Tick, Tick…BOOM! to Return Off-Broadway with Nick Blaemire

first_img Related Shows Broadway alum and recent The SpongeBob Musical star Nick Blaemire will headline an off-Broadway revival of Tick, Tick…BOOM! this fall; tickets are now available for the production. The musical kicks off the Keen Company’s 17th season, which will also include the world premiere of Courtney Baron’s When It’s You.Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein will helm both productions, which will take place in the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row.Blaemire recently appeared in The SpongeBob Musical in Chicago as Plankton. His previous New York credits include Godspell and Cry-Baby on Broadway and Found and Dogfight off-Broadway. He is also the composer of the musical Glory Days.Larson’s semi-autobiographical Tick, Tick…BOOM! follows an aspiring composer just before his thirtieth birthday. As he questions his legacy and the presentation of his new musical approaches, Jon balances his relationships with Susan, his long-term girlfriend, and Michael, his best friend. Larson began developing the musical in 1990—six years before the premiere of Rent and his untimely death. His material was reworked for its off-Broadway premiere in 2001. Performances will run from October 4 through November 19, with opening night set for October 20.When It’s You, which explores the effects of gun violence in modern America, will begin performances on February 21, 2017. The show follows Ginnifer, a woman in her 30s who moves back to her hometown following her mother’s death. Upon her return, she learns her first love is now involved in a violent crime. The play was developed in the Keen Company’s Playwrights Lab. The production is scheduled to open officially on March 9 and run through April 8.Further casting for both productions will be announced at a later date. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 18, 2016 Tick, Tick…BOOM!center_img Nick Blaemire(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Commentslast_img read more

Book Review: ‘Columbine’ by Dave Cullen

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Everything you think you know about the Trench Coat Mafia is wrong—unless you’ve read this clear-eyed examination of the 1999 massacre.It explains why the earliest reports were flawed and why the media were so quick to craft a narrative that the world was ready to ingest. The truth takes patience, which Dave Cullen demonstrated in the 10 painstaking years he took to complete Columbine. Released in 2009, its relevance has only grown, as school shootings have become a gruesome part of this nation’s experience. Teachers and students make up a big percentage of Columbine’s readership, and Cullen has visited both Harvard and Yale for in-depth book discussions.To accommodate the vast amount of teachers at the high school and college level offering the book as a summer reading list choice or as part of a humanities curriculum, Cullen has recently completed a teacher-and-student guide.“I have the feeling it’s a win-win for some teachers,” he tells the Press. “[Teachers] are always looking for books that will help the kids, but especially that the kids will read! And every teacher tells me that happens, once they start… I’ve taught classes and know how much work is involved in writing a new unit/lesson, whatever. A new book means coming up with all sorts of material. But hopefully I’ve already done most of that for them—and have links to everything imaginable to fill in the gaps.” Discover—or rediscover—Columbine.last_img read more

Imperial Aura ruled out of big handicaps | Racing News

first_imgThe Gloucestershire trainer has announced he will not run Imperial Aura in the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury on November 28 either. He does, however, have a couple of races in mind for the exciting seven-year-old – who ended the last campaign with victory in the novices’ handicap chase at the Cheltenham Festival.Bailey wrote on his website: “The weights for the Ladbroke Chase came out yesterday. We have three entries – Imperial Aura, who will not run, while Vinndication and Two For Gold will remain in the race for the foreseeable future so that we can asses how they have come out of the respective races last weekend.“Imperial Aura will not be running in the Paddy Power at Cheltenham next weekend. It is too soon after his stunning win last Sunday at Carlisle.- Advertisement – “There are other races for him that might suit – Ascot on the 21st of November, the Chanelle Pharma Chase, and then there is the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon on December 6.” Kim Bailey has ruled Imperial Aura out of both the Paddy Power Gold Cup and the Ladbrokes Trophy.Imperial Aura was a leading fancy for the big handicap at Cheltenham after his emphatic win at in the Colin Parker Memorial Intermediate Chase at Carlisle on Sunday – but Bailey feels next week’s race will come too soon.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Secret Service Struck Again by Coronavirus Outbreak

first_imgIn the most glaring example of the dangers agents faced, Mr. Trump held a rally in June at an indoor arena in Tulsa, Okla. One of Mr. Trump’s allies who attended the event, Herman Cain, died from the virus six weeks after the rally.In August, at least 11 employees at the Secret Service’s training facility in Maryland tested positive for the virus. The agency had shuttered the facility earlier in the year to develop procedures to mitigate transmission of the coronavirus. But several trainees were believed to have contracted the virus during training exercises and at a nearby hotel where they practiced no social distancing.Earlier in the summer, two members of the Secret Service who were dispatched to provide security at the Tulsa rally tested positive. Around that time, Vice President Mike Pence canceled a trip to Florida after members of his detail showed symptoms of the virus.The latest outbreak comes at a time when the Secret Service’s resources are already stretched. During a transition, the agency is expected to provide more protection for the president-elect and vice president-elect and their families while continuing its regular duties of protecting the president and his family.During his hospitalization for the coronavirus in October, Mr. Trump had an agent drive him past a group of supporters outside the hospital. Medical experts said Mr. Trump was likely contagious at the time and that the agents who were in a hermetically sealed Chevy Suburban with him could have easily been infected, even though they were covered in the same kind of personal protective equipment used by medical professionals.Annie Karni contributed reporting. Many officers and agents privately expressed concerns in the final weeks of the presidential race about traveling to campaign events across the country. They feared contracting the virus at the events or while traveling, according to two people briefed on the matter.The pandemic has been particularly taxing on law enforcement agencies whose officers come in direct contact with people to do their work. In the first few months of the outbreak, one in six New York Police Department officers were out sick or on quarantine.The pandemic has created unique problems for the Secret Service as the nature of its work — especially during a presidential campaign — forces the agency to deploy its agents across the country, including to events held by Mr. Trump where social distancing was rarely practiced and wearing masks was not required. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – WASHINGTON — The Secret Service’s Uniformed Division has sustained a coronavirus outbreak, according to four people briefed on the matter, the latest blow to a beleaguered agency that has faced challenges in performing its duties during the pandemic.The outbreak is at least the fourth to strike the agency since the pandemic began, further hobbling its staffing as it continues to provide full protection to President Trump and prepares for the number of people it is charged with protecting to grow because of the election of Joseph R. Biden Jr.- Advertisement – At least 30 uniformed Secret Service officers tested positive in recent weeks for the virus, and the agency asked about another 60 to quarantine, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing personnel matters. At least a handful of agents also tested positive or were forced to isolate, two of the people said.The Washington Post first reported the outbreak.It was unclear how the officers contracted the virus. Many traveled to Trump or Biden campaign events in the final weeks of the election, the people said. Several senior White House officials and Trump allies also contracted the virus after attending an election night party at the White House. A spokeswoman said the Secret Service kept up its duties during the campaign season and that it was taking precautions, including testing, contact tracing and isolating people as needed, to respond to Covid-19.“The health and safety of our work force is paramount,” said the spokeswoman, Julia McMurray.Officers in the Uniformed Division have different responsibilities from the famed Secret Service agents who guard presidents and their families. The officers provide protection for physical locations like the White House and the vice president’s home at the Naval Observatory in Washington. They also screen crowds at public events. The division — which has 1,600 officers — was widely faulted after fence jumpers breached the White House grounds during former President Barack Obama’s second term.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Roar player Tommy Oar selling Gold Coast property

first_imgFootballer Tommy Oar has listed his Surfers Paradise apartment for sale. Picture: GettySocceroo and Roar star Tommy Oar has his Gold Coast unit on the market, according to researcher CoreLogic.The two-bedroom, two-bathroom Surfers Paradise apartment is one of just 20 in a boutique complex around 50m to the beach.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoOar’s apartment is in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Picture: realestate.com.auProperty records show Oar purchased the pad in 2012 for $360,000 and it’s currently listed for sale at offers above $415,000 with Roger Haddad from Gold Coast Residential Properties.The north-facing renovated apartment comes with secure undercover parking and extra storage.A majority of the residents in the six-floor building are owner-occupiers and potential rental returns are between $480-520 per week, according to the realestate.com.au listing.A view from Oar’s Surfers Paradise unit. Picture: realestate.com.auThere’s also lift access and a large pool.Oar was born on the Gold Coast and moved through the local representative ranks until being picked up by the Roar.last_img read more

Wednesday people roundup

first_imgAP3, DNB, Northern Trust Asset Management, Towers Watson, Cardano, Goldman Sachs, Henderson Global Investors, Macquarie Investment Management, Eaton Vance, LCP Investment ConsultingAP3 – Lars Sundberg has been appointed by Sweden’s AP3 as chief portfolio risk manager and will report in the newly created position to the pension fund’s CIO Mårten Lindeborg. Sundberg comes to AP3 from DNB, where he has worked as a fund manager since 2002. Before that, his employers included Gotabanken, InterIKEA, ABB Investment Management, Erik Penser and Enskilda.Northern Trust Asset Management – Hazel McNeilage has been appointed managing director for the EMEA, responsible for institutional business development and relationship management across the region. She joins from Northill Capital, where she was a consultant. Before then, she was head of funds management at QIC and global head of sales at Principal Global Investors.Towers Watson – The consultancy has boosted its global hedge fund capabilities with three hires. Aongus O’Gorman, who will cover a range of hedge fund strategies, was previously managing director of boutique consultancy Round Tower Solutions. Victoria Vodolazschi, who will focus on long/ short equity, macro and systematic strategies, joins from PivotalPath, where she was a consulting strategy specialist. Abbas Alighanbari, who will be involved in a range of hedge fund strategies, initially focusing on long/short equity, joins from International Asset Management, where he researched and conducted quantitative and qualitative analysis. Cardano – Patrick Cunningham has been senior client director. He joins from Goldman Sachs, where he worked for 15 years in New York and London, most recently as managing director in the investment banking division’s Pension Advisory Group. Henderson Global Investors – Alex Mander has been appointed associate director for the institutional business to work with UK-based consultants. He joins from Daiwa SB Investments (UK), where he worked as a business development manager in institutional and wholesale markets.Macquarie Investment Management – Gillian Evans has been appointed head of UK institutional distribution. She joins from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where she was responsible for long-term relationships with institutional clients. Before then, she spent four years at Insight Investment in London.Eaton Vance – Six equity research analysts have been appointed as part of a broader effort to expand the company’s global equity investment offerings. Samantha Pandolfi joins from Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), Ian Kirwan from the Qatar Investment Authority, and Iain McNaught from PIMCO. Allen Mayer and Nakaba Minai also join from GSAM, while Claus Roller joins from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.LCP Investment Consulting – Matt Gibson has been appointed head of investment research. He has previously worked at Aon Hewitt and GAM asset managers, where he managed fund-of-fund portfolios for institutional and retail investors.last_img read more

Court Keeps Milan Murder Trial In Ripley County

first_imgA judge denied a defense motion to move a murder trial outside of Ripley County.The defense team of 22-year-old Allison Moore, of Colerain Township, Ohio, asked the court last week for a change of venue, however it was denied according to Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel.“This matter was litigated and subsequently briefed by both parties,” said Hertel. “Following that the court issued its ruling.Moore is one of three people accused of murdering 68-year-old Nancy Hershman, of Milan on December 30, 2012.Defense attorneys also filed a motion for Test Jury which was also denied on the same day. Trial is set to begin on March 31, 2014.While three people are awaiting trial, a local community remembers the life of Hershman. A Light the Night Memorial Vigil is scheduled for Saturday Jan. 4. It will be held at Highway 101 & 350 at 6pm. A memorial service will also be held at New Craven Cemetery at 7pm.Luminaries will be sold for $1 each or $5 for six. Proceeds will benefit the Nancy Hershman Scholarship fund.Your name and donations may be mailed to P.O. Box 1 Milan, IN 47031.last_img read more

Greenwood set for second crunch summit with Man Utd boss in 24hrs

first_img Loading… Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood is sweating on his place ahead of their Premier League kickoff against Crystal Palace. Greenwood met with United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday for an hour after a week which saw him twice make public apologies for off the field indescretions. Solskjaer plans further talks with his young forward when he gets his full squad back together at Carrington on Monday. United were not planning to discipline him over what happened in Reykjavik – despite the club’s disappointment in him, reports The Sun.Advertisement read also:Greenwood admits to ‘poor judgment’ after inhaling laughing gas But Solskjaer must now decide how to handle the latest incident – being pictured taking laughing gas – which is believed to have taken place around three weeks ago. The Norwegian would ideally want Greenwood in his plans – particularly with the move for Jadon Sancho still in limbo. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniversePlus-Size Babes Who Will Make Your Heart Race7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Best Natural History Museums In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?last_img read more

Black Cats make Mavrias move

first_imgSunderland have completed the signing of Greece teenager Charis Mavrias from Panathinaikos for an undisclosed fee, the Barclays Premier League club have announced on their website. In total he has made 70 domestic and European appearances for the Greek club, scoring six goals. Aside from his two full international appearances, Mavrias has also been capped at under-17, under-19 and under-21 level. Press Associationcenter_img The 19-year-old winger, who has won two caps with Greece, has agreed a three-year deal with the Black Cats and been assigned the number 35 in Paolo Di Canio’s squad. Mavrias came up through the youth ranks at Panathinaikos and in 2010 became the second-youngest player to play in the Champions League – at the age of 16 years and eight months. last_img read more

Paul & Sons 15-over final set for tomorrow

first_img… Rems, Enmore aiming for consecutive titlesBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada – After carting off last weekend’s Caribbean Sensation/Nirad Lall-sponsored 10/10 Division One championship, Rems will be aiming to make it two straight titles when they clash with Mercenary in the Paul & Sons-sponsored 15-over final tomorrow at the Ashtonbee number two ground.Meanwhile, the Division Two final features Enmore and Carr Tec at the Ashtonbee number one ground in what is a repeat of last Saturday’s 10/10 final, with the latter not only endeavouring to turn the tables on their opponents but also reversing last year’s finish when they had to settle for the runners-up spot to Good Success.Incidentally, both of last year’s winners – Sunshine in Division One and Good Success in Division Two – are out of contention for varying reasons, Sunshine opting to pull out of the league and Good Success losing to Carr Tec in the semi-final.On the Division One consolation final Rebels will trye to take home another winners trophy when they battle with last week’s losing championship finalists GT Bannas, on Ashtonbee Reservoir number one while Bacchus Ruff Ryders and Ramblers square off at Ashtonbee Reservoir number two.While Rems made light work of GT Bannas in the 10/10 final, the showdown with Mercenary is expected to be far fiercer and a keener contest is definitely on the cards.It will be recalled that Rems were responsible for Mercenary’s exit from the 10/10 tournament at the semi-final stage and also stopped them in their tracks in the regular season (20 overs) tournament, giving them somewhat of an added momentum entering tomorrow’s final.Terry MathuraRems will also be hoping that their top-order which includes the likes of Chien Gittens, Richard Dias, Krishna Deosaran and Ian ‘Russian’ Baldeo, hit form since apart from Surujpaul Deosaran, who hit a top score of 29 last weekend, the rest of the batting failed to get going.Their bowlers, led by Yoodhanlall Sukhlall, were simply superb against GT Bannas and will be looking to replicate those performances.Regular season leaders Mercenary had high hopes of making a clean sweep of the Division One titles but their expectations have already been shattered. Apart from wanting to “settle the score” with their opponents, bragging rights are also up for grabs in this highly anticipated contest.Skipper Looknauth Ramsuchit is extremely confident that Mercenary will come out on top. Apart from the captain’s contribution, the batting hinges around Shauan Deonandand, Munniram Karran, Yadram Bogh and all-rounders Aftab Shamsudeen and Avinash Sookdeo. Support will also come from bowlers Rabindra Diaram and Bolanauth Sukhu.The Division Two final, featuring Enmore and Carr Tec, is expected to be brimful of interest. Undoubtedly, Carr Tec were the favourites to win last week’s 10-over contest after playing unbeaten in both the regular and knockout tournaments. However, they were brought down to earth by a spectacular performance from Enmore who outduel them in all facets of the game.Led by fine innings from man-of-the-match Abdool Azeez and former Guyana youth player Steve Ramdass, Enmore were by far the better team on the day and fully deserved their triumph.Carr Tec will once again be pinning their hopes on former Guyana youth batsman Ravendra Mandolall, who was a ‘no-show” as far as getting among the runs last week. A surprising element in Carr Tec’s play last week was the experienced Terry Mathura who bowled only one over, in which he conceded nine runs and claimed two wickets.Following the conclusion of the 15-over final, the battle will resume for regular-season (20 overs) supremacy.last_img read more