Raisin on Tour


Photo Flash: First Look at CLYBOURNE PARK at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2018

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE presents the final show in its 97th season, the critically acclaimed, Pulitzer and Tony award winner for Best Play, CLYBOURNE PARK, written by Bruce Norris and directed by Matt August. Executive Director Ellen Richard comments, 'What a privilege to close this extraordinary season with one of the most important plays of the past decade.' Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham. 'Under the direction of Matt August and with our exceptional cast, our subscribers and audiences are in for an unforgettable evening of thrilling and thought provoking theatre.' CLYBOURNE PARK will begin previews on Wednesday, June 6; will open on Sunday, June 10 at 5:30pm and perform through Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Drive in Laguna Beach. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Tony Yazbeck & More in THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2018

Vineyard Theatre is presenting the world-premiere production of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE- an original dance play by legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO), Tony-nominated playwright David Thompson (STEEL PIER; FLORA, THE RED MENACE), and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (THE PRODUCERS, CONTACT). THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE will extend until through Sunday, June 24. (more...)

Parity Productions Releases July List of Qualifying Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

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Photo Flash: Sheffield Theatres Presents The Regional Première of LOVE AND INFORMATION
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Sheffield Theatres today announces casting for the regional premiere of Caryl's Churchill's, Love and Information. Caroline Steinbeis directs Debbie Chazen, Marian McLoughlin, Mercy Ojelade, Ciaran Owens, Ian Redford and Sule Rimi. The production opens at Sheffield Theatres Studio on Monday 2 July, with previews from the Friday 29 June, and runs until Saturday 14 July. (more...)

Tyler Hanes, Addie Morales Among Stars Headed to Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, MA) under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is pleased to announce additional casting for the 2018 Season. (more...)

CYRANO Starring Peter Dinklage Finds Full Cast; Blake Jenner and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Casting of Goodspeed Musicals' Cyrano is complete. Film and TV actor Blake Jenner will play Christian. He joins previously announced Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage, who will play Cyrano alongside film actress Haley Bennett as Roxanne in this bold new musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE ROOMMATE at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. A unique story that expresses how early-life choices can lead to mid-life challenges and the humorous, touching and unexpected rewards of bridging the divide, the Steppenwolf production will feature ensemble members Ora Jones as Robyn and Sandra Marquez as Sharon. Get a first look below! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 24
by Audition Roundup - Jun 24, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 24, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

THE ROOMMATE Directed By Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. A unique story that expresses how early-life choices can lead to mid-life challenges and the humorous, touching and unexpected rewards of bridging the divide, the Steppenwolf production will feature ensemble members Ora Jones as Robyn and Sandra Marquez as Sharon. (more...)

Auditions Announced For A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

THEATER TO GO will be holding auditions for their upcoming production of A Raisin IN THE SUN, by Lorraine Hansberry to be produced at Kelsey Theatre October 19-28 2018 at Kelsey Theatre in West Windsor NJ (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival Announces Lineup and Casting For Pipeline Series, Featuring Estelle Parsons & Treat Williams
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Dorset Theatre Festival, under the leadership of Artistic Director Dina Janis, Producing Director Will Rucker, and Executive Director Marissa Hutton, is proud to announce the full lineup and casting for their inaugural Pipeline Series-four one-night-only presentations. All presentations will take place at the Dorset Playhouse (104 Cheney Rd, Dorset, VT 05251). (more...)

Soho Rep. Extends Jackie Sibblies Drury's FAIRVIEW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

In response to popular demand, Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director) extends the world premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview, directed by Sarah Benson, through July 22. In Fairview, the Frasier family (MaYaa Boateng, Charles Browning, Roslyn Ruff, and Heather Alicia Simms) is gearing up for Grandma's birthday, and Beverly needs this dinner to be perfect. But the silverware's wrong, the radio's on the fritz, her sister Jasmine is drinking, her husband Dayton isn't helping, her daughter Keisha is a typical teenager, and her brother Tyrone might not show up at all! (more...)

Photo Flash: LITTLE ROCK Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Little Rock recently celebrated their official opening night at The Sheen Center, check out the photos below! Six of the surviving members of 'The Little Rock Nine'.  In addition, the Mayor's Office proclaimed Thursday, June 14 as 'Little Rock Day' and Carla Hoke-Miller (Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment) was on hand at the top of the show to read the Proclamation from the stage (more...)

New Musical BRAN CASTLE to Receive Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Entertainment industry professionals are invited to attend a private industry presentation of Bran Castle, a new musical by Donald Nolan, on Thursday, June 21 at 11AM at Ford Studio at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, between Dyer & 10th Avenues). Bran Castle is directed by Rachel Klein (Red Rose, Green Gold off-Broadway) and features musical direction by Andy Peterson (Atomic off-Broadway). (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced For LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, have announced, today, the cast and the creative team for the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are set to begin Wednesday, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Today, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shanice Williams, Stephanie Umoh & More in the Sheen Center's LITTLE ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

History called it heroism. They called it high school. Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), The Steward Family, in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, present the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, now in performance for a limited engagement through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture. Opening Night is June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE JUNGLE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Following critical acclaim, and a sold-out run at the Young Vic, producers Sonia Friedman Productions, Tom Kirdahy and Hunter Arnold are delighted to announce the full cast for the West End transfer of Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson's The Jungle, a National Theatre and Young Vic co-production with Good Chance Theatre,directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin. The production is set in Europe's largest unofficial refugee camp, the Calais Jungle, which in 2015, became a temporary home for more than 10,000 people.  Previewing from 16 June, with World Refugee Day on 20 June, The Jungle will have an Opening Night on 5 July at the Playhouse Theatre, with rehearsal photography released today. Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2018 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special - Jun 10, 2018

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 8
by Audition Roundup - Jul 8, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 8, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Soho Rep. Adds Second Extension to Jackie Sibblies Drury's FAIRVIEW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

In response to overwhelming demand, Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director) extends the world premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview, directed by Sarah Benson, a second time, through August 12. Beginning July 10, OBIE-winning performer and Elevator Repair Service company member April Matthis (Everyone's Fine with Virginia Woolf, Iowa at Playwrights Horizons) will replace Roslyn Ruff. Performances in this second extension, July 24 - August 12, are made possible by a generous grant from the Ford Foundation. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Company Announces The Second Extension Of 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces an extension of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas adapted by David Kersnar and Althos Low, from the books by Jules Verne, directed by Ensemble Member David Kersnar. Due to high ticket demand, additional dates, August 30 - September 9, 2018, have been added. 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas plays at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. This marks the second and final extension of the production. (more...)

Nicole Elizabeth Berger Joins Cameron Boyce & Jason Patric In Indie Thriller RUNT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Producer Carl Rumbaugh today announced that Nicole Elizabeth Berger (All At Once, Clover) will join Cameron Boyce (Disney's Descendants) to topline in the teenage, dramatic Indie thriller, Runt, along with new co-stars Jason Patric (Speed 2, Narc), Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool, Tragedy Girls), Tichina Arnold (Survivor's Remorse, Everybody Hates Chris) and Aramis Knight (Into the Badlands, Ender's Game). The film is directed by William Coakley and produced by Carl Rumbaugh (A Raisin in the Sun) and Gregory Thomas (Tragedy Girls), and is a production of Wagging Tails Productions, Inc. Runt is Coakley's first directorial feature. The film was written by Christian van Gregg, Armand Constantine and Coakley and is set to shoot in Los Angeles, California beginning this month. (more...)

Nicole Elizabeth Berger Joins Cameron Boyce & Jason Patric In Indie Thriller RUNT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Producer Carl Rumbaugh today announced that Nicole Elizabeth Berger (All At Once, Clover) will join Cameron Boyce (Disney's Descendants) to topline in the teenage, dramatic Indie thriller, Runt, along with new co-stars Jason Patric (Speed 2, Narc), Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool, Tragedy Girls), Tichina Arnold (Survivor's Remorse, Everybody Hates Chris) and Aramis Knight (Into the Badlands, Ender's Game). The film is directed by William Coakley and produced by Carl Rumbaugh (A Raisin in the Sun) and Gregory Thomas (Tragedy Girls), and is a production of Wagging Tails Productions, Inc.  Runt is Coakley's first directorial feature.  The film was written by Christian van Gregg, Armand Constantine and Coakley and is set to shoot in Los Angeles, California beginning this month.  (more...)

BWW Review: Joshua Harmon's Riveting, Brutally Funny BAD JEWS at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jul 30, 2018

This is one hell of a show, one of the best of the year, so you better get your tickets now. (more...)


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Suzann McLean Announced As New Artistic Director Of Theatre Peckham
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Theatre Peckham today announces the appointment of Suzann McLean as their new Artistic Director. McLean takes up the role on 3 September 2018, taking over from Teresa Early who stepped down, earlier this year, after 33 years. (more...)

Brief 7/3: Check Out Photos of McDonald, Menzel, Rivera, and More at Concert For America, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 3, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: check out photos of Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Chita Rivera, and many more performing at Concert For America, and more! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 29
by Audition Roundup - Jul 29, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 29, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of DAVE in DC
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2018

From a Tony and Pulitzer Prize award-winning creative team comes the world-premiere musical comedy DAVE, adapted from the Oscar-nominated film. DAVE tells the story ofhigh school teacher (and presidential lookalike) DAVE Kovic, who is hired by the Secret Service as a stand-in for the Commander-in-Chief. When the President falls ill under less than 'presidential' circumstances, DAVE is thrust into the Oval Office to avoid a national scandal, and must find a way to gain the trust and love of the American people...and the First Lady. Subscription packages, including DAVE, are currently available. Single tickets for DAVE go on sale March 28, 2018. Patrons may call the Arena Stage Sales Office at 202-488-3300or visit arenastage.org. DAVE runs July 13-August 19, 2018. For complete 2018/19 Season details, visit: arenastage.org/shows-tickets/the-season/index-18-19.shtml. (more...)

Photo Flash: Drew Gehling, Mamie Parris, Tina Landau and More Celebrate Opening Night of DAVE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

Arena Stage presents the world premiere of the new musical Dave. By three-time Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (Annie, Hairspray, The Producers), two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Mean Girls, Legally Blonde) and Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then), Dave is inspired by the Academy Award-nominated American political comedy film. The show celebrated its opening night this week, check out the stars celebrating below! (more...)

Marquette University Announces 2018–19 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

Marquette Theatre's 2018-19 season will be the 44th in the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre. Six selected plays around the theme "Reflections" will explore this phenomenon and draw connections and comparisons. (more...)

Kelsey Theatre Announces Its 2018-19 Season; NEWSIES, AMERICAN IDIOT, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

???????Extra, extra. Read all about it! Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre has announced its blockbuster schedule for 2018-19. The curtain goes up on Kelsey's 45th season Sept. 6 with the award-winning musical 'Newsies,' followed by other major musicals, dramas, comedies, and shows for the entire family. Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible with free parking next to the theater. (more...)

Acorn TV Announces Upcoming 2018 Slate Featuring Award-Winning New Dramas and Returning Favorites
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

After starting off the year with several must-see Acorn TV Originals including the final season of BAFTA-winning BBC comedy Detectorists, star-studded ITV drama Girlfriends, and Welsh sensation Keeping Faith, Acorn TV announces its content-packed slate for the rest of the year filled with must-see new dramas and returning favorites. North America's largest streaming service specializing in British and international television will feature the U.S. and Canadian premieres of several more Acorn TV Originals, including its first sole commission with Agatha Raisin, Series 2 starring Ashley Jensen (Catastrophe, Ugly Betty); new hit Aussie drama Mystery Road called “Australia's answer to 'True Detective'… Judy Davis is phenomenal” (Junkee); and Irish comedy Finding Joy; plus Welsh drama Bang, Italian drama Tangled Lies and new seasons of Acorn TV favorites 800 Words, Paul Abbott's No Offence, Ackley Bridge, The Heart Guy, and The Brokenwood Mysteries; as well as dates for two of its most popular Australian series with the final season of addictive period drama A Place to Call Home (Sept. 3/Labor Day) and Guy Pearce's return as the late Peter Temple's Jack Irish (Sept. 10, Trailer). (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 22
by Audition Roundup - Jul 22, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 22, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

DELICIOUS DESSERT COCKTAILS by Barbara Scott-Goodman for Sweet and Enticing Recipes
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 22, 2018

Are you in the mood for a delicious cocktail or a luscious boozy delight? Now, there's a book that satisfies all of your cravings. Published by Bluestreak Books and wonderfully written by Brooklynite, Barbara Scott-Goodman, 'Delicious Dessert Cocktails' presents recipes that are sure to please. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 7/20/2018
by BWW - Jul 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2018 for Detroit (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Award-Winner Kenny Leon Calls Atlanta to Actions of Kindness Through DOT at True Colors
by Sally Henry - Jul 19, 2018

This week, Atlanta audiences get to see Kenny Leon's latest directorial work showcasing a group of talented actors bringing to life Colman Domingo's authentically relatable family drama DOT. (more...)

BWW Review: DELICIOUS DESSERT COCKTAILS by Barbara Scott-Goodman for Sweet and Enticing Recipes
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 19, 2018

Are you in the mood for a delicious cocktail or a luscious boozy delight? Now, there's a book that satisfies all of your cravings. Published by Bluestreak Books and wonderfully written by Brooklynite, Barbara Scott-Goodman, 'Delicious Dessert Cocktails' presents recipes that are sure to please. (more...)

AN ACT OF GOD Opens In Wellfleet July 25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater presents David  Javerbaum's comedy An Act of God, running July 25 - August 17. Directed by Daisy Walker, An Act of God stars Lynnette R. Freeman as God, Alexandra Lemus  as The Archangel Gabriel, and David Meyers as The Archangel Michael. Performances are at 8:00 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, June 29 - July 20. Two preview performances, July 25 and 26, begin at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 15
by Audition Roundup - Jul 15, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 15, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW Review: AUDRA McDONALD with the Minnesota Orchestra
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 14, 2018

Audra McDonald is a busy, working mother of four who also happens to have six Tonys among her many awards and still finds time to support social causes that mean a lot to her, as well as bringing her activism into her set list in ways both overt and subtle. She played a one-night concert with the Minnesota Orchestra on July 13, 2018. But if you missed it, read on for how you can experience it, too. (more...)

Five Preview Performances Of DAVE Canceled at Arena Stage; Douglas Sills Sidelined Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The first five preview performances of the world-premiere musical Dave have been cancelled due to actor illness; preview performances will now begin on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (more...)

Casting Announced For Raven Theatre's CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Raven Theatre is pleased to announce casting for CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Tyrone Phillips. (more...)

Belle Shouse, Teagle F. Bougere, Rana Roy, Isabella Amara, Molly Price and Megan West Announced as Series Regulars For QUEEN AMERICA On Facebook Watch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Belle Shouse ('A Million Ways to Die in the West,' 'Secrets & Lies'), Teagle Bougere ('A Night at the Museum,' 'The Pelican Brief'), Rana Roy ('Life Sentence,' 'Switched at Birth'), Isabella Amara ('Wilson,' 'Spiderman: Homecoming'), Molly Price ('Bloodline,' 'Feud: Bette and Joan,' 'American Crime Story: Versace') and Megan West ('This is Us,' 'How To Get Away With Murder') have been cast as series regulars in the forthcoming scripted series 'Queen America,' on Facebook Watch, Facebook's new video platform. This new series stars Oscar and Tony award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (Vicki Ellis). 'Queen America' is created, written, and executive produced by Meaghan Oppenheimer ('Fear the Walking Dead'). (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 1
by Audition Roundup - Jul 1, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 1, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

SKELETON CREW By Dominique Morisseau Comes to The Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

???????The Alley Theatre and Interim Artistic Director James Black announce the cast and crew of the 2018-19 Neuhaus Season opener, Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Taibi Magar. Skeleton Crew is the story of four factory workers at the last automobile stamping plant in Detroit and their struggle to survive as the industry and their way of life is dramatically changed. The play runs September 7 - October 7, 2018. Tickets are available at alleytheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 713.220.5700. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For RAIN MAN Starring Mathew Horne And Ed Speleers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Full casting has been announced for Rain Man, the inaugural production of Bill Kenwright's Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company. Joining the previously announced Gavin and Stacey's Mathew Horne (Raymond) and Downtown Abbey's Ed Speleers (Charlie) is: Mairi Barclay (Pippin), Hannah Barker, Elizabeth Carter (Dreamboats and Petticoats), Adam Lilley (The 39 Steps), Neil Roberts (Mamma Mia!) and Joe Sellman Leava (Monster). (more...)

CYRANO, Starring Peter Dinklage, Begins Run at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Casting of Goodspeed Musicals' Cyrano is complete. Film and TV actor Blake Jenner will play Christian. He joins previously announced Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Peter Dinklage, who will play Cyrano alongside film actress Haley Bennett as Roxanne in this bold new musical. (more...)

Definition Theatre Company Opens Season With NO CHILD... By Nilaja Sun, Directed By Chika Ike
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

???????Definition Theatre Company opens its 2018-2019 season with No Child… by Nilaja Sun and directed by Chika Ike. No Child... will run from August 31 - September 23, 2018, with a press opening on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: HAPPY ENDING at Anacostia Playhouse
by Roger Catlin - Aug 14, 2018

The admirable goal of the All About the Drama theater group is to reproduce classics of African-American theater. Its second production currently at the Anacostia Playhouse is from Douglas Turner Ward, co-founder of the Negro Ensemble Company. (more...)

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