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Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Opens 2016-2017 Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens its 2016-2017 with a show-stopping, regional premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride, an edgy and feel-good comedy by award-winning playwright Matthew Lopez. A young Elvis impersonator just scraping by learns life can be a real "drag" when he discovers an unlikely path to prosperity in this music-filled comedy about finding your voice. With a handbag full of catty humor, sequins, and stilettos (of course!), The Legend of Georgia McBride promises to deliver a whole new level of sass and spirit. Playing September 6-25, 2016. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati to Open 2016-17 Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens its 2016-2017 with a show-stopping, regional premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride, an edgy and feel-good comedy by award-winning playwright Matthew Lopez. (more...)

InterAct to Kick Off Season with Award-Winning Play GROUNDED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Following rave reviews at the Public Theater in New York, as well as an acclaimed run in London (and the announcement that the captivating soul searching drama will soon be produced on the big screen starring Anne Hathaway), InterAct Theatre Company presents the Philadelphia debut of George Brant's GROUNDED. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre's 'THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE' Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY, an original play by Executive Director David Rice. This critically acclaimed production first premiered in 2006 and has sold out all four of its previous productions. The riveting tale of life and death, love and heartbreak opened on September 26 and runs through November 1, 2015. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY Opens Tonight at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY, an original play by Executive Director David Rice. This critically acclaimed production first premiered in 2006 and has sold out all four of its previous productions. The riveting tale of life and death, love and heartbreak opens tonight, September 26 through November 1, 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLEN POE: A LOVE STORY to Open 9/26 at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY, an original play by Executive Director David Rice. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY, an original play by Executive Director David Rice. This critically acclaimed production first premiered in 2006 and has sold out all four of its previous productions. The riveting tale of life and death, love and heartbreak begins previews tonight, September 23, for a regular run September 26 through November 1, 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

InterAct to Kick Off Season with Award-Winning Play GROUNDED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Following rave reviews at the Public Theater in New York, as well as an acclaimed run in London (and the announcement that the captivating soul searching drama will soon be produced on the big screen starring Anne Hathaway), InterAct Theatre Company presents the Philadelphia debut of George Brant's GROUNDED. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Presents the Philadelphia Premiere of Obie and Lucille Lortel Award-Winning AN ILIAD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Lantern Theater Company continues its 2016/17 season with the Philadelphia premiere of An Iliad, written by Lisa Peterson and Tony Award-winning actor Denis O'Hare and based on Robert Fagles' acclaimed translation of Homer's Iliad. M. Craig Getting directs a cast that includes Barrymore Award-winners Peter DeLaurier and Liz Filios; Filios also serves as co-composer, working with sound designer Michael Hahn to create the evocative original music that scores the production. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m. A full schedule is included in the fact sheet below. (more...)

The Theatre School at DePaul to Set ROMEO AND JULIET in the Landscape of Black Lives Matter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, and directed by Cameron Knight on the Fullerton Stage at The Theatre School at DePaul University. The production opens on Friday, November 4th, and runs through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on November 2 and 3 at 7:30 PM.  (more...)

SALOME Set for The Women's Voices Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Turning away from what she calls Oscar Wilde's "Dance of Death" and instead creating a "Dance of Life," internationally acclaimed adaptor-director Yael Farber has reinterpreted the biblical figure known as Salome as an agent of revolution whose mysterious act-demanding the head of John the Baptist-changed the course of history. The world premiere of Salome opens the Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2015-2016 Mainstage Season and marks the Company's entry in the Women's Voices Theater Festival. The production runs October 6-November 8, 2015, at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 11/08/2015
by BWW - Nov 8, 2015

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The Theatre School at DePaul to Set ROMEO AND JULIET in the Landscape of Black Lives Matter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, and directed by Cameron Knight on the Fullerton Stage at The Theatre School at DePaul University. The production opens today, November 4th, and runs through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on November 2 and 3 at 7:30 PM.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 11/29/2015
by BWW - Nov 29, 2015

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Alison Vesely of First Folio Theatre Dies at the Age of 59
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Alison C. Vesely, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of First Folio Theatre, passed away Friday at the age of 59 of ovarian cancer. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 11/22/2015
by BWW - Nov 22, 2015

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The Kennedy Center's ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! Heads Out on Tour in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

The Kennedy Center production of ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! launches its first national tour January 11, 2016 as part of the Center's Theater for Young Audiences on Tour series for young people and their families. (more...)

TN Shakespeare to Stage Elegant MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, will perform William Shakespeare's elegant romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing from December 8-18, directed by founder and Producing Artistic Director Dan McCleary. (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater Unveils 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) Crowded Fire's newly appointed Artistic Director Mina Morita unveiled the 2016 mainstage season lineup of three contemporary plays that continue to uphold the company's long tradition of producing boundary - pushing, thought-provoking theater. At a season-announcement party on Saturday, November 14th Morita addressed Crowded Fire donors, patrons, and artists saying "At Crowded Fire, we are unafraid of tackling big issues. We commit ourselves to true experimentation of form and content to question, disrupt, or complicate comfortable notions of cultural hierarchy." (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Continues Tradition of Holiday Classics for the Whole Family with WILDE TALES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues it's tradition of holiday classics for the whole family with Oscar Wilde's Wilde Tales. Celebrated up-and-coming experimental director Jeremy Bloom adapts and directs this amalgamation of short stories. Wilde Tales begins performances on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm.  All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

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Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 11/01/2015
by BWW - Nov 1, 2015

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Joseph Dougherty's CHESTER BAILEY, Starring Oscar Nominee David Strathairn, Begins Run at A.C.T. Today
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

A.C.T. favorite and Academy Award nominee, David Strathairn (Underneath the Lintel at A.C.T.; film: 'Good Night, and Good Luck,' 'Lincoln,' 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'), returns to American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) for a three-week engagement of Joseph Dougherty's Chester Bailey beginning today, May 25 at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater. The production is currently scheduled to run through June 12. (more...)

CHESTER BAILEY World Premiere Set for A.C.T. This Spring; Tickets on Sale!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) favorite and Academy Award nominee, David Strathairn (Underneath the Lintel at A.C.T.; film: Good Night, and Good Luck, Lincoln, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), returns to A.C.T. for a special three-week engagement of Joseph Dougherty's CHESTER BAILEY (May 25-June 12, 2016) at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 3/06/2016
by BWW - Mar 6, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 3/13/2016
by BWW - Mar 13, 2016

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TheatreSquared to Present RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The acclaimed modern comedy Rapture, Blister, Burn, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, will take the stage at TheatreSquared beginning March 31. Sparks fly in this 'intensely smart, immensely funny' (The New York Times) new comedy. (more...)

A.C.T. Adds Performance of CHESTER BAILEY on June 12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today that due to overwhelming audience response, the world premiere staging of Joseph Dougherty's Chester Bailey will add an extra performance at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater (1127 Market St, San Francisco) on Sunday, June 12 at 7 p.m.. The limited engagement must close on Sunday, June 12. Tickets for all performances through Sunday, June 12 are available at the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or online at www.act-sf.org. (more...)

Joseph Dougherty's CHESTER BAILEY to Make World Premiere at A.C.T. Next Summer; David Strathairn to Star
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

A.C.T. favorite and Academy Award nominee, David Strathairn (Underneath the Lintel at A.C.T.; film: 'Good Night, and Good Luck,' 'Lincoln,' 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'), returns to American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) for a special three-week engagement of Joseph Dougherty's Chester Bailey (May 25-June 2, 2016) at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater. (more...)

Crowded Fire to Present THE SHIPMENT by Young Jean Lee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Closing out Crowded Fire's 2016 season of new and contemporary plays is the Bay Area premiere of Young Jean Lee's THE SHIPMENT co-directed by Artistic Director Mina Morita and Resident Artist Lisa Marie Rollins. THE SHIPMENT, which took New York by storm in 2009 caused Time Out New York to call her "one of the best experimental playwrights in America." As characterized by The New Yorker, Young Jean Lee "does whatever she can to get under our skin-with laughs and with raw, brutal talk that at times feels gratuitous, and is meant to." (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse Presents American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

St. Ann's Warehouse will continue the inaugural season in its new waterfront theater with the American Premiere of Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer-director Enda Walsh's thrilling new opera The Last Hotel, in a Landmark Productions / Wide Open Opera production. Singers Claudia Boyle, Robin Adams and Katherine Manley, actor Mikel Murfi, and an ensemble of New York's finest contemporary players, conducted alternately by André de Ridder and Alan Pierson, will deliver this “searingly powerful new chamber work” (The Guardian). Presented by St. Ann's Warehouse and co-presented withPROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now andIrish Arts Center, The Last Hotel comes to New York after tremendously acclaimed engagements at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Dublin Theatre Festival and the Royal Opera House in London. (more...)

MCT's SLOWGIRL to Run 2/24-3/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

This winter, travel to Costa Rica with SLOWGIRL, February 24 - March 20, 2016. Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues its 2015-2016 Season with the Milwaukee premiere of this thought-provoking new play by Greg Pierce, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director C. Michael Wright and starring local favorites Peter Reeves and Sara Zientek. SLOWGIRL performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

World Premiere of CITY OF GLASS to Play The New Ohio Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Untitled Theater Company No. 61 is thrilled to announce the world premiere theatrical adaptation of Paul Auster's seminal novel CITY OF GLASS, the first of his acclaimed New York Trilogy, adapted and directed by UTC61 Artistic Director Edward Einhorn. CITY OF GLASS begins performances on Friday, February 19 for a limited engagement through Saturday, March 12.  (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/5; The Engeman's GOD OF CARNAGE, ASSASSINS in Pittsburgh and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 5, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Long Island, Pittsburgh, South Bend, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include GOD OF CARNAGE at The Engeman, ASSASSINS in Pittsburgh, and THE MUSIC MAN in South Bend, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: The New Jewish Theatre's Thought-Provoking UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL
by Chris Gibson - Feb 3, 2016

Over the years I've learned a tremendous amount about the Jewish religion and its traditions through the plays and people I've come in contact with at The New Jewish Theatre. But, I have to admit that I never knew the story of the 'wandering Jew', although I'd grown up with parents who loved flora and fauna, and often had the plant growing outside that was nicknamed for the tale. I brought my son along with me to see the show because I want him to be well rounded and know as much as he can about the belief systems of all cultures. Glen Berger's wonderful play, Underneath the Lintel, is a sort of detective story that is truly, as artistic director Kathleen Sitzer described it; a testament to faith. It achieved precisely what I had hoped it would do as well by provoking an interesting discussion between my son and I as we talked on the way home. This is a very well done production that provides must-see entertainment, while also giving its audience plenty to ponder. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 2/28/2016
by BWW - Feb 28, 2016

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BARRYMORE and UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL Head to ActorsNET Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Underneath the Lintel, a fascinating one man show by Glen Berger about a Dutch librarian's quest to find out who returned a library book 113 years late, and BARRYMORE, a recounting of iconic stage idol John BARRYMORE's life and career by William Luce, will be presented on alternating dates at ActorsNET in Morrisville, Pa., from tonight, February 25, until March 20, 2016. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 2/21/2016
by BWW - Feb 21, 2016

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Theatre Y to Host 'An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences' at Links Hall, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Theatre Y presents "An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences: Underneath the Lintel" by Glen Berger, at Links Hall, 3111 N Western Avenue, on Monday, March 14, 2016, at 7pm. "Lovely Evidences," directed by Melissa Lorraine with Assistant Direction from Jordan Matthew Walsh, and featuring Darren Hill, previewed on September 18, 2015, and has been running weekly with "flash mob" performances around the city of Chicago. For more information, visit Theatre-Y.com. (more...)

BARRYMORE and UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL Headed to ActorsNET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

?Underneath the Lintel, a fascinating one man show by Glen Berger about a Dutch librarian's quest to find out who returned a library book 113 years late, and BARRYMORE, a recounting of iconic stage idol John BARRYMORE's life and career by William Luce, will be presented on alternating dates at ActorsNET in Morrisville, Pa., from February 25 until March 20, 2016. (more...)

CHESTER BAILEY World Premiere Set for A.C.T. This Spring; Tickets on Sale!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) favorite and Academy Award nominee, David Strathairn (Underneath the Lintel at A.C.T.; film: Good Night, and Good Luck, Lincoln, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), returns to A.C.T. for a special three-week engagement of Joseph Dougherty's CHESTER BAILEY (May 25-June 12, 2016) at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse to Present American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL, 1/8/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

St. Ann's Warehouse will continue the inaugural season in its new waterfront theater with the American Premiere of Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer-director Enda Walsh's thrilling new opera The Last Hotel, in a Landmark Productions / Wide Open Opera production. Singers Claudia Boyle, Robin Adams and Katherine Manley, actor Mikel Murfi, and an ensemble of New York's finest contemporary players, conducted alternately by André de Ridder and Alan Pierson, will deliver this “searingly powerful new chamber work” (The Guardian). Presented by St. Ann's Warehouse and co-presented withPROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now andIrish Arts Center, The Last Hotel comes to New York after tremendously acclaimed engagements at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Dublin Theatre Festival and the Royal Opera House in London. (more...)

Provincetown Theater to Present OLEANNA, 9/2-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

The Provincetown Theater is proud to present the Cotuit Center for the Arts production of, Oleanna*, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet, Wednesday through Saturdays September 2-12. A Top Pick by Capecod.com, this riveting drama, is one of Mamet's most controversial plays. John, a college professor being considered for tenure, agrees to meet Carol, his female student, in his office to discuss her frustrations with the course he is teaching; a meeting which finds both teacher and student embroiled in a war of words with explosive results. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Minnesota Fringe Festival Delivers an Amazing Smorgasbord of Theater
by Jill Schafer - Aug 6, 2015

Helly my Broadway World Minneapolis friends. I know it's been a while since I've shared anything with you, but that's because I've been all-consumed by the 174-show 11-day festival that is the Minnesota Fringe. If you have not yet sampled from this glorious smorgasbord, don't worry, the fest continues through August 9 with 4-7 shows offered each day at 15 venues in Minneapolis, plus 9 site-specific shows. Believe me, I understand that this can be overwhelming, but I'm here to help. Read on to see a list of my 10 favorite shows of the Fringe so far. Now get out there, open your eyes and your heart and your mind, and see some of the beautiful, challenging, hilarious, disturbing, silly, profound, amazing theater that this festival has to offer. (more...)

Theatre Y to Present 'An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences, Underneath The Lintel'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Theatre Y presents "An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences: Underneath the Lintel" by Glen Berger, at various locations in Chicago, opening September 19, 2015. "Lovely Evidences," directed by Melissa Lorraine with Assistant Direction from Jordan Matthew Walsh, featuring Darren Hill, previews on September 18 at Theatre Y (entrance via side alley at 2649 N Francisco), press opening September 19 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (2012 W Dickens Ave); show runs every Monday, ongoing, with "flash mob" performances at locations to be announced weekly. For more information, visitTheatre-Y.com. (more...)

THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLEN POE: A LOVE STORY to Open 9/26 at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents THE MADNESS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: A LOVE STORY, an original play by Executive Director David Rice. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati to Open 2016-17 Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens its 2016-2017 with a show-stopping, regional premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride, an edgy and feel-good comedy by award-winning playwright Matthew Lopez. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Presents George Bernard Shaw's MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

 Lantern Theater Company opens its twenty-third season on September 8, 2016 with Mrs. Warren's Profession, George Bernard Shaw's scathing comedy on social hypocrisy and the excesses of capitalism. Directed by Kathryn MacMillan and featuring Mary Martello in the title role, the cast also includes David Bardeen, Andrew Criss, Daniel Fredrick, Claire Inie-Richards, and John Lopes. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, September 14 at 7 p.m.  (more...)

Lantern Theater Company to Present 36 VIEWS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Lantern Theater Company closes its 2015/16 season with the Philadelphia premiere of 36 Views by award-winning playwright Naomi Iizuka. Directed by longtime Lantern artistic collaborator Peter DeLaurier and featuring scenic, sound, and projection design by Jorge Cousineau, 36 Views runs May 26 - June 26, 2016. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. [A full schedule of performances and related special events is included in the fact sheet below.] (more...)

Judy McLane Departs North Carolina Theatre's WIT; Kate Goehring to Step In Opposite Daisy Eagan
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

North Carolina Theatre today announced a last-minute cast change for Margaret Edson's WIT, opening tomorrow, April 29th. Kate Goehring will step into the lead role of 'Vivian Bearing, Ph.D.' replacing Judy McLane, who has withdrawn from the production due to personal reasons. (more...)

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