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Music Box Theatre (New York, NY)
239 West 45th St.

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Based on the screenplay by Oscar Hammerstein II


Based on the novel by Phil Stong

Rodgers & Hammerstein's only musical written directly for the screen is now a stage musical that's had critics raving from coast to coast. Set against the colorful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, STATE FAIR travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons while their daughter and son find romance and heartbreak on the midway. Set to the magical strains of an Academy Award-winning score and augmented by other titles from the Rodgers and Hammerstein songbook, STATE FAIR is the kind of warm-hearted family entertainment only Rodgers & Hammerstein could deliver!



BWW Interview: Todd Ellison Conducts The Philly POPS Best of Broadway Concert Series at The Kimmel Center
by Amber Kusching - Mar 9, 2018

This weekend, the curtain goes up on The Philly POPS' Best of Broadway concert, presented as a part of the POPS' 39th season at The Kimmel Center for Performing Art's Verizon Hall. The event features recognizable favorites from more than twenty Broadway shows, as well as music from Disney. This special concert series runs from March 9-11, 2018 and tickets starting at $35 can be purchased at http://phillypops.com/broadway (more...)

BWW Interview: Todd Ellison Conducts The Philly POPS Best of Broadway Concert at The Kimmel Center
by Amber Kusching - Mar 7, 2018

Meet Broadway musical guru, Todd Ellison, who will be the guest conductor for The Philly POPS Best of Broadway concert March 9-11, 2018 at The Kimmel Center. (more...)

Classic Stage Company Announces Cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE - Hannah Elless, Marin Ireland, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Classic Stage Company presents a new production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of The Transport Group, beginning performances Friday, April 13. The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE will feature Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), and more. (more...)

Northern Stage Favorites Reunite In The Brilliant Comedy NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

Michael Frayn's Noises Off runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, April 11 - May 13. For tickets and information, call (802) 296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15 for students and $34 for adults. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Announces NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, Kathy Fitzgerald, Eric Sciotto, and More to Star
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

What do you get when you mix a cocktail of 21 Gershwin gems, madcap comedy, and show-stopping dance numbers?  It's Musical Theatre West's (MTW) production of Broadway's 10-Time Tony nominated musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, coming to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center April 6-22.  (more...)

All Aboard The Rock & Roll Express! 3 Doors Down And Collective Soul To Co-Headline Tour With Special Guest Soul Asylum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

With more than 30 million albums sold, 18 million digital single sales, billions of streams and 12 iconic hits combined, 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul are inviting fans aboard The Rock & Roll Express Tour this summer with special guest Soul Asylum on select dates. Produced by Live Nation, the amphitheater outing will kick off July 6 in Atlanta, GA and travel to 36 cities across North America before wrapping September 16 in Phoenix, AZ. (more...)

THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY Reschedules at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Due to a scheduling conflict, performances of The Broadway Princess Party-starring two- time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde), Tony Award nominee Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Courtney Reed (Aladdin, In The Heights) and music director Benjamin Rauhala-have been moved to Saturday, June 2 (8 p.m.) and Sunday, June 3 (5 p.m.). Customers who purchased tickets for Friday, June 1 will be moved to another performance or issued a refund. (more...)

Heather Headley and Matthew Morrison to Host The Muny Centennial Gala Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

The Muny announced today that Tony and Grammy Award- winning artist Heather Headley and Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated artist Matthew Morrison will serve as co-hosts for The Muny's historic Centennial Gala show, An Evening with the Stars, May 18, 2018 at 9:15 p.m. at The Muny. (more...)

The Life Tour: Starring Boy George & Culture Club and The B-52s with Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey Kicks Off This Summer
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Grammy Award winning legends Boy George and Culture Club have revealed plans for a major 2018 U.S. headline tour with the multi-platinum selling band The B-52s. Announced today, The Life Tour: starring Boy George & Culture Club and The B-52s with special guest Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey, will visit 40+ cities across the U.S. with a stop in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Thursday, September 6. (more...)

Casting Announced For I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL At Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2018

Suzie Mathers reunites with Wicked co-star Oliver Savile, along with Rocky Horror's Liam Tamne and Diana Vickers, in this sparkling new comedic musical revue, created by Alexander S. Bermange and directed by Paul Foster I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical sets out to present everything that you could possibly want to know about being a musical theatre performer… if only there were any who would dare to admit it. (more...)

BWW Review: AUDRA MCDONALD at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Mar 16, 2018

Paying tribute to The Great American Songbook and composers such as Lerner and Loewe, Gershwin, Berlin and the likes, Audra started off with 'When Did I Fall In Love' from Fiorello. Pausing before the next song to appreciate Florida's warm and sunny weather, Audra joked that the North has had so many nor' easters that she was losing her color. That got quite a belly laugh and applause from her fans, and it was a good lead in to 'It Might As Well Be Spring' from State Fair. Audra had some fun with 'I Double Dare You' and 'The Facebook Song'. Her smooth vocals took us to a sultry night in the south with 'Summertime' and left the audience astounded with 'I Can't Stop Talking'. How does she move her mouth that fast? (more...)

It's Loverly! Meet the Cast of MY FAIR LADY- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady is officially in previews! Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Rock Icon Alice Cooper Announces 2018 Summer Tour Dates
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

Rock icon Alice Cooper, who released his 27th album Paranormal last July via earMUSIC, has announced his summer 2018 tour plans. Following on his current 'A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper' March run, the tireless legend will embark on another North American trek. The summer tour kicks off on August 3 at the Wisconsin State Fair and winds through the U.S. and Canada before wrapping up in September. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHILLY POPS PRESENTS THE BEST OF BROADWAY at The Kimmel Center
by Amber Kusching - Mar 10, 2018

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway, but nothing shines brighter than guest conductor Todd Ellison and Broadway stars Debbie Gravitte, Christopher Sieber, and Susan Egan as they join the Philly POPS for the Best of Broadway concert at The Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall. (more...)

Stars Of The Stage Join Philly POPS For Best Of Broadway Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Three of Broadway's most celebrated stars join the Philly POPS and conductor Todd Ellison - hailed by The New York Times as one of "Broadway's electric conductors" - for Best of Broadway March 9-11, 2018 at the Kimmel Center. (more...)

THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY is Headed to the West Coast and Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

The princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! Broadway's Cinderella, two- time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, brings a couple of her radiant leading lady friends-Tony Award nominee Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Courtney Reed (Aladdin, In The Heights) along with music director Benjamin Rauhala-to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, June 1 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 2 (8 p.m.) to create a dazzling evening of musical magic. (more...)

Comedian Tom Green Hosts New Travel Channel Special GIANT AMERICA
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Actor and comedian Tom Green is on a quest to uncover the story behind every massive structure in the nation in GIANT AMERICA, a new half-hour special premiering on Travel Channel on Monday, January 15 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Northern Stage Cultivates New Musical And Plays In Fifth Annual NEW WORKS NOW Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Northern Stage is pleased to announce its fifth annual New Works Now, a showcase and celebration of new plays to be presented January 19-21 at the Barrette Center for the Arts. Inaugurated in 2014, New Works Now presents rehearsed staged readings of plays new to the American theater. New Works Now 5.0 will include three staged readings, each featuring a post-show conversation with the playwrights, actors, and directors. A fourth off-site 10-minute play will be presented twice at two different area businesses during the festival weekend. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Fulton Theatre's THE IRISH... AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present this jovial celebration of The Irish And How They Got That Way, January 23 now extended through February 25. Join us for a fun-filled time as we explore the ways of the Irish and how they have fit into the tapestry of America over the past 150 years. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens THE IRISH...AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present this jovial celebration of The Irish And How They Got That Way, January 23 now extended through February 25. Join us for a fun-filled time as we explore the ways of the Irish and how they have fit into the tapestry of America over the past 150 years. (more...)

Hippo Campus Share 'Buttercup' Animated Video, Announce Planned Parenthood Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Hippo Campus' trajectory continues to steadily ascend, playing to over-capacity crowds of enraptured fans at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza last summer, and headlining the Minnesota State Fair in their hometown. (more...)

Bill Milner To Star With Olivier Award Winner Sheila Hancock in London Premiere of HAROLD AND MAUDE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Bill Milner (Dunkirk, X-Men: First Class, Son of Rambow) is to star with the previously announced, Olivier Award-winning West End star Sheila Hancock, in the London premiere of the black comedy romantic drama Harold and Maude. (more...)

Swift Creek Mill Theatre presents Featured Artist Virginia Hickey
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Swift Creek Mill Theatre is pleased to present Virginia Hickey as our Featured Artist during the production of All My Sons running January 20th through February 24th, 2018. All are welcome to enjoy Virginia's work in The Mill Room during dinner/lunch or during intermission of each performance. (more...)

Scoop: DATELINE NBC To Present All New TWIST OF FATE On 3/4
by TV Scoop - Feb 28, 2018

Get all the scoop on DATELINE NBC To Present All New TWIST OF FATE On 3/4, airing on NBC on Sunday, March 4, 2018! (more...)

Original Broadway Belle Susan Egan Will Return To The Role in Thousand Oaks This Summer
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 26, 2018

Broadway's original 'Belle' Susan Egan, will reprise her iconic performance once again, this time with 5 Star Theatricals in its final show of its 2017-2018 season, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. (more...)

RBTL Summer Stars Alumni To Perform At BROADWAY SESSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Two of the Rochester Broadway Theatre League's (RBTL's) local arts education program students, Avery Carlson of Williamson and Jack D'Angelo of Warsaw, have been selected to perform in Ben Cameron's 'Broadway Sessions' tonight, February 22, in New York City. Broadway Sessions is NYC's Ultimate Post-Theatre Extravaganza. (more...)

Kate Shindle, Janet Dacal, and More Will Join Harry Connick, Jr in Paper Mill's THE STING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team of the world premiere production of the new musical The Sting, based on the 1973 film, and with book by Bob Martin, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis with Harry Connick, Jr. (more...)

MEGABYTES! THE MUSICAL Extended at Shelton Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

???????MEGABYTES! THE MUSICAL is an original musical revue written and directed by Morris Bobrow. The show takes a humorous look at how we navigate technology in our lives. It's about the frustrations, anxieties, annoyances…and occasional joys we encounter as we all struggle to cope with the quotidian challenges created by technology. The point of view of the show is that of the average person using tech devices, not that of a "techie". The comedy arises from the situations, positive and negative, the majority of us encounter in working with these so-called "user-friendly" technological tools. This revue format is a series of 20 plus observational songs and sketches, each depicting its own joy and frustration of living our lives in the modern technological age - with varying results.  (more...)

Linda and Laura Benanti, Carmen Cusack, and More Headline 54 Below in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

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

Singer/Songwriter Brett Dennen Releases New EP LET'S...
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Brett Dennen has released his new EP Let's... featuring the hit single 'Already Gone' which is currently charting #10 in the Top 10 AAA Radio Chart. The EP, released on Downtown Records, includes five brand new tracks produced by celebrated musician, songwriter and producer Dan Wilson, best known for his work with Adele, the Dixie Chicks and Semisonic. (more...)

Linda And Laura Benanti, Ben Fankhauser, And The Music Box Theatre Come to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Carnivale Theatrics Announces Pittsburgh Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

After staging critically acclaimed productions of Sweeney Todd, Ragtime, Into the Woods and the regional premieres of Next to Normal and In the Heights, Carnivale Theatrics is pleased to announce it's third Pittsburgh premiere - The Bridges of Madison County, June 29 - July 7 at the New Hazlett Theater. (more...)

QUEEN ESTHER's DILEMMA, The Musical, To Open Off-Broadway in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

The Queen Esther's Dilemma, a musical by Samuel J. Bernstein, is inspired by the Biblical Book of Esther. This original musical play blends humor with anguish, tragedy with triumph, while exploring Jewish identity in all its complexities. This unique musical will open on March 1st at the Center for Jewish History, New York, for a total of 4 performances (March 1st, 4th, 13th and 18th). (more...)

Broadway Legends Join Philly POPS for Best of Broadway Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Factory Theatre is excited to announce an extension to the run of Kat Sandler's newest hit play, BANG BANG, currently enjoying rave reviews from audiences and media alike! Five additional performances have been added from February 20-24, 2018 due to overwhelming demand. (more...)

Jason Mraz Announces GOOD VIBES North American Summer Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Jason Mraz Announces GOOD VIBES North American Summer Tour (more...)

311 & THE OFFSPRING Announce Co-Headline 2018 NEVER-ENDING SUMMER TOUR
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Two of rock's most notable live bands, 311 and The Offspring, announced they are teaming up for the Never-Ending Summer Tour, a fun-filled summer amphitheater outing with special guests Gym Class Heroes. The tour will also make stops at select regional events throughout the summer. See below for itinerary. (more...)

Rock Icon Alice Cooper Announces October 2018 Tour Dates
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Rock icon Alice Cooper, who released his 27th album Paranormal last July via earMUSIC, has extended his previously-announced North American tour, announcing additional 2018 shows throughout October. The trek picks up again this summer, starting on August 3 in Wisconsin and now running through the end of October, including a lengthy section in Canada, from Briitish Columbia across to Ontario. (more...)

Photo Flash: Linda Marlowe and Patrick Walshe McBride Star In HAROLD AND MAUDE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Harold and Maude by Colin Higgins is directed by Thom Southerland,  Artistic Director of Charing Cross Theatre. Itb has been nominated for 5 Off West End Awards - Best Female: Sheila Hancock, Best Male: Bill Milner, Best Costume: Jonathan Lipman, Best Set: Francis O'Connor, Best Lighting: Matt Clutterham.  (more...)

Experience CHARLOTTE'S WEB At Old Sturbridge Village
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Old Sturbridge Village has been busy spinning another exciting theatrical web: this summer the living history museum - in partnership with Brian Clowdus Experiences - brings The Charlotte's Web Experience to the Village, from July 5 - August 26. Brian Clowdus, acclaimed director of the sold-out The Sleepy Hollow Experience, will direct this epic outdoor adaptation of E.B. White's timeless and beautiful tale of friendship and self-sacrifice. Tickets go on sale to the public Saturday, April 14 just in time for April School Vacation week at the Village and online at www.osv.org. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Presents the Regional Premiere Musical HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Blues and Broadway take the stage as Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents the regional premiere of Larry Parr's His Eye is on the Sparrow, the powerful, heartbreaking, and uplifting account of the iconic Ethel Waters, who overcame a spirit-breaking childhood and racial injustice to become a legendary jazz and blues singer, Broadway pioneer, and Oscar-nominated actress. This one-woman musical biography recounts the life behind this leading lady and features some of Waters's most famous musical numbers. Playing April 24-May 19, 2018. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Production Sponsor is John Goering. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces American College Theater National Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 120 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 9-14, 2018 in multiple locations throughout the Center. The Center also announced the national awardees for the KCACTF. (more...)

Photo Flash: Classic Stage Company Presents Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Executive Producer Jeff Griffin, and Transport Group, under the leadership of Jack Cummings III (Artistic Director) and Lori Fineman (Executive Director), present a new production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of The Transport Group, now in  previews at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 20.  Opening night is Thursday, May 3.  The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE will feature Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), Nathan Darrow (John Buchanan),  Hannah Elless (Nellie Ewell), Elena Hurst (Rosa Gonzales), Marin Ireland (Alma Winemiller), Tina Johnson(Mrs. Bassett), Gerardo Rodriguez (Papa Gonzales), T. Ryder Smith (Reverend Winemiller), Ryan Spahn (Archie Kramer),Jonathan Spivey (Roger Doremus), and Barbara Walsh (Mrs. Winemiller). (more...)

+LIVE+ & Counting Crows Announce 2018 Summer Tour
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

After more than two decades and 20 million albums sold globally, Counting Crows will celebrate 25 years of making music by hitting the road for a worldwide '25 YEARS AND COUNTING' tour, starting with a 40+ city trek across North America this summer. Presented by Live Nation, the tour will begin June 27 in Boise, ID and travel across cities such as San Diego, Las Vegas, Denver, Atlanta, Tampa, New York, Boston, Toronto and Chicago before concluding September 22 in Nashville, TN. Joining the tour is multi-platinum band +LIVE+. (more...)

BWW TV: Jimmy Buffett and the Cast of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of OKLAHOMA! Onstage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 2, 2018

The Broadway cast of Jimmy Buffett's 'Escape to Margaritaville' added their own flavor to Rodgers & Hammerstein, celebrating the 75th Anniversary of 'Oklahoma!' with a very Buffett version of 'Surrey with the Fringe on Top,' complete with an appearance by Jimmy Buffett himself. Check out the video, featuring Buffett himself, below! (more...)

BWW Review: Celebrity Series of Boston Presents Audra McDonald
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 15, 2018

Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald returned for her 7th appearance with the Celebrity Series on Friday night at Symphony Hall. Accompanied by a virtuoso trio of Brian Hertz on piano, Mark Vanderpoel on bass, and Gene Lewin on drums, she held the audience in her sway for close to 100 sublime, uninterrupted minutes. (more...)

KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE Announces First Casting
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Romance of the Rose Productions announces the first casting for the new West End musical Knights of the Rose. Directed by Racky Plews and created by Jennifer Marsden, Knights of the Rose opens on 29th June for 9 weeks only at The Arts Theatre. Leading the noble Knights is Adam Pearce (King Aethelstan) who is joined by Chris Cowley (Palamon), Oliver Saville (Hugo), Rebecca Bainbridge (Queen Matilda / Bess), Rebekah Lowings (Isabel), Matt Thorpe (Horatio), Ruben Van keer (John), Katie Birtill (Hannah) and Bleu Woodward (Emily). Ian Gareth-Jones, Kelly Hampson and Tom Bales make up the ensemble. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For the London Workshop of EMMA, A New Musical Based on the Novel by Jane Austen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

Full casting is announced today for the London workshop of EMMA, A New Musical, based on the novel by Jane Austen, directed by Thom Southerland. (more...)

RIDERS IN THE SKY Release 41st Album, Celebrated by Opry + Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Nashville Cats
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

GRAMMY-winning Western icons, Riders In The Sky  — Ranger Doug, Too Slim, Woody Paul and Joey the CowPolka King — celebrated 40 years of performing music together this year. To mark the anniversary, the band will release its 41st album on April 13. The 15-track collection is called 40 Years The Cowboy Way and will release through the band's own Riders Radio Records label. (more...)

BWW Review: TheatreWorks Brings the Passion of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY to the Stage and Into Your Heart
by Linda Hodges - Apr 11, 2018

Brilliant in its simplicity, epic in its scope and poignant in its delivery, TheatreWorks"The Bridges of Madison County" will capture your heart and leave you wondering about the journeys that you've made, the bridges you've crossed and perhaps the road not taken. (more...)

OPERA America Awards $1.2M In Innovation Grants
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

???????OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion of American opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of the second cycle of Innovation Grants, generously funded by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation. (more...)

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