Chambers Stevens' IT'S WHO YOU KNOW Opens in St. Louis 9/10-12
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 9, 2015

Chambers Stevens is a bona fide Hollywood multi-hyphenate - actor-comedian-acting coach-author - who somehow has encapsulated all of that and more in his new one-man show It's Who You Know, premiering at St. Louis' Gaslight Theatre, 358 N. Boyle, September  10-12. Tickets are $30 and are available online at www.ItsWhoYouKnowOnTour.com. (more...)

BWW Review: Wit and Verve in Spanish Classic, FRIENDSHIP BETRAYED
by Andrew White - Sep 22, 2015

For a perfect evening's entertainment, let's begin with a big city and a cozy circle of single girls on the lookout for the Man of Their Dreams-or a reasonable, one-night facsimile.  Stir in the plot elements of true love thwarted, women stealing men behind each other's backs; sprinkle liberally with sweet revenge on the worst frenemy ever, and you've got the recipe for a great romantic comedy. (more...)

A PRIVILEGED WITNESS: THE TRUTH ABOUT BILLIONAIRE EDMOND SAFRA'S DEATH by Ted Maher to be Released 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

Billionaire banker Edmond Safra was a superstar among the world's wealthy elite, until he was mysteriously killed in a fire that consumed his lavish Monte Carlo penthouse. His nurse, former Green Beret Ted Maher, woke up the next morning bloodied and blamed. Now Maher breaks his silence about what really happened that fateful night, offering an insider's look into Safra's last days and Ted's ongoing fight to reveal the truth, answering long-speculated questions in this shocking true crime story. (more...)

VANDERPUMP RULES & New Docu-Series APRES SKI to Premiere on Bravo, 11/2
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Bravo Media is at your service with “Vanderpump Rules” premiering Monday, November 2 at 9pm ET/PT immediately followed by new docu-series “Après Ski” at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: IT'S WHO YOU KNOW
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 7, 2015

Chambers Stevens is a bona fide Hollywood multi-hyphenate - actor-comedian-acting coach-author - who somehow has encapsulated all of that and more in his new one-man show It's Who You Know, premiering at Memphis' Evergreen Theatre, 1705 Poplar Avenue, October 15-18. Tickets are available online at www.ItsWhoYouKnowOnTour.com. (more...)

Chambers Stevens' IT'S WHO YOU KNOW to Play Evergreen Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 6, 2015

Chambers Stevens is a bona fide Hollywood multi-hyphenate - actor-comedian-acting coach-author - who somehow has encapsulated all of that and more in his new one-man show It's Who You Know, premiering at Memphis' Evergreen Theatre, 1705 Poplar Avenue, October 15-18. Tickets are available online at www.ItsWhoYouKnowOnTour.com. (more...)

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF CHESHIRE to Premiere in November on Bravo
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

 Bravo Media gears up for a new flock of international housewives with the acquisition of “The Real Housewives of Cheshire” premiering Saturday, November 14, at 12 p.m. ET/PT, with additional episodes airing every Saturday also at 12 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Joanna Miles and David Selby Lead FRONT DOOR OPEN at Greenway Court This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Greenway Arts Alliance continues their season of world premieres with FRONT DOOR OPEN, a drama written by veteran playwright Tom Baum, directed by acclaimed theater and television director Asaad Kelada. There will be two preview performances on November 11 and 12 at 8:00 pm with opening night set for Friday, November 13 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Continue Season with YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You, continuing Northlight's 41st Season. You Can't Take It With You, directed by Devon de Mayo, runs November 6 - December 13, 2015 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

REELZ to Present New Kennedy-Themed Series and Specials This November
by TV - On the Road - Oct 26, 2015

REELZ today announced a November schedule packed with high-profile, Kennedy-themed original programming anchored by the network's new 10-episode documentary series 'The Kennedy Files' (more...)

Bravo & Shazam Team for First-Ever Prelinear In-App TV Premiere of APRES SKI
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Bravo Media announced today a first-of-its-kind television integration with mobile app Shazam featuring the pre-linear premiere of the upcoming docu-series “Après Ski,” (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with THE COCOANUTS' Ann Michels
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Nov 27, 2015

Whether she's in the lead role or in the chorus of the latest musical, Ann Michels is a Twin Cities actor/singer who stands out and who finds a connection with her audiences. (more...)

VANDERPUMP RULES & New Docu-Series APRES SKI Premieres on Bravo Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Bravo Media is at your service with “Vanderpump Rules” premiering tonight, November 2 at 9pm ET/PT immediately followed by new docu-series “Après Ski” at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

Joanna Miles and David Selby Lead FRONT DOOR OPEN, Beginning Tonight at Greenway Court
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Greenway Arts Alliance continues their season of world premieres with FRONT DOOR OPEN, a drama written by veteran playwright Tom Baum, directed by acclaimed theater and television director Asaad Kelada. There will be two preview performances tonight and tomorrow, November 11 and 12 at 8:00 pm with opening night set for Friday, November 13 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Certified Tax Coaches Launch Bestselling Book 'The Tax Detective: Uncovering the Mystery of Small Business Tax Planning'
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

SAN DIEGO, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ In 'The Tax Detective: Uncovering the Mystery of Small Business Tax Planning' America's top Certified Tax Coaches collaborate to share their financial knowledge and expertise. Most small business owners simply aren't aware of all the strategies you can use to protect your business and legally lower the amount of taxes you pay. (more...)

SINGLE IN MARBS is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

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RAY DONOVAN Season Two Now Available on DVD, Digitally
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The second season of the critically-acclaimed SHOWTIME hit drama series RAY DONOVAN is available now for purchase on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, VUDU, Sony's Video Unlimited and PlayStation store and Verizon FiOS. RAY DONOVAN: THE SECOND SEASON also arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today from Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution. The series stars two-time Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Liev Schreiber as LA's best professional fixer, the man called in to make the city's celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls' most complicated and combustible situations go away.  RAY DONOVAN ranks as one of the network's highest-rated series, and earned two Golden Globe wins and multiple Emmy nominations in its first two seasons. Season three will premiere on Sunday, July 12th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

BWW TV : TITANIC Star Ben Heppner Discusses Musical Debut; A First Look At Production Highlights
by Alan Henry - May 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld Toronto Senior Editor Alan Henry interviewed TITANIC star Ben Heppner at The Princess of Wales Theatre prior to the show's opening in Toronto Sunday afternoon. Take a look at the interview below, which includes brand new production footage! (more...)

Review Roundup: Chamber Sized TITANIC Opens in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2015

On Sunday afternoon, the previously Broadway-bound chamber sized production of TITANIC opened in Toronto. The production is currently scheduled at The Princess of Wales Theatre through June 21st, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a recap of all the reviews below, updating live as they come in. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Listen to New London Cast of TITANIC, Starting Previews Next Weekend!
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2016

Take a first listen to the London Premiere Cast of TITANIC in this exclusive video! Titanic starts previews at Charing Cross Theatre next weekend, Saturday 28 May. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sail On! First Look at Mirvish's Reimagined TITANIC in Toronto; Could It Port on Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

TITANIC is part of the Mirvish 2014-15 Subscription Season, playing through June 21, 2015 at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre. In this new reimagining of the musical, director Thom Southerland uses an ensemble cast, meaning that everyone in the cast plays two or three or more roles in the telling of the story.  (more...)

ALTMAN'S ART Screening with Bob Balaban Set for Bay Street Theater, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Altman's Art, a screening of Gosford Park and a discussion of the work of one of Americas greatest filmmakers on Monday, June 8 at 7 pm. The evening will also include a talkback hosted by Bob Balaban, with Guilia D'Agnolo Vallan, and Kathryn Altman-the widow of Robert Altman. Tickets are $20 and are available online at baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open 11 am to Showtime daily. (more...)

King Hollywood Kelz Releases New Single 'Batman'
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Today Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes announce the release of the 'King Hollywood Kelz - Batman ' by . The Single is currently available for streaming and download at http://coast2coastmixtapes.com/mixtape/king-hollywood-kelz-batman (more...)

Sailsquare Launches in The UK With Commitment to Make Sailing Holidays Accessible to All
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

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BWW Reviews: Gamm Theatre's Up and Down Season Ends With Timely MARIE ANTOINETTE
by Robert Barossi - May 11, 2015

At times, it can be hard to imagine that there was ever a period in history when society was as celebrity-obsessed as we are right now. With the internet, social media, Twitter, 24-hour cable news and everything else, information about the Rich and Famous is everywhere, all the time. It seems impossible to avoid and seems that the public's appetite for it is insatiable. On the other hand, David Adjmi's play Marie Antoinette, now playing at the Gamm Theatre, casts the famous French queen in much the same kind of world. And while the uneven play doesn't offer much that's new or original, it does provide another lens through which we can view and examine our own society and it's problems. (more...)

TITANIC Returns to London for 10 Weeks, May 28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The thrilling London premiere of the Broadway musical Titanic became one of the hottest must-see shows, winning  a clutch of Best Musical awards, 4 and 5 star rave reviews across the board and it was Critics Choice in most national newspapers. (more...)

Hilarious New Comedy Web Series BRAD ADVICE Launches Today
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The world is full of self-proclaimed 'experts' who peddle advice on anything and everything from personal growth to public relations to politics. And when the Rich and Famous need advice, they turn to Brad Johnston... He's full of it. (more...)

Gordon Basichis Releases THE CUBAN QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Minstrel's Alley, an independent publishing and media group, has published author Gordon Basichis' latest novel, 'The Cuban Quartet,' an international romantic mystery, seeded on the rumors and legends surrounding missing mob money when Castro marched into Havana. The book is available in both trade paper back and eBook formats. (more...)

Kathy Griffin Coming to MPAC, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Comedian Kathy Griffin dishes the dirt on the Rich and Famous and Hollywood elite as only she can at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 7 pm and 9:30 pm. Tickets are $69 - $115. (more...)

New Erotic Romance Series Shares Spicy Secrets From Former High-Class Call-Girl Turned Author
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

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BWW Reviews: RUMORS Has It!
by Herbert Paine - Jun 8, 2015

A bullet train of laughs is reverberating across the Opening Night walls of Desert Stages Theatre, thanks to the deft direction of Virginia Olivieri and Gary Zaro and the quirky comic thespians who breathe fire into the script of Neil Simon's elegant farce, RUMORS. (more...)

Ship of Dreams! TITANIC Revival Starring Ben Heppner Closes in Toronto Today; Los Angeles Next!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2015

David Mirvish's chamber-sized revival of TITANIC, starring Ben Heppner, the greatest opera tenor of his generation, closes today, June 21, 2015. (more...)

Lifetime Premieres Season 3 of Hit Series DEVIOUS MAIDS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Lifetime's critically-acclaimed hit series Devious Maids (#DeviousMaids, #DeviousArmy), returns for a third season on a new night, Mondays at 9PM ET/PT, beginning tonight, June 1st. (more...)

New InternationalLiving.com Report Highlights the Secrets to Financing a Roving Retirement Overseas on a Budget
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

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Full Cast, Creative Teams for Jackalope's ROLLING and PROWESS Set
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Jackalope's 8th season continues with the world premieres of Rolling, written by Calamity West, directed by Nate Silver, and Prowess, written by Ike Holter, directed by Marti Lyons, with the full casts and production teams announced below. (more...)

BWW Review: FAC's BUYER & CELLAR and the Allure of Celebrity
by Christi Esterle - Jan 17, 2016

The opening night performance of Fine Arts Center's Buyer & Cellar comes at the conclusion of a week that saw several public figures pass from this life, including iconic performers David Bowie and Alan Rickman. For the past several days, social media has been filled with people expressing sorrow and fond memories for people that, in the most part, they had never actually met. Such is the power of celebrity, to create the illusion of connection and intimacy with a remote star. (more...)

Savannah Miller Releases WRESTLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Savannah Miller, a wife, mother, grandmother, social activist, minister, devoted writer and author, has completed her newest work 'Wrestle': a gripping and potent tale of life, love, loss, acceptance and destiny. (more...)

BWW Review: Keeping Up Appearances in 1950s Cuba: CONTIGO PAN Y CEBOLLA at Milagro Theatre
by Krista Garver - Feb 22, 2016

Covering up the dinner table to hide the modest meal, talking about buying a piano, insisting that her son goes to art school -- these are just a few of the things Lala does to hide her family's dire financial straits in award-winning Cuban playwright Hector Quintero's 1962 comedy CONTIGO PAN Y CEBOLLA, now playing at Milagro Theatre. Presented in Spanish with English supertitles, CONTIGO PAN Y CEBOLLA is the only foreign-language play on the Portland theatre schedule this season. (more...)

Chambers Stevens' IT'S WHO YOU KNOW to Premier at Zoo Town Fringe Festival
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 7, 2015

Chambers Stevens is a bona fide Hollywood multi-hyphenate – actor-comedian-acting coach-author – who somehow has encapsulated all of that and more in his new one-man show It's Who You Know, premiering at the Missoula Zoo Town Fringe Festival August 21 and 22 at the Crystal Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Arnold Scaasi
by Walter McBride - Aug 5, 2015

Arnold Scaasi, Canadian fashion designer who created ensembles for the Rich and Famous, died yesterday, August 4, 2015. He was 85. Scaasi crafted one of his most recognized, and perhaps infamous, outfits for stage and screen star Barbra Streisand. She wore it to the 1969 Academy Awards, where she won the Oscar for her performance in the film FUNNY GIRL. We remember the iconic fashion designer below: (more...)

Photo Flash: Barbra Streisand Remembers Designer Arnold Scaasi and Her Iconic Oscars Outfit
by Jessica Khan - Aug 4, 2015

Arnold Scaasi, Canadian fashion designer who created ensembles for the Rich and Famous, died today, August 4, 2015. He was 85. Scaasi crafted one of his most recognized, and perhaps infamous, outfits for stage and screen star Barbra Streisand. She wore it to the 1969 Academy Awards, where she won the Oscar for her performance in the film FUNNY GIRL.  (more...)

Photo Flash: More Shots! Barbra Streisand Sports Designs by Arnold Scaasi
by Jessica Khan - Aug 4, 2015

Arnold Scaasi, Canadian fashion designer who created ensembles for the Rich and Famous, died today, August 4, 2015. He was 85. Scaasi crafted one of his most recognized, and perhaps infamous, outfits for stage and screen star Barbra Streisand. She wore it to the 1969 Academy Awards, where she won the Oscar for her performance in the film FUNNY GIRL. But their relationship didn't end there - scroll down for more shots of Streisand sporting some of Scaasi's signature looks! (more...)

ROWDY by Chris Madsen Wins Clemens Medal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Author Chris Madsen has added the Clemens Medal to a long list of awards for his debut title, 'Rowdy,' a true story of a 1916 yacht and the people who graced its decks over several decades including members of New York society, politicians, and the Rich and Famous. The yacht was commissioned to Holland Sackett Duell in 1916 and Madsen was able to locate his daughter, Hanny Pierson, who at 93 years of age, flew from the East Coast to the West Coast to board the yacht following a six-year restoration by Madsen. From Hanny, her many descendants, and years of research at libraries, museums, historical societies, Supreme Court cases, newspaper archives, and yacht club records, Madsen was able to piece together an extraordinary story of the family and the yacht. 'The family's forefathers were amongst the first pilgrims that arrived at Plymouth,' says Madsen. 'And Holland's grandfather was instrumental in the formation in the Republican Party giving powerful speeches to Congress for the abolition of slavery, and in support of the Civil War. Holland was himself a highly decorated World War I hero and powerful attorney, New York Senator, businessman and highly respected sailor.' 'This isn't a book I would ordinarily read,' says Ron Fritsch, AiA director and reviewer for the Clemens award program. 'But once I started reading 'Rowdy', I could not put it down. It is a compelling story. The book is also beautifully produced and makes a wonderful coffee table book. The author has clearly invested a considerable sum on editing as the quality of the work is impeccable. 'Rowdy' is a deserving recipient of the Clemens Medal.' 'Rowdy' is a true life colorful 1920's historical biography full of adventure, love stories and scandals, and becomes the first book to be awarded the Clemens Medal. An e-version of 'Rowdy' is in production. The hard cover complete with accented gold leaf stamping, blind deboss and a woven burgundy book mark ribbon reflects the story within and is available at all major online retailers including Amazon.com. About the Clemens Award Program The Clemens Medal is awarded to an author for a book of outstanding literary quality and design. The three elements considered for this award include: - literary quality of work - the cover design and to a lesser extent, interior design - standard of editing Criteria The award is open to all independent (self-published) authors, and authors published by a small or academic press. 1. Prerequisite The nominated title must have won an award - gold, silver or bronze - from one of the award programs recognized for their Honoring Excellence award. 2. Literary Quality The following elements will be considered when assessing the literary quality of the nominated title. Note: not all of these elements will apply to every genre. Plot: is the story well-constructed, is author in control of plot and making wise decisions, do events happen within the limits of the theme and genre, is final resolution credible, and does it honor the story. Style: is the style appropriate to the theme, genre, subject matter, is the dialogue genuine and does it work effectively with the narrative, author's use of literary techniques and contentions, observance of fundamental rules such as Point Of View, accuracy of any factual material, use of language to create atmosphere, settings, characters, actions etc. Characterization: are characters believable, well-developed, do they interact in a convincing way, is their behavior consistent with their biography and consistent throughout the story, are they revealed to the reader in an effective way through action, inner dialogue, thoughts, reactions and responses to other characters. 3. Design 3.1 Cover Design Like story and writing style, design is quite subjective. Covers also need to respond to the elements that are relevant to a particular genre. We will be considering the following aspects of cover design: - a well written, compelling back cover copy (or description for eBook) - a custom, polished, professional design (no templates) - the genre or story is evident in the design 3.2 Interior Design With regard to interior design (print version only), we are not looking for elaborate design when simplicity works just as well. The nominated title will pass this criterion if: - the print is positioned sensibly on the page - the page numbering starts at chapter one - includes a copyright page with relevant content - includes a title page(s) 4. Editing The work must be edited to a very high professional standard. We accept that despite endless edits, rewrites and proofreading that some errors do slip through, and this happens with all books not just self-published books. However, such errors should be minor and limited. About the Clemens Medal The Clemens Medal is in honor of Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain who started his own publishing company (Charles L. Webster & Company) in 1885 to self-publish his books. The Clemens Medal recognizes non mainstream authors ie self-published or authors published by a small or academic press who have published a book of outstanding literary quality and design. About The Association of Independent Authors The Association of Independent Authors (AiA) is the peak body representing, advancing, promoting and supporting independent (self-published) authors globally. Its membership spans six continents with directors based in the USA, UK, Asia, Australia and South Africa. The AiA published a comprehensive guide to self-publishing with 80+ articles from experts in their field. Self-Publishing. Publish Your Book and Avoid the Pitfalls with Advice from Leading Experts and Experienced Authors is available exclusively in the Kindle Store. (more...)

3V Theatre's STARF*CKERS Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

3 VOICES THEATRE will present the world premiere of STARF*CKERS, a collection of short plays written by Jenn Tufaro and directed by Aliza Shane (NY IT Award for Outstanding Short Script, The Three Sillies), opening Friday, August 21.  (more...)

Roberta Bassin Set to Guest Star on Showtime's 'RAY DONOVAN'
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Recognized for the 1987 cult classic “Barfly,” accomplished actress Roberta E. Bassin, is today experiencing a surge, as she prepares to appear in Showtime's hit crime drama “Ray Donovan,” set to air Sept. 6 as well as in the upcoming films “The Petal Pushers,” “Shovel Buddies.” (more...)

Christine Lahti, Jason Ritter and Georgia King to Star in THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run in May. (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Cast, Creative Team of Charing Cross' TITANIC Gather for First Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The cast and creative team of Charing Cross Theatre's TITANIC have gathered for the first day of rehearsals and prepare to board for the launch of the musical at the start of Thom Southerland's first season as Artistic Director. Check out a look at the group below! (more...)

BWW Review: THE COUNTRY HOUSE Mourns a Fiction at The Cell
by Devon Hoffman - Apr 19, 2016

A family mourns the recent death of their beloved sister/daughter/wife/mother (and famous actress), Kathy.  This melancholy premise is a fitting frame for self-involved character reflections, but not for dramatic energy-especially because the manner of Kathy's death is totally unrelated to the characters's lives. (more...)

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Blows The Roof Off THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by Herbert Paine - Apr 19, 2016

Arizona Broadway Theatre blows the roof off the THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS with a non-stop hit parade of Lone Star big star moments. Leading the pack is Cassandra Norville Klaphake as Miss Mona, the madam of the legendary brothel that inspired Carol Hall, Larry King, and Peter Masterson to pen the tale of tricks and treats. Klaphake delivers a commanding performance as the mother hen who guards her coop with a righteous blend of good business sense and sentimentality. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TITANIC's London Return at Charing Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Final casting is announced today for the return of the multi award-winning production of the Broadway musical TITANIC, first seen at Southwark Playhouse, which is coming back to London with director Thom Southerland once again at the helm. (more...)

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