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A true theatrical event, this legendary masterpiece is considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created.brbrThe time is 1971, and theatrical impresario Dimitri Weissmann (famous for his garish Weissmann Follies of yesteryear) hosts a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, setting the stage for a parade of brilliant '20s, '30s and '40s pastiche numbers that have become every bit as famous as their models: "Losing My Mind," "I'm Still Here" and "Broadway Baby," to name a few. Amid the reminiscing, two middle-aged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present and come face to face with the future.brbrSurreal, sophisticated, compelling, heart-wrenching and epic in scope, "Follies" uses the musical theatre as a metaphor for the collapse of American innocence and naivete in the post-Kennedy years. It is a showcase for powerful dramatic actors, featuring a large cast rich in character, which provides opportunities for seasoned older performers.


Broadway and Opera Superstars Lisa Vroman and Martha Bartz Join Forces with The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus to Present ¬"Our Time With Sondheim¬" on March 16 and 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus (FTLGMC) will present 'Our Time With Sondheim,' an inspiring evening of music from Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim, with special guest performances by Broadway and opera superstars Lisa Vroman and Martha Bartz. Performances will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church located at 333 Tarpon Drive in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, March 16 at 8 pm and Sunday, March 18 at 4 pm. (more...)

Tommy Tune Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Tommy Tune, Broadway's tallest tapper, returns to the Feinstein's at the Nikko stage on Sunday, March 18 at 4 & 7 p.m.- dancing, singing and tale-telling. The ten-time Tony Award winner takes an autobiographical stroll, celebrating 50 plus years of big time showmanship! From his arrival in New York City as a fresh-faced kid from Texas, through his most popular roles on stage and screen, to his ascension as one of Broadway's most accomplished director-choreographers. Accompanied by Michael Biagi, his music director for nearly four decades, the evening features Tune's personal renditions of standards by Irving Berlin, Kurt Weill, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Burt Bacharach, the Gershwins, Carole King, Green Day and more. Tickets for Tommy Tune range in price from $60-$100 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. (more...)

SaraSolo Festival Announces 2018 Festival Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

SaraSolo Festival 2018 Announces Award Winners. See the full list of 2018 SaraSolo Festival Award Recipients below! (more...)

Musicals Tonight! Announces Revival Of ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Back by popular demand,  Musicals Tonight!'s production of Cole Porter's Anything Goes returns to The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42 Street) for a  limited engagement February 27th through March 11th.  Anything Goes is helmed by Casey Colgan who returns to the production as director and choreographer.     Tickets are $45 and can be purchased through www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. (more...)

Broadway & Opera Superstars Join Forces With Ft. Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus For Sondheim Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus (FTLGMC) will present 'Our Time With Sondheim,' an inspiring evening of music from Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim, with special guest performances by Broadway and opera superstars Lisa Vroman and Martha Bartz. Performances will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church located at 333 Tarpon Drive in Fort Lauderdale on Friday, March 16 at 8 pm and Sunday, March 18 at 4 pm. (more...)

SaraSolo Festival 2018 Announces Festival Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

The 2018 SaraSolo Festival, the fourth celebration of theatre and solo artists, was held January 27-February 4, 2018. This annual theater festival features an eclectic mix of 45-90-minute solo performances by national and international artists - featuring music, dance, cabaret, comedy, magic, poetry, performance art, stand-up, storytelling and visual art creation as well as biographical, autobiographical and poetic plays. (more...)

Spend An Evening With Liz Callaway At BAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

???????Bay Area Cabaret is delighted to present An Evening with Liz Callaway. Having appeared with Bay Area Cabaret in concert with her sister, Ann Hampton Callaway, and in a tribute to composer Stephen Schwartz, Liz Callaway-the Tony-nominated Broadway star of Miss Saigon, Baby, Merrily We Roll Along and Cats, and voice of the animated classic, Anastasia-makes her solo Venetian Room debut. (more...)

Hey, Look This Over... A Brief History of New York City Center Encores!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

For 25 years, New York City Center's Encores! series has been bringing classic American musicals back to life. This is where Chicago, Wonderful Town, and Finian's Rainbow were reborn-but we're just getting started. (more...)

Casting and Backstage Tours Announced for 20th Anniversary Production Of Basil Twist's SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE At HERE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE - the singular creation by designer, director, performer and master puppeteer Basil Twist and set to the revolutionary 1830 score by composer Hector Berlioz - returns to New York City for a 20th anniversary production, running 12 weeks only from March 29-July 15, 2018 (more...)

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is Coming Up Next At Cygnet
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

Cygnet is thrilled to revisit one of its favorite musicals, Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, which was a hit with critics and audiences in 2008. The Tony Award winning musical is considered one of Sondheim's most beloved works, and features stunning melodies including the popular 'Send in the Clowns'. Cygnet's production is directed by Sean Murray and runs Mar. 7 - Apr. 22. Opening night for media is Mar. 10. (more...)

BWW Review: Tony-winning Superstar Kristin Chenoweth Triumphantly Returns to OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - Feb 6, 2018

Luckily for some of us who don't have the luxury or the time to simply catch every show that Tony Award-winning musical superstar Kristin Chenoweth does in New York City, she is a prolific touring artist, opting often to bring her sweet and sassy singing self to audiences around the world via enjoyable solo concerts that beautifully showcase her vocal chops and her charming persona. Playing to a packed house this past Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, it is no wonder that her new-to-Orange-County show, simply titled AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH KRISTIN CHENOWETH was met with expected enthusiasm. Mixing material old and new from her diverse and personally-curated repertoire of Broadway, classic standards, hilarious cabaret, and Christian gospel music, Chenoweth once again delivered. Armed with effortless comic timing, superb musical acting, and a voice that can make grown men cry, Chenoweth is a treasure and remains to be so in these 'intimate' concerts. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol presents COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) opens the third production of its second season with Stephen Sondheim's seven time Tony Award winning musical, Company. (more...)

Art Directors Guild Gallery 800 To Present THE GOLDEN BRUSH: A TRIBUTE TO DUNCAN ALANSON SPENCER
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Duncan Alanson Spencer¬†(1911-1999), the legendary Scenic Artist behind some of Hollywood's greatest films, will be honored by the¬†Art Directors Guild Gallery 800¬†(ADG, IATSE Local 800) in a special exhibit entitled¬†¬ďThe Golden Brush: A Tribute to Duncan Alanson Spencer.¬Ē¬†Spencer's career spanned over 38 years and over 400 movies including¬†The Wizard of Oz, White Christmas,¬†Meet Me in St. Louis¬†and¬†Ziegfeld Follies. The exhibit opens with a hosted opening reception on¬†Saturday, February 10 from 5 - 9pm¬†and will run through¬†April 7, 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Bernadette Peters Talks About Changing Her Name on THE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - Feb 6, 2018

Bernadette Peters, currently starring in Hello, Dolly! appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert tonight to talk about her return to Broadway as well as her work on Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle. In the clip below, Peters talks about how her name wouldn't fit on the marquee so she just changed it to 'Peters.' Watch below! (more...)

COMMITTED Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

???????Committed, presented by New York Theater's Winterfest, begins performances tonight at 6.15pm at The Hudson Guild Theater (441 West 26th Street), with additional performances on Saturday, February 10th at 8.30pm and Sunday, February 11th at 1.00pm.  Written by award winning director, Tricia Brouk (Romance and Cigarettes, "Sublets," This Dinner is Full), Committed features 10 original songs by lyricist/composer Andrew David Sotomayor (50 Shades of F***d Up). (more...)

PTC presents World Premiere of /i/ by Jeff Talbott
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of i by Jeff Talbott. The new play was featured in our 2016-2017 Play-by-Play new play reading season and will take the main stage Friday, Feb. 16 through Saturday, March 3, 2018. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Legend, Lea Salonga
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 5, 2018

On Monday, February 5 Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner Lea Salonga. For the episode, Salonga Talks about taking on the role of Erzule, The Goddess of Love in Michael Arden's Broadway revival of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, which is currently playing at The Circle in the Square theater on Broadway. (more...)

Transcendence Theatre Co. presents North Bay Premiere of THE LADIES OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Transcendence Theatre Company, creators and producers of the award-winning "Broadway Under the Stars," celebrates the talents and tenacity of female Broadway professionals with its premiere of 'The Ladies of Broadway,' presented in March 2018 with performances in San Rafael and Santa Rosa, Calif. (more...)

DVR Alert: Bernadette Peters to Appear on Tonight's LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Hello, Bernie! Bernadette Peters, currently starring in Hello, Dolly! will appear on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert tonight to talk about her return to Broadway as well as her work on Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle. (more...)

Linda and Laura Benanti, Carmen Cusack, and More Headline 54 Below in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

This February, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 18
by Audition Roundup - Feb 18, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 18, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Emerging Choreographer Series Announced in Partnership with LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Mare Nostrum Elements, founded and directed by Kevin Albert and Nicola Iervasi, presents, in collaboration with LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, the fifth annual Emerging Choreographer Series (ECS), showing works by nine young dancemakers.   The talented choreographers, selected from a group of 79 applicants this year, are indeed fortunate in the many benefits ECS offers. (more...)

Cabaret Legend Marilyn Maye To Celebrate Her 90th Birthday At Feinstein's At The Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Back by popular demand, the legendary Marilyn Maye returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only-Friday, March 23 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, March 24 (8 p.m.). In this special evening celebrating her 90th birthday, Ms. Maye will perform selections from the Great American Songbook and share anecdotes from her legendary career! Tickets for Marilyn Maye range in price from $41.25-$75 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. (more...)

BWW Blogs - La experiencia de hacer FOLLIES
by Guest Blogger: Carlos Hipůlito - Feb 16, 2018

Carlos Hipolito fue Benjamin Stone en Follies en 2012 en el Teatro Espa√Īol bajo la direccion de Mario Gas y en este blog nos cuenta su experiencia. (more...)

Updated: Samuel J. Friedman Will Join Marquis Theatre in Dimming the Lights in Honor of Jan Maxwell
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

The Broadway community mourns the loss of five-time Tony Award¬ģ nominated actor, singer and performer Jan Maxwell, who passed away on Sunday, February 11th at age 61. The Marquis Theatre (210 W 46th St.), where she made her final Broadway appearance, will dim its lights in her memory on February 21, 2018, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)


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Technical Theatre Legend Alyce Gilbert To Be Honored At The Annual 'Backstage Legends And Masters Award' Event April 23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Purchase College, SUNY's Broadway Technical Theatre History Project, will present the Seventh Annual 'Backstage Legends and Masters Award' to esteemed Production Wardrobe Supervisor, Alyce Gilbert on April 23 at 7 p.m.  The free event will take place in the Performing Arts Center on the College's campus at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY.   (more...)

Mammoth Follies Roars Into TPAC in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents the next event in the 2017-2018 Family Series Season: Mammoth Follies on Saturday, March 10 at 1:30PM. Mammoth Follies is part of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center's 2017-2018 Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages.   (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Nikki Renée Daniels and More Appear on Studio Cast Recording of KRIS KRINGLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Yellow Sound Label has announced the release of the new studio cast recording of Kris Kringle The Musical on Friday, February 16. Kris Kringle is the brand-new Christmas musical which made its New York debut at Town Hall in November 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is Sure to Delight at ORPHEUM THEATRE
by Natalie McGovern - Feb 15, 2018

Dramatic, evocative, and brimming with whimsy, An American In Paris delights audiences in a whirlwind montage of song and dance sequence. (more...)

Broadway Hit SOUTH PACIFIC Completes Maltz Jupiter Theatre's Record-Breaking Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

"Some Enchanted Evening" awaits at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre with a universal love story and the unforgettable, sumptuous score that is South Pacific. (more...)

Berlin-Based Psychedelic Pop Craftswoman and Experimental Vocalist Mary Ocher Announces North American Tour
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The Klangbad collective is very pleased to announce that Mary Ocher will be performing across the U.S. and Canada this year. Touring in support of her new release The West Against The People (Klangbad) and its follow up 10' Faust Studio Sessions and Other Recordings(Klangbad/Sing A Song Fighter - a special cassette edition released by Related Records will be available on tour), the run of dates begins March 7th at the Victoria Event Centre in Victoria, B.C., Canada.  More date will be announced soon! (more...)

Photo Flash: Checkmate! Raul Esparza, Ramin Karimloo, Ruthie Ann Miles, and Karen Olivo Bring the Anthems of CHESS to Life at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the semi-staged Broadway Center Stage concert production of CHESS, the epic rock opera about love and political intrigue set against the backdrop of the Cold War as two superpowers attempt to manipulate an international chess championship for political ends. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Signature's LIGHT YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Signature Theatre is proud to present the world premiere production of Light Years. Directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer(Broadway's Follies, Gigi, Million Dollar Quartet), this new musical features music, lyrics and book by Robbie Schaefer of the band Eddie from Ohio. Robbie journeys from his childhood in India to the joys and struggles of growing up, pursuing his passion and raising a family. Entwined throughout is his cherished relationship with his father-and his father's haunted past. Light Years runs now thru March 4 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

Alec Baldwin and Kelli O'Hara Star in LOVE LETTERS at Westport Country Playhouse's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Alec Baldwin and Kelli O'Hara will star in Westport Country Playhouse's Spring Gala performance of A. R. Gurney's play, 'Love Letters,' on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. The one-night-only, $250 per ticket fundraising event will honor the memory of playwright A. R. 'Pete' Gurney, who was a consistent contributor to the Playhouse stage, with 21 works produced there from 1980 through 2016. Gurney died last June at age 86. (more...)

Harry Connick Jr. to Star in the World Premiere of THE STING in Pre-Broadway Engagement at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today Harry Connick, Jr. will star as Henry Gondorff in the world-premiere production of The Sting.  The musical is based on the 1973 film, and will have its world premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse for a limited run from March 29 through April 29, 2018, with book by Bob Martin, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann &Greg Kotis with Harry Connick, Jr.  In addition, the score will contain music by Scott Joplin including 'The Entertainer.' (more...)

The Descendents Come to Boulder Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

The DESCENDENTS invented pop punk. Overstatement? Perhaps, but spend ten minutes scanning FM or the idiot box and you're bound to witness a ditty or video that tips its hat to a musical genre that was refined to a high art -- if not created outright -- by the 'Dents. Formed in 1978 against the fertile musical backdrop of Los Angeles' South Bay scene (see: Black Flag, Minutemen, SST Records, etc.), the caffeine-addled crew released their first 7' single 'Ride The Wild' as a trio in 1979. Not long after, the boys recruited one Milo Aukerman (microbiology Ph.D. in waiting and poster boy for adolescent ne'er-do-well alienation) for vocal duties. (more...)

VIDEO: How Could She Leave Us? Remembering Jan Maxwell in an Extended Clip from FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

This weekend Broadway said goodbye to one of its most beloved stars Jan Maxwell. A paragon of the industry, she passed away on Sunday, February 11 at age 61. HMS Media has shared an extended clip of one of Maxwell's final performances as Phyllis in Follies. Watch below to see the iconic songstress in action. (more...)

BWW Review: 3-D Theatricals Replicates a Sizzling MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Don Grigware - Feb 12, 2018

New York critics gave many unfavorable reviews to Million Dollar Quartet for what they called a dearth of dramatic tension onstage, but it went on to receive a Tony nomination for Book of a Musical in 2010 anyway, and based on the overly passionate delivery of the sizzling artists recreating the show for 3-D Theatricals, there's enough fervor to bring audiences to their feet and shakin' in Redondo through February 18 and then in Cerritos until March 4. On opening night there was indeed an extra long standing - and swaying - ovation to 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On'.   (more...)

BWW TV: Remembering Jan Maxwell- Watch an Intimate Conversation from 2011
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 12, 2018

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, Broadway star Jan Maxwellhas passed away at 61 years of age after a battle with cancer. The star is survived by her husband, actor/playwright Robert Emmet Lunney, and their son William Maxwell-Lunney. (more...)

Betty Buckley Joins Season 3 of AMC's PREACHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has just learned that AMC's Preacher has just begun production in New Orleans, with several characters from the comic book joining the series for season 3. Amongst the new cast members is Tony-winner Betty Buckley, who will soon lead the national tour of Hello, Dolly, as 'Gran'ma. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Jan Maxwell
by Walter McBride - Feb 12, 2018

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, Broadway star Jan Maxwell passed away at 61 years of age after a battle with cancer. The star is survived by her husband, actor/playwright Robert Emmet Lunney, and their son William Maxwell-Lunney. (more...)

THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE Begins Performances Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Musicals Tonight!'s 20th Anniversary Spring Season opener of Rodgers and Hart's The Boys From Syracuse, begins performances Tuesday, February 13th at The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).  The comedy farce about mistaken identity, as adapted by George Abbott, will play a limited engagement through February 25th.  The Boys From Syracuse is directed and choreographed by Jonathan Cerullo who has given the musical a  fresh new take with men cast in almost all of the female roles for the very first time.  Tickets are $45 and can be purchased through www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. (more...)

Breaking: Broadway Legend Betty Buckley Will Lead National Tour of HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

In the grand tradition of stage superstars who have played the iconic role of Dolly Gallagher Levi around the world, the Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will star in the first national tour of Hello, Dolly!, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, beginning October 2, 2018 in the Connor Palace at Cleveland's Playhouse Square. (more...)

Playhouse Square To Launch First National Tour Of HELLO, DOLLY! Starring Betty Buckley
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

The KeyBank Broadway Series 2018-2019 season will begin with the premiere of the first national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical revival of HELLO, DOLLY! starring Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley in the title role. (more...)

Broadway Mourns The Passing of Jan Maxwell
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

The Broadway community took to social media to share memories and condolences. See some of the tributes to Maxwell below. (more...)

Broadway Star Jan Maxwell Dies at 61
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2018

According to multiple reports on social media by both friends and former castmates, Broadway star Jan Maxwell has passed away at 61 years of age after a battle with cancer. (more...)

THE HUMANS Casting Announced at AT&T Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and producers Scott Rudin and Barry Diller announce casting for The Humans. The first national tour will feature Richard Thomas as Erik, Pamela Reed as Deirdre, Daisy Eagan as Brigid, Lauren Klein as Momo, Therese Plaehn as Aimee, and Luis Vega as Richard. (more...)

Tony Nominee Louis Zorich Passes Away at 93
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

According to the Daily News, stage and screen star Louis Zorich passed away earlier this week. He was 93 years old. (more...)

45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Announce Lifetime Achievement Awards
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today proudly announced that Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes, stars of television, film and stage and Sid and Marty Krofft, two legendary television producers, will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards this year during the Daytime Emmy¬ģ Awards.¬† The Krofft Brothers will be celebrated at the 45th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy¬ģ Awards which will take place on¬†Friday, April 27th, 2018, while Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes will be celebrated on¬†Sunday, April 29th, 2018¬†at the 45th Daytime Emmy¬ģ Awards.¬† Both presentations will take place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Southern California. (more...)

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