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Minskoff Theatre (New York, NY)
200 W. 45th St.

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Nominated in 1972 for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and winning five of those coveted Awards, this hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale is based upon the life of Prince Pippin the Hunchback, the firstborn son of eighth century, Frankish king Charlemagne or Charles the Great, and invites audiences to join the fantastical journey of the rosy-cheeked prince famously looking for his ďcorner of the skyĒ. But his dad is a tyrannical bore, his step-mom is a Lady Macbeth in a mini skirt, and his half-brother Lewis is a twit. Returning home from school, Prince Pippin, sure of his superior qualities but lacking a purpose to which he can apply them, becomes a soldier for his father's army, but he gets upset by the killing and murders his father to stop the war. Finding he does not want to become the "puppet king" of discontented nobles in the Carolingian Empire, Pippin longs to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. He is led by a mischievous Leading Player as he tries to find his place in life in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. The youth's violent journey to fulfillment sets Pippin's quest into a tradition of psychological darkness, bringing an unusually creepy seriousness to Pippin's temptations and sinister machinations to the Leading Player. In the end, he finds the simple pleasures and domestic contentment of love, home and family is something to be quietly achieved. A rock opera filled with sex, S&M, and amputated limbs, this perky musical is meant to be at times unnerving and dark. Pippin is full of light pop music, magic, and soft-shoe dances, but it has one of the darkest and most complex themes in musical theater history.

Directed by John Thompson, Music Direction by Jeannie Cross.


Open Book: ON YOUR FEET!'s Bookwriter Alexander Dinelaris Finds Songs To Move Stories Forward
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2016

Writing musicals with existing song catalogs presents unique challenges. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2016 Rising Star Award Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. (more...)

Press Conference For Stephen Schwartz's New Musical, SCHIKANEDER, Livestreamed May 10th
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2016

The new musical is based on the true story of the librettist for Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Kathleen Marshall's Reworked THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN Heading to Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - May 6, 2016

Could the recently reworked version of Meredith Willson musical THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN soon land on Broadway? (more...)

Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, HAMILTON's Daveed Diggs to Visit NBC's Today Next Week
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2016

NBC has announced that HAMILTON star and Tony nominee Daveed Diggs will visit 'Today' on Thursday, May 12th to talk about his hit Broadway musical.  On Friday, May 13th, the cast of Broadway's TUCK EVERLASTING will perform. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Destiny' Episode of DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
by - May 6, 2016

On the next episode of The CW's DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW titled "Destiny" - Being in the vicinity of the Time Masters leaves Rip (Arthur Darvill) and Rory (Dominic Purcell) incredibly disturbed for very different reasons. (more...)

Lisa Kron's WELL, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR & More Set for Bristol Riverside Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a classic, a murder mystery, two musicals, and a heartfelt comedic family tale. (more...)

Tickets to WICKED at Ohio Theatre on Sale 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Columbus' most popular musical, will return to the Ohio Theatre August 17-September 4. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Sunday, May 22. (more...)

Photo Flash: (mostly)musicals Returns to the E Spot Lounge with IT'S ABOUT TIME
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

After a two-month absence, (mostly)musicals returned to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, April 25, with IT'S ABOUT TIME, the company's 17th entry in their series of themed cabarets. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Jennifer Ellis, Ciaran Sheehan and Leigh Barrett to Lead Reagle's CAROUSEL This June
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will open its 48th consecutive summer season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's masterpiece CAROUSEL from June 9-19, 2016.  (more...)

2nd Annual U.S. Aerial Championships Set for Baruch Performing Arts Center, 5/13-15
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Not-For-Profit organization U.S. Aerial, Inc. works to raise the profile of aerial arts in America. They will hold the second annual U.S. Aerial Championships on May 13 through 15, 2016 in New York City at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Ave. The on-going annual event presents professional aerial artists on a professional stage and offers them a platform to use as a springboard for their careers. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Will Swenson & Andrea Martin Join 2016 Summer Broadway Season in Martha's Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Producer Mark Cortale has announced that 6-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will join the debut season of Broadway @ The Performing Arts Center on Martha's Vineyard on Monday, August 22 for one show only. She will be joined onstage by husband and fellow-Broadway star Will Swenson, and Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host (more...)

Breaking News: TUCK EVERLASTING to Close This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING will play its final performance on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 7:30pm after playing 28 previews and 39 regular performances at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th St.). TUCK EVERLASTING began previews March 31 and officially opened on April 26, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Andrew Keenan-Bolger & TUCK EVERLASTING Cast Perform on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

The cast of Broadway's TUCK EVERLASTING, including Andrew Keenan-Bolger and 11-year-old Sarah Charles Lewis, performed the show's big number 'Partner in Crime' on this morning's TODAY. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery Policy for Saenger Theatre Engagement
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre with performances from Wednesday, May 25 - Sunday, June 19. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below to Present INTRODUCING VICTORIA COOK on 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below will present Introducing Victoria Cook, June 8th, 2016 at 9:30. This concert is being Produced and Directed by Mitchell Walker of AKA Studio Productions. Tickets are available at www.54Below.com (more...)

2016 Minty Awards Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Minty Organization, the non-profit company which oversees The Minty Awards, is gearing for one of the most exciting nights of Staten Island theatre- The Sixth Annual Minty Awards, set for Sunday, June 5 at 7pm at the historic St. George Theatre (35 Hyatt Street). (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Sets Complete Cast, Creative Team for 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) continues their 2016 season with the musical comedy classic 42ND STREET. (more...)

Tony Winner Ben Vereen Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in June
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Tony and Drama Desk Award winner, Ben Vereen, will bring his critically-acclaimed one-man show, Steppin' Out, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, June 17 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 18 (7 p.m.).Highlighting Mr. Vereen's unique blend of artistry, Steppin' Out combines a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. in an evening of unforgettable song and stories. Featuring songs from his immense repertoire - such as 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries' and 'Mr. Bojangles' - Mr. Vereen will also perform other hit songs including 'Defying Gravity,' 'Stand By Me,' and 'My Way.' Tickets range in price from $65 - $85 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

BWW Blog: 70th Tony Award Nomination Predictions
by Jeffrey Kare - May 2, 2016

At 8:30 AM tomorrow morning will be the announcement of the nominations for this year's Tony Awards! The announcements will be made by Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon; HBO's Girls) and Tony Award winner Patina Miller (Pippin; CBS' Madam Secretary). You can watch the first part of the announcement on CBS This Morning as well as a live webcast of the whole thing at TonyAwards.com. (more...)

Douglas Hodge & Kelli Barrett to Star in MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theater; Michael Arden Will Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced some of the principal cast of MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of (more...)

Broadway Sound Designer Abe Jacob to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Live Design Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Legendary theatrical sound designer Abe Jacob will be honored for his pioneering career achievements at the Live Design Awards on Monday, June 13 in New York. Another legendary icon, Chita Rivera, will present the award to Jacob, whom she has known since the original Broadway production of CHICAGO (1975). (more...)

HUNCHBACK Star Ciara Renee's New Musical ANYTHING BUT LOVE Heads to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the first ever public presentation of ANYTHING BUT LOVE on Sunday, June 26th, at 9:30pm. The musical has music and lyrics by Arielle O'Keefe, and book by Arianna Taxman and Ciara Renee. (more...)

Chloe Lowery & Chris Pinnella to Make Cutting Room Debut with Stunning New Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

THE CUTTING ROOM (located on 32nd Street between Madison & Park) presents nationally acclaimed, classical crossover duo Chloe Lowery & Chris Pinnella (Trans Siberian Orchestra, Yanni, Chris Botti) on FRIDAY MAY 27TH AT 7:30PM. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch the Premiere of BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and HAMILTON's Ariana DeBose!
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - May 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com is thrilled to add to our roster of exclusive talent and programing, Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch. Come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up in this new cooking show! See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking! Today, we are excited to bring you the premiere episode, featuring HAMILTON's Ariana DeBose! (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Michael Arden Explains the 'Fever Dream' that was SPRING AWAKENING
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2016

Michael Arden has been a part of the New York theatre community for quite a while, having made his debut in the 2003 revival of BIG RIVER. This year he stepped behind the scenes, making his Broadway directing debut with Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING (for which he was nominated for Best Direction of a Musical). How did he end up here? Watch below to find out! (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

FOX Execs Hope to Announce 'At Least One If Not More' Live Musical Events; 'Rocky Horror' Set for October Debut
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Today the FOX network announced that its new musical event THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW will debut the week of Halloween this October!  (more...)

Broadway's Andrea Martin, Steven Boyer, Krysta Rodriguez & More Heading to NBC's New Season
by Caryn Robbins - May 16, 2016

Along with five sophomore series returning to the schedule, the network will also introduce several new series to the lineup, starring some of Broadway's favorite stars! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE DONKEY SHOW - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DISCO in London
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Award winning comedian, Vikki Stone (Oberon/Mia) is joined by Siobhan Athwal (Dmitri/Vinnie), Bronte Barbe (Helen/Vinnie), Melissa Bayern (Tytania/Sander), Natalie Chua (Disco Girl), Samuel Fogell (DJ Hernando/Cobweb), James Gillan (Lady Puck), Dominique Kinisky (Peaseblossom), Nyron Levy (Moth), Adrian Martel (Mustardseed), Harry Morley (Fidget) and Jessica Spalis (Rico Suave) to complete the cast for The Donkey Show.  (more...)

Bid On Signed Prints from 'On Broadway: From Rent to Revolution,' Support BC/EFA
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2016

The just-released book features classic Broadway poster art and never-before-published preliminary posters (more...)

Andrew Rannells, James Lecesne, Ravi Coltrane and More Coming to Birdland This June
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its June 2016 schedule, featuring: Bill Charlap Trio, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Mike Stern and Bill Evans Quartet, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ravi Coltrane, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Birdland Big Band, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

DESPICABLE ME Screenwriters' BUBBLE BOY Musical to Make Regional Debut in VA
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Last week, hot Hollywood writers Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Horton Hears a Who, the upcoming Secret Life of Pets) traveled to Manitoba, Canada to see a production of their musical BUBBLE BOY by students at Crocus Plains High School. It was the fourth production they've personally attended in the past 18 months, having already visited Danville, Pennsylvania, Port Jefferson, New York, and Agoura Hills, California. (more...)

TUCK EVERLASTING's Andrew Keenan-Bolger to Host 2016 BROADWAY JUNIOR STUDENT FINALE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Broadway's Tuck Everlasting just announced that Andrew Keenan-Bolger, who currently stars as 'Jesse Tuck' in the new musical, will host The Shubert Foundation and Music Theatre International's 11th Annual Broadway Junior Student Finale, which will take place at the Imperial Theatre (249 W. 45th St.) on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:30 AM. (more...)

The 5th Annual Jerry Herman Awards Announces Nominees; Awards Show to Be Held at Pantages, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, the Nederlander Organization and Hollywood Pantages Theatre announced the nominees for THE 5TH ANNUAL JERRY HERMAN AWARDS, a celebration of the achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

PRiMA Theatre to Welcome Broadway's Stephen Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

During the past several years, PRiMA Theatre, a non-profit organization that produces theatrical experiences at a variety of venues in the region, has brought some of musical theatre's top actors and vocalists to the area. This upcoming season boasts a bevy of Broadway's biggest stars. (more...)

Besetzung und Team f√ľr Weltpremiere von SCHIKANEDER in Wien stehen fest
by Iris Moebius - May 11, 2016

SCHIKANEDER - die turbulente Liebesgeschichte hinter der Zauberflote ist eine romantische Musical-Komodie uber eines der wohl schillerndsten Theater-Ehepaare des 18. Jahrhunderts, die am 30. September 2016 ihre Weltpremiere feiert. Die VBW schließen somit an die Tradition der Eigenproduktionen an und bringen mit SCHIKANEDER die insgesamt zwolfte Musical-Urauffuhrung des Unternehmens im Herbst auf die Buhne des Raimund Theater. Intendant Christian Struppeck stellte gestern im Beisein von Komponist und Liedtexter Stephen Schwartz Produktion und Hauptdarsteller vor. (more...)

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Cast Will Hit the Studio This June to Record Cast Album!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced that Ghostlight Records (Kurt Deutsch, CoFounder & Album Producer; Lawrence Manchester, Album Co-Producer) will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed, Lortel Award-winning revival of The Robber Bridegroom on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. For more information and to sign-up for updates, visit sh-k-boom.com/robber-bridegroom. The Robber Bridegroom is currently playing a limited engagement through May 29, 2016 at the Laura Pels Theater. (more...)

Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Over 300 performances of more than 50 different programs of theater, dance and music featuring local and world-renowned talent are on tap for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2016/17 season, among them a production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, helmed by SPRING AWAKENING director Michael Arden. (more...)

Watch Songs from Stephen Schwartz's SCHIKANEDER Musical in Vienna!
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 11, 2016

Billed as 'a turbulent love affair,' composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz's new musical, SCHIKANEDER, is scheduled to have its world premiere on September 30th at the Raimund Theater in Vienna, Austria. A press conference promoting the production, including a sample of its score sung by leading man Mark Seibert, was livestreamed yesterday, May 10th. If you were not able to catch it live, click here to watch it in it's entirety.  (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Broadway By Design: Walt Spangler & Gregg Barnes Bring TUCK EVERLASTING from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 30, 2016

In our new series, Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld will be shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with Es Devlin and Katrina Lindsay, who acted as scenic and costume designers for Broadway's enchanting new musical, TUCK EVERLASTING. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR This Spring
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater  (CST) prepares to begin an epic theatrical endeavor-Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' Tug of War, which distills six Shakespeare histories into two action-packed dramas. Adapted and directed by Gaines as the Theater's centerpiece of the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival, the Tug of War saga traces the injustice and intrigues of war from the perspectives of both kings and common soldiers through two, six-hour marathon productions-Foreign Fire (Edward III, Henry V and Henry VI, Part 1) in the spring and Civil Strife (Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and Richard III) in the fall. Featuring some of Chicago's most celebrated actors, the dynamic ensemble cast of 19 performs over 100 characters throughout the electrifying drama. The musicality of Shakespeare's text is complemented with live music performances ranging from Bach and the blues, to contemporary pop and folk anthems. Songs from P!nk, Pete Townshend and Tim Buckley are accompanied onstage by a band of ensemble members on electric guitar, cello, keyboard, ukulele and percussion. Tug of War: Foreign Fire debuts on the Courtyard Theater stage for a limited run of only 18 performances, May 12-June 12, 2016. (more...)

2016 Blumey Awards Nominations Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 72 nominees - six each in 12 categories - competing in the 5th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 22, in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Untitled Theatricals announced today that Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & BAFTA winner and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker (Broadway's Hughie) will host the Performers4Peace benefit concert Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8pm at 42West (514 West 42nd Street www.42west.com), featuring performances by Broadway artists to support the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative's work in peace and community building. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Performance Rights Withdrawn From North Carolina, Mississippi
by Michael Dale - Apr 29, 2016

The move can be interpreted as a reaction to recent legislation that allows for discrimination against LGBT individuals. (more...)

Broadway Experts Set for TexARTS Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

?TexARTS will offer a series of Masters' Workshops led by Broadway veterans during its annual Summer Musical Theatre Intensive, this year's production will be Stephen Sondheim's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. Joining in the line-up is Broadway casting director, Jay Binder, premiere acting coach, Matthew Corozine and former Rockette Kelly King. (more...)

Photo Coverage: TUCK EVERLASTING Company Celebrates an Enchanting Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2016

If you could live forever, would you? Take a journey you'll never forget in this powerful new musical about love, family and living life to the fullest. With direction and choreography by Tony Award¬ģ winner¬†Casey Nicholaw¬†(Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon),¬†Tuck Everlasting¬†just opened last night at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) and BroadwayWorld has on hand for all of the festivities. Check out complete coverage from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for TUCK EVERLASTING with Lea Salonga, Bernadette Peters & More!
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2016

If you could live forever, would you? Take a journey you'll never forget in this powerful new musical about love, family and living life to the fullest. With direction and choreography by Tony Award¬ģ winner¬†Casey Nicholaw¬†(Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon),¬†Tuck Everlasting¬†just opened last night at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) and BroadwayWorld has on hand for all of the festivities. Check out who made appearances on the red carpet below! (more...)

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