Daniel Sunjata, Kate Jennings Grant & More Will Join Blythe Danner in The Country House

first_img Daniel Sunjata Sunjata was nominated for a Tony for his performance in Take Me Out and most recently appeared on Broadway in Macbeth. On screen, he can be seen in Graceland, Smash, The Dark Knight Rises and The Devil Wears Prada. Grant’s Broadway’s credits include The Lyons, Guys and Dolls, Proof and An American Daughter. Lange makes his Broadway debut with The Country House; on screen, he has appeared in Weeds, Lost and the upcoming films Imagined and Nightcrawler. Rasche’s stage credits include Little Miss Sunshine off-Broadway, as well as To Be Or Not To Be, Getting and Spending and Speed-the-Plow on the Great White Way. This marks Steele’s Broadway debut; she was seen off-Broadway in Slowgirl, Russian Transport, All-American and Speech and Debate. The Country House Star Files View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 23, 2014center_img The Country House will feature sets by John Lee Beatty, costumes by Rita Ryack, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, sound design by Obadiah Eaves and original music by Peter Golub. Daniel Sunjata, Kate Jennings Grant, Eric Lange, David Rasche and Sarah Steele will join the previously announced Tony and Emmy winner Blythe Danner in Donald Margulies’ The Country House. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, the production will begin performances on Broadway on September 9. Opening night is set for October 2 at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Inspired by Chekhov’s pastoral comedies, The Country House follows Anna Patterson (Danner), the matriarch of a brood of famous and longing-to-be-famous artists who have gathered at their Berkshires summerhouse during the Williamstown Theatre Festival. When the weekend takes an unexpected turn, the group is forced to improvise—inciting a series of jealousies, romantic outbursts and passionate soul-searching. The play received its world premiere at Geffen Playhouse in June. Related Showslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Hunchback of Notre Dame to Release Cast Album & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the holiday weekend. The Hunchback of Notre Dame to Release Album Annoyed that you missed Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse and/or New Jersey’s Paper Mill over the 2014-15 season? Well, there’s good news! The American premiere studio recording will be released on November 20 on Sh-K-Boom, featuring Broadway faves Michael Arden as Quasimodo, Patrick Page as Dom Claude Frollo, Ciara Renée as Esmeralda, Andrew Samonsky as Captain Phoebus de Martin, Erik Liberman as Clopin Trouillefou and more. Directed by Scott Schwartz with a book by Peter Parnell, the musical is a darker take on Disney’s 1996 film and Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel about Quasimodo, a deformed bellringer at the Notre Dame cathedral, and his unlikely relationship with the gypsy Esmeralda.Preludes, Starring Gabriel Ebert & More, ExtendsDave Malloy’s Preludes has extended off-Broadway at Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theater. Developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin, the production will now run through August 2; it had previously been set to shutter on July 19. The show features Tony winners Gabriel Ebert and Nikki M. James, along with Eisa Davis, Joseph Keckler, Chris Sarandon and Or Matias, on piano, and is a musical fantasia set in the hypnotized mind of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff.Tony Nominee Set for West End-Bound Mrs HendersonA bit of a switcheroo has gone on with the previously reported, eagerly anticipated, stage adaptation of the 2005 cult film Mrs Henderson Presents. Tracie Bennett has stepped in for Janie Dee, who has had to withdraw from the production for personal reasons. It’s no surprise that director Terry Johnson has turned to Bennett—he helmed her Tony nominated performance in End of the Rainbow. Mrs Henderson Presents will play at the Theatre Royal Bath August 15 through September 5, and has now confirmed that it aims to transfer to London’s West End. The stellar creative team also includes Tony winner Don Black, George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain.Nicole Scherzinger Does CarouselNicole Scherzinger is teasing us fans of the Great White Way. First of all, she goes and kills a number from Avenue Q. Then, at A Capitol Fourth this past weekend, she sang the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein number “If I Loved You” from Carousel, below. Please Ms. Scherzinger, isn’t it now time you announce that you will make your Broadway debut reprising your Olivier nominated performance in the Cats revival next year…?!last_img read more

International Agriculture Day 2012

first_imgThe task of ending world hunger begins with understanding that poverty affects over 1 billion people worldwide, who lack of resources or live in areas engaged in conflict. In developing countries, one of three children is malnourished. The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences faculty, staff and students celebrated international education within the college and the international activities CAES students this month at International Day 2012. “We would like to have 100 percent of our students study abroad,” said CAES Dean J. Scott Angle. “Our goal is to get everyone to go overseas to learn a different culture. If we can get all our students to understand that this is an international business that we’re in, and that feeding the hungry around the world is all of our responsibility, then we can be exactly where we need to be.” To emphasize the college’s goal of building a more food-secure global community, Maria Navarro, associate professor of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, served foods representative of the diets in high-, low- and mid-income countries. Former study abroad participants Paul Adeyemi, a senior studying Agricultural Engineering, and Myra Clarisse Ferrer, who is pursuing her PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics, shared their travel experiences with the crowd last week. William McFall, a master’s degree student studying Agricultural and Environmental Economics, took home a CAES Graduate Student International Travel Award to pay for a plane ticket to Brazil, where he will present a paper. Laura Ney, who has worked extensively with farmers living near UGA’s campus in Costa Rica, was honored with the college’s Undergraduate Global Citizen Award. The award recognizes a student who has embraced global citizenship by participating in and promoting the college’s international outreach efforts. Ney and Adeyemi will receive their Certificates in International Agriculture this spring along with four other CAES undergraduates. Food Science student Ariel Chan, Agricultural Education student Amanda Stephens, Environmental Economics and Management student Ben Dymecki and Biological Sciences student Ukachi Ugorji also will receive certificates. CAES offers the International Agriculture Certificate to students who achieve fluency in a second language and complete a minimum 8-week internship in a country where English is not the first language. The college started offering a graduate certificate in International Agriculture this year. Graduate students Na Hao, Zachary King and Ishakh Pulakkatu thodi also took prizes in this year’s international photo contest. For more information about study abroad programs offered through CAES or about the International Agricultural Certificate program visit www.global.uga.edu.last_img read more

Man Shot by Police in Deer Park After Domestic Dispute Call

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police officers responding to a domestic dispute call at a Deer Park apartment complex Wednesday shot a 40-year-old man who had allegedly threatened to cut off his father’s head, police said.Eric Bohlsen was first stunned with a Taser and then shot in the chest after he lunged at responding officers, police said. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he underwent surgery and was listed in stable condition, police said. No officers were injured.Officers were called to Babylon Park Center, a complex off of Carlls Straight Path, at 10:30 a.m., police said, after the father, 79-year-old Edward Bohlsen, notified police that his son had threatened to cut off his head.Police immediately became involved in a foot pursuit through the complex with the man who was threatening officers with a knife, police said.The younger Bohlsen was shot inside the apartment that he shares with his father after lunging at officers, police said.His father, who was not injured, also told responding officers that his son suffers from psychological issues and was not taking his medication, police said.Eric Bohlsen was arrested on two outstanding warrants and additional charges are pending, police said.Police said the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information can call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

It’s official! UHPA Days 2019 will be held in Vinkovci

first_imgAs it was before announced i.e. promised, it also received official confirmation today. UHPA Days in 2019 will be held in Vinkovci. Representatives of UHPA, Tomislav Fain, president and Ivana Maltar, head of the office visited Vinkovci yesterday and today and in cooperation with TZ Vinkovci agreed to cooperate on the organization of UHPA Day in Vinkovci, which will be held from 21 to 23 March. 2019. “After an agreement with the Vinkovci Tourist Board and hoteliers, I can confirm that the UHPA Days will be in Slavonia, more precisely in the city of Vinkovci. Everyone talks a lot about Slavonia, and we initially supported the Initiative to hold the Days of Croatian Tourism in Slavonia, as well as announced that we will hold the UHPA Days in Slavonia. We promised before that we would come, and now we are just fulfilling our promise. We do not just want to talk, but we want to give our all and concretely act to better position Slavonia in terms of tourism. First of all, I think that our members should get to know this part of Croatia because many of them do not know what Slavonia has to offer, and I personally think that it can do a lot. That is why we are coming for UHPA members to get acquainted with the tourist offer of Slavonia live “Said Tomislav Fain, President of UHPA. UHPA Days is an annual meeting organized by UHPA, the largest national professional association of travel agencies, bringing together more than 150 participants, travel agencies – UHPA members, representatives of the Ministry of Tourism, Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Croatian National Tourist Board, tourism professional associations and other Croatian stakeholders. tourism sector.This is a great opportunity for the whole of Slavonia to present its tourist offer to travel agencies and meet agents and representatives of travel agencies directly on the spot.Thus, 2019 will certainly be a great positive turning point for Slavonia, since the UHPA Days and the Days of Croatian Tourism (Vinkovci, Osijek) will be held in Slavonia.RELATED NEWS:TOMISLAV FAIN, UHPA: WE SUPPORT THE INITIATIVE TO HELD TOURISM DAYS IN SLAVONIA AND I ANNOUNCE UHPA DAY 2019 IN SLAVONIAlast_img read more

Pertamina loses partners, eyes new investors for refinery megaprojects

first_imgState-owned oil giant Pertamina is scouting for new partners to develop multibillion dollar oil refineries in Indonesia after its previous partners, from Saudi Aramco to Oman’s Overseas Oil and Gas LLC (OOG), pulled out.Pertamina recently signed deals with Taiwanese petrochemical giant CPC and a South Korean consortium to develop the Balongan and Tuban refineries respectively. It is eyeing other companies from various countries for other refineries, according to company spokesperson Fajriyah Usman.The refineries, once completed, are expected to double Indonesia’s fuel output, enabling Pertamina to meet the country’s growing transportation fuel demand without raising fuel imports, a major contributor to the nation’s trade deficit. “None of these refineries have been removed [from the National Strategic Projects] and all of them are on track,” Fajriyah said on June 5. Projects listed under the National Strategic Projects are eligible for government aid, providing an incentive for investment.Indonesia has set a goal to process more resources domestically to boost export revenue and narrow the nation’s current account deficit, which continues to weigh down the economy. Fajriyah and Pertamina megaprojects and petrochemical director Ignatius “Lete” Tallulembang, the man who oversees the refinery projects, shared updates from the national strategic projects.Cilacap refinery The five-year partnership between Saudi Arabia’s national oil company, Aramco, and Pertamina officially ended, allowing the latter to move forward in expanding its refinery in Cilacap, Central Java.Lete said on June 5 that Aramco sent the partnership cancellation letter on April 21. The two companies had disagreed over the refinery’s value.Thus, Pertamina sent on May 22 an offer to United Arab Emirates oil company Adnoc to replace Aramco in developing Cilacap. While waiting for a response, Pertamina plans to focus on developing the biofuel refinery facility within the Cilacap compound.“The land is settled. We will look for opportunities to build what we can while waiting for a new partner,” he said.Aramco declined to comment. Adnoc did not respond to queries from The Jakarta Post.Bontang refineryDevelopment of the Bontang refinery in East Kalimantan has been put on hold while Pertamina looks for a new partner after its partnership agreement expired in December last year with Omani energy firm OOG. The project faced land acquisition issues.“We will put in on hold. We will study the supply and demand again. Once that’s clear, we will talk to stakeholders,” said Lete.Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan said in December last year his office was looking at UAE oil companies Mubadala and Adnoc to replace OOG in developing Bontang.Read also: Pertamina mulls relocating multibillion-dollar project to Sumatra over land issueBalikpapan refineryThe Balikpapan refinery, which is the only project to have begun construction, reached 17 percent completion as of May 24, with pipes and valves on site, according to Pertamina.Lete said the project, located in East Kalimantan with 5,300 workers under employment, would continue despite supply chain problems due to lockdowns around the world as countries work to contain COVID-19.“Based on the current progress, the expected completion date is still as initially planned; mid-2023,” he said.Balongan refineryThe first phase of the three-phase Balongan refinery expansion project in West Java would be completed in 2022, the earliest among all refinery projects, said Lete.Pertamina signed on June 5 a deal with its Taiwanese counterpart CPC to develop the third phase of the Balongan facility, which is an $8 billion petrochemical plant slated for operation in 2026.Pertamina president director Nicke Widyawati said Friday the project could help Pertamina become “a major petrochemical business player in the Asia-Pacific” over the next 10 years.The facility is expected to produce 1 million tons of ethylene each year. Ethylene, like most petrochemicals, is predominantly used to make plastic products.CPC vice president JZ Fang said the project’s total value was NT$250 billion (US$8.36 billion), as reported by Taiwanese media outlets.He also said CPC and Pertamina would hold a 45 percent stake each with the remaining 10 percent reserved for potential investors.Tuban refineryPertamina has continued to struggle with land-related issues over a refinery in Tuban, East Java.The oil company secured all 328 hectares of land owned by the Environment and Forestry Ministry as of May 11 and completed 86 percent of its coastline restoration program as of May 23.Lete said Pertamina had also purchased 37 percent of 384 ha of privately owned land in the project site with plans to purchase the remaining 63 percent by the third quarter.“The engineering design goes on but was slightly affected by the [social restrictions], resulting in a slight slowdown in progress,” he said.Dumai refineryPertamina signed on May 22 a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indonesian state construction firm PT Nindya Karya and a South Korean consortium to look into a $1.5 billion refinery expansion in Dumai, Riau.“This is still a very early stage deal. It’s a non-binding MoU,” Lete said on Friday.Read also: Pertamina, South Korean consortium to develop Dumai refineryHe said Pertamina was also in talks with United States energy firm ConocoPhillips to produce a methanol gas processing facility in Dumai.Plaju refineryThe Plaju refinery, which is set to specialize in producing palm oil-based biofuels, is at its basic engineering design phase.Pertamina also plans to experiment producing bioavtur (aviation fuel), biogasoline and biodiesel in the Plaju refinery, located in South Sumatra, this year.“We will conduct efficiency and modernization measures but we will focus first on developing the biorefinery,” said Lete.Pertamina and Italian oil company Eni recently ended their partnership to develop the Plaju refinery. The two companies faced complications related to the European Union’s palm oil standards, which are more stringent than Indonesia’s standards due to deforestation concerns.Topics :last_img read more

No Spurs, Man Utd offers; Real Madrid players want nothing to do with Bale

first_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThese Films Were Sued For The Weirdest Reasons12 Marvel Superheroes Before The Fame8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeTop 8 Most Fun Sylvester Stallone Movies read also:Tottenham in talks over Bale return – agent “The coach (Zinedine Zidane) doesn’t even want to see him. “The squad, and especially the hard core, want nothing to do with Gareth and agree with the coach.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Real Madrid are waiting for a first offer to arrive for outcast Gareth Bale. While agent Jonathan Barnett has claimed Bale wishes to return to Tottenham this summer, Real are yet to field any firm offer either from the Londoners or fellow suitors Manchester United. That’s according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, while speaking on El Chiringuito de Jugones. “There is a problem, and it is that it is rumoured that Manchester United has come for Bale, and they tell me from the top that no one has come, but hopefully they will come,” revealed Inda.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

East Central FFA Competes in Forestry CDE

first_imgSt. Leon, IN—On November 14th, 13 members from the East Central FFA Chapter competed in the Area 1 Forestry Career Development Event at South Ripley High School. Contestants had to use their skills in forestry to complete an exam and identify different species of trees by their leaves, seeds, and wood samples. East Central’s top-ranking team placed 2nd. That team consisted of Madison Shumate, Madison McAdams, Alex Dudley, and Heath Doll.  This team has the opportunity to compete at the state contest on December 14th. Other members that competed include Adrien King, Bradley Kolb, Elizabeth Stout, Lewis Darringer, Kylee Starost, and Evan Kuhn. We also had 3 middle school members compete including Danny Callahan, Lloyd Darringer, and Issac Hartman. Our top placing individual was Madison Shumate placing 5th overall. Congrats to all members that participated!last_img read more

Pellegrini won’t change his outlook

first_img The Chilean pointed to the goals against column in City’s defence and responded to Sam Allardyce’s comments last month that Mangala had been left exposed at West Ham by referencing his side’s prolific record against the Hammers last season. “When you are a manager and win you have all the solutions,” Pellegrini said. “The same manager (Allardyce), we last year scored 14 goals (in four games against West Ham) and he didn’t have the solution. “We are conceding goals but we are the third best defence in the league, with one more goal (conceded) than Chelsea. “So be careful, we’re not so bad.” While Pellegrini might be glad of the break, QPR’s momentum has been halted after four impressive performances in succession, albeit with just four points claimed. The defeat of Aston Villa, draw with City and losses to Liverpool and Chelsea have shown a marked improvement in Harry Redknapp’s side. There is a togetherness and spirit, epitomised by midfielder Karl Henry. “Karl wasn’t in my team at the end of last season in the Championship,” Redknapp said. “Now he’s got back in and is going to be very hard to shift. “If you’ve got people doing that then you’ve got a chance (of survival).” Charlie Austin’s goals give QPR an opportunity, too. He was a menace throughout against City, scoring his sixth of the season and fourth goal in three games in front of England boss Roy Hodgson. Redknapp, who signed Austin from Burnley, tried to play down the talk of an England call-up for the former non-League player, whose grandfather he knows well. “His granddad Ozzy is my mate,” added Redknapp, who recalled a conversation when he was boss at Tottenham. “‘Have a look at my grandson, Harry.’ I asked who he was playing for and he said Hungerford. I’m managing in the Premier League – I’m not going to nip down to Hungerford Town. “I couldn’t see him getting in the Tottenham team when he was at Poole Town. I thought he’s not better than (Jermain) Defoe or (Rafael) van der Vaart. “When he was at Swindon he said ‘my Charlie’s doing well’. I only know Ozzy as Ozzy, I didn’t realise he was called Austin. I suddenly realised who Charlie was. “He’s a great lad and appreciates being a footballer. He’s a fantastic boy, he really is. “Roy has seen him here. He’ll make a decision whether he’s up to it. He’s got to keep scoring goals and if he keeps doing that then he’s got a chance.” Joey Barton compared Austin to Rickie Lambert, who is in the England squad. Barton said: “If you’re not playing for Liverpool – who can’t really hit a cow’s a*** with a banjo at the minute in terms of their frontline – and you can’t get a game for them how do you get in the England squad?” Barton has Austin in his Fantasy Football team. “My mates before the Villa game were giving him a load of stick because he hadn’t scored,” Barton added. “They took him out and I kept faith with him and he has produced for me.” Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has vowed to stick to his tried and tested approach to arrest the champions’ poor run of form. The international break comes after one win in six matches for City, with their Champions League future teetering on the edge and with them eight points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea. The latest blow came against survival hopefuls QPR in a 2-2 draw when City were outplayed bar Sergio Aguero’s brilliance and double strike. Pellegrini, though, insisted he would not compromise his plans. “We don’t have any doubts,” Pellegrini said. “We will continue to work in the same way we are doing. “We’ll continue to play the style of play we always do. And especially for me, when you have a bad moment you must have more trust in what you do. “It’s important to have the national break in this moment. “We are maybe not in a very good moment but the team continued fighting, continued working until the end. We tried to win. “We had a lot of chances to score. We didn’t do it. That’s why we just drew.” Pellegrini made some alterations following the midweek loss to CSKA Moscow – four changes in personnel and a change in shape to a 4-4-1-1 – but City were still susceptible in defence, particularly without Vincent Kompany as Eliaquim Mangala struggled. Press Associationlast_img read more

Aaron Ramsey calls for video technology after disallowed goal

first_imgArsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has called for video technology to help officials get big decisions correct after seeing his effort against Liverpool wrongly chalked off for offside. Press Association The Wales midfielder struck in the first half of Monday’s 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium but was deemed offside when collecting Santi Cazorla’s pass and finishing past Simon Mignolet. However, replays showed he was in line with Martin Skrtel and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger said after the game he knew Ramsey was onside even though he was watching from his technical area. Ramsey’s would-be goal came in a first half that was ultimately dominated by Liverpool, who came up against an inspired Petr Cech in the Arsenal goal as he kept out Benteke’s close-range strike and tipped a superb Coutinho effort on to the post – the second time the Brazilian hit the frame of the goal. After the break it was a different story as the hosts looked for their first away win of the season, but to no avail. “We tried to push for the goal but it didn’t quite happen,” Ramsey said. “A few times they went on the counter attack. Our goalkeeper pulled off some good saves. It was frustrating that we could not get the goal. “It is important not to lose the big games and get something out of them, which we have managed to do. Hopefully we beat Newcastle and go on a bit of a run after the international break.” Liverpool remain unbeaten from their opening three games having seen off both Stoke and Bournemouth leading into Monday night’s encounter. They have also yet to concede a goal and defender Dejan Lovren has started to form a good understanding with Skrtel – something the former Southampton man wants to build on in the coming weeks. “I’d say we’re disappointed not to have won,” Lovren told Liverpool’s official website. “Especially in the first half we had so many chances. They also had some good chances but I think we were defensively perfect and everyone did a great job. We need to continue like this and the goals will come. “The first thing for us was not to concede and then after that to finish (chances). Cech was amazing and made a brilliant save from Benteke on the line, but in the end, it’s a good point because we know it’s tough here every time.” It is the second time in a week that officials have got a big call wrong, with the Premier League feeling the need to contact clubs in the last seven days to clarify a change in the rulings. Ironically, it was Liverpool who again benefited as Christian Benteke’s match-winning strike against Bournemouth was not ruled out despite Philippe Coutinho appearing to be offside. And Ramsey wants referees to be given the support of video replays to make sure the game does not continue to be marred by incorrect decisions. “Of course,” he replied when asked if players want technology to be used. “On another day we should have been 1-0 up. To look at a video for 20 seconds would maybe have changed the outcome of the game. “The replays suggest I was onside so it should have stood. But the linesman thought it was offside. Those things happen. “I thought I held my run and I thought I was onside. I took a glance over just to make sure and the flag was up. “I think we can take a leaf out of rugby. They do it really well. You see on the screens, they go up there for 20 seconds and they get the decision right in the end. Football can learn something from that.” last_img read more