Camryn Manheim & More Join Broadway’s New Spring Awakening

first_imgEmmy winner Camryn Manheim and stage alums Patrick Page and Russell Harvard will round out the cast of Deaf West’s Spring Awakening revival on Broadway. The three new additions, along with the previously announced Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, take on the roles of select Adult Men and Women. Performances will begin at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on September 8.Manheim received an Emmy and Golden Globe for her performance in The Practice. Her additional credits include Ghost Whisperer, Person of Interest and the upcoming Amazon series Hand of God. Page, who currently stars as the titular king in Shakespeare in the Park’s Cymbeline, last appeared on Broadway in Casa Valentina. His additional credits include A Time to Kill, Cyrano de Bergerac, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Grinch, Beauty and the Beast  and The Lion King. Harvard will make his Broadway debut with Spring Awakening. His previous credits include There Will Be Blood on screen and Tribes off-Broadway.Michael Arden’s production previously played two different engagements in Los Angeles. The staging incorporates American Sign Language with the dialogue, as select characters are portrayed as deaf, with additional performers providing their voices. The show features choreography by Spencer Liff.Spring Awakening, featuring music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater, is based on Frank Wedekind’s 1891 play by the same name. It follows a group of teenagers as they navigate through their sexual and intellectual blossoming, with varying degrees of support from adult figures in their lives. The original production won eight Tony Awards in 2007 including Best Musical. The cast will also feature Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winners Krysta Rodriguez and Andy Mientus as Ilse and Hanschen, along with over a dozen newcomers, including Austin McKenzie as Melchior, Sandra Mae Frank as Wendla. Katie Boeck as the voice of Wendla, Daniel Durant as Moritz and Alex Moniello as the voice of Moritz.The production officially opens on September 27 and play a limited engagement through January 9, 2016. View Comments Russell Harvard Related Shows Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016 Spring Awakening last_img read more

Governor-elect Shumlin to keep Jim Reardon as commissioner of finance

first_imgGovernor-elect Shumlin announced today that budget veteran Jim Reardon will continue as the Commissioner of Finance and Management. Commissioner Reardon is widely recognized for his ability to resolve longstanding financial reporting problems and for his abilities to develop agency budgets, goals, policies and work with the legislature on crafting the state budget. Reardon has served both Republican and Democratic governors in positions relating to the development and execution of budgets.‘Commissioner Reardon knows the state budget better than anyone else I know,’ said Governor-elect Shumlin. ‘His ability to keep the state on a steady course in good times and in bad is invaluable and I am deeply grateful for his willingness to continue on in his role as Commissioner.’Jim Readon has been employed in state service since 1986. Prior to becoming Commissioner, he served as Deputy Commissioner from August 2003 until February 2005. From October 1994 until August 2003 he was Financial Operations Manager for the Agency of Human Services, assisting in the development of agency budgets, goals, policies, and operational plans and acting as a legislative liaison with respect to fiscal policy and budget management.‘The state budget is the single most important document a governor presents to the Legislature,’ said Reardon. ‘It sets the priorities and direction for the State , and in these difficult times, it’s essential that we get it right. I am honored to work with Governor-Elect Shumlin and other members of his team to keep the state on a steady course through these challenging times.’Reardon graduated from Bentley College in Waltham, MA, with a B.S. in Accountancy. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants. He recently became the National Governor’s Association Representative on the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council and resides with his wife in Essex Town, VT. Source: Shumlin’s office. 11.23.2010last_img read more

Many POVs on ‘fake news’ BS and how it’s affecting CUs

first_imgTurn on any cable news network, follow any politically charged Twitter streams or open your Facebook app and you’re bound to read someone wailing about ‘fake news.’ On Feb. 25, the Underground Collision will explore this pop culture phenomenon and how it’s affecting credit unions’ ability to get their stories out with credibility. From the editorial decision process to philosophically emboldened bank bashing to clickbait, take a peek at what’s to come during the panel.Sarah Snell Cooke, Cooke Consulting SolutionsOn Feb. 6, Credit Union Times published the article, “Lawsuit Accuses Credit Union CEO Who Pioneered Pot Banking of Drug Use.” As one might expect, the naming of a high-profile credit union CEO in a lawsuit involving cocaine use caused quite the stir. Two former employees of the CUSO Safe Harbor Services, LLC, are suing for wrongful discharge and intentional interference with a contract, alleging they were fired because they knew of the CEO’s drug use and if they reported it, they’d appear to be retaliating against their terminations.Was CU Times correct in reporting on the lawsuit? Absolutely. The lawsuit is public information, so it was already in the open, and the publication—with a healthy dose of the term allegedly—has the duty to report facts that could affect the greater credit union community. If true, cocaine use could impede the ability to make responsible decisions about the credit union, and that’s important for the credit union employees, members and business partners to know. The CEO was contacted for comment and maintained her innocence, responding to some but not all questions. That’s her prerogative and probably wise. Followed up properly, this story can educate boards and others on how to handle a similar situation from various perspectives, including hiring, policies on treatment of whistleblowers and of the accused who is innocent until proven guilty, and internal and external crisis communications. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Corporate world

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G1 drops Glasgow hotel plan for offices

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Mareeba: a great place for work and lifestyle

first_imgMareeba man Matt Jacob. PHOTO: Katherine KokkonenMAREEBA business owner Matt Jacob hasn’t looked back across the ditch since moving to the tight-knit Tablelands community from Auckland more than five years ago. He said there was a certain charm about the town – which promotes its “300 sunny days a year” to visitors – that made him want to settle down for the long term.“It’s an area in which its people are encouraged to become involved with the community,” said Mr Jacob, president of Mareeba Rotary Club.“People work hard here and have done so for generations. I can see myself getting some land here and kicking back one day.”The 31-year-old is co-owner of a chiropractic company, and said he initially joined Mareeba Rotary Club to grow his local business connections.“I’ve stayed on because of the friendships, the people are so great to hang out with,” Mr Jacob said.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“It could be easy for me to just work and then go home, but you get out of the community what you put in.” The keen triathlete said he couldn’t imagine a better environment in which to train, with pristine lakes and mountain bike trails just a short drive from town.Confidence is strong within Mareeba’s diverse agricultural sector, but average house prices are hovering at just under $300,000.Local real estate agent Joe Torrisi said the property market had been “up and down”.“You can’t predict it. I entered the industry when the Global Financial Crisis was just starting, and we have gone through some tough times,” he said. “The market corrected itself a bit in 2013-14 and we were getting some fairly good prices – it seems to have just levelled out at the moment.“Property is still selling … prices may increase, but that’s the million-dollar question.” Mareeba, an Aboriginal term for “meeting of the waters”, registered a population of 11,079 in the 2016 Census – a growth of about 900 from 2011.last_img read more

One Hospitalized After S.R. 129, 50 Crash

first_imgUpdate (1:30 p.m.) A local driver was hospitalized after a two vehicle crash Wednesday morning at the intersection of S.R. 129 and 50.Brenda Shaw, 50, Cross Plains, was driving a 1993 Lexus traveling on C.R. 400 East.Crash investigators say she failed to yield-the-right away when crossing U.S. 50 to S.R. 129 around 7:40 a.m.Her vehicle was struck by an Oldsmobile driven by Jimmie Brandt, 47, of Cincinnati, Ohio.Shaw was transported to Margaret Mary Health for treatment of hip pain and a laceration on the cheek. Brandt did not require medical treatment.The accident forced police to divert traffic until the scene was cleared shortly before 9 a.m.Update (10:10 a.m.)The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the scene of the crash has been cleaned up around 9 a.m.WRBI will update the story when more information is released.First report (8:12 a.m.)MILAN — Emergency crews are on the scene of a two vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Ripley County.The crash occurred before 8 a.m. at the intersection of S.R. 129 and U.S. 50.The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office is on the scene as an ambulance crew is believed to be en route.A witness says drivers are unable to turn onto S.R. 129 from U.S. 50. Watch for delays if you are traveling through the area.last_img read more

ISP Stepping Up Patrols for Holiday Weekend

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — It’s that time of year again where millions of Americans will be hitting the roadways to travel for the Thanksgiving Holiday.The Indiana State Police and other law enforcement agencies will provide extra manpower and patrols to Indiana roadways this weekend and throughout the holiday season.Indiana State Police troopers will be actively looking for those motorists who exhibit unsafe driving behaviors that may be dangerous to other motorists.Some of those behaviors include distracted driving, following too closely, making unsafe lane movements, speeding, operating while intoxicated, and seat-belt violations.In addition to mobile patrols, troopers will also participate in checkpoints to pursue those who may be operating a vehicle while intoxicated.The Indiana State Police encourages motorists who observe erratic driving to call 9-1-1 and report the unsafe driving behavior to their local law enforcement agency.last_img read more

AFN Congress,Board Deny Amendment of 2017 AFN Constitution

first_imgMembers of the congress and board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) said they were flabbergasted by reports that the constitution of the federation approved at its congress in November 2017 has been amended without their knowledge and approval. AFN President, Engr Ibrahim Shehu Gusau revealed in a memo to 37 member state associations including Abuja, the Federal Capital  Territory on August 7, 2020 that the 2017 constitution was amended at a congress of the federation in Awka, Anambra state on December 4, 2019 and that the constitution ”that was forwarded to the World Athletics (WA) was the AFN Constitution 2017 (as amended) during the Congress held in Awka, Anambra State.” Falilat Ogunkoya, reigning African 400m record holder and Olympics 400m and 4x400m medallist who is also the chairperson of the Ogun state Athletics association rejected Gusau’s claim in the memo. ‘Which constitution was amended? I didn’t receive any proposal from the AFN to that effect. The constitution of the AFN is clear on how and when the constitution can be amended’ said Ogunkoya. Samuel Fatunla, chairman of Ekiti state athletics association says reports of the purported amendment is a joke carried too far. ‘The AFN constitution that was adopted in 2017 made it clear that member state associations must receive any proposal for the Amendment of the constitution at least three months before the congress where the amendment is scheduled to hold. I am the chairman of Ekiti state athletics association, a member federation of the AFN and I want to categorically state that I did not receive any proposal for the amendment,’ said one of the two Nigerian track and field statisticians recognised by the international body of statisticians. ”The only correspondence I got was the notice for the congress in Awka but didn’t attend because it ran afoul of the provisions of the AFN constitution which stipulated a 60-day notice before a congress could be convened,’ added Fatunla. Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True Timon Gunen, reigning national 5000m record holder and chairman of Plateau state athletics association corroborated Fatunla’s claim and denied receiving any such proposal. Members of the board of the AFN, as well as the secretariat of the federation, are all unaware of the amendment which Gusau revealed in his memo of August 7, 2020. ‘This is news to us,’ said Maria Worphil, Professor Emmanuel Ojeme, Himma Charles,ex-internationals Rosa Collins, and Brown Ebewele and Olympians, Gabriel Okon and Tafida Gadzama, all members of the board of the federation. ‘If there is going to be an amendment to the constitution, the board of the AFN will first discuss it before our recommendations are passed down to member state associations through the Secretary-General of the federation. The AFN the constitution is clear on this. ”Article 10.1.3 also clarifies thus: All proposals, as well as recommendations of the council related to such proposal, shall be sent to member state association by the Secretary-General at least three (3) months prior to the congress. This provision has not been complied with and what transpired in Awka where the so-called congress was held was a sham,’ added Mrs. Worphil, a  former member of the World Athletics Women’s Commission. A top official at the secretariat of the AFN confirmed to our correspondent that the AFN neither received a proposal for an amendment to the constitution nor the board met to discuss any such proposal. ‘At all the board meetings held in 2019, the issue of amendment of the 2017 AFN constitution never came up; it was neither mentioned nor discussed,’ he said and referred our correspondent to article 10.1.2 of the AFN constitution. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Pardew expecting negative reception

first_img Asked if he was bracing himself in the face of what he has described as “mass hysteria”, the Magpies’ boss, who has seen his team win just five league games during 2014 to date, said: “Of course. “You don’t expect me to wave to the crowd and say, ‘Hi everyone, I’m happy, how are you today?’. That’s not happening. “But it can also make you stronger – it can make the players stronger too. We have talked about the Cardiff game and coming through that. We knew before that game how much pressure there would be. “There was more pressure on the players that day than on me. That was the first time I have ever experienced that. As a manager, you have to use your knowledge and resolve to deal with certain situations. “I had some really testing times last season, as we know. It’s about being a manager who can control certain situations.” The prevailing situation is such that skipper Fabricio Coloccini has moved in a seemingly vain attempt to head off a revolt by appealing to fans to get behind the team as they look for their first league win of the campaign. Writing in his programme notes, the Argentinian said: “We are football fans too, so we understand that things can get frustrating. But please, support the team for 90 minutes inside the stadium. We need your support.” Pardew claimed after the Southampton game that his players had been affected by the atmosphere, and has been working this week to prevent a repeat having experienced both the highs and the lows of what St James’ can offer. He said: “I think it is important that they [the players] understand the history and dynamics of this football club. “At this club, we have had nights here which take my breath away, like Benfica when we were pushing for the goal in the second half and Arsenal when we came back from four down and Chelsea when we beat them. They were unbelievable atmospheres. “You are going to get the other side from time to time. I would not say this is a normal negative game, I think it is a little more than that. “You have to deal with that emotion. It’s an emotional crowd which relays itself on to the pitch. The players are going to have to deal with it. “The one thing I think is important is that on Saturday, I will look for players who I think are struggling with the situation, more so to protect them. “It may well be that at half time, I make an early change. It might be that the situation has got too much for that individual player, not because he is necessarily playing poorly.” This weekend’s fixture will see Pardew will come face-to-face – and hopefully, no closer – with Hull midfielder David Meyler, the man he infamously head-butted during last season’s encounter between the sides at the KC Stadium. He insists he is a changed man in the wake of that incident and will extend the hand of friendship this time around. Pardew said: “Obviously I have had to change. It is an incident I apologised for and regretted. “I do not think I have seen him since. I will shake his hand and I am sure he will smile at me. It is something I like to think that I have learnt from.” Press Association The 53-year-old will send his team into Barclays Premier League battle with Hull on Saturday firm in the knowledge that many of the 50,000-plus spectators who will pack into St James’ Park will do so ready to demand his removal as manager. Travelling supporters did just that during last weekend’s abject 4-0 defeat at Southampton, but the stakes will be raised significantly this time around with Pardew facing a repeat of the broadside aimed at him during the final home game of last season against Cardiff. Alan Pardew is steeling himself to walk into a storm as he attempts to cling on to his job as Newcastle manager. last_img read more