Ensemble Announced for On the Twentieth Century, Starring Kristin Chenoweth

first_imgAll aboard! Additional casting has been announced for the new Broadway revival of the classic tuner On the Twentieth Century, starring Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher. Mamie Parris (Wicked), Preston Truman Boyd (Bullets Over Broadway) and more will appear in the Roundabout Theatre Company production, which will begin performances on February 12, 2015 and play a limited engagement through July 5. Opening night is set for March 12 at the American Airlines Theatre.Joining Parris and Boyd in the ensemble will be Phillip Attmore (After Midnight), Justin Bowen (Chaplin the Musical), Paula Leggett Chase (Bye Bye Birdie), Ben Crawford (Les Miserables), Jenifer Foote (Follies), Bahiyah Hibah (Chicago), Kevin Ligon (Bullets Over Broadway), Erica Mansfield (Pippin), James Moye (Bullets Over Broadway), Linda Mugleston (Cinderella), Andy Taylor (Once), Jim Walton (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and Richard Riaz Yoder (White Christmas). Rick Faugno, Drew King and Analisa Leaming will be making their Broadway debuts in the production.Directed by Scott Ellis, with a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Cy Coleman, On the Twentieth Century follows a down-and-out Broadway producer named Oscar Jaffe (Gallagher), who struggles to convince his former muse and lover, Lily Garland (Chenoweth), now a successful film actress, to return to Broadway in a (non-existent) epic drama about Mary Magdalene. While dealing with Lily Garland’s jealous new lover and a religious fanatic aboard a luxury train, Oscar hopes he can lure her back to the stage and salvage his sinking career.The original Broadway production was directed by Hal Prince and opened in February 1978 at the St. James Theatre. The musical received five Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score.The cast will also feature the previously reported Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Michael McGrath and Mary Louise Wilson. On The Twentieth Century View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on July 19, 2015 Related Shows Star Files Kristin Chenowethlast_img read more

Maida, Leafs cruise to 8-0 shellacking of Spokane Braves

first_imgLeafs new recruit pays instant dividends as Nelson dumps Cats FridayThe newest member of the Nelson Leafs made his debut in grand style.Drew Carter scored a goal and added an assist to spark the Leafs to a 5-2 victory over the Creston Valley Thunder Cats Friday in the East Kootenay City.The 6’1″, 165-pound Carter, acquired in a deal completed Friday with Osoyoos Coyotes that sent Brett Soles to the Coyotes, scored in the first period as Nelson took a 2-0 lead into the dressing room.Rayce Miller had the other marker in the opening frame.Carter then assisted on Nelson’s fifth goal by Austin Lindsay to seal the win. Lindsay and defenceman Robson Cramer also finished with two points.Tim Nichols and Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap scored the other goals for Nelson, which was out shot 24-23 by the Thunder Cats.Tyler Fyfle scored twice in the third period for Creston.Adam Maida was solid in goal to register the win for Nelson.Brandon Locket, a 17-year-old netminder also acquired in the Soles deal, was the back up for Maida.Nelson also receives futures in the Soles deal from Osoyoos.Soles was one of three players suspended by the Leafs for violating team rules.BLUELINES: Next home game for Nelson is Wednesday, November 19 against Grand Forks. . . . Saturday’s 8-0 trashing, which avenged a 4-3 loss to Spokane last Sunday, was a third 8-0 win of the season for Nelson. The Leafs scored an 8-0 win Friday, September 19 over Beaver Valley in Fruitvale before pounding Golden Rockets by the identical score Saturday, October 25 at home. . . .Leaf defenceman Robson Cramer continues to do more than defend as the 20-year-old rearguard now leads Nelson in scoring with 25 points, including eight goals and 17 assists. Cramer is currently riding a six-game points streak and has registered at least one point in 10 of the last 11 games. Rayce Miller and Matt MacDonald are both two points behind Cramer. . . .Drew Carter, acquired Friday from Osoyoos in the Brett Soles deal, registered a point in his second consecutive game with Nelson. . . .Six players were whistled for 10-minute misconducts Saturday in a wild third period. Any controversy off the ice doesn’t appear to be affecting the Nelson Leafs on the ice.For the third time this season the Leafs scored an overwhelming victory over a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League opponent.Adam Maida stopped all 24 shots and four different players — Dylan Williamson, Timothy Nichols, Rayce Miller and Nolan Percival — registered two points to pace the Leafs to a convincing 8-0 shellacking of the hometown Braves Saturday night in KIJHL action in Spokane.The win allows Nelson, 14-4-2-1, to maintain a four-point lead in the Murdoch Division over both Beaver Valley and Castlegar.Nelson held leads of 3-0 and 4-0 in the game.Williamson, Austin Lindsay, Miller, Aaron Dunlap, Nichols, Aaron Brewer, Robson Cramer and Aidan Gieger scored for the Leafs.Nelson, which held most of the territorial play with a 46-24 shots advantage, scored three times on the power play.Maida, winner of four of his last five games, was solid to record his second win of the weekend.The Leafs continue a road swing with stops Saturday in Castlegar and Sunday afternoon in Beaver Valley against the defending KIJHL champs.last_img read more

Glacier gymnasts shine south of the border

first_img Ashlynn D’Alessandris – Silver on Bars and Floor, Bronze All Around 2002A/03B age group: Mercedes Majeski – Gold on Vault and Floor Shelbi van Hellemond – Silver on Vault and Floor, Bronze All Around 2005 age group: Abby Majeski – Gold on Floor, Silver on Bars and BeamIn the Junior Olympic Level 7 Category 2004 age group: Brianne Stefani – Bronze on Beam and Floor Brynn McTague – Silver on Bars Olivia Bezaire – Gold on Vault, Bronze on Floor 2005 age group: Aurora Dool – Gold on Bars, Beam and All Around Kylee Dyck – Gold on Beam, Silver on Floor and All AroundFor more information contact Sandra Long at (250)352-2227 or [email protected] Elisa Clark – Bronze on Bars 2002B age group: Amanda Schacher – Bronze on VaultIn the EXCEL Platinum Category 1999 age group: Ella Keelan – Gold on Bars, Floor and All Around, Bronze on Vaultcenter_img Raven Sperling – Bronze on Vault 2004B age group: Tehya Colbeck – Gold on Floor, Silver on Bars 2003A age group: Suki Simmington – Gold on Floor, Silver All Around, Bronze on Beam More than 40 medals and a couple of team titles . . . not bad for a north of the border gymnastics club.Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Team were on fire capturing 49 medals and two team championships this past weekend at one of the top USA competitions in the Pacific Northwest.Glacier’s 26 gymnasts competed at the Great West Gym Fest in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, which attracted 43 clubs from across the United States and Canada bringing the total number of competitors to 1400.“This competition was a motivating experience for our gymnasts,” said Sandra Long, Glacier Gymnastics Head Coach.“The caliber of gymnastics in the United States is first class and our gymnasts fit right in with this high standard.”The gymnasts competing in the EXCEL category brought home the first place team award for their collective highest overall score and Glacier’s Junior Olympic Team, competed against 17 teams and won the sixth place team award. Lily Linnen – Gold on Floor, Silver on Bars, Bronze All Around 2004A age group: Kate May – Gold on Bars, Bronze on Beam Long said this competition shows that Competitive Gymnastics in Nelson is on the right track. “With the continued hard work and dedication from our gymnasts, parents and coaches our young gymnasts will continue to achieve excellence.”Great West Gym Fest Individual Results:In the Junior Olympic Level 6 Category 2002 age group: Lily Taylor- Silver on Beam and Bars, Bronze All Around 2001 age group: Olivia Kelly – Silver on BeamIn the EXCEL Silver Category 2006 age group: Ally Nicholson – Silver on VaultIn the EXCEL Gold Category 2006 age group: Eden Bellman – Gold on Bars, Beam, Floor and All Aroundlast_img read more

Women CSOs Call for Stronger, More Targeted Actions in Post-2015 MDG Framework

first_imgThe Women Civil Society Post-Millennium Development Goals Steering Committee has called on the Liberian Government, through the Gender Minister Julia Duncan Cassell, to take strong action at a global level to ensure that the Post-2015 Development Framework has the rights of all women and girls at heart.The Women NGOs secretariat is a national network of over nine women civil society organizations established in October 2012 with the objective of giving women a voice and advancing their issues in the ongoing discourses about framing a global agenda to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  The network has member organizations including the Liberia Women Media Action Committee (LIWOMAC) in Liberia, as well as others in Ghana, Kenya and the United Kingdom.According to a letter written to the Gender Minister, the Network recognized and welcomed the Liberian Government’s participation in the Post-2015 negotiations, as well as efforts made over the past years to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment through the adoption and implementation of the African Union Protocol.“In this regard,” wrote Marpue M. Speare and T. Estella Nelson, Chairperson and Liaison, respectively, on behalf of the Steering Committee, “we want to urge you to continue your support for women’s rights especially as the negotiations for the Post-2015 framework enter the crucial, final year.”Specifically, they are calling on the Liberian Government to raise three cardinal issues: the need for a standalone goal on gender equality and women’s rights; targeted action to tackle violence against women and girls; and for Gender equality and women’s rights to be mainstreamed across the new framework’s goals, targets and indicators, particularly health and education.The group observed that it is widely recognized that the current MDGs failed to fully address gender inequality, for instance by omitting to include a target on violence against women and girls. “It is imperative that the international community learns from this failure and ensures the new framework comprehensively addresses women’s human rights and gender equality,” the Committee maintains.  Stating that targeted action to tackle violence against women and girls should be a target to prevent and eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls; and in order to ensure the target is fully implemented, the Committee insists there should be indicators that measure: states’ capability to protect survivors and prevent and respond to violence, the objective situation regarding levels of violence as well as perceptions in society about violence.The issue of gender equality and women’s rights to be mainstreamed across the new framework’s goals, targets and indicators, particularly health and education, also  failed to consider the safety of girls in school, teenage pregnancy, risk encountered by rural girls while traveling to school and quality of education (which compasses teacher quality and compensation, rural-urban disparity and income inequality). It therefore failed to address the spectrum of challenges girls face in accessing education.“Regarding MDG 4 on reducing maternal and child mortality we have seen improvements due to efforts by the government and its partners to improve the health sector,” the Committee said. “However, inadequate infrastructure and low capacity in obstetric care services remain a major threat to the safety of women giving birth in Liberia.“Diseases in our society also disproportionately affect women. For example, the vast majority of those who’ve died since the outbreak of the Ebola Virus in our society are women.”According to the Steering Committee, efforts to achieve gender equality in the new framework will only be successful if gender is mainstreamed across goals, targets and indicators – particularly those on health and education.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Timo Meier, Kevin Labanc hope to “come back stronger” after OT gaffe

first_imgMONTREAL — Kevin Labanc and Timo Meier haven’t been exiled. They’ll still be in teal and white uniforms Thursday, playing important top six forward roles for the Sharks in their game against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre.But both players plainly understand that the mistakes they made in overtime of the Sharks’ game against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday simply can’t happen again.An untimely line change by Meier and Labanc — after they both had been on the ice for over a minute — led …last_img

Cartoon: ;-)

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App So now I know. And I have to live with the knowledge.I’m married to someone who… (okay, deep breaths; bring down the pulse)… who keys in smileys… without a hyphen.Ten years of marriage, and it’s only yesterday that I discover Alex is perfectly willing to deprive her emoticon-people of a critical facial feature. “A smiley? Really? Exactly how freakin’ happy are they going to be without a nose?!”Maybe we’ll move past this somehow, and one day we’ll move from 🙁 to 🙂 again. Maybe.…Hey, wait a minute – losing the hyphen gains me an extra character in Twitter, doesn’t it?Awesome. Marriage saved. 🙂(N.B.: Today’s cartoon is inspired in large part by my seven-year-old daughter, who’s been drawing these amazing people with smileys as faces. Props, Li’l Sweetie.) Tags:#Cartoons#web More Noise to Signal. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout rob cottingham 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Why Is My Attic Damp?

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in If you’ve got a damp attic, you may think that diagnosing the problem is complicated. And you may be right. But in the vast majority of cases, damp attics have one of just two causes.Let’s look at the phenomenon of the damp attic by dividing them into two categories: vented unconditioned attics and unvented conditioned attics.A vented unconditioned attic is the old-fashioned kind. You usually enter this kind of attic through a ceiling hatch, although some vented unconditioned attics have stairs. These attics are cold in winter and hot in summer.How is this type of attic vented? Arrangements vary. In a new house, this type of attic usually has soffit vents and a ridge vent. Some older attics simply have gable vents. And some of these old attics don’t have any obvious vents — they’re just naturally leaky, with outdoor air entering and leaving through random cracks.Vented unconditioned attics are naturally dry. They tend to get baked by the sun, which beats down on roof slopes facing east, south, and west. This type of solar heating just about guarantees dry conditions.When a GBA readers tells me, “I have a vented unconditioned attic that is damp. There is black mold on the underside of the sheathing, and water dripping from the pointed ends of the roofing nails,” I’ve got a pretty good idea of what’s going on. In almost all cases, the moisture that is causing these problems is entering the attics through leaks in the ceiling.Here is the mechanism: In winter, the stack effect causes the indoor air near the ceiling of a building to be pressurized with respect to the attic. If there are any holes in the ceiling — and there usually are — the indoor air… center_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

You Can Go An Hour Without Email

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now The email inbox. It’s a place for other people’s priorities and their requests of you. Eliminating one email by, say, replying to it with an answer, is almost guaranteed with 100 percent certainty to return another email, or more likely two more. Once all emails have been answered, one need only wait overnight to have the all of the deleted emails to be replaced again.Some of what is in your inbox, the priorities and requests of others, is important. Some of the “others” who have sent you an email are important to you, and some of those emails need a reply. But the fact that something requires a reply is not an indication as to its urgency. When something is urgent, email isn’t the most reliable form of communication, much as a traditional mailed envelope delivered by the postal service would not be the best method of avoiding something catastrophic after the invention of the telephone.You have clients. Your clients need your attention, and they need your help. From time to time, they will communicate with you by email. Some of your prospective clients, your dream clients, will reply to your request to meet with them by email. A few of them may even agree to meet with you. Almost none of these emails will be urgent, as it is a rare choice for clients who have a challenge that requires immediate attention. Because the likelihood of an email containing some urgent piece of news that requires your immediate attention is infinitesimal, you don’t need to sit watch over your inbox.Truth: You cannot do your best work with your email open and your smartphone notifying you of every potential outside attempt to gain your attention.Rule: If you are going to do quality work, work worth paying for, you must close the browser, close your email, and turn off your notifications while you do that work.If your client or dream client needs you for something now, they have your phone number and they will call you. If it is urgent, your phone will ring. If on the other hand, they chose to send you an email, they had no expectation that you should communicate with them in real time over an asynchronous medium. Nor did they have any idea when you might read their note.If you are nervous about missing something, know that nothing in your inbox is so important that it can’t wait an hour while you are head-down, focused, and giving your full and undivided attention to your real work. You can go an hour without your email. As you become braver, stretch that hour to 90 minutes and do more meaningful work.last_img read more

US adjusting to Arena’s system as World Cup qualifier looms

first_imgWallace to become first black driver in Cup race since 2006 United States’ Christian Pulisic (10) celebrates with teammate DeAndre Yedlin (2) and Omar Gonzalez (3) after scoring against Venezuela during the second half of an international friendly soccer match. APCOMMERCE CITY, Colorado — U.S. coach Bruce Arena looked at the rosy side of a surprise draw with Venezuela in an exhibition game over the weekend.“Good exercise for us,” he said Monday (Tuesday Manila time).ADVERTISEMENT “Of course, it’s hard to breathe, to run,” said Johnson, who recently extended his contract with Borussia Moenchengladbach. “The first couple of days, you can tell in warmups and stuff. You’re breathing hard. But you get used to it.”Arena certainly liked the play of 18-year-old Christian Pulisic on Saturday as the midfielder scored the tying goal for the Americans in the 61st minute. Asked how he’s come along over the last six months, Arena responded: “Six months older.”“He’s stronger physically, mentally,” Arena said. “The young ones make more improvement. I don’t think (DaMarcus) Beasley and (Clint) Dempsey are going to get much better in six months.”Johnson met with Arena several times in Germany to discuss what’s expected of him. Johnson likes his responsibilities in the midfield, a position that’s relatively unsettled. Sebastian Lletget started against Honduras in March, scoring the opening goal, but injured his left foot in the 6-0 home win and will be sidelined four to six months.“We have to create more chances, use the space a little bit better,” Johnson said. “That’s what we’re going to try to do on Thursday.” MOST READ The Americans are still getting used to Arena’s system, along with playing at a higher altitude. But there’s not much time left, with a World Cup qualifier on Thursday in Commerce City against Trinidad and Tobago.Neither team has margin for error, with the U.S. currently in fourth place in the six-team standings with four points and Trinidad and Tobago last with three points. The top three teams qualify, with the fourth-place squad going to a playoff against Asia’s No. 5 nation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They have to understand the things we’re trying to do, and I don’t think we’re already there,” said Arena, whose team settled for a 1-1 draw with Venezuela on Saturday in Sandy, Utah. “The examples of Saturday’s game is good, to show some of the issues we have and correct them and be ready for Thursday.”The team elected to switch things up Monday, going with an afternoon practice instead of being put through its paces in a morning session. Anything to that? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “We just wanted to have a meeting in the morning,” Arena said. “Meeting, practice, have lunch and off the rest of the day. Wasn’t rocket science.”Figuring out what system the Americans may utilize could be, though. At times against Venezuela, the squad employed a 4-4-2 formation. At other times, it was a different alignment.“It’s better for us if the opposition doesn’t know how we’re going to play, how we’re going to start the game,” midfielder Fabian Johnson said. “It’s positive for us that we have two systems that we can also switch during the game.”Now, they just need everyone healthy. Central defender John Brooks left Saturday’s game with a bruised quadriceps muscle. Arena doesn’t know if he will be available Thursday, let alone three days later when the team plays in Mexico. But there’s also this: Forward Jozy Altidore is getting up to speed after reporting late to training camp because of his brother’s wedding.Arena has gradually increased the tempo at practice to get his team acclimatized to the higher elevation. It’s 5,200 feet in Commerce City and a lung-searing 7,820 feet at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The elevation for the exhibition game was around 4,450 feet.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV View comments Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession cloudslast_img read more

TFA Office Closure

first_imgTouch Football Australia would like to advise that the national office will be closed from 12:00pm on Friday, 29 July 2016 due to maintenance. The TFA office will reopen at 9:00am on Monday, 1 August 2016.last_img