Complete Cast Set for Williamstown’s Bridges of Madison County, Starring Steven Pasquale & Elena Shaddow

first_img Based on Robert James Waller’s 1992 bestselling novel, The Bridges of Madison County features a score by Tony winner Jason Robert Brown and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman. The musical tells the story of Robert Kincaid (Pasquale) and his life-changing, four-day love affair with Iowa farm wife Francesca Johnson (Shaddow). In addition to Pasquale and Shaddow (who replaces originally attached star and expectant mother Kelli O’Hara), the cast of the musical will feature Nick Bailey as Michael, Whitney Bashor as Marian/Chiara, Daniel Jenkins as Bud, Caitlin Kinnunen as Carolyn, Michael X. Martin as Charlie and Cass Morgan as Marge. The production will also include Jennifer Allen, John Paul Almon, Emma Duncan, Laura Shoop and Tim Wright. View Comments Casting is complete for the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Broadway-bound production of The Bridges of Madison County, starring Steven Pasquale and Elena Shaddow. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, Bridges will play the main stage August 1 through 18. As previously reported, the Broadway production of The Bridges of Madison County will feature four-time Tony nominee O’Hara and Pasquale. The musical is set to begin previews on January 13, 2014, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Opening night will be in late February.last_img read more

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Michael Cera, Chris Evans & More Ready for Lobby Hero’s Broadway Bow

first_imgOscar winner Kenneth Lonergan’s Lobby Hero is set to bow on the Great White Way on March 1. As previously announced, this production will be the inaugural one in Second Stage’s refurbished Broadway home, the Helen Hayes Theater. Stars Michael Cera, Chris Evans, Bel Powley and Brian Tyree Henry, as well as scribe Lonergan and director Trip Cullman, gathered together at Sardi’s on February 16 to pose for the press and give them the scoop on the show, which takes place in the lobby of a Manhattan apartment building. Seems simple? According to the company, the play deals with issues that are super relevant in 2018. Check out the photos, and then go see the show! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 13, 2018 Related Showscenter_img Dream team! Lobby Hero’s Chris Evans, scribe Kenneth Lonergan, Bel Powley, Brian Tyree Henry, director Trip Cullman and Michael Cera get together. Lobby Herolast_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares Tick, Tick…BOOM! Film Update & More

first_imgLin-Manuel Miranda(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed recently.Tick, Tick…BOOM! Movie Completes FilmingThe upcoming movie adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick…BOOM! has officially wrapped shooting. Director Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted the news on November 28 saying, “That’s a PICTURE WRAP on #TickTickBoomMovie. So profoundly grateful we were able to finish telling the story and keep everyone safe. Grateful to @netflix for sticking with us. To quote Roger in Rent: ‘It isn’t much, but it took all year.’ Thank you, Jonathan Larson.” As previously announced, the movie stars Andrew Garfield, Vanessa Hudgens, Robin De Jesús, Alexandra Shipp, Joshua Henry, Judith Light and Bradley Whitford. No release date has been announced for the movie adaptation of the musical.Listen to Patina Miller Sing from Upcoming Broadway Lullabies AlbumHaving trouble falling asleep? Broadway’s Aaron Lazar has you covered with Broadway Lullabies, his new album featuring Broadway favorites singing lullabies. The 10-track album will be available on December 4, but fans can get a taste of what to expect with the release of “Not While I’m Around” by Tony winner Patina Miller. Listen to the track here and don’t forget to pre-order the album!The West End’s Les Misérables -The Staged Concert ExtendsThe upcoming Les Misérables -The Staged Concert will now play at the West End’s Sondheim Theatre through February 28, 2021. Starring Michael Ball as Javert, Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine, Matt Lucas as Thénardier, Rob Houchen as Marius, Bradley Jaden as Enjolras, Katy Secombe as Madame Thénardier, Shan Ako as Éponine and Amara Okereke as Cosette, Les Misérables -The Staged Concert begins performances on December 5, 2020.Megan Hilty Releases New Holiday Single The holiday season has arrived, and Megan Hilty is helping to get everyone into the festive spirit with the new tune “We Made it to Christmas.” With music by Zina Goldrich and lyrics by David Javerbaum, the single is the perfect thing to listen to while sitting by a fire or (online) shopping for gifts. Click here to listen! View Commentslast_img read more

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Fish & Wildlife to hold workshops on conservation resources mapping tool starting March 6

first_imgTown Planners, Conservation Commissioners, Members of the Public Encouraged to AttendVermont Business Magazine The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is holding a series of free workshops on using the recently updated online mapping tool, BioFinder. The workshops are aimed at town planners and conservation commissioners, but all members of the public are encouraged to attend. BioFinder is a mapping resource used to find the places in Vermont most important for maintaining biodiversity, even as the climate changes. It includes maps of Vermont’s connected forests and waterways, locations of important ecological resources, and other information used for conservation and land use planning.”BioFinder makes your work as a community leader easier by helping you identify hotspots of biological diversity in your area,” said Jens Hilke of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. “Getting the right information is the first step in ensuring that these important natural resources are available for every generation of Vermonter.”By zooming in and out to different scales, BioFinder can help users see their land or community in a larger context. It is available for anyone to use online at BioFinder.vermont.gov.”For people working in small towns, getting quality information is really a challenge,” said Liz Thompson of the Jericho Conservation Commission. “BioFinder brings all of the current information into one place that is so slick and easy to use.”Everyone is welcome, but since space is limited, pre-registration is required. Please email Monica.przyperhart@vermont.gov(link sends e-mail) to sign up or learn more. Seminars are generally in the evening, but there will also be serval webinars that are available during the day.WebinarsMarch 6, 1:00-2:00pmMarch 16, 1:00-2:00pmTo register for a webinar, contact Monica.przyperhart@vermont.gov(link is external) BenningtonCommunity College of VermontApril 56:30 – 8:30pm PutneyLandmark CollegeApril 24 (Tentative)6:30 – 8:30pm BurlingtonUniversity of VermontApril 186:30 – 8:30pmAiken Center St. AlbansCommunity College of VermontApril 19:30 – 11:30am NewportNorth Country Career CenterMarch 296:30 – 8:30pmcenter_img Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife White River JunctionHartford Area Career & Technology CenterApril 116:30 – 8:30pm BarreCentral Vermont Career CenterApril 256:00 – 8:00pm MiddleburyIlsley Public LibraryMarch 277:00 – 9:00pmThis workshop will have a follow-up on April 3rd, featuring the more advanced tools and uses of BioFinder.last_img read more

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PAI: After the Great Recession, a mixed recovery

first_imgPublic Assets Institute(link is external) Since the start of the Great Recession 10 years ago, Vermont’s labor force has shrunk. The nation has endured five recessions in the last 40 years, and Vermont’s workforce recovered after four of them. But in December 2017 there were 6,500 fewer Vermonters working or actively looking for work than in December 2007.More jobs, lower paySix months into the Great Recession Vermont’s private employers started cutting their payrolls, eliminating nearly 15,000 jobs in just over a year. It took more than five and a half years to replace those jobs. But according to the Legislature’s Joint Fiscal Office, more than 12,000 of the new jobs pay less than the average Vermont wage.Less unemploymentSince the official end of the Great Recession, in June 2009, Vermont’s unemployment has declined steadily. Not everyone went back to work; some simply dropped out of the labor force. But the number of Vermonters officially unemployed—out of work and actively looking for a job—is one-third smaller than at the start of the recession. Last month 9,850 Vermonters were unemployed, the lowest number since December 2000.Source: Public Assets Institute. 1.24.2018 publicassets.org(link is external)last_img read more

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E-scam targets attorneys doing collections work

first_imgE-scam targets attorneys doing collections work April 15, 2009 Regular News E -scam targets attorneys doing collections work A new scam targeting Florida lawyers is showing up in e-mail inboxes — purportedly from China this time.At least two lawyers have contacted the Bar about the fraud. Here is how it works. The lawyer receives e-mails from a company in China saying it wants help collecting a debt from a real company operating in Florida. Enclosed in the e-mails are contracts and other documents to make the request for legal assistance appear legitimate.If the lawyer indicates the firm may take the case and asks for a retainer, the Chinese company — in one case using the name Kanen Electronics Co., in Guangdong, China — instead sends the firm a bogus cashier’s check in an amount greater than the asked-for retainer. The scammers then e-mail a request that the lawyer deposit the check, deduct their retainer, and send back to the bogus Chinese company the remaining funds.According to, these cashier check scams often work because the FDIC requires banks to make money available from cashiers’ checks in one to five days. Consequently, if the initial bank does not detect the forgery, funds from checks that might not be good are often released into payees’ accounts long before the checks have been honored by their issuing banks. High quality forgeries can be bounced back and forth between banks for weeks before someone catches on to the checks’ being worthless.Neither lawyer who alerted the Bar of the scam fell for the deception.last_img read more

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USDC-MDFL seeks half-time staff attorney

first_img U SDC-MDFL seeks half-time staff attorneyThe United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida is accepting applications to fill a half-time staff attorney position.The minimum qualifications are a law degree from an accredited law school, excellent research and writing skills, and the willingness and ability to work effectively with others. Experience in prisoner litigation under 42 U.S.C. §1983, in petitions under 28 U.S.C. §2254, and in motions under 28 U.S.C. §2255 is preferred. The position is located in Tampa, but might assist with cases throughout the district.An applicant must submit — by paper and not by electronic transmission — a cover letter and a current resume with both a day and an evening telephone number, a salary history, a transcript, and a writing sample to Federal Clerkship, Attn. Staff Attorney, Vacancy #14-09, 401 W. Central Blvd., Suite 2100, Orlando 32801-0210. Each resume is considered when received, and a promising applicant will be scheduled for an interview. USDC-MDFL seeks half-time staff attorney January 15, 2014 Regular Newslast_img read more

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WHA preps for virtual meeting as COVID-19 cases top 4.5 million

first_imgAs the number of global COVID-19 cases passed 4.5 million today, the World Health Assembly (WHA) geared up to meet virtually for the first time in a shortened meeting that will mainly focus on the COVID-19 threat.Though illness totals have slowed in some earlier hot spots, virus activity is overwhelming health systems in other parts of the world, such as Brazil, where the health minister today resigned after only weeks on the job.A call for technology sharingThe WHA, made up of health ministers from 194 countries, is the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). It typically meets at WHO headquarters in Geneva over a week, but due to COVID-19 constraints, this year’s meeting will be virtual and last only 2 days, May 18 and May 19.One of the initiatives the group will learn about is a call for a global portal for sharing COVID-19 related technology innovations. At a WHO media briefing, Costa Rica’s President Carlos Alvarado Quesada, who first put forward the idea, said the goal is to put new tools for fighting the virus into service quickly at the lowest cost with no barriers to protect people. Participation would be voluntary.The system is set to formally launch on May 29 and will be an operational framework for sharing data as part of the ACT Accelerator, an earlier announced plan to massively scale up the development of vaccines, treatments, and diagnostics.Issues involving kids, gender biasAt today’s media briefing, WHO officials said they will post a scientific brief later today on multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, which will include a preliminary case definition and a case reporting form.Yesterday, the WHO posted an advocacy brief on gender and COVID-19 that covers six key tasks for governments: collect disaggregated age and sex data, prevent and respond to domestic violence exacerbations, encourage access to sexual and reproductive health services, protect health workers, ensure equitable access to testing and treatment, and ensure that responses are including and nondiscriminatory.Challenges in different hot spotsWHO officials also fielded questions about developments in different global hot spots. With reports that Russia may be undercounting or using a different method of counting COVID-19 deaths, Mike Ryan, MD, who directs the WHO’s emergency program, said health systems in hot spots are under stress, but the WHO wants to learn more about how Russia is conducting surveillance, particularly how mortality is being recorded.Regarding reports of Brazil’s president downplaying the outbreak against the backdrop of soaring cases, Ryan said all countries have struggled to some degree. “Those who got it better had cohesive clear communication with an all-of-society approach,” he said.Ryan said some countries in the Gulf region are seeing increasing cases, and though some countries are well-positioned to respond, some are fragile and wracked with conflict and poor health systems, including Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.He said a situation developing in Yemen is especially worrying, with cases now reported in the north and south of the country. The WHO and its United Nations partners are working with the country to repurpose cholera rapid response teams to tackle COVID-19 case findings and contact tracing.Ryan said the virus is difficult to contain in conflict settings. “We need a more peaceful environment,” he said.Maria Van Kerkhove, PhD, the WHO’s technical lead for COVID-19, also noted that Gulf countries have migrant worker dorms, similar to those in Singapore that were the focus of a recent outbreak, and said the WHO is in talks with the countries to discuss ways to prevent outbreaks, which pose a threat to congregate living settings.Brazil, Russia developmentsBrazil’s Health Minister Nelson Teich, MD, resigned today after just weeks on the job, as the country struggles to contain a surge in COVID-19 activity, Reuters reported.The country’s President Jair Bolsonaro, who has regularly downplayed the virus threat, had criticized Teich as being too reluctant to reopen the economy and push the use of antimalaria drugs to treat infections. Without consulting the health minister, the president had also undercut response efforts by allowing gyms and salons to reopen.According to Reuters, Teich’s last straw might have been pressure from Bolsonaro for wider use of hydroxychloroquine, which the minister had resisted due to a lack of scientific evidence (see related CIDRAP News story today). The president fired the previous health minister on Apr 16 for resisting the pressure to use the drug and not urging Brazil’s states to wind down their social distancing measures.Brazil today reported 9,280 new cases and 462 more deaths and is now the country with the sixth highest case total.Russia, the country with the second highest case number, today reported 10,598 more cases, and Moscow—the country’s epicenter—launched mass antibody testing to see what part of the population has already been exposed, Reuters reported. The city’s mayor said there will be 200,000 tests per day until the end of the month and that the findings will help him decide when and how to dial back lockdown measures.Flare-ups in earlier Asian hot spotsSouth Korea today reported 27 new cases, 17 of them linked to nightclub clusters in Seoul, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today in an update. So far, 153 cases have been linked to the clusters, Yonhap news reported, noting officials have now linked recent infections in the university district, some of whom visited karaoke facilities, to the nightclub cases in the Itaewon district.Elsewhere, Singapore’s health ministry today reported 793 more cases, 791 of them linked to foreign workers living in dorms. The country recently launched a plan to test all of the workers in the dorms.In China, the National Health Commission today reported four new cases, all from Jilin province. It also reported 11 more asymptomatic cases, two of them imported. A cluster of cases in Jilin’s capital city, with a population of about 4 million, recently went on partial lockdown to curb the spread of the virus.last_img read more

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Letter To The Editor: Luján Out Of Touch

first_imgBy MICK RICHRepublican CandidateU.S. SenateBy endorsing abortion during Advent, New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Luján has demonstrated just how far apart he is from Christians and Catholics.As Christians around the world celebrate the beginning of Jesus’ life on Earth, Ben Ray Luján celebrates something very different. Mr. Lujan favors ending the miracle of life before it has a chance – or a choice. This is so blatantly offensive; it makes you wonder if he is writing off New Mexico’s Christians and Catholics.NARAL has awarded Luján a 100 percent pro-abortion score for his votes in Congress.When Jesus of Nazareth was conceived by an unwed mother in a poor remote village of Israel, King Herod responded by slaughtering thousands of innocent infants. The timeless shame and horror of those events plays out today, as abortion activists seize the hearts of politicians such as Ben Ray Luján.These abortion activists cruelly respond to the struggle endured by so many women by offering the promise of freedom at the expense of human life.Raising my children with my wife, Marion, has blessed me with an unshakeable awe and reverence for the miracle of life. That’s something Ben Ray Luján clearly lacks.I am pro-family and pro-life, from the womb to the tomb, and I oppose every one of Ben Ray Luján’s anti-family policies.last_img read more

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Los Alamos Golfer KayLinda Crawford Wins NM-WT Amateur

first_imgKayLinda Crawford of Los Alamos won the New Mexico-West Texas Women’s Amateur Championship Sunday at Santa Ana Golf Club, shooting rounds of 70 and 75. Photo by Megan CrawfordBy STEVE VIRGENJournal Asst. Sports EditorKayLinda Crawford, 53, of Los Alamos, said she was “extremely humbled” after winning the New Mexico-West Texas Women’s Amateur at Santa Ana Golf Club on Sunday.Crawford shot 1-over 145 (70-75) in a championship flight that had 10 golfers. The tournament is usually three rounds, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, and with the hope of attracting more competitors, the event was 36 holes over two days. There were five other flights and a total of 67 golfers overall.Alice Rindestig, who will be a sophomore for the University of New Mexico women’s golf team, finished third after shooting 8-over 152 (77-75), but won the Albuquerque Women’s Championship, which is conducted simultaneously with the NM-WT Amateur.“I had no expectations going into this,” Crawford said. “It’s definitely a huge win for me. The tournament is usually dominated by the younger gals so I’m especially pleased to have won and represent the older generation in the championship flight, especially considering my age and my busy life as a mom with young girls. I got to play with some young and talented gals during the tournament. They are so much better than I was at that age. They are all tough competitors with great games and big golfing futures ahead of them.”Crawford shot 2-under 70 in the opening round to hold a comfortable six-shot lead going into Sunday.Flavia Torres, representing Piñon Hills Golf Club, finished second in the tournament after shooting 6-over 150 (78-72).Crawford won the NM-WT Amateur for the first time. She won the Albuquerque Women’s Championship in 1998, when she lived in the city at that time.SUN COUNTRY PGA SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP: Brad Lardon of The Club at Las Campanas won his fourth straight section title on Tuesday after shooting 9-under 63 on his home course.Lardon, the director of golf operations at Las Campanas, shot 68 on Monday to finish at 13-under 131 for the win and $1,400.Bill Harvey, the head pro at Ladera Golf Course, finished second after shooting 1-under 143 (73-70), and won $1,000.Editor’s note: KayLinda Crawford is the advertising manager at the Los Alamos Daily Post.last_img read more

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