11-year-old St. Louis Blues superfan with rare illness given Stanley Cup ring by team

first_img Beau Lund Written by October 2, 2019 /Sports News – National 11-year-old St. Louis Blues superfan with rare illness given Stanley Cup ring by teamcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(ST.LOUIS) — An 11-year-old girl with a rare, life-threatening auto-immune disease and big-time love for the NHL’s St. Louis Blues got the surprise of a lifetime recently, thanks to her favorite team.Laila Anderson has Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, or HLH, a disease that results in her body making too many immune cells. But she hasn’t let that stop her from celebrating and representing her beloved team — and 2019 Stanley Cup winners — the Blues.When she rang her treatment bell in May, 100 days after her bone-marrow transplant, she wore a St. Louis Blues headband and the players’ numbers on her back.At the time, her doctors would only let her leave home to go to treatment at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital.But later that May, her mother shared some amazing news with her and posted the video on Twitter: Laila would be attending Game 3 of a Blues playoff series and her doctors had given her the green light to go.“Are you kidding me?” she said through tears in a post on the Blues’ Twitter page. “Will this also be my first playoff game?”When the team made history in June by winning its first Stanley Cup in the team’s 52-year NHL existence by beating the Boston Bruins in Game 7, she was right there — after they’d invited her to Boston. The players even called her on the ice with them and they inscribed Laila’s name on their rings.But on Tuesday, they had one more gesture for Laila to show her how much she inspired them and how much they appreciated her: a Stanley Cup ring all her own.Blues players Alexander Steen and Colton Parayko had the ring with them when they visited Laila at her home.“You know how much you mean to us, right?” Steen said. “And what an inspiration you’ve been to so many people. So me and Colton are here representing our organization and everybody there and we have something that we would like you to open right now.”Laila got emotional as she opened the box and was seen first kissing the ring and then putting it on her finger.“Oh, my God,” she said, wiping away tears. “I feel like I shouldn’t be touching this right now.”“It’s her whole hand,” said her mother, Heather, laughing.Laila, floating between laughter and tears, told Steen and Parayko that the ring fit “beautifully.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

PETRONAS offers 13 blocks in Malaysia’s highly prolific basins at the upcoming Malaysia Bid Round 2021

first_img Petronas towers (KLCC) in Kualalumpur. (Credit: Looknarm/Wikipedia.org) PETRONAS today announced that it will be offering 13 offshore exploration blocks in Malaysia at the upcoming Malaysia Bid Round (MBR) 2021 launch on 26 February 2021. Also included are six discovered fields to incentivise investors to undertake more extensive exploration activities within those blocks. This year’s MBR also features the offering of four deepwater blocks adjacent to the coast of Sarawak and Sabah which saw prominent exploration discoveries in recent years.The MBR 2021 launch event will be held virtually in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and live-streamed to three different markets namely North America, United Kingdom and Europe as well as Asia Pacific. Themed ‘Grow your Energy Portfolio with Us’, MBR 2021 aims to attract investors with unique capabilities to unlock the full potential of the hydrocarbon resources in Malaysia.PETRONAS Senior Vice President of Malaysia Petroleum Management (MPM) Mohamed Firouz Asnan said: “MBR 2021 will feature significant enhancements which include larger block areas coupled with flexible bidding options and low entry costs. We will also be offering relatively new fiscal terms to be applied in the Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) such as Enhanced Profitability (EPT) for the shallow water blocks, the Late Life Assets (LLA) and  Small Field Assets (SFA) which are designed to match the risk and rewards of the investments with the type of assets available.“These terms have been formulated based on the feedback from industry players, taking into account market conditions, further strengthening Malaysia’s position as the oil and gas hub in a growing and thriving market of South East Asia.  Besides improved fiscal terms, Malaysia offers good network connectivity by way of established world-class infrastructure which enables ease of monetisation,” he added.MBR is an annual bid exercise organised by PETRONAS which offers potential investors with different opportunities ranging from exploration blocks, discovered resources to late life assets as well as study opportunities to grow their energy portfolio and create value. Whilst MBR this year focuses on exploration blocks, the opportunities around late life assets and small fields are made available progressively throughout the year.Apart from issuing and managing petroleum arrangements in Malaysia, PETRONAS also plays its role as the country’s oil & gas industry shaper and investment enabler by providing stewardship on upstream petroleum activities in Malaysia. It is the single contact point for investors, which is a unique feature differentiating PETRONAS against its peers globally. Source: Company Press Release This year’s MBR also features the offering of four deepwater blocks adjacent to the coast of Sarawak and Sabahlast_img read more

Proptech lettings platform officially launches despite Coronavirus crisis

first_imgHome » News » COVID-19 news » Proptech lettings platform officially launches despite Coronavirus crisis previous nextProptechProptech lettings platform officially launches despite Coronavirus crisisProptech start-up Apropos by DJ Alexander has launched, despite many others mothballing or delaying their debuts as the pandemic continues to disrupt the lettings market.Nigel Lewis14th May 20200977 Views A new proptech lettings platform that’s been three years in development has finally gone live despite the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.Apropos is a standalone property and tenancy management app supported by a network of self-employed local agents currently covering 44% of the UK but mostly in the major conurbations with the busiest lettings market.This includes Edinburgh, where its HQ is based, as well as Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham and London.  More announcement on local agents are expected soon.But its launch timing is brave to say the least as the Coronavirus pandemic is likely to keep home moves subdued despite yesterday’s market ‘restart’.This has prompted joint MD David Alexander (left) to comment, saying: “Our day to day priorities remain the safety, security, and welfare of all our staff, landlords and tenants.“We must operate in the most responsible and flexible way we can during these extraordinary times.“But equally it is important to recognise that the coronavirus outbreak, despite the current lockdown and difficulties it is currently imposing on all of us, will not last forever.”FeesThe proptech service takes a percentage cut of rental turnover plus a £250 set-up fee per tenancy and is aimed at  portfolio of all sizes.It is available via an smartphone app or online via a laptop and enables landlords to monitor and manage properties while leaving the lettings and property management work to the platform’s local representatives.It also advertises its properties to tenants via its feeds to the three main UK portals.Tenants also use the app to book viewings and provide feedback on the property, submit and track their full rental application online, pay their rent and book their check in date.  In addition, they can report and monitor maintenance online during their tenancy.Read more about Apropos.Apropos by DJ Alexander David Alexander May 14, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

US Coast Guard, Harbor Safety Committee Test Bay Area’s Capability

first_img May 23, 2014 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: harbor View post tag: coast View post tag: Naval View post tag: US View post tag: Bay View post tag: capability View post tag: Guard View post tag: safetycenter_img View post tag: Area View post tag: test The U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco personnel and CMA CGM – the third-largest shipping group – along with other local industry partners tested the Bay Area’s capability to tow ultra-large container vessels during an exercise Wednesday. US Coast Guard, Harbor Safety Committee Test Bay Area’s Capability Back to overview,Home naval-today US Coast Guard, Harbor Safety Committee Test Bay Area’s Capability View post tag: committee Training & Education The vessel used for this exercise was CMA CGM’s Centaurus, an 11400 TEU container ship measuring 365 meters, or approximately 1,200 feet.The purpose of the towing demonstration was to test the capability of existing tug assets within San Francisco Bay to connect to and tow an ultra-large container vessel.This exercise marked the first such attempt in the United States. The demonstration was intended as a learning experience conducted within the confines of the Bay to enhance preparedness for emergency towing operations either in the Bay or in the approaches to San Francisco.“The Coast Guard is excited to be a part of this groundbreaking demonstration,” said Capt. Gregory Stump, commander of Sector San Francisco and Captain of the Port of San Francisco. “This is a prime example of the forward-leaning posture of the San Francisco Bay Area Harbor Safety Committee and a testament to the commitment of our maritime community to safety and environmental protection.”“There will be many important lessons learned from this exercise,” said Coast Guard Cmdr. Jason Tama with the 11th Coast Guard District prevention division. “It was a great example of the Coast Guard, Harbor Safety Committee, and maritime industry working together to ensure we are ready to respond to an incident involving an ultra large container vessel.”Commenting on the operation, Marc Bourdon, President of CMA CGM America declared, “We are very proud to cooperate with the U.S. Coast Guard and the San Francisco Harbor Safety Committee for this drilling exercise, which illustrated CMA CGM’s strong commitment to safety and security.”The CMA CGM Group is a leading and recognized industry player in the field of safety and security, and constantly aims to achieve the highest security standards at all times, Bourdon said.[mappress]Press Release, May 23, 2014; Image: USCG Share this articlelast_img read more

Triple Crown Hero Justify’s Mom Made Last Start At Ellis Park

first_imgTriple Crown Hero Justify’s Mom Made the Last Start At Ellis Park Owned by Justify breeder John Gunther and trained by Louisville-based Helen Pitts-Blasi, Stage Magic made her final start in the 2011 Gardenia Stakes. She finished third in the Grade 3 race won by eventual two-time female sprint champion Groupie Doll, for whom Ellis’ signature race is now named. Stage Magic was ridden in the Gardenia by Corey Lanerie, who last summer earned his fourth Ellis Park riding title. She retired with a record of three wins, two seconds and three thirds in 12 starts, earning $133,981 while placing in four stakes.“It means the world to be able to say I was a part of her, a part of it. I was talking to Bob when he was here at Churchill Downs, and he was asking me about her,” Pitts-Blasi said Sunday by phone, referring to Bob Baffert, who won his second Triple Crown in three years with Justify following American Pharoah. “I said, ‘He looks like a lot like her. She was big, but she wasn’t stout like him. But just to be able to say I trained his mama is neat, it means a lot.“She was neat to be around, but she wanted to train. She was not easy to gallop. Just very straightforward but was all about the game. Just a hard-knocker, just a notch below your really, really good fillies, your Groupie Dolls and stuff, but always right there. Very nice mare.”Pitts-Blasi said she started following Justify after he won his first race by 9 1/2 lengths at Santa Anita on Feb. 18, seeing his pedigree after the performance earned “TDN Rising Star” status by the Thoroughbred Daily News. “I said, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s Stage Magic’s baby.’ He looks just like her, chestnut with a big white face.”Also from Justify’s female family are Lily O’ Gold and Shah Jehan. Their dam, Voodoo Lily, is the great-grandmother of Justify, who on Saturday became American horse racing’s 13th horse to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes with his front-running 1 3/4-length victory over Gronkowski at Belmont Park.Lily O’ Gold, trained by Ellis Park regular Vickie Foley for owners Kenneth English and Alan Braun of Evansville, won her racing debut at Ellis Park in 1997 and finish third in the Ellis Park Debutante in her next start.The D. Wayne Lukas-trained Shah Jehan was second in the 2003 Don Bernhardt by a neck and sixth in the Governor’s Handicap.“There are a lot of good horses that come out of Ellis Park,” Pitts-Blasi said.It apparently is good to have bred Ellis Park-raced mares to the now-deceased Scat Daddy. In addition to producing Justify, that cross resulted in Mendelssohn, last year’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner and winner of the 2018 UAE Derby by 18 lengths before finishing last in the Kentucky Derby. The $1.9 million-earner is out of Leslie’s Lady, who ran three times in Ellis Park turf allowance races, with a second and two fourths for the late owner James T. Hines Jr. of Owensboro and trainer Bob Holthus. Leslie’s Lady also is the dam of four-time champion Beholder and Into Mischief, a multiple Grade 1 winner, and top stallionLikewise putting on a big show Saturday in New York was Monomoy Girl, who trained at Ellis Park all last summer for Brad Cox, the track’s 2015 training champion who missed the title by one win last year while capturing three of Ellis’ six stakes. Monomoy Girl continued to stamp herself as America’s leading 3-year-old filly, making Belmont Park’s Acorn Stakes her third straight Grade 1 victory on top of the Kentucky Oaks and Keeneland’s Ashland.After spending the summer preparing for her racing career at Ellis, Monomoy Girl made her first start at Indiana Grand on Sept. 5, the day after Ellis’ meet ended.“A lot of our good 2-year-olds were there last year, and will be again this year,” Cox said of Ellis Park. “It’s a great track surface.” Trained by Helen Pitts-Blasi, Stage Magic ran 3rd in 2011 Gardenia; ‘It means the world to be able to say I was a part of her, a part of it’ Ellis Park has a tie to Triple Crown winner Justify through his mom, Stage Magic.center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Canadian coffee chain plans UK expansion

Second Cup Coffee Company, the Canadian chain, is planning to open 500 UK sites in the next 10 years. The retailer, which will open its third site in Birmingham in the next few months, is to open in Cardiff and Putney High Street, London, by the end of the year. A site in Harrow will open in January.It is currently in talks with Birmingham Airport, Manchester Airport and London Underground with a view to further site roll-out.The company, which is the largest speciality coffee retailer in Canada, with 345 sites, will expand across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland by using a range of area developers. It has already signed up seven area developers who each pay a £50,000 fee for the rights. Second Cup will operate the roll-out via 35 regions across the UK.European franchise director Jon Cullen said: “We work with an area developer who will open a minimum of five stores over a period of five years.”Second Cup is looking for a range of sites from kiosks at around 200sq ft to anything up to 2,000sq ft, including multiple levels. Cullen admitted that it was a “challenge” to find the right sites and locations with affordable rents. But he predicted this would get easier as the roll-out continued and the brand became more well-known.He told British Baker that Second Cup was a “different” offer than other coffee chains as it sells a  wide variety of products and a has large food range. It has a broad range of patisseries, teas, 10 different coffees and a smoothie and yoghurt range, in addition to the usual offers such as paninis.He said feedback on the first two stores in Manchester and London’s Portobello Road had been “really good and really positive”.“Manchester is on budget while London’s Portobello Road is trading above budget,” he said. read more

The Disco Biscuits Kick Off Capitol Theatre Run [Full Show Video]

first_imgThe Disco Biscuits kicked off the first night of their three-night run at The Capitol Theatre with a bang.Coming off a weekend of shows in the nation’s capital, it wasn’t hard to tell that the Biscuits were laid back, relaxed, and ready to go. The first set featured dark thematic jamming that had the crowd engaged. Opening with a fiery “Vasillios”, the band showed their hand and jammed into “Orch Theme”, followed by “Lunar Pursuit”. The dubbed out “Lunar” jam made the transition into “Sweating Bullets”, coming out as one of the standout moments from the first set.The second set started with fan-favorite jam vehicle, “Bernstein & Chasnoff”. They rode it into an inverted “Aquatic Ape” and then paraded back into “B&C” to end the segment. The sound was definitely more dialed in for the second set. Aron Magner-original “Spy” made its triumphant return and was the definite highlight of the set. Seeing Magner and Barber trade solos over that chord progression was a thing of beauty. The Disco Biscuits closed the set with an unfinished “Spectacle” that made its way into “Basis for a Day”, an untradition pairing that pleasantly surprised their fanbase. The band hit a nice stride during the “Basis” jam that featured some interesting interplay between Brownstein and Barber. They ended the set strong and encored with “World Is Spinning”, which has unfortunately never lost its meaning.All in all, it was a solid first night from The Disco Biscuits. The next two nights are going to be even better. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, you should most definitely do so. It’s always special when you get to see music at The Capitol Theatre. No matter how many shows you get to see there, it never loses its majestic vibe. This evening is going to be one for the books, buckle up and enjoy the ride.The Disco Biscuits – FULL SHOW – 1/31/19Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 1/31/19I: Vassillios-> Orch Theme-> Lunar Pursuit-> Sweating BulletsII: Bernstein & Chasnoff-> Aquatic Ape (inverted)-> Bernstein & Chasnoff, Spy, Spectacle-> Basis for a DayE: World is Spinninglast_img read more

Going the distance for himself and a larger purpose

first_img A Harvard physics professor spends a sabbatical trying to break the record for fastest trans-America run Made the Black Hills! But I would trade the killer hills here for the rolling hills @BadlandsNPS or Buffalo Gap Nat. Grassland @USDA_FS_DPG. SD has the best cycling roads so far, with generous shoulders but also grades so subtle you feel like you’re descending even when climbing. pic.twitter.com/8D3xNBWhld— Scott V Edwards (@ScottVEdwards1) July 23, 2020Music has gotten Edwards through a lot of the trip. He plays 1970s rock to get him up some of the steeper hills. When things are mellow, he plays anything from Joni Mitchell and Aretha Franklin to Suzanne Vega and Stevie Wonder. Edwards doesn’t use headphones so he can hear traffic.He also spends a lot of time listening for birds. He’s seen and heard horned larks in northern Ohio, a dickcissel in Indiana, killdeers, and the invasive Eurasian collared doves in Iowa. Run, Jenny, run! Mystery bird solved! Not much to see but the song is from a Dickcissel @CornellBirds #BNA #BlackBirdersWeek Had been hearing them for 2 days in IN and finally linked the song with the bird-a joy of #birdwatching . Also, unexpected bald eagle circling over me and the corn fields pic.twitter.com/8q3ybEbiRQ— Scott V Edwards (@ScottVEdwards1) June 30, 2020Birding and the outdoors have interested Edwards since he was a child. He grew up in Riverdale, a neighborhood of the Bronx, which in the 1970s was “fairly rural,” he said. As a child, he read National Geographic and went camping with his family regularly. A neighbor introduced him to birdwatching.His interest in science followed him to Harvard, where he graduated with a degree in biology in 1986 before earning a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1992. His research focuses on avian biology, including their genetic variation and evolutionary history.Science was always an option he was encouraged to pursue, Edwards said. He wants other children of color to have the same opportunity. He hopes to see more diversity among science professionals and faculty ranks.“It’s all about role models,” Edwards said. “People need to see people like themselves out there … they need to be told that they belong in science and that there’s a place for them.”Reflecting on the journey, Edwards said he’s developed his own hypothesis on cycling and science: The two are a lot alike, he said, especially when it comes to grinding through challenges, like bumpy roads or a mountain of complex data, to get where you’re going.“Realize that the landscape, the circumstances, and occasionally even people will get in your way,” he said. “You just got to prove them wrong.” The past few days had been nothing but narrow-shouldered highways and bumpy gravel roads. Put another way, they’d been enough to make most bicyclists shake their fists at the heavens, said Scott V. Edwards, a professor in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology.It’s a feeling Edwards had gotten to know well. After all, the 57-year-old ornithologist has been cycling across the nation since June 6 in a trek that largely began as a way to fulfill a lifelong goal but became something bigger as the nation began a reckoning with racial injustice.The journey started in Newburyport, Mass., after Edwards dipped his tires in the Atlantic Ocean. He hopes to reach the Oregon coast sometime during the second week of August. There, he plans on touching the Pacific. Covering about 50 to 60 miles a day, he’s getting closer every day, but not every mile is majestic. Some are downright grueling.“I’ve had some great roads with very wide shoulders and few cars,” said Edwards, who’s also the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Curator of Ornithology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology. “And I’ve had some roads that make you think you’ve been sent to hell.” This is what a scientist looks like Anonymous small acts of kindness: a short white lady yelled out of her stopped car as I cycled past “I want to buy you an ice cream, stop at Poole’s!” So I did but she was nowhere. About to leave, the owner walked out and gave me a free ice cream! #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/BQ0cjB7kow— Scott V Edwards (@ScottVEdwards1) June 13, 2020Some experiences haven’t been as rosy.On June 26, Edwards tweeted that he’d gotten his first racist comment of the trip from an 84-year-old white man in Monroeville, Ind. The man said, “Blacks got here when God ran out of white paint.” Edwards received a flood of support online, but pointed out it’s something that happens all too often to people of color, even in academia.“That kind of humor was acceptable in his time, and he just doesn’t realize that the world has changed,” Edward said. He’s also noticed that in some rural communities, the movement has been associated with looting and violence. He tries to reason with people who think that, he said.On the Fourth of July, Edwards spent some time in Galesburg, Ill., the hometown of the founder of population genetics Sewall Wright. He visited the cottage where the poet Carl Sandburg was born, and the site of an 1858 debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. After that, he crossed over the Mississippi River and entered Iowa.On July 23, he found himself staring in awe at the Black Hills in South Dakota. And five days later, he’d made it to the Crow Reservation in Montana and was heading for Billings. Departments shut labs, put down papers for a day to read, think, and discuss racial inequities and start devising concrete solutions in the fields Part of the answer can be read on the signs fixed to his bike. They are in support of Black Lives Matter, Black Birders Week, and #ShutDownSTEM, a one-day work stoppage held in June to spark action against systemic racism in the scientific and academic communities.Edwards notes that the trip was one he’d longed to make for years. But as a Black birder and a Black scientist, he decided he also wanted to raise awareness of the movements and give his trip a larger purpose as racial tensions across the country continued to escalate. He added the signs a few days after setting out.“It’s important for folks to see that African Americans do enjoy nature. It’s important to showcase that we like camping and show it’s not just the domain of white people,” Edwards said. Project aims to give young students real-life STEM role models STEM takes a knee for reflection and reckoning Take the unpaved obstacle course he traversed in western Iowa a month into his journey. That was one of the bad ones, he said. It was narrow, hard to pedal, and the shoulder was nothing but stones. Edwards had to pull off to the side and come to a full stop each time a car or truck passed. And all that with a bicycle that weighed about 100 pounds because of all the supplies on it. “Those are the points where you, kind of, say: ‘What am I doing here?’” Edwards said. With the pandemic clearing his summer schedule of commitments like conferences or lab work, he decided in the spring it was finally time. He vaguely mapped out a route that would take him from the Atlantic to the Pacific, promised to send his two daughters (one of whom recently cycled across the U.S.) pictures of every dog he met on the way, and set a departure date.Edwards starts cycling at about 8:30 a.m. every day after having breakfast, usually cereal, and plotting the day’s course. If he’s in a town, he’ll sometimes indulge in some bacon and eggs.It’s pretty much straight riding after that. He stops every 15 miles or so for a drink or snack. Lunch consists of a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Edward stops at about 4 or 5 p.m. on a good day. On a slow day, it’s not until about 7 p.m. He sleeps mainly at campgrounds. There have been a few homestays, though, and the occasional hotel.“I’m not like a purist in that regard,” Edwards said. “I’m a pretty regular guy. I often joke that bike touring is the one sport that you can do well and still have a paunch.”,Still, while Edwards doesn’t consider himself elite, he is no pushover. He is making the trip unassisted. There’s no van following him carrying his stuff. His bicycle, which he aptly calls the “aircraft carrier,” is loaded with bags carrying food, snacks, and supplies like a tent and spare clothes. He restocks at stores he passes en route, always wearing a mask and social distancing.The trip has been filled with sights, sounds, and people from across the nation. Edwards has documented much of it on his newly created Twitter account, @ScottVEdwards1.On June 13, a woman in Cortland, N.Y., yelled out of her car for him to pull over so she could buy him an ice cream at a local drive-in diner. On June 24, he was treated to dinner in Bowling Green, Ohio. He calls these experiences random acts of kindness. Some of them have been because of the signs. People have also waved, honked, or thanked him for raising awareness. Related The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

On the Town Revival Begins Broadway Previews

first_imgWelcome back to this helluva town! The Broadway revival of On the Town begins preview performances on September 20 at the Lyric Theatre (formerly the Foxwoods). The new production, directed by John Rando, stars Tony Yazbeck as Gabey, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Chip and Clyde Alves as Ozzie. Opening night is set for October 16. First seen on Broadway in 1944, On the Town, which features music by Leonard Bernstein and a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, follows the adventures of three sailors on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical’s toe-tapping hits from the show include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time.” The new production premiered at the Barrington Stage Company in Massachusetts last year. In addition to Yazbeck, Johnson and Alves, the cast includes Alysha Umphress as Hildy, Megan Fairchild as Ivy Smith, Elizabeth Stanley as Claire, Jackie Hoffman as Madame Dilly, Michael Rupert as Judge Pitkin and Allison Guinn as Lucy Schmeeler. The ensemble features Chip Abbott, Tanya Birl, Angela Brydon, Holly Ann Butler, Julius Carter, Kristine Covillo, Lori Ann Ferreri, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Stephen Hanna, Eloise Kropp, Brandon Leffler, Jess Leprotto, Cory Lingner, Skye Mattox, Michael Rosen, Samantha Sturm, Christopher Vo, Cody Williams and Mikey Winslow. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 Related Shows View Comments On the Townlast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Sutton Foster’s Special Guests & More

first_imgDavid Yazbek Tapped for Fish in the DarkSo far we’ve been left somewhat in the dark about Larry David’s Fish in the Dark, which begins previews at Broadway’s Cort Theatre tonight. To keep the mystery up (and we can’t wait to see the show, we admit it!), we’ve been told purposefully little about the production’s plot and it turns out, creative team. Until David Yazbek’s recent tweet we had no idea that the Fully Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels scribe would be doing the music for Fish. Yazbeck also revealed something that we’ve been longing to know about the play: “I got to tell you it’s really f**king funny.” Thank you for the update, Mr. Yazbek!Off-Broadway’s Big Love Delays First PreviewA little delay for Big Love off-Broadway. Owing to the recent winter storm and subsequent loss of rehearsal time, the Signature Theatre production has pushed back its first preview by a day—the modern adaptation of Aeschylus’ The Danaids will now begin performances on February 4. Written by Charles Mee and starring Rebecca Naomi Jones, Bobby Steggert and more, the show will still officially open on February 23 and run through March 15.Michael Ball Will Headline Mack & MabelAcross the pond, West End fave and Broadway alum Michael Ball (The Woman in White, Aspects of Love) is returning to Chichester this summer in a new production of Mack & Mabel. Directed by Jonathan Church, the classic musical comedy will run July 15 through September 5 at the Festival Theatre, with opening night set for July 21. The show will then head out on a U.K. tour.Derek McLane Has Another Beautiful NightTony and Emmy-winning production designer Derek McLane won another gong to add to his collection on January 31—a Directors Guild Award for his work on the 86th Annual Academy Awards. McLane is currently represented on the Great White Way by Beautiful: The Carole King Musical—watch below as he exclusively shares with Broadway.com the vision behind his set. You’ll soon also be able to see his designs in the upcoming Gigi and Living on Love. Sutton Foster Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend.Sutton Foster’s Special GuestsWe now have more details about Sutton Foster’s previously announced solo debut at Carnegie Hall as part of the New York Pops’ latest season! The two-time Tony winner will be joined by special guest artists Joshua Henry and Megan McGinnis on March 13. Whatever they have in store for the Big Apple, it looks like it’ll be toe-tappingly good fun—check out below Foster’s Instagram pic of herself and Henry in Houston this weekend. Star Files View Commentslast_img read more