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John Houseman Theatre Studio (New York, NY)
450 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th)

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Based on ďMerry Wives of WindsorĒ by William Shakespeare

Ex-Confederate colonel John Falstaff and his merry men charm their way into the lives of two wealthy ranchers' wives. In a romantic subplot, one of the rancher's daughters is being pursued by several suitors including a yodeling cowboy named Fenton.



Head into the Weekend Getting Broadwaysted with Nicholas Barasch and Clarke Thorell
by Broadwaysted - Sep 29, 2017

This week, kick off your weekend with a special new episode with SHE LOVES ME star Nicholas Barasch and the original Corny Collins Clarke Thorell! These talented men are gearing up for the concert '54 Sings Rufus Wainwright' at 54 Below so we share some vanilla ice cream (we brought them Vanilllllaaaaaaa I-IIIIIIIIce Cream!) and a lot of laughs! Nicholas talks about his SHE LOVES ME experience and playing the lead in the Encores! concert production of BIG RIVER and Clarke spills about his time with the 'nicest kids in town' in HAIRSPRAY. (more...)

Charles Busch, Laura Benanti, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and More Coming Up This October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

This October, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Arnie Burton, Alli Mauzey, Brad Oscar and More Set for Amas Musical Theatre's LOVE AND OTHER FABLES Readings Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Other Fables, a screwball romantic musical comedy, with a book by John McMahon and music and lyrics by Jay Jeffries. (more...)

Kara Lindsay, Nic Rouleau, Jill Paice, and More Join BROADWAY BOUND Part 2 at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

After an acclaimed debut in March of this year, Feinstein's/54 Below will be presenting the second edition of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Cast Complete for Harriett D. Foy-Led East Coast Debut of NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Celebrating the life and music of Nina Simone, one of America's most iconic singers and civil rights activists, Christina Ham's provocative musical journey Nina Simone: Four Women makes its East Coast debut at Arena Stage. Set in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in which four little girls lost their lives in 1963, Ham uses Simone's song 'Four Women' as the framework to explore the songstress' shift from artist to artist-activist. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Inaugurates The Eric H. Weinberger Award For Emerging Librettists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) today announced the inauguration of The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists, a juried cash and production grant to be given annually to support the early work and career of a deserving musical theatre librettist. It commemorates the life and work of playwright/librettist Eric H. Weinberger (1950-2017), who was a Drama Desk Award nominee for Best Book of a Musical (Wanda's World), and the playwright/librettist of Class Mothers '68, which earned Pricilla Lopez a Drama Desk Award nomination. (more...)

Jackie Burns and Kara Lindsay To Lead WICKED in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

WICKED, L.A.'s most popular musical, has announced that JACKIE BURNS will return to the role of Elphaba and KARA LINDSAY will return to the role of Glinda in the national tour. WICKED will return to Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a limited engagement this holiday season beginning November 28, 2018 and playing through January 27, 2019. (more...)

Christiane Noll, Caroline Bowman and More Sign on for 'BROADWAY BOUND' Part 2 at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime), Ryan Vona (Paramour), Caroline Bowman (Wicked), Jim Brochu (Zero Hour), and Bonnie Milligan (Kinky Boots) have joined Feinstein's/54 Below's second edition of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 (7:00pm & 9:30 pm). (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Host Fall Readings of New Musical PLAY IT BY HEART
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Play It by Heart, a new musical, with music by David Spangler, Jerry Taylor and Marty Dodson, lyrics by David Spangler, Jerry Taylor, R.T. Robinson, and Marty Dodson, and book by Willy Holtzman. (more...)

Jackie Burns And Kara Lindsay Return To The National Tour Of WICKED For Upcoming SLC Stop
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Performances will begin Wednesday, January 30 and continue through March 3, 2019 at the Eccles Theater. Tickets will be available at the Eccles Theater box office, Broadway-at-the-Eccles.com, or by calling 801-355-ARTS (2787). Groups of 15+ call 801-703-2057. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For The 5th Avenue Theatre's Exciting New Holiday Production Of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Rehearsals have begun for The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of the beloved musical Annie, which plays this holiday season from November 23 - December 30, 2018. The 5th is excited to introduce Visesia Fakatoufifita of Tacoma, WA, and Faith Young of Kent, WA, who make their 5th Avenue Theatre debuts alternating the title role. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Slates 'Dare to Be Different' Series of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre, in celebration of its 49th season, will present Dare To Be Different, a series of three new musicals and three one-night only special events from November 30 - December 15 at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street - 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre To Present Second Year Of Its 'Dare To Be Different' Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) in celebration of its 50th season, will present the second year of Dare To Be Different, a series of four new musicals and two one-night only special events from November 15 - December 1 at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rdStreet - 10thAvenue & 53rdStreet). For reservations, please email boxoffice@amasmusical.orgor call 212-563-2565. (more...)

'BROADWAY BOUND' Part 2 Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime), Ryan Vona (Paramour), Caroline Bowman (Wicked), Jim Brochu (Zero Hour), and Bonnie Milligan (Kinky Boots) recently joined Feinstein's/54 Below's second edition of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway, set for tonight, October 25th, 2017 (7:00pm & 9:30 pm). (more...)

Linda & Laura Benanti, A SCYTHE OF TIME with Lesli Margherita & More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Broadway Bound, The Broadway Tenors, A Scythe of Time featuring Lesli Margherita, Linda & Laura Benanti, Into Sweeney Todd's Woods, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Alice Ripley Completes BROADWAY BOUND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Tony Award winner Alice Ripley has joined Feinstein's/54 Below's second edition of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre To Present THE ALGONQUIN KID In One-Night Only Special Event
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) in celebration of its 50thseason, will present The Algonquin Kid, a musical revue about growing up in the Algonquin Hotel, written by Michael Colby. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Runner-Up Crystal Bowersox Joins Amas Musical Theatre's PLAY IT BY HEART Readings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Crystal Bowersox, the American Idol season nine (2010) runner-up has been announced to join the cast of the Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab staged readings of Play It by Heart, a new musical, with music by David Spangler, Jerry Taylor and Marty Dodson, lyrics by David Spangler, Jerry Taylor, R.T. Robinson, and Marty Dodson, and book by Willy Holtzman. (more...)

New Musical CHARLESTON HARBOR to Kick Off Amas Musical Theatre's 'Dare To Be Different' Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre will present Charleston Harbor, the first offering of Dare To Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street - 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). (more...)

Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: BEAUTIFUL's Kara Lindsay Is a Natural Woman with Katie's Granola Bars!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2017

In Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch, come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking! (more...)

Photo Flash: Dive Into Oz with New Shots from WICKED on Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Jackie Burns returns to the role of Elphaba and Kara Lindsay returns to the role of Glinda in the national tour of WICKED. Check out new photos of the pair on the road! (more...)

New Musical CHARLESTON HARBOR Kicks Off Amas Musical Theatre's 'Dare To Be Different' Reading Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre will present Charleston Harbor, the first offering of Dare To Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street - 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Present BREAD AND ROSES A New Musical as Part of the Dare to Be Different Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) will present Bread and Roses, with book & lyrics by Jill Abramovitz and music by Brad Alexander, the third and final offering of Dare To Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). The three performances will be held on Thursday, December 14 at 3pm & 7pm and on Friday, December 15 @ 3pm. For tickets please call (212) 352-3101 or visit www.amasmusical.org. (more...)

N'Kenge to Star as 'DOROTHY DANDRIDGE' in Amas Musical Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

A friendly reminder that Amas Musical Theatre will present Dorothy Dandridge - Hollywood's Sepia Goddess, the second offering of Dare To Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street - 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Present THE DOTTIE MARASCHINO SHOW and WANDA'S WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre will present two exciting one-night-only special events as part of Dare to Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). (more...)

Cast Complete for Harriett D. Foy-Led East Coast Debut of NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Celebrating the life and music of Nina Simone, one of America's most iconic singers and civil rights activists, Christina Ham's provocative musical journey Nina Simone: Four Women makes its East Coast debut at Arena Stage. Set in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in which four little girls lost their lives in 1963, Ham uses Simone's song 'Four Women' as the framework to explore the songstress' shift from artist to artist-activist. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre To Present WITH LOVE, MARILYN One-Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre in celebration of its 50th season, will present With Love, Marilyn, a one-woman musical tribute to Marilyn Monroe, one of the most iconic romantic ingenues written by and starring Erin Sullivan.  (more...)

Brenda Braxton, N'Kenge, and More to Headline Amas Musical Theatre's Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, has announced a starry line-up of talent that will be on hand to celebrate the company's 49th Anniversary Gala Benefit honoring Broadway casting director, producer and director Jay Binder, Tony-nominated composer and lyricist Micki Grant and Leonid Poretsky, MD, a leading endocrinologist and founder of the Friedman Transgender Health & Wellness Program at Lenox Hill Hospital on Monday, April 2. (more...)

Paramour's Hyler Directs GEORAMA in NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS, as an official selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival's Next Link Project, is pleased to announce the New York premiere production of GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS, music and lyrics by Matt Schatz & Jack Herrick, musical direction by Jacob Yates, and directed by book writer West Hyler. GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN PANORAMA TOLD ON 3 MILES OF CANVAS will play a limited engagement at Off-Broadway's Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

Breaking: Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, and More Complete Chicago Cast of Broadway-Bound TOOTSIE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The complete cast for the world premiere Chicago production of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE has just been announced. Joining previously announced Tony Award nominee SANTINO FONTANA as Michael Dorsey will be LILLI COOPER as Julie Nichols, SARAH STILES as Sandy Lester, JOHN BEHLMANN as Max Von Horn, ANDY GROTELUESCHEN as Jeff Slater, JULIE HALSTON as Rita Mallory, MICHAEL McGRATH as Stan Fields, and REG ROGERS as Ron Carlisle. (more...)

Clarke Thorell Joins the Cast of MY FAIR LADY June 26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Clarke Thorell will assume the role of Zoltan Karparthy in its award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY beginning Tuesday, June 26 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Manu Narayan, who originated the role in the production, will play his final performance on Sunday, June 24. (more...)

Casting Announced For The Lyceum Premiere Of The 80's Musical FOOTLOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Lyceum premiere of the fast-paced musical, Footloose, based on the movie and filled with all the songs that made that soundtrack an enduring classic. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Will Star in Arena Stage's THE PAJAMA GAME; Season Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces select cast members for upcoming productions as part of the company's 2017/18 programming as single tickets for the full season go on sale. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Legendary Performer and Choreographer Randy Skinner
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 23, 2018

Get out your tap shoes, Francis, because four-time Tony nominated choreographer, Randy Skinner, is here to waltz us all back in time for an intimate retrospective of his career. From working at the famed Kenley Players to being the keeper of the 42nd Street flame, Randy's career includes turns (both onstage and off) with 42nd Street, Babes in Arms, Ain't Broadway Grand, State Fair, Do Re Mi, George M, Lone Star Love, White Christmas, Of Thee I Sing, No No Nanette, On Your Toes, Dames at Sea, and many more! (more...)

Kara Lindsay Returns to BEAUTIFUL July 12th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Kara Lindsay will be coming back to the Sondheim as 'Cynthia Weil' in Beautiful beginning Tuesday, July 10th. Jessica Kennan Wynn will take her final bow on Sunday, July 8th. (more...)

Casting Announced For The Lyceum Premiere Of The 80's Musical FOOTLOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Lyceum premiere of the fast-paced musical, Footloose, based on the movie and filled with all the songs that made that soundtrack an enduring classic. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre To Present Staged Workshops Of New Musical I'LL TAKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged workshops of I'll Take It, a new musical comedy with book and lyrics by Eli Pasic and music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls, Side Show). (more...)

Veronica Reyes-How, Erin Leigh Peck and Harriett D. Foy to Star in MOTHERFREAKINGHOOD! at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The full cast and creative team for the New York Premiere of MotherFreakingHood!, the show that celebrates the mother you never thought you should be, has been announced. (more...)

Broadway-Bound TOOTSIE Starring Santino Fontana Will Play Pre-Run in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

TOOTSIE's story is hitting the stage! Scott Sanders Productions announced today that the world premiere of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE, will play a pre-Broadway engagement this fall at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL) from September 11 October 14. TOOTSIE will come to Broadway in spring 2019. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Jay Binder, Micki Grant & Leonid Poretsky, MD at Spring Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 49th Anniversary at its annual Gala Benefit on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award-nominated actor/singer and 2016 Rosie Award-winner Norm Lewis. Two-time Tony Award-nominee Brad Oscar will be Master of Ceremonies for the evening. (more...)

N'Kenge Stars as 'DOROTHY DANDRIDGE' in Amas Musical Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

A friendly reminder that Amas Musical Theatre will present Dorothy Dandridge - Hollywood's Sepia Goddess, the second offering of Dare To Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street - 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Continues 'Dare to Be Different' Series with WANDA'S WORLD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre presents a one-night-only performance of Wanda's World, tonight, December 4, at 7:30pm, as part of Dare to Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lauren Kennedy on Theatre Raleigh, Performing at GPAC, & More!
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 4, 2017

Lauren Kennedy started her career at the North Carolina Theatre, having performed in many of their productions since she was 7 years old. She went on to appear on Broadway in Sunset Boulevard (original cast), Side Show (original cast), Les Miserables (Fantine), and Monty Python's Spamalot (The Lady of the Lake). Her other performing credits include Betty Schaefer in Sunset Boulevard (first national tour), Judy Haines in Irving Berlin's White Christmas (World Premiere), Cathy Hiatt in The Last Five Years (World Premiere), Nellie Forbush in South Pacific (London), Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (St. Louis MUNY), Nefertari in The Ten Commandments (Los Angeles), Agnes Ford in Lone Star Love (World Premiere), Mary in Vanities (Pasadena Playhouse/Second Stage Theater), Martha Jefferson in 1776 (Paper Mill Playhouse), and The Witch in Into the Woods (Westport Country Playhouse). (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Presents THE DOTTIE MARASCHINO SHOW Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre will present two exciting one-night-only special events as part of Dare to Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Celebrates 50 Years with Salons, Workshops, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre is 50! During the coming year, the company will offer a wide array of programming devoted to continuing its mission of promoting cultural diversity in American musicals. A full schedule of events is listed below. (more...)

Arnie Burton, Alli Mauzey, Brad Oscar and More Set for Amas Musical Theatre's LOVE AND OTHER FABLES Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Other Fables, a screwball romantic musical comedy, with a book by John McMahon and music and lyrics by Jay Jeffries. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre/Amas Song Salon To Present 'The Art Of Managing A Career In The Theatre' With N'Kenge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Song Salon will offer a special event as part of the company's celebratory 50th Anniversary Season. 'The Art of Managing a Career in the Theatre' with actress/singer/producer N'Kenge (Motown), will be held on Monday, September 24 in a spectacular, sky-high penthouse on Central Park West. The evening will begin at 6pm with cocktails and supper, followed by the presentation at 7:30pm. Tickets are $150 (tax deductible as allowed law) and may be purchased online at www.amasmusical.org or by calling 212-563-2565. This is a one-time event and the seating is limited. (more...)

Veronica Reyes-How, Erin Leigh Peck and Harriett D. Foy to Star in MOTHERFREAKINGHOOD! at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The full cast and creative team for the New York Premiere of MotherFreakingHood!, the show that celebrates the mother you never thought you should be, has been announced. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Lab To Present Staged Readings Of PLAY IT BY HEART with Crystal Bowersox, Carmen Cusack, Linda Hart
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre(Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present further staged readings of Play It by Heart, a new musical, with music by David Spangler, Jerry Taylorand Marty Dodson, lyrics byDavid Spangler, Jerry Taylor,R.T. Robinson, and Marty Dodson, and book byWilly Holtzman. Directed by Daniel Goldsteinwith music direction by Andrew Wilder, the readings (by invitation only) will be held on Thursday, May 17 at 1pm and 5pm at Opry City Stage (48th/49th& Broadway). (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre's Rosetta LeNoire Teen Academy to Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Amas Musical Theatre's (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy will present Jesus Christ Superstar, a Rock Opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.  The story is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus's life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion.  (more...)

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