Jackie and Marilyn Starts Performances Off-Broadway

first_img Jackie and Marilyn stars Lorraine Farris as Jackie Kennedy, Lella Satie as Marilyn Monroe and Aaron Mathias as John F. Kennedy. View Comments Related Shows Jackie and Marilyn explores our fascination with two of the most glamorous and famous women of their time. The play is a fictional imagining of what might have gone on behind closed doors of one of the most famous love triangles in history—if it ever happened. Jackie and Marilyn Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2014 Sheri Graubert’s Jackie and Marilyn begins performances on April 17 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row. Under the direction of Sanja Bestic, the play will open officially on April 18 and run through May 3.last_img read more

The 7 Blazing Stars of Punk Rock on Breaking Rules, Swear Words & Wild Animals

first_img If my character were an animal he would be… a cat. Cats are loving creatures that constantly see and hear things that aren’t visible to other people. That’s why Egyptians thought they were guardians of the underworld. Cats hear the banging. DOUGLAS SMITH (William Carlisle) If my character were an animal she would be… a fox. Cissy is sexy and sly but also elegant and scared. She likes being the leader of the pack. My least favorite subject in school was… French. Bizarre because I am huge Francophile. I guess I just really didn’t like my teachers. Bad luck I suppose. If my character were an animal he would be… a lion. Very proud and menacing and willing to do anything to be the head of the pride. My favorite song to rock out to is… “Bizarre Love Triangle” by New Order. I mean is there need to explain this more? I am a huge fan of this band. Enough said. LILLY ENGLERT (Cissy Franks) If my character were an animal he would be… a snake. Much like a snake, Chadwick knows when to lay low and when to bite, and even though he might get stepped on sometimes, he comes out on top in the end. Related Shows My favorite curse word is… a toss-up between “f*ckface” and “d*ckface.” I generally like to get faces involved in my curses. WILL PULLEN (Bennett Francis) View Comments My favorite song to rock out to is… probably something by Led Zeppelin. “Kashmir” or “When the Levee Breaks.” If my character were an animal he would be… a Husky, I think. Not quite a wolf. He’s too loving and playful. My favorite curse word is… bollocks. It’s actually just one of my favorite words, the sound of the “b” and the “k” is the perfect combination. My favorite song to rock out to is… “Black Skinhead” by Kanye West. When I hear that song I just want to dance like crazy! It has such an angry sexy beat, I love it. Punk Rock My favorite curse word is… trollop. My friend said this word once in conversation and I was like, “What IS that word?!” She told me what it meant and I just thought it was so wonderfully medieval. My favorite curse word is… F*ck. It’s the most versatile curse word and just really f*cking fun to say. My least favorite subject in school was… probably math because that was a subject that was actually useful and I tended to gravitate towards more creative and absolutely pointless fields of study like acting, or my current college major, philosophy. My least favorite subject in school was… math. It was always so hard for me to understand, and by the end of high school I just sort of gave up. My favorite curse word is… F*ck. But it’s a gateway curse word. An opener. A solid. If my character were an animal she would be… a monkey. Nurturing by nature but also feisty. My least favorite subject in school was… Physics. It was utterly abstract to me and I couldn’t get my head around any of it. Just the thought of Physics gives me hate quivers. The most trouble I ever got into in school was… in junior high. I got a little too curious about the alley that lay behind my school in NYC. It was only accessible through the girl’s bathroom window in the basement and I snuck out and found the remains of a bird carcass and brought it back into the school. When it was discovered in the bathroom and I was reprimanded for endangering the student body, I lied and told them I was interested in the dead bird for scientific research. My favorite music to rock out to is… between Joe Cocker and James Brown. Fearless musicians. Joe Cocker’s uncontrollable body gets me going like nothing else. My least favorite subject in school was… one French class where our teacher had been teaching for a little too long I think and she started accusing us of peeing in her plant water. We didn’t learn too much French that year. COLBY MINIFIE (Lilly Cahill) ANNIE FUNKE (Tanya Gleason) My favorite song to rock out to is… “She Said Yeah” by The Rolling Stones. The most trouble I ever got into in school was… in 5th grade. I had a chair reserved for me outside the classroom and was told to “take a walk outside” at least once a day. NOAH ROBBINS (Chadwick Meade) My favorite song to rock out to is… “Forgot About Dre” by Eminem and Dr. Dre. I feel like no song better captures the struggles of growing up in suburban Maryland during the ‘90s and early 2000s. My least favorite subject in school was… anything that didn’t end with a performance final. But especially math. The most trouble I ever got into in school was… I must admit, I was a bit of a good girl in high school, but I do remember my senior year I had a bad case of “senioritis” and my drama teacher sat me down and basically told me I had an attitude problem and needed to cut it the hell out. My favorite curse word is… C*nt. Definitely my favorite. My favorite song to rock out to is… Not even ashamed: MILEY. My least favorite subject in school… depended entirely on the teacher. And I’d make sure to give them hell for it. PICO ALEXANDER (Nicholas Chatman) The most trouble I ever got into in school was… when I forgot all my science books at home. The teacher was so angry with me that she asked me for my diary to write a note to my parents and I had also forgotten my diary. It was a bad day, I had to write 100 lines and stay after school. The most trouble I ever got into in school was… when I got suspended for being drunk at school. It was Alcohol Awareness Day and my friends and I pregamed for it and got busted. It was not the smartest thing I’ve ever done. If my character were an animal she would be… Simon Stephens wrote a line for Lilly where she describes what kind of animals she is. She lists, “a wolf, a leopard, a rhinoceros, a gazelle, a cheetah, an eagle, a snake.” I think she fits all of these animals. She’s sly, sexy, observant, fierce, alluring, still, caring and carnivorous. The most trouble I ever got into in school was… in 8th grade. We had to wear a uniform and one day I forgot to wear a belt. Believe it or not, this was a huge deal, so I got detention and had to write a paragraph about how my infraction affected the school community. I ended up writing an incredibly sarcastic answer about how belts represent the circle of life and how not wearing one is to deny one’s humanity. I got in more trouble. My favorite curse word is… F*ck. No questions. I use it far more than any human should. Most trouble I ever got into in school was… when I didn’t go. Or was late. It seemed to me that the administration’s main objective was to make sure we were in class on time—not that we learned anything. For those about to Rock, we salute you! Simon Stephens’ gritty high school drama Punk Rock is making some serious noise at off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Theatre. Directed by Trip Cullman, the new MCC Theater production about a group of troubled students in Stockport, England, features a hot, young ensemble cast: Douglas Smith, Colby Minifie, Will Pullen, Lilly Englert, Pico Alexander, Annie Funke and Noah Robbins. Get to know the new off-Broadway stars below, then see them in Punk Rock, opening November 17. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 7, 2014last_img read more

Caribbean countries now named on US list of illicit drug producing…

first_imgAt least four Caribbean countries have been named by the United States as major illicit drug producing countries.In its 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, the State Department noted the Bahamas, Belize, Haiti and Jamaica were also described as major drug-transit countries.According to Washington, a major illicit drug producing country is one in which 1,000 hectares or more of illicit opium poppy and illicit coca is cultivated or harvested during a year; or 5,000 hectares or more of illicit cannabis is cultivated or harvested during a year.Jamaica highlightedThe report notes that Jamaica remains the largest Caribbean supplier of marijuana to the US and other Caribbean islands.“Although cocaine and synthetic drugs are not produced locally, Jamaica is a transit point for drugs trafficked from South America to North America and other international markets,” the report noted, stating that in 2016, drug production and trafficking were enabled and accompanied by organized crime, domestic and international gang activity, and police and government corruption.“Illicit drugs are also a means of exchange for illegally-trafficked firearms entering the country, exacerbating Jamaica’s security situation,” the report stated.It said drugs flow from and through Jamaica by maritime conveyance, air freight, human couriers, and private aircraft.“Marijuana and cocaine are trafficked from and through Jamaica into other Caribbean nations, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Jamaica is a transit point for cocaine moving from Central America to the United States, and some drug trafficking organizations exchange Jamaican marijuana for cocaine.”Jamaica has advantagesThe report noted factors that contribute to drug trafficking include Jamaica’s convenient geographic position as a waypoint for illicit drugs trafficked from Latin America include its lengthy, rugged, and difficult-to patrol coastline; a high volume of tourist travel and airline traffic; its status as a major transshipment hub for maritime containerized cargo,  inadequate educational and employment opportunities for at-risk youth who engage in crime, and a struggling economy that encourages marijuana cultivation in rural areas.Law enforcement authorities moderately effectiveThe report notes that while the government and law enforcement authorities are committed to combating narcotics and illicit trafficking “their efforts were only moderately effective in 2016 because of insufficient resources, corruption, an inefficient criminal justice system, and the inability of lawmakers to adopt meaningful legislation to combat corruption.“In 2015, legislation to decriminalize the possession and use of small amounts of marijuana for personal use (including religious purposes) went into effect.”Belize The State Department also named Belize as the lone CARICOM country with major sources of precursor or essential chemicals used in the production of illicit narcotics.Money launderingRegarding money laundering, Washington named all the15 member CARICOM countries “whose financial institutions engage in currency transactions involving significant amounts of proceeds from international narcotics trafficking.”But it acknowledged that the “complex nature of money laundering transactions today makes it difficult in many cases to distinguish the proceeds of narcotics trafficking from the proceeds of other serious crime. “Moreover, financial institutions engaging in transactions involving significant amounts of proceeds of other serious crime are vulnerable to narcotics-related money laundering.”Washington said this year’s list of major money laundering countries “recognizes this relationship by including all countries and other jurisdictions, whose financial institutions engage in transactions involving significant amounts of proceeds from all serious crime.”last_img read more

Baždarević before the Match with Belgium: We have to be brave!

first_img(Source: klix.ba) Press conference at which the national team head coach Mehmed Baždarević and national team player Miralem Pjanić, addressed reporters took place on the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, on the eve before the match against the national team of Belgium, which is played within the qualifications for the European Championship in France 2016.“When it comes to the health newsletter, there are no bad news, all players are healthy and ready to play. We did what we needed to do and we are ready for tomorrow’s match, which will be very difficult,” said Baždarević at the very beginning of the press conference.Head coach spoke about the Belgians with carefully chosen words, but he emphasized that Dragons have chances in this match as well.“We all know the qualities of Belgium team. They are way better than they used to be before, their players are playing in the big European clubs. However, we also have our players, even though some of them do not play in clubs. However, determination and desire can make up for something that some players might be missing,” said Baždarević.This is a very important match for B&H in order to continue with the qualifications, and Dragons will not calculate.“We were thinking and analyzing Belgium, and we made our strategy. It would be a mistake to calculate and play for one point. We have to be brave, we have the qualities and we must be aggressive. Belgium team has its qualities, but they have their flaws as well. We have arguments to play very good match tomorrow and make a good result,” said Baždarević.He haven’t decided on the first set up yet.last_img read more