Here’s Our Princess! Broadway’s Paige Faure Will Lead the National Tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

first_img With its fresh, new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, Cinderella combines the story’s classic elements—glass slippers, pumpkin, a beautiful ball and more—with some surprise twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, Cinderella is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul, eager to develop a world view, she doesn’t let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness. She not only fights for her own dreams, but makes the prince, who falls in love with her, open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams, too. The Broadway production of Cinderella, currently playing at the Broadway Theatre, recently celebrated its 500th performance and was nominated for nine 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. Directed by Mark Brokaw, Cinderella features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane, original book by Oscar Hammerstein II and choreography by Josh Rhodes. Former Cinderella ensemble member Paige Faure will don the glass slippers in the upcoming national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s fairy tale musical. As previously announced, the tour of Cinderella will launch in Providence, RI on October 10. Additional casting will be announced soon. View Commentslast_img read more

Barbra Streisand & More to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

first_img View Comments Barbara Streisand, Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Stephen Sondheim are among the 17 individuals who will receive the 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor. President Obama will present the recipients with their honor at the White House on November 24. Sondheim was awarded the medal last year but was unable to attend the official ceremony.Streisand won Oscars for her iconic performance in Funny Girl and for the song “Evergreen” from A Star is Born. Her illustrious career has always had roots in musical theater, from numerous albums of show tunes to the movie musicals Yentl and Hello, Dolly!. Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s lives and music are the subjects of the new Broadway musical On Your Feet!. Sondheim’s numerous accolades include eight Tonys and Grammys, an Oscar and a Pulitzer.Additional recipients this year include Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors founder Bonnie Carroll, former Indiana Representative Lee Hamilton, NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, baseball legend Willie Mays, Maryland’s senior Senator Barbara Mikulski, acclaimed classical musician Itzhak Perlman, Environmental Protection Agency pioneer William Ruckelshaus, Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg and singer-songwriter James Taylor. Posthumous honors will be given to Yankees icon Yogi Berra, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, Native American rights advocate Billy Frank, Jr. and civil rights leader Minoru Yasui.last_img read more

FairPoint, governor to honor exceptional service to Vermont following Irene

first_imgConsolidated Communications,Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and other state officials will join FairPoint’s leadership team to honor the extraordinary dedication and service to Vermont and their fellow Vermonters following Tropical Storm Irene. Tropical Storm Irene tested all Vermonters, and the FairPoint Vermont State President’s Awards were created to honor those who went way beyond the call-of-duty to keep Vermonters, and their towns and villages, connected. 2011 has been a tough year for Vermont. In addition to rebuilding Vermont telecommunications infrastructure post-Tropical Storm Irene, FairPoint helped communities recover from historic spring floods in Chittenden and Franklin counties. Wedged in between and during these 100-year events, FairPoint successfully completed the largest broadband buildout Vermont has ever seen with almost 1,100 miles of new fiber and nearly 90 percent of FairPoint’s Vermont customers now having broadband access. Following remarks from FairPoint Vermont State President Mike Smith, Gov. Shumlin and FairPoint CEO Paul Sunu, the 70 FairPoint award recipients ‘ chosen from many different roles and locations around the state ‘ will be presented with special commemorative plaques. Who:         ·         Peter Shumlin, governor, State of Vermont·         Paul Sunu, CEO, FairPoint Communications·         Mike Smith, state president, FairPoint Vermont·         70 FairPoint employees to be honored for exceptional service to Vermont Where:      FairPoint Communications800 Hinesburg RoadSouth Burlington, VT When:·         Monday, December 12, 2011·         2 p.m.last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events January 7 – 13

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jim Morrison CelebrationWild Child’s Dave Brock steals the stage for a third time as rock legend Jim Morrison, honoring the energetic magic and emotional depth of the 1960s lizard king and legendary frontman for The Doors. To pay your respects, go to Paris where Morrison is buried. To relive his greatness, come see Wild Child’s Dave Brock in person. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $15-$25. 8 p.m. January 7.Peter Noone in conversation with Micky DolenzThese two have entertained you for decades as members of Herman’s Hermits and The Monkees, respectively. But for one night only fans will get the chance to see these musical icons in a completely different way. Join Noone and Dolenz for an evening of conversation as they together share stories about what really happened during their life in the Rock & Roll spotlight both on stage and off. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $35-$125. 8 p.m. January 7.Devon Allman BandThis young Allman did not come on the music scene riding the coattails of a famous parent. Devon has been living his own musical life for decades. After playing in local bands and working in Guitar Center in St. Louis and touring with various bands, Devon is committed to performing dates with his own band, with a renewed intensity. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $35-$40. 8 p.m. January 7.Hoda KotbThis bestselling author and beloved co-host of the Today Show’s fourth hour will speak and sign her new cookbook, Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us The Way. The book includes inspiring stories of people who find their life’s purpose in unexpected ways, often surprising themselves and the ones they love. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington Price of book. 7 p.m. January 8.The CastThese former members of Beatlemania recreate the sights and sounds of The Fab Four so faithfully that you will feel like you’re witnessing the first wave of the British Invasion. Suffolk Theater, 118 E Main St., Riverhead. $40-$49. 7 p.m. January 8.Upright Citizens BrigadeCatch the best new improv comedians from the acclaimed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in New York and Los Angeles. In this 90-minute, unscripted and totally improvised performance, four improvisers at the top of their game perform a high-energy, surprising and hilarious show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again. The UCB Theatre—founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh—has been home to some of the biggest stars in comedy today. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main Street, Suite 1, Port Washington. $22-$27. 8 p.m. January 8.Friday Night FeverThe ‘70s disco is “Stayin’ Alive” thanks to The New York Bee Gees Tribute Show. Rainere Martin embodies the grace, energy, and of course, voice of Donna Summer; Sir Duke captures Stevie Wonders’, well, musical wonder. It’s a sparkling night of nostalgia not to be missed. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $10-$40. 8 p.m. January 8.Teddy Kumpel’s Swamp SoireèThe Swamp Soireè is Teddy’s party band. They play all kinds of covers and originals in a swampy style that matches well with Cajun food and party atmospheres. Joining Teddy will be Grammy-award winning producer Bob Stander on bass, Matt Miller on drums and Adam Minkoff on bass. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. $10. 8 p.m. January 8.British RegimentsCome experience the pomp and the glory of the Band of the Royal Marines and the Pipes, Drums & Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards as they perform popular classics, Big Band hits, and military marching music with their signature precision. The evening’s program, British Isles of Wonder, features famous songs of the British Isles, including “The Highland Fling,” the “Armed Forces Medley,” and new favorites, “Ice & Fire,” from Game of Thrones and “the Skye Boat Song” as featured in Outlander. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. $25-$80. 8 p.m. January 8.Count To TenBorn out of coping with the tragic loss of a close friend, three Wantagh boys came together to unleash therapeutic original jams and perform occasional song covers, and out of that experience came the foundation of a solid teen band. Aligning with Airgo Entertainment, this up-and-coming pop/punk group is creating all sorts of Internet and Long Island buzz. Opening the show are Nexus, Gianni Paci, Girl Nowhere and Collide & Cope. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $10, $12 DOS. 2:30 p.m. January 9.O-TownThis boy band, which includes Trevor Penick, Jacob Underwood, Erik-Michael Estrada, Ashley Parker Angel and Dan Miller, are reuniting as friends with a renewed passion for making music together again a decade after they broke up. They’ll play their hits, including “Liquid Dreams” and “All or Nothing.” YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $30-$35. 8 p.m. January 9.The Three Tenors (Who Can’t Sing)Vic DiBitetto, Richie Minervini and Freddie Rubino are three of the strongest headliners in comedy today. Here they combine (or collide) in a show that features not only their vastly different styles of hilarious humor…but puts them together on stage in a “last act” of incredibly funny storytelling, spontaneous human combustion and hilarious responses to questions from the audience. McGuires Comedy Club, 1627 Smithtown Ave., Bohemia $28-$58. 7:30 p.m. January 10.Our Gang: Pint Size Comedy MastersJoin film historian Glenn Andreiev for a laugh-filled class in comic short films spotlighting visionary producer Hal Roach’s revered “Little Rascals.” The Depression-era antics of Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla and the rest of Our Gang have become embedded in popular culture as gems of American folklore. Clips from their silent-era comedic beginnings, their early talkie zenith, and their later years at MGM will be presented. Included will be a look into Hal Roach’s prolific comedy factory. Relive the fun along with Pete the Pooch, as these Little Rascals face down bizarre criminals of all types, outwit Butch the bully, wrestle with Algebra the crazed Mule, run from pirates, serve a prize-filled groaning cake, and endure many more hilarious hijinks. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. January 11.The Musical BoxMost have only heard about the English rock group Genesis’ first concert in 1973: a breathtaking and dramatic production of music legend. Now, The Musical Box recaptures the stunning artistry and wonder of that night in passionate detail. Transport back in time and relive this historic concert like never before. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury $39.50 8 p.m. January 13.–Compiled by Chuck Cannini, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

Australia PM says social distancing helping to slow coronavirus spread

first_imgAustralia’s Health Minister Greg Hunt said at the same briefing that there are some “positive, early signs of flattening of the curve” of the spread of COVID-19.According to the latest official data from the health ministry there were 3,809 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia early on Sunday, 431 more than in the previous day.Fourteen deaths were attributable to the virus, according to health ministry data, and the were media reports of another two deaths on Sunday morning.Morrison said the extra health spending would boost expenditures on telemedicine care options, domestic violence support and mental health services and is aimed at supporting “the most vulnerable” Australians.Topics : Australia’s rate of the spread of the novel coronavirus has halved in recent days, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday as he announced an additional A$1.1 billion ($680 million) to expand telemedicine care and other health services.Morrison said that the daily increase in cases in recent days was at about 13%-15%, down from 25%-30% seen a week ago, showing social distancing measures were working.”These are still strong rates of increase, no doubt about that,” Morrison said in televised remarks.last_img read more

Why Brisbane wins property’s State of Origin

first_imgWhat $750,000 can buy in SydneyThis Sydney apartment is in a great location. Picture:’t be expecting anything extravagant if you manage to push your budget up to $750,000 in central Sydney. This cozy little one-bedder at 178/198 Sussex St is quoted at between $680,000 and $715,000, and has a small living room and separate dining area, as well as a bathroom with a shower and a bath.It’s also only a stone’s throw from Darling Harbour and has access to a pool and gym, but still no car park.What $750,000 can buy in BrisbaneThis apartment is right near Suncorp Stadium. Picture: a little over $650,000 in Brisbane you can get your hands on these views of the stunning Roma Street Parkland, with a modern 109sqm two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment to boot.And in a massive win for Origin and Broncos fans, the apartment at 3098/3 Parkland Boulevard is just down the road from Suncorp Stadium.What $1 million can buy in SydneyThis view does cost nearly $1 million. Picture: the $1 million bracket we’ve ventured out to some of the suburbs rated as each city’s most popular, and for that price you can set yourself up just down the road from the Prime Minister’s official residence in Sydney in Kirribilli on the north shore.Yes, you’ll get stunning views of the harbour, as well as a Kirribilli address, but your $900,000 will also get you only one bedroom, though at this price level you’ll at least have somewhere to park your car.More from newsSydney’s most expensive suburbs for 20181 May 2018Kirribilli is the fastest-selling suburb on the North Shore14 Jun 2019What $1 million can buy in BrisbaneThis inner-city Brisbane home is currently on the market. Picture:’s hard to believe that this Paddington pad is just 3km from Brisbane’s CBD. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a stunning tropical garden out back would fetch mega bucks in Sydney.The home at 52 Warmington St will be auctioned on July 1 and last sold for $820,000 in 2010.What $2 million can buy in SydneyThis apartment comes with views of the Harbour. Picture: we’re into some of the nation’s most expensive suburbs, and with a median price of $5.7 million, Darling Point just about takes that crown.For about a third of that price you’re looking at a two-bedroom, one-bathroom, no-balcony apartment with an older kitchen.It’s certainly hard to knock those views, though. The property at 31/11 Yarranabbe Rd goes to auction on July 11.What $2 million can buy in BrisbaneThis New Farm home is split over two levels. Picture: $1.5 million, this four-bedroom stunner in one of Brisbane’s most expensive suburbs, New Farm, is an absolute bargain compared to what you’d get for the same money down south.Split over two levels and with an outdoor deck, a separate courtyard, three bathrooms, two car spaces and a media room, it gets our vote and lies just 4km from the city. Search for houses worth $500,000 or less in Sydney’s CBD and its surrounding suburbs and you’ve got seven options. Yes, SEVEN. Actually, make that five, considering one of those properties is an office suite, and another is a serviced apartment that you can’t actually live in.But for $415,000 you can grab yourself this 25sqm studio at 8 Dixon St, which has enough room for a bed, a table, a small bathroom and a kitchenette. There’s no car park, but it’s currently tenanted for $460 per week. New South Wales might have drawn first blood against Queensland in State of Origin Game 1, but when it comes to value for money in the property market, that result is turned dramatically on its head.Some Sydneysiders couldn’t bear the thought of living anywhere other than the heart of their city, and pay a princely sum for doing so.Buyers get more value for money in Brisbane. Picture: GettyBut venture north to Brisbane and things are decidedly more attractive for property buyers who want a little more bang for their buck.Here’s what you’ll get for your money in the two rival cities.What $500,000 can buy in SydneyThis 25sqm apartment in Sydney is currently on the market for $415,000. Picture: What $500,000 can buy in BrisbaneThis one-bedroom apartment in Brisbane comes with quite a view. Picture: can easily pick up a two-bedroom apartment for less than $500,000 in and around Brisbane City, but this one-bedroom pad at 205/30 Macrossan St with a car space and a balcony with views of the Brisbane River is hard to beat at $435,000.For that you’ll also get a decent-sized balcony and an internal laundry, as well as access to the building’s pool, spa, steam room, BBQ area and tennis court.last_img read more

Snam, Enagás, Fluxys’ €535 mln bid for DESFA accepted

first_imgThe Snam, Enagás, Fluxys consortium awarded the tender for the acquisition of 66 percent DESFA, operator of the Greek gas grid and country’s only LNG terminal on the island of Revithoussa.The consortium consisting of Snam, the majority shareholder with an interest of 60 percent, together with Enagás (20 percent) and Fluxys (20 percent), has been awarded the tender arranged by the Greek Agency for privatization (TAIPED) for the purchase of a stake in DESFA.TAIPED accepted an offer of €535 million ($660.2 million) for 66 percent of DESFA share capital presented by the consortium.Discussions have started with a pool of Greek and international banks to secure a non-recourse financing package for the acquisition.In a joint statement, Snam, Enagás and Fluxys, shareholders of the TAP project, say they will be able to boost the development of the Greek gas infrastructure system in the coming years, fully realizing the potential of Greece as a natural gas hub, which will further leverage the development of the domestic market as well as other transit initiatives.Furthermore, the consortium will be able to transfer technical and operational capabilities to DESFA and develop new uses and sources of natural gas (such as methane for transport and biomethane) to make a crucial contribution to the country’s emission reduction process.Thanks to its strategic position in the Mediterranean, Greece could represent an important crossroads for the diversification of supplies and the opening of new natural gas routes in Europe, the consortium said.In 2017, DESFA reported significant growth compared to the previous year, with an EBITDA of approximately 177 million euro, and a positive net financial position of around 5 million euro (including available cash of approximately 228 million euro).The signing of the agreements for the acquisition is subject to the completion of the further steps envisaged by the tender procedure and by local legislation on privatization, while the closing of the transaction is expected in the second half of the year, following the required authorizations including antitrust clearance.last_img read more

Holcomb unveils $100 million Next Level Broadband grant program

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has launched the Next Level Broadband program, which will dedicate $100 million to bridge the digital divide in rural areas of the state.“The internet is just as essential to Indiana’s prosperity today as highways were a century ago,” Gov. Holcomb said. “By expanding access to affordable broadband, we’ll ensure more Hoosiers can use this business and personal necessity.”Gov. Holcomb has asked Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, along with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, to oversee the application program. The Indiana Department of Transportation will administer grant funding and provide technical support.For the initial round of funding, broadband providers can apply for up to $5 million to expand service to unserved areas if they provide at least a 20 percent match. Unserved areas are without at least one broadband provider offering internet fast enough to provide the most basic services – at least 10 mbps download and 1 mbps upload.The grant program is launching after months of working with stakeholders as a part of Gov. Holcomb’s Next Level Connections, a $1 billion statewide infrastructure program announced in September 2018.Applications and more information can be found online here. The deadline for applications is April 5 by 4 p.m. ET.Questions about the grant application can be sent to read more

IDEM issues Air Quality Action Day today for Southeast Indiana

first_imgJefferson County, IN– The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has issued an Air Quality Action Day and is forecasting high ozone levels for Saturday and Sunday in the following area:Southeast Indiana – Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Scott and WashingtonIDEM encourages everyone to help reduce ozone while remaining safe during the COVID-19 health crisis by making changes to daily habits. You can:Walk, bike, or work from home when possibleCombine errands into one tripAvoid refueling your vehicle or using gasoline-powered lawn equipment until after 7 p.m.Turn off your engine when idling for more than 30 seconds (e.g., at a bank or restaurant drive-thru)Conserve energy by turning off lights or setting the air conditioner to 75 degrees or aboveAir Quality Action Days are in effect from midnight to 11:59 p.m. on the specified date. Anyone sensitive to changes in air quality may be affected when ozone levels are high. Children, the elderly and anyone with heart or lung conditions should reduce or avoid exertion and heavy work outdoors.IDEM examines weather patterns and current ozone readings to make daily air quality forecasts. To learn more about ozone or sign up for air quality forecasts, visit ozone is formed when sunlight and hot weather combine with vehicle exhaust, factory emissions and gasoline vapors. Ozone in the upper atmosphere blocks ultraviolet radiation, but ozone near the ground is a lung irritant that can cause coughing and breathing difficulties.last_img read more

FA move for Saints’ academy chief

first_img Saints confirmed Crocker was set to make the switch later this year after helping to establish the club’s academy as one of the most recognised in England. Welshman Crocker, who will work under the FA’s new director of elite development Dan Ashworth, has worked at Southampton for seven years and at an academy that has produced the likes of Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The Football Association is set to bolster its player and coaching development programme after headhunting Southampton academy manager Matt Crocker. Press Associationcenter_img Crocker will be employed by the FA as its head of coach & player development and Saints executive chief Nicola Cortese admitted he would be missed on the south coast. “Matt will leave us with the best wishes of everybody associated with the club,” Cortese said in a statement. “He has given Southampton seven years of hard work and dedication, and played an important part in developing the academy that we have today. “Although we are sad to lose a talented member of staff, it is an honour to see the work of a Southampton employee recognised by the FA. We are ranked as the best academy for producing players for the English national teams, so it is no surprise that they have turned to Matt for this vital role. “Matt will be hard to replace, but we expect serious interest from exceptional candidates who will be desperate to work for an Academy with a reputation such as ours.” Crocker will remain at Southampton and assist in the recruitment process for his successor before moving to the FA. last_img read more