Odds & Ends: Robert Fairchild Set for A Chorus Line & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Robert Fairchild Set for A Chorus LineTony nominee and singular sensation Robert Fairchild, along with a host of Broadway faves, will appear in A Chorus Line at the Hollywood Bowl July 29 through July 31. Directed and choreographed by Baayork Lee, Fairchild will take on the role of Mike, with Mara Davi and Jason Tam reprising their roles of Maggie and Paul from the 2006 Main Stem revival, respectively. There’ll also be Spencer Liff as Larry, Sabrina Bryan as Valerie, Ross Lynch as Mark and J. Elaine Marcos as Connie.Julie Andrews Teams Up With Muppet-MakersJulie Andrews is joining forces with Netflix and the Jim Henson Company for Julie’s Greenroom. The icon will star in the new preschool show, which is set to feature an all-new puppet cast of kids learning about the performing arts. Confirmed guest stars include Waitress’ Sara Bareilles, the Broadway-bound Josh Groban, Broadway supernova Idina Menzel, Tony winner David Hyde Pierce, Fairchild (again!) and Stomp. The series will premiere in early 2017.Susan Stroman to Helm Crazy for YouNice work if you can get it! Susan Stroman will direct a 25th anniversary concert performance of the Tony-winning Crazy For You; she received the first of her five Tony Awards for her choreography on the original production. The Gershwin musical comedy is scheduled to take place on February 19, 2017 at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall.New Frank Sinatra Musical in the WorksThey’ll do it their way! The Ambassador Theatre Group, which controls two Broadway theaters, is to produce a new stage musical based on the life of Frank Sinatra, in partnership with Stewart Till and Frank Sinatra Enterprises. The production, which is planned to open in 2018, will feature a number of hit songs from the crooner’s catalogue; script development is set to start shortly.Cursed Child’s Harry Potter Speaks OutAfter those Harry Potter and the Cursed Child pics, now comes a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot, including an interview with the titular star. The play, set 19 years after the end of J.K. Rowling’s original series, will begin performances at the West End’s Palace Theatre on June 7. “It’s just immeasurably exciting and I can’t wait to show it to people,” says Jamie Parker, who plays Harry, below. Muggles the world over quite agree! Robert Fairchild Robert Fairchild(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Star Fileslast_img read more

THRILLER: Rice’s overtime goal propels No. 16 Syracuse to 9-8 win over No. 6 Virginia

first_imgKevin Rice caught Dylan Donahue’s pass in overtime, turned toward the goal and rifled a shot that found its way past Virginia goalie Dan Marino.Rice hoisted his hands in the air and immediately “Tebowed” before getting pulverized by his teammates.The sophomore attack’s game-winning goal with one minute remaining in overtime ignited No. 16 Syracuse (2-1) to a thrilling 9-8 win over No. 6 Virginia (4-1) on Friday night at the Carrier Dome in front of 5,388 fans. Sparked by Matt Harris, JoJo Marasco and Donahue, the Orange used a 3-0 third quarter to pull ahead of the Cavaliers 7-6. After UVA responded and sent the game into overtime, Rice delivered the dagger.“I’ve been watching Syracuse and Virginia my entire life,” said Rice, who grew up in nearby Skaneateles, N.Y. “To be a part of that game and to be a part of a game like that was really special to me.”Rice stood five yards out on the left side of the field when Donahue made his move. The sharpshooter waited patiently in what he called his “sweet spot.” When the pass came, Rice reared up and cannoned the ball past Marino.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Well if I had to pick a spot on the field to shoot from it would be right there,” Rice said with a smile.After trailing 6-4 at the half, Syracuse defender Brian Megill said he was frustrated going into the locker room.  SU jumped out to a 4-2 lead but then surrendered four consecutive goals to the high-octane UVA offense.Owen Van Arsdale’s strike with five seconds left in the second quarter was the cherry on top of a disappointing half for the SU defense.“You can ask Bobby (Wardwell), I used some choice language that I don’t use often,” Megill said. “I think it really hit the guys home.”Syracuse responded with its second 4-0 run of the game, scoring three goals in the third quarter and halting Virginia’s momentum.Marasco and Donahue each scored in the final 1:10 on left-handed lasers, as SU reclaimed the lead, 7-6, heading into the final frame. Marasco’s strike gave him 100 points on his career and knotted the game at six. Matt Pratt extended the lead to two when he zipped a shot past Marino from 10 yards out early in the fourth.The Orange defense, meanwhile, held Virginia’s explosive offense scoreless in the third, led by Megill, who shut down Virginia’s leading scorer Mark Cockerton. Everywhere Cockerton went the Syracuse defense swarmed him, strategically implementing periodic double – even triple – teams to stop the prolific goal scorer.“We prepared for Virginia all week and I thought we were playing kind of soft in the first half,” Megill said. “It really showed how good our players can be with our backs against the wall. My hat goes off to all the guys, especially on the offense, for really buckling down.”But that buckle came unclamped minutes later. Virginia was far from finished.After UVA’s Charlie Streep cut the deficit to one on an unassisted goal, Matt White tied the score at eight less than a minute later as the Syracuse faithful stood stunned. Hands rested on heads and those heads shook from side to side, as the previously rambunctious crowd turned silent.Despite a slew of chances, Syracuse was unable to score in the game’s final minutes, as the contest went into overtime.SU head coach John Desko implored his team to not force shots against the Cavalier zone all night. Virginia’s unyielding defense made it tough for the Orange to generate looks at the end of regulation and during overtime.“The zone will always slow you down,” Desko said. “When a team plays zone defense you really have to work hard to get high-quality shots. We preach to our guys when we practice zone offense, ‘Don’t force it in there right away.’”And on the game’s final play the Orange didn’t force anything. Instead, Syracuse worked the ball around, holding for the last shot, and this time its patience proved virtuous. Rice’s game-winner sent the fans into a frenzy, as SU picked up just its third win over the Cavaliers in the teams’ last 11 meetings.Megill said he was thrilled that Syracuse held Virginia under 10 goals and he said the Cavaliers weren’t used to playing against a team that brought as much pressure as the Orange.When Rice converted, Megill sprinted toward the net to congratulate his goalkeeper, as jubilation ended on Syracuse’s side in a back-and-forth game.“It was amazing,” Megill said. “To get that final goal, especially after losing to Albany in double overtime, it feels like you just won a national championship.” Comments Published on March 2, 2013 at 12:18 am Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Kofi Woods Calls on FAWUL to Show Love in Leadership

first_imgAtty. Sam Kofi Woods described forests as of vital importance for the livelihood of millions of West Africans and that they provide key ecosystem services of local and global importance.-Blamed Liberians for giving a bad definition of public serviceFormer Minister of Labour and Public Works, Atty. Samuel Kofi Woods, II, has called on the newly elected leadership of the Firestone Agricultural Workers’ Union of Liberia (FAWUL) to show love to their fellow workers.According to Atty. Woods, leaders that love their people will not steal from them, buy expensive cars, build big houses and leave them in poverty, pain, and suffering.“So today I have come to you to speak on two important things in our society ‘Love and Service,’” said Woods, who served as keynote speaker at a program marking the induction ceremony of FAWUL’s new leadership over the weekend in Harbel City, Margibi County.“The first thing is love. The Bible says that the greatest of all is love. It also says love thy neighbor as yourself. But, too many times leaders don’t understand these biblical verses; too many times they see one another and pretend to be in love, but loving thy neighbor is more than the romantic love we show to one another. It is deeper than we understand it,” Mr. Woods said.He told the gathering that people who are elected to serve need to understand the real meaning of love for the people they serve.Atty. Woods said, “If you are elected and you understand that you are called upon to love thy neighbor as thyself, then you will not steal from them. When you are called to love thy neighbor as thyself; you will not prioritize buying your own cars or building your own houses.”Woods further noted that if one is called to love his neighbor as himself, he must realize that their progress must be linked to the progress of their neighbors and they will realize that they don’t have to be rich at the detriment of the suffering and agony of their neighbors.“Too many times, we think that we must exploit people and fail to realize that we can do well and by doing good, we do well to ourselves. We must realize that we must do good and by doing so we will give life a purpose of living. That is why in our world today, we see the pains of people begging, we see the difficulties of the challenges to put bread on the table of people because we fail to love each other.“We fail to love each other because we feel that to exploit others is good. Love does not mean to be better off than your friends. When friends and brothers combine their love for one another, their lives can be better off.“So, my friends of FAWUL, my brothers and sisters, I have been on this road for a very long time with you and I have come knowing the workers in different ways and appreciate not only their suffering but their dignity and perseverance,” he said.Atty. Woods called on the FAWUL new leadership to show love to the workers by ensuring that the next Collective Bargain Agreement between the Workers and the Firestone Management will improve the lives of workers of the plantation who are living beyond the trees and crying for justice.Atty. Woods again made reference to the Holy Bible and “The Bible says the greatest among you shall be your servant. Too many times, we misinterpret leadership; we think we have to be served. Some believe that as leaders, we must take charge of everything, but we are called to serve.”He said those in a position today must reflect on the time that they will be on the other side of the table. “As a Minister of Labour, you must enact laws and policies, so that when you are no longer a minister and you are now an employer or employee you must respect those same policies and laws; you will recognize them to be just and fair. So when you are a minister or leader, you must see your policies and actions from the other end of the table. You must also see service as a possibility to lead honestly and walk the street with dignity. This is the importance of public service.”Atty. Woods, however, noted that too many times “we think that service is about getting rich or we see service about getting your children better off than those of your neighbors. This is not service. We see public service from a different perspective.”He blamed Liberians for giving bad definition to public service, noting that “if you don’t steal, we don’t honor you. If you don’t corrupt, we don’t love you. We appreciate those who corrupt and steal from us. Those who abuse us are those we honor. We need to change our value of service because how we define it is wrong. So, we as a people ourselves have a problem and we should change our mentality of how we see public service.”He called on the workers of FAWUL to encourage their leaders not to steal from them, but to help them become accountable and better stewards. He said that workers of Firestone have a lot to offer not only to the company but to Liberia.Woods admonished the new FAWUL leadership to continue with the conversation with the management noting that they too understand the benefits it brings.“Today working along with workers, management and government we have a High School to be proud of and this is a success story for all,” he said.The Chairman of the Leadership of the FAWUL, Abel Fallah Ngigie said that Liberia is rich but underdeveloped and its citizens are poor and suffering due to bourgeois concessional agreements signed by past and present leaders and as such, foreigners are exploiting the country’s natural resources on a daily basis, while other Liberians are fronting for these “so-called foreign investors.”He added that such unwholesome practices that benefit the few and punish the majority must be brought to book, especially under the Agenda of the Pro-Poor Government.“It is, therefore, our fervent hope that the management, the union and the government will co-exist in fostering industrial peace and harmony on this plantation, while at the same time ensuring that our members are treated with dignity.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Play Your Part ambassador destined to take the world stage by storm

first_imgAll the world’s a stage’, this rings true for 27-year-old Play Your Part Ambassador Luntu Vuyisa Masiza, who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Live Performance from The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA) along with two awards for best male performance on a stage production and best male performance in a television production.Luntu was awarded the 2017 Fleur du Cap Theatre Award for Most Promising Student and the Czech Republic’s, Setkani/Encounter Theatre Director’s Special Award for his performance in The Island, which was directed by Chris Weare. Luntu’s journey now continues as he perfects his craft by pursuing his MA at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).RADA is a drama school in London, that provides training for film, television and theatre. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious drama schools in the United Kingdom, founded in 1904 by Herbert Beerbohm Tree.“My journey has not been easy, I have had many challenges that have come my way in investing in my craft and these challenges have helped to shape my character, but I am so determined to grow as a storyteller because this is what I love doing”, writes Luntu in his motivation letter.Tackling the international stage to learn, enhance his work as an actor and find his voice as a storyteller. Luntu calls on citizens to play their part and assist in fulfilling his dream by donating towards his fundraising target. He is eager to fly the South African flag for the world to see.The creative industries have proven to be strong nation builders that showcase a country’s strengths to enhance its reputation and image. These industries are rich in authentic stories and talented individuals which contributes to the Nation Brand’s competitiveness. For more information on how you can play your part click here #GetInvolved #PlayYourPartPhoto credit: @masiza_luntulast_img read more

Giant-slaying Ceres will show Tianjin respect, not fear, says Schrock

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers The Busmen travel to China to face Tianjin Quianjian on Tuesday in a playoff with the winner advancing to the group stage. No Filipino club has gotten this far in the most prestigious club competition in the continent.But for Ceres, the rise has been remarkable considering that the club was just formed in 2012 and played in the now defunct AFC President’s Cup where it failed to progress past the group stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We absolutely deserve the win, and we as a team are so proud of this achievement,” said Ceres midfielder Stephan Schrock. “This is the biggest success for Philippine club history, and I think also the biggest upset in the history of Australian football.”Two goals from Bienve Maranon and another striker from Omid Nazari proved enough for the Busmen to overcome the Roar, prompting the Australian club to apologize for its performance. Even after a tough outing against Shan United of Myanmar, Schrock said the Busmen never wavered in their belief that they can create a stir in the tournament. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/STEPHEN TANPhilippines Football League champion Ceres Negros’ stunning upset of Brisbane Roar sent shockwaves in world football on Tuesday night, but for the Bacolod club, the triumph was a reward for the commitment and work put in by the players in an effort to enhance the country’s reputation in Asia.Making their debut in the AFC Champions League preliminary round, the Busmen came from a goal down to beat the Roar, 3-2, in a result described by Australian pundits as “embarrassing” for the third place team of the A-League last season.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “We will show them respect as all the other teams we faced, but we have to be fearless and with a clear belief,” he said. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:38Duterte orders probe on radio broadcaster slay in Dumaguete01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Karatekas seek swift end to PKF controversy “I knew that we can beat Brisbane since the day we became champions (in the PFL),” said Schrock. “I started thinking and believing about the win against Shan and Brisbane during holidays.”Maranon said playing free from the burden of expectation proved key for the squad.“We went to enjoy the experience and didn’t put ourselves under any undue pressure, that was the point,” he said. “As a result, the atmosphere among the team was very relaxed and that was reflected on the pitch.”Tianjin poses a more difficult test for Ceres with its slew of Chinese internationals and a couple of high profile players in Alexander Pato and Axel Witsel.But Schrock said the mindset will not change even against stronger opposition.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stinglast_img read more

10 months agoINSIDER: Man Utd boss Solskjaer can be stubborn b*****d

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Man Utd boss Solskjaer can be stubborn b*****dby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveKristiansund coach Christian Michelsen is delighted for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over his early success at Manchester United.Solskjaer has won the first five games of his time in charge.Michelsen told VG: “For someone who has been in his circle of friends, this is unreal. The whole thing is really surreal. Ole Gunnar has lifted a sinking ship with lots of negativity and whining. What he is experiencing now is great.”This tells me about everything in football if you are good, work hard and have potential. Ole Gunnar has stepped up the path for all of us with Norwegian passports not only once, but twice. He bursts boundaries. “Ole has always been a stubborn b*****d who has set goals that he wants to achieve. You talk about the smiling, kind Ole Gunnar – but the devil: He is also a winner who is not afraid to say so when it is needed. At the same time, he is associated with the good values that Norwegians have. And that’s Ole Gunnar: He is one of the people.” last_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton pair Josh Sims and Alfie Jones return from loans

first_imgSouthampton pair Josh Sims and Alfie Jones return from loansby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton winger Josh Sims and defender Alfie Jones have both returned to the club from loan spells at Reading and St Mirren respectively.21-year-old Sims made 18 appearances for Reading during the opening half of the campaign, and now begins work at Staplewood Campus again under Ralph Hasenhüttl.North of the border, Jones gained valuable experience as he made 15 appearances in the Scottish Premiership for the Buddies, scoring two goals in the process.He too will have the chance to impress the new boss having returned to the south coast. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

14 days agoAlexandre Lacazette on brink of Arsenal training return

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Alexandre Lacazette on brink of Arsenal training returnby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlexandre Lacazette is on the brink of a training return at Arsenal next week.The 28-year-old has not featured in any of Arsenal’s previous seven matches due an ankle injury.Lacazette started the season in good form, scoring in the north London derby with rivals Tottenham to take his tally to two goals in three appearances.However the Frenchman also picked up a knock in that clash and has failed to prove his fitness since, but the Metro says he will join in with first-team duties after the international break.Boss Unai Emery will be keen for his frontman to return in time for their next Premier League match away at Sheffield United on October 21. last_img read more

4-Star LB Has Miami, Michigan State, Missouri Hats On Table, Commits To Tennessee Anyway

first_imgA high end zone view of Neyland Stadium(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)For a few minutes, Tennessee Volunteers fans were a bit confused as to why four-star linebacker recruit Quart’e Sapp was no longer considering playing for their program. After all, it was just a few days ago that Sapp officially narrowed his decision down to four schools – Michigan State, Missouri, Miami (FL) and Tennessee. But the high school senior was actually pulling a fast one on Vols fans – while he only had three hats on the table in front of him, he pulled a fourth one out to commit to UT. Check it out, via 247 Sports’ Jake Rowe.Sapp is now the 15th Tennessee commit ranked four stars or better by 247 Sports. UT’s class is rated fourth overall.last_img

Video: A Crowd Of Cameron Crazies Greeted Duke’s Bus When It Returned To Campus Last Night

first_imgCameron Crazies go nuts after win.Cameron CraziesDuke’s team bus probably didn’t get back to campus until after midnight last night, but the campus wasn’t quiet following the Blue Devils’ 74-73 win at North Carolina. As the team pulled up, it was greeted by a loud and joyous contingent of Cameron Crazies. Luke Kennard, Brandon Ingram and others were mobbed as they exited the bus. Coach K even stopped and interacted with a few crowd members.Duke posted a cool video on Instagram documenting the scene. That’s why the Crazies are known for being some of the most dedicated fans in the country.last_img