BWW Recap: 'Blood of My Blood' Returns on GAME OF THRONES
by Jessica Naftaly - May 30, 2016

We're over halfway done with this season of Game of Thrones, and last night's episode entitled “Blood of My Blood” should have probably been called “Home” (the title of Episode 2), considering more characters were reconnected with their past, began to discern who they are at the core versus who they are expected to be, as well as some literally returning home. However, we did get our mandatory dragon shot! Finally we found out where Summer's CGI budget went! Subsequently, we did get a lot of general plot development this week! Yay! Things happened! Arya was able to move past her stick training, Sam and Gilly got to their destination, we saw the return of two long gone uncles, and Jaime was forced out of the Kingsguard and into his book location! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 28, 2016
by - May 28, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

PROOF Opens in June at The Alex Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

One of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful plays in recent years PROOF, by American playwright David Auburn, will be presented from June 9-19th at The Alex Theatre in St Kilda, by Melbourne's newest theatre company Artefact, an independent production company committed to producing important and influential theatre. It will be directed by Emily O'Brien-Brown. (more...)

Cast Announced for SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS at The Lyceum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Sheffield Theatres and Evolution Pantomimes are delighted to announce Coronation Street's Wendi Peters, children's favourite Phil Gallagher (CBeebies' Mister Maker) and Sheffield legend Damian Williams will star in Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs at the Lyceum Theatre this Christmas. (more...)

BWW Fitness News: 23rd Annual 'Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K Run' Kicks Off, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

CHICAGO, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ More than 4,000 people are expected to participate in the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's 23rd Annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K Run in Chicago's Grant Park on Sunday, June 5 - National Cancer Survivors Day. One of the nation's largest cancer survivorship events, the celebration brings cancer survivors, families and friends together with the physicians, scientists and health professionals who support them in a tribute to cancer survivors and the breakthroughs being made in cancer treatment and research. Participants will have the option of joining a non-competitive walk or a chip-timed 5K along the lakefront. (more...)

BWW Interview: Norbert Leo Butz Discusses Season 2 of BLOODLINE & MERCY STREET, Feinstein's/54 Below, More
by Melanie Votaw - May 27, 2016

The two-time Tony-winner updates fans on his two television series and his New York cabaret comeback. (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Returns to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Starring Felicity Montagu; UK Tour to Follow
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Following sell-out performances in 2013, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's acclaimed production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted for the stage by Simon Reade, returns this year to close the 2016 Summer Season ahead of a major UK Tour in September. Opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, the tour will then visit Norwich, Cambridge, Salford, Leicester, Woking, Truro, Birmingham and Richmond, with further dates in 2017. There will be a press night at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Thursday 22 September at 7.30pm. (more...)

Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville & Jessica Brown Findlay to Star in New Drama HARLOTS for ITV & Hulu
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2016

ITV and Hulu today announced a straight-to-series order for the drama series, HARLOTS. The ongoing, eight-part series will air on ITV Encore in the UK and stream exclusively in the US on Hulu as part of the Hulu Originals slate. (more...)

Disney Channel Announces June 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

Disney Channel has announced June 2016 Programming Highlight *All programming subject to change* **Episodes premiere on the Disney Junior block on Disney Channel Unless Otherwise Stated (more...)

Alec Baldwin, Jason Alexander & More Set for Bay Street Theater's Annual Gala; B.D. Wong to Emcee!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces the 25th Annual Summer Gala, celebrating Bay Street's Silver Anniversary, totake place in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 9, 2016 benefiting Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening will include a special performance of scenes from productions from the past 25 years, as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, Live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

Gary Barlow & Tim Firth's New Musical THE GIRLS to Bow Next Year in the West End
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new musical THE GIRLS is officially headed to the West End. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda's #HamOfThrones Mash-up Inspires Revolutionary GAME OF THRONES Tweets
by Michael Dale - May 26, 2016

Fans are creating clever tweets matching pics from 'Game of Thrones' with HAMILTON lyrics. (more...)

fi360 Hires New Chief Product And Strategy Officer
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016


Ely Finishing to Run 50 Marathons for Wheelchairs
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Kevin Ely from Geneva, IL, will cross the finish line in Traverse City, MI, at the Bayshore Marathon on May 28, which will mark the completion of his 50th marathon for mobility. He has been running a marathon in every state to raise awareness and funds for Free Wheelchair Mission (FWM), a humanitarian, faith-based nonprofit that distributes a low-cost, free wheelchair to people in developing countries. In February, 2014, Ely traveled to Huntington Beach, CA, for the Surf City Marathon. Walking through the expo before the race, the Free Wheelchair Mission booth caught his attention. The organization transforms lives through the gift of mobility - a gift Ely and his family already have. That day he was focused on running 26.2 miles and FWM was focused on lifting lives off the ground. Ely and his wife, Sarah, have two Daughters, Olivia and Evelyn. Evelyn was born 10 ½ weeks premature. Despite many physical, neurological and visual challenges, she is moving around quite well. Ely says, 'I am blessed to have a job, insurance, doctors, therapists, etc. to get Evelyn to where she is today. Thanks to the amazing support available to us, she has the gift of mobility.' In many countries, those resources aren't available. Over 100 million people in the world do not have access to a wheelchair. Ely said, 'I have been given so much and it is time for me to pay it forward, or in my case, run it forward. When I get tired on the race course, I remember those who can't run, what they would give to have this simple gift that I take for granted, and I run harder for them.' To date, FWM has distributed over 910,000 wheelchairs in 91 different countries and Ely has personally raised $42,850 to ship container of wheelchairs (550 chairs). About Free Wheelchair Mission: Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian, faith-based non-profit headquartered in Irvine, Calif. It provides wheelchairs at no cost to people with disabilities in developing nations. In collaboration with a network of like-minded partners, FWM has been providing wheelchairs to those in need around the world since 2001 providing dignity, independence and hope through the gift of mobility. (more...)

off the WALL productions to Remount MOTHER LODE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

After staging the  in-repertory production of the World Premiere of Mother Lode by Artistic Director Virginia Wall Gruenert (Shaken & Stirred, Without Ruth) in January of 2016, off the WALL productions now is presenting the second run. (more...)

Robert Dunn Releases MOTORMAN
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The author, Robert Dunn, has released a new book, 'MOTORMAN,' on the independent horror publisher, Necro Publications, Bedlam Press & Weird West Books. It is a chrome plated, fuel injected horror that pulls the veil from the dark Ozarks, a world of madness, violence, mysterious visitors, and V8 powered monsters looking for love. Referred to as both imaginative and daring he takes on familiar tropes and some extremely hard subject matter, and manages to do so in a way that made it his. He has crafted a unique and original creation that is just as well executed and entertaining as any that have come before it. Robert E. Dunn grew up in the Missouri Ozarks reading everything he could get his hands on. After college, a course of study that included philosophy, religion, theater, and film/TV communications left him qualified only to be a televangelist. When that didn't work out he turned to writing horror and fantasy fiction. He lives in Kansas City with three Daughters, a young grandson, and an old dog. He tweets sometimes as @WritingDead but makes no promises how interesting those little posts will be. 'MOTORMAN' by Robert Dunn is now available in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, and eBook. Stefan Basic Marketing Manager Necro Publications, Bedlam Press & Weird West Books 'MOTORMAN' by Robert Dunn (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Callum Heddar, a first time author, has completed his new book 'Never Take Your Cat to the Circus': a playful story that follows a little girl who takes her cat to the circus and the commotion that ensues. (more...)

VIDEO: Adele Premieres Music Video for New Single 'Send My Love'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The video for Adele's new single 'Send My Love (To Your New Lover),' off her latest album '25,' made its worldwide debut during the'2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS last night. Check it out below! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Open Book: ALADDIN's Chad Beguelin Finds A Whole New Way To Deliver An Old Favorite
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The bookwriter of ELF, ALADDIN and THE WEDDING SINGER says you can't just write a carbon copy of the source. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/21/16- GYPSY
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2016

Today in 1959, Gypsy opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 702 performances. Gypsy is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two Daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life. The musical contains many songs that became popular standards, including 'Small World,' 'Everything's Coming up Roses', 'Some People', 'Let Me Entertain You', and 'Rose's Turn'. (more...)

DELIVER HER by Patricia Perry Donovan is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

To what lengths should a parent go to rescue a child? DELIVER HER, a debut novel by journalist Patricia Perry Donovan, is a searing exploration of a daughter's grief, a mother's desperation, and an endless highway of deception. In DELIVER HER, Meg Carmody is heartbroken for her teenage daughter Alex and desperate to get the teen's life back on track. At her wit's end, the mother makes a fateful call to a transporter who specializes in shuttling troubled teens to therapeutic programs, unbeknownst to her estranged husband. But when the transport of the tormented teen goes awry-and Alex goes missing-Meg must face the consequences of her decision and her deception. The hunt for Alex reveals that Meg is not the only one keeping secrets. The fictional Carmodys of DELIVER HER are among thousands of distraught families across the United States who engage a youth transport service to deliver an at-risk child to a designated treatment facility, boarding school or wellness program. This crisis intervention is frequently employed in the wake of troubling behavior such as substance abuse, addiction or violence. A family saga told from multiple points of view-mother, daughter and transporter-DELIVER HER has garnered nearly 350 five-star reviews at since its April 1, 2016 release. Susan Breen, author of The Fiction Class and the upcoming Maggie Dove mystery series, hails it as 'A perfect book club book-a powerful story about a mother's efforts to save a daughter who seems to be going out of control. It's a story about love and family and betrayal; how you can mess things up when you're trying to do the right thing.' Ms. Donovan will discuss DELIVER HER and sign copies of her book on Sunday, May 22, 2015 from 1-3 pm at BookTowne, 171 Main Street, Manasquan, N.J. To RSVP to this event, call 732.722.7255 or email About DELIVER HER: Issued by Lake Union Publishing, DELIVER HER is available at BookTowne or may be ordered in paperback, audio and digital formats from About the Author: Patricia Perry Donovan is a journalist who writes about healthcare. Her fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals. She was a 2012 winner of The Book Doctors' Pitchapalooza competition for aspiring authors. The mother of two grown Daughters, Ms. Donovan lives at the Jersey Shore with her husband, where she mentors a teen service organization. She is available for book club discussions of DELIVER HER. Learn more at (more...)

Pilgrim Festival Singers to Perform Four Broadway East Concerts
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Pilgrim Festival Singers, a small vocal ensemble of the Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region's principal community choral group, present their South Shore summer concert series, Broadway East. (more...)

Junk Ensemble's BIRD WITH BOY Heads Out on UK Tour This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Following their UK touring debut with The Falling Song in 2014, Dublin's award-winning dance theatre company Junk Ensemble is back in the UK this summer with a tour of BIRD WITH BOY, their critically acclaimed site responsive work. (more...)

The Public's 2016-17 Season to Feature Nia Vardalos, David Byrne's Alex Timbers-Helmed SAINT JOAN, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM with Harvey Fierstein & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Rachel Simion Pens THE 5TH CRIMSON ROSE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Driven by desperation as her grandmother's sole provider and caregiver, 17-year-old Shannon Baker is now trapped in an elite Anaheim, California, gang and a possessive relationship with its leader. She wants out, but the price may be too high in author Rachel Simion's debut novel, 'The 5th Crimson Rose' (published by Archway Publishing). (more...)

Sheridan Smith FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording To Be Released July 8th
by Michael Dale - May 18, 2016

Pre-orders for the Menier Chocolate Factory production that transferred to the West End's Savoy Theatre are now being taken by Amazon. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Sets 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

? Sideshow Theatre Company, winner of the League of Chicago Theatres' 2016 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theatre Award, is pleased to announce its full 10th Anniversary Season, proudly featuring two world premieres and one U.S premiere production. (more...)

PATIENCE & SARAH to Return to New York in Concert at the Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

After a sold-out run at the 1998 Lincoln Center Festival, the opera PATIENCE & SARAH returns to New York as a staged concert performance for two nights only - Thursday, June 23rd and Friday, June 24th at 7PM at the Players Theatre (115 MacDougal Street). (more...)

Julie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the July, August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. Comedy Club is sponsored by Saunders & Associates and The Friars Foundation. Media sponsor is Beach Magazine. (more...)

Theatre Nova to Stage World Premiere of KATHERINE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Theatre Nova, an Ann Arbor company that focuses exclusively on new and recent plays, will premiere "Katherine," a new comedy about mothers and Daughters by playwright Kim Carney this May. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Adele Previews New Single 'Send My Love'
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Music superstar Adele turned to Twitter today to reveal a first listen to her new single 'Send My Love (To Your New Lover) off her latest album '25.' (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Recognized the world over not only by their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, the artists headlining New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 season validate the Arts Center as the state's most diverse and artistically excellent presenter. (more...)

Telemundo & NBC Universo Announce Robust Lineup of New Programming
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

In conjunction with NBCUniversal's Upfront presentation, which was held on Sunday at Radio City Music Hall, TELEMUNDO and NBC UNIVERSO announced a robust lineup of new programming for the 2016-2017 season (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in GYPSY at Sharon Playhouse; Klea Blackhurst, Elizabeth Franz & More Also on Tap for 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, announces casting and creative teams for the 2016 summer season of musicals and plays Gypsy; Big River; Quartet; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; and the new musical, Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court. (more...)

New Adele Music Video to Debut on '2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS on ABC
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that the video for Adele's new single “Send My Love (To Your New Lover),” off her latest album “25,” will make its worldwide debut during the'2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS. (more...)

Robert De Niro, Mariah Carey Honored At 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards In New York
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

GLAAD, the world's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, honored Robert De Niro, Mariah Carey, and the best in film, television, and journalism at the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Waldorf Astoria New York on Saturday. Jennifer Lawrence, Aziz Ansari, Connie Britton, Diane Sawyer, Caitlyn Jenner, Tamron Hall, Noah Galvin, Andrew Rannells, Andreja Peji?, and Jason Biggs were among the special guests. Recording artists Alex Newell and Bebe Rexha, as well as the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Fun Home performed at the event hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress Laverne Cox. The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Hilton, Ketel One Vodka, and Wells Fargo. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Sets 2016-17 Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the 2016-2017 Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series, featuring six shows for young audiences and families. The Center continues its commitment to including dynamic family entertainment as a key part of its programming with a new lineup of educational and interactive performances in Santa Rosa. Fall through spring, the series will delight audiences of all ages with shows sure to astound, entertain, enlighten and engage featuring critically-acclaimed educational live shows, astounding performers (and dogs!), and insightful stories that come to life on stage. (more...)

Sian Polhill-Thomas, Luke Shaw & More to Star in VASSA ZHELEZNOVA at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Casting has been confirmed for the world premiere of a new version of Maxim Gorky's Vassa Zheleznova, coming to Southwark Playhouse. The production will run Wednesday 15 June - Saturday 9 July 2016, with an official opening scheduled for Friday, 17 June 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

Maria Orluck Pens THANK YOU BOOK
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Maria Orluck, a passionate writer and author, has completed her new book 'Thank You Book': a potent children's story that is suitable for readers of all ages! (more...)

BWW Review: CAMELOT Raises the Bar at Downriver Actors Guild
by Anton Anderssen - May 12, 2016

Now on stage at Downriver Actors Guild in Wyandotte is the exuberant musical Camelot. Filled with spectacular color, easy to love tunes, graceful and festive costumes, Camelot has a forbidden love story iconic of the Middle Ages. (more...)

HOPE AND GO SEEK Book Makes Healthy Eating Fun for Kids
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Parents do their best to raise healthy kids, however building healthy eating habits isn't easy. With the launch of HopeAndGoSeek, parents of 3-to-9-year-old kids can have another powerful tool in their arsenal. (more...)

BWW Interview: GUYS AND DOLLS' Miss Adelaide, Samantha Spiro!
by Carrie Dunn - May 12, 2016

We talk to Samantha Spiro about playing Miss Adelaide in the West End production of Guys and Dolls! (more...)

CELEBRITY SPIES E-book Series is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Eye Spy Publishing Ltd, has released the first e-book in a new series featuring true stories about 'real-life' spies. 'Celebrity Spies' covers forty-three professions and industries whose famous members 'spied for the side' and include fascinating trivia and hundreds of images. Book 1, Hollywood Actors, features over 50 celebrities. Did you know? Cary Grant was a spy hunter. Frank Sinatra lent the CIA his jet for rendition flights. Marilyn Monroe assembled drones during WWII. Dr. Seuss produced instructional cartoons for the US Army Signal Corps. Lucky Luciano, head of the mafia crime family, worked with the CIA. The US Secret Service and hired Harry Houdini to train agents in escapology. Alfred Hitchcock was an MI6 contact man. Walt Disney became an undercover spy for the FBI. Miles Copeland Jr's father worked for the CIA. The brother of the Dalai Lama worked for the CIA? 'We are excited about the new series and although a departure from the sobering material in Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine, we hope our readers will enjoy it.' - Mark Birdsall / Managing Editor In the series: Actors, Actresses, Adventurers, Archaeologists, Artists, Astronauts, Astronomers, Authors, Businessman, Cartoons, Chefs, Clergy, Cowboys and Indians, Criminals, Dancers, Directors, Engineers, Entertainers, Explorers, Fashion, Groups, Historians, Inventors, Journalists, Movie Producers, Musicians, Mystics, Naturalists, Patriots, Photographers, Physicians, Playwrights, Poets, Politicians, Producers, Royalty, Scholars, Scientists, Sculptors, Singers, Sons and Daughters, Sportsman and 'The Watched'. Book I - Actors. Features over fifty actors who actively participated in or with the intelligence services. (more...)

The Hole in the Wall Theater to Present THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, will present Gilbert & Sullivan's classical masterpiece, The Pirates of Penzance, as its' fifth show of the 2015-2016 season.  Performances run Fridays & Saturdays May 20th  through June 11th  at 8:00pm with two Sunday matinees on May 22nd and June 5th  at 2:00pm.   (more...)

National Comedy Center Acquires the Archives of Comedian George Carlin
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The National Comedy Center has acquired the archives of George Carlin. The acquisition was announced last night by the comedian's daughter, Kelly Carlin, at a private event in New York hosted by the Comedy Center. (more...)

BWW Review: KING LEAR, Richmond Theatre, May 9 2016
by Gary Naylor - May 10, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a Lear that resonates more through its political themes than its psychological or sexual elements - and sends a message to us all before the upcoming Referendum. (more...)

Marina & Nicco's New Comedy About Race, ROOM 4, Comes to The PIT
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

ROOM 4, a new play by Marina & Nicco (runtime 1 hour), comes to The PIT, (123 East 24th Street, by Lexington Avenue) Sunday, May 22nd - 7:00pm; Thursday, May 26th - 9:30pm; and Friday, May 27th, 2016. (more...)

The Acting Company Presents THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND - Tamara Tunie, Lynda Gravatt, Brenda Pressley and More; 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Acting Company's (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) 2016 John McDonald Salon Series will conclude with a reading of acclaimed writer Marcus Gardley's The House that Will Not Stand on Monday, May 16th at 7 PM at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at The Culture Project, 45 Bleecker Street (at Lafayette), New York, NY 10012. Single tickets are $35 and include a post-show reception with the cast. For tickets, visit or call (212) 258-3111. (more...)

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