Tony Winner Andrea Martin to Return to Broadway in Noises Off

first_img Noises Off Star Files View Comments Tony and Emmy Award winner Andrea Martin is to star as Dotty in the new revival of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off on Broadway. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the previously reported Roundabout production will play a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre starting in January 2015, once The Real Thing completes its run. Full dates, cast and creative team will be announced shortly.Martin received Tony awards for her performances in the current Broadway revival of Pippin and My Favorite Year. Other credits include Fiddler on the Roof, Young Frankenstein, Exit the King, Oklahoma!, Candide and Godspell. Martin earned two Emmy awards for her writing and creation of sketch comedy characters on SCTV. Other screen credits include The Simpsons, Anastasia, The Rugrats Movie, 30 Rock, Nurse Jackie, The Producers, Wag the Dog, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She will next return to Broadway in Act One and be seen on screen in the forthcoming feature film Night at the Museum 3 and the TV series Working the Engels.Noises Off, a hilarious play-within-a-play, follows an ambitious director named Lloyd Davis and his troupe of mediocre actors as they blunder from a bad dress rehearsal to a spectacularly disastrous performance. The cast and crew are putting together a silly sex comedy titled, Nothing On—a single-set farce in which lovers frollic, doors slam, clothes are tossed away and embarrassing hi-jinks ensue. Noises Off premiered on Broadway in 1983 and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 13, 2016 Related Shows Andrea Martinlast_img read more

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Teams Up with Alan Menken for New Mermaid

first_img View Comments Lin-Manuel Miranda Once you’re in the Mickey Mouse Club, you’re in it for life. After writing songs for Disney’s Moana and appearing in the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel, Lin-Manuel Miranda will team up with certified Disney legend Alan Menken. The two will pen tunes (and adapt some familiar ones) for a new live action take on The Little Mermaid, according to Deadline.Menken won two Oscars for his work on the 1989 animated classic: Best Score and Best Original Song for “Under the Sea,” which he co-wrote with the late Howard Ashman. The two were also nominated for “Kiss the Girl.”The Little Mermaid has had a significant impact on Miranda’s life and career; the Hamilton creator credits the film as part of the reason why he and his wife Vanessa named their son Sebastian. He’s also been known to tweet Little Mermaid/Drake mashups.Marc Platt will produce the project alongside Miranda. No word yet on when the new film will hit the big screen, but in the meantime, we’ll at least be able to catch Miranda’s tunes in Moana, premiering on November 23, as well as plenty of Broadway favorites in Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast next year. Star Files Lin-Manuel Miranda & Alan Menken(Photo: Bruce Glikas)last_img read more

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Kid friendly

first_img“Gardening in Georgia” is a coproduction of GPB and the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The 2007 season is made possible through an underwriting gift from McCorkle Nurseries and support from the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association.More on “Gardening in Georgia” can be found at www.gardeningingeorgia.com. Digging tools, building bogs, killing grass and having fun with the kids highlight the April 26 “Gardening in Georgia.””Gardening in Georgia” airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across Georgia each Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.Georgia gardening guru and retired University of Georgia Extension agent Walter Reeves hosts the show. Each episode features valuable gardening information specific to Georgia soils, climate and growing conditions.Having an artificial bog is a great way to grow and appreciate a different class of plants than you normally grow in your garden. Kathryn Gable at the Georgia Perimeter College Native Plant Botanical Garden shows how to make a simple bog in a tub and plant carnivorous plants to enjoy with your children.Viburnums are often overlooked as landscape plants, but they pack a lot of punch. Doublefile viburnum offers tier upon tier of white flowers in spring. And with its ball-like flower head, snowball viburnum gives the look of a hydrangea in late April. See some great examples of these tough shrubs.A sharp stick was the first digging tool. See how far we’ve advanced in hand-powered, soil-moving tools. Show host Walter Reeves shows several different shovels and the tasks they’re designed for.Get a demonstration of a fun project to do with kids, too. Reeves shows how to make a garden caterpillar out of clay pots, string and a bit of paint.Finally, find out the importance of carefully reading the label on a weed-killer bottle before you cause streaks of dead grass in your lawn.last_img read more

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75 things you can get for free

first_imgThere’s an old saying among fellow cheapskates: “Free is my favorite price.” Fortunately, there are many great free things to be had, you just have to know where to look. Click through to see 75 great freebies.1. Factory ToursIf you’re looking for some offbeat family fun, there are hundreds of companies across the country that offer free tours of their factories and other facilities. Often, they’ll even throw in some free samples of their goods. From ice cream and candy factories, to breweries and guitar factories, you can find a nationwide directory of factory tours on FactoryToursUSA.com.2. Italian IceFor the past 20 years, Rita’s Italian Ice locations have been giving away free Italian ice to celebrate the first day of spring, no purchase necessary. Just stop by your local Rita’s on Sunday, March 20, between noon and 9 p.m. continue reading » 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Opatija hosted a delegation of Chinese businessmen from Shanghai

first_img“We are extremely interested to get to know the offer of Opatija and the entire Riviera. Cultural tourism and the entire tourism industry are something new for us and your experiences are invaluable to us”, Said the head of the delegation Xiaoyun Shao, vice president of the Shendi Group. “All this resulted in concrete results, so in the first eight months of this year the number of Chinese guests in Opatija increased by as much as 78 percent compared to last year, while the number of overnight stays increased from an average of one to three days.”, Pointed out Goran Pavlović. They visited Opatija as part of a European study trip to learn about interesting projects related to culture and tourism, as well as environmental protection, and in order to cooperate and exchange knowledge and experiences. As they point out from the city of Opatija, the Shendi Group has huge financial and spatial resources for its projects, but they lack cultural heritage, which, for example, can be converted into various facilities intended for cultural and tourist events. They are especially interested in our traditional events such as carnival and Advent. He will also visit Milan and St. Petersburg on this trip. Shendi Group is a state-owned company that designs and implements tourism projects and events. The most famous realized project is Shanghai Disneyland, and they are currently working on the development of the area in the valley of the great rivers Huangpu and Yangtze. A delegation of Chinese businessmen from the city of Shanghai is on an official visit to Opatija, where they were received by Mayor Ivo Dujmić, President of the City Council Fernando Kirigin and Goran Pavlović on behalf of the Tourist Board of the City of Opatija. A six-member delegation of the Shendi Group, which deals with projects in culture and tourism, visited Opatija at the initiative of the CNTB office in China. center_img President of the City Council Fernando Kirigin introduced the Chinese guests to the role of the City Council and stressed that the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality teaches Chinese to all interested parties and that this year an honorary citizen of the City of Opatija became a Chinese Liu Pilato Lying – Lily . Mayor Ivo Dujmić introduced the Chinese guests to the long-standing friendly ties with numerous Chinese cities and emphasized that last year the Opatija Riviera presented itself at the Chinese tourism fairs in Shanghai and Shenzhen. Photo: City of Opatija; Pixabaylast_img read more

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Commonwealth Receives Federal Aid for Severe Storms in August

first_img Economy,  Environment,  Human Services,  Infrastructure,  Press Release,  PSA Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the federal government has granted his request for Public Assistance to reimburse state agencies, county and municipal governments and other eligible private non-profits for costs associated with severe storms that brought heavy rainfall and severe flash flooding to parts of Pennsylvania from August 10 to 15, 2018.“Historic rainfall this summer created a financial disaster for many communities across the state,” Governor Wolf said. “We hope that our request for Individual Assistance, which was submitted at the same time, is also granted.”Public Assistance was awarded to the following counties: Bradford, Columbia, Lackawanna, Lycoming, Montour, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming. The governor’s request for Individual Assistance, which would make a variety of programs available to citizens to meet their recovery needs, is still under review by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).Through the Public Assistance program, applicants can be reimbursed up to 75 percent of the costs incurred on eligible expenses, such as but not limited to: costs associated with paying overtime, repairs to damaged infrastructure, equipment rentals and materials.Over the coming weeks, staff from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency will hold meetings with applicants to thoroughly review all application documentation before forwarding it to FEMA. The process is expected to take several weeks, and all reimbursements are handled electronically.In order to request Public Assistance, the commonwealth overall must meet a threshold of $19,053,569. Estimated costs associated with this incident period total nearly $62.8 million. The governor signed a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, which is a required step in order to request federal aid, for this storm on August 17 Commonwealth Receives Federal Aid for Severe Storms in August SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img November 27, 2018last_img read more

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Gold Coast Hamptons home sells for almost $1.4 million

first_imgFancy a swim?More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“Our last home was pretty similar and it was only a couple of blocks from where we are now on 13th Avenue,” Mrs Todd said.“Chris and I have been living in Palm Beach all our lives and we have just watched as the market is getting crazier and crazier.” How would you like to cook in this kitchen?The house was vendors Belinda and Chris Todd’s “dream design”.In less than eight weeks, the couple transformed an original 1970s house into a breathtaking Hamptons-style home.Built by Rick Addinsall from Addinsall Constructions, Mrs Todd told the Gold Coast Bulletin they were keen to create a Hamptons home in Palm Beach. This stunning Hamptons home at 25 Denawen St, Palm Beach sold for $1.39 million on the weekend.A PICTURE perfect Hamptons-style home in Palm Beach has sold for $1.39 million.The four-bedroom, three-bedroom house at 25 Denawen St sold under the hammer on the weekend through McGrath agents Andy Hogarth and Laura Dean. The facade is classic Hamptons style.The stunning residence exudes luxury on both levels. White and bright living spaces are paired with timber flooring and high ceilings. Other features include an entertaining area, timber joinery and American oak floors.center_img No expense was spared in the design of this Palm Beach home.Mrs Todd said the couple were inspired by the suburb and the beach lifestyle.“We didn’t want to do a modern Hamptons — instead we had our minds on a really classic style,” she said.“The style is really on trend and it suits the Coast so well.” Inside is just as stylish.The couple said they bought the home last year in May and began to transform it, starting with knocking down the old home.“I think we only took a break around Christmas,” Mrs Todd said. “It all happened pretty quickly.”last_img read more

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Associations Partner Up on Digital Platform for Future Ships

first_imgUK-based engineering company Rolls-Royce, The Norwegian University of Technology Science (NTNU), research organisation SINTEF Ocean, and classification society DNV GL have joined forces to create an open source digital platform for use in the development of new ships.Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU), the parties would develop the platform which would allow the creation of the so called “digital twins”, which are digital copies of a real ship, including its systems, that synthesizes the information available about the ship in a digital world.This allows any aspect of an asset to be explored through a digital interface, creating a virtual test bench to assess the safety and performance of a vessel and its systems, both before its construction and through its lifecycle.“We are entering a new era with the accelerated uptake of more IT-technology in shipping. Digitalization of information flows will have a positive impact on safety and environmental performance,” Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO, DNV GL, said.“By creating ships and ship technology in a virtual environment new ideas and technology can be realized and tested in a shorter time frame. A platform like this could form the basis for future class services,” Eriksen added.The project partners intend to open the platform for use by other parties, with some core aspects built on an open source framework – enabling designers, equipment and system manufacturers, yards, ship owners, operators, research institutes and academia to work together to co-create and innovate together.The platform is also designed to serve as a model library for different ship concepts, where concepts can be made generally available or kept part of projects with limited access.Following the signing of the MoU, the project partners are now working to form a steering group that will define and govern the development of the core platform system and its deployment.last_img read more

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Bales named ‘Youth of the Month’

first_imgGreensburg, In. — The South Decatur High School Optimist Club’s Youth of the Month for May is senior Nick Bales.Nick is the son of Tim and Lee Ann Bales and wants to attend Indiana University with the goal of becoming a pediatrician. He is a member of the South Decatur Varsity Golf Team, SADD, Key Club and has participated in highway clean up and peer mentoring.His favorite teacher is Mrs. Gross because of her ability to push him to learn about the medical field. He admires her for the time she spends with students explaining concepts and procedures.last_img read more

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Catherine “Katie” Ledford, 73

first_imgCatherine “Katie” Ledford, 73 of Greensburg, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at the Our Hospice Facility in Columbus. Katie was born on July 28, 1946 in Decatur County, the daughter of Casper and Claris (Hawkins) Wilmer. She was a 1964 graduate of Burney High School. On May 21, 1965 she married Ronald “Gar” Ledford, and he preceded her in death on November 11, 2015.Katie worked as a nurse for Dr. Domingo in Greensburg for 10 years. She was co-owner of Gimme Yogurt in Greensburg and later owned Katie’s Shoppe in Columbus from 1990 – 2000.Survivors include her daughters – Betzi (Kevin) Vires of Greensburg and Mandy Ledford of Greensburg; her grandchildren – Kristopher (Tasha) Ledford and Baili (Matt) Laudick; her great grandchildren – Linkin Laudick, Mia Laudick, Chesnie Lewellyn, Harper Ledford; three sisters – Sherry Israel, Martha Sneed and Rita Veerkamp; and two brothers – Bert Wilmer and Casper Wilmer II. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters – Margaret Kroger and Marianna Beckett, and two brothers – Chuck Wilmer and Lowell Wilmer.The family has made the difficult decision to postpone services because of the current health climate. There will be no calling at this time, instead a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.last_img read more

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