Happy Birthday, Something Rotten! The 10 Stages of Putting on a Musical

first_img7. Ready for Previews 3. First Costume Fitting Something Rotten! 6. Too Many Showmances  10. Early Call Time 2. Hearing the Score Live for the First Time Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 8. Opening Night Relief 9. Reviews Are In! Related Shows 5. Lousy Day at Rehearsal Brian d’Arcy James and the cast of ‘Something Rotten!'(Photo: Joan Marcus) 4. Great Day at Rehearsal Something Rotten! welcomed audiences to the Renaissance on April 22, 2015, and has been leaving everyone in stitches ever since. Helmed by Casey Nicholaw and boasting a cast of Broadway faves (Christian Borle, Brian d’Arcy James, John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff and Kate Reinders, to name a few), Rotten! received 10 Tony Award nominations and earned Borle his second win. To celebrate the tuner’s first eggcellent year on Broadway, here are the 10 stages of putting on a musical—Rotten! style.1. When You Get the Part View Commentslast_img read more

Offering safe & affordable accounts via Bank On

first_imgOn this podcast, we’re digging into the CFE Fund’s Bank On platform. Bank On supports local coalition and financial institution efforts to connect consumers with safe, affordable bank accounts. The CFE Fund has developed Bank On National Account Standards, which provide a benchmark for safe, low cost transactional products. Financial institutions, such as credit unions, with accounts that meet these Standards can apply free for national certification with Bank On.To learn more, we talk with David Rothstein, Principal at CFE Fund. You’ll hear about Bank On, why it’s so important, how credit unions can get involved as well as interesting information about the underbanked and unbanked populations in the United States.“Financial wellness incorporates a lot of different elements, but probably the biggest piece or building block of that is to have a basic transaction account. That allows you, on a day-to-day or week-to-week basis, to be able to manage your finances and both take in and out dollars in simple terms. We know that that is the first piece of the puzzle and a first real building block toward financial empowerment.” – David Rothstein continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Angels still working out details in wake of coronavirus shutdown

first_imgThey were then scheduled for three games against the Texas Rangers in Arlington – the first three games at brand new Globe Life Field.After that, they were to open the home portion of their schedule with a three-game series against the Astros, followed by three games against the Oakland A’s.Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield An Angels spokesman said the team’s training facilities at Tempe Diablo Stadium would be closed to everyone but employees while they have meetings to determine the next steps, perhaps by Sunday.Many other teams announced that they would be keeping their players in Arizona or Florida near their spring training facilities, because it allows them to be monitored more closely and it might be safer than traveling. Teams also can keep track of the cleanliness of their facilities, as opposed to having players work out on their own.The Angels are also certain to be monitoring the case of Charles Barkley in the coming days.The former NBA star and TNT broadcaster announced on Thursday that he is self-quarantining while awaiting results of a COVID-19 test. Barkley was in Angels camp on March 2 as a guest of Maddon. If Barkley tests positive, it would create questions about whether he contracted the virus from someone at Angels camp or if he transmitted it to anyone (if he had it by then).As for the games on the field, the Angels are officially not going to Houston for the scheduled March 26 regular-season opener. They were set to play a four-game series against the Astros. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter center_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error It was unclear whether any of those games would be rescheduled or canceled. In 1995, when the season was delayed because of the late resolution to the players’ strike, teams simply played a 145-game schedule instead of the normal 162.The earliest the Angels could open the season would be April 10 in Detroit, for the start of a three-city trip that also includes stops in Miami and Houston. The Angels’ first home games would be a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles, starting April 20.While the team waits for some resolution, All-Star center fielder Mike Trout tweeted an encouraging message on behalf of himself and his wife, Jessica.“We’re all at a spot right now that won’t last forever,” he wrote. “To those who share the love of baseball, sport, life… we will all be back together soon. @JessTara and I urge everyone to take precautions to stay healthy.”Fans who have purchased tickets for any of the canceled spring training games should call 714-4-ANGELS to request a refund. TEMPE, Ariz. — The Angels had a day off on Thursday, with uncertainty about what the days ahead will look like.On the day that Major League Baseball announced an abrupt end to the spring training schedule and at least a two-week delay for the start of the regular season, Angels officials were working to devise a plan of how to proceed in the meantime.No club officials or players were made available to the media as of early Thursday evening. At least a few of the team’s decision-makers – General Manager Billy Eppler, Manager Joe Maddon and player representatives Andrew Heaney and Jason Castro – might be available to discuss the situation via conference call on Friday.It remains unclear what the Angels will do in the wake of the shutdown, prompted as a precaution to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.last_img read more

New ShopRite Construction Underway In Shrewsbury

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |SHREWSBURY – Construction has begun on the new ShopRite supermarket on Shrewsbury Avenue.The 77,100-square-foot shopping center is scheduled to open in the Shrewsbury Plaza in late 2019. Plans were presented to the Zoning Board early last year and approved, but there was a delay while the parties worked out clarifications regarding some of the restrictions on the approval, said Mayor Don Burden.The store is being built by National Realty and Development Corp. “We are delighted to bring a tenant of ShopRite’s quality to Shrewsbury Plaza,” NRDC president John G. Orrico said in a media release. “The support and feedback from the community to bring ShopRite to this project has been tremendous.”The new ShopRite facility will stand on the site of the former Shrewsbury Business Center, a 10-acre office park and light industrial zone area at 1151-1163 Shrewsbury Ave. It will serve the surrounding communities of Shrewsbury, Rumson, Little Silver, Tinton Falls and Eatontown.Shrewsbury Plaza is a multi-anchored retail center located at the intersection of Route 35 and Shrewsbury Avenue. Retail outlets like Home Goods, Marshalls, AC Moore and Saks OFF 5th are located in the plaza.When construction is complete, the free-standing food store will integrate with Shrewsbury Plaza through new connector drive aisles that will provide easy access to and from the various other retail outlets.“I’m certain that Richard Saker and his team at Saker ShopRite will deliver an extraordinary grocery experience to our community,” Orrico said. “We look forward to having them as part of the Shrewsbury Plaza.”The plans approved in February 2017 allowed for 390 parking spaces.The Shrewsbury store will be the 136th ShopRite location in the Garden State, and the 11th to take a foothold in Monmouth County, joining locations in Aberdeen, Belmar, Freehold, Hazlet, Howell, Manasquan, Marlboro, Middletown, Neptune and West Long Branch.This article was first published in the Feb. 15-22, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Nelson Curling Club offers FREE DAY of curling Sunday

first_imgCome one, come all to the Nelson Curling Club’s free day of curling.Doors open on the family-fun day at 11 a.m. for four hours of curling.Instructors will be on-hand to assist with learning how to deliver a rock, sweep, or just to provide fun activities for making it fun for everyone from ages two to 82.Equipment is provided so all curlings need to bring is a clean pair of running shoes.  Helmets for the younger curlers under the age of seven are recommended, along with a pair of mitts. Refreshments and snacks provided.  The off-ice curling game of Rocks and Rings will also be available for younger people to try out. As the Christmas season is rapidly approaching, the club is inviting participants to help with the Nelson Food Bank’s annual Christmas food drive by bringing a non-perishable item.The Curling Club invites the public to come and find out why curling is such a popular Canadian sport.last_img read more

Why Question an Old Earth?

first_imgAn apologetics website has listed 21 reasons for believing the earth is much younger than secular scientists claim.At Apologetics Press, Jeff Miller, PhD, wrote an article called “21 Reasons to Believe the Earth is Young.” With sections about paleontology, geology and astronomy, Dr Miller provides food for thought who have always been taught that the earth and the universe are billions of years old. Often, that dogma is a primary reason that young people lose their faith in the Bible. But they never hear about the many evidences for youth. This is a handy list to consider and share.Thanks to our readers for the week-long Christmas break. Before news from 2019 rolls down the pipeline, we like to information that gives reasons to trust the Word of God in an age where science seems to make faith unnecessary.  It actually takes more faith to believe the Word of Scientists! We also thank our supporters for year-end donations. These encourage our efforts to get true science to the masses against the overwhelming forces that censor all mention of design. May you have a happy year in 2019.Note: Linking to an article does not necessarily imply agreement with all of a ministry’s positions. (Visited 970 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Press release: Brand South Africa engages with citizens in the diaspora in Australia

first_imgMelbourne, above, will be the second stop on Brand South Africa’s GSA Australia trip. (Image: Alan Lam, Flickr)Johannesburg, Friday 03 March 2017 – Brand South Africa will, from 7-9 March 2017, engage with Global South Africans, or citizens in the diaspora, in Australia.In executing its mandate to position South Africa positively and manage the reputation of the Nation Brand, Brand South Africa participates in and organises a series of engagements both domestically and internationally. These engagements are aimed at highlighting the status of the Nation Brand while encouraging citizens to coalesce around efforts to strengthen the country’s reputation and profile. Through this, it is anticipated that South Africans can become active citizens who are able to play their part in this national endeavour.Explaining the importance of South Africans in the diaspora, Brand South Africa’s CEO Dr Kingsley Makhubela says, “South Africans living abroad are one of the most important constituencies because of their ability to promote and profile the country positively. Brand South Africa’s research indicates that there are approximately 150 000 South Africans living in Australia and it is for this reason that Brand South Africa will meet with citizens in Sydney and Melbourne on 7 and 9 March 2017 respectively.”“As part of the engagements in Sydney and Melbourne, Brand South Africa will share an analysis of the performance of the Nation Brand. Through this process it is anticipated that Global South Africans can be encouraged to fly the South African flag and therefore contribute to collective efforts promote South Africa as a globally competitive business and tourist destination,” concluded Dr Makhubela.Follow the conversation on #BrandSADownUnder.Interviews can be arranged with identified spokespeople.For more information, please contact:Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email: [email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

GEM volunteers splash colour on Mandela Day

first_imgVolunteers joined GEM and Play Your Part to give Sparrow Schools a little facelift and a burst of fresh colour on Mandela Day. (Image:Tshepang Tlhapane)On Monday 18 June, in celebration of International Nelson Mandela Day, volunteers from across Johannesburg came together at to add a bit of colour to Sparrow Schools campuses in Melville and Sophiatown.Brand South Africa and GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Project volunteers spent 67 minutes, or more, painting walls, benches, pillars and posts all in the name of making a difference for those children with learning disabilities.“For us to take this 67 minutes, or the day, to give back makes us stop and think,” said Jackie Gallagher, the founder and general manager of the Sparrow Schools Education Trust. The schools offer students with learning difficulties a chance to continue their education.“As South Africans I think that we’ve got a lot to learn about volunteering and giving back,” said Gallagher. “South Africans are very giving people but I don’t think we’ve really formalised.“People don’t know where to go, what they can do and how they can help. There are a lot of people who want to help and I think that’s where GEM plays such a vital role so the volunteers know where they’re going, why they’re going and what the purpose is.”With so many hands present on the day to help, they made short work of painting the premises and soon had the schools looking refreshed.Volunteers from across Johannesburg joined GEM and Play Your Part to give Sparrow Schools a little face-lift and a burst of fresh colour.SPARROW SCHOOLSThey cater to students from grade one to nine at their two Johannesburg campuses. Beyond the teaching staff, Sparrow employs therapy professionals to help their students.Gallagher says that the main aim of the organisation is to provide affordable quality education to disadvantaged learners. “Originally we started working to bridge the gap between the kids in Soweto and the kids in suburb schools,” she explains.“But it has really evolved now to where we work with children with learning disabilities. On the FET (Further Education and Training) side of the school we work to assist young people to be up-skilled and have a qualification. Then we try and assist them in finding employment.”The GEM social development drive in partnership with Brand South Africa aims to get the public to donate some of their free time to help non-profit organisations across the country.GEMThe GEM social development drive in partnership with Brand South Africa aims to get the public to donate some of their free time to help non-profit organisations across the country. The partners share the goal of fostering a sense of community and making a positive difference to people’s lives.GEM offers incentives for volunteers through its app. They earn “gems” for every good deed, which can be redeemed for airtime, prepaid electricity and even movie tickets.“GEM has been amazing with the quality of volunteers,” said Gallagher. “The reason I say quality is, every single person I’ve met through GEM’s involvement so far knows why they’re here.“They know why they’re volunteering. It’s not just because they’re bored or haven’t got something to do for the day, it’s people that really want to be involved in making a difference and paying it forward.”GEM volunteers also have the option of donating their gems to the cause of their choice, helping in the day-to-day running of organisations like the Sparrow Schools Education Trust.To download the app, have a look at the GEM website for more details and links to your relevant app store.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of those around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

Rome return evokes warm family memories for England’s Maro Itoje

first_imgfeatures Share via Email England’s Sarah Hunter fired up for Six Nations by World Cup heartache For one of Itoje’s most vivid memories of winning his first England cap – coming off the bench in Rome in February 2016 – is not his first touch of the ball nor the final words of wisdom from Eddie Jones but the joy it brought his father, Efe, in the crowd.It lingers in his memory because Itoje grew up watching the Six Nations – the first he recalls is 2006 – at boarding school from the age of 11 to 18, first at St George’s in Harpenden, then at Harrow, rather than at home with his family, until that Sunday afternoon in Italy broke the mould.“From the second I walked on that pitch I then became an England player, something I’d been working towards for quite a while,” Itoje said. “It was a surreal moment for me, a great day for myself and my family to enjoy. My dad came to that game and I remember seeing how happy he was. He was probably even more happy than me.”These days, however, Efe and Maro’s mother, Florence, are fully fledged rugby converts. “They absolutely live for the away days, they live for the Twickenham days,” Itoje said. “Their weekends are now built around watching rugby and it has now got to a point where it doesn’t even matter if I am not playing. They go and watch Saracens if I am playing or not. They watch England even if I am not playing.”That 40-9 win in Rome was Jones’s second game in charge of England; the coach had resisted the temptation to blood Itoje, then 21, at Murrayfield in his first. Indeed, back then, Jones repeatedly sought to temper expectations over Itoje, often bemoaning the lack of battle scars he wore, but two years on it is safe to say the Vauxhall Viva analogy has been sent to the scrapheap.Itoje now has 14 England caps as well as three for the British & Irish Lions and he has lost only one Test he has started. A bruised hip has affected his preparations for this year’s Six Nations Championship and his training schedule during the national team’s Portugal camp last week was tailored accordingly. Provided Itoje comes through training this week as expected, however, there is little chance of him spending any time back on the Stadio Olimpico bench. England have strength in reserve over their depleted Six Nations rivals … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Read more Eddie Jones Share on Twitter Support The Guardian The Six Nations is now a family affair for Maro Itoje but, as he prepares to return to the scene of his England debut to face Italy on Sunday, he has revealed it was not always the case. Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger England rugby union teamcenter_img Italy rugby union team Maro Itoje Rugby union Six Nations Topics Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here… Share on Pinterest “I probably understand the game better now. I like to think I’ve improved as a player as well,” he said. “I think I’ve matured since then. This is my third Six Nations, that was my first cap. I’ve definitely matured as a player and a person since then. But I like to think I wasn’t submissive when I came on [in 2016]. Going out there it’s about imposing myself on the game as best I can.“My attitude hasn’t really changed. For me it is always trying to push the boundaries, always try to get better and improve my own performances. It doesn’t matter if I have played my first game or whatever game, it is about getting better and trying to push your performances. It is unlikely that every game you will get better but as long as there is an upward trend you can live with it.”Last year against Italy, England found themselves 10-5 down at half‑time at Twickenham, having been ambushed by their visitors’ “no ruck” tactics. Last week, though, the defence coach, Paul Gustard, challenged his side to adopt a “hunting mentality” as they seek a record‑breaking third Six Nations crown.“We want to be the aggressors, we want to take the game by the scruff of the neck, we don’t want to be submissive in anything,” Itoje said. “There was a bit of frustration after the game [last year]. You live and you learn from it but you can’t dwell on it.” Read more Share on Facebook Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Age doesnt define us

first_imgLos Angeles: Actor Halle Berry doesnt like to be defined by her age, and wants to prove women can do anything. Berry, 52, feels working on John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is a step towards that goal. “There is nothing I wanted to do more than to prove that women of my age can do exactly what we want to do. Age doesn’t define us,” Berry said in a statement. Keanu Reeves will be back as the remorseful assassin John Wick. He has teamed up with Berry for another mission. Talking about the role, she said: “I never worked harder for a film role in my entire career. I had to work through some injuries, but I kept at it because quitting was not ever an option. Now I have the bug, and I just want to keep going and going.” The third chapter in the franchise will pick up in the immediate aftermath of John Wick 2, with Wick excommunicated and on the run, having to defend himself against a host of equally skilled assassins looking to scoop up the bounty for killing him. The film is being brought to India by PVR Pictures. It will release on May 17. The film is directed by Chad Stahelski. In addition to Berry, new cast members include Anjelica Huston, Asia Kate Dillon and Jerome Flynn. “I loved how real the action felt in the first movie… I looked forward to Chapter 2 as soon as I saw the first. When my manager told me that Chad was looking for a female assassin, I knew I had to play the part. When I first met with Chad he had not yet finished writing my role, but I didn’t care, I said, ‘Sign me up…I’ll do it’!”last_img read more