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BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Celebrates Third Anniversary with The Songs That Got Away Part II
by Don Grigware - Sep 3, 2013

On Sunday evening September 1, Kritzerland celebrated its third anniversary and 37th show at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. Entitled The Songs That Got Away II, it featured a batch of songs from various composers/musicals that Bruce Kimmel considers great but that over time have received far less airplay than deserved. In short, they have just not attained a solid popularity. Many of these songs are familiar like 'Some People' from Gypsy, but, it certainly did not gain the fame of, say, 'Everything's Coming Up Roses'... but should have. Some of the lesser known but beautiful tunes like 'It Must Be Spring' by Michel Legrand and the Bergmans are so good that it seems a shame it did get nominated for awards. Featured on this stellar program were dynamic singers Valerie Perri, Kay Cole, Jane Noseworthy, speciaLguest star Sharon McNight, Dan Callaway, Joshua Finkel, Jenna Lee Rosen, and sisters Sami and Sarah Staitman. John Boswell brilliantly served as musical director at the piano throughout the 90-minute set. (more...)

¬"Mr. Show Business.¬" Mark Nadler Stars In I LOVE A PIANO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Beloved performer Mark Nadler serenades with a potpourri of songs by greats such as Gershwin and Porter and lesser-known New York treasures like John Wallowitch on the newly rebuilt Guild Hall stage. (more...)

When Asked About Trump Carole Cook Asks for John Wilkes Booth
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

According to The New York Times, 94 year old actress and comedienne Carole Cook was asked by TMZ about the recent incident at Frozen where a Trump banner was pulled from an audience member by cast member Timothy Hughes. Cook reportedly said 'Where is John Wilkes Booth when you need him? (more...)

Nite Spot Nights to Feature Klea Blackhurst in Milford, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Acclaimed New York City cabaret singer and actress Klea Blackhurst will bring her signature show 'An Evening with Klea Blackhurst' to the Milford Center for the Arts as part of it's Nite Spot Nights series produced in conjunction with Pantochino Productions Inc. on Saturday, November 7th at 8 p.m. (more...)

Janet Dacal, Ed Dixon, Judy Gold, Brandon Uranowitz and More Set for Project Shaw's VOTES FOR WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Gingold Theatrical Group continues its 12th Season of PROJECT SHAW when it presents its 128th concert presentation, Votes for Women, a rare staging of the 1907 play by Elizabeth Robins, for one night only, on Monday, November 20th at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 1, 2018
by - Oct 1, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Nite Spot Nights Feature Klea Blackhurst in Milford Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

Acclaimed New York City cabaret singer and actress Klea Blackhurst will bring her signature show 'An Evening with Klea Blackhurst' to the Milford Center for the Arts as part of it's Nite Spot Nights series produced in conjunction with Pantochino Productions Inc. tonight, November 7th at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw Presents-VOTES FOR WOMEN
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 21, 2017

Gingold Theatrical Group continued its 12th Season of PROJECT SHAW when it presented its 128th concert presentation, Votes for Women, a rare staging of the 1907 play by Elizabeth Robins, for one night only, on Monday, November 20th, at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). BroadwayWorld attended the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Broadway Performers To Sing In Gettysburg To Support Local Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) the not-for-profit 501c3 community theatre located at 49 York Street in historic downtown Gettysburg, is proud to present local favorite singer and Broadway veteran, Bruce Moore at 8pm on May 18th and 19th with his Cabaret "Let's Go To The Movies", which includes a wine and cheese reception before the show. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst to Perform at the Encompass Jazz Cabaret Gala, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Nancy Rhodes, artistic director of Encompass New Opera Theatre, announced today that Klea Blackburst, actress, singer and comedienne best known for her award-winning tribute to Ethel Merman, Everything The Traffic Will Allow, will be the featured performer at the Encompass Jazz Cabaret Gala in Manhattan on June 25th, 2014. The benefit will take place at 7:00 PM in a spacious penthouse with panoramic views at 66 Leonard Street. (more...)

Glenn Casale to Direct La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby's New Revival of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, 4/12-5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2013

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present an all-new revival of one of the greatest musicals of all time, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay, lyrics, music and new songs by Johnny Mercer, Gene De Paul, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn, based on the MGM Film 'The Sobbin' Women' by Stephen Vincent Benet, originally directed for Broadway by Lawrence Kasha and originally produced on Broadway by Kaslan Productions, Inc., SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS will feature musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Patti Colombo and will be directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

Tony Danza, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, Paulo Szot, and More Feature This June at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

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

42nd Street Moon to Host JUBILATE! 25th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors), currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary in continuous operation, has announced that the company's 2018 Gala, JUBILATE!, will be headlined by Moon favorite Klea Blackhurst (42nd Street Moon's RED, HOT AND BLUE and CALL ME MADAM) and will feature special guest star Liz Callaway (Broadway's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, BABY and MISS SAIGON). (more...)

Klea Blackhurst Set for Encompass Jazz Cabaret Gala, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Nancy Rhodes, artistic director of Encompass New Opera Theatre, announced today that Klea Blackburst, actress, singer and comedienne best known for her award-winning tribute to Ethel Merman, Everything The Traffic Will Allow, will be the featured performer at the Encompass Jazz Cabaret Gala in Manhattan on June 25th, 2014. The benefit will take place at 7:00 PM in a spacious penthouse with panoramic views at 66 Leonard Street. (more...)

Broadway Vets Lead Cast of Cleveland Play House's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Cleveland Play House (CPH) is proud to announce the cast of the high-spirited, interactive musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Broadway and TV actress Ali Stroker (Glee, Deaf West's Production of Spring Awakening) joins Broadway veterans Kirsten Wyatt (Annie, Elf, Shrek), John Scherer (Sunset Boulevard, By Jeeves, Funny Girl), Lee Slobotkin, Chad Burris (both of Book of Mormon), Kay Trinidad Karns (Little Mermaid), and more in this laugh-out-loud musical directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge on the Allen Stage through May 6th. This production is sponsored by Huntington National Bank and Zinner & Co. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Klea Blackhurst and Company Rehearse Drury Lane Theatre's HAZEL
by Michael Dale - Mar 23, 2016

Like THE ADDAMS FAMILY before it, the new musical HAZEL is based on a one-panel comic strip, though audiences are bound to be far more familiar with the character's hit TV series. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month With De Lesseps, Cook, Rozelle, And More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

This month, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, celebrates LGBTQ Pride with an exciting lineup featuring some of the brightest talent from Broadway, cabaret, pop charts and beyond. A fabulous Pride-themed cocktail menu will feature daily specialty beverages, with proceeds benefitting Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights Aids. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAN OF LA MANCHA Takes on Windmills Tonight in La Mirada
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. MAN OF LA MANCHA will preview on Friday, June 2, 2017 (with a press opening on Saturday, June 3) and run through Sunday, June 25, 2017 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

GLEE's Alex Newell to Perform at HELP IS ON THE WAY 19, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2013

Alex Newell from 'The Glee Project' performs at Help Is On The Way 19. This will be his first time performing at Help Is On The Way. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst Performs Tonight at the Encompass Jazz Cabaret Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Nancy Rhodes, artistic director of Encompass New Opera Theatre, announced today that Klea Blackburst, actress, singer and comedienne best known for her award-winning tribute to Ethel Merman, Everything The Traffic Will Allow, will be the featured performer at the Encompass Jazz Cabaret Gala in Manhattan tonight, June 25th, 2014. The benefit will take place at 7:00 PM in a spacious penthouse with panoramic views at 66 Leonard Street. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, John Lloyd Young & More Set for HELP IS ON THE WAY XXI Gala, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Richmond / Ermet Aid Foundation presents HELP IS ON THE WAY XXI - HOLLYWOOD GLAM, 21st Annual Gala - Northern California's Largest Annual, Star-studded Concert & Gala benefiting Meals on Wheels of San Francisco & San Francisco AIDS Foundation. (more...)

Carole Cook, Carrie St. Louis, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

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. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks in Massachusetts
by Larry Murray - Jun 14, 2013

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks in Massachusetts (more...)

Peter Scolari, Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman to Star in 'FORUM' at Bay Street Theatre, 8/6-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2013

Bay Street Theatre presents the final production of the 2013 Mainstage Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, beginning August 6 and running through September 1. The show stars Peter Scolari with Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman. The book is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim; music direction by Ethyl Will; and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. (more...)

Curtain Call to Present Welcome Tania Johnson & Sean Alexander Bart Live in Concert, 7/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2013

Curtain Call Performing Arts (CCPA), is proud to present LIVE IN CONCERT WITH TANIA JOHNSON, FEATURING SEAN ALEXANDER BART the latest concert in the popular CCPA Unplugged performance series. Talented musicians ranging from opera singers to rock/reggae bands, big band and funk groups, and accomplished improve troupes, have graced the CCPA stage through the 'Unplugged' concerts in the intimate setting of California Conservatory Theatre (CCT). (more...)

BWW Interview: 'Wow, Wow, Wow, Fellas' Klea Blackhurst is Goodspeed's Dolly!
by Joseph F. Panarello - Jul 17, 2013

Klea Blackhurst talks about her career, Jerry Herman and starring in HELLO, DOLLY! at the Goodspeed Opera House (more...)

Curtain Call to Present Welcome Tania Johnson & Sean Alexander Bart Live in Concert, 7/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

Curtain Call Performing Arts (CCPA), is proud to present LIVE IN CONCERT WITH TANIA JOHNSON, FEATURING SEAN ALEXANDER BART the latest concert in the popular CCPA Unplugged performance series. Talented musicians ranging from opera singers to rock/reggae bands, big band and funk groups, and accomplished improve troupes, have graced the CCPA stage through the 'Unplugged' concerts in the intimate setting of California Conservatory Theatre (CCT). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre's MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

A family comedy by the playwright of Over the Tavern continues the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET by Tom Dudzick and directed by Pamela Hunt in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from tomorrow, January 12, through February 7. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More Set to Direct The Muny's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Muny Executive Producer Mike Isaacson announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2014 Season, which opens on June 16 with Billy Elliot The Musical. "We're so happy these exciting artists are creating our 2014 season," said Isaacson. "This is a challenging season, one with incredible variety and power. We're fortunate that such extraordinary talents will be creating our 'Muny Magic.'" (more...)

Randall Craig Fleischer Leads Utah Symphony and Guest Vocalists in JERRY HERMAN: THE BROADWAY LEGACY CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

On February 10 and 11 at 7:30 PM, conductor Randall  Craig Fleischer leads guest vocalists Debbie Gravitte, Klea Blackhurst, Ron Raines, Jason Graae, Scott Coulter, and John Boswell in a performance of "Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert". Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)

'Back Where She Belongs: The Life And Times Of Carole Cook' to Play Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents legendary Broadway and screen actress Carole Cook in "Back Where She Belongs: The Life and Times of Carol Cooke" - her New York cabaret debut - at the age of 94! - for two performances only - Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 7pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out The Fun and Colorful 1960s Designs For Drury Lane's World Premiere of HAZEL
by Michael Dale - Feb 26, 2016

Klea Blackhurst stars in a new musical inspired by Ted Key's comic and the hit 1960s sitcom. (more...)

Debbie Gravitte, Klea Blackhurst, Ron Raines and More Join the Utah Symphony for JERRY HERMAN: THE BROADWAY LEGACY CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

This weekend, February 10 and 11 at 7:30 PM, conductor Randall Craig Fleischer leads guest vocalists Debbie Gravitte, KLea Blackhurst, Ron Raines, Jason Graae, Scott Coulter, and John Boswell in a performance of 'Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert'. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Janet Dacal & Tony Sheldon Join Cast of Actors Fund's MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Complete casting and the creative team have been announced for the upcoming benefit concert of MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL benefitting the The Actors Fund. This one-night-only event will be held on Monday, December 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm at The Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street). (more...)

Klea Blackhurst and More Join Hayley Mills in PARTY FACE at City Center; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Producers Robert Driemeyer, Morgan Sills and Jan Warner have announced complete casting for the New York Premiere of Party Face, a new comedy by Isobel Mahon ('Glenroe,' 'Fair City') and directed by Amanda Bearse ('Married...With Children'). (more...)

Geva's 43rd Season to Continue with MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

A family comedy by the playwright of Over the Tavern continues the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents Miracle on South Division Street by Tom Dudzick and directed by Pamela Hunt in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from January 12 through February 7. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Benefit Actors Fund in MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 16, 2014

MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL, benefitting the The Actors Fund, was held last night, December 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm at The Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College. Klea Blackhurst (Radio Gals), Janet Dacal (Wonderland, In the Heights) and Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) were a part of the star studded cast that featured Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills (The Scarlet Pimpernel, Little Shop of Horrors) in the title role. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Douglas Sills Stars in MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS Benefit Tonight for The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL, benefitting the The Actors Fund, is a one-night-only event held tonight, December 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm at The Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 3 - It's Great to Be Back on Broadway from Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Dec 15, 2014

If you've been joining us for BWW's 12 Days of Christmas video features, on this 3rd day, the choice was easy and obvious for me. Tonight, for the first time ever on a stage, MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL will be staged and performed, benefitting the The Actors Fund. The very special event takes place this evening at 7:30 pm at The Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street). For more info, and how to get tickets, click here. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and More Sign On as Muny Season 100 Creatives
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2018 centennial season, which opens on June 11 with the first production in the world of Jerome Robbins' Broadway since it's Tony - award winning Broadway and national tour productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Douglas Sills, Joshua Henry, Betsy Wolfe & More for The Actors Fund's MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

The cast and creative team for The Actors Fund's upcoming benefit concert of MR. MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL have officially begun rehearsals for the one-night-only event, set for Monday, December 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm at The Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street). Check out a first look below! (more...)

Peter Scolari, Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman Star in 'FORUM' at Bay Street Theatre, Now thru 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

Bay Street Theatre presents the final production of the 2013 Mainstage Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, beginning tonight, August 6 and running through September 1. The show stars Peter Scolari with Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman. The book is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim; music direction by Ethyl Will; and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. (more...)

Bay Street Theatre's FORUM with Peter Scolari, Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

Bay Street Theatre presents the final production of the 2013 Mainstage Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, beginning August 6 and running through September 1. The show stars Peter Scolari with Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman. The book is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim; music direction by Ethyl Will; and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. (more...)

Sidekick Theatre Presents Pulitzer-Winning Play THE GIN GAME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Sidekick Theatre kicks off their fifth season with The Gin Game which will be presented September 7 through September 22, 2018 at The Ives Auditorium, 11411 Masonic Home Drive in Bloomington. The press opening is Saturday, September 8, at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Interviews: CABARET'S Katrina Yaukey Talks Summer Stock, Music, And ASTEP Volunteerism
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 2, 2013

The former Sally Bowles talks about music on and off stage, her parents' influence on her, and how acting, music, and parental influence resulted in her volunteering for ASTEP (Artists Striving To Eliminate Poverty) in Ecuador (more...)

GLEE's Alex Newell Performs at HELP IS ON THE WAY 19 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2013

Alex Newell from 'The Glee Project' performs at Help Is On The Way 19. This will be his first time performing at Help Is On The Way. (more...)

Davis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

Meet the Cast of THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

After the lauded World Premiere of The Boy Who Danced On Air, Diversionary is proud to produce the World Premiere of another groundbreaking new musical. (more...)

Glenn Casale Directs La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby's New Revival of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, Now thru 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present an all-new revival of one of the greatest musicals of all time, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay, lyrics, music and new songs by Johnny Mercer, Gene De Paul, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn, based on the MGM Film 'The Sobbin' Women' by Stephen Vincent Benet, originally directed for Broadway by Lawrence Kasha and originally produced on Broadway by Kaslan Productions, Inc., SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS will feature musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Patti Colombo and will be directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

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