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'Wicked' composer Stephen Schwartz will premiere a new musical on Princess Cruises. I caught a rehearsal

The new stage show “Secret Silk” is so far off Broadway that it’s in Japan.

Well, it’s not quite there yet. But it will be this fall when it premieres aboard the Diamond Princess on a cruise departing from Tokyo.

“Secret Silk” is the newest theater production being vetted for Princess Cruises by Broadway lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz, known for writing “Wicked,” “Godspell” and “Pippin.”

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Kansas museum honors Even Knievel, the godfather of extreme sports
See Machu Picchu and other highlights of Peru for $899

Enjoy the highlights of Peru on a seven-day small-group tour offered by JourneYou.

The excursion begins with an overnight stay in Lima and a city tour, followed by a flight to Cuzco.

Participants will spend the night in Urubamba and tour the Sacred Valley of the Incas, including a visit to the fortress and town of Ollantaytambo.

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The print Travel section will return Sunday

The print Travel section returns on Sunday with a new look and new features, many suggested by readers.

You asked for closer-to-home destinations and ideas. On Page L3 of the Aug. 20 issue, you’ll find a new page devoted to weekend activities.

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Californians can expect to see a partial (not total) solar eclipse. Here are 8 places to go to watch

When a solar eclipse begins to hit the U.S. on Monday, nowhere in California will witness totality, the time when the moon completely blacks out the sun for a few minutes.

Total darkness will first be experienced in North America in Salem, Ore., around 10:18 a.m. PDT. The eclipse’s path of totality runs along a 70-mile-wide band across the U.S., starting in Oregon and ending in South Carolina.

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Race track will make its debut on the mega-ship Norwegian Bliss

If you’ve been pining for a race track at sea, your ship will be coming in. Norwegian Cruise Line announced Monday that its 16th ship, the Norwegian Bliss, will come with a two-level electric car track for passengers who want to race around the top of the ship.

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