Bobby Steggert, Mara Davi and More to Lead Cast of Goodspeed's MY PARISBobby Steggert, Mara Davi and More to Lead Cast of Goodspeed's MY PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Discover the story of Toulouse-Lautrec, the man whose art evoked the spirit of a changing society. Experience the vibrant nightlife of turn-of-the-20th century Paris and meet the characters who inspired Toulouse-Lautrec's most provocative and unforgettable paintings.  My Paris will run July 23 through August 16 at the Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. (more...)

Cloris Leachman, John Heard & More Join Cast of Road Trip Drama SO B. ITCloris Leachman, John Heard & More Join Cast of Road Trip Drama SO B. IT
by Movies News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

John Heard, Cloris Leachman, Jacinda Barrett, Dash Mihok and Jessica Collins have signed on to the upcoming road trip drama SO B. IT. (more...)

Tony Winner Sutton Foster Set for Provincetown's Broadway Series This WeekTony Winner Sutton Foster Set for Provincetown's Broadway Series This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Sutton Foster won two Tony Awards for her leading roles in 'Anything Goes' and 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' and starred in the ABC Family TV series 'Bunheads.' (more...)

Sutton Foster Hosts the 2015 Jimmy Awards TonightSutton Foster Hosts the 2015 Jimmy Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA)/Jimmy Awards welcomes stage and screen star Sutton Foster as host of the seventh annual awards ceremony tonight, June 29th, at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour Begins Run at Orpheum Theatre 7/28KINKY BOOTS National Tour Begins Run at Orpheum Theatre 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Tony and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots) debuts at the Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., downtown Minneapolis) July 28-Aug. 2, 2015 as the final production in the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin Season. Tickets for the box office record-breaking hit musical are on sale now and may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Get The Doctor! Medical Musical Moments - A NEW BRAIN, NEXT TO NORMAL, TOMMY, Etc.FLASH FRIDAY: Get The Doctor! Medical Musical Moments - A NEW BRAIN, NEXT TO NORMAL, TOMMY, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2015

In honor of the New York return of A NEW BRAIN, today we salute medically-themed moments from musicals. (more...)

Cindy Fang Named 2015 FOX Writers Intensive FellowCindy Fang Named 2015 FOX Writers Intensive Fellow
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Fox Audience Strategy today announced that writer Cindy Fang has been selected as this year's Fox Writers Intensive (FWI) Fellow. (more...)

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Extends Through July 19 in MelbourneTHE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Extends Through July 19 in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Producers Howard Panter and John Frost announced today that due to extraordinary demand, The Rocky Horror Show will play an extra week at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne. This iconic production will now close on 19 July. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/25/2015 - AMAZING GRACE, RUTHLESS! and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/25/2015 - AMAZING GRACE, RUTHLESS! and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 25, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: AMAZING GRACE arrives on Broadway, RUTHLESS! returns to NYC and more! (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company Sets Casts for New Play Workshop Signature Staged ReadingsChautauqua Theater Company Sets Casts for New Play Workshop Signature Staged Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, announced casting for their Mainstage 2015 Season, which includes blending Chautauqua Theater Company alumni with those making their company debuts. Principal actors are Andrew Borba, Carol Halstead, Tangela Large, Manu Narayan, Michael Potts, Shelia Tousey, and Kathryn Hunter Williams. The season features Our Town (July 3-12), Intimate Apparel (July 24-August 2), and Henry V (August 14-21), all performed at the Bratton Theater at Chautauqua Institution. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

AN ACT OF GOD Launches A Godly Giveaway- Enter Today to Win Tickets & More!AN ACT OF GOD Launches A Godly Giveaway- Enter Today to Win Tickets & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The new Broadway comedy An Act of God, starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jim Parsons, just launched a Godly Giveaway! Enter now through midnight on July 14 for a chance to win! (more...)

Jeannie Mai to Host GSN New Competition Series STEAMPUNK'D, 8/19Jeannie Mai to Host GSN New Competition Series STEAMPUNK'D, 8/19
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

GSN, the leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced today the premiere of its new original series, STEAMPUNK'D, hosted by Jeannie Mai (more...)

Liberty Science Center Names Fabiano Caruana, Highest Rated American Chess Player Ever and Third Highest Rated Player in History, as LSC Visiting GrandmasterLiberty Science Center Names Fabiano Caruana, Highest Rated American Chess Player Ever and Third Highest Rated Player in History, as LSC Visiting Grandmaster
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

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Theatre By The Sea to Present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, 7/22-8/5Theatre By The Sea to Present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, 7/22-8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Bill Hanney's award winning Theatre By The Sea (TBTS) is set to take family audiences on an underwater musical adventure with a spectacular musical production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. This highly anticipated theatrical event starts Wednesday July 22 and plays through Saturday, August 15. Press night is scheduled for Friday, July 24 at 8:00pm (more...)

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Comes to Saint Michael's Playhouse, 7/15-25OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Comes to Saint Michael's Playhouse, 7/15-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening of the area premiere of John Patrick Shanley's new Irish comedy Outside Mullingar, which had its world premiere on Broadway last year.  (more...)

The Neo-Futurists Set 2015-16 SeasonThe Neo-Futurists Set 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The Neo-Futurists announce their 2015-16 season alongside a slate of new artistic initiatives which explore devised theater and new works. The season includes two prime time productions: POP WAITS created by Malic White and Molly Brennan, and Mike Mother created and written by Jessica Anne. In addition, the company launches a series of year-round developmental presentations including a quarterly experimental performance workshop The Arrow created by Kurt Chiang and Lily Mooney as well as a new works residency Neo-Lab with an inaugural workshop of Saturn Returns created by Tif Harrison. The Neo-Futurists document this year of devised work exploration through Go! A Podcast about Creativity and continue another great year of the smash hit Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. All season events are held at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster) in Andersonville. (more...)

The GRC Market Is Expanding at an Exponential RateThe GRC Market Is Expanding at an Exponential Rate
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

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John Ellison Conlee Departs Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY; Ryan Andes Steps InJohn Ellison Conlee Departs Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY; Ryan Andes Steps In
by Jessica Showers - Jul 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned John Ellison Conlee, Tony nominee for THE FULL MONTY, has had to depart Encores! Off-Center's upcoming production of Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY due to a scheduling conflict. Ryan Andes, who last starred on TV in PETER PAN LIVE! and in Broadway's BIG FISH, steps in. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week?CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 7, 2015

Summer's theater lull has come to an end and Nashville/Tennessee audiences have a plethora of new openings to choose from iin the next fews days, leading to the season's busiest flush of new shows and productions. Whether it's a relatively new musical based on a fun film, the controversial revival of one of the late 20th century's most iconic musicals or the Nashville premiere of a new film starring some of the region's best known and most talented actors -- there's a lot of good stuff to be seen inside a theater... (more...)

Rosnet Serves Up Analytics for Restaurant Clients Rosnet Serves Up Analytics for Restaurant Clients
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

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KINKY BOOTS National Tour, Featuring Tony Winner Billy Porter, Begins Next Week at Benedum CenterKINKY BOOTS National Tour, Featuring Tony Winner Billy Porter, Begins Next Week at Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

? 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), opens at the Benedum Center, August 4-9 for an exclusive engagement as part of Pittsburgh CLO's 2015 Summer Season. (more...)

READING RAINBOW, DOCTOR WHO Among Shows Coming to Netflix This AugustREADING RAINBOW, DOCTOR WHO Among Shows Coming to Netflix This August
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Among the exciting selections is the newest installment of DOCTOR WHO and Volume 1 of the iconic children's series READING RAINBOW. (more...)

Robert Creighton, Jessica Lee Goldyn & More to Lead MSMT's YOUNG FRANKENSTEINRobert Creighton, Jessica Lee Goldyn & More to Lead MSMT's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Coming to a village near you (Brunswick, Maine) to close out Maine State Music Theatre's 2015 season is Mel Brooks' hilarious musical comedy YOUNG Frankenstein. This show runs August 5 through August 22 with show times at 2 and 7:30 PM. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 26Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 26
by Audition Roundup - Jul 26, 2015

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 26, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mike Bartlett's BULL Fights to a Foregone Conclusion in Avant Guardians' Maiden Production, Overachieving on Its Under-Budgeted WayBWW Reviews: Mike Bartlett's BULL Fights to a Foregone Conclusion in Avant Guardians' Maiden Production, Overachieving on Its Under-Budgeted Way
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jul 24, 2015

Fighting to keep his job - and keep up his alimony - Thomas enters the arena lacking Isobel's looks and Tony's clout. To make matters worse, his two rivals have sabotaged his preparation for the big meeting with the corporate downsizer. Are you doubting Thomas has a chance? (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Sets Cast of ROMEO & JULIETSheffield Theatres Sets Cast of ROMEO & JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the full company for Jonathan Humphreysproduction of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Humphreys directs Scott Arthur (Benvolio), Charlie Bate (Pastor), Morfydd Clark (Juliet), Joanna Croll (Lady Montague/Sister), Freddie Fox (Romeo), Michael Hodgson (Capulet), Jonny Holden (Tybalt), Hugh John (The Prince), Robin Kingsland (Montague), Andrew Leung (Paris/Abram), Rachel Lumberg (The Nurse), Simon Manyonder (Mercutio),Shaun Mason (Sampson/Capitan), Joshua Miles (Peter/Gregory/Balthasar) and Natalie Thomas (Lady Capulet). The production opens on 23 September, with previews from 17 September, and runs until 17 October. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, 7/29Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening Woody Guthrie's American Song, an exuberant musical celebration of America. (more...)

KING CHARLES III Set for UK Tour, This FallKING CHARLES III Set for UK Tour, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Following critically acclaimed sell-out runs at the Almeida Theatre and in the West End, King Charles III embarks on a UK tour this autumn. Robert Powell will take on the role of King Charles. (more...)

ERC to Perform VAN GOGH'S EAR in the Berkshires, 8/20ERC to Perform VAN GOGH'S EAR in the Berkshires, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

New York City, NY (FOR RELEASE 7.20.15) --- Hailed recently by The New York Times as “ingenious,” New York City's Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to the Berkshires for the third consecutive summer with the regional premiere of the theatrical concert Van Gogh's Ear. In partnership with the American Institute for Economic Research and the Clark Art Institute, the 10-day, 12-performance series of Van Gogh's Ear complements Clark's art exhibition Van Gogh and Nature and features a special pre-performance discussion August 25th led by the Clark's curator at large, Richard Kendall. (more...)

BWW Interviews: MUSIC MAN's Charis Leos: I've Never Wanted To Do Anything Else!BWW Interviews: MUSIC MAN's Charis Leos: I've Never Wanted To Do Anything Else!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 20, 2015

'I never wanted to do anything else!' the dynamic blonde character actress tells Broadway World one recent afternoon on a break in her rehearsals for Maine State Music Theatre's Music Man, which opened July 16. Charis Leos is currently playing Eulalie, the Mayor of River City's wife in her third with the company role this summer season; she has already delighted audiences as Georgie in The Full Monty and Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act, and she looks forward to undertaking Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein in what will be her tenth season in Brunswick. Leos has strong ties to MSMT, to Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, and to director Marc Robin (Music Man/Young Frankenstein), and she says she 'loves the quality of work we do here. A lot has to do with the community which is so incredibly supportive. This is the best-paid vacation ever. Of course, it it's a great deal of hard work because the schedule is so compact, but I am having a wonderful time!' (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

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ERC to Return to the Berkshires with VAN GOGH'S EAR, 8/20ERC to Return to the Berkshires with VAN GOGH'S EAR, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

New York City's Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to the Berkshires for the third consecutive summer with the regional premiere of the theatrical concert Van Gogh's Ear. In partnership with the American Institute for Economic Research and the Clark Art Institute, the 10-day, 12-performance series of Van Gogh's Ear complements Clark's art exhibition Van Gogh and Nature and features a special pre-performance discussion August 25th led by the Clark's curator at large, Richard Kendall. (more...)

World & Regional Premieres Set for Cleveland Public Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonWorld & Regional Premieres Set for Cleveland Public Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Cleveland Public Theatre's Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces the 2015-2016 Season, which delivers on CPT's mission of raising consciousness and nurturing compassion through theatre that is daring, relevant and socially-conscious. (more...)

ODC to Present West Coast Debut of Lucky Plush Productions' THE QUEUE, 8/13-15ODC to Present West Coast Debut of Lucky Plush Productions' THE QUEUE, 8/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

ODC Theater is proud to present the West Coast debut of Lucky Plush Productions. (more...)

The Hive Presents PLEASE TURN YOUR CELLPHONES ON: A DIGITALLY INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE OF CHATROOMThe Hive Presents PLEASE TURN YOUR CELLPHONES ON: A DIGITALLY INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE OF CHATROOM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Someone call Nick Silvestri, of Hand to God outlet hopping fame; at this upcoming production of Chatroom by Enda Walsh you will be asked to keep your phone out and turn it on! Enhanced by live chat room updates and live video sharing, this production will explore Walsh's harrowing narrative through the intersection of live performance and technology. Performances begin July 30 and run through August 15 at The Hive in Brooklyn. (more...)

VIDEO: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Stars Brian d'Arcy James, Christian Borle, and John Cariani Play 'Fresh or Rotten?' on ROTTEN TOMATOESVIDEO: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Stars Brian d'Arcy James, Christian Borle, and John Cariani Play 'Fresh or Rotten?' on ROTTEN TOMATOES
by Sally Henry - Jul 18, 2015

Rotten Tomatoes' Mark Seman hit the bright lights of Broadway to talk to Tony Award-winner Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James, and John Cariani of the new hit Broadway show SOMETHING ROTTEN!, and even enticed them into a rousing game of 'Fresh or Rotten?' Check out the fun video below! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/18/2015
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BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/18/2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' CHITTY-CHITTY-BANG-BANGPhoto Coverage: First Look at Grandview Carriage Place Players' CHITTY-CHITTY-BANG-BANG
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 17, 2015

A musical based on the 1968 film of the same name. Caractacus Potts and his two children Jeremy and Jemima join up with Truly Scrumptious aboard Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to rescue Grandpa Potts from the nasty Baron Bomburst. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Half Moon Theatre's 2015 Gala, Featuring Sutton FosterTickets on Sale Today for Half Moon Theatre's 2015 Gala, Featuring Sutton Foster
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

HMT will kick off its second season at The CIA with an annual Gala Benefit featuring Broadway veteran, two-time Tony Award-winning actress, and Younger star Sutton Foster on September 26, 2016. (more...)

Teen Drama to Present LYSISTRATA JONES, 7/30-8/1Teen Drama to Present LYSISTRATA JONES, 7/30-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Teen Drama, a teen theatre education company, is preparing their production of the critically acclaimed Broadway Musical Lysistrata Jones.  (more...)

Allison Sill, Colte Julian & More to Lead Paramount Theatre's OKLAHOMA!Allison Sill, Colte Julian & More to Lead Paramount Theatre's OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Everything's up to date in Aurora, where nearly 27,000 subscribers (and still counting) have already signed up for the Paramount Theatre's 2015-16 four-show Broadway Musical Series. (more...)

Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Celebrate Album Release with Performance, Signing at Barnes & NobleCast of SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Celebrate Album Release with Performance, Signing at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The company of Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! will soon head to Barnes & Noble. (more...)

Sutton Foster Leads Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY, Opening Tonight at the City CenterSutton Foster Leads Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY, Opening Tonight at the City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Directed by Leigh Silverman and choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, THE WILD PARTY will run tonight, July 15, through July 18 at New York City Center. (more...)

Jim Parsons Heckles Late Audience Member with Patti LuPone JokeJim Parsons Heckles Late Audience Member with Patti LuPone Joke
by Jessica Showers - Jul 14, 2015

Maybe Jim Parsons really is God, after all.  (more...)

Monty Python's SPAMALOT Continues thru 7/26 at Washington Crossing Open Air TheatreMonty Python's SPAMALOT Continues thru 7/26 at Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Rude Frenchmen, cancan dancers, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, killer rabbits, catapulting cows and the somwhat odd knights who say 'ni' are just part of the adventures and dangers awaiting King Arthur and his knights of the very, very, very, round table in Monty Python's Spamalot at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre through Sunday, July 26. Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Eric Sirota's Frankenstein-Inspired Musical DAY OF WRATH Comes to NYMF, 7/18 & 20Eric Sirota's Frankenstein-Inspired Musical DAY OF WRATH Comes to NYMF, 7/18 & 20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

"Day of Wrath" a new musical by Eric B. Sirota, based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, will be presented this coming Saturday and Monday (July 18 & 20), as an Official Selection of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival's Reading Series.  (more...)

The Magic of SHREK THE MUSICAL Comes to The Ritz This MonthThe Magic of SHREK THE MUSICAL Comes to The Ritz This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

During the Month of July at 4:30 in the afternoon The Ritz Theatre Box Office Manager, Craig Hutchings, begins the two hour transformation to become the beloved Ogre, Shrek. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company's OUR TOWN Begins 7/3Chautauqua Theater Company's OUR TOWN Begins 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, presents Thornton Wilder's Our Town from July 3 through July 12 on the Bratton Stage. (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company Announces OTAS Award WinnersLakewood Theatre Company Announces OTAS Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Lakewood Theatre Company/Lakewood Center for the Arts held its annual meeting and OTAS (Oregon Theatrical Awards Society) presentation at the Lakewood Center to celebrate the closing of its 62nd season of plays and its 44th annual OTAS Awards. Emcee for the evening was Alan Shearman, a frequent Lakewood stage director and past OTAS award winner and upcoming director of Lakewood's 2015/16 season production of Bullshot Crummond: The Evil Eye of Jabar and the Invisible Bride of Death. (more...)

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