Full Cast Set for Bullets Over Broadway Tour

first_img View Comments Calling all playwrights, mobsters, movie stars and hot dogs! The cast is now set for the national tour of Bullets Over Broadway, based on Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath’s 1994 film of the same name. Michael Williams will take on the role of David Shayne, leading an ensemble cast that includes Emma Stratton as Helen Sinclair and Jeffrey Brooks as Cheech.The production, directed by Jeff Whiting, who worked on the original Broadway mounting, will kick off in Cleveland on October 6, 2015. The tour will make several stops across the U.S. including Seattle and Houston.Also in the lineup for the production is Bradley Allan Zarr as Warner Purcell, Michael Corvino as Nick Valenti, Hannah Deflumeri as Ellen, Rick Grossman as Julian Marx, Jemma Jane as Olive Neal and Rachel Bahler as Eden Brent.Rounding out the cast are Blaire Baker, Mary Callahan, Jake Corcoran, Elizabeth Dugas, Carissa Fiorillo, Patrick Graver, Andrew Hendrick, Lainee Hunter, Justin Jutras, Brian Thomas Martin, Conor McGiffin, Andrew Metzgar, Corinne Munsch, Kaylee Olson, Joey Ortolani, Kelly Peterson, Lexie Plath and Ian Saunders.Bullets Over Broadway tells the story of an aspiring playwright in 1920s New York who is forced to cast a mobster’s talentless girlfriend in his new show in order to have it produced on the Great White Way. The tuner features existing hits from the 1920s, including “Let’s Misbehave,” “Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do” and “There’s a New Day Comin’!”The original production, directed by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman, premiered on the Great White Way in 2014 at the St. James Theatre. The production received six Tony-Award nominations, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Choreography.last_img read more

UK, local NGO roll out digital public health project for W. Java’s remote communities

first_imgThe British Embassy said in a statement on Monday that in the long term, the project would promote community-based internet access in Kasepuhan Ciptagelar areas, while also supporting digital literacy to strengthen the capacity building of the local community.Meanwhile, the Common Room aims to develop a viable model and scale up the effort to include other indigenous communities in Indonesia, which could be a major step on that road to ensure every Indonesian, no matter where they live, has access to the internet.“However, in the short term the project has been rapidly tweaked to help fight COVID-19. It means we need to get important health information out to everyone, as quickly as possible, in their local language,” the statement said.Programs agreed on by the British Embassy Jakarta and the Common Room include the production of conventional and digital media content as a vehicle for delivering credible COVID-19 information using approaches adapted to local languages and culture that can be easily understood by the local community. An e-book in Sundanese has already been produced and will be disseminated across West Java.British Ambassador to Indonesia Owen Jenkins said the UK was keen to find some way to help Indonesia face COVID-19. “We had this project starting with Common Room Network Foundation, so we quickly worked with them to tweak it so we could make sure that vital health messages – delivered through both traditional and digital media – could reach everyone,” he said. “We hope that after this is achieved, the project can focus on making sure this community gets the full benefits of the internet.”Common Room project lead Gustaff Iskandar thanked the British Embassy for its support for the project.“We believe this will grow into a fruitful collaboration and will strengthen people-to-people connections between the UK and Indonesia,” he said.Topics : The government of the United Kingdom, in partnership with local NGO Common Room Network Foundation, has launched a project that aims to provide wider internet access to remote communities in West Java.The two-year project, worth £190,000 (US$232,865), will provide internet access to the people of Kasepuhan Ciptagelar – an ethnic community group that lives in some of the most remote areas in West Java.This project is a part of the UK’s Prosperity Fund Digital Access Programme in Indonesia, which has a budget of up to £16.5 million over four years.last_img read more

Schneidman: Clock management shouldn’t factor into Scott Shafer job status debate

first_imgSyracuse didn’t lose 58-0 on Saturday. Scott Shafer didn’t show up intoxicated. Luke Arciniega and Parris Bennett – both ruled out for the game in the third quarter – weren’t pressured to play hurt.The firings of Al Golden at Miami, Steve Sarkisian at Southern California and Tim Beckman at Illinois in the past two-plus months centered around immediate, glaring issues that Syracuse isn’t dealing with.Shafer called a timeout.In hindsight, it gave Florida State too much time to march down the field and start a 28-0 run. But even in hindsight, Syracuse couldn’t know Ryan Norton’s kickoff would dribble 23 yards downfield, allowing the Seminoles to start a drive at their own 42-yard line.Coaches shouldn’t lose their jobs because of hindsight, which is what significant criticism of Shafer has arisen from. Three times this year, he’s made clock management decisions that came back to bite.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAgainst Central Michigan, he called timeout with 15 seconds left and Syracuse leading by seven to set up the defense. Arciniega sacked CMU quarterback Cooper Rush the play before and both teams were scrambling to the line of scrimmage. After the timeout, Rush threw a 27-yard touchdown pass on the next play to force overtime.Against Virginia, Shafer declined to call a timeout after the Cavaliers fell short on a third-and-11 with less than a minute remaining in regulation. Instead of stopping the clock, forcing UVA to kick a field goal and having time to potentially win the game, Shafer allowed Virginia to let the clock run to two seconds before forcing overtime and winning the game in the third extra period.And on Saturday, he called SU’s second timeout with 1:01 left in the second quarter and Syracuse down 14. The Orange would get the ball to start the second half and have a chance to tie if it scored to end the half. Instead of Syracuse letting the clock run and presumably punching the ball in, Eric Dungey scored with 56 seconds left. Norton’s kick gave FSU plenty of time to stretch a lead that would only grow.“We wanted to make sure we were organized, got the best play on the football field, plus our guys looked gassed and I thought we’d give them another second to get a little energy before we punch it in,” Shafer said. “More than anything else, just to give ‘em a shot to juice. We had to score there. We had to get a touchdown.”Postgame, offensive coordinator Tim Lester said if Syracuse didn’t score on second down, he wanted to have enough time to huddle on third down without calling SU’s final timeout. If the Orange didn’t score on third, he wanted time to be left on the clock so Syracuse could use its last timeout to either kick a field goal or go for it on fourth down.In the timeout Syracuse did use, Lester drew up plays for second and third down. If Syracuse had let the clock run, he couldn’t have saved time – valuable seconds if Dungey didn’t score on second – by laying out multiple plays at once.“So with a minute time and three downs, you feel like you’re kind of in control,” Lester said, “unless you score right away, which is what happened.”Syracuse is reeling after a 3-0 start, coming off a blowout loss to a far superior conference opponent. It gave up 89 combined points to South Florida and Virginia, both teams that had one win at the time. It stayed close with a ranked Pittsburgh team, but a last-second field goal put the dagger in the fourth game of what is now a five-game losing streak.Louisville is up next and the Cardinals have won four of five games after losing its first three. No. 3 Clemson comes to the Carrier Dome. N.C. State QB Jacoby Brissett has the second-most passing touchdowns in the ACC and only one interception in 223 attempts. Boston College has the conference’s best scoring defense.If Syracuse salvages a bowl berth, Shafer is king to fans. If not, he’s the target.Let the debate over Shafer’s job status commence if Syracuse, the entire team he’s the head coach of, actually becomes bowl ineligible. But a timeout from him, something always with a reason, shouldn’t spark that debate.“It’s not as simple as just, is the clock moving or isn’t it moving,” Shafer said. “Circumstances aren’t always what they seem.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Ryan Norton’s ‘bad kick’ costs Syracuse late 1st-half TD in loss to SeminolesVisual breakdown: How FSU’s Travis Rudolph burned Syracuse’s secondaryFSU running back Jacques Patrick uses big stature to bulldoze Syracuse defenseFSU backup QB Sean Maguire roasts Syracuse in blowout wincenter_img Published on November 1, 2015 at 7:32 pmlast_img read more

Forget the title, derby defeat leaves Man Utd fighting for top four

first_imgDespite spending more than City in the summer transfer window, the Portuguese coach has routinely trotted out the excuse that he was not backed enough in the market to mount a title challenge.Mourinho’s latest justification was that City had an easier week to prepare having thrashed Southampton and Shakhtar Donetsk 6-1 and 6-0 respectively at home, while United fought to the end to secure 2-1 wins at Bournemouth and Juventus.“I told the players already that one thing is to win two matches at home six to zero, be fresh and relaxed physically and mentally,” he added.“Another thing is two matches away, where the second one is against Juventus, where you fight like animals, and not just a physical effort but a mental effort. The pressure before and during the game. And I think some of the boys felt it.”However, United made things difficult for themselves with what Mourinho himself described as a “chaotic” first-half display at Bournemouth and needing a famous win in Turin after failing to beat both the Italian champions and Valencia at home in the Champions League.United also lost Paul Pogba’s presence in the derby after he played through the pain barrier against his old club in midweek and was not fit to feature at the Etihad.Mourinho bemoaned the Frenchman’s absence meant Marouane Fellaini had to play the 90 minutes and was not fresh for an aerial bombardment off the bench when Anthony Martial’s penalty reduced United’s deficit to 2-1 after goals early in both halves from David Silva and Sergio Aguero put City in command. – Champagne football – Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United can forget trying to challenge Manchester City until they can even compete for a place in the Premier League top four, Jose Mourinho confessed as his side were outclassed in a 3-1 derby defeat by the English champions on Sunday.A fourth league loss of the season leaves United already 12 points adrift of their local rivals just 12 games into the new campaign.Of even more concern for Mourinho’s job prospects, the Red Devils are now also seven points adrift of the top four, putting Champions League qualification for next season at risk.Indeed, eighth-placed United are now as close to Cardiff in the relegation zone as they are to City.“We knew that there is a difference in potential (with City),” said Mourinho, whose side finished second in the Premier League last season, albeit a record 19 points behind City’s 100-point tally.“Since the beginning of the season, we knew that our second position last season was a fantastic achievement for us, and this season we are going to fight for the top four.”Yet Mourinho’s tune was very different on his last visit to the Etihad when United spoiled City’s chance to seal the title in the derby by coming from 2-0 down to win 3-2.“The point is can we improve enough to catch them next season?” Mourinho said that day in April, but has only overseen a collapse in United’s ambitions since.center_img Instead, Martial’s spot-kick remained United’s only shot on target, while City sealed the game in a manner that emphasised the gulf in class between the sides.Ilkay Gundogan provided the final flourish to a 44-pass move five minutes from time.It was champagne football that showed why City are champions and United struggling to make the Champions League.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Startl’s Accelerator Program for Ed-Tech Startups Now Accepting Applications

first_imgaudrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#events#start center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Early stage education technology startups can now apply for Startl‘s second annual accelerator program. The program offers ed-tech startups a three-month residency in New York City and an opportunity to work with the social venture Startl and the tech accelerator DreamIt Ventures.The program involves mentorship from marketing, business development, brand building, and customer acquisition experts, all with a special emphasis on the education technology industry. There’s no funding associated with the program but like most accelerators, it culminates in a pitch day where each team gets to present to potential investors.“This is an exciting time for education entrepreneurism,” says Diana Rhoten, Start’s co-founder. “The first year of our collaboration with DreamIt Ventures graduated a cohort of four companies, two of which have gone on to receive further outside funding.” Noting his excitement that this summer’s program will be held in New York City, VC Fred Wilson says that “programs like the one Startl has developed are essential to ensuring that the best and the brightest entrepreneurs get to market as quickly and smartly as possible, especially in markets like education where innovation has been elusive.”Applications are due March 16, and the program begins May 16.last_img read more

MFLN “Network News” – February 2017

first_imgCalendar* by Dafne Cholet (Flickr, CC0)The past year has been one of change, collaboration, and innovation for the MFLN. We started 2016 by implementing a new approach to program planning and delivery: identifying timely and relevant issue-driven content reflecting the professional development needs of our audiences. We also shifted to a collaborative planning approach, which helps us address issues from multidisciplinary standpoints. Finally, we began shifting program delivery from lecture-style content delivery to problem-centered learning approaches that rely on our audience members’ participation and experience. These shifts in programming resulted in seven collaborative webinars, five “Lunch and Learn” sessions (discussion sessions as follow-ups to webinars), and two open-forum webinars. Across the network, you may have noticed some of these changes as a part of your participation experience: an increased use of case studies, intentional interaction in webinars and social media, and dedicated “chat times” in webinars; blog posts responding to questions and issues raised in webinar chats; expanding webinar conversations to our social media platforms; and programming topics that reflect your requests. We are just getting started on these new approaches and will continue to refine our work as we move into another new year of programming!We also welcomed several new staff members in 2016: Caitlyn Brown and Bari Sobelson joined Family Development at Valdosta State as information specialist and social media specialist, respectively; Alicia Cassels joined the leadership team as evaluation consultant; Kristen DiFilippo joined Nutrition & Wellness as professional education coordinator at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; and Mitch McCormick joined Community Capacity Building as social media specialist at Cornell. New staff and old have been instrumental in implementing programming changes and also in keeping the MFLN mission at the center of all we do. We are grateful not only to our brilliant and dedicated staff, but also to our colleagues at the Department of Defense and across the Cooperative Extension System for helping to make 2016 one of our most productive and successful years yet.We also want to thank YOU, our audience members, for your continued participation and support! In 2016 alone, 5,725 of you attended our 50 live webinars and 3 virtual learning events. In total, you earned 7,727.5 continuing education credits (way to go!). We ended the year with 26,742 Facebook likes, 3,445 Twitter followers, and 94 LinkedIn group members. Please keep up the pace for 2017, and let us hear from you! We want to know what issues are important to you. We want to hear about your professional experiences. We want you all to have the opportunity to learn not only with us, but from each other. Interact with us during webinars, on social media, and on our blog pages. Contact the staff of the CAs to let them know about your professional development needs, facilitators you would like to interact with, and ideas for future programming. Please let us know how we can continue to serve you as you continue another year of service to our nation’s military families.Don’t forget to check out our upcoming webinars for February! If you do not currently receive the MFLN “Network News” to your inbox each month, we invite you to subscribe.last_img read more

After scripting Team India’s success story, coach Gary Kirsten makes Proteas No 1 in all formats

first_imgAfter scripting India’s success story in the international cricket, its former South African coach Gary Kirsten has been busy repeating the show for his home team. Even as Team India continue to miss Guru Gary post their ICC World Cup 2011 feat, the wily coach has now scripted unprecedented success by guiding the South Africans to the summit in all three formats of the game.South Africa’s crushing 80-run win over England on Tuesday’s ODI helped the team stamp their supremacy by becoming the first to hold the No 1 ranking in all 3 formats.South Africa’s historic triumph is a testament to the magic of the man who first steered the Indians to the summit in Tests and One Day Internationals (ODIs) before returning to his home team to guide his very own to unparalleled history.Under the able guidance of Kirsten, the South Africans have clearly looked a class apart — solid and clinical — raising the bar in all formats. His crystal clear mantra and behind the scenes approach has powered the Proteas to some fantastic wins in Tests, ODIs and Twenty-20s in the last 12 months. Their performances highlight South Africa’s dominance.Understandably, South Africa’s skipper in the shorter formats A.B. De Villers was delighted at his team’s remarkable achievement. He, however, insisted that the ranking game was a mere bonus for the side and not their primary goal.In the past, the South Africans have had the infamous tag of chokers. However, Kirsten as their coach has managed to instil in his boys some much-needed self-belief and intent to be all-conquering. These proved to be the factors that helped South Africa scale the summit of Test cricket, ODIs and T20s.Packed with an array of match winners and a quality support staff, the Proteas have truly emerged as the team to beat.South African Test captain Graeme Smith said earlier this month: “I am proud of each guy (in the team). I think there was contribution across the board. There wasn’t just one or two individuals that carried us. Everyone stepped up when they needed to.”From following tried and tested methods to adopting the extreme, Kirsten has shown willingness to go beyond the obvious to guide his team to the peak. While the potent Proteas unit might have scripted history in England, their coach can certainly be trusted that he would not rest until he guides his men to World Cup glory come 2015 down under.advertisementlast_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

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