Mame on Tour


BWW Interview: Nancy Maier and OPEN A NEW WINDOW: THE SONGS OF JERRY HERMAN by The Musical Theater Project
by Roy Berko - Mar 9, 2017

Nancy Maier left New York and a budding career to move to Cleveland. Yes, she traded the Big Apple for Cle! (more...)

Charles Busch and Penny Fuller Lend Their Voices For the Upcoming Musical DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Charles Busch and Penny Fuller, who appeared together as bosom buddies Mame and Vera in Auntie Mame at the Bay Street Theatre, will lend their voices to Monahan & Oyen's DIVA: Live From Hell. Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife) will voice the manager of the dingy cabaret venue in Hell, where Desmond Channing (played by Monahan) is doomed to perform his torturous act for eternity. Fuller (Sunday in the Park with George, The Elephant Man), who was nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of Eve Harrington in the musical Applause, will voice the grandmother of Desmond Channing (loosely inspired by the character of Eve Harrington's nemesis, Margo Channing). (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Launches The School Of Porchlight Summer Camp Starting In June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre's School at Porchlight launches its inaugural summer camp for children ages 7 - 12 years old. (more...)

Barry Mishon to Present Christine Andreas' HERE'S TO THE LADIES at Pizza Express Live, The Pheasentry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Critically acclaimed Broadway and cabaret star, Christine Andreas, returns to The Pheasantry with her show 'Here's to the Ladies', written in collaboration with composer Martin Silvestri. The show is a tribute to the great ladies of the theatre, as she interprets classics from Funny Girl, South Pacific, Showboat, The King and I, Mame and many more. With her thrilling voice and startling grasp of character, the golden age of musicals is brought back to vibrant life.  (more...)

MAME Adds Performance at Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Due to popular demand, a performance has been added to the regularly scheduled run of Mame. The added performance will take place on Sunday, March 19 at 7:30pm, making week two of the run a 9-performance week. Mame runs from March 7 -26, 2017 at Riverside Theatre. (more...)

Freshwater Theatre presents MY LIFE THROUGH HISTORY (AN AUTISTIC MAN'S JOURNEY)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Freshwater Theatre Company makes its debut in the new Crane Theater with a brand new play by local theatre artist Dylan Ward: My Life Through History (An Autistic Man's Journey)  (more...)

Tam Mutu Signs on for Broadway-Bound SECRET GARDEN at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Broadway and West End star Tam Mutu will star as Archibald Craven in The 5th Avenue Theatre's enchanting Broadway-bound revival of The Secret Garden. Mutu joins a phenomenal cast including Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan, Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Lizzie Klemperer, Charlie Franklin and Sean G. Griffin. (more...)

Stefan Lanfer's PRUDENCE Gets Staged Reading with Emerson Theater Collaborative
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC) and Otis Library announce a staged reading of Stefan Lanfer's new play, Prudence on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room of Otis Library, 261 Main Street, Norwich, CT. (more...)

Mx Justin Vivian Bond to Present and Perform in HOUSE OF WHIMSY at New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Mx Justin Vivian Bond, curator of Mx'd Messages, New York Live Arts' 2017 Live Ideas festival, presents House of Whimsy, an alluring, edgy and irreverent evening of divas and deviants from the downtown performance scene, featuring Big Dipper, Dane Terry, Janani Balasubramanian, Kate Bornstein, Lynn Breedlove, Nath Ann Carrera, Severely Mame, Taja Lindley and Wo Chan, selected and introduced by Bond, who will also perform. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 3, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

VIDEO: A CHORUS LINE Alums Priscilla Lopez, Baayork Lee, and Don Pippin Reunite for Stories and Performance
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2017

Broadway historian and documentarian Rick McKay was among the lucky audience to attend the New York Public Library's most recent performance at their Bruno Walter Auditorium. Hear what he had to say about the event, then check out his video below! (more...)

Steel Beam Theatre Announces Casting for RUTHLESS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

What do you get when you combine the story-lines of hit Broadway musicals, like Gypsy and Mame, and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve? You get a totally hilarious take on stage mothers and their beautiful- but poisonous- offspring. A campy cult favorite Ruthless! is a don't miss, 90 minute hilarious musical comedy romp through the world of Broadway, child acting, parenthood, and unbridled ambition. (more...)

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center Announces GYPSY and A New Era
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Under the guidance of new Artistic Director, Steve Calzaretta, JPAC Theatre is proud to announce the upcoming production of GYPSY. The role of Mama Rose, the iconic stage mother, will be played by veteran stage performer, Nancy Hays, who played Auntie Mame last summer at Light Opera Works and Judy Garland in Pride Films and Plays, Boy from Oz. Other leading cast members include Jim Spangler as Herbie, Rachel Livingston as Louise, and Brice Baron as June. Ava Morse will play Baby June. Justin Amolsch will music direct the classic Jule Syne and Stephen Sondheim score with an eight piece orchestra. (more...)

Broadway Show-Stoppers Fill the Intimate Independence Studio on 3 in JERRY'S GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with an electrifying tribute to an all-American master of song, Jerry Herman, in JERRY'S GIRLS. Directed and choreographed by Ellie Mooney, the production begins with previews on April 4th, opens on April 6th and continues through July 2nd in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3.   (more...)

Brian Mulay's THE LOVE CURRICULUM Cabaret Musical Headed to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Mulay Initiatives presents The Love Curriculum, an entertaining evening of song and dance exploring our universal journey in the pursuit of love, written and performed by Brian Mulay (Yank, A New Musical).   (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh to Host Folksbiene's Mother's Day Gala Honoring Daryl Roth and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

It will be the mother of all star-studded galas! On Mother's Day the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (producers of last season's critically acclaimed and Drama Desk-nominated musical "The Golden Bride," and current producers on the upcoming Broadway stage play "Indecent") presents a unique gala concert, "Our Leading Ladies," celebrating the contributions of women in the arts, business, science, and philanthropy, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, on Sunday, May 14, at 6:30pm. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Sarah Naughton's TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Sarah Naughton in Trapped In The Closet on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 11:30pm.   (more...)

Russian Crime Novelist and Political Dissident Boris Akunin to Take on HAMLET Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The best-selling Russian crime fiction writer Boris Akunin's new stage adaptation of Shakespeare's HAMLET will debut this spring Off-Broadway when Red Lab Productions and Roust Theatre Company present HAMLET. A VERSION, with previews beginning April 21, prior to the official press opening on April 25 at The Theater at St. Clement's (423 W. 46 St.) in New York City. HAMLET. A VERSION is directed by Irina Gachechiladze. The production features original music by Georgian composer Giya Kancheli. (more...)

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Will Fly Into Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Coming to The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre this spring is the area's regional theatre premiere production of the high-flying musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The family friendly production, based on the classic film, was announced as part of the theatre's 2017 Mainstage Season last year by producers. The musical will take flight at the area's only year-round producing theatre beginning April 7th. (more...)

Ross Hewitt's RAINBOWS & RIBBONS at Don't Tell Mama to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

"Rainbows & Ribbons" a new show by Ross Hewitt will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC this week on Saturday, March 25 at 5:00 pm. It is a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and ALL proceeds will go the the organization. Musical director for the production is Phil Hall. The cover is only $20.00 and there is a 2 drink minimum. Information and reservations can be made by calling (212) 757-0788. (more...)

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and More Set for The Wick Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Wick Theatre recently announced its exciting 2017/2018 season. (more...)

Kelly Felthous and Alena Watters Headed to the Cell Block for Drury Lane's CHICAGO; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its electrifying new production of Chicago, featuring a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. (more...)

Taylor Quick, Loretta Ables Sayre to Lead Goodspeed's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2017 season at The Goodspeed with the Broadway hit Thoroughly Modern Millie. You'll get a kick out of this dance-filled musical comedy running April 21 - July 2 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

JERRY'S GIRLS to Open This Spring at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season concludes with an electrifying tribute to an all-American master of song, Jerry Herman, in JERRY'S GIRLS. Directed and choreographed by Ellie Mooney, the production begins with previews on April 4th, opens on April 6th and continues through July 2nd in the Walnut's Independence Studio on 3. (more...)

BWW Review: The Barn's Southern-fried and bred SEEING STARS IN DIXIE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 17, 2017

Featuring a quintet of charming and engaging players, under the deft and focused direction of Everett Tarlton, Seeing Stars in Dixie (which winds up a month-long run at The Barn this coming Sunday, March 19) is the kind of laugh-out-loud funny that only comes from the heart, as it relates the story of a group of people in Natchez, Mississippi, circa 1956, who are caught up in all the hoopla and hullabaloo of a movie, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, being made right over yonder. It's based in fact: Taylor, Clift, Lee Marvin, Eva Marie Saint and all the accompanying Hollywood types came to Natchez to film Raintree County, a Southern gothic tale that transformed the sleepy, small town into a veritable beehive of Tinsel Town talk and celebrity hijinks. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Riverside Theatre's MAME Starring Michele Ragusa, George Dvorsky and More!
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2017

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present the classic Broadway hit, Mame, which performs on the Stark Stage from March 7-26, 2017. Mame is sponsored by the O'Haire Fessler Group - Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group. (more...)

Getting to Know...Nashville Children's Theatre's ERNIE NOLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 16, 2017

We were finally able to track him down and ask him to help our readers learn more about him via our Getting to Know¬Ö feature while he was on a trip to Ireland where he represented NCT at an international conference on theater for younger audiences. In fact, Nolan's been so peripatetic since settling down in Nashville and starting his job on February 1, that he answered our queries from the airport in Belfast¬Ö (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 16: Remembering Composer and Director, Mitch Leigh
by Stage Tube - Mar 16, 2017

Today we salute the life and career of Broadway composer, Mitch Leigh, who passed away on this day in 2014 at age 86. (more...)

BWW Review: Charles Busch Makes Smashing Cabaret Debut at Rockwell
by Don Grigware - Mar 15, 2017

Charles Busch is more than just a drag artist; he is a bonafide actor./actress. This has been amply proved through the last 40 years in the performances of his plays off-Broadway and on tour with Vampire Lesbians of Soddom, Psycho Beach Party, and Die, Mommy, Die! among many others. Now in his LA cabaret debut at Rockwell Table and Stage, Busch has added more dimension, more layers to his persona in performance as he exposes himself to the audience from the inside out and comes clean in a dress as … Charles Busch. (more...)

D'Vorah Bailey Stars in WISHFUL THINKING at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Broadway singer and actress D'Vorah Bailey returns with her solo cabaret show, Wishful Thinking, at The Metropolitan Room on Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

RAINBOWS & RIBBONS by Ross Hewitt to Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

"Rainbows & Ribbons" a new show by Ross Hewitt will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC on Saturday, March 25th at 5:00 pm. It is a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids and ALL proceeds will go the the organization. Musical director for the production is Phil Hall. The cover is only $20.00 and there is a 2 drink minimum. Information and reservations can be made by calling (212) 757-0788. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Heat is on in Saigon (and Across the rest of NYC), AVENUE Q Reminds Us Trump is Just for Now, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week MISS SAIGON is the place to be during this chilly weather because the heat is on, AVENUE Q preps for charity with the uplifting reminder that problems like Trump are just for now, and company is shown all around from Broadway to off-Broadway to fabulous regional productions. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops First Concert Of 2017 Celebrates Kander & Ebb
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 11, 2017

Maestro Steven Reineke lifted his baton, pointed to a first tier box and started the New York Pops playing probably the most well known song ever written as he led the audience in Happy Birthday to soon to be 90 year old John Kander.  BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night exciting concert which celebrated the music of the award winning song writers, the legendary Kander & Ebb.  Cassie Levy and Tony Yazbeck, the triple threat singer, actor, dancers were the concerts guest artists. Probably not since Vladimir Horowitz had a nail tapped into Carnegie's stage for his piano placement has there been better tapping (dancing) than Mr. Yazbeck displayed at this concert.  As in every New York Pops Concert, the joy of the music continues as Steven Reineke hosts an after party. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits LITTLE ME on Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle. Porchlight Revisits Little Me is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, Feb. 28 through Thursday, March 2 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's The Scottsboro Boys (previews begin Friday, Feb. 3) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets for Little Me are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets to Little Me are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

Magic Theatre's 2017 Gala to Honor Sam Shepard, Paula Vogel and Taylor Mac
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Magic Theatre announced today that the theatre's 50thanniversary gala fundraiser will be held at the Minnesota Street Project on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: Tyne Daly Brings Jerry Herman's DEAR WORLD To The York Theatre
by Michael Dale - Feb 28, 2017

Listening to the original Broadway cast album of Jerry Herman's 1969 entry, DEAR WORLD, it's almost unimaginable to think you're hearing the score of a show that shuttered on Broadway after less than four months worth of performances. (more...)

BWW Review: Ensemble Hits a Hole-in-One with RADIO GOLF
by Roy Berko - Feb 27, 2017

August Wilson is considered not only one of the greatest of African American playwrights, but of all theatrical writers. His themes of self-identity, racism, loyalty, religion, deception, love, gentrification and historical verification form the centerpiece of his well-received 'Century Cycle' about black life in Pittsburgh. (more...)

Interview: Before The Parade! A Conversation With Michael Childers About His Upcoming HELLO JERRY! In The Desert
by David Green - Feb 24, 2017

The last remaining tickets are on sale for the desert's most anticipated annual star-studded concert event, Michael Childer's 'One Night Only', benefiting Jewish Family Services Of The Desert (JFS), to be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at The McCallum Theatre. This 10th season's theme is 'Hello Jerry' and Michael and cast pay tribute to the incomparable composer Jerry Herman, bringing to the stage music form his popular musicals including Mame, Mack and Mabel, Grand Tour, La Cage Aux Folles and, of course, Hello Dolly. 'Hello Jerry' is directed by Jason Graae with musical direction by Christopher Marlowe. I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Childer's to talk about this special tenth anniversary production, and more. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation ¬Ö (more...)

NADA New York Announces Partnership With Kickstarter, 3/2-5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is proud to present a partnership with Kickstarter for the 6th edition of NADA New York, which will take place March 2-5 at Skylight Clarkson North (572 Washington St). Kickstarter will serve as the lead partner for NADA Presents, an interdisciplinary program of performances and conversations from exhibitors, artists, and cultural partners. This will be the program's third year. (more...)

Virginia Rep to Premiere END OF WAR by David L. Robbins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre opens the World Premiere of The End of War by David L. Robbins on March 10, 2017, on the Arenstein Stage at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. The End of War will have two preview performances on March 8 and 9, 2017, and will run through March 26, 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 20, 2017
by - Feb 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

It's Official! Angela Lansbury Joins MARY POPPINS RETURNS as 'Balloon Lady'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Disney has confirmed rumors from back in December that Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of 'Mary Poppins Returns,' the all-new sequel to Disney's 1964 film 'Mary Poppins' currently filming at Shepperton Studios. She will feature as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from PL Travers' series of Mary Poppins children's books. The film is scheduled for release December 25, 2018. (more...)

MURDER BY MARRIAGE Coming to Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick area's only year-round producing theatre, is not only known for its Broadway-style Mainstage productions and one-of-a-kind Children's Theatre, but also for its interactive murder mysteries. (more...)

Gangsters, Gambling and Girls! The Wick Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Considered the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, takes the stage at The Wick Theatre from March 9th through April 9th. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyon,  with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls won the Tony Award for Best Musical, ran for 1,200 performances on Broadway, and became an Oscar nominated film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Tickets are $75 & 80, www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Touring Veteran Reaches Milestone Performance In 42ND STREET
by Kyle Christopher West - Feb 16, 2017

Most actors receive a standard show contract for around 12 months, but that doesn't mean every actor hangs up their shoes and immediately walks into another show. In fact, not only do some actors extend their contracts, but some make an entire career out of an individual credit. Rob Ouellette, who is currently playing pianist Oscar and a member of the tap-dancing ensemble of the 42nd STREET national tour is about to shuffle into his 1,000th performance with the show on February 16th, 2017, so we caught up with him about his experience. Not only has Rob danced his way through six different companies of the musical, but he's performed several variations of the show's choreography, has worked three times with original book writer and director Mark Bramble, as well as with choreography icons Randy Skinner, Kelli Barclay, and Rick Conant, among others. (more...)

Sneak Peek at Jamie Brickhouse's DANGEROUS WHEN WET, Coming to FRIGID Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Sodomite Jamie Brickhouse (two-time Moth SLAM champion) faces his three most defining relationships-booze, sex, and his Texas tornado of a mother Mama Jean-in this darkly comic tour de force. Ripped from the pages of his critically acclaimed memoir, it sparkles under the direction of Obie Award-winning David Drake, who recently directed the The Jamb. Dangerous When Wet is part of the 11th Annual 2017 FRIGID Festival. (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's LITTLE MERMAID Set to Dazzle at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for a limited two week run. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula and Steven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle.  (more...)

Jamie Brockhouse's DANGEROUS WHEN WET Set for FRIGID New York
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The 2017 FRIGID Festival presents Jamie Brickhouse's solo show, Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother, based on his critically-acclaimed memoir. (more...)

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