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Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam, CT)
PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423

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No Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera boasts as many walk-away tunes as The Pirates of Penzance, the only collaboration of the pair to premiere on Broadway, and not in England. Building on the success of the previous year’s H.M.S. Pinafore, but trading—as their principal “serious” focus—the rigors of naval discipline for the obligations of duty, G&S manage to burlesque their normal share of popular institutions, including the army, the police, and operatic sopranos. Pirate apprentice Frederic, at age 21, has faithfully served out his indentures and, replete with a sense of duty, joins the police force, determined to exterminate his old mates. He falls in love with Mabel, the first girl he sees, but the daughter of Major-General Stanley, who himself is the target of a pirate revenge plot. Plans go awry when it is revealed that, thanks to a leap-day birth, Frederic is really only five and one-quarter years old. The engaging musical score includes some of the catchiest music in the G&S canon: Mabel’s pyrotechnic “Poor, wandering one;” the tongue-twisting patter song “I am the very model of a modern major-general;” “A policeman’s lot;” “Climbing over rocky mountain”—a survivor from Thespis, G&S’s lost first stage work; and “With catlike tread,” which, more than a quarter-century later, was given new words as “Hail, hail, the gang’s all here.” At The Egyptian Theatre.


Darlington Hippodrome Announces Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2018

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Dream The Impossible Dream With MAN OF LA MANCHA In Cambridge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The 2018 Season continues on high note this fall with the epic Broadway musical Man of La Mancha on stage at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge (formerly Dunfield Theatre Cambridge) from October 10 to November 4. This timeless tale of love and redemption starring Artistic Director Alex Mustakas as Don Quixote is sure to enthrall audiences with its enchanting melodies and grand theatrical transformations. (more...)

BWW Review: Sprightly, Sassy PIRATES OF PENZANCE Closes TAM Season
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Sep 16, 2018

The Theater at Monmouth resumed its tradition of a fall Gilbert and Sullivan production with a sprightly, sassy, clever new take on the beloved chestnut, Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. In a significantly trimmed score and re-imagined concept, the work comes alive with a freshness, energy, and new slant to the humor, while retaining the silliness of the script and the appeal of the songs. (more...)

Photo Flash: Check Out the Cast of ZOMBIES OF PENZANCE at New Line Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," opens its 28th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the world premiere of THE ZOMBIES OF PENZANCE, Gilbert & Sullivan's newly discovered, original 'operatic abomination,' in its world premiere, running Sept. 27-Oct. 20, 2018 at the Marcelle Theater, in the Grand Center Arts District. (more...)

MasterVoices Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Ted Sperling, Artistic Director of MasterVoices, announced details of the acclaimed ensemble's 77th season, celebrating the power of the human voice to unite, inspire and connect since 1941. The upcoming season will be framed by two major musical events, the New York premiere of a multi-media version of Handel's oratorioIsrael in Egypt performed at Carnegie Hall, and a new adaptation of the Kurt Weill-Ira Gershwin-Moss Hart avant-garde musical, Lady in the Dark, starring Victoria Clark at New York City Center. Lady in the Dark has not been seen in New York since it was presented at New York City Center in 1994 as part of the inaugural Encores! season. (more...)

BWW Feature: PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Spring Mountain Ranch
by Debbie Hall - Sep 11, 2018

Turning 21 years of age is a milestone, even in 1879 as young Frederic, a pirate in training, has fallen for the lovely Mabel. However, a big obstacle stands in the way of true love. What will Frederic do? Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance showcases his quandary with musical, humor, and a timeless story as presented by Sin City Opera with Super Summer Theatre through Sept. 22. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 29, 2018
by - Jun 29, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At The Stars Of New West End American Romantic Musical Comedy IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

It Happened in Key West, a major new romantic comedy musical, will get its world premiere at London's Charing Cross Theatre in a strictly limited seven-week season from Wednesday 4 July. (more...)

The Encore Musical Theatre Company Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

The Encore Musical Theatre Company presents West Side Story, running June 21st through August 12th, 2018. West Side Story is directed by Daniel C. Cooney, music directed by Tyler Driskill, and choreographed by Matthew Brennan. (more...)

The Encore Musical Theatre Company Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Encore Musical Theatre Company presents West Side Story, running June 21st through August 12th, 2018. West Side Story is directed by Daniel C. Cooney, music directed by Tyler Driskill, and choreographed by Matthew Brennan. (more...)

Magnificent Bastard Productions Presents SHIT-FACED SHOWTIME: OLIVER With a Twist
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Shit-faced Shakespeare's all-singing, all-dancing, all-drinking sibling, Shit-faced Showtime, returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with an intoxicated spin on the widely-loved literary and musical classic. Follow Oliver Twist as he meets an array of cunning and colorful characters in this cockney knees-up with' booze, glorious booze, featuring songs from Oliver! and other Broadway hits. (more...)

World Premiere Of CLUB TROPICANA THE MUSICAL to Tour the UK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Take a fun-packed trip back in time to the electric 80's with the world premiere of Club Tropicana The Musical, a summer adventure of love in the sun, with a soundtrack of smash-hit pop classics - it really is the feel-good musical of the year! (more...)

Zachary James Steps Down From Opera Ithaca
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Opera Ithaca has announced that Zachary James, Founder and General Director of Opera Ithaca, has stepped down from his position. Opera Ithaca has planned a national search for the vacant position while Artistic Director Lynn Craver and Board of Directors Treasurer Dan Taylor will run the company in the interim. Opera Ithaca's previously announced 5th season will continue as scheduled with James returning to the company to direct Hamlet and sing Carl Magnus in a Little Night Music. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY Celebrates Opening Night at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 14, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Barrington Stage Company's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY. The show is now on stage through July 7 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage.  See the cast take their opening night bows below! (more...)

Cast Aside Productions Announces Winners Of Maine High School Musical Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Cast Aside Productions has announced the inaugural winners of the CAP Awards for Excellence in Maine's High School Musical Theater. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Barrington Stage's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY With Music and Lyrics by William Finn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Barrington Stage Company's The Royal Family of Broadway. The show is now on stage through July 7 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. Get a first look at the show in the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrington Stage's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY, With Music and Lyrics by William Finn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents the world premiere musical, The Royal Family of Broadway. Previews began June 7, and the show officially opens tonight, June 13. Performances run through July 7 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Presents The World Premiere Musical THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, is proud to present the world premiere musical, The Royal Family of Broadway. Previews begin June 7, with an official Opening Night on June 13, with performances through July 7 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET Return to DC For Annual Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Free For All, one of the capital's cherished annual traditions, will return this summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the Company's 2016 production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul, whose hit production of Camelot has extended through July 8 due to popular demand, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW) from August 21-September 2, providing more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

Review Roundup: Barrington Stage's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY With Music and Lyrics by William Finn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents the world premiere musical, The Royal Family of Broadway. Performances run through July 7 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Comes to The Moonlight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Moonlight Stage Productions presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, the epic musical retelling of Victor Hugo's novel about love, passion, and hope. Performances are August 15 through September 1 at 8:00 p.m. at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. The third production of Moonlight's 38th summer season will feature a company of nearly 60 with actors, an onstage choir, and live orchestra in the pit making for an emotionally charged theatre experience. Tickets range in price $17-$57 and are on sale now through VisTix at (760) 724-2110 and online at moonlightstage.com. (more...)

GREASE Returns To London With An All New Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

From humble beginnings as a rough Off-Broadway workshop to the glitz of Broadway and Hollywood, Grease The Musical is nothing short of a global phenomenon. Centre Stage London brings this celebrated musical back to London with an all new cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: Bay Street Theater Presents EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce EVITA begins July 31 with a "Pay What You Can" performance with a limited amount of tickets available at the box office beginning at 11 am. The play will run through August 26. The play features lyrics written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, music by Tim Rice and is directed by Bay Street Theater's Associate Artistic Director, Will Pomerantz. To purchase tickets call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at Sharon Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Rex Smith (Broadway: The Pirates of Penzance, Grand Hotel, The Scarlett Pimpernel) stars as Victor Velasco in Neil Simon's classic hit comedy Barefoot In The Park at the historic Sharon Playhouse in Connecticut from July 27 through August 12. (more...)

BWW Review: COMPANY at Castle Craig Players
by Sean Fallon - Jul 28, 2018

The Castle Craig Players have yet again brought an excellent cast to the stage in COMPANY a Stephen Sondheim musical centering on a 35 year old bachelor's ponderings regarding whether he wants to get married at all, and if so, to whom. (more...)

Neil Simon's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK Comes to Sharon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Rex Smith (Broadway: The Pirates of Penzance, Grand Hotel, The Scarlett Pimpernel) stars as Victor Velasco in Neil Simon's classic hit comedy Barefoot In The Park at the historic Sharon Playhouse in Connecticut from July 27 through August 12. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2018
by - Jul 22, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Kaye Ballard Chats Her Long Career Ahead of Appearance at the Albuquerque Little Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2018

On July 29 at 3pm, Kaye Ballard will come to the Albuquerque Little Theatre for a screening of her biopic KAYE BALLARD The Show Goes OnÂ… (more...)

Houston Gilbert And Sullivan Society Presents A Treasure Trove Of Gilbert And Sullivan Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Houston is excited to present: A Treasure Trove of Gilbert & Sullivan (more...)

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

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

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents Robert Sherwood's THE PETRIFIED FOREST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Four-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert E. Sherwood's The Petrified Forestbegins performances, Thursday, August 2 at 7pm, The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (83 East Main Street) in Stockbridge, MA. Opening night is Saturday, August 4 at 8pm. Directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn (Proof), The Petrified Forest features: David Adkins (Homeland BTG: At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming) as Alan Squier; Joel Austin(Brilliant Traces) as Lineman 2/Legion Commander; Lauren Baez (West Side Story) as Paula;Rebecca Brooksher (Dying City BTG: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Anna Christie) as Gabby Maple;Joey Collins (The Glass Menagerie BTG: At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming) as Ruby;Sean Cullen (Michael Clayton, South Pacific) as Jason Maple; Jeremy Davidson (Army Wives, Brothers and Sisters BTG: Quills; Wilder, Wilder, Wilder) as Duke Mantee; Tre' Alexander Dukes (The Piano Lesson) as Pyles; Jennifer Van Dyck (Hedda Gabler BTG:Coastal Disturbances, The Stillborn Lover) as Mrs. Chisholm; Shawn Fagan (Henry IV Part One) as Boze Hertzlinger; Walter Hudson (The Pirates of Penzance BTG: Arsenic and Old Lace, Sylvia) as Mr. Chisholm; John Thomas Waite (Amadeus) as Gramp Maple and Devin White (Last Days of Judas Iscariot) as Jackie. This production is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, Greylock Insurance Agency, Red Lion Inn, Massachusetts Cultural Council and The Shubert Foundation. (more...)

PIRATES!, Re-Imagined Version of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Will Open In UK In 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, New Level Productions and Julian Stoneman just announced a new and vibrant revival of Gilbert and Sullivan's hugely popular The Pirates of Penzance. PIRATES!, a bold reinvention of their universally renowned and celebrated show loved by audiences the world over, is conceived, directed and choreographed by Daryl Gray, and will open in the UK in 2019. (more...)

VIDEO: The Patter Song Gets Political in Randy Rainbow's Latest Trumpian Parody
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2018

In Randy Rainbow's latest political parody, The Pirates of Penzance gets an update for the 21st century. Watch below as he takes on musical theatre's much famous patter song with a Trumpian twist in 'A Very Stable Genius.' (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Sheffield Theatres' Christmas Musical KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the full cast for Paul Foster's major revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Foster directs Delroy Atkinson (Gangster 1), Edward Baker-Duly (Fred), Cindy Belliot (Hattie), John Conroy (Baptista), Dafydd Emyr (Harrison Howell), Dex Lee (Bill), Rebecca Lock (Lilli), Ross McLaren (Gremio), Joel Montague (Gangster 2), Adam Rhys-Charles (Hortensio), Amy Ellen Richardson (Lois), Matthew Whennell-Clark (Ralph) and Layton Williams (Paul), with Jessica Buckby, Ronan Burns, Louis Gaunt, Ruby Greenwood, Tash Holway (also Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain), Jennifer Louise Jones, Bobbie Little, Emmanuele N'Zuzi, Simon Oskarsson and Clancy Ryan. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 12 January 2019. (more...)

Bay Street Theater's EVITA Now In Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that rehearsals have begun for EVITA, a revival of the revolutionary musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; directed by Will Pomerantz; and choreographed by Marcos Santana. The production will run from July 31 - August 26, 2018. Single tickets are on sale now. To purchase, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Melbourne Opera Presents Comic Opera Der Rosenkavalier From 9 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Following the critical and public triumph of Roberto Devereux, Lohengrin and most recently Tristan and Isolde, Melbourne Opera will next stage Richard Strauss' romantic comedy Der Rosenkavalier, not seen in Melbourne for 16 years, at the beautiful Athenaeum Theatre from 9 - 17 August. (more...)

Jennie Dale and More Announced For THE MIDNIGHT GANG At Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Full casting has been announced for David Walliams's THE MIDNIGHT GANG, adapted by Bryony Lavery with music and lyrics by Joe Stilgoe, which premieres at Chichester Festival Theatre from 13 October - 3 November, directed by Dale Rooks. (more...)

VIDEO: Marc Kudisch Sings the National Anthem at Citi Field
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2018

Broadway favorite Marc Kudisch hit the field recently to perform the National Anthem, watch the video below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 7, 2018
by - Aug 7, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 31, 2018
by - Aug 31, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Gives Saint Sebastian Players Audiences the Chance to Solve for Themselves
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Welcoming the audience to get involved in the action, the Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) open the company's 38th season with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood with book, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes. Performances are October 26-November 18, 2018 at SSP's home in the lower level of St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago. Starting this season, SSP Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees remain at 2 p.m. (more...)

Patrick Cassidy to Perform At Inland Pacific Ballet's SOME ENCHANTED EVENING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Actor Patrick Cassidy, best known for his roles in musical theatre and television, headlines Some Enchanted Evening ~ A Night of Broadway Song & Dance to benefit Inland Pacific Ballet, the professional ballet company based in the Inland Empire. This 2nd annual intimate cabaret evening features song and dance by Inland Pacific Ballet dancers and Academy students, cocktails, hor d'oeuvres, dessert, silent/live auction, and is hosted by IPB Associate Director Jonathan Sharp (The Red Shoes, Carousel, The Rocky Horror Show Live, The Dance of the Vampires, Fiddler on the Roof). Some Enchanted Evening takes place on Saturday, September 22 at 6 p.m., at Inland Pacific Ballet located at 9061 Central Avenue, Montclair, 91763. (more...)

WICKED FROZEN Extends Through 2019 at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Producer John Lant is pleased to announce another extension of the Off-Broadway premiere, and newest hit, WICKED FROZEN, the untold parody musical of some magic ice witch princesses (with unexpected emotional bite), as it rocks out until the end of 2018, and is set to continue through the New Year. All Original songs with book and lyrics by Zoe Farmingdale and music and lyrics by Toby Singer. The production is directed and choreographed by Zoe Farmingdale. (more...)

Sh*t-faced Showtime Presents OLIVER With A Twist
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

Following their run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Shit-faced Shakespeare's all-singing, all-dancing, all-drinking sibling, Shit-faced Showtime, returns to London with an intoxicated spin on the widely-loved literary and musical classic. Join Oliver Twist as he meets an array of cunning and colourful characters in this cockney knees-up with' booze, glorious booze, featuring songs from Oliver! and other Broadway hits. (more...)

New Philharmonic's 2018-2019 Season Opens with SHOW BOAT AND SHOWTUNES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

Four guest vocalists and the 100-voice Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus join New Philharmonic for "Show Boat and Show Tunes," a showcase of popular songs coming from the partnerships of Hammerstein and Kern and Rodgers and Hart, at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd.; Saturday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 30, 3 p.m. (more...)

New Line's THE ZOMBIES OF PENZANCE Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," opens its 28th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the world premiere of THE ZOMBIES OF PENZANCE, Gilbert & Sullivan's newly discovered, original 'operatic abomination,' in its world premiere, running Sept. 27-Oct. 20, 2018 at the Marcelle Theater, in the Grand Center Arts District. (more...)

BWW Review: A Pirate's Life For Everyone at CenterPoint Legacy's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Hayley Westwood - Aug 16, 2018

Ahoy! For someone who considers herself a theater buff, I am embarrassed to admit that before seeing this production, I knew very little about The Pirates of Penzance, other than the oft-parodied "Modern-Major General" song. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Konversations with Keeme: A Chat with HUNCHBACL Stars Patrick Tombs and Gina Naomi Baez
by Konversations with Keeme - Aug 15, 2018

Thirteen year old Ajibola Tajudeen, better known as Keeme, is the host of New Paradigm Theatre's brand new web series debuting here on BroadwayWorld. 'Konversations with Keeme' is show where Keeme interviews seasoned television and film professionals like Tamara Tunieof Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Renee Lawless of Tyler Perry's The Have and the Have Nots, as well as Broadway veterans such as Emmy and Grammy winner, Paul Bogaev, Emmy-nominated Scott Bryce, and Broadway pros Christine Dwyer, Kelly Grant, Juwan Crawley and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Moonlight Stage Productions Presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Moonlight Stage Productions presents THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, the epic musical retelling of Victor Hugo's novel about love, passion, and hope. (more...)

Theater At Monmouth Presents THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

A hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, and an eccentric Major-General await you in Gilbert & Sullivan's effervescent musical masterpiece Pirates of Penzance. Theater at Monmouth's 2019 Fall Show sets sail on Thursday, September 13th, at 7:30 p.m. and continues through Sunday, September 23rd at 1:00 p.m. (more...)

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