDOM'S SONGReview Roundup: Frank Wildhorn's FREEDOM'S SONG
by Review Roundups - Mar 25, 2015

Freedom's Song: Abraham Lincoln and The Civil War by Frank Wildhorn, Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy with music by Frank Wildhorn, adapted by Richard Hellesen and Mark Ramont, is directed by Jeff Calhoun and runs now through May 20, 2015 at at Ford's Theatre is located at 511 10th Street NW, between E and F streets. (more...)

Steve Martin, Joan Baez & More Added to National Recording RegistrySteve Martin, Joan Baez & More Added to National Recording Registry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

National Recording Registry To “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive”. Joan Baez, Sly Stone, Steve Martin Recordings Named American Treasures (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere Original Documentary LINCOLN'S LAST DAY, 4/13Smithsonian Channel to Premiere Original Documentary LINCOLN'S LAST DAY, 4/13
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

This critical moment in American history will be examined in LINCOLN'S LAST DAY, an original one-hour Smithsonian Channel documentary that retraces the events leading up to the fatal shot, premiering on April 13th at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

NJ Rep to Present THE REALIZATION OF EMILY LINDER, 04/23-5/24NJ Rep to Present THE REALIZATION OF EMILY LINDER, 04/23-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the World Premiere of The Realization of Emily Linder by Richard Strand, author of The Civil War drama Butler. (more...)

ComedySportz Chicago Names New Managing DirectorComedySportz Chicago Names New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

ComedySportz Chicago, founded on August 1, 1987, announces Karin McKie as Managing Director, effective Monday, March 23, 2015, taking the reins from Matt Elwell, who has held the role since February 2010. (more...)

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum Opens to the PublicThe George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum Opens to the Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

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Henry Repeating Arms Donates New Iron Framed Original Henry Rifle Serial #1 to NRA Auction -- Bid NowHenry Repeating Arms Donates New Iron Framed Original Henry Rifle Serial #1 to NRA Auction -- Bid Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

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BWW Reviews: Lincoln's Words Fill a Spirited FREEDOM'S SONG at Ford's TheatreBWW Reviews: Lincoln's Words Fill a Spirited FREEDOM'S SONG at Ford's Theatre
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 20, 2015

The incomparable Kevin McAllister leads a dream cast of DC artists whose powerhouse performances explore one of the most consequential times in American history. (more...)

El Mundo es un Escenario - Actores  mexicanos en el extranjero: Diego RiosEl Mundo es un Escenario - Actores mexicanos en el extranjero: Diego Rios
by Lola Arruti - Mar 20, 2015

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East Lynne to Present OUR AMERICAN COUSIN, 3/22East Lynne to Present OUR AMERICAN COUSIN, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

One-hundred-and-fifty-years ago, on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, President and Mrs. Lincoln attended 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. During the third act, John Wilkes Booth entered the President's box to fire the fatal shot. (more...)

History Camp Brings Together History Enthusiasts From All Walks of Life History Camp Brings Together History Enthusiasts From All Walks of Life
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

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Brooklyn Historical Society to Present 'PERSONAL CORRESPONDENTS'Brooklyn Historical Society to Present 'PERSONAL CORRESPONDENTS'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

?Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) is proud to present Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn, a new exhibition that reveals the personal stories of Brooklyn soldiers and their families during the American Civil War. Stories are told through BHS's extensive 19th-century photography and correspondence collections, uncovering tales that are often moving, light-hearted, and tragic at the same time. This exhibit will open to the public on April 9, 2015, the 150th anniversary of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, effectively ending The Civil War. It will remain on view through Spring 2016. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday, noon – 5:00 PM. (more...)

Broadway Veterans Among Cast of Las Vegas' DUCK COMMANDER MUSICALBroadway Veterans Among Cast of Las Vegas' DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

?After a nationwide search, full casting for the highly anticipated production, DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL, is now available. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 'FREEDOM'S SONG' at Ford's TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at 'FREEDOM'S SONG' at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Freedom's Song: Abraham Lincoln and The Civil War by Frank Wildhorn, Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy with music by Frank Wildhorn, adapted by Richard Hellesen and Mark Ramont, is directed by Jeff Calhoun and runs now through May 20, 2015 at at Ford's Theatre is located at 511 10th Street NW, between E and F streets. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

FUNNYMAN World Premiere, MOTHERS AND SONS, 'DISCORD' and More Set for Northlight's 2015-16 SeasonFUNNYMAN World Premiere, MOTHERS AND SONS, 'DISCORD' and More Set for Northlight's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces its 41st Season. (more...)

Playwrights Discuss Landing Theatre's 2015 New American Voices SeriesPlaywrights Discuss Landing Theatre's 2015 New American Voices Series
by Katricia Lang - Mar 15, 2015

This weekend the presents their fourth annual New American Voices Play Reading Series featuring MY FRIEND DAHMER by Jake Arky, EBENEZER CREEK by James McLindon, directed by Cheramie Hopper, LILY'S BLUE by David Alan Brown, directed by Jacey Little, and finally, THE ME GENERATION by Catherine Rush, directed by Paige Kiliany. (more...)

Historian Patrick A. Lewis Pens New Book, FOR SLAVERY AND UNIONHistorian Patrick A. Lewis Pens New Book, FOR SLAVERY AND UNION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Lexington, KY—Governor A. B. “Happy” Chandler is purported to have called Kentucky the only state to join the Confederacy after The Civil War was over. Whether one considers the Commonwealth a Southern state or not is a matter of debate, but today it is more closely associated with the South than the other Civil War border states. How did Kentucky go from a state which refused to secede and sent between 60,000 and 75,000 more men into the Union army than the Confederate one to one whose enduring images are Southern—from the bow-tied colonel to white-columned mansions and mint juleps? (more...)

Skidmore Theater to Stage BLOOD WEDDING This SpringSkidmore Theater to Stage BLOOD WEDDING This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

?The Skidmore College Department of Theater is pleased to announce its Spring 2015 production, BLOOD WEDDING. This project comes from the brilliant minds of veteran Skidmore director Carolyn Anderson and Drama Desk Award Nominee and SITI company member Will Bond. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside Rehearsal for Frank Wildhorn's FREEDOM'S SONG at Ford's Theatre!STAGE TUBE: Go Inside Rehearsal for Frank Wildhorn's FREEDOM'S SONG at Ford's Theatre!
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2015

The Ford's Theatre Society 2014-2015 season continues with the musical Freedom's Song: Abraham Lincoln and The Civil War, directed by Jeff Calhoun, March 13 through May 20, 2015, at the historic Ford's Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.). A new adaptation of the Broadway musical The Civil War, Freedom's Song features the words of Abraham Lincoln and music inspired by the letters of those who lived through The Civil War. The production is part of Ford's 150: Remembering the Lincoln Assassination, a series of events marking the 150 years since Abraham Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theatre. Below go inside rehearsal with Kevin McAllister and Gregory Maheu as they perform 'Father, How Long' and 'Northbound Train.' (more...)

Cast Set for Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM World Premiere, Beginning Next MonthCast Set for Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM World Premiere, Beginning Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre is proud to announce the full cast for Simply Sondheim, the world premiere special event celebrating Stephen Sondheim and Signature Theatre's special partnership over the last 25 years. (more...)

New Jazz Musical FOR THE LAST TIME to Receive Industry Reading This WeekNew Jazz Musical FOR THE LAST TIME to Receive Industry Reading This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

FOR THE LAST TIME is a new jazz musical by celebrated writer/composer Nancy Harrow (Maya The Bee, This Side of Paradise), directed by Will Pomerantz (The Blue Flower) with music direction by Cody Owen Stine, will get an invite-only industry reading on March 13, 2015. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Presents New Wildhorn Musical, FREEDOM'S SONG: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE CIVIL WARFord's Theatre Society Presents New Wildhorn Musical, FREEDOM'S SONG: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE CIVIL WAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The Ford's Theatre Society 2014-2015 season continues with the musical Freedom's Song: Abraham Lincoln and The Civil War, directed by Jeff Calhoun, March 13 through May 20, 2015, at the historic Ford's Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.). A new adaptation of the Broadway musical The Civil War, Freedom's Song features the words of Abraham Lincoln and music inspired by the letters of those who lived through The Civil War. The production is part of Ford's 150: Remembering the Lincoln Assassination, a series of events marking the 150 years since Abraham Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theatre. (more...)

TJ Turner Releases LINCOLN'S BODYGUARDTJ Turner Releases LINCOLN'S BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

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HISTORY Kicks Off 'Civil War Week' Across Digital PlatformsHISTORY Kicks Off 'Civil War Week' Across Digital Platforms
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

HISTORY® announces the kick-off of Civil War Week across digital platforms – a multi week campaign commemorating the 150th anniversaries of the end of the American Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. (more...)

ERE AWORAN is ReleasedERE AWORAN is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

MENDHAM, N.J., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ 'I was shocked to read about how many people have criticized Harriet Tubman and her son's claims over how many slaves were actually saved by Mrs. Tubman,' said author Michael Jay Nusbaum. 'I was so happy to learn that Mrs. Tubman had actually saved over 700 slaves in one single raid into Confederate territory. This one instance alone proved that the claims made by Mrs. Tubman and her son were true. Thus, I felt the need to tell the story and put to rest any questions about this amazing woman- Mrs. Tubman.' (more...)

Russos Set to Direct Avengers: Infinity WarRussos Set to Direct Avengers: Infinity War
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

According to USAToday.com, brothers Anthony and Joe Russo are getting to play with Marvel Studios' A-team. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Multi-Talented Poet Michael FanelliBWW Interviews: Multi-Talented Poet Michael Fanelli
by Mark C. Lloyd - Apr 4, 2015

Michael Fanelli is a multi-talented man. He writes and directs for the theater and is a film maker. (more...)

New Civil War Trails marker to be dedicated at Gathland State ParkNew Civil War Trails marker to be dedicated at Gathland State Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2015

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Photo Flash: Terence Archie, Jeannette Bayardelle, Anthony Fedorov & More in Denver Center's World Premiere of THE 12Photo Flash: Terence Archie, Jeannette Bayardelle, Anthony Fedorov & More in Denver Center's World Premiere of THE 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2015

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere of THE 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg. The show begins tonight, March 27, and runs through April 26, with an opening slated for April 3, 2015. Check out a first look at photos from the production below! (more...)

'Ford's 150' to Hold Around-the-Clock LINCOLN TRIBUTE in D.C. This Month'Ford's 150' to Hold Around-the-Clock LINCOLN TRIBUTE in D.C. This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Ford's Theatre commemorates the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination and death on April 14 and 15 with around-the-clock programming at the Ford's Theatre campus. President Barack Obama will proclaim a Day of Remembrance for President Lincoln on the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death -- April 15, 2015. (more...)

Denver Center's World Premiere of Rock Musical THE 12 Opens TonightDenver Center's World Premiere of Rock Musical THE 12 Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere of THE 12, a brand new rock musical with book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Robert Schenkkan and music and lyrics by Neil Berg. The show began on March 27, and runs through April 26, with an opening slated for tonight, April 3, 2015. (more...)

Bobby Horton Set for BSO's Season Finale, 4/18Bobby Horton Set for BSO's Season Finale, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Award-winning folk musician Bobby Horton returns to the BSO stage for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra's 2014-2015 season finale on Saturday, April 18th at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Air Original Documentary LINCOLN'S LAST DAY, 4/13Smithsonian Channel to Air Original Documentary LINCOLN'S LAST DAY, 4/13
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

This critical moment in American history will be examined in LINCOLN'S LAST DAY, an original one-hour Smithsonian Channel documentary that retraces the events leading up to the fatal shot, premiering on April 13th at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

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