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Broadhurst Theatre (New York, NY)
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Based on "La Locandiera" by Carlo Goldoni

BWW Recap: Liar Taps on THE GOOD WIFE
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Nov 9, 2015

All is not well in THE GOOD WIFE universe, even with those Whitney-loving goats to help lighten things up. People are lying to each other, they are doubtful of who and what to trust, and they're unintendedly revealing a lot more than just their biases. And now the NSA is monitoring some of those revelations. Again. Hence the goats. And all The Liar tapping. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE MONSTER-BUILDER, 11/6-12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company presents the Bay Area Premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist (Freedomland) Amy Freed's THE MONSTER-BUILDER. Art Manke, who directed the World Premiere of THE MONSTER-BUILDER at Portland's Artists Repertory Theatre in 2014, makes his Aurora directing debut with this viciously funny comedy featuring Danny Scheie (The Mystery of Irma Vep), Rod Knapp (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity), Nancy Carlin (Hysteria), Thomas Gorrebeeck (The Eccentricities of a Nightingale), Tracy Hazas, and Sierra Jolene. THE MONSTER-BUILDER plays November 6 through December 6 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards Update 11/27 - Bruce Winant, Cheryl Allison Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play asks us to imagine what will happen to humanity after the apocalypse. This imaginative dark comedy follows a new civilization of survivors as they band together to build a community from the rubble of the world we now know. Jump into a wild future where The Simpsonsand the pop culture of today becomes the mythology of tomorrow in this unexpected, musical love-letter to the power of live theatre. (more...)

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY to Play the Unicorn This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY by Anne Washburn, featuring a score by Michael Friedman with lyrics by Anne Washburn, will be directed by Theodore Swetz and co-produced with UMKC Theatre at Unicorn Theatre this December. (more...)

Temple Theaters Presents A FREE MAN OF COLOR, Now thru 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Temple Theaters continues its season with satirical drama A Free Man of Color by the award-winning playwright John Guare. Directed by Douglas C. Wager , the production features the new cohort of MFA acting candidates and supported by talented undergraduate students. The ambitious play, a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, runs tonight, November 11-21, 2015 in Temple University's Randall Theater. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Launches Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Today, March 16, 2015, Asolo Repertory Theatre and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training announced their highly anticipated 2015-16 seasons with a special presentation in the Mertz Theatre. (more...)

Promethean Theatre Ensemble Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Promethean Ensemble Theatre will enter its second decade with three plays that view characters and stories of the past through the eyes of modern playwrights. Leading off the season in December will be Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Moises Kaufman's 1997 biographical play about playwright Oscar Wilde's 1895 trials and ultimate conviction for the crime of homosexuality. Promethean Theatre Ensemble Artistic Director Brian Pastor will direct. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 54th season kicks off in high style with Noel Coward's final and semi-autobiographical play, A SONG AT TWILIGHT. Performances began May 11 and continue through May 29 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Park Square's 2016-17 Season to Include A RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE REALISTIC JONESES & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Park Square's 2016-2017 season promises to showcase Park Square at its inclusive best: (more...)

STC to Present David Ives's SCHOOL FOR LIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) announces the return of playwright David Ives with The School for Lies in spring of 2017. The Tony Award-nominee pairs once more with Artistic Director Michael Kahn as director, the team that previously created the highly-lauded French "trilogy" of The Liar, The Heir Apparent and The Metromaniacs at STC. (more...)

Cast Announced for Centenary Stage Company's Rolling Premiere of START DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Centenary Stage Company continues its trend this season of featuring women playwrights and premieres by closing their main stage professional theater series with Eleanor Burgess' START DOWN April 8 through 24 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Shakespeare in Clark Park to Present THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

What do swing dancing, outlaws, love quadrangles and a mischievous dog have in common? It's all part of Shakespeare in Clark Park's 2016 production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona directed by Kathryn MacMillan (Lantern Theater Company) and brings together Philadelphia's finest actors alongside a troupe of community dancers. The Two Gentlemen of Verona is set to run July 27-31, 2016 in Clark Park in West Philadelphia. (more...)

GROUNDED, THE LIAR & More Set for Seattle Public Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Seattle Public Theater announced today the four shows selected for its 2016-2017 regular mainstage season. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE HEIR APPARENT, 4/15-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Master playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) reinvigorates Jean-Francois Regnard's 1708 comedy about greed, love, and intrigue in Aurora's Bay Area Premiere of THE HEIR APPARENT. Josh Costello (Detroit, Wittenberg) helms THE HEIR APPARENT, featuring Julian Lopez-Morillas, Kenny Toll, Patrick Kelly Jones, Elizabeth Carter, Lawrence Radecker, Khalia Davis, and Katie Rubin. THE HEIR APPARENT plays April 15 through May 15 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

ALL MY DISTANCES ARE FAR Opens in August at Theatre 40
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

?Theatre 40 of Beverly Hills announce that acclaimed playwright and actress, Leda Siskind will direct the cast of seven in her World Premiere of "ALL MY DISTANCES ARE FAR" - A historic docudrama about the tussles with multi-cultural teens struggling in society at the end of their school year, as they prepare to fit-in to our already complicated and dysfunctional culture.  Opening at Theatre 40 on August 1st, 2016 - The Production will run on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday through August 31st, 2016 @ 8:00PM. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to Present CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues its 54th season with William Shakespeare's intense political drama, Coriolanus. Performances begin July 6 and continue through July 24 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or go online at shakespearenj.org. (more...)

ONE OF THE NICE ONES to Premiere Next Month at Echo Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

True to its LA Weekly-given moniker as "Best Bet for Ballsy Original Plays," Echo Theater Company's next offering is a cringe-worthy black comedy about sexual politics in the workplace that will leave audiences howling with laughter in spite of their better selves. Echo artistic director Chris Fields directs the world premiere of One of the Nice Ones by Erik Patterson for a July 16 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Storyteller Thomas Pryor to Present Father's Day Show 'at Ryan's Daughter, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Author / storyteller  Thomas R. Pryor ('I Hate the Dallas Cowboys: tales of a scrappy New York boyhood' - YBK Publishers) brings his 'Stoops to Nuts,' storytelling show back to his beloved neighborhood, Yorkville, for  "Where's Poppa" - a  Father's Day  celebration on Friday,  June 17th  at Ryan's Daughter in Manhattan at 7:00pm. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends 'DEATH OF A STREETCAR'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Writers Theatre, under leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a second two-week extension of Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody created by Tim Ryder and Tim Sniffen, written by Tim Sniffen and directed by Stuart Carden and Michael Halberstam. Due to demand, the production now runs through August 14, 2016, as the inaugural production of the Gillian Theatre at Writers Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

THE GATHERING to Open at Berkeley's Live Oak Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The West Coast revival of the critically acclaimed Broadway play THE GATHERING by playwright Arje Shaw, directed by Joy Carlin, opens on Saturday July 23 at 8pm at the Live Oak Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens this Friday in Santa Cruz
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Santa Cruz Shakespeare opens its 2016 summer repertory season on Friday,July 15, 2016, at 8:00 pm with Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in its new home, The Grove at DeLaveaga Park in Santa Cruz. Performances run through August 28, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Delighting in Deception at Capital Fringe's PERFECT LIARS CLUB
by Barbara Johnson - Jul 11, 2016

For those who think they can easily spot a liar (especially in this city), PERFECT LIARS CLUB returns to Capital Fringe Festival and offers an opportunity to pick one out of a lineup. The show includes four storytellers who each present a personal tale that seems stranger than fiction. Only three are telling the truth, and it's the audience's job to scrutinize the facts and expose The Liar. (more...)

MARY'S WEDDING to Run 1/28-2/21 at Malibu Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

"Mary's Wedding" premiers January 28 - February 21, 2016 at the Malibu Playhouse, officially launching their 2016 season under the helm of Jeremy Skidmore, world-renowned theater director and formerly Artistic Director of Theater Alliance in Washington, D.C.  Written by Stephen Massicotte and performed by Hallie Cooper and Mark Jude Sullivan, "MARY'S WEDDING," produced and directed by Skidmore, is a brilliant, romantic and historical dream play. When Mary and Charlie unexpectedly find one another sheltered in a barn during a thunderstorm, a tentative love is born. But the year is 1914, and their first flirtations ignite right as World War I begins to engulf the western world.  Nevertheless, their bond begins to fracture the hard rules of time as their story unfolds across vast prairies, on the decks of silently sailing war ships, and entwined with the chaotic trenches of Europe's no-man's land.  Mary's Wedding captures an extraordinary moment of innocence and courage with rare sensitivity and beauty. (more...)

Brad Lawrence's THE GOSPEL OF SHERILYN FENN to Play FRIGID New York
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

FRIGID New York presents A Nefarious Laboratory production, THE GOSPEL OF SHERILYN FENN, written and performed by Brad Lawrence and directed by Cyndi Freeman. (more...)

Nicole Ferraro Brings Solo Show WHY SO MUCH SHAME? to FRIGID New York Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

WHY SO MUCH SHAME? a new solo show by Nicole Ferraro, will play five performances at Under St. Marks Theater as part of the FRIGID New York Festival. Through vivid storytelling, Nicole explores losing her father at six, trying to still get his attention, and how everything changed nearly 20 years later when she learned the truth about his death. (more...)

Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of THE MOORS by Jen Silverman, directed by Jackson Gay, January 29-February 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 4. (more...)

BWW Review: Theater Project Presents Sparkling Production of THE LIAR
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Feb 8, 2016

Brunswick's Theater Project has mounted a sparkling production of David Ives' version of Pierre Corneille's The Liar, offering the audience a rare treat to be able to enjoy this seventeenth century comedy in Ives' witty, linguistically rich "translaptation." Not only is the choice of such a sophisticated play to be applauded, but the professional company does the work proud! (more...)

MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

MCC Theater welcomes film and television star Robin Tunney, making her stage debut opposite Zachary Quinto in the New York premiere of Smokefall by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. Smokefall will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning tonight, February 4, 2016, and an opening night set for February 22. It is scheduled through March 13. (more...)

Breaking News: John Doyle to Direct DEAD POETS SOCIETY Premiere & PACIFIC OVERTURES as Part of Classic Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Off-Broadway's acclaimed Classic Stage Company today announced plans for its 2016-17 season, led by incoming Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin. Doyle, a Tony Award winner for Sweeney Todd and the director of Broadway's highly-praised new production of The Color Purple, assumes the artistic leadership of CSC beginning in July, succeeding Brian Kulick, who has led the company since 2003. For CSC, Doyle has directed Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro, and later this season will direct Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. (more...)

Sideshow Goshko Storytelling Series Marks 7 Years with SNL's Sasheer Zamata and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Sideshow Goshko Storytelling Series turns 7 years old! And we're celebrating. (more...)

Recent Cutbacks to Return to The PIT with FLY, YOU FOOLS This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

After a year-long sold out run of Hold On To Your Butts (named a "Critic's Pick" and one of the "Ten Best Comedy Shows of 2014" by Time Out New York), The PIT is proud to announce the return of acclaimed theatrical company Recent Cutbacks with FLY, YOU FOOLS, another LIVE shot-for-shot remake. Three actors and a foley artist band together (in fellowship) to bring you a parody of the first chapter in the most epic fantasy trilogy of all time! (more...)

Amazon Announces Best-Selling Books of 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

(NASDAQ:AMZN)-Amazon today announced its best-selling books of 2015, along with the list of best-selling Kids & Teens books, the Most Gifted Books and the Most Wished For books-just in time for holiday gift-giving. The best-selling book of the year is Paula Hawkins' addictive page-turner, The Girl on the Train followed by Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian by E.L. James. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book Ten: Old School, by the perennial favorite Jeff Kinney, is the best-selling Kids & Teens book and What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss is number two. Harper Lee's hotly anticipated second novel, Go Set a Watchman, was the Most Gifted Book of the year. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, was also the Most Wished For followed by Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale. The best-selling book lists take into account first editions published in 2015 and reflect paid print and Kindle editions. To see the full top 100 lists of Amazon's best-selling print and Kindle books of 2015, visit www.amazon.com/bestsellingbooks2015. (more...)

SpaceFest! 2015 Transforms Gdansk into East European Music Mecca, Spreads Hope in Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2015

This weekend is a transformative inspiring one for the city of Gdansk, perhaps best known from its many years as a grey Soviet port. For the fifth year in a row, SpaceFest! takes hold and lovers of shoegaze, space-rock and psychedelia flock to the city for a weekend's worth of sonic bliss. (more...)

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training to Stage David Ives' Adaptation of THE LIAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training continues its 2015-16 season with Tony-nominated playwright David Ives' adaptation of Pierre Corneille's classic French farce The Liar. Known for his witty and edgy adaptations, including Venus in Fur and The School for Lies, David Ives' The Liar was praised by the Washington Examiner as 'astonishingly fresh, funny, and totally appealing to modern audiences.' Directed by guest artist Justin Lucero, The Liar previews in the Cook Theatre at the FSU Center for Performing Arts on Tuesday, December 29 at 7:30pm with a special 'Pay What You Can Performance,' officially opens on Wednesday, December 30 at 7:30pm, and runs through Sunday, January 17. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards Update - Bruce Winant, Cheryl Allison Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Drama Book Shop to Welcome David Ives for Signing
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

The Drama Book Shop will host award-winning playwright David Ives, who will sign and discuss his new play collection. The playwright will appear at the famed Drama Book Shop at 5pm on January 14th, 2016. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards Update - Bruce Winant in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Skylight Theatre Company to Present the World Premiere of FOREVER HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Skylight Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of FOREVER HOUSE Written by Tony Abatemarco and Directed by Elizabeth Swain Opening Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8pm reception to follow 8:30pm Fridays, 8pm Saturdays, and 3pm Sundays through Feb 28, 2016 The Skylight Theatre is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027 (more...)

Christian Conn and More to Lead Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards Update - B.J. Cleveland, David Coffee Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Dallas Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Offer Adult Acting Class This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The professional Centenary Stage Company (CSC) , the regional theatre in residence on the campus of Centenary University, will offer an Adult Acting Workshop this fall, open to the public. (more...)

Asolo Repertory Theatre Presents Touring Production of THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly presents an FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training touring production of THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET. This brand new production, which will be presented during the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare's death, is adapted and directed by Justin Lucero, director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory's hit 2015 production of The Liar. This seventh annual educational touring production, THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET, will tour schools and community venues throughout Sarasota and the state of Florida, from Tallahassee to Miami, from September 27 through November 22, 2016. There will be a special performance for educators, press, and the public on Friday, September 30 at 6pm in the Cook Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

Love, Loyalty, Lying, and Laughs Open Park Square's 42nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

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SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Open Folger Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Folger Theatre's 2016/17 season kicks off with an inspired stage adaptation of one of literature's most cherished novels, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Present THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce its upcoming production of The Who and the What, a poignant and funny play about identity, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ayad Akhtar, scheduled for April 30 through May 15 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

STNJ to Open 54th Season with A SONG AT TWILIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 54th season kicks off in high style with Noel Coward's final and semi-autobiographical play, A Song At Twilight.  (more...)

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