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Marta Milans & More Will Star in Mala Hierba Off-Broadway

first_imgMarta Milans will star in the New York premiere of Tanya Saracho’s Mala Hierba. Joining her in the cast are Roberta Colindrez, Sandra Marquez and Ana Nogueira. The production will begin performances as part of Second Stage’s twelfth annual Uptown Series on July 14 at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre. The play, directed by Jerry Ruiz, will open on July 28. View Comments The production will feature set design by Raul Abrego, costumes by Carisa Kelly, lighting design by Jennifer Schriever and sound design by Jill BC Du Boff. Mala Hierba follows Liliana (Milans), a seemingly impeccable trophy wife of a border magnate living in Texas. But beneath her polished exterior lies a fierce determination to survive at any cost. When her true desires break the surface, she is forced to decide between obligation and the price of freedom. Milans appeared as a series regular on ABC’s Killer Women; her additional screen credits include The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Strangers and Shame. Colindrez’s stage credits include Fun Home, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind and The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill: vol 2. Marquez’s regional credits include The Motherf*cker with the Hat, The Upstairs Concierge and Mojada. Nogueira has appeared on the New York stage previously in Knives and Other Sharp Objects, I’m Pretty F*cked Up and The Boy in the Bathroom.last_img read more

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Matthew Broderick’s ‘Intimidated’ to Run His Sylvia Lines With SJP

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 Sylvia View Comments Related Shows Matthew Broderick is currently in preview at the Great White Way’s Cort Theatre in Sylvia as new dog owner Greg. The two-time Tony winner has a long connection with the A.R. Gurney play; his wife, Sarah Jessica Parker, originated the role of the titular canine off-Broadway back in 1995. Is it true that she based her character on her then boyfriend Broderick’s dog? “That is correct, Sally,” he recently confirmed to Broderick been running lines at home to get prepared for this incarnation of the show, which stars Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford as the titular canine? “Yes… a little bit. I feel odd running it with Sarah because she’s done the professional version…so I feel intimidated!”We sense Broderick’s infamously dry wit talking! As well as winning Tonys for his performances in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Brighton Beach Memoirs, he was nominated for The Producers and his film credits of course include Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Lion King and Godzilla.Directed by Daniel Sullivan, Sylvia also stars Tony winner Julie White and Robert Sella, and will officially open on October 27.last_img read more

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Steven Pasquale Will Return to the New York Stage in The Robber Bridegroom

first_imgSteven Pasquale is coming back to the New York stage in a musical comedy and we are doing our happy dance! The Broadway fave is set to headline Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman‘s The Robber Bridegroom as part of Roundabout’s 50th anniversary season. Directed by Alex Timbers, the limited engagement will play February 18, 2016 through May 29. Opening night is scheduled for March 13 at off-Broadway’s Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.Pasquale most recently starred on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison County, giving a performance which has never faded away in our minds. Additional stage credits include The Wild Party at Encores!, Carousel, Far From Heaven, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, A Soldier’s Play, A Man of No Importance, Beautiful Child, Spinning Into Butter, The Spitfire Grill, The Grapes of Wrath and Miss Saigon. On screen, Pasquale has been seen in Rescue Me, Do No Harm, Up All Night, Over/Under, Coma, Six Feet Under, Platinum, The Good Wife and Alien vs. Predator: Requiem. As previously reported, he will appear in Ryan Murphy’s hotly-anticipated American Crime Story next year.Based on the short story by Eudora Welty, The Robber Bridegroom transports the audience to the Natchez Trace in Mississippi, a dangerous and mysterious corner of the country teeming with a rogue’s gallery of the most beguiling con men, hucksters, and charlatans you’ll ever meet. Chief among them, Jamie Lockhart (Pasquale)—fair‐faced gentleman by day, hard‐hearted bandit of the woods by night. When he falls for the beautiful daughter of a wealthy planter, his world and code of ethics are turned upside down.The Robber Bridegroom marks the 40th anniversary of the original, which opened on Broadway in 1975 starring Kevin Kline and Patti LuPone. The show’s bluegrass score has since been performed across the country, with the song “Sleepy Man” joining the canon of American standards.The production will feature choreography by Connor Gallagher, sets by Donyale Werle, costumes by Emily Rebholz, lights by Howell Binkley and sound by Darron L. West. Related Shows View Comments The Robber Bridegroom Show Closed This production ended its run on May 29, 2016last_img read more

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Bellows Falls Union High School teacher named 2010 Teacher of the Year

first_imgSource: Vermont DOE. Sept 15, 2009 Craig Divis, a high school social studies teacher at Bellows Falls Union High School in Bellows Falls, was named by the State Board of Education as the 2010 Vermont Teacher of the Year at a ceremony held today at the school.Also honored were:Alternate Stacey Endres, a middle school social studies and English teacher at Milton Middle School in Milton.Finalist Terry Frey, a K-12 music teacher at Windsor Junior Senior High School and State Street School in Windsor.As the 2010 Teacher of the Year, Divis will travel statewide visiting schools and working with teachers. In addition, he is Vermont’s candidate for the National Teacher of the Year award, sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers. He will also travel to Washington, D.C. this spring for a reception at the White House. The Vermont Teacher of the Year Program is sponsored by Hannaford Bros. Co.State Board members visited Divis’ classroom this morning prior to a school-wide assembly. The lunchtime ceremony included remarks by Divis, 2009 Vermont Teacher of the Year Diane Leddy, Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca and State Board Chair Tom James. The student body was present as well. Divis was presented with SMART Board ™ equipment and software for his classroom by Brian Scofield of SMART Technologies, with software and materials going to each of the other two finalists. In addition, the Department of Education donated $2,500 towards classroom-related supplies and activities.Divis, a resident of Grafton, has been an educator at Bellows Falls for five years, the past two as Social Studies Department Coordinator. He has been a classroom teacher for six years. He received a B.S. in Education from Miami University in 2003, and spent one year as an alternative program teacher in Akron, Ohio prior to coming to Vermont. Divis has worked with the University of Vermont’s Asian Studies Outreach Program since 2005 and traveled extensively during the summer.“The rewards that I find in teaching are when students become passionate about learning and understanding the world, and want to experience it firsthand,” he wrote in his nomination packet. “My rewards don’t come from grades students get on a test, but from students coming back years after graduation to visit me and tell me about their experiences traveling the world and becoming passionate about learning.”In addition to serving as an advisor to student teachers, he has served as a member of the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union Social Studies Curriculum Committee, is the chair of the Bellows Falls Union High School Social Studies Department, serves as assistant chair to the school’s Literacy Action Plan Committee, and is a member of the faculty council.Principal Chris Hodsden wrote, “Mr. Divis will not only represent our state well as Teacher of the Year, he will represent the field of education well to the general public and the nation.”In his presentation, Commissioner Vilaseca said, “We are fortunate to have someone of Mr. Divis’ caliber working here in this state.”During his remarks, Mr. Divis made a point of acknowledging his colleagues and parents. However, he saved his greatest praise for his students, telling them, “I am inspired by you every single day. I am in awe of the accomplishments of those of you in the audience and those who came before. It is to you who I say thank you for without you this would not be possible.”The Vermont Teacher of the Year program is sponsored by Hannaford Bros.last_img read more

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Agencies issue joint rule on special flood hazard loans

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A largely CUNA-supported joint final rule that amends requirements for loans secured by properties in special flood hazard was approved by five federal regulatory agencies, they announced jointly Monday.The board of the National Credit Union Administration, one of the five agencies, approved the final interagency rule at its meeting Thursday. The rule requires the escrow of flood insurance payments on residential improved real estate securing a loan.The joint rule of NCUA, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve System board of governors, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Farm Credit Administration implements provisions of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA) related to requiring escrowing flood insurance payments and exempting certain detached structures from the mandatory flood insurance purchase requirement.It also implements provisions in the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 about the force placement of flood insurance when homeowners’ policies lapse or are insufficient. continue reading »last_img read more

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The HOW (Hotel Operations Weekend) Festival takes place in less than a month!

first_imgHOW (Hotel Operations Weekend) The festival is the first festival in Europe on the topic of hotel operations, which will be held on September 28 and 29, 2017 at the Falkensteiner Hotel Iadera in Petrčane near Zadar.The Festival will discuss global trends in hotel operations and business optimization models and improve communication and sales to customers. The HOW Festival is the only one in the region to bring together over 400 participants, mostly hotel directors, heads of operations and hotel departments in larger hotel companies and hotel directors in individual facilities. Also, it is the only one that discusses the daily hotel business, solutions that improve and modernize the same and global trends that attract new generations of tourists.The program is segmented on the first day in which there are panel discussions and lectures for all participants while on the second day parallel workshops are organized divided into hotel departments such as:Household:Outsourcing hotel laundry – is it worth it?Household organization – how to reduce cost while increasing staff efficiencyReception: “Seeking an authentic experience” – how can the reception bring the local way of life and experience closer to tourists?How is the technology implemented in the reception?Food and drink: How to increase usability and reduce food costs?How can hotel bars be profitable?Sales and marketing:Digital networks and web content – how important is it?… And other topicsTechnology:How to choose the right technology?… And other topics The aim of the Festival is to bring together representatives of tourism and hotel management from across the region, to present international trends in hotel operations and examples of good practice, and to provide entertainment and networking of participants. HOW is designed as a gathering of hotel directors, operations managers and hotel department heads to discuss and present the latest global trends in hotel operations in one place and how to implement them in everyday work.”Leading hoteliers in the region have expressed interest in presenting current trends and examples of successful practice, and we want to present global trends in hotel operations to participants, but also encourage them to implement new services and products. The very concept of the Festival is aimed at developing B2B business, networking of participants and raising the quality of hotel business and services. ”Points out the organizer Marina Franolić from the company Proficiscor dooSome of the over 50 confirmed regional and international experts of the HOW Festival 2017 are: Dalibor Šumiga, is an expert in behavioral and guerrilla marketing, consumer psychology and Google Ambassador, Frank Reul, Director General for Romania, Bulgaria and Macedonia AccorHotels / Orbis, Jacques L. Morand, Vice President for South East Europe, Hyatt International Hotels and Resorts,  Piet Boogert, General Manager of Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, Joseph Jutt Ferlan, director of DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb, Marko Lukicic, Member of the Management Board of Jadranka dd, Martin Gahn, director of Top Gahn Quality Coaching and many others.You can see the complete program as well as all information about the Festival at read more

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Liverpool weigh up transfer move for Arsenal target Layvin Kurzawa

first_img Comment Coral BarryTuesday 31 Mar 2020 2:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link410Shares Kurzawa held talks with Arsenal in January (Picture: Getty)Liverpool are considering snapping up Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa on a free transfer this summer, according to reports.The full-back’s contract expires at the end of the season and Kurzawa has already told PSG he does not intend to sign a new deal.Arsenal came close to signing Kurzawa in January, but the 27-year-old ultimately decided to see out the remainder of his contract.Mikel Arteta had been keen to bolster his full-back options and technical director Edu identified the Frenchman as a good fit for the squad.ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveSpanish outlet Sport claim Liverpool have entered the race and are one of many interested clubs keeping tabs on Kurzawa, with Arsenal still keen to secure his signature.AdvertisementAdvertisementAndy Robertson is Liverpool’s undisputed No.1 left-back, but Jurgen Klopp has been searching for a player who can provide cover for the Scotsman. Liverpool weigh up transfer move for Arsenal target Layvin Kurzawa Kurzawa will be available for free this summer (Picture: Getty)The Reds have no senior competition for Robertson and Kurzawa has played 23 times this season for PSG and has international experience.Liverpool will have to battle Barcelona, Inter and Napoli for the signature of Kurzawa, as well as Arsenal.MORE: Arsenal need to sell Mesut Ozil, says club hero Andrey ArshavinMORE: Man Utd transfer target Harry Kane told he would be ‘stupid’ not to leave Tottenham for Liverpool or Man CityFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta gives blunt response to Mesut Ozil’s ‘ready’ message

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 17 Jul 2020 1:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link516Shares While Arteta insists Ozil’s exclusion from the side is purely down to ‘footballing reasons’ there have been suggestions in the media that Arsenal’s hierarchy do not want the German in the squad and are looking to offload him – and his enormous salary – this summer.Guendouzi, meanwhile, has been frozen out and told to train alone after he grabbed Brighton striker Neal Maupay around the throat, with the young French midfielder refusing to change his attitude and reacting badly to his punishment.MORE: ‘Out of their depth’ – Tony Adams takes aim at Edu and Raul Sanllehi over Arsenal’s recruitment strategyMORE: Arsenal provide positive update on Bernd Leno’s knee injuryFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. The Spaniard seems unlikely to bring Ozil back into the team (Picture: HaytersTV / YouTube)Mikel Arteta has given little indication that he will bring Mesut Ozil back into Arsenal’s team for Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final clash with Manchester City despite the German declaring he is ‘ready’.Ozil has yet to make an appearance for the Gunners since the season was restarted, not even making the matchday squad in the last five Premier League games.Arsenal say Ozil has been struggling with ‘back soreness’ that has kept him out of the team, though the player himself appeared to rubbish that suggestion by writing ‘I AM READY’ in block capitals on the eve of Wednesday’s game against Liverpool. Ozil is back in training after his back problem but still can’t get in the squad (Picture: Getty)Once again, though, Ozil was left out of the squad – with Arsenal securing an unlikely 2-1 victory in his absence – and Arteta had a very icy response when asked about the 31-year-old ahead of Saturday’s trip to Wembley.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTQuestioned on Ozil’s ‘ready’ message on social media, and whether he will be in the squad that takes on City, Arteta responded frostily: ‘Yeah he’s been training.’Probed further on whether that means Ozil is in the squad, Arteta continued: ‘I haven’t done the squad yet. But he’s in training.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalAsked to expand on his thinking in not playing both Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi, Arteta said: ‘Pure footballing reasons. My decision is always that.‘My ambition is to put the best squad, the best players, that give us the best balance – in and out of the field – and the best possible chance to win the game.’ Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta gives blunt response to Mesut Ozil’s ‘ready’ message I A M R E A D Y ⚽💥 #M1Ö #YaGunnersYa #teamtraining— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 14, 2020 Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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Big family home in Brisbane’s fastest selling suburb up for grabs

first_imgThe striking black and white kitchen at 4 Willis Close, Keperra. Picture supplied.The master bedroom has a walk-in robe and ensuite, while the other three rooms are large and have built-in wardrobes.The open plan lounge, dining and family areas flow out to a back deck, with views over the estate.Other features include high ceilings and polished timber floors. The lounge room at 4 Willis Close, Keperra. Picture supplied.The house has been repainted and a new kitchen and split-system airconditioning installed in the time they’ve lived there.The striking black and white gourmet kitchen has stone benches, sleek cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. The back deck on the house at 4 Willis Close, Keperra. Picture supplied.That’s because their 12-year-old will start secondary school next year.The Scomazzons “pounced on” the property when it became available for sale after renting it for several months.“We were in love with where we were, so we bought it,” Mrs Scomazzon said.“I just thought ‘This is home’.”More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019 This family home at 4 Willis Close, Keperra, is for sale. Picture supplied.KNOWING how fast houses sell in Keperra, it’s no wonder Lisa and Richard Scomazzon are reluctant to let go of their cherished family home.After nearly 11 years at 4 Willis Close, the couple have decided it’s time for a change, but Mrs Scomazzon can’t hide her emotion.“It’s a bit bittersweet, but time for new beginnings,” she said. “We’re just looking at downsizing and moving closer to the high school.” One of the bedrooms at 4 Willis Close, Keperra. Picture supplied.The house is on a 591sq m block with low maintenance gardens.Houses take an average of 11 days to sell in Keperra, making it the capital’s fastest selling suburb. “It’s handy to everything, only 10km to the city, you’ve got Brookside shopping centre close by, beautiful cafes and restaurants – and it’s a fast developing suburb,” Mrs Scomazzon said.Keperra has a median house price of $537,250, according to property research firm CoreLogic.last_img read more

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Fight over reclining seat diverts flight

first_imgLifestyleTravel Fight over reclining seat diverts flight by: – June 2, 2011 29 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img (CNN) — Simmering air travel tensions bubbled over this weekend when a United Airlines passenger smacked a fellow flier over an unwelcome seat recline, The Washington Post reported.Air Force fighter jets escorted Ghana-bound United Airlines Flight 990 back to Washington Dulles International Airport after the fight broke out after takeoff Sunday night.The flight arrived back at Dulles at 12:35 a.m. Monday, according to United Airlines. Airline spokesman Mike Trevino said he could not confirm any details of what happened onboard.Sources told the Washington Post that not long after departing the airport, a passenger lowered his seat into the space of a fellow passenger and a fight followed. A flight attendant and another passenger tried to break up the scuffle, the report said.Is reclining your seat a right?Airport police met the flight at Dulles and determined that charges were not warranted, according to a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.The flight was delayed until Monday, Trevino said. He did not know if the feuding passengers were onboard when it departed after the delay.The disagreement over seat reclining is not the first to get physical. In November, a disgruntled passenger grabbed a reclining flier’s right ear with enough force to knock his glasses off, according to a complaint filed in that case.By Marnie Hunter, CNN Share Sharelast_img read more

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