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Palace Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
1564 Broadway

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Based on the play La Cage Aux Folles by Jean Poiret

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES features music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Harvey Fierstein, based on the play by Jean Poiret.



Georges is the suave owner of a glitzy drag club on the French Riviera. Partnered romantically with his high-strung star performer, Albin, the pair live a charmed life-until Georges' son announces his engagement to the daughter of a conservative right-wing politician who's coming to dinner.



The original production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES was one of Broadway's biggest hits of the 1980s. It opened August 21, 1983 at the Palace Theatre, where it played for over four years and 1,761 performances. The show won six Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical, Best Score (Jerry Herman) and Best Book (Harvey Fierstein).



Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/29/2017
by - Jul 29, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/29/2017. (more...)

Season Highlights, Natascia Diaz, Erin Driscoll and More Set for Signature Theatre's 2017 Open House Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its doors for its annual Open House on Sunday, August 6, for an all-day extravaganza full of live performances and arts events across six different stages. (more...)

Marguerite Willbanks, Matt Edmonds & Joe Kinosian, Norman Moses and More to Star in Milwaukee Rep's Fall Lineup; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces casting for the 2017/18 Season Fall shows including Souvenir, The Who & The What, Murder For Two, and Holmes and Watson. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Riot Girls Smash the Patriarchy in LIZZIE at City Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

City Theater Company drops the axe on the 24th season this September with Lizzie, a blistering rock opera based on the 19th century legend surrounding notorious accused murderess Lizzie Borden. Four women front a six-piece rock band to tell a timeless tale of murder and mayhem. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

Huntington Theatre Announces LENNY & STEVE A Tribute Concert 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Olivier Award winner, West End and Broadway star, and director of the Huntington's Merrily We Roll Along, Maria Friedman brings her critically acclaimed solo show Lenny & Steve: The Music of Bernstein & Sondheim to the Huntington for a one-night only concert event on Monday, September 18 at 7:30pm, accompanied by her longtime collaborator, musical director and pianist Jason Carr. This special cabaret will take place at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Tickets are now on sale and start at $25. (more...)

Agatha Christie's Mystery APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH Up Next at CRT!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

For the fourth show in their 46th annual summer season, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the psychological thriller "Appointment With Death" adapted by Agatha Christie from her novel. Performances will run from August 2nd - 12th with evening show times at 7:30 PM.  Matinees are available on August 4th, 8th and 9th at 2:00 PM.  Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org.  CRT administration warns that this is the ONLY website that is approved to sell CRT tickets.  Other third-party websites will charge up to four times the set ticket price; ticket buyers are encouraged to call or go directly to cortlandrep.org to purchase tickets. (more...)

BWW Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 26, 2017

Georges and the dazzling drag artiste Albin, otherwise known as Za Za and the star of La Cage aux Folles, live an idyllic existence in the heart of St Tropez. But behind the curtains of this sparkling extravaganza, all may be about to change. Georges' son Jean-Michel announces his engagement to the daughter of a notorious right-wing politician determined to close down the local colourful night-life. Drama and hilarity ensue when a meeting of the parents forces them to cover up their vibrant lifestyle. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Karen Ziemba and More Set for 'Broadway Close Up' Series at Merkin Concert Hall; 2017-18 Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Kaufman Music Center will host a diverse 2017-18 season at Merkin Concert Hall, highlighting Broadway musicals with celebrations of the fruitful partnership between STEPHEN SONDHEIM and HAROLD PRINCE, the musicals of LEONARD BERNSTEIN and JERRY HERMAN, and performances by Tony winner KAREN ZIEMBA and KATE BALDWIN. (more...)

Dana Smith-Croll, George E. Salazar and Marilyn Sokol to Star in RAGING SKILLET at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

TheaterWorks announced final casting today for RAGING SKILLET by Jacques Lamarre the 5th show of TheaterWorks 31st Season. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND in Cincinnati On Sale Friday, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

in Cincinnati is pleased to announce that individual tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND go on sale to the public on Friday, August 11 at 9:00AM. FINDING NEVERLAND will play the Aronoff Center November 7 - 19, 2017 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati 17/18 Season presented by TriHealth. Tickets will be available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS.   (more...)

New Block of Tickets Released for Immersive KPOP Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Due to popular demand, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, has released a new block of tickets and has added performances (September 16 & 30 at 3pm) to the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

York Theatre Company Presents Developmental Reading Of OMG...BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of OMG...BROADWAY! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Actress & Author Alexandra Silber and Tony-Winner Reed Birney
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 7, 2017

On Monday, August 7th Theater People podcast welcomes Alexandra Silber and Reed Birney in a two-part episode. In the first segment, Silber discusses her new novel 'After Anatevka' which tells the story of Hodel, the middle daughter in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, after the action of the beloved musical ends. Silber also discusses her career in The West End (THE WOMAN IN WHITE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and on Broadway (MASTER CLASS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and shares how her life journey prepared her to write her book. In the second segment, Tony winner Reed Birney discusses his work in the provocative new production of 1984, a play based on George Orwell's 1949 novel. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Jerry Mitchell
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Aug 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JERRY'S GIRLS Opens at The York Theatre Company
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 7, 2017

The York Theatre Company's Jerry's Girls, led by Tony Award-nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Christine Pedi (NEWSical the Musical), and Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime), with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and concept by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman celebrated opening night last night!  (more...)

Breaking: Amy Schumer, Laura Benanti, Keegan-Michael Key, and Alan Tudyk to Lead Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just officially learned that Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER will be coming to Broadway's Booth Theatre this fall starring Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian Amy Schumer, Tony-winner Laura Benanti, another Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key, and Alan Tudyk. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/5/2017
by - Aug 5, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/5/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Blow the Bugle! First Look at JERRY'S GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2017

The York Theatre Company presents the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and concept by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, featuring the greatest songs for women from such immortal musicals as Mame, Hello Dolly!, Milk and Honey, Mack and Mabel, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and La Cage aux Folles. (more...)

JERRY'S GIRLS Begins Performances Tomorrow at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Light the Candles!   Get the Ice Out!  Blow the Bugle!  The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the special Summer 2017 Musicals in Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and concept by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, featuring the greatest songs for women from such immortal musicals as Mame, Hello Dolly!, Milk and Honey, Mack and Mabel, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and La Cage aux Folles.  The limited engagement of Jerry's Girls begins TOMORROW for 12-performances only, August 5 - 13, 2017 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  Opening Night is Sunday evening, August 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

The White Theatre at The J Announces 2017-2018 Season;
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Excitement is in the air as The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City announces its 2017-2018 season of arts and cultural offerings at the White Theatre. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 3, 2017
by - Aug 3, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

JERRY'S GIRLS Adds Special Performance at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Blow the Bugle!  Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director) has added a special performance on Sunday evening, August 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for the special Summer 2017 Musicals in Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and concept by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, featuring the greatest songs for women from such immortal musicals as Mame, Hello Dolly!, Milk and Honey, Mack and Mabel, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and La Cage aux Folles.  Tickets are now on sale! (more...)

Photo Flash: Agatha Christie's Mystery APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH Up Next at CRT!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

For the fourth show in their 46th annual summer season, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the psychological thriller 'Appointment With Death' adapted by Agatha Christie from her novel. Performances will run from August 2nd - 12th with evening show times at 7:30 PM. Matinees are available on August 4th, 8th and 9th at 2:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org. CRT administration warns that this is the ONLY website that is approved to sell CRT tickets. Other third-party websites will charge up to four times the set ticket price; ticket buyers are encouraged to call or go directly to cortlandrep.org to purchase tickets. (more...)

GAME OF GANGSTERS Interactive Mystery Event Coming to Way Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

For the 2017 Season, Way Off Broadway's producers announced a full Marquee Mysteries Series, which kicked off in March with Murder by Marriage. The third mystery in the series will be the upcoming Game of Gangster, on Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th. (more...)

VIDEO: We 'Cain't Say No' to Highlights from OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs now through September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. The show opens tonight, August 2, and BroadwayWorld has highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sexy Sneak Peek at the Cast of Signature Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Signature Theatre will present A Little Night Music directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Gigi). Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, set in 1900 Sweden, revolves around a tangled web of love affairs. Sondheim's classically inspired score includes 'A Weekend in the Country', 'Liaisons', and the seminal 'Send in the Clowns.' BroadwayWorld has a sexy sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 2, 2017
by - Aug 2, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Previews: LIZZIE at City-Theater
by Greer Firestone - Aug 2, 2017

Of course, City-Theatre would be THE group to premiere LIZZIE, a sizzling rock opera based on the 19th century legend surrounding notorious accused murderess Lizzie Borden. Four women. 1 rock band. 40 whacks. Year after year this band of theatrical malcontents/troubadours continue to entertain and engage audiences with their vanguard productions, bizarre creative staging and in your face audience interaction. (more...)

MNM Productions Announces Cast for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz, the producing partners behind MNM Productions, one of South Florida's hottest theatre companies, today announced the cast of its third production this year, the funny, saucy, gender-bending musical La Cage aux Folles. (more...)

STAGES Raises $90,000 AT 9th Annual Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

STAGES St. Louis hosted its 9th Annual Summer Cabaret, Cheers!, benefiting its Education and Artistic programs on Monday, August 14, 2017 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. This year's theme, Showstoppers!, featured incredible hits from the last 31 Seasons at STAGES performed by some of your favorite stars from the organization's 2017 productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Seussical, 9 to 5, and South Pacific, including Broadway artists Corinne Melancon and Nic Thompson, New York performers Brent Michael DiRoma, Jason Michael Evans, Brittany Rose Hammond, and Summerisa Bell Stevens, and St. Louis favorites Leah Berry, Kari Ely, Zoe Vonder Haar, Claire Logan and Steve Isom. (more...)

She's a Hard Habit to Break! Star to Perform 800th Show in LATE NITE CATECHISM at City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

She's a hard habit to break: City Theatre presents the original Late Nite Catechism, the hit one-nun comedy that first took the South Side by storm over 12 years ago. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces 2018 Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Funny, Tragic and Provocative New Play FIXED to Continue Echo Theater's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Echo Theater Company continues its 20th Anniversary Season with a funny, tragic and provocative new play by Los Angeles' own Boni B. Alvarez. (more...)

New Immersive 1930s Sideshow CURIOSITIES Coming to NYC This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Joining the explosion of fully immersive theater, Green Lite Productions presents CURIOSITIES, an intimate multi-sensory theatrical experience in which visitors traverse the tunnels of an illegal 1930s sideshow world full of bootleggers, deviants, performers, and misfits. (more...)

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)

Theater Critic at Theater Camp: A Return Visit to French Woods
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

How do you take hundreds of kids (ages 7 to 17) and put up over a dozen shows (mostly musicals, plus a few plays) in as little as three weeks, with rehearsals limited to maybe just 12 or 13 days, with all or most of the cast rehearsing just slightly more than two hours each day, and many campers working on multiple shows at once? And I'm talking about completely staged shows with full production values, including sets, lighting, sound, costumes and live orchestras. Not only that, imagine repeating this same frenzied process four times over the course of a single summer. (more...)

SISTER ACT Concludes the 2017 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with the feel-good musical comedy Sister Act, featuring an infectious score by Tony and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken. Based on the hit 1992 film, this musical will fill the round stage with saintly sisters for the first time in Music Circus history. Performances of Sister Act are Tuesday, August 22 through Sunday, August 27 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

HOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY to Land Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Producer Joshua Goodman is tickled pink to announce the return of HOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY, conceived by Howard Crabtree and Mark Waldrop, book and lyrics by Mark Waldrop, music by Dick Gallagher, directed by Mark Waldrop, choreographed by Tony Award-nominee Denis Jones (Holiday Inn) and costumes by legendary nine-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Mackie ('The Carol Burnett Show'). (more...)

The Bard Will Get a Country Twist in DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the first mainstage production of the 2017-2018 season: the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures. (more...)

Stage Stars on Screen - A Guide to Broadway on TV's 2017-18 Season!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 13, 2017

Broadway stars, live musical presentations and a high school theater department-themed drama series are all on tap for the upcoming 2017-18 primetime television season. Check out the exciting programming slate below! (more...)

BWW Review: Christine Pedi, Stephanie Umoh and Stephanie D'Abruzzo Shine Brightly in The York's JERRY'S GIRLS
by Michael Dale - Aug 12, 2017

After Florenz Ziegfeld spent the early decades of Broadway's 20th Century 'glorifying the American Girl,' a young composer/lyricist named Jerry Herman spent a good hunk of the second half showcasing extraordinary women. (more...)

Breaking News: Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller and More to Set Sail with Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller, and Isaac Powell are joining the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

Book Now For Musical BIG FISH, Starring Kelsey Grammer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Kelsey Grammer will make his London stage debut in the musical BIG FISH, which makes its UK debut at The Other Palace 1 November-31 December. Book tickets here! (more...)

Steven Pacey, Celine Abrahams, and More Announced for the World Stage Premiere of THE KNOWLEDGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Knowledge is based on the iconic 1979 TV lm comedy. Maureen not only played a leading role in the film, but is also Jack Rosenthal's widow. (more...)

The Longwood Players to Present SONGS I SANG ON MY SUMMER VACATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Longwood Players will present a summer artist spotlight in 'Songs I Sang On My Summer Vacation' on Thursday, August 10 and Friday, August 11 at 8 p.m. at Chelsea Theatre Works (189 Winnisimmet St.Chelsea, MA). (more...)

VIDEO: A Web of Love Affairs in New Trailer for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2017

Signature Theatre will present A Little Night Music, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Gigi). Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical, set in 1900 Sweden, revolves around a tangled web of love affairs. A Little Night Music will run from August 15 - October 8 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. Check out a new trailer for the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of JERRY'S GIRLS at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Light the Candles! Get the Ice Out! Blow the Bugle! Below, meet the cast and creative team of The York Theatre Company's special Summer 2017 Musicals in Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and concept by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, featuring the greatest songs for women from such immortal musicals as Mame, Hello Dolly!, Milk and Honey, Mack and Mabel, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine and La Cage aux Folles. (more...)

Minneapolis Run of the Broadway Musical FINDING NEVERLAND Tickets Go On Sale 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust will present FINDING NEVERLAND, Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award Winner for Best Musical, as part of the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season Oct. 31-Nov. 5 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, FINDING NEVERLAND follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up - one of the most beloved stories of all time. (more...)

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