Hottest Articles on BWW 4/26/2016 - 5/3/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 4/26/2016 - 5/3/2016
by - May 3, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/26/2016 - 5/3/2016. (more...)

The Disco Is Closing Early... Broadway's DISASTER! to Play Final Performance This WeekendThe Disco Is Closing Early... Broadway's DISASTER! to Play Final Performance This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Just announced, Broadway's new musical comedy DISASTER! will play its final performance early on Sunday, May 8, 2016, after playing 32 preview and 72 regular performances at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

Did You Know... Fun Facts About the 2016 Tony Nominees!Did You Know... Fun Facts About the 2016 Tony Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The 2016 Tony nominations were announced this morning. Below, check out some fun facts about this year's nominees! (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS Competition Winner Performs at Davenport Theatre TonightDADDY LONG LEGS Competition Winner Performs at Davenport Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Ken Davenport and Michael Jackowitz, The Producers of the new Off-Broadway musical DADDY LONG LEGS, have announced that the winner of the "Give A Girl Her Chance" contest will perform live tonight at the Davenport Theatre.  Una Morrison of Derry City, Ireland will take the stage for her Off-Broadway debut after tonight's 7pm performance of DADDY LONG LEGS.  (more...)

Producer Jonah Hirsch Developing Anne Frank Virtual Reality FilmProducer Jonah Hirsch Developing Anne Frank Virtual Reality Film
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

Jonah Hirsch, the producer from the acclaimed VR film 'First,' and filmmaker Danny Abrahms will build on the success of Hirsch's VR Wright Brothers film and are in production on a new virtual reality film entitled 'Anne,' announced Hirsch this week. (more...)

TWAS A GIRLS NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS to Play City Theatre, 12/1-4TWAS A GIRLS NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS to Play City Theatre, 12/1-4
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

From The Producers of the box office smash "Girls Night: The Musical" comes the new must see holiday show, "Twas A Girls Night Before Christmas: The Musical." The show will make its City Theatre debut just in time for the holidays on Thursday, December 1 through Sunday, December 4. (more...)

HAMILTON bate el record con 16 nominaciones a los Premios TonyHAMILTON bate el record con 16 nominaciones a los Premios Tony
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 3, 2016

Hoy se han anunciado las nominaciones a la 70ª Edicion de los Premios Tony y el musical HAMILTON ha batido el record con 16 nominaciones (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This SummerCabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

Di Bonaventura Pictures to Develop New Take on Cult Classic Horror Film PUPPET MASTERDi Bonaventura Pictures to Develop New Take on Cult Classic Horror Film PUPPET MASTER
by Movies News Desk - May 2, 2016

Di Bonaventura Pictures (1408, TRANSFORMERS) and Caliber Media (DARK WAS THE NIGHT, SOME KIND OF HATE) partnered up to option the rights to develop a brand new take on Charles Band's cult classic horror film franchise PUPPET MASTER. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Jeff Perry & Ora Jones to Star in LOVE KILLS Concert Reading at Steppenwolf This SummerJeff Perry & Ora Jones to Star in LOVE KILLS Concert Reading at Steppenwolf This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has added an additional offering to the LookOut summer lineup in the new 1700 Theatre, 1700 N Halsted. Love Kills: A Concert Reading by writer/composer Kyle Jarrow is a new rock musical about the famous teen spree killer Charlie Starkweather starring Steppenwolf ensemble members Jeff Perry and Ora Jones with Patrick Rooney. Directed by Kent Paul with musical direction by Matt Hinkley, there will be five performances: Friday, July 1 at 8pm, Saturday July 2 and Sunday, July 3 at 2:30 and 8pm. The Producers are Ellen Raphael, Kent Paul and Tommy Russell. Tickets ($25) are available now through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted) 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Open Book: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell On Mixing Broadway and The BardOpen Book: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell On Mixing Broadway and The Bard
by Michael Dale - May 2, 2016

The latest in BroadwayWorld's series of interviews with musical theatre's bookwriters. (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW to Change Venue; New Block of Tickets AnnouncedTHE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW to Change Venue; New Block of Tickets Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Recently nominated for a coveted Drama Desk Award and The Off-Broadway Alliance Award, The Producers of the critically acclaimed, sold-out family show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will offer a new block of tickets beginning June 11, 2016.  (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/2/2016This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/2/2016
by - May 2, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 5/2/2016. (more...)

GEORGY GIRL THE SEEKERS Musical Not Coming to BrisbaneGEORGY GIRL THE SEEKERS Musical Not Coming to Brisbane
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

Today Richard East and Dennis Smith The Producers of Georgy Girl - the Seekers Musical confirmed that Georgy Girl will not be playing in Brisbane during the current Australian tour.  (more...)

2-Month-Old Daisy Tanner to Make Stage Debut at Lynn University in WAVE YOUR FLAG2-Month-Old Daisy Tanner to Make Stage Debut at Lynn University in WAVE YOUR FLAG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Little Daisy Tanner will make her stage debut at Lynn University on Friday, June 10th, at 7:30 PM, when she appears opposite the First Lady of Florida Theatre, Jan McArt, in a staged reading of Tony Finstrom's new play with music, 'WAVE YOUR FLAG!'     (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, May 1, 2016Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, May 1, 2016
by - Apr 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, May 1, 2016! (more...)

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Sets New Stops; Director, Original Broadway Creatives Join TeamRENT 20th Anniversary Tour Sets New Stops; Director, Original Broadway Creatives Join Team
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour announced additional details regarding the creative team and tour route. (more...)

Toronto's MATILDA Now on Sale Into OctoberToronto's MATILDA Now on Sale Into October
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Due to popular demand, David Mirvish has announced that the Canadian premiere production of The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL has extended its run through October 16, 2016.  (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Will Be Honored at Creative Alternatives of New York's THEATER & THERAPY GalaKelli O'Hara Will Be Honored at Creative Alternatives of New York's THEATER & THERAPY Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Broadway stars will come together for a special evening to help raise funds and awareness for Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY), a leading organization known for its innovative use of drama therapy to empower children and adults who have endured trauma to rebuild their lives. (more...)

Photo: First Look - Will Swenson Is DISASTER!'s New Tony Delvecchio!Photo: First Look - Will Swenson Is DISASTER!'s New Tony Delvecchio!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Disaster! co-writer and star Seth Rudetsky took to Facebook today to share a first look at Swenson at his DISASTER put-in rehearsal (more...)

Photo Flash: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Celebrates Opening Night with Christina Bianco and MorePhoto Flash: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Celebrates Opening Night with Christina Bianco and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Marvelous Wonderettes are back! The long-running Off-Broadway hit musical celebrated its opening night at New York's Theatre Row last night, April 28th. The show, featuring such classic fifties and sixties hits as 'Lollipop,' 'Dream Lover,' 'Stupid Cupid,' 'Son of a Preacher Man,' 'Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,' and 'It's My Party,' stars Christina Bianco as Missy, Kathy Brier as Suzy, Jenna Leigh Green as Cindy Lou, and Sally Schwab as Betty Jean. Laura Woyasz also stars as the 'Wonderstudy'. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! Photos by Jason Russo (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Tributes RENT's 20th Anniversary with Backstage 'Seasons of Love'STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Tributes RENT's 20th Anniversary with Backstage 'Seasons of Love'
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2016

HAMILTON's Javier Munoz posted a video today in tribute to RENT's 20th anniversary, featuring the cast of the blockbuster musical singing 'Seasons of Love' backstage. Check it out below! (more...)

Tony Nominee Will Swenson Joins DISASTER! TonightTony Nominee Will Swenson Joins DISASTER! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will assume the role of Tony Delvecchio for nine performances only in Broadway's critically acclaimed musical comedy Disaster! beginning performances tonight, April 29, through Friday, May 6 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

Executives from Wanda Films and Legendary Pictures to take Keynote Stage at CES Asia 2016Executives from Wanda Films and Legendary Pictures to take Keynote Stage at CES Asia 2016
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

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Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on BroadwaySimply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Extends Again Off-BroadwayTHE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Extends Again Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Recently nominated for a coveted Drama Desk Award and The Off-Broadway Alliance Award, The Producers of the critically acclaimed, sold-out family show, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW will offer a new block of tickets beginning June 11, 2016. (more...)

'MARLOWE', WAR PAINT, JERUSALEM, TWELFTH NIGHT and More Among Summer Theatre Highlights in Chicago'MARLOWE', WAR PAINT, JERUSALEM, TWELFTH NIGHT and More Among Summer Theatre Highlights in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Chicago theater community will present a wide variety of plays and musicals, as well as dance and concert offerings this summer. In support, the League of Chicago Theatres will once again create a comprehensive Summer Theater Guide that will be available at hotels, theaters, events, and destinations across the Chicago area. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays to Present Workshop of New Musical A HISTORY OF SUMMERPride Films and Plays to Present Workshop of New Musical A HISTORY OF SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Pride Films and Plays presents a special workshop of the gorgeous new musical A HISTORY OF SUMMER, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Monro and book by Adam Mathias. (more...)

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

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

Fabulous Fox Theatre Will Host Open House & Season Preview, 5/15Fabulous Fox Theatre Will Host Open House & Season Preview, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

?The public is invited to an Open House and Preview Event showcasing the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2016-2017 U.S. Bank Broadway Series on Sunday, May 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Blvd. Visitors will be treated to live previews of FUN HOME and A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER along with video previews from the other season shows.  (more...)

Claire Sweeney to Appear in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at King's Theatre GlasgowClaire Sweeney to Appear in CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Claire Sweeney will play the role of Baroness Bomburst in Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse's production of the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, from Wednesday 3 August 2016.  The production is touring across the UK and Ireland until February 2017. Michelle Collins, who currently plays Baroness Bomburst, leaves the production on 30 July 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 148 productions offered by 67 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 65 of those shows (or 44%), making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 65 Jeff Recommended productions, a record 53 (or 82%) received nominations, representing 32 theatre companies. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marilyn Cutts On FUNNY GIRL!BWW Interview: Marilyn Cutts On FUNNY GIRL!
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 27, 2016

Marilyn Cutts talks to us about transferring with Funny Girl to the Savoy, working with Sheridan Smith, and why there should be a musical version of Coriolanus... (more...)

BWW Blog: Annalise Prentiss - Color-Conscious CastingBWW Blog: Annalise Prentiss - Color-Conscious Casting
by Guest Blogger: Annalise Prentiss - Apr 26, 2016

Let's be real. I want to score tickets to Lin Manuel Miranda's new hit musical Hamilton. So, imagine my dismay when I am waiting in line to enter the theatre doors of another musical in New York when all of a sudden, some lady begins to talk about how confusing Hamilton was. 'I don't understand. Why are they all black? The presidents weren't black.' This brought to my attention how blind certain people can be to color-conscious casting. Recently, Hamilton posted online that they were seeking 'non-white' performers to fill the spots of characters in Hamilton. This notice sent up almost immediate conflict because of the term 'non-white'. Lawyerly responses stated, 'The New York City Human Rights Law forbids discrimination in hiring based on race.' In other words, there can be no limitations or restrictions in the hiring process based on what someone looks like physically. (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on BroadwayWho's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

10 on Tuesday...with Matt Crowle10 on Tuesday...with Matt Crowle
by Misha Davenport - Apr 26, 2016

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Just In! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces Cities and Schedule for U.S. TourJust In! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces Cities and Schedule for U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will launch a national tour in Boston at the Citi Wang Theatre October 25-November 6, following a preview period at Proctor's in Schenectady, NY. As previously announced, Garen Scribner,currently playing Jerry Mulligan in the Broadway production, will star in the tour along with Sara Esty, who plays Lise Dassin at various performances on Broadway. Additional casting for the tour will be announced in the coming months. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHEREd Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Tony Nominee Will Swenson to Join DISASTER! On Broadway for 9 ShowsTony Nominee Will Swenson to Join DISASTER! On Broadway for 9 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will assume the role of Tony Delvecchio for nine performances only in Broadway's critically acclaimed musical comedy Disaster! beginning performances on Friday, April 29through Friday, May 6 at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

Artist with Cystic Fibrosis Loses Sight But Not Vision in CAN'T SEE SH*T DocumentaryArtist with Cystic Fibrosis Loses Sight But Not Vision in CAN'T SEE SH*T Documentary
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

?Detroit, MI --¬†¬ďCan't See Sh*t¬Ē is a local film documentary about artist and singer, Brendan Patrick. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars to Return to City HallPasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars to Return to City Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, May 14 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

Mark Gatiss, Anne Archer, JB Priestley and Two Musicals in New Park Theatre SeasonMark Gatiss, Anne Archer, JB Priestley and Two Musicals in New Park Theatre Season
by Marianka Swain - Apr 25, 2016

Details have been announced today for Park Theatre's Autumn-Winter 2016 Season. Mark Gatiss, who recently won an Olivier Award for Three Days in the Country at the National Theatre, will join forces with husband Ian Hallard for a revival of THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Golden Globe winner Anne Archer stars in the London premiere of THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA, and there's new work from Jonathan Maitland and Peter Quilter, as well as a major JB Priestley revival. (more...)

WAITRESS to Take a Taste of Life on the Road; National Tour Will Launch from Cleveland in 2017!WAITRESS to Take a Taste of Life on the Road; National Tour Will Launch from Cleveland in 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Following on from yesterday's triumphant opening night at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre, The Producers of Waitress have announced that the national tour of the acclaimed new musical will begin at Cleveland's Playhouse Square on October 17, 2017. (more...)

Third Show Added to DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE IN CONCERT at the Hollywood BowlThird Show Added to DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE IN CONCERT at the Hollywood Bowl
by Adam Jay - Apr 25, 2016

Fans of Disney's animated classic, DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID, will now have another chance to see 'DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE IN CONCERT' at the Hollywood Bowl on Monday, June 6. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mercury Theater Chicago's THE PRODUCERSPhoto Flash: First Look at Mercury Theater Chicago's THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Mercury Theater Chicago presents the award winning musical comedy sensation The Producers, running now through June 26, 2016. It is truly a "boffo" hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. The production is led by Jeff-Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director), and Brigitte Ditmars (Choreography). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Mercury's THE PRODUCERS Big on LaughsBWW Review: Mercury's THE PRODUCERS Big on Laughs
by Misha Davenport - Apr 25, 2016

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Cast, Creative Team Announced for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the John W. Engeman TheaterCast, Creative Team Announced for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE.  Performances begin on Thursday, May 26 at 8:00pm and run through July 10, 2016. (more...)

Breaking News: New York Cabaret World Mourns Passing of Award-Winning Comedian/Singer/Host DANA LORGEBreaking News: New York Cabaret World Mourns Passing of Award-Winning Comedian/Singer/Host DANA LORGE
by Stephen Hanks - Apr 24, 2016

The angel of death did not pass over Dana Lorge's house last night and the world of New York cabaret is grieving as a result. During the evening of the second Passover seder, the New York cabaret community was shocked to learn that MAC Award-winning performer and variety show host Dana Lorge died from complications of lung cancer, which was diagnosed just a few months ago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mercury Theater Chicago Celebrates Opening Night of THE PRODUCERSPhoto Flash: Mercury Theater Chicago Celebrates Opening Night of THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, presents the award winning musical comedy sensation The Producers, from April 14 to June 26, 2016. It is truly a "boffo" hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. The production will be led by Jeff-Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director), and Brigitte Ditmars (Choreography). Scroll down to see photos from the company's opening night celebration! (more...)

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