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Tue, July 1, 2014
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All events, things to do on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 are free unless otherwise noted.
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The Crunch Gym will be holding FREE fitness classes. Schedule: Mondays: Yoga, Sunrise Salutations Tuesdays: Breakfast Bootcamp w/ Personal Trainers Wednesdays: Wellness Wednesday with a Yoga/Pilate’s fusion Thursdays: Throwback Thursdays w/ Retro-Robics Fridays: Zumba or Dance classes    New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Morning Crunch Fitness
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Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center for all ages and experience levels. Classes are rain or shine.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Park Tai Chi
Tour |
This tour utilizes your feet and the New York City Subway* to transport you from Lower Manhattan, the birthplace of New York, through Wall St and the Financial District, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Chinatown and Midtown Manhattan. There will be ample opportunities for memorable pictures. You'll get the chance to savor NY's best pizza and cannoli and other treats, learn how to play NY handball, maybe bargain with a shopkeeper in Chinatown, observe a game of street chess in Greenwich Village, people watch and window shop in SoHo, and kick back on the Highline Park. Along the way, you'll master the subway and learn about New York's Finest!    New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, All-in-One Downtown Tour
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Arguably the world's most valuable, busiest and most crowded pieces of real estate, Midtown Manhattan is what most visitors think of when they think of New York City. Home to some of the city's most iconic architecture, from Gothic to Post-Modern and from Beaux-Arts to Art Deco (lots of Art Deco). it's not difficult to understand why. But just behind the massive facades, lie facinating histories just waiting to be unveiled.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Midtown Manhattan Tour
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You've seen the iconic skyscrapers, attended a Broadway show, visited Lady Liberty and relaxed in Central Park. Looking for a little more of the Big Apple? Maybe it's time to visit some of Manhattan's oldest and most enchanting historic districts. Take a relaxing stroll through SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, SoHo, Little Italy & Chinatown Tour
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Downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructor Heather Seagraves, whose classes are spirited and dynamic, fun and strenghtening. Mats are provided by Athleta.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Park Yoga
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Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Congressman Ron Paul considers the Federal Reserve "both corrupt and unconstitutional" Tour times: 10:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
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Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history of this great sacred space from 1892 to the present.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Cathedral Tour
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Join an all-new weekly Game Social to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you. The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Board Game Social
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting. You'll be surprised that Alex and Jordan can often be found outside tossing pins in the snow!    New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Learn Juggling in the Park
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The opportunity to watch all the soccer action, live from the park, over the next month. They'll be showing the games on their 55" screen, whenever possible. Please remember, this is an outdoor venue, so all viewings are weather permitting. The majority of games will be shown on mute, to preserve the park's atmosphere. They'll show games with sound, as our park programming schedule permits.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, World Cup Outdoor Screening
Tour |
Travel from Grand Army Plaza, past the Pond and Gapstow Bridge, and stop at the Dairy on this trip through the southern Park highlights. Route involves moderate inclines and some stairs. 45 minutes.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Southern Park Welcome Tour
Jazz |
Junior Mance is an international jazz musician who has performed with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington, and Lester Young. He was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame in 1997. When not traveling, Junior can be found every Sunday performing at Cafe' Loup in NYC.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Piano in the Park: Junior Mance
Discussion |
With: Richard S. Grossman, Professor, Wesleyan University and Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, author of Wrong: Nine Economic Policy Disasters and What We Can Learn from Them Joan Fitzgerald, Director of the Law, Policy and Society Program at Northeastern University, author of Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development    New York City, NY; NYC
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Discussions, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Policy Decisions Affecting Our Cities, Our Towns – Good, Bad, Indifferent.
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A Museum Ambassador provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton Customs House.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, US Customs House Building Tour
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Explore the Cathedral's newly cleaned and restored Nave. Learn about the art, architecture and history of this great sacred space from 1892 to the present.    New York City, NY; NYC
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$6; $5 seniors/students;
Tours, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Cathedral Tour
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Time to learn about the other New York City; the city that nurtured political, cultural and intellectual revolutions. The city that gave birth to punk rock, the beat poets and graffiti. The city that has survived two centuries of mass riots, crime and corruption, murder and mayhem. The city that has flourished in spite of economic and social hardship.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Alternative New York Tour
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New York City is a mecca for graffiti and street art, making it a very attractive playground for artists from around the world. Bushwick, in a working class district on the north side of Brooklyn adjacent to Williamsburg, has been attracting artists for some time now. The neighborhood has a fair collection of art studios and galleries, but it’s Bushwick’s industrial landscape that’s attracting the street artist. If you came looking for 1960′s Greenwich Village, you’ll find something brewing in Bushwick.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art Tour
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Greenwich Village is among Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods. It's history, however, betrays it's monied status. The Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets, lined with lovely brick and brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape US history. From the Beats to the Folk Movement, from workers rights to gay rights, the Village has often been the center of it all.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour
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Although world famous, Harlem may be New York's best kept secret with some of the city's best architecture, food, music and people. Harlem's history is also one of the city's most dramatic, having gone through many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic changes over the past roughly 400 years, which have resulted in a diverse array of places of worship, theaters, homes and eating establishments.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Harlem Tour
Concert |
The opportunity to watch all the soccer action, live from the park, over the next month. They'll be showing the games on their 55" screen, whenever possible. Please remember, this is an outdoor venue, so all viewings are weather permitting. The majority of games will be shown on mute, to preserve the park's atmosphere. They'll show games with sound, as our park programming schedule permits.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, World Cup Outdoor Screening
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Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons. Accordionists play throughout the park at 5pm, and at 6pm, a band with a different infectious, global beat performs each week.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Concerts, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Accordions Around the World
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The Howlin’ Brothers bring heart and passion into every performance. Their upbeat shows are heavy with original and traditional music, featuring the sounds of slide banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle. The Howlin’ Brothers just released their latest album “TROUBLE” produced by Brendan Benson for Readymade Records.    New York City, NY; NYC

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Concerts, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, The Howlin’ Brothers, 3-Piece String Band
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Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting. You'll be surprised that Alex and Jordan can often be found outside tossing pins in the snow!    New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Learn Juggling in the Park
Opening Reception |
Featuring the work of the 42 winners of the gallery's 19th annual juried National Photography Competition.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, National Photography Competition
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Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Meditation at the Library
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The Scrabble Game Social brings together the park's wordsmiths in pursuit of Scrabble bingos, and high scoring tiles. If you go wild for words, this one's for you! Please note, they have 2 Scrabble sets, so plan to meet new people when you come to play.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Scrabble Game Social
Opening Reception |
An exhibition of four artists: Barry Gerson, Duy Hoang, Nandita Raman and Giovanna Sarti. Though the practices of these artists are visually and conceptually diverse, the show finds its unity in a selection of works dealing with the relationship between transformation and permanence – how to incorporate continuous change, such as in natural processes, into distinct objects.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, 4-Artist Show: On Permanence and Change
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Join instructor Melissa Ricci from Base Fitness for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core and give you renewed energy. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Pilates Mat Class
Park Walk |
Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Weekly Guided Walking Tours are free hour-long tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Guided Walking Tour: The High Line
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Lolë’s health and fitness store is offering complimentary wellness and fitness “meet-ups” with top notch instructors every Tuesday to all for free. MEET-UP SCHEDULE June 10th: Layla Luciano June 17th: ReXist360 with Shay Kostabi June 24th: Ironstrength Workout with Dr. Jordan Metzl July 1st: ((305 Fitness)) Dance Cardio with Sadie Kurzban July 8th: Functional High Intensity Mix with The Fhitting Room’s Eric Salvador July 15th: Circuit-style Workout with Kat Ellis and Rachel Woods July 22nd: BRICK New York Fitness July 29th: Body Conceptions with Mahri Relin August 5th: Flybarre August 12th: Bari Studio August 19th: Yoga with Erin Jacques    New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Summer Wellness Classes
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture tells the story of General Douglas MacArthur, the most decorated general in American history—and the only five-star general to receive the Medal of Honor. It details the many triumphs of MacArthur and reveals this flawed man at his best, who treated a defeated enemy with respect; who made informed and thoughtful decisions yet could be brash and stubborn when necessary; and who led the occupation with intelligence, class, and compassion.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Seymour Morris Jr. discusses his book Supreme Commander MacArthur's Triumph in Japan
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Take your yoga practice outdoors and be inspired by the waterfront views. Grab your mat and bring your friends.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Outdoor Sunset Yoga Class
Park Walk |
Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Weekly Guided Walking Tours are free hour-long tours led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Park Walks, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Guided Walking Tour: The High Line
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New York Classical Theatre creates and reinvigorates audiences for the theatre by presenting free and accessible productions of popular classics and forgotten masterpieces in non-traditional public spaces throughout New York City.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Theaters, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Shakespeare's As You Like It: An Outdoor Performance
Discussion |
Rachel Higgins and Danyel Ferrari present a screening and selection of the projects created by both artists and audience using their (mobile structures) over the course of the exhibition. Drawing on the history of the body's performance/labor in Times Square--the street, the stage, and the semi-private pornographic theaters of the pre-gentrification era--Higgins and Ferrari are creating mobile structures to host a variety of projects intended for use by both participating artists and the general audience.    New York City, NY; NYC

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Discussions, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Performance Art: Danyel Ferrari and Rachel Higgins
Open Mike Reading |
Curated and hosted by author/storyteller Michele Carlo, the show will include a "Magic Hat open mic" where audience members can sign up for a chance at four minutes of stage time to tell their story.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Open Mike Readings, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Super Storytellers
Poetry Reading |
With Charlie Smith, Philip Schultz, Laura Cronk and Sarah Gambito.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, 4 poets read their work
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A pop star, businessman, monk, and paparazzi photographer are among the passengers aboard an airplane when a typhoon strikes. 94 min.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Korean Film: Ha Jung-woo’s Fasten Your Seatbelt (2013)
Book Reading |
One-of-a-kind cultural critic and New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman “offers up great facts, interesting cultural insights, and thought-provoking moral calculations in this look at our love affair with the anti-hero” (New York magazine).    New York City, NY; NYC
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Book Readings, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Chuck Klosterman reads from his book I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)

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Theaters, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, A new play full of unexpected twists and turns..
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You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars. Gaze at the stars, planets, and moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association, and chat with the experts about the sights you see.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Workshops, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Stargazing in the Park
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A renaissance is taking place on the southern tip of Manhattan Island. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, a concerted effort has been undertaken to redevelop this part of the city, with the redevelopment of the World Trade Center and the construction of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum. And from twilight into the night is the right time to pay a visit to this part of New York City. From the Memorial to the Woolworth Building, City Hall to the Brooklyn Bridge, some of the your most memorable experiences in the city await you.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Tours, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge Night Tour
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You don’t have to leave New York City to see the stars. Gaze at the stars, planets, and moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association, and chat with the experts about the sights you see.    New York City, NY; NYC

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Workshops, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Stargazing in the Park
Theater |
Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe return as the wise-cracking, would-be lovers Beatrice and Benedick in this beloved romantic comedy. The park becomes sun-drenched Sicily at the turn of the last century, where the heat of summer ignites the fevered passions of lovesick ladies in corsets and pining gentlemen spying from the verandah.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Theaters, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, with Tony Award Nominee Lily Rabe

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Concerts, July 01, 2014, 07/01/2014, Blues with a Twist
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Theater | Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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Theater | Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

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