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Theatre @ Boston Court's THE GOLDEN DRAGON to Open This WeekendTheatre @ Boston Court's THE GOLDEN DRAGON to Open This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

What starts out as a simple toothache evolves into a dizzying chain of events as a group of disparate people, played by a cast of five who assume many roles indiscriminate of age, gender, and race, struggle to make connections in an increasingly isolated world. At the center of the story is a Thai/Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant, The Golden Dragon, where a young Chinese man suffering from an oversensitive incisor sparks a whacked and weird series of interconnected stories. A delicious mixture of epic theatre, bizarre comedy, poetry, and fable combine to create this fabulous pho. (more...)

'THE MET: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores Series to Bring Top Performances to Select U.S. Theaters'THE MET: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores Series to Bring Top Performances to Select U.S. Theaters
by Movies News Desk - May 2, 2016

Fathom Events and The Metropolitan Opera present "The Met: Live in HD' 2016 Summer Encores," a series of four encore performances from past Live in HD seasons in select U.S. cinemas nationwide. (more...)

HAIR, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More Set for Metropolis' 2016-17 SeasonHAIR, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More Set for Metropolis' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

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Shakespeare on the Sound to Host SHAKESBEER in Pinkney Park, 6/4Shakespeare on the Sound to Host SHAKESBEER in Pinkney Park, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

   Shakespeare on the Sound presents a new fundraiser, "ShakesBeer," under a big tent in Rowayton's Pinkney Park June 4 (Saturday) with live music provided by the six-piece rock and funk band "Miles."  (more...)

BWW Review: LUNATICS & ACTORS Captivates & Mesmerizes in All Its Sober AbsurdityBWW Review: LUNATICS & ACTORS Captivates & Mesmerizes in All Its Sober Absurdity
by Gil Kaan - Apr 30, 2016

Four Clowns' world premiere of playwright David Bridel's LUNATICS & ACTORS wonderfully succeeds as a loving spoof of the acting process. It's to the credit of all involved that what could have been a five-minute Saturday Night Live skit has evolved into 70 minutes of enthralling wit and engaging artistry. Bad acting's truly an art; and to make the bad acting funny, genius! (more...)

Christopher McDonald Will Join Nathan Lane & John Slattery in Starry Broadway Revival of THE FRONT PAGEChristopher McDonald Will Join Nathan Lane & John Slattery in Starry Broadway Revival of THE FRONT PAGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The upcoming Broadway revival of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's dark comedy The Front Page has welcomed another stage vet to the fold. (more...)

Carlyss Peer to Fall for Andy Karl in London's GROUNDHOG DAY PremiereCarlyss Peer to Fall for Andy Karl in London's GROUNDHOG DAY Premiere
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2016

Phil Connors has found his Rita! Andy Karl will woo Carlyss Peer in the Old Vic's world premiere of GROUNDHOG DAY, a new musical directed by Old Vic Artistic Director Matthew Warchus. (more...)

BWW Interview: Laughs Most Generous: Reduced Shakespeare Company's Reed Martin & Austin TichenorBWW Interview: Laughs Most Generous: Reduced Shakespeare Company's Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor
by Ellen Burns - Apr 28, 2016

It would be quite the coup to talk to the guys who found the long lost first play of a 17-year-old Will Shakespeare. Let me know if that ever happens to you. For my part, I'd actually prefer what I got, which was a great conversation with Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin, the guys who are pretending they found the long lost first play of a 17-year-old Will Shakespeare. At their request and in their words, I will emphasize this point…”We're pretending…We did not find a play! It's a joke!” Point taken. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays to Present Workshop of New Musical A HISTORY OF SUMMERPride Films and Plays to Present Workshop of New Musical A HISTORY OF SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Pride Films and Plays presents a special workshop of the gorgeous new musical A HISTORY OF SUMMER, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Monro and book by Adam Mathias. (more...)

Bank Directs Immediate SaleBank Directs Immediate Sale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

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WORDS, WORDS, WORDS to Play Leicester Square Theatre in MayWORDS, WORDS, WORDS to Play Leicester Square Theatre in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Lowri Amies will present WORDS, WORDS, WORDS from May 16th - May 21st 2016 at Leicester Square Theatre. Press Night: May 16th 2016, 7pm. (more...)

Damien Molony Joins Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in NO MAN'S LAND - Full Cast Announced!Damien Molony Joins Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in NO MAN'S LAND - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

It is announced today that Damien Molony, best known for his roles in BBC's Being Human and Ripper Street, will play the role of 'Foster' in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, completing casting for the play. Molony joins the previously announced Ian McKellen as 'Spooner', Patrick Stewart as 'Hirst' and Owen Teale as 'Briggs' in Sean Mathias' production, which will tour venues across the UK from 3 August prior to a limited engagement at London's Wyndham's Theatre from 8 September. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WINTER'S TALE at The GammPhoto Flash: First Look at THE WINTER'S TALE at The Gamm
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) closes Season 31 with THE WINTER'S TALE, William Shakespeare's bittersweet story about jealousy, revenge and loss...and the redeeming power of love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

HAMLET On The Half Shell? What Shakespeare's Audiences Snacked On During PerformancesHAMLET On The Half Shell? What Shakespeare's Audiences Snacked On During Performances
by Michael Dale - Apr 27, 2016

Excavations performed underneath The Rose and The Globe theaters reveal the snacking habits of Elizabethan playgoers. (more...)

BWW Review: Enthralling WINTER'S TALE Spins a Storybook Ending to Gamm's SeasonBWW Review: Enthralling WINTER'S TALE Spins a Storybook Ending to Gamm's Season
by Veronica Bruscini - Apr 27, 2016

Pawtucket's Gamm Theater has taken this complex, unique blend of storytelling and staged a glorious WINTER'S TALE, proving once again why the company is critically and popularly lauded as the gold standard for Shakespearean productions in Rhode Island. (more...)

MAD MEN's Christina Hendricks to Lead Industry Reading of WHORL INSIDE A LOOP; Broadway Next?MAD MEN's Christina Hendricks to Lead Industry Reading of WHORL INSIDE A LOOP; Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

A private industry reading of Whorl Inside A Loop by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott will be held on April 29, it was announced today. MAD MEN's Emmy-nominated star Christina Hendricks will lead the reading, which is being presented in advance of an anticipated Broadway run, according to producers. (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on BroadwayWho's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Quintessence Theatre to Stage Beckett's HAPPY DAYSQuintessence Theatre to Stage Beckett's HAPPY DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group moves into the modern classic and its first summer production with Samuel Beckett's HAPPY DAYS. Lead by Quintessence ensemble members E. Ashley Izard and Gregory Isaac, HAPPY DAYS begins previews on Wednesday, June 8 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, June 11 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/19/2016 - 4/26/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 4/19/2016 - 4/26/2016
by - Apr 26, 2016

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Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHEREd Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Continue 12th Season with HAMLET, Starring Arian Moayed & MoreRed Bull Theater to Continue 12th Season with HAMLET, Starring Arian Moayed & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced that their Twelfth Season will continue with Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Tom Ridgely, on Monday May 2nd at 7:30pm, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson).  Featured in the cast will be Arian Moayed (Tony Award nomination, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) along with Mohammad Aghebati, Amir Arison, Brendan Averett, Cary Donaldson, Abraham Makany,  Seth Numrich, Debargo Sanyal, Babak Tafti, Faran Tahir, Sheila Vand, Bernard White, and more.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nine Theatricals Launches HAMLET at Jim Kempner Fine Art GalleryPhoto Flash: Nine Theatricals Launches HAMLET at Jim Kempner Fine Art Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

A record turnout crowded the Jim Kempner Fine Art Gallery last night for the launched party of Nine Theatricals' production of Hamlet, which goes into rehearsal shortly for a July opening at the 13th Repertory Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY: A Cauldron Full of Belly Laughs at the Folger from the Reduced Shakespeare CompanyBWW Review: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY: A Cauldron Full of Belly Laughs at the Folger from the Reduced Shakespeare Company
by Ellen Burns - Apr 26, 2016

There is but poor substitute for a trio of fools on a romp to entertain; nay, but it is futility at its finest to resist the siren call of slapstick's song. Anyone else have the urge to, as I call it, "Shakespeak" after an evening of Shakespeare? No? Just me? Ok, well no matter. In any pentameter, the Reduced Shakespeare Company's (RSC) Reed Martin, Austin Tichenor and Teddy Spencer are very, very funny; fearless, quick witted, masters of quick change and, most importantly, having a blast on stage, which means the audience is likely to have fun too. The RSC has a long history of taking gargantuan themes (think American history, The Bible, Hollywood) and mining them for laughs, and, inspired by a 2010 visit to the Folger, creating a work that covered the Shakespearean universe in one "holy grail" of a play, seemed an obvious mission to them. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE SHINING Opera, 5/7Minnesota Opera to Premiere THE SHINING Opera, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

On May 7th, the highly anticipated world premiere of The Shining - a new opera based on Stephen King's 1977 best-selling novel - by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell, will be presented by the Minnesota Opera, at the Music Theater at the Ordway in St. Paul, Minnesota. With less than three weeks to go before the curtain rises, all 7,056 seats across The Shining's four performances are sold out and only standing room tickets remain for the production which runs through May 15th. (more...)

Encore Season of FROM THE HEART for Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre this MayEncore Season of FROM THE HEART for Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre this May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Canned Rice Productions and Shannyn Fourie's show about country music legend June Carter Cash and her husband, Johnny, will return to the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre for an encore season this May. (more...)

PODCAST: Mark Rylance, Derek Jacobi Among Signers of Declaration Doubting Shakespeare's AuthorshipPODCAST: Mark Rylance, Derek Jacobi Among Signers of Declaration Doubting Shakespeare's Authorship
by Michael Dale - Apr 25, 2016

The two great Shakespearean actors are patrons of an organization that has serious doubts about the authorship of The Bard's plays. (more...)

Boston Public Library to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death with Two ExhibitionsBoston Public Library to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death with Two Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, and Boston Public Library and the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center will honor the Bard's lasting legacy with two exhibitions at the Central Library this fall, as well as programming at library locations citywide. Boston Public Library holds one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Shakespeare in a public institution, including the first four folios of his collected works, 45 early quarto editions of individual plays, and thousands of volumes of early source material, commentaries, translations, manuscripts, and more. (more...)

U.S. Tickets Now On Sale for Worldwide Release of KISS ROCKS VEGAS Cinema EventU.S. Tickets Now On Sale for Worldwide Release of KISS ROCKS VEGAS Cinema Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

"You wanted the best! You got the best!" Fans worldwide are anxiously awaiting the release of "KISS Rocks Vegas," and now stateside fans are one step closer to this spectacular concert event as tickets for the cinema event are now on sale domestically. (more...)

Military Feature THE WAR COMES HOME, Hits Select Theaters This MayMilitary Feature THE WAR COMES HOME, Hits Select Theaters This May
by Movies News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

“Soledad O'Brien Presents: The War Comes Home - The New Battlefront” is a one-time-only event that features a screening of “The War Comes Home,” a true story that follows two veterans of the Iraq war on the brink of suicide as they turn to a five-day emotional boot camp for a life-changing recovery. (more...)

The Drama League Reveals Recipients of 2016 Directors Project FellowshipsThe Drama League Reveals Recipients of 2016 Directors Project Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Drama League has announced the 11 stage directors who have been selected as the 2016 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project: Noa Egozi, Drew Feldman, Sara Holdren, Candis Jones, Yavor Kostov, Katie Lupica, James Palmer, Jesca Prudencio, Ilana Ransom Toeplitz, Chloe Treat, Shaun Patrick Tubbs. More information can be found at www.dramaleague.org (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/25/2016 - FULLY COMMITTED Opens and More!Broadway AM Report, 4/25/2016 - FULLY COMMITTED Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 25, 2016

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: The Actors Fund hosts its 2016 gala, and FULLY COMMITTED, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, opens on Broadway! (more...)

BWW Feature: Louisville Orchestra 2016-17 SeasonBWW Feature: Louisville Orchestra 2016-17 Season
by Keith Waits - Apr 25, 2016

Louisville Orchestra Announces 2016-17 Season And Teddy Abrams Is An Unstoppable Force (more...)

STAGE TUBE: David Tennant, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tim Minchin, and More Dissect HAMLET's Most Iconic LineSTAGE TUBE: David Tennant, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tim Minchin, and More Dissect HAMLET's Most Iconic Line
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2016

David Tennant, who just hosted the two-hour TV special Shakespeare Live! At The RSC, was joined by a 'line of Hamlets,' including Paapa Essiedu, Tim Minchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Harriet Walter, Rory Kinnear, Ian McKellen, and Judi Dench to debate how to perfectly deliver one of the most iconic lines in Shakespeare: 'To be, or not to be.' Watch the full skit below! (more...)

The City of Austin and Austin Shakespeare Present Free Production Macbeth in Zilker ParkThe City of Austin and Austin Shakespeare Present Free Production Macbeth in Zilker Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

Now in its 32nd year of Free Shakespeare in Zilker Park, Austin Shakespeare brings a professional production of a modern, military Macbeth facing unusual witches and sword fights in camouflage. Audiences are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics on any Thursday through Sunday at 8 pm for the entire month of May for the production co-sponsored by the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/23-4/24/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/23-4/24/2016
by - Apr 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 24, 2016 - Sunday, April 24, 2016. (more...)

Fort Worth Opera Announces Schedule for 2017 Festival SeasonFort Worth Opera Announces Schedule for 2017 Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

FORT WORTH, TX – Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) announced today details of the second phase of the company's landmark 10-year initiative Opera of the Americas, as well as the bold and exciting productions scheduled for the 2017 Festival season, running April 15 - May 7. The 2017 FWOpera Festival will include a time-honored classic, Bizet's incendiary tale of tragic seduction, Carmen; a vibrant, contemporary mainstage production unlike anything in FWOpera's repertoire, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna; and the riveting regional premiere of 2015 Frontiers winner, Voir Dire. The Festival will also usher in the fifth year of Fort Worth Opera's critically-acclaimed new works showcase, Frontiers. (more...)

BWW Review: Friel's TRANSLATIONS Shines at Villanova TheatreBWW Review: Friel's TRANSLATIONS Shines at Villanova Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 23, 2016

Communication is everything. Can the residents of an Irish village translate the words and the meanings of the English soldiers mapping their district? (more...)

President Obama Visits the Globe in Honor of Shakespeare's 400thPresident Obama Visits the Globe in Honor of Shakespeare's 400th
by Louisa Brady - Apr 23, 2016

President Barack Obama reportedly visited London's Globe Theatre on Saturday, April 23rd, in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.  (more...)

Full Cast Set for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's HENRY VFull Cast Set for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Ahead of celebrating Shakespeare400, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce their full casting for Henry V. (more...)

IFC Announces Eight New Comedies from Development SlateIFC Announces Eight New Comedies from Development Slate
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

IFC revealed at their upfront press event in New York, eight smart new comedies from their robust development slate for 2017 series consideration. (more...)

VIDEO:  Shotgun Players' HAMLET Roulette Has Actors Trading Roles Every NightVIDEO: Shotgun Players' HAMLET Roulette Has Actors Trading Roles Every Night
by Michael Dale - Apr 22, 2016

Each member of the seven member ensemble memorizes every role and finds out five minutes before showtime how the performance is cast. (more...)

Wetumpka Depot Players' I HATE HAMLET Opens 5/12Wetumpka Depot Players' I HATE HAMLET Opens 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Wetumpka Depot Players are thrusting into spring with the second show of their 36th season. Audiences are bound to love I Hate Hamlet, Paul Rudnick's award wining comedy. Opening May 12, as the play promises thrills, chills, and laugh-out-loud entertainment. (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTECheck Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

Jennifer Ehle, Jefferson Mays and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's OSLOJennifer Ehle, Jefferson Mays and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's OSLO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater will welcome Michael Aronov, Adam Dannheisser, Jennifer Ehle, Daniel Jenkins, Dariush Kashani, Jefferson Mays, Daniel Oreskes, Henny Russell, Joseph Siravo, and T. Ryder Smith in the cast of its upcoming production of OSLO, a new play by J.T. Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher. (more...)

Shakespeare 2016: How Might The Bard Cast America's Presidential Hopefuls?Shakespeare 2016: How Might The Bard Cast America's Presidential Hopefuls?
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

A clever essay casts Donald Trump in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and Hillary Clinton in HENRY IV, PART 2. (more...)

Chichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This AutumnChichester's THIS HOUSE to Transfer to the Garrick Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

James Graham's critically acclaimed political drama THIS HOUSE will transfer to the Garrick Theatre, following its upcoming run at Chichester's Minerva Theatre. (more...)

Matt Farcher to Lead Wildhorn & Murphy's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at Pioneer Theatre CompanyMatt Farcher to Lead Wildhorn & Murphy's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the American professional premiere of the new musical THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, written by Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy. Performances take place May 6 through May 21, 2016. PTC has just announced the full cast and creative team for the production! (more...)

STONE SOUP and More Set for Point Park University's Playhouse Jr. Summer SeriesSTONE SOUP and More Set for Point Park University's Playhouse Jr. Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Playhouse Jr., Point Park University's professional quality children's theatre company, will be wrapping up the 2015-2016 season and kicking off the summer with two unique and entertaining shows for children of all ages. (more...)

BLOOD FROM A STONE to Open Next Month at The Electric LodgeBLOOD FROM A STONE to Open Next Month at The Electric Lodge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Can you get blood from a stone? Sure. Just throw the stone directly at someone's face. (more...)

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