Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 11pm (Broadway Time)

Goodbye Avenue Q! by New York Theater

We first said goodbye to Avenue Q in 2009 when the surprise Tony-winning hit musical announced it was about to close on Broadway after six years. But it got an immediate reprieve, moving to …

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ITV faces off with BBC over streaming service BritBox

Tension in talks as commercial TV network commits more fully than publicly funded rival

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 9pm (Broadway Time)

In a notoriously sexist art form, Australian women composers are making their voices heard by Arts Review

Classical music has traditionally not been a welcoming environment for women composers. Opera Australia’s 2019 season, for instance, features just one work by a female composer, Elena Kats…

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Our Town, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre review – small-town tale that raises profound existential questions by Rachel Halliburton

A moving antidote to fast-paced narratives and rampant individualism Our Town was written shortly before World War Two about a small town in America in the years leading up to World War One,…

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DIAL “M” FOR MURDER: Take the Call by Peter Filichia

Did you miss the film of DIAL “M” FOR MURDER when it was released in 3-D? Probably, for it debuted...Continue Reading The post DIAL “M” FOR MURDER: Take the Call appeared first on Br…

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 8pm (Broadway Time)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to open in Brisbane in March 2020 by Arts Review

Following a hugely successful season in Sydney and the much-anticipated season at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne from August 2019, Roald Dahl’s spectacular Charlie and the Chocolate Fa…

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Carriageworks announces new Chief Executive Officer by Arts Review

The Board of Carriageworks has announced the appointment of Blair French as their new Chief Executive Officer. He will commence in the role in August 2019. Blair is joining Carriageworks fro…

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Maurice Hines Returns to 54 Below with Diva Jazz Orchestra by Sandi Durell

Tony nominated Maurice Hines (Eubie) will return to 54 Below ‘Tappin’ Thru Life’ on June 7 and 8 at 7 pm with the all female Diva Jazz Orchestra bringing with him tappers John Manzari …

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Kentucky’s Noah’s Ark Files Lawsuit Over… Yup, Flood Damage by Artsjournal

Ark Encounter, which unveiled the 510-foot-long model in 2016, says that heavy rains in 2017 and 2018 caused a landslide on its access road, and its five insurance carriers refused to cover…

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Study: Having A Purpose May Help You Live Longer by Artsjournal

A study of nearly 7,000 older Americans found that, over a four-year period, people who felt their lives had meaning were less likely to die than their counterparts who lacked that convictio…

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Why The Printed Book Still Thrives by Artsjournal

When people go on a digital cleanse, detoxing from the poison of too much screen time, one of the first things they do is bury themselves in a book — that is, one to have and to hold, to r…

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New York’s Signature Theatre Company Sells Its One-Millionth $35 Ticket (Here’s How Its Audience Has Changed) by Artsjournal

The off-Broadway theater company is celebrating its one millionth ticket sold through the initiative, and the company says its audience demographics speak to the program’s success. Almost …

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Libraries Have Indeed Become Our New Community Centers by Artsjournal

Libraries step in to fill gaps and offer help when normal channels are inaccessible. Pima County, Arizona, pays for a team of nurses to come to the library to help with medical questions f…

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Don’t Push: Generalists Versus Specialists – One Leads To The Other by Artsjournal

In online forums, well-meaning parents agonize over what instrument to pick for a child, because she is too young to pick for herself and will fall irredeemably behind if she waits. But stud…

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

'Two Wings: The Music Of Black America In Migration' Celebrates Journey Millions Took by Walter Ray Watson

Singer Alicia Hall Moran and pianist Jason Moran mix original music works with 20th century spoken word to reflect on The Great Migration, when African Americans moved from the South to the …

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Live From 458 B.C., What the Greeks Mean to Me by Jesse Green

A new adaptation of “The Oresteia” reminds us that a 2,400-year-old work can still feel appallingly familiar.

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Dance, Dance, Revolution: A Review of La Havana Madrid at Teatro Vista and Collaboraction by Kevin Greene

Sandra Delgado's megahit returns, bigger and better than ever.

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25 Days of Tonys: How Hadestown’s Amber Gray Helped Create Her Signature Dance for Broadway by Ruthie Fierberg

As Persephone, Gray captures a wild abandon in a carefully crafted performance.

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Khalid Launches Music and Fine Arts Foundation for Communities in Need by Artsjournal1

“The Free Spirit singer announced the launch of The Great Khalid Foundation in El Paso on May 10th: a music and fine arts organization that aims to help underserved communities. The websit…

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‘Free Our Mothers, Uncuff Our Communities’: Formerly Incarcerated Women Sell Art to End Cash Bail by Artsjournal1

“[Latyra] Blake and her collaborators made the artworks as part of Women in Reentry, a project of the People’s Paper Co-op. Together, they’ve spent months learning to make paper from t…

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Sphinx Organization Announce $100,000 MPower Artist Grant Recipients by Artsjournal1

“The Sphinx Organization, a US non-profit organization dedicated to the development of young American Black and Latin classical musicians, has today announced the 16 recipients of the 2019…

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Dancing to a new tune by Artsjournal1

“A [dance instruction] programme in Stockton-on-Tees has helped young people excluded from mainstream schools learn new skills, develop self-worth and show others what they can achieve.”…

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How One Teacher Uses Dance to Combat Memorial Day Weekend Gun Violence in Chicago by Artsjournal1

“Memorial Day is notoriously one of Chicago’s bloodiest weekends. Last year, 36 people were shot and seven died that weekend. In 2017 and 2016, the number of shootings was even higher. W…

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Diversity beyond visible representation by Artsjournal1

“There is growing presence, visibility and representation of [Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic] artists, as well as a vision that they should be part of the mainstream. … However, we no…

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How Auction Houses Can Improve the Ways They Describe Non-Western Art by Artsjournal1

“Despite museums’ well-meaning (but not always successful) efforts to adjust their tones and practices to 21st-century standards, auction houses continue to present African artifacts thr…

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Tubman $20 Delay Is A New Front (But The Same Old) In The Culture Wars by Artsjournal

Alumni of the Obama administration say the symbolism of the Tubman decision is hugely significant. Dan Pfeiffer, Obama’s White House communications director, told me last night: “It has…

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Mac Beth by Wendy Caster

I have seen enough mediocre-to-bad high-concept productions of Shakespeare's plays to shudder at the very idea of "high-concept." Then along comes Mac Beth, the amazing Red Bull Production …

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

The Impact of Isadora Duncan by Trav S.D.

There is something Messiah-like about the advent of Isadora Duncan (1877-1927). She emerged seemingly out of nowhere, was so completely transformative, and touched so many people. And there …

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For World Dracula Day: 10 Actors Who Have Played Dracula in the Movies by Trav S.D.

The choice of May 26 for World Dracula Day is not random: it was the date in May 1897 when Bram Stoker’s original novel was published. We thought we would use the occasion to pay brief tri…

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EUROPE Leads June's Top 10 New London Shows by Marianka Swain

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a drama about Europe to immersive Shakespeare and open-air opera, here are so…

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

REVIEW: Little Miss Sunshine, New Wolsey Theatre (UK Tour) ✭✭✭ by Paul T Davies

By Paul T Davies Paul T Davies reviews Little Miss Sunshine at the New Wolsey Theatre as part of its UK Tour. This post REVIEW: Little Miss Sunshine, New Wolsey Theatre (UK Tour) ✭✭✭ f…

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Maybe you’re a clone by Cogency

A Number by Caryl Churchill, through June 9, 2019, at People’s Light Theatre, Malvern, PA   A Pennsylvania political figure this month disclosed that he recently learned that he has a num…

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The Real Marigold Hotel Live Tour by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo The Real Marigold Hotel Live Tour sees the VIP senior citizens set to discover if they can survive a UK bus tour. Book tickets now! This post The Real Marigold Hotel Live Tou…

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Cotton Fingers review – abortion ban travelogue ends painfully by Helen Meany

The Mac, BelfastA Northern Irish teenager escaping to Wales for an abortion is played with huge empathy, lifting a script that is thin on drama A young woman lies across a row of hard plasti…

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‘Cheerful, unpatronising kindness’: Disability access in a brave new world by Susan Elkin

I’ve always known that theatres are nice places and that most theatre people are wonderful but I’m currently seeing that confirmed in a completely new way.

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at noon (Broadway Time)

Donna Marie Asbury on Saying Goodbye to Broadway's Chicago After 20 Years by Beth Stevens

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers…

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Tony Awards 2019: Spotlight On 5 Featured Actresses by Tony Awards – Cbs New York

As we count down to the Tony Awards, we’re shining the light on five women nominated as featured actresses.

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Review: Agony, Ecstasy and a Dancing Ménage à Trois in ‘Cabin’ by Ben Brantley

Sean Donovan’s multidisciplinary performance piece, set in an isolated rural retreat, finds the chill in summer hedonism.

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Book Now For Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe in ENDGAME by BroadwayWorld

Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe star in this new production of Samuel Beckett's ENDGAME at London'sOld Vic, from 27 January, 2020. Book tickets here

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25 Days of Tonys: Watch To Kill a Mockingbird’s Jeff Daniels Re-Enact His First-Ever Improv Appearance by Ruthie Fierberg

The actor, now known for Mockingbird and The Newsroom, takes us back to his first absurd comedic performance.

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Loveville High Review: A Starry Prom Musical Podcast by New York Theater

Two things distinguish Loveville High, a new musical that takes place on prom night in a high school in Loveville, Ohio. First: The cast of 13 is comprised of some of the most talented young…

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…In Which I Try To Convince Jeff Jarvis The Internet Is Bad For Democracy by Artsjournal

So what to make of Jeff’s point that it’s too early to judge the impact of the internet—what he calls a “connection machine”—on democracy? It’s an interesting position. Yes, he…

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Top Awards At This Year’s Cannes Festival by Artsjournal

A year after Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” won the 2018 award, Alejandro G. Inarritu’s jury gave this year’s top prize to Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite,” one of the most criti…

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Boston’s Museum Of Fine Arts Forced To Apologize After Middle School Students Were Racially Profiled by Artsjournal

The students were at the museum as a reward, but were subjected to racist comments and scrutinized by guards. – Washington Post

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Banksy Shows Up In Venice Anyway… by Artsjournal

Never invited to be the part of Venice Biennale, undeterred, Banksy once again invited himself to showcase his work. Using the pop-up stand that typically sells tacky paintings and souvenirs…

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Way Down! Go Backstage at Hadestown with These Exclusive Photos by Lindsey Sullivan

Curious about what goes down backstage during a performance of the Tony-nominated musical Hadestown? You're in luck! has your exclusive pass to the underground. See the photos o…

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StageFaves hangs out at BIG The Musical’s London press launch

See what happened when our colleague @stagedoorjoe got to hang out at the BIG The Musical London press launch with Jay McGuiness, Kimberley Walsh, Matthew Kelly and Wendi Peters. There was a…

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This Week on Broadway for May 26, 2019: Mac Beth and Octet by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Jan Simpson review Red Bull Theater’s Mac Beth @ Lucille Lortel Theatre, Octet @ Signature, Manhattan Theatre Club’s Continuity, The New Group’ Happy …

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Meet the cast of Driving Miss Daisy at York Theatre Royal led by Paula Wilcox & Maurey Richards by Anne Cox

York Theatre Royal is behind the wheel for a new production of Alfred Uhry’s award-winning comedy-drama Driving Miss Daisy which takes to the stage next month with Maurey Richards steering…

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Brooklyn the musical to have European premiere at Greenwich Theatre by Douglas Mayo

By Douglas Mayo Broadway musical, Brooklyn is to get its European premiere at Greenwich Theatre in October 2019. Book tickets now! This post Brooklyn the musical to have European premiere at…

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Broadway Bound’s Jimmy Nixon had ‘an incredible gift to connect and inspire’ young actors by Nicole Brodeur

The arts educator, who died May 10, made every kid feel like a star.

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 9am (Broadway Time)

NEWS: Madeleine George’s Precious Little gets its London premiere, cast announced by Featured Content

Award-winning American playwright Madeleine George's 2009 play Precious Little gets its London premiere this week at Brockley Jack Studio Theatre care of the five-star and 15-time Offie-nomi…

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BWW TV: Laura Benanti Opens Up About MY FAIR LADY, Motherhood, Belania and More! by Richard Ridge

'It's not like I sat at home as a child wanting to be a movie star. I wanted to be Julie Andrews,' said Laura Benanti in an exclusive interview earlier this week with Richard Ridge. The Tony…

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Broadway tunes get ‘gender bent’ in new show by Anne Gelhaus

There aren’t any songs from “Cabaret” in “Gender Bent Broadway,” but performer Chloe Angst was inspired to produce the latter show after appearing as the Emcee in Sunnyvale Communi…

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‘Hilarious, thoughtful & poignant’: BENEATH THE BLUE RINSE – Park Theatre ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Tom Glover’s play Beneath The Blue Rinse successfully and hilariously breaks through stereotypes relating to how people see the elderly.

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Nothing about Us without Us by Talleri Adkins McRae, Mickey Rowe

By Talleri Adkins McRae, Mickey Rowe. Talleri A.

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 8am (Broadway Time)

Terri trips: Blueprint Medea at the Finborough Theatre & Dante or Die’s User Not Found by Terri Paddock

My recent theatre trips have included Dante or Die's User Not Found and Blueprint Medea, written and directed by Julia Pascal. Here's a round-up of my on-the-night reactions to each.

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 7am (Broadway Time)

‘Leaves you feeling uplifted’: MAMA G’S STORY TIME ROADSHOW – Lion & Unicorn Theatre & Touring ★★★★★ by Elaine C

Welcome to the stage Mama G the fantastic Pantomime Dame one person show, all the glitz and glamour that encompasses the character are here in the fabulous storytelling show.

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 5am (Broadway Time)

‘A compelling drama not to be missed’: VINCENT RIVER – Trafalgar Studios ★★★★ by Luca Molinari

Vincent River is a compelling drama not to be missed, and it is incredible to think that even though it was premiered almost 20 years ago, the message at its heart – hate crimes – is sti…

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 4am (Broadway Time)

Pam Tanowitz Dance: Four Quartets – review by Sarah Crompton

Barbican Centre, LondonTanowitz’s distinctive choreography, seen for the first time outside the US, is a ravishing interpretation of TS Eliot’s poem “We shall not cease from exploratio…

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The Duchess (of Malfi) review – critique without context by Clare Brennan

Royal Lyceum, EdinburghZinnie Harris’s narrow reworking of Webster’s revenge tragedy fails to persuade Tom Piper’s design sets the keynote for the play: striking, efficient and almost …

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The week in theatre: Anna, Operation Mincemeat; Our Town; White Pearl – review by Susannah Clapp

Dorfman; New Diorama; Regent’s Park; Royal Court, LondonA startlingly innovative play turns the audience into East German snoopers and a clever musical tackles a wartime ruse What a whirli…

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BWW Review: DOES MY BOMB LOOK BIG IN THIS?, Soho Theatre by Aliya Al-Hassan

What makes a seemingly ordinary 15-year-old girl travel to Syria to become a jihadi bride Years before Shamima Begum became front page news, writer and actor Nyla Levy was developing the sto…

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Happy Talk by Wendy Caster

I suspect that there is a good play inside Jesse Eisenberg's Happy Talk, currently  at The New Group at the Signature Center. The ideas and the situation are intriguing, and there is humor …

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Emmy Winner & Tony Nom Liz Callaway – 54 Below Interview and Performance! by Susan Bell

Stagebuddy’s Sue Bell interviews Emmy Award Winner and Tony Nominee Liz Callaway about her new show “Sets on the City” at 54 Below.  They also talk about how Liz got her start in doin…

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Best-selling books for the week that ended May 19

Here are the best-sellers from Publishers Weekly for the week that ended May 18.

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Broadway Horoscopes: 2019 Tony Nominee Edition by Felicia Fitzpatrick

Which 2019 Tony nominees were born under the same sign as you?

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Avenue Q Ends Off-Broadway Run May 26 After Nearly 10 Years by Ryan McPhee

The Tony-winning musical opened at New World Stages in October 2009.

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Why George the Poet swept the board at the British Podcast Awards

Have You Heard George’s Podcast? is compassionate, charismatic, inventive — and makes you see the world with fresh eyes

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Christopher Jackson, Amber Riley, More Are Part of PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert, Airing May 26 by Andrew Gans

The 30th anniversary broadcast is hosted by Joe Mantegna and Mary McCormack.

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Day in the Life of Dance: Behind the Byline — Nadia Khayrallah on Writing for The Dance Enthusiast by The Dance Enthusiast

Behind the Byline highlights one our most important assets — our contributors. Get to know the person behind your favorite articles.

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