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No Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera boasts as many walk-away tunes as The Pirates of Penzance, the only collaboration of the pair to premiere on Broadway, and not in England. Building on the success of the previous year’s H.M.S. Pinafore, but trading—as their principal “serious” focus—the rigors of naval discipline for the obligations of duty, G&S manage to burlesque their normal share of popular institutions, including the army, the police, and operatic sopranos. Pirate apprentice Frederic, at age 21, has faithfully served out his indentures and, replete with a sense of duty, joins the police force, determined to exterminate his old mates. He falls in love with Mabel, the first girl he sees, but the daughter of Major-General Stanley, who himself is the target of a pirate revenge plot. Plans go awry when it is revealed that, thanks to a leap-day birth, Frederic is really only five and one-quarter years old. The engaging musical score includes some of the catchiest music in the G&S canon: Mabel’s pyrotechnic “Poor, wandering one;” the tongue-twisting patter song “I am the very model of a modern major-general;” “A policeman’s lot;” “Climbing over rocky mountain”—a survivor from Thespis, G&S’s lost first stage work; and “With catlike tread,” which, more than a quarter-century later, was given new words as “Hail, hail, the gang’s all here.” At The Egyptian Theatre.

Barrett Wilbert Weed, Nick Blaemire, Andrew Call, & More Join Cast of FOUND Musical at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) just announced complete casting for the first production of its 2014-2015 season - the world premiere new musical FOUND, directed by Lee Overtree, featuring a book by Tony Award®nominee Hunter Bell ([title of show]) and Lee Overtree and original music and lyrics by Eli Bolin. (more...)

Noah Racey, Corey Mach, Hayley Podschun, Patti Murin and More to Lead Goodspeed's IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN World Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

It's time to celebrate! Goodspeed Musicals announces a top-notch cast for its brand new, world premiere musical, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. The much-anticipated production will run from September 19 through November 30. Official Press Opening will be October 15, 2014. (more...)

CCPA to Celebrate Third Birthday with Benefit Production of BYE BYE BIRDIE, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate its third birthday with a special benefit production of the Broadway hit Bye, Bye Birdie. The cast includes Kristen Behrendt DeGrazia as Kim, Howard Meadows as Conrad Birdie, Krista Neumann as Rose, and John Marshall as Albert. (more...)

Theatre Legend Ethel Merman to Come to Life at Stoneham Theatre, 8/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Everything's coming up Merman from August 21-24, 2014, as Stoneham Theatre presents Ethel Merman's Broadway, the Award-Winning, critically acclaimed musical celebration of Broadway's greatest singer: Ethel Merman! Stage and TV star Rita McKenzie recreates the amazing life of 'La Merm,' with songs from such hit musicals as Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun, Anything Goes, Hello, Dolly!, and more. You'll hear all of Merman's hits-such iconic songs as: 'I Got Rhythm'; 'I Get a Kick Out of You'; 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries'; 'Everything's Coming Up Roses'; and, of course, 'There's No Business Like Show Business.' (more...)

FYI Network to Premiere New Series THE FEED with Marcus Samuelsson & Gail Simmons, 8/21
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

FYI's new half-hour series, “The Feed,” features three unique and distinctly opinionated hosts, sharing their take on today's most innovative food trends. (more...)

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE at CM Performing Arts Center Begins 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

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House Theatre of Chicago's SEASON ON THE LINE Will Now Open 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

The House Theatre of Chicago presents Season on the Line, the first production of the company's 13th season, at the Chopin Theatre Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Friday, Sept. 12 - Sunday, Oct. 26. (more...)

JOURNEY'S END, PETER PAN and More Set for Watermill Theatre's Autumn/Winter 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Watermill is delighted to announce its Autumn/Winter 2014 Season, with highlights including the World Premiere of But First This, A Musical Homage to Radio 4 written by Radio 4 newsreader Kathy Clugston, a new 75-minute three-man adaptation of Hamlet, and a Christmas production of Peter Pan with original music by Simon Slater. Full season on sale now. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

ONCE WERE PIRATES to Play Northcote Town Hall, 17-28 September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Leaping from the pages of a swash-buckling adventure novel, two pirates suddenly find themselves in present-day Melbourne. Once Were Pirates by Emilie Collyer is a hilarious and cut-throat social commentary on our dog-eat-dog world at Northcote Town Hall, Studio 2 from Wednesday 17 - Sunday 28 September, 2014. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, 10/3-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Light Opera Works will present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS October 3 through 12 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rex Smith Brings CONFESSIONS OF A TEEN IDOL to 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Last night, August 26, for one night only, Rex Smith brought his one-man show, 'Confessions of a Teen Idol' to 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club. Among the friends on hand to cheer Smith on were Oscar and Tony Award winner Kevin Kline (Smith's co-star in The Pirates of Penzance), Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers (Smith's co-star in Grease!), and CNBC commentator Stephen Weiss. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre Now Enrolling for 'After School @ TLT' Program, PIRATES OF THE CURRY BEAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Tacoma Little Theatre is now taking enrollments for its AFTER SCHOOL @ TLT program, PIRATES OF THE CURRY BEAN. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rex Smith Previews CONFESSIONS OF A TEEN IDOL at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Aug 26, 2014

So how did a crazy Teen Idol rocker end up a respected entertainer on television and Broadway? Every song has a story. Like a rock and roll Mark Twain, Rex Smith takes you on a wild and fascinating, sometimes dramatic, yet very hilarious, musical story-telling journey at 54 Below (August 26). (more...)

Folk Music Society of New York to Host 'Sing Like a Pirate Friday', 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

With so much of the country enjoying the fun of International Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day, the Folk Music Society of New York reasoned, why not invite the public to sing like them -- or at least about them? On Fri., Sept. 19, the Society invites all comers to join them on the East Side for their Talk-Like-a-Pirate Extravaganza and sea chantey sing. (more...)

Rentrak Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of August 24, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Rentrak (RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of Aug. 24, 2014, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services. (more...)

Patrick Page Ben Platt & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Mysterium Theatre to Hold PIRATES OF PINZANCE Auditions 9/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

Mysterium Theater is seeking triple threats of all ages, shapes, sizes, colors for our up coming production of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic light operetta the Pirates of Penzance. Auditions will be held at Mysterium Theater (19211 Dodge Ave Santa Ana CA 92705), Sept 2 and 3 at 7pm. (more...)

Game of Thrones Author Offers Up Details on the Art of Killing Characters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Game of Thrones author, George R.R. Martin, has offered up some scoop on the art of killing characters in his next book, 'The Winds of Winter,' which is still yet to receive a release date. (more...)

Columbia Children's Theatre Offers Ticket Discounts for 2014-15 Season, Featuring Pirates, Rabbits and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) is gearing up for it's 10th season of engaging, professional live theatre for families and young audiences across South Carolina. For a limited time, the organization is offering discounted season "flex passes" that can be used to secure tickets throughout the season, saving money for patrons in the process. (more...)

Dr. Kalyan's PIRATES OF BOLLYWOOD, a Thrilling Legal Adventure in Bombay, Available for Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Dr. Kalyan's second law thriller novel in his Intellectual Property Fiction series has just been released for pre-order on Apple IBooks and Kobo. A legal adventure set in Bombay, the novel takes the reader through a gripping tale of film production, piracy and pillage. Unwittingly drawn into a violent war between producers and pirates, Arjun, a young, blind lawyer, goes on a wild goose chase in the city of dreams. Film producers, record labels, and software companies have been grappling with copyright piracy for a very long time. Several research studies have concluded that losses from piracy to various creative industries are in billions of dollars. A recent study of he Indian Chamber of Commerce estimates losses from piracy in India to be more than a billion dollars. Many scholars have also established strong linkages between piracy, terrorism and organized crime. In this backdrop, Dr. Kalyan's "Pirates of Bollywood," fictionalizes and dramaticizes the ongoing war between producers, pirates and police. Arjun, the protagonist from Dr. Kalyan's first work, "Road Humps and Sidewalks," a drug patent thriller, gets drawn into a fierce war between producers and pirates, spurring him to unravel the pirate puzzle. The novel is the first of its kind in the legal fiction genre. Talking about his second novel, Dr. Kalyan said, "Piracy is a way of life in India. Against the odds of stringent laws, and enforcement systems, the piracy business manages to survive and prosper. I have always wondered if there is much more in piracy than meets the eye. 'Pirates of Bollywood' gives wings to some of my wild conspiracy theories about the linkages between piracy, film production and crime." Dr. Kalyan Kankanala is a leading Intellectual Property attorney in India, and manages the largest new age Intellectual Property (IP) Firm, BananaIP Counsels. He also consults for United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), and teaches at premier institutions such as National Law School and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Dr. Kalyan's law thrillers are aimed at taking IP knowledge to the public, and encouraging debates on socially relevant IP themes. You can learn more about "Pirates of Bollywood" at: http://www.bananaip.com/sinapse-blog/2014/07/pirates-bollywood-kalyans-2nd-ip-thriller-now-open-pre-order.html (more...)

New Historical Novel Series On An Old Legend is Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

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West End's ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS to Close, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The strictly limited West End season of ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS finishes on Sunday 31 August at Leicester Square Theatre. Based on the hugely successful children's book by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, some seats are still available to book for the few remaining performances, including the Bank Holiday Weekend. (more...)

ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS to Close 31 August at Leicester Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The strictly limited West End season of ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS finishes on Sunday 31 August at Leicester Square Theatre. Based on the hugely successful children's book by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, some seats are still available to book for the few remaining performances, including the Bank Holiday Weekend. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Atlantic Theater's FOUND: A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company presents the first production of its 2014-2015 season - the world premiere new musical FOUND, directed by Lee Overtree, featuring a book by Tony Award nominee Hunter Bell ([title of show]) and Lee Overtree and original music and lyrics by Eli Bolin. Below, BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago to Host Costume Sale, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago is having a one-day-only costume sale that's open to the public on Sat., Sept. 6, between 9am and 6pm. Admission to the sale is free, with a suggested donation of $5. There will be a donation box at the entrance. (more...)

Moonlight Stage to Close 34th Season With CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 9/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season comes to a triumphant close with the Southern California Regional Premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, based on the hit film of the same name that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Performances are September 10 to 27. (more...)

Sundance Institute & Metroplex Announce Films for Sundance Film Festival – Hong Kong Selects
by Movies News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Sundance Institute and The Metroplex announced today the eight new independent films that will premiere as part of the Sundance Film Festival – Hong Kong Selects screening series (more...)

Disney Junior Announces September Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Disney Junior announces September 2014 Programming Highlights (more...)

Joe Kinosian & Ian Lowe to Reprise MURDER FOR TWO Roles in Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast for the Pittsburgh premiere of original comedy sensation Murder For Two, which will run October 22 through January 18 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets start at $34.75 and are available at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. (more...)

SPARC Named by Inc. Magazine as One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for Second Consecutive Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

SPARC, a leading software product development company and four-time SC Best Place to Work Winner, announces its induction into the 2014 Inc 5000. An exclusive listing of the nation's fastest-growing private companies, SPARC ranks 700th among all organizations. In 2013, SPARC was ranked 14th on the list, and held the top spot in both the software category and among South Carolina-based companies (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

'Pirates of Bollywood' Now Available on IBooks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

"Pirates of Bollywood," Dr. Kalyan's second legal thriller is now available for order on Ibooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and Gum Road. Acclaimed a feast for thriller enthusiasts, Kalyan's earlier work, a patent law thriller, Road Humps and Sidewalks had received great reviews. The said novel is also available on IBooks and other platforms for free download for the benefit of interested readers. Dr. Kalyan's second legal thriller, "Pirates of Bollywood," takes the reader through an adventurous journey of Arjun, a blind lawyer, and Helen, a committed cop, as they chase pirates in Mumbai, the seat of Bollywood. Converging police action and legal drama, the novel unfolds the story of piracy, never told before. It packs court room drama, pirate emotions, film production challenges, and mafia wars in a nail biting narrative. Knowledge of copyright law, insight into affairs of the Indian film industry, and the unseen piracy chain, are packed in the pirate tale, not too far removed from reality. Talking about his work, Dr. Kalyan said, "Piracy has always been a problem for film and music producers, and will continue to be so. Many have tried to crack the intricate piracy puzzle, and have failed miserably. The object of pirates, from those on high seas to those in the digital world, have a common thread, plunder and prosper. My 'Pirates of Bollywood' is a pirate story, a story of people, who live amongst us, a story that pervades every day life in India, and a story that underscores most films we watch. I hope you will enjoy reading it." A peek into "Pirates of Bollywood" is available on Apple IBooks, Barnes and Noble and Kobo. You can try getting through the first twenty percent, before making up your mind on ordering it. (more...)

JAGGED LITTLE PILL Plays Rockwell Table & Stage Through August 30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

ROCKWELL Table and Stage, L.A.'s premier spot for extraordinary entertainment and dining is thrilled to announce the world premiere of JAGGED LITTLE PILL, a concept by Kate Sullivan Gibbens & Jonah Platt, based on the historic album by Alanis Morisette, with musical direction and arrangements by Jonah Platt and directed by Kate Sullivan Gibbens. JAGGED LITTLE PILL will continue throughSaturday, August 30 at ROCKWELL Table and Stage, 1714 N. Vermont in Los Feliz. (more...)

Amy Van Norstrand Joins the Ensemble of Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Next week, Amy Van Norstrand will be joining the ensemble of Goodspeed Musicals' World Premiere production Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. (more...)

FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, PERSUASION, RAW and More Set for Ross Valley Players' 85th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Ross Valley Players have announced their 2014 - 2015 season which celebrates their 85th consecutive year. (more...)

Mike Reiss Joins Bruce Vilanch and Jerry Adler in RUBBLE at The Provincetown Theater Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

EMMY Award-Winner Bruce Vilanch stars in a staged reading of RUBBLE, a new comedy by 4 time EMMY Award-Winning 'The Simpsons' writer, Mike Reiss at The Provincetown Theater. 'The Sopranos' star and Broadway veteran Jerry Adler also joins the cast. The staged reading of RUBBLE will be directed by James Valletti for one night only to benefit The Provincetown Theater. All proceeds go directly to support The Provincetown Theater. (more...)

'The Airship Artemis' by Chester Quinn is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

LOS ANGELES (more...)

New Sondheim INTO THE WOODS Song Cut from Final Version; Marshall Calls Streep's Voice 'Off the Charts'
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

INTO THE WOODS director Rob Marshall reveals that a previously reported new Sondheim-penned song for Meryl Streep's character 'The Witch' did not make the film's final cut. (more...)

New INTO THE WOODS Still of Meryl Streep as The Witch Revealed!
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

A new still of Oscar winner Meryl Streep as The Witch in the highly anticipated big screen adaptation of INTO THE WOODS, has been shared (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley to Star in Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Revival at Paper Mill; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. (more...)

KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season to Open with David Cromer's OUR TOWN, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will open its 50th anniversary celebration with the Kansas City premiere of David Cromer's Our Town, an enduring American story which examines the everyday lives of an average town's citizens in the early twentieth century. Our Town, one of the greatest American plays written by Thornton Wilder, the three-time Pulitzer prize-winning playwright and novelist will be directed by David Cromer, MacArthur Foundation 'genius' grant recipient and director of KC Rep's 2009 production of The Glass Menagerie which received national and local critical acclaim. This co-production with UMKC Theatre will feature redesigned seating at Spencer Theatre in the James C. Olson performing Arts Center on the UMKC campus. The show will run September 5 through 28th. High resolution photos can be found here . (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner in POTTED SHERLOCK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Potted Productions presents POTTED SHERLOCK by Daniel Clarkson, who also stars alongside Jefferson Turner and Lizzie Wort, now through 25 August (not 6, 13 & 20 August) at the Pleasance Courtyard. Double Olivier Award nominees Dan & Jeff return to premiere their fourth 'Potted' show. Dan and Jeff are back with their greatest challenge yet... the entire works of one of the greatest detective in literary history, Sherlock Holmes. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of Carlisle Floyd's two-act opera Susannah September 6 at the War Memorial Opera House. Soprano Patricia Racette returns to San Francisco Opera in her role debut as the innocent, strong-willed and falsely accused young woman Susannah Polk. (more...)

Aaron Sidwell & Louise English Join Cast of BLOCKBUSTER - The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Aaron Sidwell and Louise English are joining Suzanne Shaw and Paul Nicholas to star in the world premiere of BLOCKBUSTER The Musical, which features the chart- busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 1970s and 1980s. (more...)

Backstage Look At FINDING NEVERLAND, With Pirates
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 11, 2014

The hotly anticipated new stage adaptation of the recent PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND is currently out of town and a new look behind the scenes is available to view via a few candid shots shared on social media this week. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIRATES OF PENZANCE a Glorious Thing
by Harmony Wheeler - Aug 11, 2014

A paradox! A paradox! A most ingenious paradox! Only the ridiculous humor and unpredictable circumstances of Gilbert and Sullivan could make so much sense. In the capable hands and clear diction of Lamplighters Musical Theatre, it is, indeed, a glorious thing to be a pirate king, or the audience of one. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PETER PAN JR. at Stage West
by Peter Nason - Aug 10, 2014

Don't come in expecting the Broadway classic; this version is pure Disney. Although the fast moving show doesn't reach the heights of some of Stage West's earlier youth shows, it's perfect for kids. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, August 9 - Part 2 - The Pirates of FINDING NEVERLAND Pose, Goodspeed's 'FIDDLER' and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2014

Yesterday's SIPs come from FINDING NEVERLAND at A.R.T., Goodspeed's THE FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, the national tour of GHOST, and many more! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/9-8/10/2014
by - Aug 10, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 10, 2014 - Sunday, August 10, 2014. (more...)

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