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Based on the film Passione d'Amore directed by Ettore Scola

Based on the novel Fosca by I. U. Tarchetti

PASSION, winner of 4 Tony Awards including Best Music and Lyrics, Best Book, and Best Musical, features music and lyrics by the acclaimed Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, Company, Follies, Into The Woods, Gypsy) and book by James Lapine (Falsettos, Into The Woods, Sunday In The Park With George).

PASSION opened on Broadway in 1994, and received its London revival in 2010 at the Donmar Warehouse as part of Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday celebrations.

Stephen Sondheim's PASSION revolves around a handsome Italian solider, Giorgio, separated from his beautiful mistress, who is shattered and ultimately changed by the unconditional and obsessive love of Fosca, his Colonel's chronically ill and plain cousin. Her unrelenting passions force him to re-evaluate his beliefs about love and attraction between two human beings.

Photo Flash: First Look at OCTA's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Up next at Olathe Civic Theatre Association is Jane Austen's beloved classic, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. This witty comedy of manners is directed by Jessica Franz and runs at OCTA November 2 - 18, 2018, with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. (more...)

by Richard Allen - Nov 14, 2018

Press Release By WSO: Annual Holiday Spectacular Symphony On Ice to Feature Olympic Skater Ashley Wagner and Music Director Finalist Roger Kalia (more...)

The Music Gym To Host Bachelor Girl's Only Melbourne Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Alongside national tour dates, Galleria's The Music Gym will host Bachelor Girl's only Melbourne show, in line with their new single, 'Speak', on Wednesday 28 November. (more...)

Rising Comedy Star Ken Cheng Announces His Debut UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Following two sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Dave's Joke Of The Fringe winner Ken Cheng is hitting the road in 2019 on his debut UK tour. As one of the most exciting up-and-coming talents on the UK circuit, Ken will be travelling the UK with his critically acclaimed show Best Dad Ever - one of The Guardian's Best Shows of the Edinburgh Festival 2018. (more...)

Homotopia Supports World Aids Day Milestone With Special Arts Commission
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Liverpool's annual LGBT+ festival Homotopia is supporting the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day with a special arts commission. (more...)

Netflix Acquires Chiwetel Ejiofor's THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Netflix has acquired global rights (excluding Japan, China and UK free TV rights) to The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, the directorial debut of Academy Award® nominee and BAFTA Award winner Chiwetel Ejiofor.  The British film is based on the bestselling book of the same name written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. Ejiofor wrote the screenplay.   (more...)

Milwaukee Native Returns In Jazz At Lincoln Center Presents The Dan Nimmer Trio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts welcomes the Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents The Dan Nimmer Trio to Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall on Friday, February 1 at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale on this Thursday, November 15 at 12:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased in person at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee, by phone at 414-273-7206, or online at or Groups 10 or more should call Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x210 or x213. This presentation is part of the Marcus Center Presents series and is sponsored by The Fitz at The Ambassador Hotel and Greater Milwaukee Foundation. (more...)

Morrison Hotel Gallery Presents 'JONI' - A Photography Exhibit
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Joni Mitchell, master songsmith and storyteller, eight-time Grammy winner and folk music pioneer is the inspiration for  JONI, Morrison Hotel Gallery's upcoming photography exhibit and sale opening on Friday, November 16th   at the Sunset Marquis Hotel location in Los Angeles, the New York City gallery on Prince Street in SoHo and the gallery in Maui at Mick Fleetwood's General Store and restaurant. The exhibit will be up through December 10th. (more...)

NBC Sports Podcast Preview: This Week's Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

NBC Sports presents a new slate of podcasts this week featuring special guests and athletes -- including NBC Sports NASCAR analyst Dale Earnhardt Jr., Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, and NASCAR CMO Jill Gregory -- across numerous sports, shows, and properties. (more...)

EMV Presents Bach Collegium In Transcendent Concert At Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Early Music Vancouver presents Bach Collegium Japan (BCJ) - Bach, Handel, Vivaldi on December 9, 2018 at 3pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC. Widely recognized as one of the world's leading ensembles specializing in the works of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries, Bach Collegium Japan and acclaimed British soprano Joanne Lunn, led by music director Masaaki Suzuki perform a concert of music by J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel, as well as shorter works by Conti, Marcello, and Telemann. (more...)

Madison Beer Releases Video for 'Hurts Like Hell' Featuring Offset
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

As her current single “Hurts Like Hell” continues to be added to radio stations across the country, independent pop singer-songwriter Madison Beer has unveiled the accompanying music video featuring Offset today. Watch the video below! (more...)

OPERA America Announces 2019 Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is proud to announce the 2019 finalists of the Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase, a biennial program offered as part of OPERA America's continuing commitment to foster emerging opera artists. The showcase, made possible through generous support from the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund, was established to bring promising talent to the attention of field leaders and connect up-and-coming directors and designers with those who are in a position to advance their careers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Riverdale Repertory Company Presents THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Strike up the band: Riverdale Repertory Company, Riverdale Rising Stars, and Riverdale Junior Rising Stars proudly present THE MUSIC MAN at the Riverdale YM-YWHA. The limited engagement continues through Sunday, November 18, 2018. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Concludes 20th Anniversary Season With SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Rubicon Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season culminates with a two-piano version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's soaring epic South Pacific, helmed by award-winning director KATHARINE FARMER and featuring a cast of 28 led by Tony honoree BEN DAVIS (Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme) and MADISON CLAIRE PARKS (Luisa in The Fantasticks Off-Broadway).  (more...)

KFC's Colonel Sanders Is The Muse For Iconic Designer NIGO's Latest Streetwear Collection
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Kentucky Fried Chicken has collaborated with iconic fashion designer (and KFC fan) NIGO to create a one-of-a-kind collection of quality fried chicken streetwear for the fashionable, finger lickin' hypebeasts of the world. (more...)

by Peter Danish - Nov 14, 2018


BWW Interview: Alice Cash brings 8000M to the San Diego stage
by E.H. Reiter - Nov 13, 2018

Alice Cash, actress, director, and former San Diego theatre youth performer is coming back home, but this time she's bringing her show  8000M (pronounced 8,000 meters) and her production company Golden Shard Productions, back with her to the MOXIE stage. (more...)

BWW Review: Sweet, Lovely One-Act Musical IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S Bows at the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Nov 13, 2018

In a Booth at Chasen's/The Real-Life Hollywood Romance of Ron and Nancy Reagan/book by Sam Bennett/music and lyrics by Al Kasha and Phil Swann/directed by Kay Cole/El Portal Theatre, Debbie Reynolds Mainstage/through December 16 Hollywood romances come and go, but certainly not that of Ron and Nancy Reagan. Those of us who witnessed Reagan's rise from movie actor in the 40s to president of SAG, then on to Governor of California and eventually to President of the United States where he served two terms from 1981 to 1989, know that he was not always the greatest politician...but certainly in comparison to today's standards, a good who honestly loved his country. Nancy Davis had been a B actress in films and, it is often said, ran the White House for her husband during the 80s. We know the politics of those latter years and the rumors; what we do not know is how their relationship began...In a Booth at Chasen's restaurant in 1949. Now in a one-act musical that world premiered Sunday November 11 on the El Portal Mainstage, In a Booth at Chasen's plays on unti (more...)

Arkansas Rep Re-Opens With 2019 Season, Led by CHICAGO and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the state's largest nonprofit professional theatre, is proud to announce its 2019 'Rebuild the Rep' Season. Beginning in February, the new season marks the return of The Rep after productions were suspended in April because of funding shortages. (more...)

ARIA Hall Of Fame Inductee Kasey Chambers To Have Display At The Australian Music Vault
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

In celebration of Kasey Chambers induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame, the Australian Music Vault will have a specially dedicated display which will include items from her personal collection such as handwritten lyrics, costumes, awards and more. The Australian Music Vault is free and the display can be viewed from Saturday 1 December onwards. (more...)

BWW Review: The National Tour of the Foul Mouthed and Big Hearted THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns to Minneapolis for its 4th Engagement
by Jill Schafer - Nov 13, 2018

If theater is my religion, THE BOOK OF MORMON is my most sacred text. Not the actual book of course, rather the wildly irreverent musical written by the creators of SOUTH PARK (Trey Parker and Matt Stone) along with EGOT winner Robert Lopez. It is a nearly perfect musical, and definitely one of most joyous musicals I've ever seen. One of the brilliant things about THE BOOK OF MORMON is that it allows us to laugh at institutionalized religion (and let's face it, there are plenty of ridiculous things to laugh at) while still espousing the value of faith in oneself and one's friends and community, and 'working together to make this our paradise planet!' It truly is a feel-good musical that has the hugest heart, despite its unbelievably foul mouth. Back when it premiered in 2011, THE BOOK OF MORMON was what HAMILTON is today - a smash hit musical that swept the Tonys and was an impossible ticket to get. Fortunately seven years later tickets are a little easier to come by; tickets are still available (including rush and lottery, click here for details). If you're a fan of musical theater (who isn't offended by profanity and poking fun at religion), THE BOOK OF MORMON is definitely a must-see. And since it's still running on Broadway and touring the country, it likely won't be available for regional productions for many years, so this tour may be your only chance to see it for a while. Don't miss it! (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of SINGLE PARENTS on ABC - Wednesday, November 28, 2018
by TV Scoop - Nov 13, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of SINGLE PARENTS, airing on ABC on Wednesday, November 28, 2018! (more...)

Joe Pace Helms Debut Release from H.B. Charles, Jr.: Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

The power and praise of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church magnifies the glory of God in a mighty way. It is in their church DNA to present bold expressions of worship. H.B. Charles, Jr. has been the pastor of Shiloh for 10 years. The thriving church is a gem in northeast Florida, with music being central to its culture, because music is close to their pastor's heart. Gospel music fans everywhere will appreciate the gifts that flow from within Shiloh Baptist Church, as its label – Shiloh Worship – releases Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs from H.B. Charles, Jr. (more...)

Broadway Actress and Mentor Paula Wayne Passes Away Age 84
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

According to the Miami Herald, Broadway actress turned teacher and mentor Paula Wayne has passed away at age 84. She died on November 9th following a battle with pancreatic cancer. (more...)

Eddie Bruce Celebrates The Music Of Anthony Newley at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Singer, bandleader and cabaret artist Eddie Bruce will celebrate the music of one of the most popular performers/composers in the history of the music business, the legendary Anthony Newley, at Don't Tell Mama in New York City on Saturday, December 8 at 7:00pm. Seating for this eagerly-anticipated performance, under the baton of Musical Director/pianist Jeff Harris, starts at 6:30pm. Don't Tell Mama is located on 343 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenue. Reservations/information: 212-757-0788 and/or (more...)

The Kentucky Center Presents Christmas With The Kory Caudill Quintet
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

The Kentucky Center presents Christmas with the Kory Caudill Quintet featuring Chester Thompson, Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 8 p.m. at The Kentucky Center - Bomhard Theater, 501 W. Main St. Tickets start at $25. Kentucky Center members can call the member hotline at (502) 566-5144. Standard tickets are available at, by phone (502) 584-7777, (800) 775-7777, and in-person at The Kentucky Center box office and drive-thru. Please call (502) 566-5111 for information about the range of accessibility options we offer to enhance your performance experience. (more...)

Santa Barbara Symphony Announces Holiday Pops & Free Family Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Kick off your holiday season in style with festive performances by  The Santa Barbara Symphony and the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony, in addition to a Holiday Open House for the entire community, all taking place on Saturday, November 24. With music, activities and the anticipation of Christmas in the air, this is the perfect holiday programming to get guests into the spirit! (more...)

Collaborative Artists Ensemble To Host Kat Ramsburg For A Talkback On Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018


CORTEO By Cirque Du Soleil Comes To Boston's Agganis Arena
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Corteo, the latest and most enchanting Cirque du Soleil's arena production is now touring in North America. The show will visit Boston at the Agganis Arena from June 19 to 30, 2019 for a limited run of fifteen performances. This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne In Association With Briefs Factory And Auspicious Projects Presents THE LEGEND OF QUEEN KONG EPISODE II
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Arts Centre Melbourne 's Fairfax Studio will be transformed into an intergalactic stratosphere from 16 - 20 January 2019 as Australian cabaret icon Sarah Ward, the artist behind Yana Alana, brings her latest stage creation The Legend of Queen Kong Episode II: Queen Kong in Outer Space to life. (more...)

Broadway's THE PROM Announces Exclusive Partnership With Kenneth Cole
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

American fashion Designer and social activist, Kenneth Cole, today announced a partnership with Broadway's new musical comedy, THE PROM, to support human rights of LGBTQI people and equality. The partnership includes a fundraising initiative for the UN Foundation in support of UN Free & Equal - a global public information campaign of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to promote the fair and equal rights of LGBTQI+ people globally.   (more...)

Sleep Coach Has Tips For A Good Night's Sleep At Palace Theatre Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

When sleep coach Brooke Packard became an empty nester, she  became a rester!  We are in the middle of a global sleep deprivation crisis. The solution is simple, free, and - unlike most habits that reap positive outcomes - pleasurable. In this talk, Brook will go over why you need to upgrade your bedtime routine, sharing simple, actionable steps to take for a better night's sleep. You can hear her presentation The First Best Habit to Nurture on Tuesday December 4, 6:00 - 8:00pm in the intimacy of the Palace Theater's Poli Club while enjoying a light supper. (more...)

NY Premiere Of Multimedia Version Of Handel's ISRAEL IN EGYPT Comes to Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

MasterVoices and its 150 choristers opens its 77th season on Wednesday, November 28 at 8 pm at Carnegie Hall when the ensemble's Artistic Director Ted Sperling leads the New York premiere of a multi-media version of Handel's Israel in Egypt. The timely oratorio of exile and displacement is reflecting the biblical account of the heroic flight of Israelites enslaved in Pharaonic Egypt and their crossing the Red Sea.   (more...)

Soho Playhouse Announces Slate for the 2018 FRINGE ENCORE SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse (15 Van Dam Street) is proud to announce this year's selections for this year's Fringe Encore Series, featuring the "Best of the Fests" from around the globe. This year's selections come from Fringe Festivals at Brighton, Edinburgh, Hollywood, Limerick, Orlando, Toronto and New York (to be announced soon) and will take place between November 6 - December 16, 2018. Tickets are $39/$25 and can be purchased by visiting (more...)

BWW Review: ZORBA at Alex Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Nov 13, 2018

The infectious spirit of living life to its fullest is the message in 'Zorba,' the 1968 musical that starred Herschel Bernardi. Musical Theatre Guild's staged concert version of the musical starred Michael Kostroff in an exuberant display of hedonism that is welcomed after the tragic Borderline shooting in Thousand Oaks and subsequent fires in Southern California communities. (more...)

Lena Hall Brings One Woman Show to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Following sold-out engagements in Los Angeles, New York City and Vancouver, Tony Award winner Lena Hall brings her acclaimed one-woman show, Art of the Audition: From Falling Apart to Nailing the Part to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, February 1 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 2 at 8 p.m. Experience the ups and downs of a Broadway life through reenactments of Lena Hall's most unforgettable-and regrettable-musical theater auditions, from epic fails to career-defining "nailed it!" moments. Under the musical direction of Sean Alexander Bart, Art of the Audition will feature songs from Wicked, Cats, Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Rent and more. (more...)

Ken-David Masur Named Music Director of Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Following a 36-month international search, Ken-David Masur has been named the seventh Music Director and Polly and Bill Van Dyke Music Director Chair for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO). (more...)

Get Your Theatre Career Started with this Week's New BWW Classifieds, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 11/8/2018 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. (more...)

Kane Brown Breaks New U.S. Record on Apple Music for Largest Debut of Country Album
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

With more than 2.5 million streams, Kane Brown's Experiment has set a brand new U.S. record on Apple Music for the largest debut of a Country album in the first 24 hours of release. Brown's highly-anticipated new album released Friday, November 9, and has already spurred media praise from the likes of Rolling Stone ['Experiment ...proves why Brown has become one of the genre's hottest up-and-comers'], The Tennessean ['with his new album, Experiment... is about to become inescapable, arguably changing the future of country'],TIME Magazine ['Brown proves he's got the range to stick around'], Sounds Like Nashville ['Experiment finds the breakthrough star branching out sonically and lyrically, taking command of his voice, whether bravely facing adversity or expressing sincerity...'] (more...)

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Welcomes April Nixon, Gabrielle Jackson
by West of Broadway - Nov 12, 2018

Join us for a conversation with Greenway Arts Alliance's Production of The Color Purple's very own April Nixon and Gabrielle Jackson. On stage here in LA until December 9th. After that, we catch up with West of Broadway Ensemble Member Jennifer Lynn O'Hara's review of Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center's production of Guys & Dolls! (more...)

Goldenstein Gallery Unveils Syri Hall's Francesca
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Syri Hall's rich sculptures and paintings are a reflection of her deep connection to the natural world and in particular the Southwest landscape and animals she so dearly loves. From a young age she was a visitor to Sedona and was captivated by the landscape and dreamed of making it her home. To this day, after being a resident for over thirty years, her work as a sculptor and plein air painter depicts this Passion. (more...)

Bumper Summer Season Line Up For Fugard Bioscope
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

There's a bumper summer season line up at The Fugard Bioscope during December and January. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bernadette Peters, Kristin Chenoweth, and More Honor Craig Zadan and Neil Meron
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

The late, legendary producer Craig Zadan, and his producing partner, Neil Meron, were honored last night as the inaugural recipients of the Theatre for Life Award by the Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) for the imaginative transformation of live theatre in film, television, and associated media. (more...)

ABC News Presents I'M COMING HOME from Executive Producer Whoopi Goldberg
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

They have been lauded with awards, performed to sold-out  houses, recorded hit albums, toured the country, created fashion lines and starred on hit tv shows; and this Thanksgiving, ABC News invites you to take a trip back to the place where it all began on “I'm Coming Home,” airing THURSDAY, NOV. 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. From executive producer Whoopi Goldberg along with the award-winning filmmakers of World of Wonder Productions and Lincoln Square Productions, the docu-style format captures the emotional journeys as award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth, country music star Jake Owen and entrepreneur from ABC's “Shark Tank,” Daymond John each visit their childhood homes to reconnect with their roots and the people who shaped who they are today. (more...)

Conchi Moyano and Anna Tonna Present 'Passion and Spirituality' at Saint Peter's Church
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

North/South Consonance, Inc in collaboration with Pan American Musical Art Research, Inc. will present a special event featuring vocalists Conchi Moyano and Anna Tonna accompanied by pianist Max Lifchitz on Friday evening November 16, 2018. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Return to Rochester is On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its highly anticipated return to Rochester at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre for a limited 1 week engagement, January 22-27, 2019. (more...)

New Scholastic Professional Resource from Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp Highlights the Power of Book Access for All Kids
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018


Lynn University Opens 2019 Season of the Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center Comes to Live at Lynn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that the popular Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center Comes to Live at Lynn series will return for a third season on five Wednesdays January through May. Leading cabaret artists will present intimate evenings of song, story and joie de vivre in the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Author Learning Center Launches Membership Gift Cards Just in Time for...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018


New York Choral Society Partners With The Angel Band Project For Virtual Choir Performance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL) will join forces with the Angel Band Project's One Voice Virtual Choir on Monday, November 19, 2018, to perform Ruth Moody's One Voice as part of the opening for the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. NYCHORAL members led by Associate Conductor Michael Ciavaglia will sing alongside sexual violence survivors as well as the Angel Band Project's virtual choir. The opening will take place in the United Nations Trusteeship Council Chambers (on 1st Avenue between E. 42nd and E. 43rd Streets) from 10 am to 12:30 pm, with the performance slotted for 11:05 am.  (more...)

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