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SLAM is a funny, heartfelt coming-of-age story about 17-year-old Sam, a kid from a troubled background who finds refuge and hope in the world of skateboarding. When he falls in love for the first time, with a girl named Alicia, it seems like everything's looking up - until she gets unexpectedly pregnant. Suddenly Sam has to grow up fast. Along the way, he finds guidance through imagined conversations with Tony Hawk, his idol. Nick Hornby's witty novel is an exploration of young adulthood and what it means to wrestle with dreams and disappointments. The musical will reset the story in the U.S.


BWW Review: A PRISM of PROTOTYPE's INFINITE PSYCHOSIS for 2019
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 9, 2019

Where are our Violettas, our Salomes, our Elektras--even our Lulus--for opera to move forward as an art form for the 21 century? They're all victims of stress and suffering of one sort or another, but still worth meeting up with--not only musically but dramatically--more than once. I began thinking about this while watching the three music-theatre/new opera pieces that I visited during the opening days of the current edition of PROTOTYPE:OPERA/THEATRE/NOW--The Infinite Hotel, 4.48 Psychosis and PRISM. (more...)

VIDEO: Omar Musa on SINCE ALI DIED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

This January, rapper, poet and award-winning Omar Musa brings his critically acclaimed show Since Ali Died back to Griffin Theatre Company for Sydney Festival following triumphant sold-out runs at Griffin's inaugural Batch Festival and Darwin Festival in 2018. Using the death of his hero Muhammad Ali as a lyrical springboard, Musa dives into a furious torrent of poetry, story and song, confronting everything from suburban violence to lost love to his Malaysian heritage-and the dark realities of growing up as a brown-skinned Muslim boy in Queanbeyan. Award-winning director Anthea Williams is once again at the helm of this livewire, hypnotic and totally unmissable hour of theatre. (more...)

2019 FRIGID Festival Presents RIVER OF FIRE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

A computer wakes up in the year 2035, on the eve of a world socialist revolution… Fighting has broken out all over the globe. For the first time, the U.S. military has used tactical nuclear weapons against its own population - to destroy the Los Angeles Commune. Suddenly, all communication stops. A new player arrives on the scene, a singularity, a computer exploding into consciousness and fighting for sanity through a barrage of conflicting images and downloaded personalities. The play follows the intertwined stories of Hamida, a leader in the South Asian Socialist Alliance, her daughter Sulthana - and Amparo, a leader in the Los Angeles Commune and her son Jesse, a veteran of the South Asian War. (more...)

Watsky Announces New Album, COMPLAINT, and Upcoming Tour
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Watsky has announced the release of his fifth full-length album COMPLAINT, due out on January 11th, 2019. He'll be hitting the road again in 2019 on The COMPLAINT Tour – the first in support of COMPLAINT and his biggest headlining tour to date. Tickets and pre-orders are on sale now. For full dates, see below and for more information, check out georgewatsky.com/. (more...)

Flushing Town Hall Continues 40th Anniversary Season Celebrations With A Spectacular Selection Of Jazz And More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

In 2019, Flushing Town Hall offers a breadth of outstanding global music, family programs, exhibitions, jazz and workshops. From January through June, Flushing Town Hall will present 72 programs, including 18 world music shows, 10 jazz performances, eight family programs, seven classical music concerts, three exhibitions, and more.  The spring season is a continuation of 40th anniversary celebrations of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA), the steward of Flushing Town Hall. (more...)

SUGAR PLUM LAKE and ROMANCE PUPPET SLAM Are Coming Soon to Great AZ Puppet Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Two new shows are coming soon to Great AZ Puppet Theater! (more...)

A.R.T Announces January/February OBERON Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University announces January and February 2019 programming at OBERON, its club-style theater space for cutting-edge performance and a thriving incubator for local and emerging artists. Upcoming events include A.R.T Breakout, Live @ OBERON, and Afterglow @ OBERON series, A.R.T. presentations, and independently produced events. (more...)

The Faim Release New Single 'FIRE'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

Emerging Australian pop-rock quartet, The Faim, is excited to kick off 2019 with their new single, “Fire.” Forbes premieres the track today, describing it as, “a driving, indie-pop earworm…with potential to take hold of an arena-sized crowd.” Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Linus (blink-182, 5 Seconds of Summer, Palaye Royale), the song is saturated with addictive pop-beats and dazzling guitar riffs, with the spotlight on frontman Josh Raven's soaring vocals. Overall, “Fire” captures the band's infectious, magnetic sound that has been building momentum and resonating with fans across the globe. (more...)

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE Hits a Grand Slam At The Straz Center
by Drew Eberhard - Jan 30, 2019

A BRONX TALE is a musical adapted from a film that was once a one man show written by Chazz Palminteri. The Broadway Smash premiered with previews on November 3, 2016, and officially opened December 1, 2016 at the Longacre Theatre. Launching its North American Tour in the Fall of 2018 the musical features music written by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Glenn Slater and book written by the original one man show stopper Chazz Palminteri. While on its tour stop in Tampa at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, we as the opening-night audience were truly thrust into Old City New York full of Mobsters and Italian lessons to boot.  (more...)

Poets Justice Ameer And Chrysanthemum Tran To Appear In A.R.T. BREAKOUT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

American Repertory Theater at Harvard University (A.R.T.), under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announces the next event in the 2018/19 A.R.T. Breakout series: ANTHEM: An Evening with Justice Ameer and Chrysanthemum Tran. The debut two-woman show by Rhode Island-based poets and performers plays February 8 and 8PM and February 9 at 7PM at OBERON, located at 2 Arrow Street in Cambridge. (more...)

Photo Flash: Richard Cardillo Brings Solo Show INVISIBILITY To Frigid Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Richard Cardillo, six-time Moth Slam champ and recently featured storyteller on World Channel/PBS TV's Stories From The Stage, performs at this year's FRIGID Festival with his solo show, Invisibility: A Journey of Pasta, Prayer, Protest, and Peru.  Rich debuted this piece at a sold out run in June at The Tank for Pridefest 2018. (more...)

2019 Adelaide Writers' Week Full Program Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Writers from Australia and around the world will explore the theme of 'Telling Truths' at the 2019 Adelaide Writers' Week which launches its full program today.  Across 6 days from Saturday March 2 to Thursday March 7, 119 writers across science, current affairs, politics, geography, war, identity, history, crime, gender and fiction will converge on Adelaide as part of the 2019 Adelaide Festival with the inaugural Opening Address on Thursday February 28. (more...)

Poetry Organizations From Across The United States Join Together To Offer Programs On The Theme
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

This March, the more than 20 organizations in eleven cities nationwide that compose the Poetry Coalition will launch “What Is It, Then, Between Us?: Poetry & Democracy,” the coalition's third annual programming initiative. For this collaborative effort, organizations will offer a range of events and publications that speak to this timely theme. This programming is made possible in part by a grant from the Ford Foundation secured by the Academy of American Poets. (more...)

Next Week's Free Stage Tours Give Audiences A Glimpse Behind The Scenes Of GTA's February Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

Next week's FREE Stage Tours give audiences a glimpse behind the scenes of GTA's February Festival's door-Slamming and canyon-paddling comedies (more...)

Capa Announces Winners Of First-ever Poetry Slam Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

On Wednesday, January 23, the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA), in partnership with The Columbus Foundation, held its first-ever Poetry Slam competition, crowning Playon Patrick in the youth category (18 and under) and Tyiesha Radford Shorts in the adult category (19+). Each was awarded a pair of tickets to attend the Broadway musical HAMILTON during its Columbus engagement. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At FUN HOME At Virginia Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Alison Bechdel's iconic graphic novel comes to life in this Tony Award-winning masterpiece musical. Follow her journey of self-discovery as Alison recounts the mysteries of her childhood with her father in the family funeral home. Coming to understand her past leads her on a path of self-discovery and her own journey as an LGBTQ writer, artist, and woman. Join Virginia Stage for this groundbreaking musical enjoyed by play and musical lovers alike that brings forward aspects of our society that do not often take center stage. (more...)

VIDEO: FUN HOME Flies Away At Virginia Stage Company
by Stage Tube - Jan 24, 2019

Alison Bechdel's iconic graphic novel comes to life in this Tony Award-winning masterpiece musical. Follow her journey of self-discovery as Alison recounts the mysteries of her childhood with her father in the family funeral home. Coming to understand her past leads her on a path of self-discovery and her own journey as an LGBTQ writer, artist, and woman. Join Virginia Stage for this groundbreaking musical enjoyed by play and musical lovers alike that brings forward aspects of our society that do not often take center stage. (more...)

February Sees Another Exciting Month Of Shows At The Marlowe Studio In Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Comedy fans can enjoy Zoe Lyons with Entry Level Human (Friday 8 February), The Alternative Comedy Show (Wednesday 13 February) and Andrew Maxwell's Showtime (Friday 15 February). Giants Of Science (Sunday 17 February) is a raucous romp through the history of scientific stupidity. (more...)

MR. PEANUT to Make Super Bowl Ad Debut with Alex Rodriguez
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

For the first time ever, MR. PEANUT will star in a PLANTERS Super Bowl ad that shows just how far he is willing to go to give fans a reliably crunchy and satisfying salty snack that delivers on their cravings in their greatest moments of need. This time, the fan in need happens to be baseball legend Alex Rodriguez. (more...)

A.C.T. Announces Full Cast And Creative Team For Lauren Yee's THE GREAT LEAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon announced today the full cast and creative team for award-winning Bay Area playwright Lauren Yee's The Great Leap, performing at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St., San Francisco) March 6-31, 2019. (more...)

Richard Cardillo's INVISIBILITY Comes to FRIGID Fest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

Richard Cardillo, six-time Moth Slam champ and recently featured storyteller on World Channel/PBS TV's Stories From The Stage, performs at this year's FRIGID Festival with his solo show, Invisibility: A Journey of Pasta, Prayer, Protest, and Peru. Rich debuted this piece at a sold out run in June at The Tank for Pridefest 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL at National Theatre
by Kelle Long - Jan 19, 2019

Every kid with a performer's heart deserves to experience three things in their childhood: access to an incredible arts program, a passionate mentor, and a really great Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. For me, that was the Springfield (Missouri) Little Theatre, Beth D., and The Phantom of the Opera. I wish for all of today's youth to find the arts and an inspiring mentor. As for Webber for this generation, there is School of Rock The Musical, which actually touches on all of the above. The tour is visiting the National Theatre in Washington, DC this month and packs the biggest dreams and highest professionalism into the tiniest bodies. (more...)

Birdland Presents The John Pizzarelli Big Band And More Week Of January 28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

FRIGID Festival 2019 Announces Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Now in its thirteenth year, FRIGID is an open and uncensored theatre festival that gives artists an opportunity to let their ingenuity thrive in a venue that values freedom of expression and artistic determination. In true support of our Indie Theater Community, 100% of box office proceeds will go directly to the artists whose work is being presented. FRIGID is here to chill out the New York independent theatre scene's ideas of what a theatre festival can be! (more...)

THE MOSQUITO Comes to Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

The Provincetown Theater is proud to announce a new theatrical partner in its 2019 Season - the Outer Cape storytelling Slam, The Mosquito. Starting Saturday, February 2nd at 7:00pm, The Mosquito at the Provincetown Theater will perform every first Saturday night of the month thru April 6th. "We're thrilled to pop up at the Provincetown Theater for an extended season," says The Mosquito's creator Vanessa Vartabedian. "Having performed in many plays at Provincetown Theater since 1996, I can't imagine a better place to add to this history than by bringing new storytellers to the stage and new stories to Provincetown." (more...)

Jamie Brickhouse Returns To FRIGID Festival With Solo Show I FAVOR MY DADDY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Jamie Brickhouse returns to FRIGID Festival with I Favor My Daddy. Written and performed by Jamie Brickhouse. (more...)

Review Roundup: Griffin Theatre Company Presents Omar Musa's SINCE ALI DIED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

This January, rapper, poet and award-winning Omar Musa brings his critically acclaimed show Since Ali Died back to Griffin Theatre Company for Sydney Festival following triumphant sold-out runs at Griffin's inaugural Batch Festival and Darwin Festival in 2018. Using the death of his hero Muhammad Ali as a lyrical springboard, Musa dives into a furious torrent of poetry, story and song, confronting everything from suburban violence to lost love to his Malaysian heritage-and the dark realities of growing up as a brown-skinned Muslim boy in Queanbeyan. Award-winning director Anthea Williams is once again at the helm of this livewire, hypnotic and totally unmissable hour of theatre. (more...)

World's Largest Contemporary Burns Celebration Champions LGBTQ Artists
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 17, 2019

2019 is the 260th birthday of Scotland's National Bard, Robert Burns and to mark the occasion Big Burns Supper festival is throwing out a warm invitation to audiences old and new from near and far to join them alongside a host of top Scottish and international artists for the biggest contemporary celebration of Scotland's national poet in the town he called home, Dumfries. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 1/17: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Toronto Cast, Live-Action HUNCHBACK Musical, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 17, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! It's almost Friday! Power through the rest of your week by reading the top Broadway stories! (more...)

Tony Hawk Set To Develop Musical Adaptation Of the Novel SLAM, Aiming For Broadway in 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Producers Anita Greenspan and Tony Hawk with Executive producer Adam Zotovich announced today that a new musical adaptation of the 2007 Nick Hornby novel, Slam, is in development. This new project will feature a book by Tony Award Nominee Kyle Jarrow (SpongeBob SquarePants the Musical) with music and lyrics by Mark Mothersbaugh (prolific film composer, co-founder of new wave band Devo). Pro-skater Tony Hawk, who is featured as a character in the novel, is a producer on the project and is slated to develop skate choreography. (more...)

GTA's February Festival Of Theatre Preparing Laughs For Northeast Georgia Patrons
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

When the Gainesville Theatre Alliance invented its February Festival of Theatre 10 years ago, a chief goal was to enrich their season with more modern scripts, which traditionally have smaller casts.  In order to provide enough opportunities for the emerging theatre artists they train as the Theatre Dept. for both UNG and Brenau University, producing modern scripts meant doing two different shows at once.  After edging onto the stage testing if enough patrons would show up when their productions competed with each other, GTA discovered there is a BIG appetite in the short days of winter for live theatre - and the February Festival of Theatre became an annual event. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JUNK by Ayad Akhtar at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Junk, the hit Broadway play by Milwaukee native and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar in the Quadracci Powerhouse now through February 17, 2019.  Since its Broadway premiere at Lincoln Center last year, Ayad Akhtar along with Artistic Director Mark Clements have continued to hone Junk to bring Milwaukee audiences a new, two hour no intermission riveting story set in the financial world of the 1980s. (more...)

Video: JUNK by Ayad Akhtar Comes to Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Junk, the hit Broadway play by Milwaukee native and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar in the Quadracci Powerhouse now through February 17, 2019.  Since its Broadway premiere at Lincoln Center last year, Ayad Akhtar along with Artistic Director Mark Clements have continued to hone Junk to bring Milwaukee audiences a new, two hour no intermission riveting story set in the financial world of the 1980s. (more...)

Fertility Fest Announces 2019 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Fertility Fest, the only arts festival devoted entirely to the subject of the science of making babies and modern families, is now in its third year. This latest, expanded edition of Fertility Fest runs from 23 April - 18 May and is presented in association with the Barbican as part of the 2019 season, Life Rewired, exploring what it means to be human when technology is changing everything. (more...)

Virginia Stage Company's FUN HOME NIGHT OUT Celebrates Queer Narratives at the Wells Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Virginia Stage Company partners with Outwire757, LGBT Life Center, and HRBOR for Fun Home Night Out - an evening of art and stories honoring queer narratives. All are welcome to attend on January 25 for a pre-show mixer at the Wells Theatre featuring Happy Hour drinks and gallery display of "My Family" - a photo project produced by the LGBT Life Center, which celebrates the unique diversity of LGBTQ+ families in Hampton Roads. The latest edition of OutLife757, Coastal Virginia's LGBTQ lifestyle magazine, will be available to all who attend, as well as copies of the "My Family" photo booklet. (more...)

Watsky Drops LIMO 4 EMOS Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Watsky continues his world tour this week in support of brand new studio LP COMPLAINT which dropped on January 11th, 2019. Last month, Watsky announced that the tour would feature support from Grieves, Feed the Biirds, and Young Beau Prince. The tour - his biggest tour ever - kicked off in Nashville, TN last week before stopping by Icelantic's Winter on the Rocks 2019 at Red Rocks for a one-off show supporting Atmosphere, De La Soul, and Living Legends. On Saturday, he'll continue the headline run at Anchorage, AK's Willawaw. Madison, WI and London, UK have SOLD OUT, but tickets for remaining dates are on-sale now. For full dates, see below and for more information, check outgeorgewatsky.com/. (more...)

Young Memphis Playwrights Enter National Competition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Playhouse on the Square's Department of Theatre Education would like to congratulate the following schools that have submitted to the first annual 10-Minute Play Slam competition! (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For Summer 2019 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Brendan O'Hea returns to direct Globe on Tour, where a company of eight actors will once again offer audiences around the world a trio of plays which this year explore the themes of refuge and displacement. Continuing last summer's experiment, which revived the Shakespearean tradition of allowing audiences to vote for the play they'd like to see, this year's audiences will cast their votes for The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night or Pericles, all stories of lost families, new homes, and what it means to belong. The tour will return to the Globe stage for Refugee Week (17 - 23 June) as part of a wider programme of events in which refugee artists, performers and audiences will all share their stories. (more...)

Coming Soon To Great AZ Puppet Theater HOTEL SAGUARO And More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Coming Soon to Great AZ Puppet Theater: (more...)

BWW Review: Gender Politics, Marriage, and Equality: A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2, at Artists Rep
by Krista Garver - Feb 15, 2019

A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2, now playing at Artists Rep, is smart funny, and raises questions worth grappling with as we work toward gender equality in personal relationships, politics, and society in general. (more...)

Mobile Unit Tour Of Antigone Receives NEA Artworks Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Baltimore Center Stage has been awarded a 2019 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the organization announced today. The agency received more than 1,600 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and Baltimore Center Stage has received $40,000 in support of the theater's Mobile Unit production of Antigone and its tour throughout Maryland in February and March. (more...)

The Ballard Institute and UConn Puppet Arts Program Present the 2019 UConn Winter Puppet Slam
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the UConn Puppet Arts Program will present the 2019 UConn Winter Puppet Slam on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at 8 p.m. in UConn's Doris & Simon Konover Auditorium in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center located at 405 Babbidge Road, Storrs, CT 06269. The UConn Winter Puppet Slam will feature short works by professional puppeteers and performers from around New England, including New York City's Kate Brehm and Boston's Harry LaCoste, as well as new works by students and faculty from UConn's School of Fine Arts.  (more...)

FRIGID Festival 2019 Takes On The Government
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2019

With the remarks made in the recent State of the Union, there is currently some debate about this administration, the economy, and how it's actually affecting the middle and working class. Now in its 13th year, the always-uncensored FRIGID Festival is exploring just that. From donating a kidney to being sued by the Department of Justice, this festival has you covered. Check out a list of this year's political and money-minded shows: (more...)

Paines Plough Announces Programme 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

Artistic Directors of Paines Plough James Grieve and George Perrin today announced the company's Programme 2019, marking the final season from the pair who will step down later this year after nearly a decade at the helm. (more...)

KVS Holds Afropean Casting Call
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2018

KVS is looking for young acting talent for Afropean // Human Being, a new creation with try outs in June 2019, premiering in February 2020. (more...)

Photo Flash: Orlando Shakespeare Presents A DOLL'S HOUSE: PART 2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2 produced by Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF runs from January 2 - February 3, 2019. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents The 2017 Broadway Hit: A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly continues its 60th season with Lucas Hnath's A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2.  The 2017 Broadway premiere was nominated for 8 Tony Awards, including Best Play, and garnered a Best Actress Tony Award for Laurie Metcalf. Helmed by longtime Asolo Rep favorite Peter Amster, this hilariously imagined sequel to the Ibsen classic previews January 16 and 17, opens January 18 and runs through March 31 in rotating repertory in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Win Free Entry To The Next National Monologue Slam
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

A true holiday gift from THE NATIONAL MONOLOGUE Slam Reply back to this email with the word raffle and you will be considered to win free entry to the next National Monologue Slam Feb. 9, 2019 in NYC. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 17, 2018
by - Dec 17, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (LATINX) Returns to LA in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

After a sold out run last fall, the recent revival of The Diary of Anne Frank, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman ('97 Broadway version) will return for a limited engagement previewing January 11, 2019. (more...)

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