Fun Home Eyeing Move to Broadway

first_img View Comments Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home charts a girl’s quest to come to terms with her father’s unexpected death. As she moves between past and present, Alison dives into the story of her volatile, brilliant father and relives her unique childhood at her family’s funeral home. In addition to Cerveris and Kuhn, the off-Broadway cast also included Emily Skeggs, Griffin Birney, Roberta Colindrez, Noah Hinsdale, Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone and Joel Perez. Related Shows Fun Home Directed by Sam Gold, the off-Broadway production starred Tony winner Michael Cerveris and Tony nominee Judy Kuhn. Fun Home opened at the Public’s Newman Theater on October 22, 2013 and extended multiple times before ending its run on January 12. It was the hottest off-Broadway property on the market last year and now Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s new musical Fun Home is eyeing a move to the Great White Way. According to The New York Times, the Pulitzer finalist, which recently picked up the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, is looking to begin performances on Broadway in Spring 2015. No word yet on casting, theater or specific dates. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 10, 2016last_img read more

Hear Claire Danes’ Adorable Son’s Two Cents About Dry Powder

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on May 1, 2016 View Comments Dry Powder Related Showscenter_img Everyone’s a critic—including Claire Danes’ adorable son Cyrus. The Dry Powder power player stopped by The Tonight Show on March 28 and told Jimmy Fallon about the tyke’s take on Sarah Burgess’ play. “Hugh [Dancy] brought Cyrus to watch a tech rehearsal, and Cyrus turned to Hugh at one point and said ‘I don’t like this movie, Daddy,’” the Homeland star revealed. Don’t tell Cyrus that the Thomas Kail-helmed off-Broadway hit has already extended its run at the Public Theater twice. Watch Danes discuss her son’s sassy two cents below! Claire Daneslast_img read more

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Adventure Package

first_imgWin a Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Adventure Package for Two!Explore new heights on the premier Via Ferrata in North AmericaORChoose the North Fork Valley Canopy Tour and take in the WV landscape from above.PLUSEnjoy a Two-night stay for (2) people at Harman’s Luxury Cabins.This Contest is complete.Rules and Regulations: Package must be redeemed within 1 year of winning date. Entries must be received by mail or through the contest sign-up page by 12:00 Midnight EST on April 15th, 2016. One entry per person. One winner per household. Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void wherever prohibited by law. Families and employees of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors are not eligible. No liability is assumed for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, non-delivered or misdirected mail, or misdirected e-mail, garbled, mistranscribed, faulty or incomplete telephone transmissions, for technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete or delayed computer transmission or any human error which may occur in the receipt of processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and their promotional partners reserve the right to contact entrants multiple times with special information and offers. Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine reserves the right, at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Winners agree that Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine and participating sponsors, their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for injuries or losses of any kind resulting from acceptance of or use of prizes. No substitutions or redemption of cash, or transfer of prize permitted. Any taxes associated with winning any of the prizes detailed below will be paid by the winner. Winners agree to allow sponsors to use their name and pictures for purposes of promotion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All Federal, State and local laws and regulations apply. Selection of winner will be chosen at random at the Blue Ridge Outdoors office on or before April 15th, 6:00 PM EST 2016. Winners will be contacted by the information they provided in the contest sign-up field and have 7 days to claim their prize before another winner will be picked. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received.last_img read more

Jennifer Pharr Davis Embarks on Thru-Hike of Mountains to Sea Trail

first_imgIt’s almost here. After two years of planning, our family will start the Mountains to Sea Trail this week. A couple of words have stuck out as we’ve assembled our gear and made the final preparations.Nervous. Yes, I have hiked 13,000 miles of long distance trails on six continents and set a record on the Appalachian Trail, but I am still anxious about the MST. I’m not the athlete I once was and I have commitments that I didn’t have before. This fall my objective is to raise awareness and support for the long trail that stretches across my home state and I don’t want to mess that up. I don’t want to get hurt and not be able to hike. (BTW – If I do get injured, I told my husband, Brew, that he has to hike the trail in my stead. He’s only half-way hoping that I don’t get hurt.) I’m worried about whether or not our fundraising efforts are successful. I’m anxious about falling off pace when we have group hikes and public events pre-scheduled. Most of all I’m hesitant about my capacity to log miles and still be there for my family. There’s a lot that I’m scared of heading into this endeavor and that feels both awful and wonderful. Ultimately, I’m grateful for the opportunity to fail.Excited. I have always wanted to hike the Mountains to Sea Trail. Throughout all my travels, I’ve always said that there is no place I would rather live and hike than North Carolina. I’m looking forward to starting on “home turf” in the Appalachian Mountains and working my way to the Outer Banks. Our daughter, Charley, is really excited that she is going to spend her fifth birthday (Nov. 13th) at the beach. There are numerous friends and family members who we are looking forward to connecting with on our journey. We are eager to discover new coffee shops and craft beer – and compare all best barbeque North Carolina has to offer. In my mind, there is nothing better than hiking – and there is something extra special about walking across your home state.Concerned – But Hopeful. One of the few places I’ve lived besides North Carolina is Charlottesville, Virginia and the events that transpired there this week hit pretty hard. Trails are not a line in the sand that divides us, but one that can bring us together. As I walk across a state that is divided by politics – and basketball, I hope to illustrate that the Mountains to Sea Trail can bring people together from different walks of life together and provide common ground, conversation, and compassion.Thankful. This hike is part work, part fun, and all heart. If my husband wasn’t supportive and willing to travel across the state with our kids this wouldn’t be possible. It is going to be very challenging for him to juggle the kids, shuttle me to and from trailheads, and handle our communication and logistics. The walking is the easy part and I am thankful he is helping me with everything else. There is a lot of anticipation and build up leading into this endeavor and I have to remind myself that the basics of what we are doing are, in fact, basic. Our family has the opportunity to be on a trail that we love, doing what we love, with the people that we love. Won’t you join us in our journey? www.jpdhikesthemst.orglast_img read more

Tips for giving beyond Giving Tuesday

first_imgby: Mitch LipkaAfter the flurry of U.S. holiday shopping days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, which is aimed to get people to reach into their wallets and contribute to charities. The idea is catching on, with online donations for the day projected to surpass $40 million this year, up from $32 million in 2013, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.Reuters hosted a team of charitable giving experts for a Twitter chat on Giving Tuesday ( to get their insights and tips.The panel included Ken Berger, head of Charity Navigator; Clam Lorenz, general manager for social innovation at PayPal; Chris Carnal, who head of fundraising at Fidelity Charitable; Kat Rosqueta, executive director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania; and personal finance expert Jean Chatzky.Among others who weighed in: experts from Intuit’s TurboTax and Leslie Lenkowsky, professor of practice in public affairs and philanthropy at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

COVID-19: Four provinces maintain zero-case status amid looming crisis

first_imgHowever, the province has reported 844 suspected patients under treatment and 12 suspected cases under surveillance across six regions, including provincial capital Gorontalo city, Gorontalo regency, Boalemo regency, Pohuwato regency, Bone Bolango regency and North Gorontalo regency.Topics : BengkuluPer the latest update on March 24, the province has reported 31 suspected cases, 28 of whom are patients under treatment (ODP), while three others are patients under surveillance (PDP).“We’ve put three more people under treatment. Two of them are from Bengkulu city, while one is from North Bengkulu regency,” Bengkulu Health Agency head Herwan Antoni said in a statement.Herwan said the administration had yet to find any confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province. Two patients under surveillance were confirmed to have died due to medical conditions unrelated to the coronavirus on March 17.Bengkulu Governor Rohidin Mersyah said their test results from the Health Ministry’s Health Research and Development Agency (Balitbangkes) were negative for COVID-19.“Alhamdulillah [Thank God], Bengkulu [has yet to have] any COVID-19 cases. But still, I want every resident to remain vigilant and maintain a healthy lifestyle,” Rohidin said.The province has extended its study-from-home policy for all students by two weeks to April 12.Bangka Belitung According to the latest update published on the local COVID-19 task force’s official Instagram page @diskominfobabel on Sunday, Bangka Belitung has reported 23 suspected cases; 10 have tested negative for the disease, while the other 13 are still awaiting their test results. East Nusa TenggaraThe province has placed a total of 460 suspected patients under surveillance, according to the East Nusa Tenggara administration’s official website, those, 403 are in self-quarantine. Meanwhile, eight suspected patients with symptoms similar to the ones associated with COVID-19 are being treated at hospitals across the province, including Kupang, East and West Manggarai and East Sumba.Beyond those numbers, however, East Nusa Tenggara has yet to report any confirmed COVID-19 cases. Despite the relatively low number of suspected cases, the provincial administration has taken steps to limit the number of flights to and from the region ahead of the annual Cheng Beng — also known as Qing Ming — celebration, during which the region typically welcomes an influx of tourists of Chinese descent who wish to pay their respects to their ancestors and deceased loved ones.“Completely shutting down airports seems impossible, but we can still limit [flights],” Bangka Belitung Governor Erzaldi Rosman said in a statement.GorontaloThe Gorontalo Health Agency wrote on its official Twitter page @DinkesGtloProv on Sunday that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province remains zero. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has impacted as many as 30 provinces, with capital Jakarta identified as the outbreak’s epicenter. Calls for the immediate implementation of stringent emergency protocols, such as regional quarantines, have mounted as the public health emergency continues unabated with over 1,200 cases and counting.As the rest of the country scrambles to avert a looming crisis, a handful of provinces have yet to report a single confirmed COVID-19 case — pending the test results of suspected patients under surveillance.Here are the four provinces that have maintained their zero-case status as of Monday morning, according to the government’s official COVID-19 website, last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Agencies to Accept Unwanted or Expired Prescription Drugs on Saturday, Oct. 22

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Agencies to Accept Unwanted or Expired Prescription Drugs on Saturday, Oct. 22 Press Release,  Public Health,  Public Safety,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that on Saturday, October 22, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.All unwanted prescription pills and patches can be dropped off at participating police and fire stations and DEA offices on this Saturday.  However, Pennsylvanians can take expired, unused, and unwanted prescriptions at any time by visiting a Drug-Take Back location found here.The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.CLICK TO WATCH Secretary Gary Tennis encourage Pennsylvanians to take their unwanted prescription drugs to drug take back boxes across the commonwealth this Saturday on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. “This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue as medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse,” Governor Wolf said. “My administration has worked diligently to expand the availability of drug take back boxes across the commonwealth and I urge all Pennsylvanians to participate in this important initiative.”Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.“Pennsylvania has an opioid epidemic; one in four families is affected,” said Gary Tennis, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.  “We lose 10 people each day in our state to opioid overdoses, both from pills and heroin.  National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a great way to bring attention to this crisis – and to encourage people to get opioids out of circulation.”“Last year, we lost more than 3,500 people to opioid overdoses,” said Tennis. “These people are mothers, fathers, daughters and sons. They leave behind grieving families.”“An initiative like the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is an important part of the effort to combat the opioid crisis,” said Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker. “This allows for the safe disposal of prescription drugs so they do not end up in the wrong hands or get flushed and end up in the water supply, which could harm the environment.”Last April, during its spring National Drug Take-Back Day, the DEA and its partners collected more than 893,498 pounds (about 447 tons) of unwanted prescription drugs at almost 5,400 collection sites. Since the program began six years ago, about 6.4 million pounds (about 3,200 tons) of drugs have been collected. That’s more than a quarter pound of pills for each of the 25 million children aged 12 to 17 in America, pills that won’t result in abuse or overdose.Since January 2015, Pennsylvania has collected approximately 150,000 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs, said Tennis, and that amount is expected to increase this year as additional permanent drug take-back boxes are added in locations around the Commonwealth.“Getting drugs off the streets is an important step in fighting our opioid crisis,” said Tennis. “I encourage all Pennsylvanians to check their homes for unwanted and unneeded drugs that they could turn in at a drug take-back box.”To find a drop-off location for the disposal of prescription drugs or for more information, you can visit the following websites:PSPDEADDAP Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 21, 2016last_img read more

Forget the house, this multimillion-dollar deal was all about the view

first_img22B Sentinel Court, Raby Bay Qld 4163A HUGE Brisbane seaside property that screams “holiday 365 days a year” landed a fitting monster price tag over the weekend.The four bedroom house at 22B Sentinel Court in Raby Bay — about 25km from the Brisbane CBD — was listed as having sold for a whopping $3.9m via auction on Saturday.The home has three bathrooms, a triple car garage and its own separate marina berth, but the deal — engineered via Tom Banjanin of Raine & Horne Cleveland — was all about the view.He described it as a “rare opportunity to own your own piece of paradise” and one buyer certainly thought so. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoLocation, location, location. The whole area is breathtaking. Beachfront plus a separate marina berth.“This truly is a piece of paradise. The property features an original home with all the ingredients to create your own private resort where you will feel like you are on holiday 365 days of the year.”Raby Bay has some of the most stunning home blocks in Brisbane, with canal blocks to rival that of the Gold Coast and Noosa, though prices have not been as high.It was listed as having a “breathtaking waterfront panorama and boasting one of the most sought after addresses in Redland City with its own separate marina berth”.The home was on a massive 1,651sq m block with “spectacular and sweeping views over Moreton Bay to the islands and beyond”.It also has an inground swimming pool and beachfront, and has several primary and secondary schools with 3km of the home.center_img Looking towards Cleveland Train Station. It seems almost unnecessary to see the home.last_img read more

Ichthys LNG project hit by new delay

first_imgLNG World News Staff Image courtesy of InpexThe Inpex-led Ichthys LNG project in Western Australia has been hit with a new delay, with gas production from the Ichthys field still not online.Citing Inpex chief executive, Takayuki Ueda, Reuters reports the production has been delayed again due to ‘minor issues’ that have to be addressed during the final safety checks.Ueda has not given a new timeline for the production start.In an email sent to LNG World News, a company’s spokesperson said, “the project is scheduled to commence production of gas from the wellhead upon conducting final safety verifications.”In addition, “specific timings for the first LNG cargo and other first shipments will be determined, based on the sequence of production start-up activities going forward.”To remind, the project has been delayed several times and in its March Inpex said that the CPF would complete trial operations in April-May, and start gas production, however, this timeline has again been pushed back.“There is always the possibility of the project’s schedule fluctuating to a certain extent,” the spokesperson said noting that the safety is the Ichthys LNG project’s priority.Reuters reports the delays have pushed the project’s value from the initial $34 billion to around $40 billion.The Ichthys LNG project is expected to produce up to 8.9 million tonnes of LNG and 1.6 million tons of LPG at peak annually, with up to 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.The project is a joint venture between Inpex, major partner Total, Taiwan’s CPC Corporation and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kansai Electric, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas.last_img read more

Mother Nature wins again at Salina Speedway

first_imgBy Dusty WiegertSALINA, Kan. — A soaking rain shower Friday morning leaves Salina Speedway silent again on Friday, May 15.As of late Thursday evening, after more than an inch of rain the previous night, the pits and infield had begun to dry and things looked hopeful for racing to return after a two-week, weather-related hiatus.That all changed Friday morning when a developing system moved in and dumped a large amount of rain on the speedway in a short amount of time. With an ever-changing forecast and more cloud cover there would not be enough time to dry things out, so racing will have to wait another week.Next Friday, May 22 will feature the BSB Manufacturing NeSmith Late Models, 1st Class Chassis IMCA Modifieds, Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Northern SportMods, Auto House Mod Lites, and Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stocks. The night will again be sponsored by Will Electric and Glass Mas­ters.last_img read more