Sister Act on Tour


VIDEO: Whoopi Goldberg Shares Health Update on THE VIEW
by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2019

Whoopi Goldberg shared a video message on today's episode of THE VIEW to let viewers and fans know how she has been doing health wise. In the message, Goldberg says, "It's me! I am here. I am up and moving around - not as fast as I'd like to be, but I'm OK. I'm not dead.'  (more...)

Edward Watts and Ellie Fishman Lead Goodspeed's THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

River City's about to get the last thing they expected ? and the very thing they need ? in The Music Man. Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2019 season with the rip-roarin' dance-filled classic running April 12 - June 20 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be May 1, 2019]. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Coming To Portland This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

Casting has been announced for the Portland engagement of Disney's Aladdin.  The hit Broadway musical will begin performances at Keller Auditorium on Wednesday, March 27 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 7. The press opening night is Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 pm.  (more...)

A COMEDY OF TENORS Comes to Olney Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

Olney Theatre Center continues its record-breaking 81st season with Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors on the Mainstage, running April 10 to May 12, 2019. Jason King Jones, Olney Theatre's Senior Associate Artistic Director and Artistic Director of National Players helms the production. Jones most recently directed Annie. Press is invited to attend the performance on Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

BUNNY, GODMOTHER OF TITLE IX Comes to Dixon Place For One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Dixon Place presents the incredible true story of Dr. Bernice 'Bunny' Sandler. Almost 50 years ago, Bunny filed the lawsuit that turned into Title IX and made sex discrimination illegal in higher education. In this one-woman show, Rora Brodwin, Bunny's great niece, tells her story. Bunny, The Godmother of IX will be performed for one night only at Dixon Place in NYC on March 14th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Immersive GODSPELL Rocks Lancaster
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Lancaster's home for fresh theatrical experiences is bringing new life to a classic musical. Godspell, a vibrant and joyful show, loosely follows the parables of Jesus with humor and playful storytelling. Instead of a religious or historic focus, the musical centers on the building of a community out of an eclectic group of people. (more...)

SISTER ACT Comes To Theatre Tallahassee 4/25 - 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Sister Act is coming to Theatre Tallahassee from April 25 to May 12, 2019. (more...)

SISTER ACT (EN VÄRSTING TILL SYSTER) Comes To The China Theater
by Annette Stolt - Mar 5, 2019

The feelgood musical Sisters Act come to Sweden! The premiere will take place on September 11 at the China Theater. It is a divine rap, funny and musical comedy, based on the 1992 Blockbuster movie, Sister Act, featuring Whoopi Goldberg. The musical was nominated in the US for five Tony Awards for 'Best Musical' and of course 'Best Music'. The captivating music is made by composer Alan Menken, a numerous Oscar winner, is known as the man behind many of Disney's greatest hits, eg 'Can you feel the love tonight' and 'Beauty and the beast'. In this swinging monastery, Menken has created a rosary of hits ranging from 70's disco in Barry White's spirit to perfectly tuned ballads. Of course, the musical also contains a huge dose of pat-friendly power gospel. The performance Sister Act proves once again that singing nuns definitely belong to the big musical scenes. (more...)

Marya Grandy Takes the Stage at Feinstein's/54 Below March 29th
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Marya Grandyin Marya Grandy: Live from Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, SUNSET BOULEVARD, and More are Coming to a Screen Near You in BWW's March Stage-to-Screen Report
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

February was full of stage to screen news and we're here to catch you up on all of it! In the biggest news of the month, it has just been confirmed that Glenn Close will star in a Rob Ashford-directed film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, which is set to begin shooting this October! It was also announced that a film adaptation of One Man, Two Guvnors is on the way. Both Lion King and Aladdin released new TV spots and Idris Elba talked about the upcoming Cats film! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at Mercury Theatre Colchester
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

First production images are released today of Ain't Misbehavin' - now playing at Mercury Theatre Colchester until Saturday 30 March. The production then transfers to Southwark Playhouse from Friday 19 April to Saturday 1 June, as the first London revival in almost 25 years. (more...)

Bernadette Peters, THE LION KING, and More Come to the Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the circle of life and numerous other entertainment pleasures with an audience-pleasing assortment of stellar concerts, shows and special events throughout April and May (more...)

PRETTY WOMAN Releases New Block of Tickets and Announces New Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

A new block of tickets for PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL goes on sale Tuesday, March 19, 2019, for performances through Sunday, January 5, 2020. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com and the Nederlander Theatre Box Office (208 W 41 St). (more...)

UNMASKED, CHASING RAINBOWS, THE WANDERER and More Announced for Paper Mill's 2019/2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse announces the lineup for its 2019-2020 season with three premieres and a total of five musicals. (more...)

MEAN GIRLS, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, SUMMER, FROZEN, and More Announced for Broadway in Chicago 2019/2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce its next season will feature the Pre-Broadway world premiere ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME, OSLO, MEAN GIRLS, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL and Disney's FROZEN. The off-season specials will include: AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS STARRING DAVID PAYNE, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Current subscribers can now renew by visiting BroadwayInChicago.com or calling (312) 977-1717. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Downtown Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - Mar 18, 2019

Downtown Cabaret Theatre gets an amazing cast for the comedic musical Sister Act and provides a performance that truly brings this musical to its maximum. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Opens at The John W. Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 17, 2019

The John W. Engeman Theater presents A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. Performances began on Thursday, March 14 and run through Sunday, April 28, 2019. (more...)

Danny Mac Joins Cast of the UK Tour of AMELIE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

West End performer, Strictly Come Dancing favourite and television actor Danny Mac has been confirmed to join the UK tour of Amelie The Musical, based on the much-loved, five-time Oscar-nominated film. Joining previously announced French-Canadian stage and screen star Audrey Brisson as Amelie Poulain, Danny Mac will play the sweet daydreamer Nino Quincampoix from 22 May. The role of Nino will be played by Chris Jared during performances at The Watermill Theatre. (more...)

MAMA'S BOYS Debuts April 1st At Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Four men from the staff of the world famous piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, are getting their act together and taking it to the back room! Tommy J Dose, Brian Kalinowski, Paul Pilcz, and Jon Satrom all met while working in the Piano Bar. Over the last couple of months, they've been collaborating with Musical Director, Elliot Roth, to put together an evening of music consisting of contemporary pop, standard Broadway and classic rock. The night will consist of creative mash-ups and harmonious new arrangements with staging by Sean Bernardi. (more...)

SISTER ACT Comes To Theatre Tallahassee 4/25 - 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Sister Act: A Divine Musical is coming to Theatre Tallahassee from April 25 to May 12, 2019. (more...)

Casting Announced For Leicester Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome's THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Leicester's Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome today announce the full casting for their co-production of Oprah Winfrey's hit Broadway musical, The Color Purple, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker. The production, the first to be created outside of London in the UK, will play at Curve, Leicester from 28th June 13th July, followed by 16th 20th July at Birmingham Hippodrome, with a national press night at Curve on Wednesday 3rd July at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Contest: Win Two Tickets To PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL on Broadway!
by BWW Contests - Mar 14, 2019

Get ready to be welcomed to Hollywood because BroadwayWorld is giving you a chance to win tickets to the hit Broadway musical PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL starring Samantha Barks and Andy Karl! The winner will receive two tickets to a performance of their choosing*. The contest will run now through March 17th, at 11:59 PM EST. Enter for your chance to win TODAY! Missing this chance would be a big mistake. Big. HUGE. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2019/2020 Season; SISTER ACT, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, EVITA and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

 The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced an incredible six-show lineup for its 201920 season. First, The 5th will stage a lavish production of Austen's Pride, A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice. For the holidays, The 5th will create a brand new staging of Shrek The Musical, which premiered at The 5th in 2008. The New Year kicks off with Stu for Silverton, which continues its developmental journey as a part of The 5th's New Musical Development Program. Next comes a joyful 5th Avenue Theatre original production of Sister Act, followed by an exclusive, limited two-week engagement of Once On This Island. The season will close with an original staging of the epic masterpiece, Evita. Additionally, The 5th will host a one-week run of the national tour of Jersey Boys. (more...)

The Fulton Theatre Presents ONCE and PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre, in association with Virginia Repertory Theatre, is proud to present the inspiring and romantic Once, The Musical, March 21 through April 14, with Previews March 19 and 20. The actors serve as their own orchestra, playing sixteen instruments, a mixture of Celtic and traditional, for a melodic and foot-stomping good time! (more...)

Jennlee Shallow And Alexandra Burke To Play Rachel Marron In THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Producers Michael Harrison and David Ian have announced that Jennlee Shallow and Alexandra Burke will play the role of Rachel Marron in THE BODYGUARD at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre at selected performances from Tuesday 25 June - Saturday 6 July. Please check performance schedule with the Box Office when booking. (more...)

Wolfbane Productions Brings CABARET To Appomattox
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Wolfbane Productions will be presenting the highly anticipated musical-classic "Cabaret" from April 11-May 4, 2019 starring Broadway's Ernie Pruneda and Ken Arpino. This production will be presented at Wolfbane's new indoor venue, The Wolf Den, located at 197 Old Courthouse Rd, Appomattox, VA 24522. Thursday-Saturday, doors open at 7pm; the show will begin at 8pm. Sunday will be matinee day, with doors opening at 5pm; the show will begin at 6pm. This limited run is not to be missed. (more...)

BWW Review: Singing the Praises of Orpheus' Production of SISTER ACT in Ottawa at the Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe
by Courtney Castelino - Mar 10, 2019

I was invited to the opening night performance of Orpheus Theatre's new production of Sister Act at the Meridian Theatre @ Centrepointe. Sister Act is based on the 1992 movie of the same name, starring Whoopi Goldberg as the singing nun. Another story about a singing nun, you ask? Well this isn't your average nun… The plotline is somewhat reminiscent of the award-winning 1959 film, Some Like it Hot, starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Marilyn Monroe. In Sister Act, Deloris Van Cartier (Jerusha Lewis) is an aspiring singer auditioning at her boyfriend's cocktail bar in Philadelphia. After she witnesses a mob type hit, she goes on the lam and finds reluctant sanctuary at the struggling Queen of Angels convent with the residing Mother Superior (Mary Ellen Vice). Mother Superior insists that if she is to stay in the convent, she must cast aside her "sinful" ways and abide by the same rules as the other nuns. The only thing that saves Deloris from total despair is her opportunity to help guide the convent's atrocious choir, to whom she is introduced as Sister Mary Clarence. (more...)

BWW Review: SUPERVOCI, QUANDO SI SCOPRE IL TALENTO ANCHE NEI PICCOLI EVENTI al TEATRO ALTRO SPAZIO
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Mar 1, 2019

A Roma il piccolo teatro Altro Spazio continua ad offrire serate di grande emozione con un programma denso di giovani talenti come nel caso del concerto SUPERVOCI in cui quattro belle, prodigiose e calde voci, con la direzione artistica e regia di Enrico D'Amore e la direzione musicale del Maestro Simone Martino, hanno interpretato grandi successi e brani inediti. (more...)

AGGIUNGI UN POSTO A TAVOLA: dal 6 al 31 marzo al Teatro della Luna, Milano
by Valeria Venturelli - Mar 1, 2019

Siamo nella meta degli anni settanta, in un clima di recessione economica esplode la violenza criminale e politica e in questo contesto sociale prende vita Aggiungi un Posto a Tavola, nato da una felice intuizione di Jaja Fiastri che trovo lo spunto in un libro comprato in una bancarella della Stazione Termini con una copertina che la colpi: c'era un giovane prete con i capelli biondi e lunghi, con una faccia simpatica. Si intitolava Dopo di me il diluvio, scritto da David Forrest. La Fiastri ne parlo con entusiasmo a Garinei e Giovannini e insieme coinvolsero il Maestro Trovajoli. (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre Presents ATLANTIS: A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Atlantis: A New Musical on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through Sunday, May 5, 2019.  Previews will be on Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11, 2019. (more...)

SPONGEBOB, RENT, and More Set For the Boch Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

The Boch Center announced today that THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, the critically acclaimed 2018 Best Musical winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards; RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR, back in Boston by popular demand; the holiday tradition RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL; the beloved holiday classic IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS; RIVERDANCE NEW 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW; and the Tony Award-winning smash-hit musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will anchor its upcoming 2019-2020 Broadway and family show lineup at the Wang and Shubert Theatres. Tickets for these shows go on sale to the general public on Sunday, March 3 at 10:00AM. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Comes to Royal Exchange Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Sarah Frankcom, Royal Exchange Artistic Director, creates a brand-new version of Broadway's biggest musical WEST SIDE STORY for the Royal Exchange Theatre's unique in-the-round stage. Celebrated for her reinterpretations of American classics, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, DEATH OF A SALESMAN and her award-winning production OUR TOWN, she brings a new focus to the gang culture of the iconic Sharks and Jets with new choreography from Aletta Collins and orchestration by Jason Carr. The production runs in the Theatre from 6 April - 25 May. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Coming To Dallas Summer Musicals June 6-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019

Disney Theatrical Productions, Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) and Broadway Across American (BAA) announced today that tickets for the long-awaited engagement of Disney's Aladdin will go on sale to the public on Friday, March 1  at 10 a.m. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances in Dallas at the Music Hall at Fair Park on Thursday, June 6 for a limited engagement of 3 weeks through Sunday, June 23.  (more...)

HELLO, DOLLY! Playing at Smith Center 3/19 - 3/24!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

HELLO, DOLLY! is coming to the Smith Center in Las Vegas from March 19 to 24, 2019. (more...)

VIDEO: PRETTY WOMAN Cast Members Recreate Hilarious Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion Moment
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 25, 2019

Members of the cast of Pretty Woman the Musical made an epic lip sync recreation of a moment from The Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion! (more...)

BWW Review: TOM SAWYER at Théâtre Mogador
by Patrick Honor - Feb 24, 2019

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Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre At Willow Lawn Presents PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the company of the third production of the 2018/19 Children's Season, Pinocchio, opening Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn. This play tells the classic tale of Geppetto's little wooden puppet whose only wish is to be a real boy. (more...)

Cast Announced for A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER At The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. Performances begin on Thursday, March 14 and run through Sunday, April 28, 2019. (more...)

BWW Interview: Federico Bellone, director de GHOST, EL MUSICAL
by Juan Carlos Verdu Garcia - Feb 20, 2019

Hablamos con el responsable de la nueva produccion de LETSGO que llegara a la Gran Via en octubre de este año. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Member Marissa Perry Will Direct SISTER ACT At Downtown Cabaret Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Raise your voice! Connecticut's historic Downtown Cabaret Theatre has announced the final players of their sure-to-be fabulous Sister Act. Directed by original Broadway cast member Marissa Perry (who is also beloved for her starring turn in Hairspray), the production features an equally glittering cast of local performers. Click here to see the official list! (more...)

Tickets For Disney's ALADDIN On Sale At DPAC On March 7, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Disney Theatrical Productions and DPAC announced today that tickets for the long-awaited engagement of Disney's Aladdin will go on sale to the public on Thursday, March 7 at 10 am as part of SunTrust Broadway at DPAC's 2019/20 season. The hit Broadway musical will begin performances at DPAC on Wednesday, October 2 for a limited engagement of 4 weeks through Saturday, October 26. The opening night is Thursday, October 3 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Adam Pascal Returns to PRETTY WOMAN For Five Shows Only This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Pretty Woman: The Musical will welcome back Adam Pascal to Hollywood Boulevard for five performances only this week. Adam Pascal will play Edward Lewis from Tuesday, February 19, through Friday, February 22, 2019, during Andy Karl's time off. (more...)

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL to Feature In Display At Planet Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

A new display has opened at Planet Hollywood Times Square (1540 Broadway) honoring the late director Garry Marshall, which features special artifacts from the original workshop of the Broadway hit PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, now playing to sold out crowds at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 W 41st Street). These artifacts include Garry Marshall's blue script binder he used on every film, his notebook from the first workshop and reading of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, and the original A-camera slate from the PRETTY WOMAN film, among other items. This special display will remain open until September 2019. (more...)

Jason Manford Will Star In UK Tour of CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Dan Looney, Adam Paulden and Jason Haigh-Ellery for DLAP Entertainment present a brand-new UK tour of the Tony Award winning musical "CURTAINS" starring comedian Jason Manford. The production will open at Churchill Theatre, Bromley on the 4 October 2019 and will tour the UK and Ireland until 4 April 2020 where the production will complete its run at the Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre. Full tour details can be found below and on the website, www.curtainsmusical.com. Further venues and casting to be announced, (more...)

Casting Announced For AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' At Mercury Theatre Colchester And Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Paul Taylor-Mills and Mercury Theatre Colchester in association with Tamasha Theatre Company have announced casting for their brand-new production of Ain't Misbehavin' - the first London revival in almost 25 years - playing at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 19 April to Saturday 1 June, following its premiere at Mercury Theatre Colchester from Friday 15 - Saturday 30 March. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

JOYFUL! llega al Teatro Rialto de Madrid
by Juan Carlos Verdu Garcia - Feb 14, 2019

El primer espectaculo que reune gospel, soul, funky, R&B y swingbeat llega a Madrid el proximo 18 de  marzo al Teatro Rialto de la Gran Via. (more...)

Victoria Clark To Appear In Song And Conversation At CSC, One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Complementing performances of Tony Award-winning actress and director Victoria Clark's production of Conor McPherson's new version of Strindberg's The Dance of Death, Classic Stage Company (CSC; Artistic Director, John Doyle) presents the second installment of its new Classic Conversations series. The series began with acclaimed actor Raul Esparza on the occasion of his "blisteringly good" (New York magazine) turn in Bertolt Brecht's Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui; another conversation will be announced this spring. The March 5 at 7pm event will serve as a rare, intimate, and engaging distillation of Clark's life in theater through conversation-with CSC Artistic Director John Doyle and celebrated music director Ted Sperling-and song. Sperling, who memorably worked with Clark on The Light in the Piazza, for which they both received Tony Awards, will also accompany Clark on piano for the musical portion of the evening. This one-night-only engagement takes place Tues, March 5 at 7pm at Classic Stage Company (136 E 13th Street, New York); tickets are $100-$150 and can be purchased at classicstage.org or 212-352-3101 (or toll free 866-811-411). The Dance of Death runs in repertory with director Shariffa Ali's staging of Yael Farber's Mies Julie through March 10. (more...)

NikoFrank Productions Presents LADIES IN ACTION With Star Director Victoria Clark
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Maggie Politi & Spiro Marcos, co-founders of NikoFrank Productions, presented the screening of a female film making initiative, Ladies In Action. It's a series of 4 short films, eclectic in genre, all written by, directed by, and starring women. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN to Make Its Premiere at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, is pleased to announce that Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, will play an exclusive two-week engagement at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) beginning Wednesday, April 10, 2019 and running through Sunday, April 21, 2019. Press night is set for Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WIZARD OF OZ At SPAHouston
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

This magical production is a celebration of the 1939 MGM movie, and will be presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas. The national tour will play for two days only February 23- 24, 2019 at SPAHouston/Jones Hall. (more...)

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