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St. James Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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Based on the plays Miles Gloriosus, Pseudolus, and Mostellaria by Plautus (251-183 B.C.)

This hysterical musical features a beloved score by Stephen Sondheim and an uproarious book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. The musical's original Broadway production won several Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book. Forum has also enjoyed several Broadway and West End revivals.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum tells the bawdy story of Pseudolus, a slave in ancient Rome, who goes to great lengths to gain his freedom by securing a courtesan for his young master, Hero. Scheming slaves, mistaken identities and courtesans each with their own gimmick deliver on the promise of the famous opening number, that there will be comedy tonight.

Broadway Performers To Sing In Gettysburg To Support Local Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

???????Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) the not-for-profit 501c3 community theatre located at 49 York Street in historic downtown Gettysburg, is proud to present local favorite singer and Broadway veteran, Bruce Moore at 8pm on May 18th and 19th with his Cabaret "Let's Go To The Movies", which includes a wine and cheese reception before the show. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

After last year's (2017) sold-out run, and the most successful show in the 40 year history of Theatre Rhinoceros, we are thrilled to be presenting - BY POPULAR DEMAND - an encore production for 2017/2018 Season of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical. Priscilla has a book by Australian film director/writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott's 1994 Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. With a dazzling array of over-the-top costumes, extraordinary headdresses, A FULL SIZE BUS - ON STAGE, and a hit parade of dance floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS. (more...)

by Alexa Criscitiello - May 8, 2018

On this day in 1962, Stephen Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opened on Broadway! (more...)

Music Theater Works Presents THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 9 through 17. A 26-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Poor Wand'ring One," "Oh, Better Far to Live and Die" and "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General." (more...)

Joan Vázquez triunfa en el estreno de PAQUITO FOREVER en Londres
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 3, 2018

Anoche tuvo lugar en el popular cabaret The Crazy Coqs de Londres la representacion de la version en ingles del musical PAQUITO FOREVER y el publico rindio una gran ovacion a su protagonista, el actor y cantante Joan Vazquez. (more...)

Photo Flash: DO RE MI Takes the Stage at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre concludes its fifth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi, starring Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber and Nancy Voigts, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin, with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by David Fiorello. (more...)

BWW Review: Arts Bringing the Community Together: MIDCOAST MAINE'S GOT TALENT 2018
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - May 19, 2018

To an audience used to the likes of today's television talent show formats -The Voice, American Idol with their fiercely competitive, instant celebrity emphasis and often abrasive judging - the annual Midcoast Maine's Got Talent seems to hark back to a gentler era and a more positive model to showcase aspiring performers. Each year the Brunswick Rotary Club puts together this gala as a fundraiser for its social and civic programs, but also as a community service to help nurture the arts in Maine and to create an audience for the creativity and expression that artists provide. (more...)

Michael Mullen's HUNGRY BITCH Set For Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

???????Writer/performer Michael Mullen is set to bring the world premiere of his solo show Hungry Bitch to the Hollywood Fringe Festival, iIT was announced today by producer Andrew Carlberg. Directed by Jim Fall, it will run for five performances only at the Hobgoblin Playhouse beginning June 5 at 9:30pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA and Tony Award Dos and Don'ts
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2018

Nathan Lane, currently starring in Angels in America, appeared on last night's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He shared his take on the Met Gala theme, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. He also talked about channeling 'the worst human being,' Roy Cohn, in his Tony-nominated Broadway play Angels in America and how he's inadvertently paying Stormy Daniels' hush money. (more...)

Bay Street Theater Announces Music Mondays Concert Series For July And August; Norm Lewis, Mandy Gonzalez, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the Music Mondays summer concert series on Monday nights in July and August, with all shows at 8 pm. This year's lineup includes performances by Jackie Hoffman (Hairspray, Feud: Bette and Joan) on July 2, Norm Lewis (Jesus Christ Superstar - Live in Concert!, Porgy and Bess) on July 9, Lucie Arnaz (The Lucy Show, Pippin) on July 16, Isaac Mizrahi (Project Runway: All-Stars, Unzipped) on August 6, Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom) on August 13, Bobby Conte Thornton (A Bronx Tale: The Musical, Bay Street Theater's My Fair Lady) on August 20, and Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton, Wicked) on August 27. (more...)

BUDDY--The Buddy Holly Story To Extend Through 9/15
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

??????? American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story will close as planned on May 26, 2018 and reopen June 29 - September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets will be on sale for the encore run on May 15, 2018. (more...)

Oh, What A Night! Muny Announces Full Cast For World Regional Premiere JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast and design teams for the world regional premiere of Jersey Boys, July 9 - 16. This will be the first licensed production of Jersey Boys in the world. Jersey Boys is proudly sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 30, 2018
by - Mar 30, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

5th Avenue's KISS ME, KATE Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

Rehearsals are in full swing for The 5th Avenue Theatre's production of Kiss Me, Kate, which begins performances next Friday, April 6. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre Presents AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

???????Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, April 23 & 24 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: A First Look at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre has taken on one of Stephen Sondheim's romping classics: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum! The show returns to Way Off Broadway with this brand new staging after it was first seen at the Frederick theater in 2002. Check out the first photos from the production! (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg Will Join Tiffany Haddish in Upcoming Tyler Perry Comedy
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

According to Variety, Whoopi Goldberg will star with Tiffany Haddish, Tika Sumpter and Omari Hardwick in Tyler Perry's comedy “The List.” (more...)

Photo Coverage: 92nd Street Y Celebrates Irving Berlin!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 26, 2018

92nd Street Y's 48th season of Lyrics & Lyricists continued this weekend with an essential American story, Irving Berlin: American, celebrating Berlin's extraordinary life and work. On the occasion of the centenary of the writing of "God Bless America" - our nation's "other anthem," - artistic director, co-writer and choreographer, Noah Racey (Lyrics & Lyricists veteran, Thoroughly Modern Millie), and co-writer Cheryl L. Davis (Barnstormer, Maid's Door, Bridges) explore how the five-year-old Russian immigrant who arrived at Ellis Island speaking no English came to create songs that epitomize American music, and how he became the spokesman in song for the country that allowed him to flourish. (more...)

Love Is In The Air At Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Bristol Riverside Theatre ends its mainstage season triumphantly with the farcical period-piece musical Triumph of Love, based on the play by Marivaux, with book by James Magruder, music by Jeffrey Stock, and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead on May 1-20. Directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, and choreographed by Stephen Casey, the ensemble cast features Jake Delaney, Joy Franz, Adam Hoyak, Alex Keiper, Rebecca Robbins, Danny Rutigliano, and Carl Wallnau. (more...)

The Laughter Goes On And On In NOISES OFF At Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 209th season with Michael Frayn's classic backstage comedy, NOISES OFF. Directed by Frank Anzalone, this production begins previews on March 13th, opens on March 21st, and runs through April 29th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Two River Theater Presents DANCING AT LUGHNASA Directed By Jessica Stone
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

??????? Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the complete cast and creative team for its production of Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa, winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play. Dancing at Lughnasa will be directed by Jessica Stone, who previously directed acclaimed productions of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Absurd Person Singular at Two River Theater. (more...)

Broadway Jukebox: Sing Along to the Songs of Birthday Boys Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Not a day goes by that our love ever dies for the music of these two living legends. All we ask of you is that you celebrate with a playlist of their greatest tunes for today and ever after! (more...)

by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Mar 22, 2018

Hoy comparten cumpleaños los grandisimos compositores Stephen Sondheim y Andrew Lloyd Webber, sin los cuales el Teatro Musical no habria sido el mismo, y hacemos un repaso por sus carreras y, sobre todo, por las producciones que se han hecho en España de sus obras. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 22, 2018
by - Mar 22, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces Recipients of 2018 Inspirational Teacher Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the 2018 winners of the Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards-a series of annual grants which recognize American teachers by spotlighting their extraordinary impact on the lives of students. Four teachers were selected in 2018 from a pool of nominations received through the Kennedy Center's website. Award recipients each receive $10,000 and are showcased, along with the former students they inspired, on a website dedicated to inspirational teachers. The awards, created by the Center in honor of Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday in 2010, were initiated and funded through the generous support of Myrna and Freddie Gershon. To date, 75 awards totaling $750,000 have been presented. (more...)

Heather Headley and Matthew Morrison to Host The Muny Centennial Gala Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

The Muny announced today that Tony and Grammy Award- winning artist Heather Headley and Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated artist Matthew Morrison will serve as co-hosts for The Muny's historic Centennial Gala show, An Evening with the Stars, May 18, 2018 at 9:15 p.m. at The Muny. (more...)

Alexandra Silber to Lead CAMELOT at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Shakespeare Theatre Company today announces the cast of Lerner and Loewe's multiple Tony Award-winning musical Camelot. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul (Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha), the classic musical will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from May 22 through July 1, concluding STC's 2017-2018 mainstage season. (more...)

Chelsea Kane, Patricia Richardson, Todd Sherry & Josh Zuckerman cast in a new circumcision comedy play KNIFE TO THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Director and playwright Stan Zimmerman has found his quartet of actors for his new comedy Knife to the Heart, co-written with Christian McLaughlin. The show will play a limited run of 3 WEEKS ONLY for 9 performances (May 4-20) at the Dorie Theatre, part of The Complex on LA's famed Theatre Row (6476 Santa Monica Blvd, LA CA 90038). Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. The cast includes Chelsea Kane ('Baby Daddy'), Todd Sherry ('Parks & Recreation'), Josh Zuckerman (A Delicate Ship) and four-time Emmy-nominee Patricia Richardson ('Home Improvement'). Tickets are $35 for Reserved Seating /$25 General Admission/$30 at the door, if available, and can be purchased at A special preview performance is Friday May 4 with an Opening Night of Saturday May 5. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE EXPLORERS CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Citadel Theatre will follow up their Jeff-recommended production of SEX WITH STRANGERS with Nell Benjamin's comedy THE EXPLORERS CLUB - a spoof of all those bold Victorian adventurers who ravaged foreign lands and annihilated indigenous cultures in the name of science. It's London 1879 and the prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: a brilliant, beautiful woman who has discovered a legendary Lost City wants to join, but letting her in might shake the very foundations of the British Empire! THE EXPLORERS CLUB, which enjoyed a successful run off-Broadway in 2013, was honored with awards including the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award, and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant. (more...)

It's Loverly! Meet the Cast of MY FAIR LADY- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady is officially in previews! Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Dibble of Walnut Street Theatre's NOISES OFF
by Pati Buehler - Mar 15, 2018

Since 2000 Ben Dibble has played in over 70 productions in the Delaware Valley and is still going strong! (more...)

American Lyric Theater Presents The Living Libretto: Opera In Eden
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

The Living Libretto: Opera in Eden gives audiences a first glimpse at three new one-act operas being written by first year resident artists in American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP) (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents KING LEAR Starring George Ball
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Rubicon Theatre presents a timely and trenchant production of Shakespeare's tragedy KING LEAR as the centerpiece of the company's 20th Anniversary Season. Directed by Co-Founder James O'Neil, the production features a 20-member cast led by acclaimed actor and company memberGeorge Ball, who has starred in previous Rubicon productions of All My Sons, Man of La Mancha, and Jacques Brel… (New York, L.A., and international companies of the latter). (more...)

Porchlight Announces Cast And Team For Porchlight Revisits DO RE MI
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre concludes its fifth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi, starring Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber and Nancy Voigts, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin, with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by David Fiorello. (more...)

Hal Prince is Working on Two New Musicals, Including One Based on 'How to Dance in Ohio' Documentary
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 7, 2018

In a new interview with The Guardian, Harold 'Hal' Prince has revealed that he is working on two more musicals at the age of 90. One is based on the documentary 'How to Dance in Ohio,' which is about a group of autistic children realizing their potential. The other musical is set in the 19th century and explores the roles and responsibilities of men and women. (more...)

Revel In The Genius Of Stephen Sondheim with MARRY ME A LITTLE Presented By PCTG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2018

Revel in the genius of Stephen Sondheim with Marry Me a Little presented by PCTG. Marry Me a Little, the musical review of the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim, will be performed Monday evening, April 30th @ 7:30 pm - tickets $15 at the door, as well as Tuesday morning, May 1st @ 10:30 am, coffee and treats at 10:00 am - tickets $10 at the door. (more...)

BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM at City Theatre Of Independence
by Paul Bolton - Apr 6, 2018

Community theatre hits a high note with a favorite farcical, fast-paced, irreverent, and funniest musicals ever written - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Independence City Theatre winds wit, crafty comedy, salacious slapstick, fast-paced farce for an evening to twists, turns, and music. (more...)

Corbin Bleu, Berklea Going and Jeffrey Schecter To Lead The Muny's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

The Muny announced today the leading trio that will star in the theatre's centennial season production of Singin' in the Rain, June 27 - July 3. Broadway, film and television stars Corbin Bleu and Jeffrey Schecter will portray Don Lockwood and Cosmo Brown, respectively, and former Muny Kid, Muny Teen and Indiana University student Berklea Going will star as Kathy Selden. Singin' in the Rain is directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Rommy Sandhu with music direction by Ben Whiteley. Singin' in the Rain is proudly sponsored by Ameren. (more...)

Michael Crawford Will Voice God in A BRITTEN CELEBRATION with the BBC Singers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

On 15 June (19:30) star of stage and screen Michael Crawford will join the BBC Singers for the dramatic tale of Noah's Ark, brought to life in the stunning setting of Southwark Cathedral. (more...)

Astoria Performing Arts Center Announces Cast & Creative Team For FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

Award-winning and critically-acclaimed Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC - Jesse Marchese, Executive Director; Dev Bondarin, Artistic Director) concludes its 17th mainstage season with a production of the legendary musical Follies by James Goldman (Book) and Stephen Sondheim (Music & Lyrics), directed by APAC artistic director, Dev Bondarin (New York Innovative Theatre Awards nominee for Best Director for APAC's 2017 production of Raisin) and choreographed by Sara Brians (Resident Choreographer, Matilda, Broadway). Follies runs from May 3 - 26, 2018 at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St. (at 30th Road), Astoria, NY 11102. (more...)

American Blues Theater Announces Complete Casting For BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

American Blues Theater concludes its 2017-2018 Season with BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lily-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story runs April 27 - May 26, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  (more...)

Megan Sikora and More Join the Muny's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's centennial season production of Singin' in the Rain, June 27 - July 3. Joining the previously announced Corbin Bleu (Don Lockwood), Berklea Going (Kathy Selden) and Jeffrey Schecter (Cosmo Brown) are Megan Sikora (Lina Lamont), Jeff McCarthy (R.F. Simpson) and George Merrick (Roscoe Dexter). (more...)

BWW Review: Matthew McGee Showcases His Immense Talent in American Stage in the Park's Winning THE PRODUCERS
by Peter Nason - Apr 26, 2018

It's been a long time since I've had this much fun at any show. (more...)

Theatre By The Sea Announces Box Office Opening For 2018 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Theatre By The Sea owner and producer Bill Hanney is proud to announce the opening of the box office for single ticket sales to the four shows scheduled for the 2018 Summer Season, celebrating 85 Years of Theatre By The Sea*. Beginning on Saturday, May 5 patrons may purchase tickets (online) to Theatre By The Sea's new Monday Night Concerts and Events, the 2018 Children's Festival and any or all of the following spectacular Broadway musicals: (more...)

JUST ANOTHER LOVE STORY Brings Sondheim's Love Songs to Above the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Ray Rackham Theatrical, in association with London Theatre Workshop, is delighted to announce its next show will be an evening concert celebration of Stephen Sondheim's love songs, "Just Another Love Story". (more...)

The Muny Finds its JERSEY BOYS: Mark Ballas, Bobby Conte Thornton & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

After its acclaimed Broadway, touring and international productions, The Muny will be the first theatre in the world to create its own production of Jersey Boys. The Muny announced today the iconic leading quartet will star Emmy-nominated Mark Ballas as Frankie Valli, Bobby Conte Thornton as Bob Gaudio, Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito and Keith Hines as Nick Massi. The fourth production in the theatre's centennial season, Jersey Boysruns July 9 - 16. Jersey Boys is directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes with music direction by Rick Bertone. Jersey Boys is proudly sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)

Jan Grice Presents The Fabulous Flo Hayle In ENCORES!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

???????Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre invites audiences to experience ENCORES!, a special one-time only performance by the legendary Flo Hayle on the BST Mainstage Saturday April 21st at 2:00pm. Producer Jan Grice and Musical Director Jay Kerr join Ms. Hayle for a potpourri of terrific tunes and fascinating tales in celebration of her 89th trip around the sun! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 18, 2018
by - Apr 18, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Visits THE VIEW to Discuss ANGELS IN AMERICA, Trump, & More!
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Nathan Lane recently appeared on THE VIEW, where he discussed the amount of research he put into his Angels in America character, Roy Cohn, and Donald Trump of course.  (more...)

American Lyric Theater Presents INSIGHTALT: Opera In Eden Featuring Three New One-Act Operas In Concert, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

 American Lyric Theater concludes the 10th Anniversary of its nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program this season with InsightALT: Opera in Eden, a one-night-only concert featuring three new one-act operas written by ALT Resident Artists, hosted by composer/librettist Mark Adamo and producing artistic director Lawrence Edelson. (more...)

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