Casting Set for Broadway-Bound Come From Away

first_img Related Shows We now have casting for the much-buzzed about Broadway-bound Come From Away. Great White Way favorites Chad Kimball, Jenn Colella and more will continue in their roles in the new musical when it starts performances on the Main Stem in February 2017 at a Shubert theater to be announced.Along with Tony nominee Kimball (Memphis) and Colella (If/Then), the Broadway cast will include Petrina Bromley (Stratford’s As You Like It), Geno Carr (The Old Globe’s Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas), Joel Hatch (Annie), Rodney Hicks (The Scottsboro Boys), Kendra Kassebaum (Wicked), Lee MacDougall (Stratford’s The Music Man), Caesar Samayoa (Sister Act), Q. Smith (Mary Poppins), Astrid Van Wieren (Mamma Mia!) and Sharon Wheatley (Avenue Q).With a book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Come From Away will be directed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Kelly Devine. In a heartbeat, 38 planes and 6,579 passengers were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, doubling the population of one small town on the edge of the world. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.After acclaimed engagements at La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre, the new tuner will now head to Washington D.C.’s Ford’s Theatre (September 2 through October 9), and Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre (November 15 through January 8). The Broadway company is also set to play Toronto. Chad Kimball Come From Away ‘Come From Away'(Photo: Chris Bennion)center_img from $49.00 View Comments Star Fileslast_img read more

What’s up with the New Season of ‘True Detective’?

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York HBO’s first Sunday evening of programming since Game of Thrones’ season five finale left us so demoralized we would’ve done anything to watch Daenerys soar into the sky atop Drogon once more—ahh, the memories. Alas, we couldn’t turn to Veep, the most potent chaser of them all.Instead, the network gave us the ballyhooed return of its noirish crime drama True Detective, a season two premiere that began with an off-putting theme song from Leonard Cohen with his vocals at their harshest as the opening credits dripped with weird melting imagery of L.A. and its freeways superimposed on the cast members’ faces. From there it quickly went downhill, with dumbfounding one-liners and shoe-horned psychobabble that doesn’t quite feel as poetic now that Matthew McConaughey isn’t the one delivering the lines and Woody Harrelson isn’t the one reacting to them. The episode’s final moment—a breathtaking view of the California coast—was the most pleasing. Everything else felt like a complete waste of time. And Tim Robbins and Jack Black in the pseudo-political satire, The Brink, making light of a coup in Pakistan, made us only long more for Julia Louis-Dreyfus running amok in the White House, but her show is on hiatus.So here we are in this summer of our discontent, trying to make the best of HBO’s most hyped night-time offering, and it raises a few questions: Are we going to be forced to watch Ray (Colin Farrell) self destruct into a father-pummeling, journalist-intimidating, chemically imbalanced corrupt cop for the entire season? Was there no better way to introduce a strong female character like Ani (Rachel McAdams), a sheriff, than by portraying her sexual promiscuity, her dysfunctional relationship with her cult-leading hippie dad, and her apparent icy emotional detachment from her male partner? On the other side of the coin, we see California Highway Patrol officer Paul Woodrugh (Taylor Kitsch), appearing on our TV screens for the first time, questioning an erratic driving, clearly inebriated female celebrity who suggests he escort her back to her place nearby where she left her license, presumably soliciting her body to get out of trouble. The ambiguous scene led to Paul being put on administrative leave during an internal investigation, revealing that he’s an Iraq war veteran still struggling to adjust to civilian life, but was there no other way to get there? Perhaps he could’ve pummeled someone instead, like one of the script writers. Or better yet, punch out Ray. He actually deserved it. And what was up with that damn bird head on the passenger seat beside the city manager? Was it a stuffed stool pigeon? A raven mask? What a pile of horse-feathers, we say!It appears the show runners—who must have just graduated from film school—are trying their darnedest to put a million miles between this season and the last—which was hugely successful and garnered several high-profile nominations, but they can’t budge an inch because they’re stuck on the 405 Freeway in rush hour with a trunk load of pretention. So, instead of the vast murky nothingness that was rural Louisiana (season one’s setting), we get urban southern California, and all the refinery smoke stacks, casinos, and garish colors that come with it. At least the ocean looks nice.And the prolific and profoundly interesting two character leads (McConaughey and Woody Harrelson) of season one have been replaced with four key figures, the three aforementioned cops working in separate agencies on a murder investigation and Vince Vaughn, who plays a career criminal named Frank with fantasies of making big bucks the, ahem, legal way. His girlfriend tells him he’s the best of the bunch. Then he enlists Ray to beat down the poor journalist investigating corruption in his city. Sigh. The episode devoted most of its time developing the foursome, a seemingly cumbersome task that may eventually be this season’s undoing.Rachel McAdams as Ani Bezzerides in Season 2 of True Detectives. (Photo credit: HBO/True Detective)Frank is emboldened to secure a profitable land deal in Vinci, a fictionalized corrupt city, whose city manager—Frank’s business partner—has gone missing. The politician’s lifeless body—minus his eyeballs—is discovered propped up on a park bench by Paul, who moments before had seemed intent on committing suicide by crashing his motorcycle but suddenly thought better of it. He swerves to a stop, and there in the motorcycle’s headlights, is the murdered victim. How convenient.We don’t ever actually meet the dead city manager—only his corpse—but we do get a look inside his kinky private life when Ray and his stereotypical partner, a raggedy, overweight detective straight from central casting, break into the guy’s house in search for clues to his whereabouts and find a skeleton in costume, graphic depictions of sex acts, kinky adult toys and canvases emblazoned with naked women decorating the walls.We are left to assume that the land deal and the city manager’s death are linked, but no one tells us for sure. It doesn’t matter—we’ve seen this plot before. We get a lot of character development but it’s unclear where any of these twisted characters are headed in the darkness that passes for their existence. Will Ray, Ani, and Paul join forces to find the city manager’s murderer? Will they compete for glory? Should we even care?The first episode gives us few clues to these eternal questions.Maybe the bird head is meaningful. Who knows? Remember the Maltese Falcon? We do, and so do the show runners. Only that bird has flown.last_img read more

ABS, ClassNK Award AIP to Kawasaki Heavy for LPG as Fuel System Design

first_imgClassification societies ABS and ClassNK have granted approval in principle (AIP) to Japanese shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) for the company’s LPG as fuel system design.A dual-fuel engine capable of using both marine diesel oil and LPG as fuel, KHI claims the system simultaneously reduces fuel consumption and enables the engine to meet NOx Tier 3 regulations.“Using LPG as a fuel can lower emissions to air compared to conventional fuels, both in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. We are proud to work with … KHI, supporting the delivery of the next generation of cleaner vessels,” Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President, Global Engineering and Technology, commented.“ClassNK is glad to have granted the AiP on KHI’s … design for the system to use LPG as ships’ fuel which tackles the reduction of air pollution and climate changes due to emission from ships,” Hayato Suga, Corporate Officer and Director of Plan Approval and Technical Solution Division, said in a separate statement.KHI’s design is for an electronically controlled LPG injection marine diesel engine (ME-LGIP), the first order placed for an engine of this type in Japan.The system’s main features include cyclical system design that is compatible with propane and butane and circulates LPG in a pressurized state capable of usage at normal ambient temperature; establishing a highly safe control system by implementing risk assessment based on the IGC code and system configuration applicable to merchant ships other than LPG carriers.“LNG as fuel is attracting widespread attention as an environmentally friendly option, but LPG as fuel has advantages over LNG, including potentially reduced initial investment and simpler handling onboard,” Hideaki Naoi, General Manager at KHI, said.“As a result, we believe LPG as fuel will prove increasingly attractive to the market in the future,” he concluded.last_img read more

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Redknapp overwhelmed by Saka’s gift

first_img Loading… Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Truly Mysterious Things That Have Happened On Chinese SoilBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Product That Have Wild Origin Stories7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body Former Liverpool midfielder, Jamie Redknapp, has described Bukayo Saka as a “joy to watch” after he scored his first Premier League goal in Arsenal’s 2-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka celebrates scoring at Wolves Though Nuno Espirito Santo’s men were seen as tough opponents with top-four ambitions, the Gunners were in a confident mood having recorded three wins on the bounce in all competitions. Saka ensured the streak continued with his beautiful volley from a Kieran Tierney pass two minutes prior to the half-time break. Alexandre Lacazette then sealed the win his strike off the bench in the 86th minute to keep Arsenal’s slim top-four hopes alive. It caps off an exciting week for Saka who signed a contract extension at the Emirates Stadium until 2024. “To a certain extent today wasn’t what we usually associate with Arsenal, they were dogged, really good defensively and they’ve got that little bit of quality as well when Lacazette comes on,” Redknapp said on Sky Sports as per the Express. “I’m so pleased for that young man, Saka. He’s a joy to watch. He’s loving the Premier League. New contract. As he said, what a week for him. It’s a really good finish. “Aubameyang is heavily involved, he knows exactly where he is on the pitch, plays it out wide and you just see again at the back post, Saka drops his shoulder [to get into space]. “He has a swing at it, it’s not necessarily conventionally the best volley you’ll ever see but it’s a really good one, and it works for him.center_img “He guides it away from the keeper, it’s a nice strike. It’s just one of those but it’s good technique.” Former Arsenal defender Ashley Cole, also speaking on Sky Sports, said Saka feels very much at home now that he’s tied to the club for the foreseeable future. “Watching the interview, you know he [Saka] feels that Arsenal is his home,” Cole stated. “He’s a young kid. The group they’ve got around him, with extra young players, is making him feel very welcome and at home. “I think Arsenal fans are buzzing that he’s signed and he definitely looks one for the future, for sure.” Saka, who was clearly thrilled by the goal, asserted on the need to be humble as he keeps learning. The 18-year-old now has four goals and 10 assists in 35 competitive outings. “It has been such a great week, signing my contract and then getting my first Premier League goal. And it wasn’t a bad goal either so I’m very happy,” he told the BBC. read also:Saka’s first Premier League goal keeps Arsenal in Euro race “I have to stay humble and keep my feet on the ground to keep learning. It’s important for us to have experience and world-class players around to advise us. It was tough for us today but we gave our all and that is what got us over the line.” Saka will be hoping to impress again when Arsenal host Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

West Brom claim shock win at Man Utd

first_imgSaido Berahino’s low strike earned West Brom their first win over Manchester United at Old Trafford since 1978.Morgan Amalfitano’s composed chip over David De Gea put West Brom in front after the break before Wayne Rooney’s free-kick brought United level.Berahino then got his first Premier League goal, with Marouane Fellaini’s late effort ruled out for offside.The defeat for United ensured their worst start to a league campaign after six games since 1989-90.Less than a week on from their 4-1 hammering at the hands of Manchester City, United were desperate for three points and West Brom appeared to offer the perfect fixture, with the Baggies without a win over United since 1984 and none at Old Trafford since December 1978.But they were to be outdone by Steve Clarke’s side, who ensured United remain on seven points after six games, the same tally they had collected 24 years ago in the old Division One. The hosts created a few early chances despite a laboured start, with West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill making a comfortable save from a Rooney header. The Baggies should have taken the lead on the half-hour mark when Stephane Sessegnon headed wide after being found by midfielder Amalfitano, who is on loan from Marseille.United boss David Moyes will have been frustrated with his side’s hesitant approach in the final third and, when they did breach the West Brom defence, the hosts were wasteful as Rooney headed over from Nani’s cross.Berahino, who replaced the injured Scott Sinclair early in the first half, blasted over just before the break from close range with a number of red shirts on the line as Clarke’s side matched their more favoured hosts.The Baggies continued to push forward after the break and Sessegnon slid a cute ball to Berahino, but the England Under-21 international’s low shot was saved by De Gea with his feet. However, the opener came through the magic of Amalfitano, who ran through the United defence before he sent De Gea to ground with a clever faked shot then lifted the ball stylishly over the Spaniard. United were still struggling to create chances but got some fortune when Rooney’s free-kick found its way to the net after it was missed by all the red shirts in the area and caught Myhill out.The goals sparked the game into life, Jonas Olsson hitting the bar when he headed into the ground and the ball spun over De Gea, who then pulled off a superb finger-tip save to stop Amalfitano’s shot finding the top corner.However, De Gea could do nothing to stop Berahino from putting West Brom back into the lead as the striker’s low strike nestled into the bottom corner soon after.United pushed for an equaliser in the final stages but Fellaini was adjudged to be offside from Nani’s cross before fellow substitute Adnan Januzaj blasted wide.last_img read more