Claire Danes & More Join John Krasinski for Dry Powder Off-Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on May 1, 2016 The cast is now set for the world premiere of Sarah Burgess’ Dry Powder. Homeland star and Emmy winner Claire Danes, Emmy winner and Tony nominee Hank Azaria and Broadway alum Sanjit De Silva will join the previously announced John Krasinski for the Public Theater engagement. Performances will begin off-Broadway on March 1 with opening night set for March 22.The production, directed by Hamilton’s Thomas Kail, has been extended through April 24—two weeks past the initial April 10 closing date.In addition to Homeland, Danes won an Emmy for her performance in Temple Grandin. Her additional credits include My So-Called Life, Me & Orson Welles, Shopgirl and Baz Luhrman’s Romeo & Juliet. She made her Broadway debut in Pygmalion.Azaria is best known as the voice of several characters on The Simpsons, including Moe, Apu and Chief Wiggins; his voiceover work earned in four Emmy Awards. His additional credits include Tuesdays with Morrie, Ray Donovan, Friends and Along Came Polly. He earned a Tony nomination for Spamalot and also starred on Broadway in The Farnsworth Invention.De Silva returns to the Public after appearing in Macbeth and Measure for Measure. His additional stage credits include War Horse on Broadway and Awake & Sing, The Ragged Claws and The Little Foxes off-Broadway.The play follows Rick (Azaria), who throws an extravagant engagement party immediately following massive layoffs at a national grocery chain by his private equity firm. Fortunately, Seth (Krasinski), one of Rick’s managing directors, has a win-win deal to invest in an American-made luggage company for a song and rescue his boss from the company’s PR disaster. But Jenny (Danes), Seth’s counterpart, has an entirely different plan: to squeeze every last penny out of the company, no matter the human toll.Dry Powder will feature set design by Rachel Hauck, costumes by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Jason Lyons and sound design by Lindsay Jones. Related Shows Dry Powder View Commentslast_img read more

Ben Richards Tapped for West End’s The Bodyguard

first_img U.K. stage and screen star Ben Richards will star opposite Beverley Knight in the previously announced West End return of The Bodyguard. He takes on the titular role of Frank Farmer in this hit musical, which will run at the Dominion Theatre from July 15 through January 7, 2017.Richards currently plays Sergeant Ben Bradley on the British soap opera Hollyoaks. In the West End, he has appeared in Guys and Dolls, Grease, Saturday Night Fever, The Full Monty and Pricsilla Queen of the Desert. Additional screen credits include The Bill, Doctors and Holby City.The Bodyguard follows superstar Rachel Marron (Knight), who hires former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer to protect her from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in control—until romance takes charge. The show features classic hits including “Queen of the Night,” “Saving All My Love,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “I Will Always Love You.”In addition to Richards and Knight, the cast will include Rachel John as Nicki Marron, Carole Stennett as alternate Rachel Marron, Mark Holden as Bill Devaney, Alex Andreas as Tony, Dominic Taylor as Sy Spector, Matthew Stathers as Stalker and Glen Fox as Ray Court. Ben Richards View Commentslast_img read more

Blue Ridge Outdoors and Ruffwear Present the Annual Adventure Dog Photo Contest

first_imgOnce again, we’re paying homage to your furry four-legged adventure companions with our 6th Annual Dog Photo Contest! Have a sweet shot of Fido leaping over a log on your morning ride or soaking in the view from one of your favorite overlooks? Share it with us here on our contest page and you could win an amazing doggie swag bag provided by Ruffwear!Browse through our list of rules and regulations here before entering the contest, then share your photo and start rallying the troops! Votes are limited to one person per day, and the contest ends April 30th.SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO HERE!Good luck!last_img

Peru Urges Caution Amid Reports of New Rebel Group

first_img An Internet video of men in hoods claiming to belong to a new rebel group has rekindled fears of internal strife in Peru, as skeptical government officials on 12 November urged calm while an investigation gets under way. The homemade video, shown on television and the Internet late the day before, included a logo of the Tupac Amaru MRTA movement that was disbanded along with the Shining Path rebel group during Peru’s so-called dirty war from 1980-2000. Filmed in what appears to be a jungle camp, the hooded men in the video claimed to belong to the Revolutionary Armed forces-Tupacamarista People’s Army (FAR-EPT). Interior Minister Fernando Barrios said the video was “presumably shot in the jungles of Bolivia” and was under investigation, but told Peruvians: “there’s no reason to be alarmed.” Peru’s police chief Miguel Hidalgo also went on the air urging people to “take this with calm and caution.” Both officials said Peru’s intelligence agency was trying to determine if the video was authentic. Vice President Luis Giampietri — who is in charge while President Alan Garcia attends the APEC summit in Japan — was most skeptical. “Anybody can get hold of a small video recorder and make a recording with a friend — they cover their faces with dirty rags and say they belong to the MRTA and they make news,” he told reporters. Peruvians are still suffering the aftermath of the dirty war against rebels that left more than 70,000 people, mostly innocent civilians, dead or missing. By Dialogo November 16, 2010 Well, I believe that the Vice President forgets that our country is vulnerable to all sort of terrorist attack that could happen or rather, take place in those areas more vulnerable like the jungle and the Peruvian mountains. Besides, as all of us Peruvians know there are still remnants of terrorism in our country. last_img read more

‘We are at war’: France imposes lockdown to combat virus

first_imgAnyone flouting the restrictions, in place for at least the next two weeks, would be punished.”I know what I am asking of you is unprecedented but circumstances demand it,” Macron said.”We’re not up against another army or another nation. But the enemy is right there: invisible, elusive, but it is making progress.”He said tougher action was needed after too many people ignored earlier warnings and mingled in parks and on street corners over the weekend, risking their own health and the wellbeing of others. In France the coronavirus has killed 148 people and infected more than 6,600.Army mobilizedUnder the new measures, soldiers would help transport the sick to hospitals with spare capacity and a military hospital with 30 intensive care beds would be set up in the eastern region of Alsace, where one of the largest infection clusters has broken out.Macron said he was postponing the second round of local elections on Sunday. Because the government’s sole focus needed to be fighting the pandemic, he said he was suspending his reform agenda, starting with his overhaul of the pension system.The government would, when necessary, legislate by decree to fight the coronavirus, he said.Coronavirus infections and fatalities in France and Spain have been surging at a pace just days behind that of Italy, the epicenter of the outbreak in Europe where hospitals in the worst-hit northern regions are stretched to breaking point.Seeking to offer further reassurance to businesses, Macron said the government would guarantee 300 billion euros worth of loans. The loan guarantee plan would be submitted to parliament in coming weeks and would be retroactive, a finance ministry source said.Rent and utility bills owed by small companies would also be suspended to help them weather the economic storm, he added.”No French company, whatever its size, will be exposed to the risk of collapse,” Macron said.  French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday ordered stringent restrictions on people’s movement to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and said the army would be drafted in to help move the sick to hospitals.France had already shut down restaurants and bars, closed schools and put ski resorts off limits, but Macron said measures unprecedented in peacetime were needed as the number of infected people doubled every three days and deaths spiraled higher.In a somber address to the nation, the president said that from Tuesday midday (1100 GMT) people should stay at home unless it was to buy groceries, travel to work, exercise or for medical care.center_img Topics :last_img read more

88 workers at Nippon Oilseal Kogyu factory in Cikarang COVID-19 positive

first_imgAt least 88 workers at a factory belonging to automotive spare part manufacturer PT Nippon Oilseal Kogyu in the Cikarang industrial zone of Bekasi, West Java, have contracted COVID-19.The Bekasi COVID-19 task force spokesperson, Alamsyah, confirmed the news via a short message on Monday.“[The manufacturer has] closed some of its units,” he said as quoted by Six of 88 workers had already recovered from the disease, he said.Sixty-eight of the infected people were Bekasi residents, while the remaining 20 were from outside the region, Alamsyah added.The industrial zone recently emerged as a COVID-19 cluster with dozens of confirmed cases. Last week, the Bekasi administration announced 242 new cases at LG Electronics’ factory, while some 71 cases had as well been reported from motorcycle manufacturer Suzuki in the same area in mid-August.A factory run by consumer goods giant PT Unilever Indonesia in the Cikarang industrial zone had to be closed temporarily in July after it had become a coronavirus cluster. A similar move was taken by Japanese industrial conglomerate Hitachi Ltd in July. (vny)Topics :last_img read more

Ashgrove home in prime position perfect for a large family

first_img36 Banksia Avenue AshgroveThis five-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 36 Banksia Ave, Ashgrove is everything a modern family wants.Set on a 688sq m block, the two-level home offers the perfect layout for a flexible family, catering for all ages.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019On the upper level is a spacious family room and five light filled bedrooms, including a spacious parents’ retreat with private balcony and ensuite.With a generous layout, downstairs features a large living room complete with banks of storage and offers full sight to the level lawn and large pool through French doors. There is also a large separate laundry with combined bathroom with ample storage and side access.Ray White Wilston selling agent Holly Bowden said the home was “perfectly located” to enjoy the maximum lifestyle the renowned suburb was loved for. The property goes to auction on March 16 at 6pm.last_img read more

Fashionistas’ Byron pad sells for $3.25m, fancy furniture included

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:41Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:41 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenMr Zimi house sells00:41A Byron Bay cottage styled by a glamourous pair of fashionistas behind label Mister Zimi has sold for $3.25m, with all the fancy furniture to boot.The glamorous couple, Zoe and Jimi Paul, had listed the boho-style house at 22 Kingsley Street with a price guide of between $3.2 million and $3.3 million, with interested buyers told to “just pack your toothbrush”. The couple behind the fashion label, Mister Zimi, has sold this house at 22 Kingsley St, Byron Bay.Records show the designer pair bought the plush pad in 2016 for $1.97 million, and have since renovated it and styled it meticulously.The five-bedroom, two-bathroom home sits on a 505 sqm block has a separate studio out the back with its own ensuite, office, deck and private courtyard. The back of the house at 22 Kingsley St, Byron Bay.Inside is a contemporary kitchen with subway tiles and stainless steel appliances, oak timber floors and white interiors with wicker and wood accents.It is a short stroll from Byron’s famous beaches, popular cafes and boutiques — including Mister Zimi itself which is just 500 metres down the road. Inside the house at 22 Kingsley St, Byron Bay.The property was advertised for rent in 2018 for $2240 a week.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoOn the official Mister Zimi Instagram page, the couple told their 230,000 followers when they listed the property, along with a caption that read: “And no we haven’t left Byron, just moved up the road.” Mister Zimi campaign images.The property was marketed by Christian Sergiacomi of Pacifico Property, who is the husband of ‘The Block’ star and television personality, Shelley Craft. Christian Sergiacomi of Pacifico Property sold 22 Kingsley Street, Byron Bay.last_img read more

Holy Week begins

first_img Tweet 46 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share FaithLifestyleLocalNews Holy Week begins by: – April 2, 2012center_img Share Photo credit: in-formatio.comHoly Week may be seen as a week of high drama. There’s so much to recommend it at that level. There are central figures – Jesus, the religious officials, Pilate, Peter, Judas, the crowd. Even those making brief appearances have more than brief significance – the ‘good thief,’ the High Priest, the women of Jerusalem and the women at the foot of the cross.Jesus is the central character, and the main focus of Palm Sunday, even though in the highlight event, the entry into the city, he says not a word. He’s as silent here as he will be for most of his trial before Pilate.Another feature of Palm Sunday is irony. A king comes riding not on a chariot escorted by armed outriders, but on the most docile of animals, a donkey; a prophet received with wild cheers from the crowd, a prophet who knows that prophets come to Jerusalem not to be cheered but to die; and the crowd itself, wild today and wild tomorrow, but with two distinctly different waves of emotion.Palm Sunday, however, is more than silence and irony. This is where the Passion properly begins, in loneliness, isolation, and a sense of foreboding.Jesus is here willingly. He could easily have taken a detour and avoided entering the city, knowing as he did how primed and set the authorities were against him. Luke’s gospel emphasizes that Jerusalem was a destination he anticipated and embraced. He “set his face like flint” towards getting there (Lk. 9:51; Is. 50:7).The watchword the Gospels emphasize at this junction is steadfastness. This was in other words a characteristic decision, all of a piece with Jesus’ previous history.Faithfulness and obedience were qualities that defined how he saw his life since the day his parents went looking for him and found him in the temple. His Father’s businesswas his business. It became a commitment he would maintaineven in the lion’s lair.Palm Sunday establishes continuity in another very important sense. Catholic tradition has tended to isolate Holy Week from the rest of Jesus’ life, as if everything that went before was just prelude. Holy Week is the real thing. That’s when salvation occurred. Everything preceding was just build up.The Greek Fathers of the Church, however, saw salvation in terms of the whole life of Jesus, and not justits climax. What saves us is the Incarnation in its entire range, not just the few climactic hours on the cross. Let me quote just two relevant excerpts from these sources:This is St. Cyril of Alexandria: There was no other wayfor the flesh to become life-giving, since by its own nature it is subject to the necessity of corruption, except that it became the very flesh of the Word who gives life to all things…There is nothing here to cause surprise. Just as fire has converse with materials that are not hot, yet renders them hot by abundantly introducing into them the inherent energy of its own power; then surely in an even greater degree, the Word who is God can introduce the life-giving power and energy of his own nature into the flesh of his own people.”And St. Gregory of Nazianzen: In becoming flesh, God “bears all me and mine in himself, that in himself he may exhaust the bad, as fire does wax, or as the sun does the mists of the earth; and that I may partake of his nature by the blending.” Or again: “So he is called man…that by himself he may sanctify humanity and be as it were a leaven to the whole lump; and that byuniting to himself what was condemned he may release it from condemnation,becoming for all men all that we are except sin – body, soul, mind, and in every part that death reaches.”Palm Sunday thus begins the climactic week in the life of Jesus, but not a week to be severed from the rest of his life in terms of its saving significance. “Today salvation has come to this house,” Jesus once remarked when Zacchaeus made his grave decision to change and be converted. Holy Week was still a distant reality.Salvationis not made accessible, therefore, uniquely through Holy Week. Itcomes through an acceptance of Jesus as Lord and a commitment to conformour lives to his teaching and values. This maybe realized in a single moment of great density, as it was with Zacchaeus and the “good thief.” More often, it’s a matter of lifelong perseverance, and faith that the life of Jesus in its entirety represents God’s saving willfor everyone.By: Henry Charles PhD Sharelast_img read more

Guimaras bans Chinese entry

first_img“When they travel here they must have papers to show that they have norecent travel to China,” he added.      Photo by PNA Gov. Samuel Gumarin, through an Executive Order No. 15 on Friday, ordered the five town mayors of the province to enforce an identical ban for visitors who could not present a clearance from the Department of Health-Bureau of Quarantine (DOH-BOQ).  Gumarin is also waiting for further directive from the DOH on theprotocols of preventing the virus from entering the province.(With a report from PNA/PN) “While the BOQ remains on high alert and is in constant coordination with authorities from all ports of entry for stricter border surveillance, the province of Guimaras likewise needs to have full vigilance and security in all its entry points,” Gumarin said. “There is a need for immediate action at the local level, particularlyto protect the inhabitants and the agri-tourism industry of the province,” Gumarinsaid.     center_img BUENAVISTA, Guimaras – The provincial government here has imposed atemporary ban of guests – particularly from the affected regions in China – as aprecautionary measure against the 2019 novel coronavirus.   Meanwhile, Gumarin said one of the proposals during a separate meetingcalled by the DOH-BOQ in Western Visayas on Friday was for Filipino-Chineseliving in Iloilo to present a clearance that they have no recent travels toplaces where there are confirmed cases of the nCoV.  He added although they have no major ports, Guimaras as a smallprovince should take proper actions.   According to the provincial tourism office, Guimaras recorded 582Chinese tourists last year.last_img read more