Sheila Ann Fuller

first_imgSheila Ann Fuller 59, of Port Arthur passed away October 27, 2016. Services will be held November 5, 2016 at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 5920 Sam Ave. Port Arthur, TX. Visitation will begin at 11AM until Funeral at 1PM. Interment will be in Green Lawn Cemetery, Port Arthur, TX. Sheila is survived by her 3 children: Kokeja Hayes, DeWayne Hayes, and Randle Fuller. Her step children in which she claimed as her own Ade Arije and Jetawn Ford. Siblings: Ernestine Fuller, Regina Jones (Horace), Oweda Proctor (Wallace) and Marcus Hayes. 6-Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Ms. Fuller’s services have been entrusted to Proctor’s Mortuary Beaumont,TX. www.proctorsmortuary.comlast_img read more

Storm leaves some damages at Lamar

first_imgStaff reportFierce overnight winds caused damage to the Lamar University police station early Saturday, some classroom windows were broken on campus and the Cardinal View recruiting event was moved from the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Center to the revamped Setzer Student Center.Those were the principal effects of a dangerous storm that moved east through Jefferson Parish and continued on along the Gulf Coast on Saturday morning. Lamar Police headquarter sustained apparent roof damage that caused the department to shift to temporary quarters in the Human Resources building on campus.Minimal damage was noted at Family and Consumer Sciences, Carl Parker, Communications and Engineering Research.Current assessment of the situation is ongoing and power will be restored as soon as possible.Downing said damages did not appear to be significant enough to affect resumption of classes Monday. Next UpKate Downing, LU director of marketing, said the storm traveled through the northern end of LU’s campus around 3 a.m. Saturday.Power was temporarily affected but recovered later in the morning.Downing said both the Mary and John Gray Library and Montagne Center lost power, at least for awhile.center_img She said attendance at the View was not affected by the overnight weather. Many students were traveling from the Houston area after the storm had passed through.The View was scheduled to end shortly after lunch.The student center reopened this week to great fanfare after it was refashioned and modernized.last_img read more

FOOTBALL: Hornets steal all buzz from Indians

first_img Grant Rogers replaced Johnson for the rest of the drive and on fourth-and-seven, hit Pippin for a 32-yard scoring strike to make the score 24-14 with 6:57 remaining in the third quarter.Huntsville closed out the scoring with a drive late in the fourth quarter, which covered 87 yards in 12 plays. The Hornets junior quarterback Matthew Southern capped the drive with a 1-yard scamper to make the final score 31-14.Southern completed 20 of 27 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns. Jaeryne Green rushed for a game-high 124 yards on 16 carries. Jaylon Griffin had five receptions for 99 yards.Huntsville struck first on its second offensive possession. The Hornets needed just seven plays to go 80 yards. A 36-yard completion from Southern to Griffin put the ball at the 15. Those same two connected on a 5-yard scoring strike two plays later to put Huntsville up 7-0.After forcing the Indians to punt, the Hornets put together another scoring drive. Griffin caught a 16 yard completion to put the ball at the PNG 19. Two plays later, Southern hit Tatum for a 12-yard touchdown to give Huntsville a quick 14-0 lead with 4:43 left in the first quarter.PNG finally put together a scoring drive on its third possession of the game. Johnson hit Caleb Wuenschel for a 22-yard completion on third-and-10 to get the drive going. Another 15-yard completion to Wuenschel put the ball at the Hornet 27. Wuenschel finished the game with six catches for 59 yards.Facing a fourth down, Johnson hit Caleb Billeaud for a 23-yard scoring strike to get the Indians on the board and cut the lead in half at 14-7 with 1:40 remaining in the quarter.Both defenses settled in during the second quarter. A 25-yard field goal by Huntsville’s Nathan Batten accounted for the only scoring in the quarter and the Hornets took a 17-7 lead into the locker room at halftime.The Indians tried to mount a scoring drive in the closing minutes of the second quarter. Johnson scrambled for 26 yards and converted a fourth-and-1 to put the ball at the Hornets 43. The drive stalled in the waning seconds and Johnson was hit as he threw the ball on fourth-and-14 on the last play of the quarter, which was intercepted by Jordan Brown.Hornets 31, Indians 14 Huntsville   14   3   7   7   —   31 PNG   7   0   7   0   —   14First quarterHunt – Jaylon Griffin 5 pass from Matthew Southern (Nathan Batten kick), 7:36Hunt – Miles Tatum 12 pass from Southern (Batten kick), 4:43PNG – Cade Billeaud 23 pass from Roschon Johnson (Mario Ocegura kick), 1:40Second quarterHunt – Batten 25 FG, 3:13Third quarterHunt – Traqun House 17 yard fumble return (Batten kick), 10:54PNG – Tyler Pippin 32 pass from Grant Rogers (Ocegura kick), 6:57Fourth quarterHunt – Southern 1 run (Batten kick), 3:44PNG   HuntFirst downs        15           16Rushes-yards     31-66     33-180Passing yards     230         206Total yards          296         386Comp-Att-Int     19-36-1 20-27-1Fumbles-lost     1-1          0-0Penalties-yards 8-74       3-25Punts-avg           6-37.0    2-29.0Individual statisticsRUSHING —  PNG: Roschon Johnson 17-55, Gavin Deslatte 8-1, Jaylan Williams 4-9. Hunt: Jaeryne Green 16-24, Cameron Myers 12-49.PASSING — PNG: Roschon Johnson 17-32-1—191, Grant Rogers 2-4-0—39. Hunt: Matthew Southern 20-27-1—206.RECEIVING — PNG: Kaleb Wuenschel 6-59, Tyler Pippin 3-51, Jose Ceja 3-42, Cooper Hammond 2-22. Hunt — Jaylon Griffin 5-98, Miles Tatum 4-47, Tyrique Carter 4-22. By DAUCY CRIZERSpecial to The NewsPORT NECHES – The game started 17 minutes late due to lightning strikes in the area and Port Neches-Groves never seemed to find its rhythm as Huntsville pulled away for a 31-14 non-district win Friday night at The Reservation.There was never any severe weather or rain, just some lightning strikes within close proximity of the stadium that delayed warmups and then the start of the game, which kicked at 7:47 p.m. instead of the scheduled 7:30. “Lot of adversity tonight,” said PNG coach Brandon Faircloth. “Proud of our guys. They left it all on the field. Played hard all four quarters, just came up a bit short. We have a long way to go. It’s early in the season and we’ve got to get better.“Give credit to Huntsville. They had a great game plan tonight and came out and got after us. We have to bounce back and have a great week of practice.”The Hornets jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead and never trailed in the game as the Indians offense struggled to move the ball early against a stout Huntsville defense. Huntsville outgained the Indians 386-296, including out rushing PNG 180-66.center_img Senior quarterback Roschon Johnson was kept in check much of the night. He did break for an occasional big run, complete a few long passes and convert on a couple of key third and fourth downs. He finished the night completing 17-32 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 55 yards on 17 carries.Johnson left the game at 9:50 of the fourth quarter with an apparent leg injury. After the game, coach Faircloth indicated that the injury was still being evaluated and was hopeful that it was just a sprained ankle.Huntsville (2-0) added to its 17-7 lead early in the third quarter. Johnson was sacked and fumbled the football, which was recovered by Traqun House and returned 17 yards for a touchdown to push the Hornets lead to 24-7 with 10:54 left in the third quarter.PNG (1-1) responded with a scoring drive of its own on the next possession. Johnson hit Tyler Pippin for 17 yards and a Jaylan Williams 9-yard run put the ball at the Hornets 38. Johnson converted a third-and-1 with a keeper, but had the leave the game with cramps.last_img read more

Ask a Cop: What changed with texting law?

first_imgGail from Beaumont asks: Thanks to you and Port Arthur News for this weekly article. Officer Antoine, either I’m confused about the texting while driving law, or seems hardly anyone on the road seems to be paying attention. I’m constantly observing drivers are texting and driving, not obeying the texting and driving law. Officer Antoine, everywhere I go, I see people still with their phones in their hands while on the roadways. I thought Texas was now a hands-free cell phone zone! Officer Antoine, could you please tell me the fine for texting while driving, could you explain the laws regarding texting while driving in Texas?Answer: Good question, Gail! I agree with you! It doesn’t really seem much has changed since the passing of the Texas Texting while Driving Law in 2017. Cellphones are still being used because the law says they can do everything else not relating to communicating via texting. This law has been presented in Texas four times before it finally passed in 2017. In my opinion, this law is simply a bandaid on a serious gunshot wound. It doesn’t have much for law enforcement officers to work with. It only addresses reading, writing or sending electronic messages, but any other functions on cellphones are permitted. This is why we need this law stricter because Gail, in 2014, 3,179 people in the U.S. were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers, and an additional 431,000 were injured. In 2016, there were 109,658 traffic crashes in Texas alone that involved distracted driving, leading to over 3,000 serious injuries and at least 455 fatalities. Gail, the sobering truth is texting while driving makes a car accident 23-34 times more likely to occur. Here are the cellphone laws in Texas: (1) Drivers cannot send or receive electronic messages in Texas. (2) Drivers with learner’s permits are prohibited from using handheld cell phones in the first six months of driving. (3) Drivers under the age of 18 are prohibited from using wireless communications devices. (4) School bus operators are prohibited from using cell phones while driving if children are present. (5) In school zones, all drivers are prohibited from texting and using handheld devices while driving. Also, many municipalities have enacted their ordinance to combat the dangerous act of texting while driving. The fine for texting while driving is $25 up to $99. Join Officer Antoine for Ask A Cop Live, on KSAP 96.9 FM, “The Breeze” radio station, every Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. Tune in and listen as Officer Antoine discusses in detail the newly released Ask A Cop article that printed in The News. You can also tune in via internet at Feel free to call in and ask your question live to Officer Antoine at 409-982-0247. Juan from Port Arthur asks: Officer Antoine, I recently took a tinted license plate off the front of my vehicle. The back plate did not have a tinted license plate cover. My question is: Are tinted license plate covers illegal, or did I overreact by removing my plate? I’m one who strives to be a difference on our roads of Port Arthur! Thanks for all your help to the community.Answer: Good question, Juan. Thanks for being a part of the solution for safe driving in Port Arthur and Southeast Texas. Juan, you were correct in removing the tinted license plate cover because in Texas, tinted license plate covers should not be placed on any vehicles that are on the roadways of Texas. You can purchase clear license plate covers and legally install them on vehicles, but one that is tinted that may distort the lettering and numbers on the license plate and is difficult to read should be avoided. Tinted license plate covers are illegal!last_img read more

Texas’ leaders say they have deal on school finance and property tax reform

first_imgBy Cassandra Pollockand Aliyya SwabyThe Texas Tribune “We would not be here today, making the announcement we are about to make, without the tireless efforts of the members of the Texas House and Senate,” said Abbott, flanked by Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, and other House and Senate members who played key roles in negotiating the three pieces of legislation. Almost five months beforehand, as state lawmakers began tackling the issues before them, Abbott, Patrick and Bonnen had pledged from that same spot in front of the Governor’s Mansion to work together and deliver on meaningful school finance and property tax reform.“Frankly, we’re more together than we’ve ever been,” Bonnen said. “The people of Texas are those who win.”Thursday’s presser maintained the “kumbaya” theme that the three leaders have worked hard to set this session as the Legislature tackled reforms on some of the state’s most complicated and thorny policy issues. And, though the conference was light on policy specifics, Bonnen told reporters that the House would vote on the trio of updated legislation “as soon as it’s available.”According to a flyer detailing some of the components of the compromise reached Wednesday night, the school finance bill will include funding for full-day pre-K and an increase in the base funding per student, which hasn’t changed in four years. It also pumps in $5.5 billion to lower school district taxes up to 13 cents per $100 valuation on average by 2021 — though leaders dodged questions Thursday on exactly how and where the extra money would come from. The compromise bill, Bonnen said, would reduce recapture payments that wealthier districts pay to shore up poorer districts by $3.6 billion, about 47%. But he also said the state could not afford to completely eliminate recapture, also known as “Robin Hood,” because it would cost too much to completely reimburse school districts from state coffers alone.The bill will include funding for districts that want to create a merit pay program, giving more to their higher-rated teachers. Though the House decided to nix this from its initial version of the bill, the Senate put it back in and apparently won the fight to keep it in.Teachers associations and unions argued a merit pay program would open the door to school districts using the state standardized test to decide which teachers receive bonuses. The bill does not require districts to use that standardized test.It also would include additional funding for “dynamic teacher compensation” tied to the base funding per student. But it was unclear exactly how much school districts could expect for these raises or how they would be required to allocate them for teachers, librarians, counselors, nurses and other school employees.Bonnen, asked by a reporter after his remarks about how the two chambers had handled differences on the teacher pay issue, said he was going to “shut it all down right now” before diving into a football reference.“We won the Super Bowl today,” he said, “and we’re not going to talk about whether the quarterback or the running back had more success in our win.”The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. texastribune.orgTexas’ top three political leaders declared Thursday that the Legislature had reached agreements on its three main 2019 priorities: A two-year state budget, a comprehensive reform of school finance and legislation designed to slow the growth of rising property taxes.Republican Gov. Greg Abbott broke the news on the lawn of the Governor’s Mansion in Austin, just a few days before the Legislature is scheduled to gavel out. Both chambers will need to sign off on the three negotiated bills — House Bill 1, the proposed budget; Senate Bill 2, the property tax bill; and House Bill 3, the school finance bill — before the regular session ends Monday. Language for the compromised legislation, much of which was worked out behind the scenes between lawmakers from the two chambers, had not yet been made public as of Thursday afternoon. See also: Gov. Greg Abbott, legislative leaders assert confidence as deadline to cut property taxes nearslast_img read more

Groves Police blotter and calls for Aug. 28–Sept. 3

first_img Sept. 1An accident involving damage was reported and processed.Assault causes bodily injury was reported in the 4200 block of Main Avenue.Forgery of financial instrument/elderly was reported in the 6800 block of Terrell.Sept. 2A criminal trespass warning was issued in the 5100 block of East Parkway after a call in reference to a disturbance.A 42-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 3200 block of East Parkway after a traffic stop. Sept. 3A 42-year-old man was arrested for possession of controlled substance in the 5100 block of East Parkway after a traffic stop.Duty upon striking vehicle report was processed.An aggravated assault with a deadly weapon-family violence report was processed and a criminal trespass was issued in the 5100 block of Gulf Avenue.Unknown actor(s) shot and shattered the back windshield of a 1997 Ford truck and was reported in the 5400 block of Grant Avenue.Harassment was reported in the 3800 block of Lay Avenue. Groves police responded to the following calls from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3Calls:Miscellaneous calls for service assistance — 178Offense reports filed — 29Motor vehicle accidents investigated — 1Aug. 28A criminal trespass warning was issued in the 4500 block of Twin City Highway to a 39-year-old man.Theft was reported in the 4900 block of Twin City Highway.A 24-year-old male was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 6000 block of 39th Street.Theft was reported in the 5400 block of West Parkway.Possession of drug paraphernalia was reported at 25th Street and Second Avenue.A 34-year-old woman was arrested for outstanding warrants at Eugenia and 32nd Street.A terroristic threat report was processed.center_img Next UpAug. 29An assault-family violence report was processed in the 4200 block of Main Avenue.A 36-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 6800 block of 32nd Street after a traffic stop.A 34-year-old woman was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 6100 block of East Drive after a pedestrian stop.Aug. 30An informational report was processed.An assault-family violence report was processed in the 6400 block of Madison Avenue.Aug. 31A criminal trespass warning was issued in the 5100 block of East Parkway.A 51-year-old woman was arrested for outstanding warrants in the 6800 block of Browning after a repeat call of a disturbance.A 61-year-old man was arrested for aggravated robbery in the 5000 block of 32nd Street.last_img read more

Nederland police arrests & blotter: Nov. 18–Dec. 1

first_img Nov. 29An officer assisted another agency in the 2800 block of FM 365.Credit card or debit card abuse was reported in the 100 block of South U.S. 69.Terroristic threat-family violence was reported in the 3700 block of Nederland Avenue.A person was arrested on Nederland warrants in the 1900 block of Avenue H.Nov. 30A person was arrested on another agency’s warrant in the 300 block of North Third Street. Nov. 26Cruelty to non-livestock animals was reported in the 1600 block of Nederland Avenue.Terroristic threat of family-family violence was reported in the 1500 block of South 27th Street.A person was arrested for public intoxication in the 1200 block of Hill Terrace.Credit card or debit card abuse was reported in the 3200 block of FM 365.A person was arrested on another agency’s warrant in the 200 block of North Twin City Highway.Nov. 27Assault offensive touch-family violence was reported in the 1000 block of Avenue B.An officer assisted another agency in the 1100 block of South 27th Street.Assault offensive touch-family violence was reported in the 1700 block of Avenue M.A person was arrested on another agency’s warrant in the 3200 block of Avenue C.Nov. 28A person was arrested on Nederland warrants in the 200 block of South 25th Street.A person was taken into custody on a mental commitment in the 800 block of South 11th Street. Dec. 1Assault-family violence was reported in the 1500 block of Avenue K.Assault offensive touch-family violence was reported in the 2200 block of Avenue M.A person was arrested on another agency’s warrant in the 100 block of South 21st Street.A person was arrested for driving while intoxicated in the 2500 block of Nederland Avenue.center_img Arrests: Nov. 18 to Dec. 1Mason Presley, 23, Nederland warrantsDylan Smith, 21, burglary of a vehicleJason Anderson, 18, possession of a controlled substanceKathleen Salas Vega, 36, driving while intoxicatedCurtis Vincent, 20, warrant other agencyBrent Fontenot, 56, Nederland warrantsHalle Moore, 23, warrant other agencyChristopher Williams, 38, public intoxication/resisting arrestDarnell Johnson, 39, public intoxicationLatoddra Lute, 38, warrant other agencyRandall Moore, 27, warrant other agencyThomas May, 40, Nederland warrantsCole Sinclair, 27, Nederland warrantsCalvin Brooks, 46, warrant other agencyEric Trahan, 35, warrant other agencyNederland police responded to the following calls from Nov. 25 to Dec. 1Nov. 25Violation of a protective order was reported in the 1800 block of Avenue J.Criminal mischief was reported in the 1900 block of Bourque Road.Assault offensive touch-family violence was reported in the 1900 block of Avenue H.Assault offensive touch-family violence was reported in the 700 block of South Sixth Street.Burglary of a vehicle was reported in the 600 block of South 1½ Street.Assault offensive touch was reported in the 700 block of South Sixth Street.Injury to a child was reported in the 3200 block of Avenue H.Assault-family violence was reported in the 1800 block of Avenue J.last_img read more

FIRST RESPONDERS — Bobby Myers blooms ‘late’ into Port Arthur Police sergeant

first_img Deputy Chief John Owens said during a promotion ceremony for Myers at city hall that becoming a sergeant is not an achievement everyone in law enforcement makes.“A first-time officer is part of management,” he said. “There are so many sergeants who want to say here’s what to do and then jump in and do it themselves. You have to learn to separate yourself.”Myers will use his new role, as Owens suggested, to cultivate relationships with residents and businesspersons alike in the city. Owens considers it an act of community policing. It’s something Myers has taken pride in since he joined the force March 22, 2010.“I’ve always been big [on forming relationships], not so much as a rookie because you’re focused on learning the job itself, but as I grew as an officer, the more I realized how important it was to speak with community members as a whole, especially business members, and those serving the community themselves and build strong relationships,” he said. “I plan to go forward and continue doing that.”Myers grew up with what he calls a strong sense of justice, but it took him time to “make the leap” into law enforcement.“Late bloomer, I guess,” he said. “But once opportunity presented itself, I jumped in with both feet and I’ve been running ever since.” For 10 years, Bobby Myers has worked the graveyard shift as a Port Arthur Police Department patrol officer.“I’ve always been a graveyard kind of person, working everything from the plants to scaffold buildings to working in nightclubs and bartending, that sort of thing,” Myers said, adding substitute teaching to his verbal résumé. “I’ve kind of worn a lot of different hats.”Earlier this week, the 1994 Vidor High School graduate was promoted to another hat — sergeant.center_img Now, Myers has a title that he’s worked toward for quite some time.“This gives me a better opportunity to serve the citizens in a new capacity, and I hope I can live up to the challenge of the new role,” he said.Jermell Wright shows his certificate of appreciation from Port Arthur Police Chief Tim Duriso, left, and Officer Isaiah Seltzer on Tuesday. (I.C. Murrell/The News) 3-3-20New hire introduced,citizen commendedDuring the ceremony, Port Arthur native Diana Sanchez was introduced as a police aide in the support division, and citizen Jermell Wright was presented with a certificate of appreciation from Officer Isaiah Seltzer for assisting him with an arrest Dec. 8.The suspect became combative and continued to refused transport before he was placed on the ground. As Seltzer struggled with the suspect, Wright drove up and came to his aid by lifting the suspect off the ground and carrying him to the officer’s patrol unit. As the suspect continued to fight with Seltzer, Wright placed the suspect halfway into the patrol unit and held him as Seltzer went to the opposite side of the vehicle to place the suspect completely in the vehicle.“I just want you know, we are hiring,” Police Chief Tim Duriso told Wright.last_img read more

Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) Slated For West End Transfer

first_imgLondon buzz, indeed! The Theatre Royal Bath production of In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) will transfer to the West End’s St. James Theatre beginning November 13. The production will star Edward Bennett and Flora Montgomery, reprising their roles as Leo Irving and Sabrina Daldry, respectively. Tony nominee Sarah Woodward will join the cast as Annie. Additional casting will be announced shortly. Helmed by Theatre Royal Bath artistic director Laurence Boswell, Sarah Ruhl’s drama will open officially on November 21. View Comments Bennett, a regular performer at the Royal Shakespeare Company, starred in One Man, Two Guvnors in the West End. His additional U.K. credits include Lovesong, Three Farces, Plenty, Hay Fever, Othello, Little Nell and Hamlet. Montgomery appeared in The Reckoning and Dinner in the West End. Her film and TV credits include Goldfish Memory, when Brendan Met Trudy and Basic Instinct 2. Woodward garnered a Tony nomination for her performance in The Real Thing and won an Olivier Award for Tom & Clem. Her film and TV appearances include Close Your Eyes, I Capture the Castle and the 2011 Globe Theatre broadcast of The Merry Wives of Windsor. While enthusiasm grows amongst the well-to-do for the new electric lightbulb, In the Next Room tells the story of Dr. Givings, who has been working on his own strange electrical device. His aim is to treat female hysteria, but his first patient emerges from her first session glowing and keen to return. Based on true historical events, In the Next Room is a provocative and touching story about sex and intimacy. In the Next Room originally opened on Broadway in 2009, and was nominated for three Tony Awards, including Best Play. The Theatre Royal Bath production played May 10 through June 9, 2012, at the Ustinov Studio.last_img read more

Emmy Winner & Tony Nominee Allison Janney to Be Honored at MCC’s 2014 Miscast Gala

first_imgEmmy Award winner and two-time Tony nominee Allison Janney will be the guest of honor at Miscast 2014, MCC Theater’s annual gala featuring actors performing songs from roles in which they would never be cast. Miscast 2014 will be held March 31, 2014 at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. An all-star lineup of performers for the 2014 gala will be announced at a later date.Janney won four Emmy Awards for her performance as White House Press Secretary C.J. Clegg on The West Wing, and received Tony nods for her roles in A View from the Bridge and 9 to 5. Janney’s many TV and film credits include Mom, The Help, Away We Go, Juno, Hairspray, Finding Nemo, The Hours, American Beauty, 10 Things I Hate About You and The Ice Storm.”Allison’s remarkable achievements on stage, in film, and on television have made her one of our most beloved and respected actors. Allison is truly one-of-a-kind; everyone wants to work with her, everyone wants her involved with their projects,” MCC Theater Artistic Director Bernard Telsey said in a statement.Miscast 2013 honored Tony winner Judith Light, and the roster of performers included Christian Borle, LaChanze, Jonathan Groff, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess, Cheyenne Jackson and more. Proceeds from Miscast 2014 will support MCC Theater’s mission to develop and produce exciting work off-Broadway, as well as its Youth Company and partnerships with New York City public high schools, and MCC’s literary development work with emerging playwrights. View Comments Allison Janneycenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

National Theatre’s King Lear, Directed by Sam Mendes & Starring Simon Russell Beale, to Hit Cinemas

first_img Beale will be joined on stage by Stephen Boxer (Gloucester), Cassie Bradley, Tom Brooke (Edgar), Richard Clothier, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Kate Fleetwood (Goneril), Simon Manyonda, Anna Maxwell Martin (Regan), Daniel Millar, Michael Nardone, Gary Powell, Adrian Scarborough (Fool), Hannah Stokely, Stanley Townsend (Kent), Sam Troughton (Edmund), Olivia Vinall (Cordelia) and Ross Waiton. The upcoming National Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, directed by Oscar winner Sam Mendes and starring Olivier winner Simon Russell Beale, will be presented in movie theaters worldwide. The show will be broadcast live from the Olivier Theatre on May 1, 2014. Screening dates will differ internationally with encore presentations to follow. The Bard play begins previews on January 14 and officially opens on January 23. View Comments King Lear’s creative team includes production design by Anthony Ward, lighting design by Paul Pyant, video design by Jon Driscoll, fight direction by Terry King and sound design by Paul Arditti. King Lear tells the story of an aging king who decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favorite, Cordelia, says nothing and Lear’s world falls into disorder.last_img read more


first_imgWelcome to Naval Base Ventura County, a multifaceted Navy base that boasts a deep-water port and an airfield and hosts several critical commands. We are a full-service command and one of the major naval installations on the West Coast, composed of three separate operating facilities: Point Mugu, Port Hueneme and San Nicolas Island. NBVC provides quality fleet support to approximately 80 military commands and focuses on our primary mission of providing support to the fleet’s operating forward-deployed forces across the world.We continue to change with the times, and are focusing on being a recognized center for training excellence, an example of operational environmental responsibility and a command engaged with the community both on base and off. The success that put NBVC in the forefront of premier naval operations is due to the selfless dedication and tireless efforts of all our employees, both military and civilian.Whether you are a civilian or in the military; active duty or reserve; enlisted or officer; married or single; you will find that NBVC offers something for everyone. We hope you enjoy your tour of duty here.Point MuguPoint Mugu serves as the center for the Navy’s air operations in Ventura County, operating and maintaining two runways, one equipped to handle the largest aircraft in the Department of Defense inventory. The Air Traffic Control facility is the most complex operation of its type in the Navy, having jurisdiction of more than 3,000 square miles of airspace.San Nicolas IslandSan Nicolas Island (SNI) is located 65 miles south of Point Mugu and is one of eight offshore islands called the Channel Islands. SNI is located within the 36,000-square-mile sea range. The range provides valuable restricted sea and air space to conduct controlled tests and operational training.Port HuenemeLocated on the Pacific Coast just 7 miles northwest of Point Mugu, Point Hueneme has one of the few deep-water military ports on the West Coast and has more than 300 acres of lay-down space and 16 miles of railroad portside access, making it a critical transportation asset for U.S. military forces.last_img read more

Beast Components add Ultra ergonomics with new carbon dropbar for road or gravel

first_imgHoping to make things a little more comfortable, Beast Components just released the Ultra. More specifically, the Ultra bar is a made-in-Germany carbon dropbar that focuses on ergonomics to provide a comfortable, controlled ride.Beast Components says that the bar features three main zones that are focused on ergonomics. Starting with the top of the bars, the flat profile offers a more comfortable place to rest your hands when you’re just cruising a long.When you’re riding on the hoods, the bar has a unique larger contact surface where your palm would typically be. The bar has flattened the outer edges to allow for a relaxed grip when on the hoods again for increased comfort and reduced fatigue.Then the drops have a tight bend at the top with a shallower bend on the lower section.All combined, you should end up with a comfortable bar with an 80mm reach, 128mm drop, 2° backsweep, and a bit of flare. Offered in black Unidirectional Carbon finish, the bars have a claimed weight of 218g for a 42cm, and are priced at 399,90€.Check out our first look at Beast’s Gravel bar that shares much of the same aero/ergo shaping, but with much wider flare, plus their latest hookless tubeless carbon gravel bike wheels here.Beast-components.delast_img read more

It’s Official: Lance Making a Comeback

first_imgDespite Astana’s denials yesterday, Vanity Fair (which used the above photo by Annie Leibovitz in a 1999 article) has now published an article with Lance saying “I’m going back to professional cycling.  I’m going to try and win an eighth Tour de France.”If you don’t have time to read the whole VF article, skip to the 2nd page, then scroll half way down, that’s where he drops the bomb on the reporter.This should boost the TV ratings for the TDF to astronomical levels and make for some very, very entertaining tour coverage.  Now, I just have to eat enough to hibernate until July 2009…For more entertaining reading, check out the current issue of Men’s Journal, which has a non-TDF related interview with Lance, too.last_img read more

David Sherman Memorial Ride Sunday, November 15

first_imgA memorial ride for David Sherman will ride out this Sunday, November 15, at 1:30pm from the Fitness Center at High Point Regional Hospital in downtown High Point, NC.Sherman was struck down on Saturday, October 24, by a hit-and-run driver while on a road ride.  The driver, Grayson Dawson, was eventually found after continuing to drive the vehicle with a smashed windshield, blood and hair for days after the accident. She stated she hit a deer.  Thanks to witnesses and concerned citizens, Dawson was eventually charged with felony hit and run and death by motor vehicle.  What makes the story even sadder is that she was driving with a revoked license and had existing warrants out for her arrest for failure to appear in court more than two years ago.  The final kick in the gut comes from the fact that she’s free on an unsecured bail of just $5,000.The memorial ride is free, but contributions to Yield to Life will be accepted in David’s name.  More details on the ride can be found here, and you can read our local paper’s OpEd story on the tragic accident here.last_img read more

NiteFLUX – Seriously Bright Bicycle Lights From Down Under

first_imgAfter blinding trailside dingos for the past eight years, NiteFLUX is bringing their ultrabright LED bicycle lights to the states with a full range of ultra-bright racing and commuter lights.  Based in Australia, NiteFLUX has an extensive line of high tech LED-based bicycle lights.The Photon Max, shown above, puts out 800 Lumens using a 12-watt triple LED.  To put that number into perspective, the average (non HID) car headlamp puts out 1000 lumens.By comparison, the Photon Max’s 800 lumens dwarfs the 495 lumens from NiteRider’s 3-LED TriNewt, however, all that light gives it about an hour less run time (2.6 hours) than the TriNewt (3.5 hours).  But, you can run the Photon Max at 6w and get 5.3 hours out of it while pumping 530 Lumens onto the trail in front of you.Read “more” to see the other models in the range with specs and pricing.For the bean counters, here’s how those numbers convert into dollars per lumen (chart from NiteFlux website):NITEFLUX TECHNOLOGY:Besides being blindingly bright, the Photon Max (and all of their lights, for that matter) pack a tremendous amount of technology into their tiny little housings.  With LED’s, the cooler they are, the brighter they’ll shine.  NiteFLUX’s Photon Max uses “forced air cooling” to pull cool air through the alloy body’s deep heat sinks, and it incorporates a thermal sensor to automatically reduce power if the LED’s get too hot. LED’s provide a whiter light than halogens and some HID’s, so you can see clearer, and the real kicker is the bulbs last about 1000x longer.All NiteFLUX products also use an Electronic Brain to manage power supply, prevent total discharge, provide low battery warnings and allow for multiple voltage battery usage.  This last feature means you can use the one-, three- or four-cell Vision Stick battery packs with any of the Photon Commuter or Enduro units to increase battery life or lighten the load, depending what your needs are.Photon Max Specs:Three 4w LED bulbsLumens: 800  on Highbeam / 530 on Mid Beam / 266 on Low Beam/Flash12w High Beam / 6w Mid Beam / 3w Low Beam and Flash2.6 hour / 5.3 hour / 10 hour run timesAlloy construction with integrated heat sinks4 hour recharge timeIncludes handlebar and helmet mounts16.8v 2200mAh Li-Ion  Photon 4 CommuterAt the opposite end of the spectrum is the Photon 4 Commuter, a small, wireless rechargeable light that mounts quickly to your handlebar.  Niteflux claims it’s bright enough for highspeed road use and XC trail use.  Package photo above, mounted photo below.  Specs include:270 Lumen 4w “high beam” single LED lightTough alloy constructionFlash or constant mode2 hour runtime (8 hours on 1w “low beam” or 4w “flash” settings)1-cell Li-Ion Vision Stick batteryQuick-release handlebar mount w/optional helmet mountCan be used as a handheld flashlight, too264g$136.99 USD  Photon 4 Enduro (below)The Photon 4 Enduro has all the features of the Commuter but adds a 3-cell battery pack.  Because of the longer Vision Stick, it comes with an extension cord and strap on mounting bracket.  What you lose in simplicity over the Commuter is longer run time and lighter unit weight when running the light on your helmet (you can stick the battery in your hydration pack or jersey pocket).  Specs include: 270 Lumen 4w LED6 hour runtime (24 hours at 1watt “lowbeam” or 4w “flash” mode)Helmet and Handlebar mounts includedConverts to handheld flashlight$203.99 USD  Photon 8 Enduro + DUAL SYSTEMThe Photon 8 Enduro+ Dual System basically combines the Photon 4 Enduro with the Commuter, giving you the option to run two handlebar lights or one HB and one helmet light.  If you’ve ever done a 24 hour race (or just ridden at night), you know the benefits of having lights in both places.  Specs include:270 Lumen 4w LED (per bulb)6 hour run time (24 hours at 1w “lowbeam” or “flash” with 3cell battery) 2 hour run time (8 hours at 1w “lowbeam or flash” with 1cell battery)Includes helmet and HB mountsIncludes one 1-cell and one 3-cell Vision Stick battery packBoth bulbs convertible to handheld flashlights$336.99 USDCheck their website, they’ve got a great photo set showing each product shining on a measured course so you can see just how bright these things are.  We’ve got a Commuter on the way for a full review, stay tuned.  If you’re a dealer and interested, contact your J&B Importers rep to get these bad boys in your shop.last_img read more

Mavic “Studying” Road Disc Brake Wheels with Felt, Others

first_imgPerhaps you noticed those as-yet-and-still-unannounced Mavic Aksium disc brake wheels on the new Felt F4X cyclocross bike. They’re certainly not a production model and, in fact, may have surprised even a few Mavic folks with their attendance at Sea Otter.According to Mavic’s PR man Zack Vestal, the brand is testing Aksium Disc wheels with a few bicycle manufacturers to study demand. While we’d say it’s a foregone conclusion they’ll have them eventually, Vestal says “Mavic is working with a few OEM partners to assess the potential of select road or cross disc wheel models. Our product managers are always advancing wheel development in consideration of the needs of cyclists at every level.”He added that it’s not a surprise to see things start with the Aksium line as it’s a popular OE price point model. We’ve heard Mavic has a few good sized announcements coming this year, so perhaps we’ll see something sooner rather than later.last_img read more

Review: SweatHawg’s Thirsty Helmet Liner

first_imgThe SweatHawg liner is designed to sit inside any helmet and has an absorbent brow pad that is attached to a wicking liner at the top of the helmet. The two versions of the liner include the standard Sweathawg which is just placed inside the helmet before you put it on your head, and the hook and loop model where you actually remove the front pads of the helmet and attach the liner. The hydrophilic fabric can supposedly hold 10 times its weight in liquid, which in ring out tests after use resulted in about 1/4 cup.After trying out both models, I have to say I prefer the non-Velcro model. Most of my helmets have one large front pad, and removing them left exposed velcro pieces that weren’t covered by the SweatHawg on the side of the lid next to the cradle straps specifically. The Uvex Ultrasonic CC above and my Giro Aeron work with the Hook and Loop model perfectly, but the Mavic Notch, Scott Vanish Evo, and Bontrager Lithos all have exposed velcro pieces and the Giro Air attack has the velcro reversed so there is nothing for the Sweathawg to hook to. There are helmets out there that will work with the hook and loop model, but you’re probably better off trying it out in person before choosing.Trying out the SweatHawg will also give you an idea if you will have any fit issues. A few helmets that I have tried it with have been a tight squeeze at the temples since I was at the large end of the size, whereas others had plenty of room.The SweatHawg is stealth, others will never know it’s there. Does the SweatHawg work as advertised? Yes, mostly.Obviously, environment has a lot to do with how quickly moisture evaporates, so in desert or high altitude areas like above the performance of the SweatHawg is nearly flawless. Back home for me, in the humid Mid-West, the SweatHawg allows for drip free performance for about an hour before it gets to the saturation point and starts to drip. When it does start to drip though, the rate at which the sweat cascades into your eyes is slowed dramatically than if you were wearing just the helmet.When it gets to this point, pushing on the front of your helmet or removing the liner and wringing it out will help out quite a bit. Even though it isn’t drip free on my home turf, the SweatHawg still works better than anything that I have tried and has been a part of my pre-ride ritual since its arrival. It’s not the magic bullet for the oppressive humidity of the Mid-West, but I’m not sure what is.Only on the hottest days in the desert was the liner actually noticeable from a temperature perspective – but removing it meant having the scorching sun right on my dome. Those of us who have a more aerodynamic head (no hair) will appreciate the SweatHawg blocking the sun’s rays and not having to apply sunscreen only for it to run down your face with the sweat.Verdict:Overall, the SweatHawg is the best sweat management product I’ve tried. It’s not perfect, but it is more than worthy of the $20/22 price tag. If you’re a super sweater, the SweatHawg is one piece of gear you shouldn’t be without. Exercising in hot weather means sweat. For some of us, it means more sweat than others – so much so that it’s constantly in your eyes, on your glasses, and streaming down your face seriously distracting you from the task at hand.In addition to the number of other products on the market to stem the tide of perspiration, SweatHawg has thrown their hat into the ring offering a discreet wicking helmet liner. The liner is available in two versions, multiple colors, and is made in Oregon. How does it work? Find out next.last_img read more

EB15: 3T Rolls into Disc-brake Road with Discus Carbon and Aluminum Wheels

first_imgThe 3T Discus range starts the high modulus carbon rims of the LTD wheels, with a 24.5mm outer width and available in both 32 (C35) and 58mm (C60) depths. The Team versions use the same rim dimensions, but switch to a slightly heavier carbon material. The Pro line use a 6000 series aluminum rim, available only in a single 24.6x32mm profile.All of the wheels get 24 straight-pull spokes, with the LTD using Sapim CX-Ray spokes, the Team using Pillar double butted aero spokes, and Pillar triple butted round spokes on the Pro wheels. The rims themselves all have a 3mm offset profile and use angled spoke drilling for better load distribution, spoke alignment, and more even tension (and internal nipples.) While a few companies are dipping into the growing road disc-brake market, 3T are rolling out a broad five wheel Discus line-up that goes from their top lightweight carbon LTD down to a more affordable Pro alloy rim. The wheels on offer are all relatively wide profile, aero optimized clinchers that are geared towards gravel and adventure riders with modern fat, lightweight tires.Check out the details, pricing, availability, and actual rim widths of the Discus line-up after the break… All of the wheels use 3T branded centerlock hubs with QR, 12 and 15mm thru-axle compatibility by way of modular end caps. The hubs come with Shimano 11s freehubs, with Campagnolo freehub bodies available separately. They are NOT compatible with SRAM XD drivers. The LTD hubs even come with standard Ceramic Speed bearings.The Discus C60 LTD wheels have a claimed weight of 1600g and sell for 2600€/$2700, with the C35 LTD  at 1430g and 2400€/$2500. The Team C60 wheelset weighs 1725g and retails for 1900€/$2000, with the C35 Team at 1500g and 1800€/$1900. The aluminum C35 Pro weigh 1810g and will sell for 575€/$600.center_img Mesauring them at Eurobike, the carbon clinchers are measurably smaller inside than the aluminum wheels due to the thicker hook of the rim. We measured the C60 LTD at 18.3mm inside, and the C35 Team at 18.2mm. The aluminum C35 Pro measured 19.7mm, making all of them a tiny bit wider than advertised.The full Discus line is up on 3T’s website, with the wheels apparently available now.3TCycling.comlast_img read more

New Ventum Z offers superbike performance without superbike price

first_imgAs the official sponsor of the 2016 and 2017 IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Florida-based Ventum continues to dig deeper into the triathlon scene with their latest bike, the Ventum Z. Built using the brand’s patented frame design which forgoes a downtube and seatstays, the Z-shaped frame was wind tunnel tuned for maximum aerodynamics.Available as a frame or complete bike, the new Ventum Z was designed to offer riders a platform with uncompromising performance without sacrificing the ability to customize the bike to individual needs. The most noticeable feature of the Ventum Z is the integrated hydration tank built into the toptube. With a capacity of 1.4 liters, the Ventum Z was designed for long-course events and big training days.Positioned just below the brand’s flagship bike, the Ventum One (which can run up to $32,500!!), the MSRP for a Z frame starts at a respectable $2,850. A complete bike with mechanical Shimano drivetrain begins at $3,500, and an Ultegra Di2 build costs $5,500. That’s considerably less than the entry-level Ventum One model which starts at $6,875.The most distinguishing difference between the One and Z models is perhaps the fork. Whereas the One has an elegantly sleek integrated front brake caliper, the Z uses a more traditional stopper. The build spec on the Ventum Z also keeps the price more approachable.Sold in five sizes, the hydration tank is offered in eight colors for extra personalization. Bikes are available for purchase with either training wheels or deep section carbon race-day wheels. All Ventum Z bikes are built with 3T Vola aero bars and ship direct to consumers via Ventum’s White Glove delivery service to ensure the bikes not only arrive safely but tuned and ready for the road.The new Ventum Z was created to offer triathletes the superbike experience without the superbike price tag. For more details visit the Ventum website.ventumracing.comlast_img read more

Step Right Up & Check Out These Amazing Posters for The Greatest Showman

first_img We’re already addicted to blasting Keala Settle’s show-stopping number “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman original soundtrack (fun fact: it’s one of Oprah’s favorite things, so you best believe it’s one of ours). Now we have some gorgeous visuals to enjoy while we count down the days until the vibrant movie musical hits theaters on December 20. Directed by Michael Gracey, The Greatest Showman follows the career of P.T. Barnum, played by Tony winner Hugh Jackman, who became known as the iconic entertainer and creator of the three-ring circus. As previously reported, Zac Efron, Zendaya and Michelle Williams, pictured below, will also appear in the film, which will feature music from Dear Evan Hansen and La La Land duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Check out the whimsical posters and get pumped to see this kaleidoscopic cinematic gem up on the big screen super soon! View Comments Hugh Jackmanlast_img read more

Celebrate 20 Years of Anastasia with Christy Altomare’s Enchanting Performance of ‘Journey to the Past’

first_img Related Shows Fanastasias, assemble! This month marks the 20th anniversary since the release of the animated film Anastasia. Now, the Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical is wowing audiences eight times a week in full-fledged Broadway musical form at the Broadhurst Theatre. On November 29, leading lady and former vlogger Christy Altomare took the stage for a very special performance of “Journey to the Past” in honor of the movie’s anniversary. Following the matinee performance, she offered her golden pipes to a special encore of the Oscar-nommed song accompanied by the animated film projected behind her and the full orchestra live from the Broadhurst stage. Take a look at the amazing performance below! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 31, 2019 Anastasialast_img read more

Arielle Jacobs to Join Broadway’s Aladdin as Princess Jasmine

first_img View Comments Aladdin Related Shows Arielle Jacobs is heading to Broadway to take on the role of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin beginning on February 20, 2018. Luckily, she’s got a diamond in the rough who can show her the ropes: her brother Adam Jacobs, who originated the titular role on Broadway and is currently leading the national tour. Courtney Reed will play her final performance as Princess Jasmine on January 10, 2018. Reed and fellow original and Australian cast member Michael James Scott are set to reunite with Adam Jacobs on the national tour in Los Angeles for five weeks. Isabelle McCalla, current and original Jasmine in the North American tour company, will join the Broadway company as Jasmine for performances beginning on January 17 through February 18 and then return to the North American tour.Jacobs played the role of Jasmine in the Australian production of Aladdin and was most recently seen on the Great White Way as Nessarose in Wicked. She made her Broadway debut in In the Heights and appeared in the musical on the road; her additional credits include Into the Woods and High School Musical on tour.In addition to Reed, Broadway’s Aladdin stars Telly Leung in the title role, Major Attaway as Genie and Jonathan Freeman as Jafar. The show also features Steel Burkhardt, Brian Gonzales and Brad Weinstock as Aladdin’s sidekicks Kassim, Babkak and Omar; Clifton Davis as Sultan and Don Darryl Rivera as Iago. Juwan Crawley, James Moye and Deonté L. Warren stand by for several principals.center_img Arielle Jacobs in ‘Aladdin’ in Australia(Photo: Deen van Meer) from $57.50last_img read more

The Cast and Creative Team of Alice by Heart Prepare for Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Star Files The cast of “Alice By Heart” (Photos: Emilio Madrid-Kuser for View Comments Alice by Heart Alice by Heart co-choreographer Rick Kuperman, co-book writer and lyricist Steven Sater, director and co-book writer Jessie Nelson and co-choreographer Jeff Kuperman. It’s time to go down the rabbit hole to follow the cast and creative team of MCC Theater’s Alice by Heart as they prepare to bring it off-Broadway. With direction by Jessie Nelson, who co-wrote the book with Steven Sater, Alice by Heart features lyrics and music by Sater and Duncan Sheik. Led by Molly Gordon and Colton Ryan, the new tuner also features Wesley Taylor, Grace McLean and Andrew Kober. Check out the photos of the team before they began rehearsals and be sure to see this world premiere once it officially opens on February 26. Colton Ryanlast_img read more

Princess Grace Foundation Receives $1 Million Gift from John Gore Organization

first_img View Comments The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) has announced that it is establishing a new award to support emerging theater professionals in any discipline for their “Unique Contribution to Theater.” This award is being funded by a $1,000,000.00 charitable gift from the John Gore Organization with a goal of identifying and supporting extraordinary young talent in the theater field. The award will be presented annually beginning this year.Established in 1982 and overseen by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, The Princess Grace Foundation-USA marked the beginning of an exciting new era last month with the appointment of award-winning Broadway producer and entertainment entrepreneur Brisa Trinchero as its new CEO.Since its inception, PGF-USA has honored Princess Grace’s legacy in part by awarding grants and scholarships for excellence to emerging artists in the fields of theater, dance and film. Among the early-career artists in theater who have received the support of PGF-USA have been Tony Kushner, Sam Gold, Leslie Odom Jr., Anna D. Shapiro, Paul Tazwell and Patrick Page. This year, no fewer than five of the 2019 Tony Award nominees were Princess Grace Award alumni.”One of the joys of my life is being able to carry on my mother’s legacy by supporting emerging artists,” His Serene Highness Prince Albert II said in a statement. “This remarkable gift from the John Gore Organization comes at a time when we are taking bold leaps forward in our mission, and we appreciate the opportunity it provides to expand our reach to great artists whose work defies easy categorization.””PGF-USA’s unrivaled track record in identifying and supporting remarkable young talent speaks for itself,” said John Gore. “The Foundation is the perfect partner in helping us recognize excellence in the next generation of theater talent.””I’m immensely proud, as I step into my new role and begin ushering in the Foundation’s exciting new era, to have this incredible support from the John Gore Organization,” added Trinchero. “Their generosity will enable us to deepen our support of the Broadway community of which Princess Grace was a part during her lifetime.”last_img read more

Ferryman Alum Fra Fee Joins Remount of Translations at London’s National

first_imgFra Fee(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser for View Comments Fra Fee, a rising star who made his Broadway debut last fall in The Ferryman, has joined the cast of the National Theatre’s upcoming return engagement of Brian Friel’s modern classic Translations. Ian Rickson directs the production, which will begin previews on October 15 and officially open on October 21.Joining Fee among new company members is Jack Bardoe (The Fastest Clock in the Universe), Liádan Dunlea (Mirror Mirror), Amy Molloy (Cyprus Avenue) and Julian Moore-Cook (24: Live Another Day).Returning from the original mounting of this revival will be Dermot Crowley (Broadway’s Translations), Ciarán Hinds (The Crucible), Seamus O’Hara (Game of Thrones), Judith Roddy (Derry Girls) and Rufus Wright (The Audience).In Translations, clashing cultures and tragedies of miscommunication unfold in Friel’s invented Irish county of Ballybeg, a place he has explored in his plays Dancing at Lughnasa, Aristocrats and Molly Sweeney.The production features scenic design by Rae Smith, lighting design by Neil Austin, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound design by Ian Dickinson and movement direction by Anna Morrissey.Translations will run for a limited engagement through December 18.last_img read more

World Premiere Comedy Our Dear Dead Drug Lord Receives Third Extension Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Alyssa May Gold & Rebecca Jimenez in “Our Dear Dead Drug Lord”(Photo: Jeremy Daniel) Our Dear Dead Drug Lord is sticking around until the new year. Alexis Scheer’s new comedy has received a third extension at off-Broadway’s McGinn/Cazale Theater through January 5, 2020. The acclaimed production, directed by Whitney White, began previews on September 11 and officially opened on September 24.The extension will feature original cast members Carmen Berkeley, Alyssa May Gold, Rebecca Jimenez and Malika Samuel, with additional casting to come.Our Dear Dead Drug Lord follows a gang of teenage girls gathering in an abandoned treehouse trying to summon the ghost of Pablo Escobar.The play is co-produced by Second Stage and WP Theater; the producing team for the extension includes Benjamin Simpson, Joseph Longhorne and Jana Shea.last_img read more

Kyle Harris on His Whirlwind Introduction to The Inheritance and His Spring Awakening Dream Role

first_imgHarris’ first brush with Broadway was with the Tony-winning musical Spring Awakening. “I got my feet wet in New York by doing a bunch of Spring Awakening auditions,” he said. “I was in that Spring Awakening boot camp for months. That was my first taste of what New York was like after graduation. I didn’t end up getting it, but I did find my agent. I would still love to play Melchior one day.”Harris’ other musical credits include touring with West Side Story, which he claims as “the hardest thing” he’s ever done. “I would love to do a big Broadway musical,” Harris said. “I would love to do roles like Gene Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain, but I can’t do that. I always say I want to do something that hasn’t been written yet. I’m excited for what’s to come.”See Harris in The Inheritance, playing at the Barrymore Theatre.Watch the full #LiveatFive episode below! The Inheritance is a seven hour, three intermission (and one pause) event spanned across two different parts, but for Harris it all goes by in a flash. “The audience is completely changed by the end of the day,” he said. “You’re changed when you leave that theater. That’s the reason why I got into it in the first place. The show deals with the AIDS epidemic, and you can feel the impact it has on the audience every night. It’s an honor to be trusted with this story and the most surprising thing is that you would think doing this is exhausting, but it’s not. It’s so rewarding that it balances out. We’re all in a bit of shock that we’re able to do this but it goes by so fast.”When Harris first read through the script, there was a particular scene that caught his attention. “I remember reading that script and being like, ‘God help whoever has to play this drug dealer who is front [and] center with this raccoon tail in a speedo,” he said. “And it ended up being me. I’ve had costumes by William Ivey Long on me, and I’ve had a speedo and the raccoon tail. It’s no ball gown.” Jordan Barbour, Darryl Gene Daughtry Jr., Kyle Soller, Arturo Luís Soria and Kyle Harris in “The Inheritance” (Photo: Matthew Murphy)  Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 28:33Loaded: 0%00:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -28:33 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 15, 2020 Related Shows Kyle Harris (Photos by Caitlin McNaney for View Comments Known for his screen roles on Freeform’s Stitchers and God Friended Me, Kyle Harris is back on the Broadway stage in The Inheritance, nine years after making his debut as an understudy in Sondheim on Sondheim. In Matthew Lopez’s two-parter, Harris plays several characters but most notably Jasper, a social justice warrior. “He basically is the one who will say what everyone else is thinking,” Harris said to Paul Wontorek in a recent episode of’s #LiveatFive. “He likes to make everything about him.”Harris joined the Broadway production after the show’s Olivier-winning run transferred from the West End, although he hadn’t heard of the play until he saw a friend reading it. “I was on the plane going to do Marie, Dancing Still, and I saw a cast member reading something I thought was a Gap ad,” he said. “It came back on my radar when I was on my mini-moon after my wedding. I put myself on tape and ended up flying back early because they wanted to see me. I’m reading for Jasper and afterwards Stephen Daldry asked to talk to me and asked, ‘You would really do this play?’ and I said, ‘Absolutely, yes!’ I thought Stephen was the writer of the show the whole time; it wasn’t until I did a Google search at home that I realized he was the director. I went back the next day and got the job and they said, ‘We need to close the contract because we have a Vogue shoot in two days.’ That’s when I knew this was going to be a crazy ride.” The Inheritance Star Files Kyle Harrislast_img read more

Tour-De-Force Solo Show Baby Reindeer to Play West End Run Ahead of New York Transfer

first_img View Comments Following sellout runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Bush Theatre, Baby Reindeer, the new solo show written and performed by Richard Gadd, will transfer to the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre this spring. Olivier winner Jon Brittain will repeat his work as director of the production, which will run in London from April 2 through May 2 ahead of an engagement across the pond at Brooklyn Academy of Music from May 21 through June 13.”Baby Reindeer has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences of my life. With an incredible team behind me, I have pushed myself to ridiculous limits in a show I find incredibly hard to say and do,” Gadd said in a statement. “I feel a moral duty to let people know the terrifying reality of going through something like this.”Based on the true story of Gadd’s relationship with his stalker, Baby Reindeer paints a brutally honest portrait of two people trapped by toxic ideas of gender, sexuality, power and abuse—driven well past their breaking points.The production features scenic design by Cecilia Carey, lighting design by Peter Small, sound design by Keegan Curran and video design by Ben Bull. Richard Gadd in “Baby Reindeer”(Photo: Michael O’Reilly)last_img read more

Danny Burstein Wins Drama League Award; Moulin Rouge!, The Inheritance & More Triumph

first_img Six-time Tony nominee and Moulin Rouge! standout Danny Burstein was named the winner of the Drama League’s Distinguished Performance Award on June 18. Burstein’s triumph was announced along with winners in the Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical and Outstanding Revival of a Musical categories—which went to The Inheritance, A Soldier’s Play, Moulin Rouge! and Little Shop of Horrors, respectively.In addition to dazzling audiences as Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge!, Burstein received Tony nods for Fiddler on the Roof, The Drowsy Chaperone, Follies, Golden Boy and South Pacific. His other Broadway credits include The Snow Geese, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, A Class Act, Titanic, Company, My Fair Lady and many more. He is married to three-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. As previously announced, 2020 Special Recognition Award Recipients include Company director Marianne Elliott as the recipient of the Founders Award for Excellence in Directing, and the late Terrence McNally as the recipient of the Unique Contribution to Theater Award. Tom Kirdahy will accept on behalf of McNally, who died at the age of 81 on March 24 due to complications from COVID-19.First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, the Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theater awards chosen by a cross-section of the theater community—specifically, by the industry professionals, producers, artists, audiences and critics who are Drama League members nationwide.The full list of 2020 Drama League Award winners can be found below in bold and preceded by an asterisk.Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway PlayCambodian Rock BandDana H.Grand HorizonsThe Hot Wing King*The InheritanceThe MichaelsMoscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow MoscowOne in TwoSea Wall/A LifeSearedSlave PlayStewOutstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway PlayBetrayalfor colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enufFires in the MirrorFrankie and Johnny in the Claire de LuneJudgment DayMedeaNative SonThe Rose Tattoo*A Soldier’s PlayThe Woman in BlackOutstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway MusicalGirl From the North CountryJagged Little Pill*Moulin Rouge!OctetThe Secret Life of BeesSing StreetSixSoft PowerA Strange LoopTina: The Tina Turner MusicalOutstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway MusicalEnter Laughing*Little Shop of HorrorsRock of AgesThe Unsinkable Molly BrownWest Side StoryNominees for the Distinguished Performance AwardDavid Acton, The Woman in BlackJeffrey Bean, Dublin CarolAto Blankson-Wood, The Rolling Stone and Slave PlayChristian Borle, Little Shop of HorrorsDanielle Brooks, Much Ado About Nothing*Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge!Rose Byrne, MedeaLen Cariou, Harry Townsend’s Last StandPatrice Johnson Chevannes, runboyrun & In Old AgeLiza Colón-Zayas, Halfway Bitches Go Straight to HeavenKate del Castillo, the way she spokeEdmund Donovan, Greater ClementsRaúl Esparza, SearedFrancesca Faridany, The Half-Life of Marie CurieHalley Feiffer, The Pain of My BelligerenceDanyel Fulton, Broadbend, ArkansasAnnie Golden, Broadway Bounty HunterDonnetta Lavinia Grays, Where We StandDavid Alan Grier, A Soldier’s PlayJonathan Groff, Little Shop of HorrorsJake Gyllenhaal, Sea Wall/A LifeTom Hiddleston, BetrayalPaul Hilton, The InheritanceKathryn Hunter, Timon of AthensGalen Ryan Kane, Native SonBrittney Mack, SixApril Matthis, Toni StoneSusannah Millonzi, The CrucibleKate Mulgrew, The Half-Life of Marie CurieJoe Ngo, Cambodian Rock BandDeirdre O’Connell, Dana H.Brenock O’Connor, Sing StreetOkwui Okpokwasili, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enufKaren Olivo, Moulin Rouge!Larry Owens, A Strange LoopLauren Patten, Jagged Little PillChris Perfetti, Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow MoscowBen Porter, The Woman in BlackIsaac Powell, West Side StoryJonathan Pryce, The Height of the StormElizabeth Rodriguez, Halfway Bitches Go Straight to HeavenMichael Shannon, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de LuneTom Sturridge, Sea Wall/A LifeMarisa Tomei, The Rose TattooBlair Underwood, A Soldier’s PlayMichael Urie, Grand HorizonsAdrienne Warren, Tina: The Tina Turner MusicalMichael Benjamin Washington, Fires in the MirrorPortia, StewThe Drama League also acknowledges previous recipients who appeared in Broadway or Off-Broadway productions this season. As the award can only be won once in a performer’s lifetime, they are ineligible to be nominated again.Harvey Fierstein, Bella BellaMary-Louise Parker, The Sound InsideAudra McDonald, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune Star Files Danny Burstein in Moulin Rouge! on Broadway(Photo: Matthew Murphy) View Comments Danny Bursteinlast_img read more