Smart People, Starring Joshua Jackson, Delays First Preview

first_img View Comments Smart People Show Closed This production ended its run on March 6, 2016 Due to the blizzard over the weekend, Smart People was forced to halt rehearsals and the first preview of Lydia R. Diamond’s play will be delayed by a day. Directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon, the show is now scheduled to officially kick off on January 27 at Second Stage Theatre’s Tony Kiser Theatre and officially open on February 11.The quest for love, achievement and identity is universal, but what role does race play in the story of our lives? On the eve of Obama’s first election, four Harvard intellectuals find themselves entangled in a complex web of social and sexual politics.The cast will include Joshua Jackson, Mahershala Ali, Anne Son and Tessa Thompson.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on exchanges. Related Showslast_img read more

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Lessons of the Week! Hamilton, Andrew Rannells & More

first_imgRannells Wants a Borle ShowmanceChristian Borle, Andrew Rannells and Stephanie J. Block will lead the revival of Falsettos, and they can’t wait to bitch in a room and break down together. Rannells is particularly eager to play Borle’s romantic partner—and perhaps more. Eight shows a week is more than enough time to fall in love and get married. Will there be a step and repeat? Will Santino be invited? Can Sydney Lucas be the flower girl? Alex Brightman Needs a Pineapple PrimerThis week, we got a look at the glamorous life of School of Rock’s Sierra Boggess. When she needs some nourishment before a show, she and Alex Brightman chow down on some pineapple. However, no one seems to have taught him how to eat one. Or maybe that’s just how rockers do it: skin and all. Remember: You’re not hardcore unless you eat your five servings of fruit hardcore. Jennifer Damiano Knows What We WantWe’ve given Jennifer Damiano a hard time for teasing us about things she wasn’t allowed to film on her American Psycho vlog and showing off a wig that didn’t veer far from her actual ‘do. But this week, she gave us exactly what we craved: a kooky interview with Alice Ripley and a parade of shirtless gentlemen. Keep up the good work, Jenn. You’re a real American Psycho Hero. Santino Fontana, Laura Benanti, James Monroe Iglehart, Sierra Boggess, Andrew Rannells & Kerry Butler(Photos: Bruce Glikas, Joan Marcus & Matthew Murphy) Roger Bart Was Born to Be BadRoger Bart plays a baddie in Disaster!, but if you want to see his good side, turn to…well, you’re out of luck. On Show People, the Tony winner lamented that his screen work has him getting heckled at airports and people wondering if he’s slipped something in their drinks. Surely there are some nice guy roles out there for Bart. Like…a wise-cracking genie who’s sometimes a wax figure. Kerry Butler Sets a Course for AdventureCome aboard; Kerry Butler’s expecting you! In the penultimate episode of Help!, Jennifer Simard took us behind the scenes of Disaster!’s Easter egg hunt, spearheaded by co-star Butler. She was so organized and energetic that she earned the title the Julie McCoy of Disaster! For our younger readers, that’s a reference to the 1977 series The Love Boat, which is weird, because Simard is only 19. J. Lo’s Birthday Party Lasted ForeverHaving a high-profile TV gig comes with plenty of perks, like going to Shades of Blue co-star Jennifer Lopez’s multi-part birthday celebration. The Tony nominee spilled the deets between 1776 rehearsals, telling us the Grammy winner/butt-touch encourager even had a step-and-repeat. We hope you didn’t get J. Lo a first edition copy of The Iliad, Santino, because we’re pretty sure she already has one of those. Happy Friday, and happy April Fools’ Day! We hope you’ve celebrated accordingly by falling for fake news stories and singing “Defying Gravity” in head voice instead of a belt. While that’s all fun and games, we have some series business to attend to: the Lessons of the Week! From Laura Benanti’s politically charged alternate career to a cavalcade of half-naked men, it’s been a wild seven days, so let’s dive in. Iglehart Is the Loudest Wax StatueFrom the literal fireworks James Monroe Iglehart prompts on stage in Aladdin, you’d never expect him to be so clandestine. The Tony-winning genie celebrated April Fools’ Day not by writing fake stories about our favorite would-be astronaut, but by taking on his quietest role yet: a Madame Tussauds wax figure that comes to life. That’s awesome; now can we get this one to come to life? It’s for a friend. Laura Benanti’s New Dream Role Is…YugeIf Laura Benanti ever grows tired of high notes and ice cream (is that even possible?), take solace in knowing she already has a new gig lined up. The She Loves Me star unleashed her Melania Trump impersonation for Stephen Colbert, and it’s uncanny. Just look at that smolder! We have no doubt Benanti can Make Broadway Great Again (with side-eye and tweets). The New King Is a Total NerdRory O’Malley was all set to star as Bill Gates in Nerds. Unfortunately, that fell through, but it all worked out for the Tony nominee, who’s about to step into the biggest hit of whatever hyperbolic time frame you choose. He’ll join the cast of Hamilton as King George, the singing monarch we love to hate. Because when God closes a Gates, he opens a window. Not a Windows, though. (Too soon?) Christopher Fitzgerald Is Super HandsyChristopher Fitzgerald and Susan Blackwell fulfilled the fantasy we never knew we had as they jumped into a cuddle puddle with Bongo the bunny. The day turned from adorable to creepy, however, when the Waitress star described Blackwell’s hands in extreme detail. It’s spot on…and slightly terrifying. Be sure to catch him at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and, uh, give him a hand. He’d really really like that. View Commentslast_img read more

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Lessons of the Week! Patti LuPone, Jennifer Lopez & More

first_imgPatti LuPone, Jennifer Lopez, Robert De Niro, Lesli Margherita, Megan Sikora & Mark Ballas(Photos: Axel Dupeux, Bruce Glikas, Brad Barket/Getty Images, Joan Marcus & Emilio Madrid-Kuser) View Comments It’s almost the weekend, and you know what that means: Time to put on your Wicked leggings, crawl into bed and watch figure-skating routines set to “Defying Gravity.” Oh, and Lessons of the Week. We’ve learned a lot from our Broadway faves over the past seven days, including what the hottest set piece is on Broadway this year to who’s dropping hints that she wants to visit the Heaviside Layer. Take a look below and study up! The Jersey Boys Give Saturdays the BootOn Saturday nights at Jersey Boys, the party doesn’t end with yelling at a bunch of cats and/or Maggie Gyllenhaal. Thanks to the cast’s Das Boot night, we now know nine to nine and a half cans of Rolling Rock will fit in a glass boot. That sounds…like the perfect way to watch Jersey Boys. Is there a sippy cup top to the boot so we can bring it into the theater? The Matilda Cast Has a Trashy SecretEven when Matilda closes, we won’t forget the gifts Looks Not Books has given us: The Q and A theme song. Cut-out Robert Pattinson. Perhaps most importantly, the sexy garbage man. Lesli Margherita and co. recently spotted him, and their reaction was a little bit naughty. Suddenly, we have the urge to take out our trash: some Schmackary’s bags, old Role Call cards, nine to 10 Rolling Rock cans… Robert De Niro Is a Broadway BarberIt’s important for the guys of A Bronx Tale to have an authentic Italian vibe. Fortunately for them, their director Robert De Niro is very hands on—particularly when it comes to their hair. Newcomer Bobby Conte Thornton revealed that the other Bobby (the Oscar winner) gave him his ‘do for the show. Do you have a barber’s license, De Niro? Are you in IATSE? We have a few follow-up questions. There Are Jellicle Songs for Jellicle CoatsBroadway is infested with Jellicles, from Grizabella to Rum Tum Tugger to…Maggie Gyllenhaal. The Oscar nominee and Broadway alum showed up to her brother Jake’s star turn in Sunday in the Park with George sporting a feline-friendly blazer. She rocked it, but we have a few ideas for accessories: leather thigh-highs, white leg-warmers, a light-up bow tie, a spiked collar… Megan Sikora Has a Reminder for Her ButtA vocal warmup is a must for nearly every actor in a musical on Broadway, and for some butt exercises are equally important. Such is the case for Megan Sikora, who left a lipstick reminder on the mirror in her Holiday Inn dressing room to warm up those glutes. You know there’s a Reminders app on the iPhone, right, Megan? It’s pretty good, and doesn’t require Windex. Grand Staircases Are In This SeasonBette Midler will descend down a famous staircase in Hello, Dolly! next year. But before that, Glenn Close will likewise take a trip down the stairs in the return of Sunset Boulevard. What other staircases can we get on the Great White Way? We happen to think this is a perfect time to bring Tom Levitt and Julia Houston’s Heaven on Earth to Broadway. Hey, if we can’t get Bombshell… Lornzo Lamas’ Pick-Ups Involve CitrusWhat’s the secret to Lorenzo Lamas’ pick-up technique? Vitamin C. The ’80s heartthrob and new The Fantasticks star shared that when he was on the Grease set, he tried flirting with Olivia Newton-John, choked, and ended up just offering her orange juice by proxy of her sister. That may not get you a girlfriend, Lorenzo, but it is a great way to prevent scurvy. King Kong Needs to Learn to SingKing Kong has had a rough time getting to Broadway. As it turns out, it’s extremely challenging to have the star of your musical not be able to speak or sing—save for a few loud, guttural battle cries. This has led to book writer Marsha Norman to depart the project, but we know there must be a way around this. Can Bill Berloni and Liz Caplan team up to train an oversized gorilla to sing? Can you just hire this guy? J. Lo’s Feeling Extra RosieAfter pushing Lin-Manuel Miranda to write a show for her, Jennifer Lopez is ready to polish her musical theater chops. J. Lo will star in and executive produce Bye Bye Birdie Live! on NBC. She’ll play Rosie, who sings “An English Teacher.” We’re sure she’ll bring some depth to it, considering she knows the profession well after starring in The Boy Next Door opposite Kristin Chenoweth and a first edition Iliad. Patti LuPone’s Gonna Make Us CrazyWest Covina has everything we could ever want: Giant pretzels, a moody Santino Fontana, Rachel Bloom as Harold Hill—and soon, Patti LuPone. The Tony-winning and Broadway-bound legend will guest star on an upcoming episode of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. We don’t know who she’s playing yet, but we sincerely hope it involves an angry Gypsy-esque number about cell phones.last_img read more

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Japan’s Sumitomo Corp. exits U.S. shale gas industry

first_imgJapan’s Sumitomo Corp. exits U.S. shale gas industry FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp has sold all its stake in the Marcellus shale gas project in the United States for an undisclosed sum, it said on Monday in a statement.Sumitomo bought a 30% stake in the project in 2010 from Rex Energy Corp, which went bankrupt in 2018. The project is now 70% owned and operated by PennEnergy Resources.“We have sold our stake as it is difficult to predict future prices of natural gas, and as it may take a long time to gain profit contribution from the project and its development may not proceed as planned even after the prices recover,” a Sumitomo spokesman said on Tuesday.He declined to disclose the buyer of the stake.Sumitomo had booked an impairment loss on the stake in around 2015 when slumping oil and gas prices forced international energy companies and Japanese trading houses to write down the value of their assets.[Yuka Obayashi]More: Japan’s Sumitomo sells all of its stake in U.S. Marcellus shale gas projectlast_img read more

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Jim Breuer Rocks The Paramount in Huntington

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Valley Stream-raised funnyman Jim Breuer rocked The Paramount in Huntington throughout two hilarious sets Saturday, March 8, 2014.Jim Breuer rocked two sold-out, back-to-back sets Saturday night at The Paramount in Huntington, bringing down the house in a flurry of hilarious comedic observations and spot-on impersonations.Appearing as part of the Paramount Comedy Series, the Valley Stream-born comedian kicked off his second set by invoking Long Island pride—something he says is unique to our collective mindsets nationwide and apparent when we recognize New York accents while in another part of the country—an immediate kinship born, no questions asked, unless that accent belongs to an upstate resident (redneck) or a guy from Manhattan (showoff). A fellow Long Islander garners incomparable excitement, he joked to the roaring crowd (the majority, of course, were Long Islanders), asking “You know Sunrise Highway?!?”Bonds for life, he chuckled—or, the rest of your vacation.Breuer invoked his “Marriage Warrior,” a skit which draws knowledge from the trenches of his 20-year marriage to help the rest of us slug through our own. Marriage is like a war, according to Breuer. Longevity doesn’t come without battle scars—and the wisdom he has gleaned from surviving his own requires the vigilance of a Navy SEAL.Some nuggets of wisdom: Know what you’re fighting. Do not engage. Retreat!Impersonations of Metallica frontman James Hetfield also dotted the set, from stories of their families’ trip to Africa last year to the recollection of his very first concert at Nassau Coliseum—and of course, a whole lot of the singer’s trademark “Yeee-aaah”s. The connection between Breuer and Hetfield is a match made in Metal Heaven. Breuer followers know him from his early days of opening for rock bands, and anyone familiar with his Sirius/XM Radio show “Fridays with Breuer,” as a frequent guest on Howard Stern, or his standup, know that this guy is the biggest rock music fan Long Island may have ever known.Beyond the obvious connection through music, the two share a strong commitment to family—and abhorrence for hypocrisy. The metal fan that Breuer is, he’s enjoyed a long friendship with Hetfield, but one that he’d tried to keep separate from the more, ahem, Godly people in he and his wife’s life, he told the Press during a recent cup of coffee, until they collided in a fateful meeting in San Francisco. The revelations from that meeting had a profound effect on Breuer.Breuer was mortified, he recalled, when wife’s Bible study leader met Hetfield— taking in his tattoos and skull-encrusted accessories—and asked if she might have heard of the band he played in.Hetfield straightened himself up.“We call ourselves Metallica,” Hetfield declared, to the astonishment of the Bible leader, who immediately crossed herself and began to pray at the breakfast table. Hetfield looked on with a sense of calm, Breuer reports.“I’m sorry,” the woman remarked to Hetfield, “but I’ve always prayed that my son would never listen to Metallica.”READ JIM BREUER’S RECENT “PORTRAIT” INTERVIEW WITH THE PRESS HEREHetfield immediately responded: “Maybe if you knew why your son was listening to us, you wouldn’t have to pray so much.”“I can’t believe I witnessed that!” Breuer laughed. “It was great! This Born-Again Bible woman was sitting in judgment of James. Think about that,” Breuer said, reveling in the false assumptions of a pious woman and the calm resolve of his friend known for undiluted rage.Those looking to hear Joe Pesci Saturday night at The Paramount were not disappointed, either. Breuer answered the chant of “Pesci! Pesci!” with perfect imitations of the actor’s inflections, jumping from Raging Bull to Home Alone and, of course, Goodfellas.“You think I’m funny?” he asked in Pesci’s notable twang.Oh yeah, Breuer. We certainly do.last_img read more

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In the activity of accommodation and food preparation and serving, the amount of the bill was reduced by 46%

first_imgSource: Tax Administration Photo: Pexels.com In activity I – providing accommodation and food preparation and serving is visible 38% reduction in the number of accounts and 46% in the amount. Thus, in the activity of G-Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles is visible 20% reduction in the number of accounts, i a 9% reduction in the invoice amount.  The fact that the amount of bills is in business speaks volumes about the decline I lower by almost HRK 11 billion. For all activities in the period from 24.02.-01.11.2020. in relation to the period from 23.02.- 01.11.2019. it’s visible 25% reduction in the number of accounts, i 17% invoice reduction, say data from the Tax Administration. Also, comparing the period from 26.10. to 01.11.2020/2019/XNUMX in relation to the same period in XNUMX in activity I – the provision of accommodation and food preparation and serving is visible 26% account reduction, and invoice amount of 40%.last_img read more

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Kelly will be an advocate for Saratoga residents

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion To my fellow Saratoga Springs residents, I hope you are all planning on voting this November. It’s important, especially in this day and age, for us all to exercise our constitutional rights and do our civic duty.I also hope that you will vote for Meg Kelly for mayor. I have had the honor to know Meg Kelly for many years and I have never met a more intelligent, dedicated, and resourceful person. Many of you know her as our current deputy mayor or from her years as an expert golf instructor.I first met Meg through her not-for-profit organization: The Saratoga Children’s Theater (SCT). Before SCT, there weren’t many choices for “theater kids” like my daughter to express themselves and learn their craft. Meg saw that need in this city and did something about it.In a short time, the organization grew from serving 20 kids to over 1,500 kids offering summer camps as well as main stage shows throughout the year, all the while not just teaching theater skills, but also promoting team-building, unity, public speaking, community service and anti-bullying lessons. My daughter has done over 20 shows with SCT and has thrived with both the theater skills and the life skills she’s been given.Being of little means, we couldn’t always afford a summer camp or a workshop, but Meg Kelly always helped families like mine with scholarships. She believed that every child should have the same opportunity regardless of their financial situation.Aside from her compassion, I was always impressed by her organizational skills, as well as her fierce determination.I think she would be an outstanding advocate for the citizens of Saratoga Springs.Alison LeskeSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

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Manchester United and Arsenal send scouts to watch Juventus star Merih Demiral

first_img Comment Merih Demiral is free to leave Juventus (Picture: Getty)Manchester United and Arsenal will watch Juventus star Merik Demiral in action for Turkey tomorrow when they take on Iceland.The Turkish defender is expected to leave the Serie A club in January after being frozen out in Turin by Maurizio Sarri.The 21-year-old has made just one appearance for the Old Lady this term and Juventus are keen to offload Demiral to recoup the £14m they paid Sassuolo for him in last summer.According to Bleacher Report, United and Arsenal have both sent scouts to Turkey for tomorrow’s match against Iceland to watch Demiral in action.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 14 Nov 2019 3:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Manchester United and Arsenal send scouts to watch Juventus star Merih Demiral Advertisement Solskjaer is keen to sign a centre-back partner for Maguire (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made Harry Maguire the most expensive defender in the world last summer when United agreed an £80m deal with Leicester City for the centre-back.AdvertisementAdvertisementBut, while Maguire has improved United’s defence, Victor Lindelof’s form has dipped and United are looking for a long-term partner for Maguire.Demiral’s primary position is centre-back but Arsenal have had problems of their own in defence.David Luiz’s arrival from Chelsea has failed to cure the Gunners’ problems and Arsenal have conceded 17 goals already this term, giving them a goal difference of -1.MORE: Arsenal legend Thierry Henry returns to management with Montreal Impactlast_img read more

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Former site of the Supreme Court of Queensland transformed

first_imgThe One Residences, Brisbane CBD.Offering the tallest building on Brisbane’s skyline, with 81 floors, The One Residences is a world-class integrated mixed-use precinct in the heart of the city.The One Residences, by developer Shayher Group, is the third tower of the Brisbane Quarter Development, which comprises the W Hotel, and a commercial office tower.It resides on the former site of the Supreme Court of Queensland, which the developer bought through an auction. Private rooftop terrace for every buyer Inside The One Residences.The One Residences has a strong focus on resident amenities which is reflected in the vast range of inclusions such as a gym, sauna, spa, outdoor yoga and relaxation area on ‘The Riverdeck’, and a business lounge, formal dining room, private cinema and wine storage on ‘The Quarter Deck’, 45 levels up in the sky. Prototype vertical school of the future set for QLD suburb THE ONE RESIDENCES Roxanne Liu, The One Residences director of sales, said buyers looking to view a luxury residence are being offered an exclusive opportunity to secure a one-on-one VIP preview to experience The One prior to public release. Given the current COVID-19 situation, videos and virtual tools have been made available to see the display home. The One Residences – what a place to wake up every morning.With never to be built-out riverfront views, the development is designed mostly with owner-occupiers in mind, but investors have also already bought into the project, according to Ms Liu.Ms Liu said investors could choose to buy a smaller apartment to attract potential tenants.center_img The One Residences includes a gym, sauna, spa, outdoor yoga and relaxation area on ‘The Riverdeck’, and a business lounge, formal dining room, private cinema and wine storage on ‘The Quarter Deck’, 45 levels up in the sky.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago Eco home a real treat The One Residences … ahhhhh bliss.The development will also feature two-storey penthouses and four-bedroom apartments.Ms Liu said the four-bedroom apartments had premium contemporary finishes, as well as quality Gaggenau home appliances as well as an integrated fridge/freezer. Developer: Shayher Group Prices: One-bedroom apartments from $429,000; two-bedrooms from $572,000 Address: 8 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City. Display apartment inspections are on Wednesdays, 9-11am, and Fridays, 3-5pm. theoneresidences.com.au; 1300 100 663. MORE QLD REAL ESTATE NEWS:last_img read more

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Foundations needed for Vattenfall’s nearshore pair

first_imgVattenfall has since changed the layout of the wind farms, pushing the wind turbines as far offshore as possible. Located nine and eight kilometres off the Danish western coast, respectively, Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord will comprise a total of 41 Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW turbines with a combined capacity of 344.4 MW. Vattenfall had initially planned to commission the two wind farms in 2020. However, the developer had to delay the two projects after the Danish Energy Agency had initiated new environmental impact assessment (EIA) processes for the two projects. The tender is divided into two lots. Lot 1 covers the civil engineering manufacturing of up to 50 transition pieces, up to 25 units for the Vesterhav Syd wind farm, and up to 25 TPs for the Vesterhav Nord. Lot 2 is for the manufacturing of up to 50 monopile foundations for the two projects. Back in May, the Danish Energy Agency opened a public consultation on the new EIA reports, with the final permits expected to be issued in September or October. The tender remains open until 26 August.center_img The 2020 design of the Vesterhav Syd. Source: Vattenfall Vattenfall also had to cancel several ongoing tenders related to the project, including the ones for the manufacturing and the installation of the monopile foundations. Swedish energy company Vattenfall has issued a call for the supply of all required work to manufacture up to 50 monopile foundations for two nearshore wind projects in the Danish North Sea. The contract will run from 31 August 2021 to 31 December 2023. Vattenfall now plans to commission the two wind farms by 2023.last_img read more

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