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ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Mary Louise Wilson to Release New Memoir in JulyON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Mary Louise Wilson to Release New Memoir in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Mary Louise Wilson has been a luminary force in the theatre world for nearly five decades. The veteran actor's performances have ranged from a Tony Award-winning portrayal of Edith Bouvier Beale in Grey Gardens to a Drama Desk Award-winning role as legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland in Full Gallop, which she co-authored with Mark Hampton. But she hasn't limited her talents to the stage. Wilson's astonishing resume also features roles on Louis C.K.'s award-winning television show Louie, Amazon's recent hit Mozart in the Jungle, and the Academy Award nominated film Nebraska. The biting wit and brutal honesty that Wilson brings to her many outstanding performances is once again illuminated in her forthcoming memoir MY FIRST HUNDRED YEARS IN SHOW BUSINESS (Published by The Overlook Press / Hardcover / $28.95 / ISBN: 978-1-4683-1085-6 / Publication Date: July 13, 2015). (more...)

60th Anniversary of MICKEY MOUSE CLUB to Be Celebrated at D23 EXPO 2015 with Reunion of Original Mouseketeers60th Anniversary of MICKEY MOUSE CLUB to Be Celebrated at D23 EXPO 2015 with Reunion of Original Mouseketeers
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Members of the original Mickey Mouse Club will join the fun at D23 EXPO 2015 during a special presentation to commemorate the show's 60th anniversary. (more...)

BESSIE Starring Queen Latifah Blu-ray Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 9/1BESSIE Starring Queen Latifah Blu-ray Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 9/1
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 30, 2015

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Bobby Steggert, Mara Davi and More to Lead Cast of Goodspeed's MY PARISBobby Steggert, Mara Davi and More to Lead Cast of Goodspeed's MY PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Discover the story of Toulouse-Lautrec, the man whose art evoked the spirit of a changing society. Experience the vibrant nightlife of turn-of-the-20th century Paris and meet the characters who inspired Toulouse-Lautrec's most provocative and unforgettable paintings.  My Paris will run July 23 through August 16 at the Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

This July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Broadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC StudiosBroadway-Bound WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Gets Reading at MTC Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

A cast of six will lead a reading of the Broadway-bound WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too) written by playwright and Broadway performer William Youmans and directed by Don Stephenson. The new play is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading, which is being produced by The Resonance Ensemble, takes place on Tuesday July 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios (311 W 43rd Street 8th Floor) and is open to the public.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: HJT's THE MUSIC MANBWW Reviews: HJT's THE MUSIC MAN
by Kristen Morale - Jun 30, 2015

Harwich Junior Theater, a group that boasts productions of ten plays and musicals each year, numerous community outreach and educational programs and a variety of other annual events, is sure to amaze audiences with its current production. Performing such a well-known musical work and presenting it in a new, exciting way that can appeal to children and adults alike (and children were having their share of fun in the audience, which is always a wonderful thing to see) is a daunting task for any creative team; this is especially true because of how vibrant and exhilarating a musical The Music Man is, and keeping that constant energy alive throughout a rather lengthy production is no easy thing to do. It is without doubt, though, that Director Ethan Paulini truly got it right with this production. (more...)

Exostar and Taigle Partnership Delivers Enterprise-Grade Digital Signature and Workflow Solution to Life Science and Healthcare MarketsExostar and Taigle Partnership Delivers Enterprise-Grade Digital Signature and Workflow Solution to Life Science and Healthcare Markets
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

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Author Says FATHERS CAN BE GOOD DADS in New BookAuthor Says FATHERS CAN BE GOOD DADS in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

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New Victory Sets 20th Anniversary SeasonNew Victory Sets 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Devoted to kids and families since 1995, The New Victory Theater embarks on its 20th Anniversary season as New York's premier destination for inventive, inspiring and international performing arts at affordable prices. Among its roster of 16 shows in the 2015-16 season, which begins October 2, 2015 and runs through May 22, 2016, The New Victory is thrilled to bring five American works of theater to New York's family audiences. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

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WAKE UP with BWW 6/30/2015 - OF GOOD STOCK, Judy Blazer in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/30/2015 - OF GOOD STOCK, Judy Blazer in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 30, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: OF GOOD STOCK opens off-Broadway, 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' gets a new actress, OFF THE MAIN ROAD kicks off WTF today and more! (more...)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Set for Facebook Q&A Chat on Launch of NASCAR ON NBCDale Earnhardt Jr. Set for Facebook Q&A Chat on Launch of NASCAR ON NBC
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

To gear up for the launch of NBC Sports Group's 10-year chapter as the home of NASCAR's championship run, NBC Sports Social Media will deploy around-the-clock coverage across all of NBC Sports' social media platforms this week. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

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Off-Broadway's CHURCHILL Enters Final Weeks at New World StagesOff-Broadway's CHURCHILL Enters Final Weeks at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Off-Broadway's hit play CHURCHILL is set to reopen where it began its phenomenal journey, with performances beginning July 17th at Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center. The show will conclude its current smash engagement at New World Stages July 12th, where it opened on February 18th. Under the direction of Kurt Johns, CHURCHILL is based on The Life and writings of one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century. (more...)

WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2 End Limited Broadway Engagements This WeekendWOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2 End Limited Broadway Engagements This Weekend
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 29, 2015

The Broadway runs of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2's will officially come to an end this weekend. (more...)

Smile for a Lifetime(S4L) Foundation Looks for Donors Who Believe a Smile Can Change A LifeSmile for a Lifetime(S4L) Foundation Looks for Donors Who Believe a Smile Can Change A Life
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

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East Lynne Theater Company Offers Savings for MR. LINCOLN and MoreEast Lynne Theater Company Offers Savings for MR. LINCOLN and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Although 2015 season tickets had to be purchased by July 1, the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company continues to offer other savings that are both flexible and affordable.  (more...)

MultiTech, Senet and Semtech to Sponsor LoRaWAN WorkshopMultiTech, Senet and Semtech to Sponsor LoRaWAN Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

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Robin Williams' Last Movie BOULEVARD to Open Ischia Global FestRobin Williams' Last Movie BOULEVARD to Open Ischia Global Fest
by Movies News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Dito Montiel's 'Boulevard' - the last film starring Robin Williams - will enjoy its European premiere on July 12, opening the 13th Annual Ischia Global Film & Music Fest. (more...)

AMC's THE WALKING DEAD Complete 5th Season Heads to Blu-ray/DVD This AugustAMC's THE WALKING DEAD Complete 5th Season Heads to Blu-ray/DVD This August
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

On August 25th, Anchor Bay Entertainment gives home entertainment fans their annual Walker fix with THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON Blu-ray + Digital HD and DVD releases. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

It will indeed be a historic introduction to the summer season when Family Musical Theater takes to the stage for their second show of the season, Evita.  Evita concentrates on The Life of Argentine political leader Eva Peron, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Peron. The story follows Evita's early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death.  The musical began as a rock opera concept album released in 1976. Its success led to productions in London's West End in 1978, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical, and on Broadway a year later, where it was the first British musical to receive the Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 6/21/2015 - 6/28/2015Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 6/21/2015 - 6/28/2015
by BWW - Jun 28, 2015

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BWW Reviews: OKA Grooves at Fortune Sound ClubBWW Reviews: OKA Grooves at Fortune Sound Club
by Matt Hanson - Jun 28, 2015

The symbol of the sun, a perfect yellow disc, shone brilliantly onstage, over red, for the spirit of the land, and black, for Aboriginal Peoples. Likely the only act at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival to vocally pay respects to the "traditional custodians of the land," OKA front man Stu Boga Fergie (aka DidgeriduStu) donned his Australian aboriginal flag t-shirt with proud solidarity on Coast Salish territory. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SNARKY PUPPY Barks at The VogueBWW Reviews: SNARKY PUPPY Barks at The Vogue
by Matt Hanson - Jun 28, 2015

If the first casualty of war is truth, the first casualty of capitalism is music. Snarky Puppy is a reminder to the American (and thus, global) consciousness that in a culture homogenizing music faster than milk, there are still authentic explosions of human ingenuity in the midst of the seemingly endless mires of tasteless musical capitalism. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Shredded Storytelling Undermines THE PILLOW BOOK at Cohesion/StrandBWW Reviews: Shredded Storytelling Undermines THE PILLOW BOOK at Cohesion/Strand
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jun 27, 2015

The Pillow Book takes off from the current vogue of non-consecutive story-telling; everyone wants to emulate the mystification of Pulp Fiction, with its sudden reveals of not only what will happen, but of what did happen. And recently there has been an additional vogue, which I call Cubistic story-telling, in which the characters and their lives turn out multiple ways, without an authoritative single story line. The approaches can also be combined. Such works always make the viewer struggle to follow the conflicting and shuffled storylines, but seldom leave the viewer in the dust. The dust, however, is where Anna Moench's The Pillow Book will leave you. The more is the pity. Anna Moench writes beautifully, and the acting and directing in this collaboration of two interesting fringe companies is uniformly good. But the conflicting storylines shred each other. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/27/2015
by - Jun 27, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/27/2015. (more...)

The Dysfunctional Collective to Feature Art, Theater, Music & Dance on Governors Island This SummerThe Dysfunctional Collective to Feature Art, Theater, Music & Dance on Governors Island This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Dysfunctional Theatre Company presents The Dysfuncational Collective, featuring the works of Shana Pederson, Parts & Labor Vintage Outfitters, Mel DeLancey, Rebecca Davis, GeminiCollisionworks, Dysfunctional Theatre Company, The Pragmatists, The Dysfunctional Swingers, Story Gym & the Fifth Wall and Tribeca Lab, weekends through September 27 at Nolan Park on Governors Island. (more...)

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by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2015

AMAZING GRACE is now in previews! (more...)

Kings Of Memphis Yo Gotti and DJ Paul Perform Together for First TimeKings Of Memphis Yo Gotti and DJ Paul Perform Together for First Time
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

For the third year in a row, Yo Gotti delivered the biggest Hip-Hop moments his hometown of Memphis is likely to see this year with Sunday's Yo Gotti and Friends Birthday Bash. As in previous years, the concert featured a bevy of surprise guests in addition to the scheduled performances by Dej Loaf, Rich Homie Quan and Boosie Badazz. (more...)

TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA to Kick Off NYMF This JulyTONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA to Kick Off NYMF This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera gets its NY premiere as it kicks-off the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) this July. Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera has a concept, book and lyrics by Elizabeth Searle, music by Michael Teoli, and will be directed by David Alpert (If/ Then), with musical direction by Henry Aronson (Rock of Ages), and choreography by Marc Kimelman (A Bronx Tale). Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera will play at the PTC Performing Space (555 West 42nd St.) from July 9 - July 16, 2015. (more...)

THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF SCOTT JOPLIN to Play Glen Street TheatreTHE LIFE AND MUSIC OF SCOTT JOPLIN to Play Glen Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Glen Street Theatre and John Buchanan join forces to present a brand new show, The Life and Music of Scott Joplin. Discover the incredible story of how Joplin became 'The King of Ragtime' accompanied by Australia's finest ragtime musicians playing two shows on 24 and 25 of July. (more...)

Xtera Upgrades the HUGO Subsea Cable System With Its Next Generation RepeaterXtera Upgrades the HUGO Subsea Cable System With Its Next Generation Repeater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

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ANGELINA'S SECRET is Revealed in New BookANGELINA'S SECRET is Revealed in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

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Walt Griffin Pens DIGGIN' ELROYWalt Griffin Pens DIGGIN' ELROY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

In his new book, 'Diggin' Elroy' (published by Xlibris), author Walt Griffin writes about The Life and story of a famous rockabilly legend. In this entertaining work of fiction, it shares how family members and a close friend of this music icon put their reputations, jobs and lives on the line to expose who took part in the biggest hoax of the century. (more...)

Jin-Chen Camilla Wang Releases THE TRIUMPHANT LIFEJin-Chen Camilla Wang Releases THE TRIUMPHANT LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

In her stirring new novel, 'The Triumphant Life - A Story of Love and Courage' (published by Xlibris), author Jin-Chen Camilla Wang tells The Life story of a girl growing up in Taiwan after escaping from the crippling grasp of communist China. (more...)

10th Annual Saddle Up LA Country BBQ Dinner Performers Set10th Annual Saddle Up LA Country BBQ Dinner Performers Set
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

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Paradise Theatre to Present Family-Friendly Musicals for 2015-16 SeasonParadise Theatre to Present Family-Friendly Musicals for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

"This season is going to be an adventure set to music," says Vicki Richards, Executive Artistic Director of Paradise Theatre, Gig Harbor's only live theater and performing arts education center, "as we launch an entire season of musicals along with our capital campaign, 'Act Local'.   (more...)

San Diego REP to Welcome Return of THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE, 7/8San Diego REP to Welcome Return of THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announces the return of Mona Golabek in 'The Pianist of Willesden Lane,' July 8-26, 2015 on the Lyceum Stage at San Diego REP. Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitzkrieg, 'The Pianist of Willesden Lane' tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams are interrupted by the Nazi regime. (more...)

FST Goes OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, Beginning 7/22FST Goes OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, Beginning 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

In the age of Skype and FaceTime, families are closer than ever, or are they? Find out this summer, with Florida Studio Theatre's third Mainstage show, Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro. Beginning July 22 in Gompertz Theatre, this funny family drama offers audiences a glimpse back to the days when Sunday family dinners were a regular tradition. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES at Casa MananaBWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES at Casa Manana
by Kyle West - Jun 25, 2015

My first experience with LES MISERABLES was in 1996, as a tween performing in my school's musical review. While most other kids learned the material and moved on, I saved my pennies for the cast recording, memorizing the show word-for-word. After moving to New York in 2004, my work provided me with virtually unlimited tickets to the city's hottest shows. By the time LES MISERABLES returned to Broadway (in 2006, with a carbon-copy revival of the original production that had closed three years previously), I was a jaded New York twenty-something, no longer inspired by the 'tourist trap' hits. Then, as I sat in the darkened Broadhurst Theatre, the turntable moved, and I realized I was watching an unparalleled piece of theatre history. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Israeli Opera Festival Takes the Leap with TOSCA, Staged at the Foot of the Historic Masada FortressBWW Reviews: Israeli Opera Festival Takes the Leap with TOSCA, Staged at the Foot of the Historic Masada Fortress
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 25, 2015

At Masada—the mountain fortress in Israel's Judean Desert--a group of besieged Jewish rebels killed themselves rather than be taken alive by the Romans almost 2000 years ago. In Puccini's TOSCA, the eponymous heroine jumps from Rome's Castel Sant'Angelo rather than being taken prisoner for killing the evil chief of police, Scarpia. So much for the logic of staging this intimate work as part of the fifth edition of the Israeli Opera Festival--but, remarkably, the very traditional production by French director Nicolas Joel worked very well indeed in the great outdoors. (more...)

Living Landmarks Exhibition to Celebrate NYC Parks in Honor of 50th Anniversary of Landmarks LawLiving Landmarks Exhibition to Celebrate NYC Parks in Honor of 50th Anniversary of Landmarks Law
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

NYC Parks presents Living Landmarks, a new exhibit at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park. The exhibit will be on view weekdays from June 25 through August 28. Organized by NYC Parks Director of Art and Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn and Public Art Coordinator Jennifer Lantzas, the show is mounted on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the NYC Landmarks Law, enacted by Mayor Robert F. Wagner in 1965 with the intention of safeguarding those buildings and places that best represent New York City's cultural, social, economic, political, and architectural history. The law was spurred by the loss of several edifices of great significance, notably Penn Station in 1963, galvanizing the growing preservation movement. (more...)

The Israeli Opera Festival Takes the Leap with TOSCA, Staged at the Foot of the Historic Masada FortressThe Israeli Opera Festival Takes the Leap with TOSCA, Staged at the Foot of the Historic Masada Fortress
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 25, 2015

At an hour-and-a-half's drive, the historic citadel at Masada--the mountain fortress in Israel's Judean Desert--is close enough to visit from Jerusalem as part of a pilgrimage or other tourism adventure. For visitors to the Israeli Opera Festival, held at the foot of Masada, the better idea may be to stay at one of the Dead Sea hotels, so that when you're not taking in your cultural fix, you can take in some local mud, float in the 33% salt water, contemplate Jordan on the opposite side of the sea, or simply bask in the sun at the lowest place on earth. (more...)

From the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Relive the Magic of NEXT TO NORMALFrom the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Relive the Magic of NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

In honor of Throwback Thursday, BroadwayWorld is celebrating the past with a new series that will take you back in time with some of our favorite vintage video features. That's right- we are opening up the BroadwayWorld Vaults to reminisce on shows are long gone from the Broadway-scene, but have left an indelible mark on the world of theatre as a whole. Today, we bring you a vintage video from 2009. Relive the magic of NEXT TO NORMAL below! (more...)

ABC Family's June 'Funday' Event Set for This WeekendABC Family's June 'Funday' Event Set for This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

ABC Family invites you and your besties to spend the weekend reconnecting with old friends Mulan, Tarzan,  Po, Gru and Horton during the network's “Funday” programming extravaganza, beginning on Saturday, June 27h and continuing on Sunday, June 28th, 2015. (more...)

Betty Ann Toenies Releases THE POSTPONED WEDDINGBetty Ann Toenies Releases THE POSTPONED WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

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OmniComm Systems Common Stock Upgrades to Trade on OTCQX Best MarketplaceOmniComm Systems Common Stock Upgrades to Trade on OTCQX Best Marketplace
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More Lead Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Opening TonightJake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More Lead Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running for three performances, tonight, July 1, and tomorrow, July 2, 2015 at New York City Center. (more...)

Laurence Fishburne to Star as Alex Haley in Scripted TV Event Series ROOTSLaurence Fishburne to Star as Alex Haley in Scripted TV Event Series ROOTS
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Academy® Award nominee and Emmy® Award winning actor Laurence Fishburne (Black-ish) is set to star as Alex Haley in the  A+E Networks scripted event series ROOTS, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP & General Manager, HISTORY (more...)

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