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VIDEO: Watch Michael Cerveris & Cast of FUN HOME Appear on 'The View'VIDEO: Watch Michael Cerveris & Cast of FUN HOME Appear on 'The View'
by Caryn Robbins - May 29, 2015

The cast of Broadway's Tony-nominated musical FUN HOME stopped by The View on ABC (more...)

BWW TV: Gugwana Dlamini Sings from THE LION KING in Shubert Alley!BWW TV: Gugwana Dlamini Sings from THE LION KING in Shubert Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2015

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was held earlier today, May 27th in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. Hosted by HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Darren Criss, Broadway's best turned out for the annual performance - including The Lion King's Gugwana Dlamini, who performed 'The Circle of Life'- check it out below! (more...)

Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics) and Frederick Loewe's (music) classic My Fair Lady. The production will be directed by Marc Bruni, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

Chung Ying Theatre's JEKYLL & HYDE to Play Platform Theatre, July 28-Aug 8Chung Ying Theatre's JEKYLL & HYDE to Play Platform Theatre, July 28-Aug 8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Jonathan Holloway's audacious adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson's Jekyll & Hyde re-renders this dark tale of terror and suspense as a genuinely disturbing thriller for our time. Following successful productions in London and Edinburgh in 2013, acclaimed director and playwright Holloway now delivers his own ambitious staging in association with Hong Kong's international touring outfit, Chung Ying Theatre Company. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FUN HOME's Sam Gold Gives Best Director Tonys SpeechSTAGE TUBE: FUN HOME's Sam Gold Gives Best Director Tonys Speech
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2015

FUN HOME helmer Sam Gold just received the 2015 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical, and you can click below to hear his full acceptance speech! (more...)

BWW TV: FUN HOME's Lisa Kron & Jeanine Tesori on Their Tony Win - 'Girls Need to See It to Be It'BWW TV: FUN HOME's Lisa Kron & Jeanine Tesori on Their Tony Win - 'Girls Need to See It to Be It'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2015

Yesterday, FUN HOME's Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori took home the 2015 Tony Award for Best Original Score of a Musical, as well as Best Book (for Kron). BroadwayWorld caught up with the pair in the winners' room right after their speech - click below to hear what they had to say about their triumph going global!  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Partytime- Inside FUN HOME's Tonys After Party!Photo Coverage: Broadway Partytime- Inside FUN HOME's Tonys After Party!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 8, 2015

THE 69TH ANNUAL TONY? AWARDS, aired live from Radio City Music Hall, last night Sunday, June 7 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The fun didn't stop after the cermony though, as most of Broadway continued the celebration long into the night. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the Fun Home party, winner of Best Musical, below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Sam Gold on Taking Home a Tony for FUN HOME!BWW TV Exclusive: Sam Gold on Taking Home a Tony for FUN HOME!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2015

Sam Gold has won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for FUN HOME. Check out what he had to say about his win after he stepped off the Radio City stage below! (more...)

New Online Press Campaign Is Launched for THE CIRCLE BROKENNew Online Press Campaign Is Launched for THE CIRCLE BROKEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

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FREIGHT: THE FIVE INCARNATIONS OF ABEL GREEN Heads to HERE, 7/25-8/9FREIGHT: THE FIVE INCARNATIONS OF ABEL GREEN Heads to HERE, 7/25-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Written by Howard L. Craft and presented by StreetSigns, Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green Green tells the story of an African American male who exists in five different dimensions of the same universe at different points in American history. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: History-Making FUN HOME Duo Jeanine Tesori & Lisa Kron's Tonys Acceptance SpeechSTAGE TUBE: History-Making FUN HOME Duo Jeanine Tesori & Lisa Kron's Tonys Acceptance Speech
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2015

Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori just took home the 2015 Tony Award for Best Original Score of a Musical, making history as the first female writing pair to do so. Kron was also the recipient of the Tony for Best Book of a Musical. Scroll down to watch their speech! (more...)

FUN HOME Heading Across the Pond? Director Sam Gold 'Can't Confirm or Deny'FUN HOME Heading Across the Pond? Director Sam Gold 'Can't Confirm or Deny'
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 7, 2015

Following John Cameron Mitchell's confirmation that HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH would be heading to the West End, the Bechdels might soon be following suit. (more...)

FUN HOME Producers on Possible Film Adaptation: 'There's Definitely Been Interest'FUN HOME Producers on Possible Film Adaptation: 'There's Definitely Been Interest'
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 7, 2015

Following FUN HOME's Best Musical win tonight at the 69th Annual Tony Awards, the producers of the night's big hit spoke with the press backstage - and hinted at a long-life for the musical post-Broadway. (more...)

FUN HOME Wins 2015 Tony Award for Best MusicalFUN HOME Wins 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

FUN HOME has won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical.  (more...)

FUN HOME's Sam Gold Wins Tony for Best Direction MusicalFUN HOME's Sam Gold Wins Tony for Best Direction Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

Sam Gold has won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for FUN HOME.  (more...)

FUN HOME's Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori Win Tony for Best Original ScoreFUN HOME's Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori Win Tony for Best Original Score
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

Lisa Kron (Lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (Score) have won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) written for the theatre for FUN HOME. (more...)

FUN HOME's Lisa Kron & Jeanine Tesori Make History as First Female Pair to Win Best Score of a MusicalFUN HOME's Lisa Kron & Jeanine Tesori Make History as First Female Pair to Win Best Score of a Musical
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 7, 2015

With the 69th annual Tony Awards in full swing, FUN HOME continues its groundbreaking work on Broadway. (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast RecordingsBWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings
by David Clarke - Jun 6, 2015

It's that time of year, and I can't help but wonder if your CD collection and iPod are Tonys ready. It's just a handful of hours until the 69th annual Tony Awards, which will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 8/7c on CBS. This Broadway season has some exciting contenders in the musical categories, and to get you ready for the big night, I'm recapping the albums you should be listening to (or at least pre-ordering). (more...)

Andrew Keates' AS IS to Transfer to Trafalgar StudiosAndrew Keates' AS IS to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

After a sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre in 2013, William M. Hoffman's As Is now transfers to Trafalgar Studios with a stunning new cast and design. Using humour and sensitivity, As Is shatters the apathy and ignorance surrounding AIDS in the 1980s. Celebrating its 30th anniversary since first opening in New York, where it was hailed by critics as the most powerful play of the year, the significance and urgency of As Is has become even greater as more people than ever before are contracting HIV. (more...)

VIDEO: CBS Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Broadway's FUN HOME!VIDEO: CBS Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Broadway's FUN HOME!
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 4, 2015

CBS's Jamie Wax sat down with Bechdel and the stars of the show ahead of Sunday night's Tony Awards. (more...)

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your Tony Nominees' Guide: Best MusicalBWW's 'Brush Up On Your Tony Nominees' Guide: Best Musical
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 4, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW will be bringing you an overview of this year's nominees in the top categories. Next up, the nominees for Best Musical. (more...)

FUN HOME Broadway Cast Recording Hits No. 1 on Billboard Albums ChartFUN HOME Broadway Cast Recording Hits No. 1 on Billboard Albums Chart
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Fun Home, the Award-winning new musical that began previews on Broadway on March 27, announced today that the updated and expanded Broadway version of the cast recording has reached #1 on the Billboard Cast Album Chart. The album, produced by PS Classics, now features Emily Skeggs, who took over the role of Medium Alison during the show's original Off-Broadway run and is re-creating the role on Broadway, and includes new material written for the Broadway production, as well as additional material not included on the original recording. With music by five-time Tony Award nominee Jeanine Tesori, a book and lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron and direction by Tony Award nominee Sam Gold, Fun Home began previews March 27, 2015 and opened to rave reviews at The Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street) on Sunday, April 19, 2015. (more...)

Chichester's Jonathan Church to Launch Indie Production CompanyChichester's Jonathan Church to Launch Indie Production Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Following on from the announcement of his departure from Chichester Festival Theatre after the 2016 Season, Jonathan Church today announces that he will be establishing a new, independent production company, Jonathan Church Productions Limited (JCPL), as a platform to continue the development of both his producing and directing output in the future. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Writer Ben BrindiseBWW Interviews: Writer Ben Brindise
by Mark C. Lloyd - Jun 29, 2015

Ben Brindise is an award winning poet/writer who performs nationally and all over Buffalo and Canada. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/27/15 - PAL JOEYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/27/15 - PAL JOEY
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2015

Today in 1976, the second Broadway revival of Pal Joey opened at The Circle in the SquareTheatre, where it ran for 73 performances. Pal Joey is a musical with a book by John O'Hara (from his novel of the same title) and music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart based on a character and situations O'Hara created in a series of short stories published in The New Yorker. The original 1940 Broadway production was directed by George Abbott and starred Gene Kelly. There have been several revivals since, including a 2008-09 Broadway run, and a 1957 film adaptation starring Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak. The 1976 cast featured: Christopher Chadman (Joey), Harold Gary (Mike), Terri Treas (Kid), Janie Sell (Gladys), and Gail Benedict (Gail). (more...)

VIDEO: Beth Malone Speaks on Marriage Equality After FUN HOME PerformanceVIDEO: Beth Malone Speaks on Marriage Equality After FUN HOME Performance
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2015

The FUN HOME cast commemorated the event with a special speech from Beth Malone following Friday night's performance. Check out the whole thing below! (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 6/26/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 6/26/2015
by BWW - Jun 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 6/26/2015. (more...)

Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature CHICAGO, INTO THE WOODS & MorePoint Park's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature CHICAGO, INTO THE WOODS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will present five productions in the 2015-2016 season, ranging from classic works of theatre to popular, contemporary, Tony Award-winning musicals. (more...)

Emma Watson to Join Tom Hanks in Film Adaptation of THE CIRCLEEmma Watson to Join Tom Hanks in Film Adaptation of THE CIRCLE
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

According to Deadline, Emma Watson has officially signed on to join Tom Hanks in the upcoming film adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel The Circle, taking on the role Alicia Vikander had originally taken.  (more...)

UPDATE: Olapic Secures $15 Million in Series B Funding to Solve the Content Crunch for MarketersUPDATE: Olapic Secures $15 Million in Series B Funding to Solve the Content Crunch for Marketers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

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TIGER ORANGE Out Now on VOD; DVD Set for 7/7 ReleaseTIGER ORANGE Out Now on VOD; DVD Set for 7/7 Release
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Tim Isaac, Big Picture Show, and Wolfe Video presents TIGER ORANGE, a film by Wade Gasque, availalbe now on VOD, July 7th on DVD. (more...)

ON RECORD: Joel Perez's Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'This Show Really Spoke to My Soul'ON RECORD: Joel Perez's Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'This Show Really Spoke to My Soul'
by On Record - Jun 2, 2015

In this week's edition, we hear from Joel Perez, who is currently starring as 'Roy/Pete/Bobby Jeremy' in Fun Home- playing at The Circle in the Square Theatre. Read on to find out his top five picks! (more...)

DOMINIQUE LEVY's Post-War and Contemporary GRISAILLE Masterworks Presented at Art Basel 2015DOMINIQUE LEVY's Post-War and Contemporary GRISAILLE Masterworks Presented at Art Basel 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

In 1625, Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens wrote that he was creating an oil sketch of the Three Graces using opalescent gray and warm brown hues— “en grisaille et non couleurs”— thus giving name to the practice of intentional chromatic reduction in painting and sculpture that has become an enduring paradigm of artistic practice to the present day. (more...)

Renee Fleming Set for Cleveland Orchestra's Annual GalaRenee Fleming Set for Cleveland Orchestra's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

The Cleveland Orchestra announces a Gala Concert on Saturday, October 3, at 7 p.m., with soprano Renee Fleming joining Music Director Franz Welser-Most and The Cleveland Orchestra in performance.  Chaired by Norma Lerner, co-chair, Nancy McCann and corporate chair, KeyBank Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Beth Mooney, the Gala Concert supports educational services that the Orchestra provides for the Northeast Ohio community.  The performance will be followed by a dinner in the lobbies of Severance Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Circle Theatre's MASS APPEAL, Opening This WeekendPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Circle Theatre's MASS APPEAL, Opening This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Circle Theatre (230 W. 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX) presents MASS APPEAL, running now through July 18, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast onstage below! (more...)

FUN HOME Broadway Cast Recording Reclaims Top Spot on Billboard ChartFUN HOME Broadway Cast Recording Reclaims Top Spot on Billboard Chart
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

In its first full week of sales following the Tony Awards, PS Classics' updated recording of Fun Home, the 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, doubled the previous weeks' figures (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 6/19/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 6/19/2015
by BWW - Jun 19, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 6/19/2015. (more...)

Pianist and Composer Heidi Breyer Releases New Album 'Letters From Far Away'Pianist and Composer Heidi Breyer Releases New Album 'Letters From Far Away'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Pianist and composer Heidi Breyer has released a breathtaking new album of unparalleled beauty titled “Letters From Far Away.” (more...)

Circle Theatre to Present BECKY'S NEW CAR, 7/9-25Circle Theatre to Present BECKY'S NEW CAR, 7/9-25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Circle Theatre continues the 2015 season in July with the comedy BECKY'S NEW CAR by Steven Dietz, running July 9-25. In this lively comedy, Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage-with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life…and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn't dare. BECKY'S NEW CAR is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, Starring Anthony Andrews and Alexandra Silber, Launches the Muny's 97th Season TonightMY FAIR LADY, Starring Anthony Andrews and Alexandra Silber, Launches the Muny's 97th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

My Fair Lady (running tonight, June 15, through June 21) is the opening production of The Muny's 97th summer season.  (more...)

BWW TV: 2015 Tony Award Winners Send Thank Yous to People They Forgot to MentionBWW TV: 2015 Tony Award Winners Send Thank Yous to People They Forgot to Mention
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2015

On June 7, 2015, a whole new group of Broadway community members were honored with 2015 Tony Awards for their excellence in theater this past season. From first time winners to veterans, the 2015 Tony Awards were filled to the brim with exciting wins. Some of the Tony Award winners stopped by to chat with BroadwayWorld about their big wins and who they forgot to say Thank You to during their acceptance speeches.  (more...)

Circle Theatre to Present THE JUNGLE BOOK, 6/24-28Circle Theatre to Present THE JUNGLE BOOK, 6/24-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Circle Theatre continues the 2015 season in June with the family Magic Circle production of THE JUNGLE BOOK, running June 24-28. In this action-packed children's tale, based on the stories by Rudyard Kipling and adapted by Monica Flory, precocious Mowgli is raised by caring wolves, befriended by Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear and threatened by Shere Khan the evil tiger. When Mowgli learns he is actually a human, he must decide whether to remain with the pack, or return to the human word from which he was born. What will he choose? And will he be trained in the Law of the Jungle in time to defeat Shere Khan, the most feared animal of all? (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES June 6-12THIS WEEK IN PICTURES June 6-12
by Nora Dominick - Jun 12, 2015

Still reeling from the 2015 Tony Awards? Can't get 'Ring of Keys' and 'Shall We Dance?' out of your head? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

PHOTO: Six-Year-Old Theater Critic Iain Pays Tribute to Tony Award Winner Michael CerverisPHOTO: Six-Year-Old Theater Critic Iain Pays Tribute to Tony Award Winner Michael Cerveris
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Six-year-old theatre critic Iain Armitage took to Twitter to honor FUN HOME star and 2015 Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris. (more...)

BROMANCE Is in the Air at the Udderbelly Festival, June 24-July 19BROMANCE Is in the Air at the Udderbelly Festival, June 24-July 19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

BROMANCE comes to the Udderbelly Festival at Southbank Centre, Jubilee Gardens, London SE1 8XX, Wednesday 24th June - Sunday 19th July 2015. Press Night: Thursday 25th June, 7.30pm. (more...)

Theatre Royal to Host HEY, OLD FRIENDS! Gala for Sondheim's 85th Birthday; Launches Kickstarter CampaignTheatre Royal to Host HEY, OLD FRIENDS! Gala for Sondheim's 85th Birthday; Launches Kickstarter Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

West End leading lady Imelda Staunton is among a list of stars lending support to a charity gala to honour Stephen Sondheim at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane this October. Staunton comments, This year, Stephen Sondheim turned 85, and some of his old friends here in London - and I'm sure a few young ones - feel that we'd like to do something to celebrate. But we need your help to make it happen. (more...)

VIDEO: Composer Jeanine Tesori Gives Thanks for Tony Wins at FUN HOME Curtain CallVIDEO: Composer Jeanine Tesori Gives Thanks for Tony Wins at FUN HOME Curtain Call
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 10, 2015

Last night, the cast of FUN HOME took their curtain call for the first time since winning five Tony Awards, including BEST MUSICAL. (more...)

John Manimas Releases SOLITUJohn Manimas Releases SOLITU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The Secret of Life in the Universe has been discovered, says John Manimas publisher and author. His new work, entitled 'SOLITU' and available online, started as a question about geometry and world history. When Manimas first heard the Pythagorean riddle: 'Can we construct a circle exactly equal in area to a given square using only the compass and straightedge?' he immediately concluded that there had to be a positive answer to the riddle. Mathematicians believe that such a construction of equal areas is impossible. Since 1884, mathematicians have defended the thesis of Ferdinand Lindemann that pi exactly is a 'transcendental' number that cannot be constructed. Manimas said that the current work, SOLITU, 'describes in detail how to construct a straight line equal to pi exactly.' He stated further that 'verification of the procedure can be accomplished in less than three minutes using an ordinary scientific calculator.' Manimas said that the construction, which he calls the Unification Construction, 'requires no unique or new geometric construction procedures but only construction procedures already known.' Manimas said that SOLITU explains how the construction of pi as a straight line is the scientific Secret of Life in the Universe because it is the natural process that enables matter or molecules to be self-organizing or self-assembling. Manimas stated: 'The Unification Construction enables molecules to measure themselves, using only the power of proportion, in order to assemble themselves like the parts of a child's building toy.' Manimas acknowledged that 'The content of SOLITU pushes against the prevailing views of mathematicians.' Manimas concluded: 'The content of SOLITU shows that proportion is the only natural phenomenon that occurs in the external world and human mathematics is a cultural invention of the human mind.' Manimas stated finally: 'Human mathematics is the human perception of the power of proportion. And, the ancient Pythagorean riddle about squaring The Circle was really a message sent forward to us from the ancient civilization that people call 'Atlantis'. Most historians say that 'Atlantis' is mythical, but knowledge of pi exactly is proof of an advanced civilization, because a low-tech culture cannot know the value of pi exactly.' Why is all this important? Manimas stated flatly: 'If the mathematicians do not prove that they are right and I am wrong, then both number theory and world history are changed radically.' (more...)

nowlive'' Live Streaming App Brings Fans The Best of Summerfest 2015nowlive'' Live Streaming App Brings Fans The Best of Summerfest 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

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Sounds from the Circle VII Celebrates Captivating & Diverse New Age MusicSounds from the Circle VII Celebrates Captivating & Diverse New Age Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Sounds from The Circle are ever-changing, as evolutionary and endless as The Circle itself. (more...)

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