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Hot Brown Honey Coming to Sydney Opera HouseHot Brown Honey Coming to Sydney Opera House
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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UK Director of the Year joins IT visionaries Axios SystemsUK Director of the Year joins IT visionaries Axios Systems
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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BWW Blog: Emma Mueller - Let the Chips Fall Where They MayBWW Blog: Emma Mueller - Let the Chips Fall Where They May
by Guest Blogger: Emma Mueller - May 3, 2016

I sat on a bench by myself beside a winding staircase and several closed doors, where other 17-year-olds like me were pouring their hearts out in audition room. I smoothed my dark blue dress and twisted my perfectly curled hair in between my fingers anxiously. My right leg was crossed over my left, and my foot was tapping the air sporadically as if that would help ease the nerves. I looked at the clock and only 30 seconds had passed since I had last checked the time.  (more...)

MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: Inquiring Minds Want to Know the ScoopMUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: Inquiring Minds Want to Know the Scoop
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 3, 2016

Hear ye, hear ye…Music City Confidential is back! Which means, of course, that I've heard an awful lot of scuttlebutt since last week's column went live on the interwebs - or, more likely, that I am trying to avoid boring and mundane stuff like packing - I'll let you decide what my motivation truly is... (more...)

Access Direct Adds Oce VarioPrint i300 to its Production Inkjet FleetAccess Direct Adds Oce VarioPrint i300 to its Production Inkjet Fleet
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

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Alfie Allen, Katie Brayben & Annapurna Sriram to Join Jesse Eisenberg in THE SPOILS at Trafalgar StudiosAlfie Allen, Katie Brayben & Annapurna Sriram to Join Jesse Eisenberg in THE SPOILS at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones, John Wick, Equus), Katie Brayben (Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, King Charles III, American Psycho) and Annapurna Sriram (Billions, South of Hell) join the previously announced internationally acclaimed actors Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice) and Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) to complete the cast of the European premiere of The New Group's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production, The Spoils. This razor-sharp new comedy, written by and starring Jesse Eisenberg, will transfer for a strictly limited season at London's Trafalgar Studios, from 27 May to 13 August, with press night on 2 June.  (more...)

H&M Designs One-of-a Kind Dresses for Jennifer Hudson & More for the Met Costume Institute BenefitH&M Designs One-of-a Kind Dresses for Jennifer Hudson & More for the Met Costume Institute Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

H&M collaborated with fashion icons Ciara, Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Hudson, Lucky Blue Smith, Pyper America Smith, and Amber Valetta to create custom made looks for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit 2016, the year's most prestigious night in fashion. (more...)

KEF Media Celebrates 30 Years Serving PR IndustryKEF Media Celebrates 30 Years Serving PR Industry
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

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Fran Drescher & More Join the 2016 GENII AWARDS Presenters LineupFran Drescher & More Join the 2016 GENII AWARDS Presenters Lineup
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

Fran Drescher, Emmy® Award-winning journalist and TV host Shaun Robinson and Theranos Chief Creative Officer Patrick Thomas O'Neill have been added as presenters for the 57th Annual Genii Awards. (more...)

BWW Interview: Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director of The Powerhouse TheaterBWW Interview: Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director of The Powerhouse Theater
by Kathryn Kitt - May 2, 2016

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced a few of the projects tapped for the upcoming 32nd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season which stages full productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress, among other developmental programming. (more...)

Actors' Theatre of Columbus to Stage OTHELLOActors' Theatre of Columbus to Stage OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

In 1982, Actors' Theatre of Columbus (ATC) kicked off its first season with a single production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The success of that season proved that Schiller Park was an excellent venue for open air Shakespearean theater, and the troupe has continued this tradition for 35 years. "To Tell the Truth," Actors' Theatre's 2016 season, features four plays that ask questions about how far relationships can be strained and even broken by dishonesty, falsehood and slander. (more...)

Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Winners AnnouncedDallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

After two days of intense competition by some of the most talented young singers in the country, the winners of the 28th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition were announced late this evening from the stage of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

TooManyLeftHands Reveal 'Can't Get To You' ft. Layth, Out NowTooManyLeftHands Reveal 'Can't Get To You' ft. Layth, Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Danish duo TooManyLeftHands, consisting of Martin Nick and Anders K, are back with a new Indie Dance infused original, 'Can't Get To You' featuring Layth, out now on Scandinavian imprint disco:wax. (more...)

BWW Blog: A BOUNTIFUL ExperienceBWW Blog: A BOUNTIFUL Experience
by Maria Peyramaure - Apr 29, 2016

Look up. Turn off your phone... your iPad, your iPod, or computer... See someone, a loved one, a friend or stranger, see them and accept them just as they are, ask them their name or what they are passionate about, and then take them to see Bountiful: A Teacher's Journey. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Berresse on ACT's THE LAST FIVE YEARSBWW Interview: Michael Berresse on ACT's THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by Harmony Wheeler - Apr 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld San Francisco spoke with Michael Berresse, who directs of American Conservatory Theatre's upcoming production of 'The Last Five Years.' Read the full interview to learn about Michael's work with the show's composer, his methods for rehearsals, and what audiences can expect from his fully staged production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dame Maggie Smith Opens SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD Exhibition at OxfordPhoto Flash: Dame Maggie Smith Opens SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD Exhibition at Oxford
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Dame Maggie Smith visited the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries yesterday to open SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD, the Libraries' summer exhibition. The celebrated actress joined donors and special guests, including renowned playwright Alan Bennett and Lord Patten of Barnes, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, at the Bodleian's newly-refurbished Weston Library for the official opening of the exhibition, which runs until 18 September. Scroll down for photos from the opening! (more...)

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra to Present TOTALLY 80s, 5/6Hawaii Symphony Orchestra to Present TOTALLY 80s, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Take a trip back in time to one of the greatest decades for pop music - the Eighties - with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) at Totally 80s on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 pm. Maestro Stuart Chafetz conducts and hosts this jam-packed night that celebrates the music of the Eighties - a decade of fantastic music and fashion. Vocalists Aaron Finley and Nicole Parker join the HSO for songs made famous by icons such as Elton John, Phil Collins, TOTO, Cyndi Lauper, Sting, Lionel Ritchie, Michael Jackson and many more. (more...)

LA Master Chorale Welcomes Award-Winning Assistant ConductorLA Master Chorale Welcomes Award-Winning Assistant Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Following a national search, the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) has appointed Hong Kong native Jenny Wong assistant conductor for a two-year period beginning in May 2016. Wong, who has served as a conducting fellow for the Oregon Bach Festival, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Distinguished Concerts International New York and Hong Kong SingFest, is one of the youngest conductors to win two consecutive World Champion titles at the World Choir Games (China, 2010) and the International Johannes Brahms Choral Competition (Germany, 2011). Currently a D.M.A. candidate in choral conducting at USC Thornton School of Music, where she also completed her M.M. and has taught choral conducting, she has served as Visiting Director of Choral Activities at University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music for the past year. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse Partners with St. Gerard HouseFlat Rock Playhouse Partners with St. Gerard House
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Flat Rock Playhouse Studio 52 announced today a partnership with St. Gerard House, a local non-profit organization offering evidence-based treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other behavioral needs.  (more...)

Riyadh International Book Fair Offers Largest Cultural Event in the Middle EastRiyadh International Book Fair Offers Largest Cultural Event in the Middle East
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Riyadh International Book Fair 2016 is the largest yearly cultural event in the Middle East which aims to facilitate and promote exchange between authors, publishers, literary professionals, and the complete reading cultural society of the Middle East as a whole. (more...)

BWW Interview: My Dance Selfie with Sterling Masters of Broadway's WICKEDBWW Interview: My Dance Selfie with Sterling Masters of Broadway's WICKED
by Bob Rizzo - Apr 28, 2016

Sterling Masters hails from Charlotte, NC and is currently appearing in Wicked on Broadway. Long before she made her Broadway debut in the show she grew up dancing in her mom's dance studio. She competed in dance competitions and still holds the record for being the first and only dancer to hold all four titles for Carolina Dance Masters. After a brief stint at Florida State, Sterling was cast in the national tour of Fosse and never looked back. She went on to perform (and dance captain) national tours of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Wicked, to name a few. (more...)

Maury Povich to Celebrate 3,000th Episode of Syndicated Talk Show MAURYMaury Povich to Celebrate 3,000th Episode of Syndicated Talk Show MAURY
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Maury Povich will celebrate the 3,000th episode of his syndicated talk show, MAURY on May 25th (check local listings). To commemorate the occasion, the show will reveal the most outrageous and memorable 'Maury' moments from the past 18 years throughout the month of May. (more...)

BWW Review: DEAD PILOTS SOCIETY Offers Look at TV Pilots That Never AiredBWW Review: DEAD PILOTS SOCIETY Offers Look at TV Pilots That Never Aired
by Shari Barrett - Apr 27, 2016

Every year, Hollywood studios spend millions upon millions of dollars on TV pilots, the “test shows” that networks order before deciding which shows should become full-fledged series or wind up being locked away in a vault never to be seen again. For every pilot that eventually airs, there are three that never will see daylight, even though there are thousands of hopeful writers, directors and actors in our town that work around-the-clock during “pilot season,” hoping their work will be picked up and make them a lot of money as a hit TV series. (more...)

A LITTLE TRAVELING MUSIC Set for The Triad, 5/16A LITTLE TRAVELING MUSIC Set for The Triad, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Kinky Boots' Eric Leviton and The Producers' Michael Kostroff reprise their Nightlife Award-winning comic cabaret show, 'A Little Traveling Music,' for one night at the Triad, at 158 W. 72nd Street, between Broadway and Columbus, on the 2nd floor. (more...)

PCTEL Chairman and CEO Martin H. Singer Joins University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering Advisory BoardPCTEL Chairman and CEO Martin H. Singer Joins University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

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BWW Revew: BLACK PEARL SINGS! at MetroStageBWW Revew: BLACK PEARL SINGS! at MetroStage
by Roger Catlin - Apr 26, 2016

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Theater for the New City to Present SUDDENLY, A KNOCK AT THE DOOR, Featuring Adapted Works by Israeli Writer Etgar KeretTheater for the New City to Present SUDDENLY, A KNOCK AT THE DOOR, Featuring Adapted Works by Israeli Writer Etgar Keret
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Theater for the New City presents Suddenly, A Knock at the Door, a new play based on stories by award winning Israeli author and filmmaker Etgar Keret written by Robin Goldfin with live music composed by Oren Neiman and performed by Oren Neiman & Gilad Ben-Zvi. David L. Carson* directs a cast of 6, including Jeffrey Swan Jones*,Antonio Minino, Alyssa Simon*, Kenneth Talberth*, Stephen Thornton, and Elanna White. Fourteen performances will be staged from June 2-19, 2016 at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets) in New York City's East Village. (more...)

JFS of Metrowest Honors Outstanding Community Leaders At 26th Annual Seize the Dream Gala Scheduled May 22nd, 2016JFS of Metrowest Honors Outstanding Community Leaders At 26th Annual Seize the Dream Gala Scheduled May 22nd, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

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WGN America Gives Season 2 Order to Underground Railroad Thriller UNDERGROUNDWGN America Gives Season 2 Order to Underground Railroad Thriller UNDERGROUND
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

WGN America's Underground Railroad thriller UNDERGROUND, among the most widely praised series of the year and the network's most-watched original program ever, has been renewed for a second season (more...)

Tony Winners Patina Miller, Bryce Pinkham & Brian F. O'Byrne Join Cast of PBS's MERCY STREETTony Winners Patina Miller, Bryce Pinkham & Brian F. O'Byrne Join Cast of PBS's MERCY STREET
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

PBS announced today that MERCY STREET is adding new actors and directors to the series' robust talent list for Season Two, which is currently in production in Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present SUDDENLY, A KNOCK ON THE DOOR, Featuring Adapted Works by Israeli Writer Etgar KeretTheater for the New City to Present SUDDENLY, A KNOCK ON THE DOOR, Featuring Adapted Works by Israeli Writer Etgar Keret
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Theater for the New City presents Suddenly, A Knock at the Door, a new play based on stories by award winning Israeli author and filmmaker Etgar Keret written by Robin Goldfin with live music composed by Oren Neiman and performed by Oren Neiman & Gilad Ben-Zvi. (more...)

WGN America Renews UNDERGROUND for Second SeasonWGN America Renews UNDERGROUND for Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

WGN America's Underground Railroad thriller 'Underground,' among the most widely praised series of the year and the network's most-watched original program ever, has been renewed for a second season, it was announced today by Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios. The breakout hit series, created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, draws 3 million Total Viewers on Wednesday nights season-to-date in Live + 7 delivery, lifting an average of +131% in time-shifted viewing among Adults 25-54, and is the #6 highest-rated scripted series premiere of any cable drama this season. 'Underground' was the #1 original scripted series on cable last Wednesday night across all key demos in Live + 3 ratings. (more...)

BWW Interview: Pat Hazell of THE WONDER BREAD YEARS at The McDavid Studio At Bass Performance HallBWW Interview: Pat Hazell of THE WONDER BREAD YEARS at The McDavid Studio At Bass Performance Hall
by Kyle Christopher West - Apr 25, 2016

This week, BroadwayWorld guest writer Sarah Comley-Caldwell had the Privilege of chatting with the playwright and star of THE WONDER BREAD YEARS, Pat Hazell. With his background as a Seinfeld and sitcom writer, commercial director and actor, Hazell brings wit, warmth and nostalgia to his one man show-a self described hybrid of theatre, stand up comedy and communal laughter. (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...)

BWW Interviews: Allison Semmes as Diana Ross in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on TourBWW Interviews: Allison Semmes as Diana Ross in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Apr 22, 2016

As MOTOWN THE MUSICAL continues to tour all over North America, the success of the show is evident. Every city has welcomed the show with open arms and enjoyed the walk down memory lane with iconic figures like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. Allison Semmes has the Privilege of being part of the touring company playing Ms. Diana Ross herself and recently shared with BWW her experiences on the road and being part of such a historic show. (more...)

BWW Interview: A SHINING Hour for Mark Campbell and the Art of Libretto-WritingBWW Interview: A SHINING Hour for Mark Campbell and the Art of Libretto-Writing
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 22, 2016

Do you remember that cataclysmal moment in the Stanley Kubrick film of Stephen King's “The Shining,” when Jack Nicholson axes his way through the bathroom door and says, wild-eyed, “Here's Johnny!” Well, you won't find it in King's book--or in Mark Campbell's libretto for THE SHINING, the new opera written with composer Paul Moravec and directed by Eric Simonson, opening May 7 at the Minnesota Opera as part of its New Works Initiative. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Names New Executive DirectorSideshow Theatre Company Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Following a lengthy search process, Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie Weddell as its new executive director effective at the end of April. (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER - Farcical Felonious Fun at Ahmanson TheatreBWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER - Farcical Felonious Fun at Ahmanson Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Apr 22, 2016

Occasionally we venture beyond the borders of Ventura County to see what is going on in Los Angeles, and on this occasion, we couldn't resist taking in a performance of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which is currently playing at the Ahmanson Theatre downtown. The 2013 show won Tonys for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical after its initial Broadway run and is now currently on its first national tour. (more...)

Realtor Tracy Wilson Reaches RE/MAX Hall of FameRealtor Tracy Wilson Reaches RE/MAX Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

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Stephen Joseph Theatre Names New Chief ExecutiveStephen Joseph Theatre Names New Chief Executive
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Stephen joins the SJT from Arts Council England, where he has been Relationship Manager Theatre since 2011, following five years as the General Manager at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich. During that time he was also Festival Director for Pulse Festival, a showcase of new national and international work. Previously Stephen was producer for Stafford Festival Shakespeare and Artistic Programme Manager at the Gatehouse Theatre in Stafford. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz of Broadway's BRIGHT STARBWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz of Broadway's BRIGHT STAR
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Apr 21, 2016

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The Saatchi Gallery to Present JOURNEYS Showcase ExhibitionThe Saatchi Gallery to Present JOURNEYS Showcase Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

London, 21 April 2016: The Saatchi Gallery is delighted to present Journeys, an exhibition that showcases original shortlisted artworks from the 2009- 2015 Saatchi Gallery/ Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools, alongside examples of students' current practice.  (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2016 INK'D LineupThe Playwrights Realm Announces 2016 INK'D Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing DirectorRoberta Pereira, presents the line up for INK'D, their annual festival of new plays. Running May 17-20 at 7pm, The Realm will present staged readings of new work by 2015-16 Writing Fellows Sam Chanse, Lauren Feldman, Jonathan Payne, and David Zax. INK'D exemplifies The Realm's ever-expanding commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights as they strive to make a life in the arts. (more...)

Natural Partners Announces Promotion Of Fran Towey To CEONatural Partners Announces Promotion Of Fran Towey To CEO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

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Jeff Moss 'The Dark Tangent,' DEF CON Founder and CSO, to Receive University of Advancing Technology Honorary Doctorate DegreeJeff Moss 'The Dark Tangent,' DEF CON Founder and CSO, to Receive University of Advancing Technology Honorary Doctorate Degree
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

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Local High School String Quartet to Perform at 'IN MY LIFE' Beatles Tribute at Coralville Center for the Performing ArtsLocal High School String Quartet to Perform at 'IN MY LIFE' Beatles Tribute at Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

When the touring show 'In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles' comes to the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts on May 24, be on the lookout for two quartets -- not just one. (more...)

Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate Mother's Day with Pianist Soyeon Kate Lee, 5/8Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate Mother's Day with Pianist Soyeon Kate Lee, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Celebrate Mother's Day with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) and witness the debut of Korean-American pianist Soyeon Kate Lee under the baton of Maestro Stuart Chafetz at 4 pm on Sunday, May 8. (more...)

Quest & International Chamber Artists to Present THE PEOPLE'S PASSION PLAY This MayQuest & International Chamber Artists to Present THE PEOPLE'S PASSION PLAY This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Quest Theatre Ensemble and the International Chamber Artists are proud to announce THE PEOPLE'S PASSION PLAY, a pageant performed with Quest's signature visually arresting large-scale puppetry set to Dvorak's Serenade for Winds, Opus 44, performed by members of the ICA ensemble. (more...)

Brown Fist Productions and CASA 0101 Theater to Stage EASTSIDE HEARTBEATSBrown Fist Productions and CASA 0101 Theater to Stage EASTSIDE HEARTBEATS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Boyle Heights will be the setting for a pull out all the stops Cinco de Mayo (May 5, 2016) celebration on the Eastside of Los Angeles as Brown Fist Productions in association with CASA 0101 Theater present the opening night of EASTSIDE HEARTBEATS, A New Rock 'n' Roll Musical. (more...)

ECI and Sprint S.A. Partner to Deploy a Greenfield Broadband Network in PolandECI and Sprint S.A. Partner to Deploy a Greenfield Broadband Network in Poland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

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