This Week’s Picks! Broadway Bares, Jim Parsons & More

first_imgHey, you, trying to jimmy open a fire hydrant to beat the increasing heat! First off, don’t do that. Second, we’re pretty sure a spork is not the right tool for the job. A much better, less sweaty use of your time is available. We’ve got a seminar on everything Fantasticks, a new play featuring a former Broadway.com vlogger, and the return of Broadway Bares. Get ready for this week’s picks! Commit to Significant OtherBegins June 18 at Laura Pels TheatreWicked’s Lindsay Mendez is one of our favorites, so we’re very excited to see her in a show. This time around, it’s the new comedy-drama Significant Other about a single New Yorker (Gideon Glick) who finds it increasingly difficult to hang out with his trio of girlfriends as they get married—and his Mr. Right remains missing. Tony nominee Barbara Barrie also stars. Click for tickets! See Jim Parsons Do Studio WorkJune 18 on BravoJim Parsons, currently on Broadway in An Act of God, visits Inside the Actor’s Studio, which provides a meaty forum for the talented comedian to talk about his theater days in Houston, his personal life, and other eye-openers. You’re bound to walk away having learned something. Or you can hone your Lipton impression (“Bernard Pivot!”). It’s totally up to you! Sing Standards with Tony DanzaBegins June 16 at Cafe CarlyleA year ago, if we asked if you were down for Tony Danza performing selections from the American Songbook, your response would have been a confused stare. But after his exquisite work in Jason Robert Brown’s Honeymoon in Vegas, you swoon at the idea. Here you go! Danza, fresh from his Broadway triumph, begins a two-week stint (through June 27) at Cafe Carlyle with Tony Danza: Standards and Stories. Click for tickets! View Comments Behold Buff Broadway BodsJune 21 at the Hammerstein BallroomBroadway Bares returns to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS with its 25th edition, “Top Bottoms of Burlesque,” a tautly choreographed piece of—oh, let’s be honest, when it’s Broadway Bares, it doesn’t matter what songs they do. In fact, why are we even still writing this? Well, we could include our grocery list: Milk. Gin. Peanut butter cups. Oh, forget it, go off and have a good time staring at lithe bodies. We’ll see you next week. Click for tickets! Go Down Fantasticks Memory LaneJune 20, The Theater CenterThe Fantasticks is a New York institution, so it’s easy to forget how that designation was earned. Time for a reminder! The Theater Center is hosting Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Fantasticks But Were Afraid To Ask, an all-day affair that features appearances by writer and director Tom Jones, previous cast members, author Robert Viagas (The Amazing Story of The Fantasticks), and a matinee performance of the long-running musical. Click for tickets!last_img read more

Merrick Teen Charged With Head-on Drugged-driving Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Merrick teenager has been arrested for driving while high on drugs, veering into the opposite lane of traffic and causing a head-on crash on Ocean Parkway on Tuesday night, police said.Cody Becker, 19, was driving a GMC Denali westbound west of Tobay Beach when the SUV crossed over the center median, into the eastbound lanes and struck a Honda Accord traveling in the opposite direction shortly after 8 p.m., New York State police said.The 62-year-old Oak Beach man driving the car was airlifted to Nassau University Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.Becker was treated and released for minor injuries at NUMC. His was not injured.Becker was charged with reckless endangerment, vehicular assault, driving while ability impaired by drugs and unlawful possession of marijuana.He will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

Modric: My season deserved recognition

first_imgLuka Modric believes Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are out of this world, but feels his campaign deserved to be recognised with FIFA’s Best Men’s Player award.The Real Madrid and Croatia star claimed the prize ahead of Ronaldo and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah on Monday.Modric helped Madrid win the Champions League before claiming the Golden Ball at the World Cup, where he led Croatia to the final. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! While the midfielder was full of praise for Ronaldo and Messi, who were both notably absent from the ceremony, he said his season was also worthy of recognition.”I am happy because other players are recognised, the ones before deserved to win but couldn’t do it,” Modric said.”The goals are important, especially players like Cristiano and Messi are apart from this world. They are the two players of the world.”But other players have to be recognised when they have a good year. I am happy it happened this way and I hope it happens in the future with other midfielders or defenders.”Congratulations, Luka Modric Winner of #TheBest FIFA Men’s Player 2018 #FIFAFootballAwards pic.twitter.com/D489MswXug — #TheBest (@FIFAcom) September 24, 2018 Croatia fell just short of a fairytale World Cup title, losing to France in the final in Russia.Modric, 33, said he would happily give up his individual honours for the World Cup title.”Of course I would change everything to have won in Russia. For me, the team is always more important,” he said.”And I would of course change all my individual trophies for that trophy to be World Cup champions.”But of course this is also recognition for all the hard work, for the season that I had for Real Madrid and the national team. And for this I am happy that people recognise me as the best for this year.”last_img read more

Mexican Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel takes 50th career pole, Lewis Hamilton qualifies third

first_imgFerrari’s Sebastian Vettel seized his 50th Formula One pole position at the Mexican Grand Prix on Saturday with title rival Lewis Hamilton third on the grid and poised for a fourth world championship.The German now has a great chance to win Sunday’s race, barring any recurrence of Ferrari’s recent reliability problems, but he also knows the title outcome is out of his hands.Hamilton has a 66-point lead over Vettel, a four-times champion, and the Mercedes driver will become Britain’s first quadruple title holder with two races to spare if he finishes fifth.”It depends on Lewis. For us, we go all out. We deserve a good result so let’s see what we can do tomorrow,” Vettel told reporters.Hamilton, last year’s winner from pole, had expected a difficult session and congratulated the German on his milestone.”I tried to deny him but it wasn’t to be. It was a difficult session and it has been a difficult weekend,” said the Briton, who holds the all-time record of 72 pole positions and was chasing his 10th of the season.”They did a great job and their car was working better than ours this weekend, but I am still there in the fight,” added the 32-year-old, who feared overtaking would be difficult at the high-altitude Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who had looked like becoming the sport’s youngest pole-sitter until Vettel’s late final lap of one minute 16.488 seconds, qualified alongside Vettel on the front row.Hamilton was 0.446 seconds off Vettel’s time.advertisementSTEWARDS INVESTIGATIONVerstappen had risked losing his front-row slot after being summoned to the stewards for allegedly impeding Hamilton’s team mate Valtteri Bottas in the second phase of the session, but they decided to take no further action.The Dutch driver, who has had several run-ins with stewards and was demoted from third to fourth after last weekend’s U.S. Grand Prix for exceeding track limits, was already frustrated not to be starting from the top slot.”Second is good but not given the way it went. I really wanted that pole position,” said the 20-year-old, who played down the incident.”It’s his own problem if he outbrakes himself at the next corner. I was on the inside and didn’t hold him up,” he told Sky Sports television. “I moved to the inside and was past the point where you go to the right. I don’t see an incident.”Bottas, who said Verstappen had definitely ruined his lap, will start alongside Hamilton in fourth place with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen fifth.French driver Esteban Ocon qualified sixth and ahead of Force India team mate and local hero Sergio Perez, who will line up a disappointing 10th.The two team mates had several spats earlier in the season, with Ocon accusing the Mexican of trying to kill him at the Belgian Grand Prix in August and receiving death threats on social media.The pair have subsequently mended fences and Perez has called on his fans to show respect to his team mate.Australian Daniel Ricciardo qualified seventh with the Renault pairing of Nico Hulkenberg and Carlos Sainz in eighth and ninth.Ricciardo said he had struggled to get the tyres up to temperature.”This afternoon should have been a breeze to warm the tyres up and get them going so that’s where it’s more confusing,” he said.”If we figure it out and get back to the car we had for the rest of the weekend then I think we can race up to a podium. I was helpless in that qualifying.”New Zealander Brendon Hartley, in only his second race for Toro Rosso, qualified 13th after stopping on track during the second phase with engine problems that could herald a grid penalty.last_img read more