Christian Borle, Brian D’Arcy James & More Set for B’way-Aimed Something Rotten Lab

first_img The show has music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, with a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell and is set in Renaissance England where two brothers, Nick and Nigel Bottom (d’Arcy James and Cariani), are desperate to write a hit play. But how can they when the competition is the biggest star of the era, everyone’s favorite bard: William Shakespeare (Borle)? So they seek out the soothsayer Nostradamus. But not the Nostradamus, his nephew Thomas, who gives our heroes a completely original idea from the future—write a play with songs! And thus, the first ever musical is born. Other company members for the workshop include Allen Fitzpatrick, Kate Reinders, Jeff Steitzer and Gerry Vichi. View Comments Casting for the Seattle incarnation will be announced later. This is one to watch. Broadway favorites Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher), Brian D’Arcy James (Shrek), Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone), John Cariani (Fiddler) and Brad Oscar (The Producers) will lead a developmental lab of Something Rotten in New York this October. Directed by Aladdin’s Casey Nicholaw, the buzzed about new musical comedy is scheduled to premiere at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre next Spring.center_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Something Rotten!last_img read more

Amanda Seyfried & Thomas Sadoski Open in The Way We Get By

first_imgLes Miz and Mamma Mia! movie fave Amanda Seyfried and Tony nominee Thomas Sadoski will officially open in The Way We Get By on May 19. The Second Stage production is making its world premiere at the Tony Kiser Theatre.Neil LaBute’s two-character play follows Beth and Doug, two people who wake up together following a drunken wedding reception they both attended. Forced to question how much they really know about each other and how much they care about what other people think, the pair face a very awkward encounter revolving around love, lust and the whole damn thing.Directed by Leigh Silverman, the off-Broadway show will play a limited engagement through June 14. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 21, 2015 Related Shows View Comments The Way We Get By last_img read more

Trail Mix August 2012

first_imgTwo things are absolutely predictable about August – muggy dog days of summer and a smokin’ hot list of music for you to grab from Trail Mix.  We have done what we can do to uphold our end of the bargain, but here’s hoping Mother Nature goes a little easy on us with the heat and humidity, as these tunes are enjoyed best on a trail somewhere and not inside in the AC . . . .Patterson Hood kicks off this month’s mix with a track from his upcoming release, Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance.  As always, the Drive-By Truckers front man delivers a gut wrenching reality check on “Come Back Little Star,” whose woeful chorus is accented by the haunting harmonies of Kelly Hogan.Also featured this month are The World Famous Headliners, featuring songwriting giants Big Al Anderson, Pat McLaughlin, and Shawn Camp.  The Headliners is Anderson’s first band since he was a member of the eclectic NRBQ, and the quintet delivers rowdy, country influenced rock and roll.The August mix is fleshed out by a heady mix of rising stars and local faves.  Check out new tunes from Shannon Whitworth & Barrett Smith, Town Mountain, and Shovels & Rope, one of the hottest bands on the acoustic scene.   C-Leb & The Kettle Black drops some Seattle based Southern rock, Radney Foster delivers an acoustic rendition of a timeless treasure, Ras Alan shares his organic Appalachian reggae, and Derek Hoke goes retro with his vintage rock and roll sound.And that’s not even it!!  New tracks from Holy Ghost Tent Revival, The Illegitimate Sons, We Killed Vegas, Starroy, Toby Oler, Charlie Mars, Michael Andrews, Delta Moon, Apache Dropout, Robby Hecht, Ruby Throat, and Videotape round out a great set of music that you can download for free.  Stream it, grab it, share it.  Tell your friends.  Tell a stranger.  And get out and buy a record from these artists.  Thank them for supporting Trail Mix by throwing some money their way.Download Trail Mix August 2012 here.Click here to open the player in a new window.Download more music from month’s past here! They never go out of style.No flash player!It looks like you don’t have flash player installed. Click here to go to Macromedia download page. Powered by Flash MP3 Playerlast_img read more

Coca Cola considers building Indonesian recycling plant, slashing 25,000 tons of plastic

first_imgSoft drinks manufacturer Coca Cola Amatil Indonesia (Amatil) is looking into developing a plastic bottle recycling facility in one of the world’s top plastic polluting countries.The company said on Friday it had signed a deal with plastic packaging maker Dynapack Asia to conduct a feasibility study on developing the facility. The soft drinks maker also said it aimed to cut consumption of new plastic resin by up to 25,000 tons a year by 2022 by using recycled plastic.The statement did not mention Amatil’s total annual new plastic resin consumption. However, a 2019 report shows that the Coca-Cola Company produced 3 million tons of plastic packaging in 2017, the highest among 31 companies listed in the report.Read also: Ineffective recycling compounds Indonesia’s marine waste problem“It is a significant step toward Amatil becoming self-sustaining in the plastic materials we use, ensuring a closed-loop for plastic beverage packaging in Indonesia as a whole,” said Amatil president director Kadir Gunduz in a statement.Dynapack Asia president director Tirtadjaja Hambali said the packaging manufacturer was committed to using at least 25 percent recycled plastic in its production starting 2025, as part of its commitment to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.Indonesia aims to slash plastic waste output by 70 percent by 2025, as per the country’s contribution to the global National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP). The Southeast Asian country is the world’s second-largest marine plastic debris polluter behind China, a 2015 study reported.Topics :last_img read more

Interest growing in property surrounding Townsville’s CBD stadium site

first_imgConcept designs for Townsville’s long-awaited North Queensland stadium. Designed by 9Point9 and Cox Architecture. Picture: SuppliedINTEREST is growing in property surrounding Townsville’s $250 million CBD stadium site, with the project set to spark a surge in development. It comes after $10 million residential and commercial development Vantage on Palmer was approved on the back of renewed confidence in the city. Townsville developer and North Queensland Cowboys chairman Laurence Lancini said astute investors would be looking at opportunities in connection with the stadium. An artist’s impression of stage one of Vantage on Palmer, a $10 million residential and commercial development by local developer PDS QLD.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“You will see an uplift of valuation of properties and you then start to get associated amenities develop around the entertainment centre like food and beverage and hotels,” he said. “You will start to see a revitalisation around the area and people will start spending money on houses.“In five years’ time we are going to look back and say this stadium and everything around it is the best thing that has ever happened to this city.”It is hoped early work at the stadium site will start this year.James Cook University is already planning to partner with the Cowboys to move their sports exercise program alongside the stadium. The world-class facility would also likely include a commercial element made up of private sport and health-related operators.Colliers International Townsville managing director Peter Wheeler said there were several parties interested in development opportunities the stadium will bring. “We are dealing with people with a keen interest in the CBD or fringes since the stadium was announced and a number of properties have changed hands or been contracted during that period,” Mr Wheeler said.“I think we’ll see a lift in interest when construction does start on the stadium.”Townsville Chamber of Commerce president Troy Popham said he was “nervously optimistic” about the opportunities offered by the stadium.“I’ve heard some major accommodation brands have looked at the opportunity but for that to come (the stadium) really needs to be an integrated project,” he said.“I think this is the calm before the storm and once you see movement and action that will drive business confidence.”last_img read more

XFactor Bushings continues IMCA special events awards

first_imgTULSA, Okla. – Second-year sponsor XFactor Bushings shares the wealth again in 2015 with awards for special events competitors in three IMCA divisions.Designated place finishers at as many as 80 specials for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods receive $50 product certificates from the Tulsa, Okla., manufacturer.Certificates are mailed within a week after official race results are received at the IMCA home office.“Support from companies like XFactor add value to selected IMCA special events across the nation,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “We have already sent out a fair amount of XFactor certificates and will continue to attempt to dodge the rain at marquee special events and distribute them to qualified drivers all summer long.”Information about XFactor-made bushings is available at the www.xfactorbushings.com website, on Facebook or by calling 918 381-0076.last_img read more

Meade plots Monksland comeback

first_img Press Association “Monksland has been held up a bit with kissing spines, and might not be ready for the Hatton’s Grace,” said the Navan trainer. “If not we’ll wait for Leopardstown at Christmas. He’s never had a leg but has just been held up with little things.” Noel Meade still hopes to get Monksland back on the track by Christmas at the latest after a near two-year lay-off.center_img The seven-year-old has been sidelined since winning the Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown in December 2012 and the big Festival meeting there could be his starting point. Meade wanted to have the three-time Grade Two winner ready to make his comeback in the Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse at the end of November but faces a race against time following a setback. last_img read more

Pakistan Batsman Nasir Jamshed Banned over Corruption Charges

first_imgLahore: Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed was on Friday banned for ten years after an independent anti-corruption tribunal found him guilty of five of the seven breaches of the PCB’s anti-corruption code.According to a cricinfo report, Jamshed is not only banned from taking part in any cricketing activity at any level, the 28-year-old will also not be able to hold any management roles in Pakistan cricket for life. This was decided by the three-man tribunal.Jamshed will thus serve his second punishment in the last two years.In December 2017, Jamshed was banned for a year by the PCB after an anti-corruption tribunal found him guilty of non-cooperation in the 2017 PSL spot-fixing case. IANSlast_img

The Latest: Minnesota cutting men’s track, gym, tennis teams

first_img Associated Press The Latest: Minnesota cutting men’s track, gym, tennis teams Washington laid off 16 employees and instituted furloughs or reductions in hours for another 35 employees as part of a second-round of cost-saving measures by the school.Washington said the 16 layoffs are a combination of vacant positions and some currently filled roles.Washington had previously announced salary reductions for some members of the athletic department and instituted furloughs for all athletic staff.“We have remained committed to maintaining all 22 of our programs and to providing a world-class education and athletic experience for our students,” Washington athletic director Jen Cohen said in a statement. “In order to fulfill this commitment we are having to make some challenging personnel decisions that impact long-standing and dedicated members of our department. The current pandemic continues to have a major impact on our entire country and we are not immune.”The layoffs and furloughs are part of Washington’s efforts to cut $28 million in expenses from its athletic budget due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The school is projecting a revenue shortfall of more than $50 million and that’s if a winter or spring football season is played. ___The president of Italian soccer club Napoli has tested positive for the coronavirus.The team says Aurelio De Laurentiis was positive following a test taken Wednesday.De Laurentiis attended a Serie A meeting in Milan on Wednesday that included representatives of each of the Italian league’s 20 clubs. He was also in contact with Napoli’s players and staff recently during the team’s preseason training camp in Castel di Sangro.It wasn’t immediately clear if Napoli’s entire squad would be placed in isolation as a precautionary measure. “For a single event where many are gathering, we felt this additional safety measure was beneficial,” Texas spokesman J.B Bird said.___Boston College has suspended activities for its men’s and women’s swimming and diving program after some team members tested positive for the coronavirus.School spokesman Jason Baum says in an email that the athletes who tested positive are in isolation. He declined to say how many team members had tested positive and whether they were on the men’s or women’s team.As of Thursday, there were 68 undergraduates in isolation, including 28 in isolation housing and 40 recovering at home. Fifteen students have recovered from the virus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Minnesota is dropping men’s indoor and outdoor track and field, gymnastics and tennis because of budget concerns brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.center_img ___The University of Texas will require students to pass a COVID-19 test before they’ll be allowed to attend the No. 14 Longhorns’ season opener against UTEP on Saturday night.Texas has up to 3,000 student tickets available for the football game. To claim a ticket, a student must pass a university-provided rapid test on Friday, the school said. The test will be free to students at a cost of about $90 per test to the university.Texas will allow about 18,000 fans to attend the game at a stadium that typically seats close to 100,000. The testing requirement doesn’t apply to the general public attending the game.Texas doesn’t require students to be tested before they attend classes, although most are taking classes online, and gatherings of 10 or more people are generally not allowed. Minnesota President Joan Gabel and athletic director Mark Coyle said Thursday that the athletic department is facing a projected loss of $75 in revenue for this fiscal year following the Big Ten’s decision to postpone fall sports.School officials said the elimination of the sports will be effective at the completion of their 2020-21 competition seasons, which the teams will play if “health and safety precautions allow.”The athletic department is eliminating eight other positions in addition to those that will be cut because of the four programs being discontinued. School officials said that’s part of a personnel cost-reduction that should save $1.3 million this fiscal year.The 10% salary reductions that Coyle, football coach P.J. Fleck, men’s volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon, men’s hockey coach Bob Motzko, men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino and women’s basketball coach Lindsay Whalen had accepted already will now be extended through the entire fiscal year. That is expected to save about $1.2 million.___ September 10, 2020 Napoli’s opening Serie A match is at Parma in 10 days and the team is scheduled to play Pescara and Sporting Lisbon in preseason friendlies on Friday and Sunday.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Viterbi launches refugee virtual exchange program

first_imgAshwin Bhumbla already knows that he wants to change the world.Viterbi students participated in a Skype conference call Friday where they were able to speak to eight refugees from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Lebanon and Syria now living in Europe. Natalie Bettendorf | Daily TrojanIn his engineering diplomacy class last semester, which was taught by USC Viterbi School of Engineering professor Najmedin Meshkati last semester, Bhumbla said that one particular idea stuck with him: the idea of being a global engineer rather than a cubicle engineer.“Of course, working at Google and Apple … It’s a dream,” said Bhumbla, a freshman majoring in industrial and systems engineering. “You’re pushing your technology, you’re making it, but then you start thinking, what’s it all for and who is it all for? … What’s the point if not everybody can have access to the old technology, the old improvements?”Being in Meshkati’s class and getting involved in USC’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders encouraged Bhumbla to attend an event hosted by Viterbi in Ronald Tutor Hall Friday morning. At the event, Meshkati and Daniel Druhora, a senior digital content producer at the Viterbi Communications and Marketing group, hosted a Skype conference with eight refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea and Lebanon who are all currently living in various countries in Europe.A dozen people were in attendance, including students, faculty and alumni. The conference call lasted about two hours, with refugees recounting their experiences in camps and answering questions from USC participants about what kinds of innovations would help increase the safety and effectiveness of these camps.“The purpose of this conference call is to start dialogue between USC students, faculty and potential refugees,” Meshkati said in the email invitation for the event. “This would provide a great opportunity for us to learn more about (educated) young refugee circumstances who are either sitting ‘idle’ in refugee camps or in ‘limbo’ waiting for to be processed and how we can better frame this program for both USC and refugee students.”Druhora explained that this conference was an important step for designing a class that could be launched as early as Fall 2018. The class will have 12 USC students and 12 refugee students working together to solve a problem involved in the refugee crisis with an engineering focus.“They can split up into teams, they can identify the problem and then start to work on researching, interviewing, doing the whole process,” Druhora said. “That would be the first semester. The second semester, they would start to work on the problem, they start the prototype, they start to design things … Then it would all culminate in a meeting. So like you saw today, they’re meeting them virtually. [But] at the end of the program, they would meet them in-person.”Kayla Soren, a sophomore majoring in international relations and environmental studies, also called in for the Skype conference. Even though she is currently in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences program in Washington, D.C., she has been working with Meshkati and Druhora to launch a refugee virtual exchange project at USC. She has been helping them develop a student-driven, research-based curriculum that would encourage students to not only think about global issues, but also become active in creating necessary change.“I just felt this intense passion and I will do anything it takes to make this a success,” Soren said. “It really frustrates me, especially seeing today, like doesn’t something like this already exist? Why aren’t universities doing anything?”After the event, Bhumbla said that he was particularly struck when one refugee said that no one chooses to be a refugee.“When you start thinking about ‘Why am I at this school? What am I learning engineering for?’ the answer, I think, no matter what you’re learning, is to help people,” Bhumbla said.last_img read more