Broadway’s Pippin Sets Closing Date

first_imgPippin will shortly no longer have its magic to do on Broadway. The Tony-winning revival of Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson’s hit musical is set to shutter on January 4, 2015 at the Music Box Theatre. The re-imagined production, directed by Diane Paulus, officially opened on April 25, 2013. At time of closing the show will have played 37 previews and 709 regular performances. The tuner tells the story of a young prince as he is guided on a journey by a mysterious group of performers, led by the Leading Player. Pippin features a score of memorable songs including “Magic to Do,” “Glory” and “Corner of the Sky.” Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 The cast currently includes Josh Kaufman as Pippin, Carly Hughes as Leading Player, John Dossett as Charles, Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada, Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine and Lucie Arnaz as Berthe. Pippin View Commentslast_img read more

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell’s Bright Star Opens on B’way

first_img Bright Star Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Shine on! Bright Star, the new musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, opens officially at the Cort Theatre on March 24. The production, directed by Walter Bobbie, stars Carmen Cusack in her Broadway debut, plus Paul Alexander Nolan and A.J. Shively. In commemoration of the musical’s big night, resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson created this sketch of the cast in action.In addition to Cusack, Nolan and Shively as Alice Murphy, Jimmy Ray Dobbs and Billy Cane, respectively, the portrait features Hannah Elless as Margo Crawford, Michael Mulheren as Mayor Josiah Dobbs, Stephen Lee Anderson as Daddy Murphy, Dee Hoty as Mama Murphy, Stephen Bogardus as Daddy Cane, Emily Padgett as Lucy Grant and Jeff Blumenkrantz as Daryl Ames.Congratulations to the cast of Bright Star; may the sun shine on you again and again. Related Shows View Comments © Justin “Squigs” Robertsonlast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Busta Rhymes Isn’t Throwing Away The Mixtape’s Shot & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of video-centric stories you may have missed today. Busta Rhymes Isn’t Throwing Away The Mixtape’s ShotWith every word, they drop knowledge! The Hamilton Mixtape is riding high on iTunes in its first week of release. To remind you why (as if you needed it) check out below as Busta Rhymes, The Roots and Joell Ortiz perform “My Shot” on The Tonight Show on December 5. The Tony-winning tuner continues to play to standing room only audiences at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre. Busta Rhymes(Photo: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC) View Comments Who Will Go to Cinderella’s Ball?Full casting has been set for Cinderella, which will bring pantomime back to the London Palladium from December 10 through January 15, 2017. The company will comprise of Paul O’Grady (Baroness Hardup), Julian Clary (Dandini), Amanda Holden (The Fairy Godmother), Lee Mead (Prince Charming), Paul Zerdin (Buttons), Nigel Havers (Lord Chamberlain), Count Arthur Strong (Baron Hardup), Natasha J Barnes (Cinderella) and Suzie Chard and Wendy Somerville (The Wicked Stepsisters), along with Liz Ewing, Christopher Howell, James Paterson, Carrie Sutton, Vicki Lee Taylor, Ed Wade, Rhianne Alleyne, Charlotte Alloway, Gianni Arando, William Atkinson, Pamela Blaire, Myles Brown, Lucy Carter, Jacob Fearey, Diana Girban, Chloe Hudson, Emma Johnson, Ricky Lee Loftus, Holly Prentice, Niall Swords, Luke Woollaston and Tom Woollaston.The Chicago Cast Gets FestiveStill need some help getting into the seasonal spirit? Here are Angel Reda, Alexander Nolan, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Lana Gordon and Tonya Wathen from Broadway’s Chicago singing “Holiday Melody.” Penned by Brian O’Brien, the new song appears on the 2016 edition of the annual Carols for a Cure album, which benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. P.S. Here’s the second trailer for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, which stars Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris as you’ve never seen him before…last_img read more

Sustainable ag debate

first_imgThree candidates in the race for Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture will face off in a debate at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Emory University School of Law’s Tull Auditorium in Atlanta, Ga.The debate marks the first time candidates have been called together to discuss their views on sustainable agriculture. The three candidates vying for votes are Republican Gary Black, Libertarian Kevin Cherry and Democrat J.B. Powell.Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Rickey Bevington will moderate the event, which is free and open to the public.The debate is sponsored by the Emory University Office of Sustainability Initiatives and School of Law, Georgia Organics, Atlanta Community Food Bank, Georgia Citizens Coalition on Hunger, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Whole Foods Market.For more information and to register, visit The debate will be streamed live online at read more

Allen strikes first

first_imgMark Allen took a 6-3 lead over Matthew Stevens after the first session of their Haikou World Open final in China. The Northern Irishman, looking for his second successive crown in this tournament, opened up a 3-0 lead thanks to breaks of 48, 52 and 93. Stevens led 55-0 in the fourth frame only to see his opponent respond with a clearance of 58. But any thoughts Allen would storm to victory – like he did when he thumped Stephen Lee 10-1 in last year’s final – were put on the backburner when his Welsh opponent reduced the deficit to two frames with breaks of 67 and 112. However, 27-year-old Allen re-took a four frame advantage, which included a break of exactly 100 to go 6-2 ahead. Stevens, competing in his first final in five years, ended the session on a high note by winning the last frame and keeping his hopes of a fightback in the evening session alive. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Olympic ruled out of Curragh bid

first_img The Group One-winning juvenile returned to action this year with a win in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury but could never get involved in the French Guineas at Longcahmp after being drawn wide. The plan had been to run him at the Curragh this weekend but that has now been shelved as Hannon has decided the race will come too soon. Press Association Hannon will still be represented by Havana Gold and Van Der Neer, who performed with credit in the French and English Guineas respectively. “There are only 12 days between the two Classics, and we have decided that Olympic Glory needs a bit more time,” Hannon told his website, “He could never get into a rhythm from that draw at Longchamp and Hughesie looked after him, but he still had to travel to France and back and it takes a lot out of a horse. “Havana Gold, who was also drawn wide, ran a stormer to finish fifth in France, beaten less than a length, but he has recovered that much quicker – remember he almost won the big sales pot at Newmarket last year just nine days after landing the Somerville Tattersalls Stakes at the same course – so he will definitely travel to Ireland. “It’s a shame Olympic Glory can’t go, but he’ll be back sooner rather than later and we are still strong in Ireland with two solid chances. Van der Neer will relish the stiff finish at the Curragh, and he has come out of Newmarket great.” center_img Richard Hannon has ruled Olympic Glory out of Saturday’s Etihad Airways Irish 2000 Guineas.last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 RR vs CSK: Chennai beat Rajasthan by 4 wickets, Dhoni’s 100th win as captain in IPL

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: A struggling Rajasthan Royals will desperately seek to revive their campaign when they host formidable Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League encounter in Jaipur on Thursday. Rajasthan is currently lying in the penultimate spot in the eight-team standings with just one win out of five games. Rajasthan’s sole win came against laggards Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium here and they would be banking on home comfort to upset defending champions CSK. In contrast, CSK is coming off a clinical seven-wicket thrashing of Kolkata Knight Riders and are sitting pretty at the top of the table with five victories from six games. Under the astute captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, CSK boasts of a perfectly balanced squad to excel on any surface and all conditions. The Royals, on the other hand, are still struggling to find their bearings. (LIVE SCORECARD)For LIVE updates: # Chennai Super Kings win by four wickets, this is the 100th win as captain for MS Dhoni # SIX! by Santner to win the match 4 wickets# WIDE BALL, now 3 runs required on the last ball# FOUR runs needed by Chennai Super Kings on the last ball # NO BALL again for height but no FREE HIT said by umpire# With three balls left, CSK needs 8 runs to win # MS Dhoni bowled by Ben Stokes at 58# SIX! by Jadeja on the first ball of last over and its a NO BALL# FOUR! on the last ball of 19th over, CSK now need 18 off the last over # MS Dhoni is the only hope left for the Chennai Super Kings # Ben Stokes removes Ambati Rayudu, CSK now needs 33 from 14 balls# With just three overs left, CSK needs 39 runs to chase down RR at their home ground # Only 5 runs added to the total, CSK 106/4 after 16 overs# After 15 overs, CSK 101/4 with Dhoni (34) and Rayudu (53) at crease# SIX! by Ambati Rayudu at long-on to Jaydev Unadkat# Now, Ambati Rayudu hits SIX at mid-off# Ben Stokes comes to bowl# SIX! again by Dhoni to Shreyas Gopal# Only four runs in 12th over, Chennai Super Kings 68/4 with Dhoni and Rayudu at crease# FOUR! by Ambati Rayudu, CSK 64/4 after 11 overs# SIX! again by Dhoni 19 (13)# With 10 runs of the over, CSK 50/4 after 10 overs with Dhoni and Rayudu out in the middle# SIX! by MS Dhoni to Shreyas Gopal# After 9 overs, Chennai Super Kings are 39/4 with Dhoni (5) and Rayudu (22) at crease# Kedar Jadhav also returns to pavillion cheap, CSK 24/4 after 5.5 overs# Faf du Plessis departs at 7, CSK in big trouble# Faf du Plessis hits lofted shot for a boundary but its just three runs at mid-wicket# With just five runs added to the total, CSK 10/3 after 3 overs# After two overs, Chennai Super Kings are 5/2 with Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis out at crease # Kulkarni picks Shane Watson wicket on duck # If CSK wins this game, it will be Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 100th win as captain in IPL # Chennai Super Kings need 152 runs to win# With 18 runs of the last over, Rajasthan Royals are 151/7# Shreyas Gopal, making the most out of it with back to back boundaries# Ben Stokes looks to hit big but Deepak Chahar bowls him out, RR loses their seventh wicket# Only 8 runs added, RR 125/6 after 18 overs# With just 4 runs added to the total, RR 117/6 after 17 overs# After 15 overs, Rajasthan Royals are 103/6 with Ben Stokes and Jofra Acher out in the middle# Back to back boundaries by Riyan Parag to Imran Tahir# Ravindra Jadeja picks his 100th IPL wicket as Steve Smith departs at 15# With half way through, Rajasthan Royals are 74/3 after 10 overs# After 9 overs, RR 71/4 with Steve Smith and Ben Stokes at crease # Rahul Tripathi returns to pavillion early, Ravindra Jadeja picks his first wicket# Ravindra Jadeja comes out to bowl # After 7 overs, Rajasthan Royals 58/3 with Steve Smith and Rahul Tripathi out in the middle# Sanju Samson looks to hit big but gets caught by Shorey, RR 53/3 after 5.2 overs# Steve Smith gets on board with a boundary, RR 53/2 after 5 overs# With 13 runs added in the over, RR 48/2 after 4 overs# Shardul removes Jos Buttler at 23# With Buttler, Samson out in middle, RR 35/1 after 3 overs# OUT! After Deepak Chahar, MS Dhoni appeals and take review, Ajinkya Rahane departs at 14# After two overs, Rajasthan Royals are 25/2 with Jos Buttler and Ajinkya Rahane at crease# Straight SIX by Jos Buttler, RR 11/1 after 1 over # FOUR! by Jos Buttler to Deepak Chahar# Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler comes out to bat in the middle.Chennai Super Kings Playing XI includes: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir.Rajasthan Royals Playing XI includes: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni. last_img read more

Walton leads VC XI in game to honour Chanderpaul today

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) – Chadwick Walton will captain the UWI Vice Chancellor’s XI against touring England in a 50-overs match here today which will be used to honour veteran former West Indies left-hander Shiv ChanderpaulJamaican Walton, who has already played all three formats for West Indies, leads a side which includes the likes of Youth World Cup stars Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul, along with Chanderpaul’s son, Tagenarine Chanderpaul.The game, which will be played at Warner Park, will see the senior Chanderpaul honoured with a special commemorative plaque for his outstanding contribution to West Indies cricket.Chanderpaul finished second in the West Indies all-time career aggregates with 11 867 runs in 164 Tests, only behind the imperious Brian Lara.His last Test was against England in Bridgetown two years ago.Tagenarine will receive the award on his father’s behalf.SQUAD – Chadwick Walton (captain), Amir Jangoo, Anthony Alleyne, Cameron Pennyfeather, Cassius Burton, Jermaine Levy, Kharry Pierre, Keemo Paul, Keon Harding, Obed McCoy, Shimron Hetmyer, Tagenarine Chanderpaul.last_img read more

Boiler up: UW set for Purdue

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald PhotoFor the third consecutive season, the Badgers have exploded out of the gate, exceeding all expectations with a surprisingly good start to their football season.However, third-year starting quarterback John Stocco knows all too well that as quickly as fans jump on the bandwagon of a team headed toward apparent success, they can jump right off it with one bad loss.”In this league, you can’t make a mistake against anybody, really,” Stocco said. “The thing about winning is when you keep winning, the games keep getting bigger and bigger, so that’s something that we understand and we just have to keep pushing forward.”And evident from UW’s 2004 loss at Michigan State and the 2005 loss at Northwestern, the Badgers have shown a propensity to lose to potentially weaker opponents on the road, derailing each respective season in one way or another.”We talk a lot about finishing,” Stocco said. “A lot of times, I think it’s just how the schedule goes, if you lose your first two games and win the rest of them, people will be talking about how great of a season you had, whereas if you lose one or two at the end, people will talk about the collapse and things like that.”While Wisconsin (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten) has not reached that climactic end of the season just yet — which will include games against Penn State and at Iowa — the Badgers have a chance to prove what they’re made of with a crucial road game at Purdue (5-2, 2-1) Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind.Perhaps the most intriguing matchup will be the Boilermakers’ pass offense versus the Badgers’ pass defense. Purdue quarterback Curtis Painter threw for a career-high 431 yards last week against Northwestern, a lofty accomplishment for playing in Joe Tiller’s pass-happy system.With the effort, Painter moved into third place in the country with 2,218 passing yards on the season. The Boilermakers rank fourth in Division I-A football at 327.1 yards per game through the air, largely due to junior wideout Dorien Bryant (41 receptions, 545 yards, three touchdowns).”Painter is a player that can definitely throw the football,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said. “He’s got more than a covey of receivers to throw to as well as the tight ends and the running backs. The thing I’ve kind of seen with Painter is he’s probably beginning to get more like [ex-Boilermaker standout Kyle] Orton was. He’s a guy that really can throw the short pass and the intermediate pass with a good amount of accuracy.”However, Painter and his wide receivers will have their hands full with a UW secondary that has improved with each week and is making a name for itself as one of the stingiest in the nation. Wisconsin ranks ninth in the NCAA in scoring defense (12.7 points per game), sixth in total defense (240 yards per) and, most importantly, third of all teams in defending the pass (a paltry 123.1 yards per contest).So, with two powers colliding, UW defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks said the Boilermakers will prove to be one of Wisconsin’s biggest challenges thus far in the season, at least from an aerial-attack standpoint.”They present a lot of challenges,” Cooks said. “Obviously, they’re leading the conference in a lot of pass categories, they’ve got some great wide receivers, the quarterback’s playing well.”The Boilermakers are averaging a smidgen under 40 pass attempts a game, far and away tops in the Big Ten. Comparatively, Stocco and the Badgers have thrown less than 25 times per game.”Any time you’re going to [see that many] passes per game, you better make sure that you’re where you need to be,” Cooks said. “They do a lot of different things on offense in the passing game, and we just got to be ready for the challenge.”Cooks said the game plan won’t change, Wisconsin will continue to play defense the way it has on the way to the 6-1 start.”We’ve made plays against everybody. We’ve just got to make more plays than we lose,” Cooks said. “The guys will be patient, we’ll try to challenge them when we can and do different things to help us out back there.”On the other side of the ball, Stocco leads an upstart offense against a suspect Purdue defense (last in the Big Ten in both scoring and total defense), along with running back P.J. Hill, only one of two backs in the country to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards so far.When asked if there was something special about this year’s Badger team, Stocco simply said the players continue to take things one day at a time and not think about past letdowns or possible future events.”Our mind is just on Purdue right now and that’s all we want to think about, we just know that there’s a lot of things that we have to pick up,” said the senior quarterback. “[This season is] what we make of it, we just got to stay focused. … We’ve just got to come out with a great attitude and just keep going.”last_img read more

Iowa officials confirm 38 new COVID-19 cases, two more Cerro Gordo County cases, state has 4th death

first_imgThe Associated Press contributed to this report DES MOINES —  Iowa health officials said Sunday that they have confirmed 38 more cases of COVID-19, including two more cases in Cerro Gordo County, and a fourth death has been reported.The Iowa Department of Public Health said the state now has 336 positive cases, up from 298 on Saturday. The latest death was a Linn County resident between the ages of 61 and 80.The new cases include 10 in Polk County, six in Linn County and four each in Johnson and Dubuque counties.The two new Cerro Gordo County cases were one adult aged 18-40, and a middle-aged adult aged 41-60. There now have been six confirmed cases in Cerro Gordo County. The other previous confirmed cases in our listening area include three in Hancock County, and single cases in Butler, Wright and Kossuth counties.The virus has now been found in 50 of Iowa’s 99 counties, and 51 Iowa residents remained hospitalized.The new cases include nine people who range in age from 18 to 40; 14 who are 41-60 years old; 14 who are older than 60; and one child younger than 18.last_img read more