Theatre Information

Ethel Barrymore Theatre (New York, NY)
243 West 47th St.
Imaginary Friends is a play by Nora Ephron. It includes songs with music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Craig Carnelia.



The play focuses on writers Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy, who reunite in hell and reflect on their decades-long antagonistic relationship. Dating back to their first meeting at a conference at Sarah Lawrence College in 1948, it came to a head in 1980 when McCarthy, in a television interview with Dick Cavett, asserted "every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the'". Hellman subsequently sued McCarthy for slander. As the play progresses, the two women recall, among other things, Hellman's 1952 testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee, McCarthy's childhood abuse by an uncle, and their romantic involvements, McCarthy with Philip Rahv and Hellman with Dashiell Hammett. Throughout it all, McCarthy accuses Hellman of repeatedly presenting fiction as fact, while Hellman insists McCarthy always portrays fact as fiction.





Adelaide Clemens to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater has announced full casting for its upcoming production of THE HARD PROBLEM, a new play by Tom Stoppard, to be directed by Jack O'Brien. (more...)

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment Team Up with Girl Scouts to Foster the Next Generation of Female Entrepreneurs
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

In just a few months, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) will team up with the DC Super Hero Girls to inspire more girls to participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program , the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program in the world. The program gives girls real-world experiences managing money, setting goals, meeting deadlines, learning the basics of marketing to customers, and having fun as they learn and earn. This year, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment will collaborate with GSUSA to foster the female leaders of tomorrow through the 2019 Cookie Pro contest. Using the power of the DC Super Hero Girls, the contest will inspire Girl Scouts to be smart and courageous as everyday Super Heroes. It will also highlight and reward exceptional cookie bosses who take the lead, set high goals for themselves, bring positive change to their communities, and learn valuable entrepreneurial skills. (more...)

The New Collectives Present A MYSTIC FUNDRAISER PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2018

Join The New Collectives for a night of revelry and magic! Help them fund their next production Zodiac Math by Elizabeth May and our upcoming 2019 Season with a Mystic Fundraiser on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 6-10pm at MITU580 on 580 Sackett Street, Unit A, Brooklyn, NY, 11217 (Subway: R train to Union St). Expect featured music from Wild Yawp, a performance by Sapphire Jones, and a raffle full of fabulous prizes, music, performances, drinks, potions, and more! (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for ON YOUR FEET! in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans is pleased to announce that the New Orleans engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will go on sale Friday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

True or False? Meet the Cast of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Sep 20, 2018

The Lifespan of a Fact begins performances tonight, September 20, 2018. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

The New Collectives Presents ZODIAC MATH
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2018

Zodiac Math, written and performed by Elizabeth May is equal parts 90's pop music video, slumber party seance, and honest confession. Zodiac Math is an evening of intimate storytelling, scored by anachronistic alt-pop. Driven by family folklore of a childhood death curse, Elizabeth May explores questions of sexual identity and twin magic. She's endlessly searching for the missing half of a broken heart necklace, and laying herself bare in a dark comedic ritual that transforms the audience into her Imaginary Friends. Zodiac Math was developed as part of The New Collectives' Daily Development Workshop at IRT Theatre. (more...)

Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership. (more...)

Netflix Announces Six New Animated Projects
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Nearly 60% of Netflix members on a global basis enjoy kids and family content every month, so the company today unveiled a robust slate of animated event programming - both feature films and original series - to give kids and families around the world more of what they love. (more...)

Redhouse Arts Center closes its 2017-18 Season with LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Redhouse will close its 2017-18 season with the ever-popular musical La Cage aux Folles, book by Harvey Feirstein, based on the play by Jean Poiret. Performances will take place at Redhouse Arts Center, from May 31 - June 10, 2018. In addition, Redhouse will celebrate its Grand Opening of its new home at 400 S. Salina Street with a special event and ribbon cutting taking place June 1st prior to the opening night show. La Cage aux Folles, based on the same 1973 play which was also the inspiration for the movie "The Birdcage" starring Nathan Lane and Robin Williams, will close the 2017/18 season. This comedic and heartfelt show features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, composer of Broadway hits Hello, Dolly! and Mame. (more...)

BWW Interview: Nathan Amzi Talks ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - May 25, 2018

West End and The Voice star Nathan Amzi is playing Martini in Javaad Alipoor's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre this June. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! to Kick Off Pittsburgh CLO's 72nd Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to open the 2018 Summer Season with the Pittsburgh premiere of Broadway sensation, ON YOUR FEET!, June 12-17 at the Benedum Center. Pittsburgh CLO remains steadfastly dedicated to the creation of new work, and co-produced the Broadway production of ON YOUR FEET! as part of this ongoing commitment. Pittsburgh CLO has brought over 20 new shows to their "Feet" on the Broadway stage, including the recent productions of An American in Paris, Kinky Boots, Matilda The Musical and many others. (more...)

Stages Theatre Company Presents CRENSHAW By Katherine Applegate
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2018

Stages Theatre Company's In the Heart of Imagination season continues with world-premiere adaptation of Crenshaw, based on the touching book by, Newbery Winning Author, Katherine Applegate. This imaginative production of reality and fantasy delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship and resilience. (more...)

WINNIE THE POOH Opens Today at Maryland Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2018

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's (MET) family theatre, The Fun Company is proud to present Winnie the Pooh. From the stories of A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh welcomes you to the Hundred Acre Wood, where A.A. Milne's beloved bear of very little brain is happily singing "Isn't it funny how a bear likes honey," when the terrible trouble begins. Join Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Rabbit and Christopher Robin as they try to figure out what to do! Winnie the Pooh learns that anything is possible with a team of friends. (more...)

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET at The Overture
by Scott Rawson - May 17, 2018

On Your Feet is precisely where you will find yourself at the end of this spectacular show! The familiar music is peppy and moving, and the crowd enjoyed the infectious dance groove laid down by the band which included 5 original members of The Miami Sound Machine. (more...)

WINNIE THE POOH Opens May 19 at Maryland Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's (MET) family theatre, The Fun Company is proud to present Winnie the Pooh. From the stories of A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh welcomes you to the Hundred Acre Wood, where A.A. Milne's beloved bear of very little brain is happily singing "Isn't it funny how a bear likes honey," when the terrible trouble begins. Join Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Rabbit and Christopher Robin as they try to figure out what to do! Winnie the Pooh learns that anything is possible with a team of friends. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! to Make Wisconsin Debut in Madison
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Overture Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the Wisconsin premiere and the state's only engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! will take the Overture Hall stage Today, May 15-Sunday, May 20. Based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan, the first national tour stars Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez as Emilio Estefan. (more...)

Dallas Children's Theater Celebrates 35th Anniversary Season And A Unique History Of Heartfelt Storytelling
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Since 1984, more than five million children, students, and families have been inspired and delighted by the live theater performances of Dallas Children's Theater (DCT). To celebrate 35 years of unmatched service to North Texas and beyond, DCT is announcing a season lineup comprised of large-scale world premieres and timeless throwbacks.  The season opens with a new and reimagined telling of Treasure Island on September 23. Produced in collaboration with three other towering Dallas based companies in their respective fields of expertise, the new telling is expected to draw all ages into the popular pirate world. (more...)

VIDEO: Tiffany Haddish is Ready for the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, Are You?
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2018

Brace yourselves for the biggest party of the year! Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish will host the 2018 Movie and TV Awards on Monday, June 18 at 9/8c. She ready! Are you? In the meantime, let's reflect on last year…Beauty and the Beast won Movie Of The Year, while Stranger Things took home Show Of The Year. There were performances by Adam DeVine, Millie Bobby Brown, Lil Rel Howery, Blake Anderson, Chrissy Metz, DJ Nasty, Josh Gad, Mike Colter, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson, Noah Cyrus, Pitbull and J Balvin ft. Camila Cabello, and Big Sean. If you thought that was cool, stay tuned because we're cooking up a show that will blow you away. Don't miss the 2018 Movie & TV Awards this summer! (more...)

New Tyler Perry Movie THE LIST To Star Tiffany Haddish
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

New Tyler Perry Movie THE LIST To Star Tiffany Haddish (more...)

BWW Review: Dan Lauria Stars As An Eccentric Children's Book Author in THE STONE WITCH
by Michael Dale - Mar 31, 2018

Older character men hungry for fresh scenery to chew will certainly look forward to the day when Shem Bitterman's The Stone Witch becomes available for regional and amateur productions. (more...)

Stage Star Cherry Jones Join Amy Poehler's WINE COUNTRY, Plus Adam Schwartzman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

According to Deadline, Jason Schwartzman and Cherry Jones are set to join Amy Poehler in the new Netflix feature WINE COUNTRY. Amy Poehler is set to star in, direct, and produce. The film is also set to feature talent from Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey and Emily Spivey. Poehler has directed episodes of PARKS AND RECREATION and BROAD CITY in the past, but this will be her feature film directorial debut. Read more about it from Deadline here! (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! Tour Comes to The Fisher Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

Broadway In Detroit is pleased to announce that the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will makes it's Detroit debut at the Fisher Theater, May 1 - 13, 2018. Tickets for ON YOUR FEET! start at $39 and are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-982-2787 and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre box office. (more...)

deadmau5 Reveals WHERE'S THE DROP Album Track List
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Today (March 23), the track list for the deadmau5' highly anticipated full orchestral album where's the drop? has been announced. On March 30 at 12:00 AM local time, TIDAL members will be able to listen to the 14 track-album, produced on a full orchestral scale, exclusively on TIDAL.com via deadmau5' imprint mau5trap. (more...)

Christian Coulson of HARRY POTTER Films To Play King Richard II at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Christian Coulson of HARRY POTTER To Play King Richard II at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (more...)

Perry Laylon Ojeda Sings The Songs Of Betty Comden & Adolph Green Back At Vitello's By Popular Demand!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

PERRY LAYLON OJEDA , after a hit run at Palm Springs' Coachella Valley Rep and a string of high profile cruise ship performances, returns to Upstairs at Vitello's singing The Songs of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, the legendary and longest running creative partnership in American Theatre History. (more...)

deadmau5' Orchestral Album WHERE'S THE DROP? Available Everywhere Today, June 29 on mau5trap
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

deadmau5's orchestral album where's the drop?(mau5trap) is available on all digital platforms. The 15 track-album, produced on a full orchestral scale, previously could only be heard onTIDAL.com/deadmau5. In addition, mau5trap is also offering a limited edition double vinyl package of the recording here. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, June 26: Remembering Nora Ephron
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 26, 2018

Today we celebrate the life, work, and spirit of writer and director, Nora Ephron, who passed away on this day, June 26, 2012. She was 71. (more...)

Warner Bros. Television Group's Comic-Con Class of 2018- Full Schedule Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Summer school has never been so much fun as Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) unveils its Comic-Con Class of 2018! With 15 of the Studio's fan-favorite series making their way to Comic-Con International: San Diego, WBTVG's graduating class this year will be as epic as ever. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's TTHE FULL MONTY Opens July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO's THE FULL MONTY will take it all off at the Benedum Center this summer July 6 - 15. With a book written by Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and the music/ lyric talents of David Yazbek (The Band's Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), this duo cooks up an aggressive crowd-pleaser that is both highly-entertaining and charmingly uplifting. (more...)

Tune In Alert: MTV Movie & TV Awards Air Tonight, Hosted by Tiffany Haddish
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Tune In Alert: MTV Movie & TV Awards Air Tonight, Hosted by Tiffany Haddish (more...)

Sally Struthers and Joyce Reehling Headline LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers and Broadway & TV favorite Joyce Reehling headline Love, Loss, and What I Wore at Judson Theatre Company (Morgan Sills, Executive Producer and Daniel Haley, Artistic Director). Struthers is best known for her roles on All in the Family and  Gilmore Girls. Reehling is a beloved veteran of stage and television (Fifth of July, Law & Order). Love, Loss, and What I Wore opens Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 pm and runs through Sunday, October 21 at the Hannah Center Theatre (on the campus of The O'Neal School, 3300 Airport Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387).  Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Jack O'Brien Will Direct Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) has announced two new productions for this fall: THE HARD PROBLEM, a new play by Tom Stoppard, to be directed by Jack O'Brien, beginning performances Thursday, October 25 and opening Monday, November 19 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; and the Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 production of PLOT POINTS IN OUR SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT, a new play by Miranda Rose Hall, to be directed by Margot Bordelon, which will begin performances Saturday, October 6, open on Monday, October 22, and run through Sunday, November 18 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

HAMLISCH UNCOVERED Album, Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Nancy Opel, Tony Sheldon and More Hits Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Broadway Records today announced that Hamlisch Uncovered will be released digitally today, December 15, 2017 and in stores today, January 26, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SECRET OF COURAGE at The Coterie Theatre
by Paul Bolton - Jan 26, 2018

The Secret of Courage by Laurie Brooks based on the story 'Imaginary Friends' by Terry Brooks, is an enchanting tale of heartache, friendship, and courage. Now showing at the Coterie Theatre in Crown Center near Downtown Kansas City MO. Combining live action with dramatic special effects this new play delights audiences with a message of inspiration. (more...)

Michael Terence Publishing Announce the Release of The Dufflers - Fancy Dress, Feathers, Sticky Treacle, Yellow Paint and a Glove by Anthony Evans
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

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ON YOUR FEET! Congas into Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) and Broadway Across American (BAA) are pleased to announce that the Dallas engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan is on sale now. (more...)

OTHER WORLD, A New Musical By Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen & Ann McNamee To Have Industry Lab Presentations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

OTHER WORLD, a new musical with an original score and story by Tony Award Nominee Hunter Bell (book), Obie Award winner Jeff Bowen (music and lyrics), and singer-songwriter and author Ann McNamee (music and lyrics) will have an invitation-only developmental lab presentation on Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16 at Jerome Robbins Theatre at Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 W. 37th Street. (more...)

Get More Information About Bakehouse Theatre's 2018 Fringe Shows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Get more information on the Adelaide Fringe show presented at the Bakehouse! Scroll down for the shows, in order of appearance! (more...)

New Netflix Animated Series TUCA AND BERTIE To Star Tiffany Haddish
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Netflix has announced a new animated series is a comedy about the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building: Tuca, a cocky, care-free toucan, and Bertie, an anxious, daydreaming songbird, called TUCA AND BERTIE. The show will star Tiffany Haddish as the voice of one of the leads. (more...)

Meet the Broadway-Filled Cast of THE PARTY; In Theatres on February 16!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

In Sally Potter's new dark comedy THE PARTY, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), seems preoccupied. Janet's acerbic best friend, April (Patricia Clarkson) arrives and others follow, some with their own dramatic news to share, but an announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that gradually unravel the sophisticated soiree, and a night that began with champagne may end with gunplay. (more...)

BWW Review: The Future Looks Bright with This Year's KIDSPEAK at the Carrollwood Players Black Box
by Peter Nason - Feb 13, 2019

A mime verbally announces his love. Two girls fall head over heels with the same boy during auditions for Romeo and Juliet. A senior has a last homework assignment...and it's a doozy. Dancers try to uncover a mystery of what has happened to their dance shoes and fluffy slime. A young man is incarcerated in a Burundi prison. (more...)

BWW Interview: Making Black History - Actor PHIL LAMARR: In Voice and Vision
by David Edward Perry - Feb 13, 2018

Phil LaMarr has been delivering incredibly rich characters to animation, film and the stage for the past thirty years. If you are not familiar with his name, you are sure to know his voice. (more...)

BWW Review: A CRACK IN THE SKY at History Theatre
by Karen Bovard - Feb 12, 2018

A CRACK IN THE SKY is a new autobiographical play about an immigrant from Somalia who arrived in the Twin Cities in 1997. As a civic project-something the arts can and should provide-this event is hard to beat. Still, it is true that as a play, A CRACK IN THE SKY is not very compelling theater. (more...)

Gregory Mosher Departs Broadway Revival of ALL MY SONS; Jack O'Brien Now To Direct
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

A casting dispute has led director Gregory Mosher to depart a recently announced Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, staring Annette Bening and Tracy Letts.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 12, 2018
by - Dec 12, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BookBuzz.net Partners with Author Mary D. Brooks to Announce the Release of Her New YA/Women's Historical Fiction Novel - Mabel of the Anzacs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

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BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Highlights The Message Of True Spirit & Inner Beauty Through Movement And Song at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Apr 28, 2018

Dance serves a major purpose in musical productions. It enhances the script, it visually confirms what is being said and adds a physical energy that elevates the intent and solidifies who the characters are. This production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, A NEW MUSICAL, which is produced by 5-Star Theatricals, based on the Victor Hugo novel, with songs from the Disney film, by the unbeatable team of Alan Menken (Music) and Stephen Schwartz (Lyrics), plays now through April 29th, at the beautiful Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. (more...)

Stages Theatre Company Presents CRENSHAW By Katherine Applegate
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Stages Theatre Company's In the Heart of Imagination season continues with world-premiere adaptation of Crenshaw, based on the touching book by, Newbery Winning Author, Katherine Applegate. This imaginative production of reality and fantasy delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship and resilience. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! to Make Wisconsin Debut in Madison
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Overture Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the Wisconsin premiere and the state's only engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! will take the Overture Hall stage Tuesday, May 15-Sunday, May 20. Based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan, the first national tour stars Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez as Emilio Estefan. (more...)

Stages Theatre Company Presents CRENSHAW By Katherine Applegate
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Stages Theatre Company's In the Heart of Imagination season continues with world-premiere adaptation of Crenshaw, based on the touching book by, Newbery Winning Author, Katherine Applegate. This imaginative production of reality and fantasy delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship and resilience. (more...)

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