Closing Time! Seven Great Broadway Plays and Musicals to See Before They’re Gone

first_img Big Fish Best Reason to See It: The thrill of seeing two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz light up the stage as the hopelessly romantic dreamer Edward Bloom. Big Fish is a must for anyone who still believes that whimsical theater magic is the stuff dreams are made of. Closes Sunday, December 29. 700 Sundays Best Reason to See It: Not only is Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays good, clean, family entertainment, but the legendary comedian and actor proves exactly why he is one of the Hollywood greats. The show makes you want to call your parents and tell them you love them. Closes Sunday, January 5. Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark Best Reason to See It: “And you say rise above.” From its amazing visual effects and awesome costumes to its and rock opera score and high-flying performances, the epic retelling of one of the greatest superhero origin stories still soars. Spider-Man is an irresistible spectacle. Closes Saturday, January 4. Annie Best Reason to See It: There’s something magical about this Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning revival. Don’t wait until “tomorrow” to enjoy the rags-to-riches story and the timeless music, which is as fresh and fun as ever. Closes Sunday, January 5. Macbeth Best Reason to See It: Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff headline Jack O’Brien’s dark, sexy and chilling production, but Malcolm Gets, John Glover and Byron Jennings as devious, gender-bending witches make this bloodbath a real treat. Closes Sunday, January 12. First Date Best Reason to See It: First dates can be awkward, but Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner’s punchy score and Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez’s palpable chemistry make this musical First Date funny and identifiable for singles and couples of all kinds. Closes Sunday, January 5. Betrayal Best Reason to See It: The excitement of watching real-life married couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz play well-heeled and hard-drinking adulterers. Mike Nichols’ revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal is a perfect night for those who savor scandalous stagecraft. Closes Sunday, January 5. As the year comes to an end, it’s time to say good-bye to seven high-profile Broadway productions set to close in the next few weeks. Below, our quickie guide to what makes these plays and musicals must-sees. Choose one (or more) and get tickets now! View Commentslast_img read more

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KCNC introduces shimano compatible anodized crank bolts

first_imgKCNC loves to make your bike lighter and better looking.  If your Shimano two piece crankset was feeling a big ugly, they have the fix.  Pictured above are their new Shimano compatible anodized crank bolts.  This is a nice alloy bolt that will replace the low torque plastic one that comes standard.  They will run £4.50last_img

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Jennifer Simard to Join Company of Mean Girls; Kerry Butler Sets Final Performance Date

first_imgJennifer Simard(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) This casting is totally fetch! Tony nominee Jennifer Simard will make her way to the August Wilson Theatre on September 11, stepping into the Tony-nominated and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award-winning musical Mean Girls. Simard will take over the roles of Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George from Kerry Butler, who will play her final performance on September 9.Simard recently concluded a celebrated yearlong run as Ernestina in the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! She is a Tony nominee for Disaster! whose other Broadway credits include Sister Act, Shrek The Musical and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She was seen as Miss Hannigan in the 2018 summer production of Annie at the Muny.Simard joins a principal cast led by Erika Henningsen as Cady Heron, Taylor Louderman as Regina George, Ashley Park as Gretchen Wieners, Kate Rockwell as Karen Smith, Barrett Wilbert Weed as Janis Sarkisian, Grey Henson as Damian Hubbard, Kyle Selig as Aaron Samuels, Cheech Manohar as Kevin Gnapoor and Rick Younger as Mr. Duvall.With a book by Tina Fey, music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin, Mean Girls features direction and choreography by Casey Nicholaw and musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. The show began previews on March 12 and officially opened on April 8. Jennifer Simard Show Closed This production ended its run on March 11, 2020 Mean Girlscenter_img View Comments Related Shows Star Fileslast_img read more

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Former UVM ER doctor indicted for production of child pornography

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that a federal grand jury returned an indictment on June 18, 2020, which charged Eike Blohm, 38, of South Burlington, Vermont, with one count of production of child pornography.The indictment also includes notice that, in the event that Blohm is convicted of production of child pornography as charged in the indictment, the government intends to seek forfeiture of real and personal property owned by Blohm. Blohm made his initial appearance in federal court on May 22, 2020.At that hearing, U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Conroy ordered Blohm detained pending trial. The date on which Blohm will be arraigned on the indictment has not been set.According to court records and proceedings, an employee at the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVM MC) discovered a camera hidden in a unisex employee bathroom in the Emergency Department.Investigators with the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations (CUSI) recovered the camera and discovered approximately 1,300 videos on the camera. Approximately 900 videos depicted hospital employees in various states of undress in at least two bathrooms at UVM MC.Approximately 21 videos showed a minor child bathing nude at another location, and a number of those videos showed the minor’s genitalia. The child’s identity and the location where the child was filmed are known to law enforcement.In addition, investigators searched Blohm’s iPad pursuant to a search warrant. Investigators found approximately 132 images of child pornography that did not involve the known minor.U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan emphasized that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.If convicted, Blohm’s sentence will be determined by the advisory United States Sentencing Guidelines and the impact, if any, of any mandatory minimum prison terms applicable to any count of conviction.U.S. Attorney Nolan commended the efforts of the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations and Homeland Security Investigations.Barbara A. Masterson, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Vermont, and James E. Burke IV, Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, are handling the prosecution of Blohm. Lisa B. Shelkrot of Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP, represents Blohm.U.S. Attorney Nolan noted that this prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.Led by the U.S. Attorney’s Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims.For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc(link is external) .Source: US Attorney Burlington 6.18.2020last_img read more

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Asics gears up and takes the competition head on

first_img Related Despite a decline in sales for the year to March 2010, shares in Asics Corp have risen on the news that the company is forecasting a higher profit this year on expanding overseas sales. Asics shares saw a 14 month high on the Tokyo Stock Exchange having forecasted annual sales to rise to ¥231 billion (US$2.5 billion). Japan’s Asics gets more than half of its revenue from overseas.Reflecting on a challenging past, in a company statement, Asics said that in its year ended 31 March 2010, “the global economy recovered at a moderate pace but remained negative. The Japanese economy also staged a steady recovery, but severe conditions continued due to deterioration in the employment situation, weak personal consumption, and other issues.“In the sporting goods industry, rising health consciousness led to consumers’ greater interest in sports. However, the business condition remained challenging because of the severe impact of consumer reluctance toward making expenditures.”Asics Corp reported that sales slid 7.3% in its year ended 31 March 2010, to ¥224.4 billion (US$2.4 billion). Net income declined 36.4% versus a year ago to ¥8.3 billion (US$89.8 million).In other news: Asics America Corp, the North American unit of the Japanese sporting goods company has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against shoe maker Skechers USA Inc.The company filed the lawsuit in the US district court, Central District of California, and also accuses Skechers of unfair competition, trademark dilution and false advertising over certain Skechers shoes that Asics argues have stripes ‘confusingly similar’ to its own design.www.asics.comlast_img read more

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Marsicano Award nominations sought

first_img Marsicano Award nominations sought The City, County and Local Government Law Section is now accepting nominations for its Ralph A. Marsicano Award.The award is given to a lawyer who has made a significant contribution to the practice of local government law. The award honors Marsicano who served Tampa for more than 30 years as an assistant, and often acting, city attorney. He was often considered the “Dean of U.S. City Attorneys.”Nominations must be submitted in writing to Ricky Libbert, program administrator, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, and be accompanied by a summary of the nominee’s activities and accomplishments which qualify the individual for receipt of the award. Copies may also be sent to H. Hamilton Rice, Jr., Chair of the Ralph A. Marsicano Award Committee, Lewis, Longman & Walker, 1001 3rd Avenue West, Suite 670, Bradenton 34205.The deadline for receipt of nominations is Thursday, April 1.The award will be presented at the City, County and Local Government Law Section’s 33rd Annual Local Government Law Seminar, May 7 at the Don CeSar Beach Resort, St. Petersburg Beach. February 15, 2010 Regular News Marsicano Award nominations soughtlast_img read more

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October 15, 2016 Letters

first_img LettersGender What the argument that everybody is equal really means is that everybody should be treated equally. It is the role of our government to make laws and enforce them so that this goal is accomplished. This is why the history of our nation is a constant struggle for the passing and enforcing of laws based on reason and fairness to stop the discrimination of persons based on their gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, and incapacity. We know the value of a person should not be judged by that person having any one or many of these characteristics, but by much more. That is why lumping together one or more people into one group, based on any of these characteristics without more, and then begin making assumptions about them, is ipso facto discriminatory. With regard to age, mental and physical incapacity, the point, like with anything else, is to be reasonable. Nobody is asking employers to hire someone when independent neutral tests show he/she can’t perform an essential function to the position. I believe most are in favor of laws that facilitate the movement of people with certain disabilities, like ramps for wheelchairs and trained dogs for the blind. These laws aim to put these important members of society in a more level playing field with the rest of us. Pursuing these laws should not be overly costly and should be partly or wholly subsidized by the state. In regards to how people with disabilities like Down Syndrome contribute to society, these are case-by-case intangible contributions that are hard to quantify. For example, it is hard to quantify the positive effects a person with Down Syndrome can have on the rest of his/her family. Even if the opposite is the case and say, for example, due to the person being born with Down Syndrome the parents separated and abandoned him/her, shouldn’t it be the role of the state, as the representative of the people, to be compassionate and take care of the person? I believe the answer is yes. This is another intangible positive effect that is hard to quantify, but we should pursue in order to be a more fair and just society. We can take the very practical and cold approach of just discarding those we don’t see fit to contribute to society and be like Nazi Germany. We could save resources, and maybe be more efficient in a crude type of way, but is that the type of society we want to be? I don’t think so. But you know what is more easily quantifiable, more general, can and does have a real negative effect on society? The involvement of special interests in the passing of laws affecting us. We should demand our government to engage the best economists to quantify this effect in our society and do something about it. With regard to name-calling, what I think the August 15 letter writers are saying in a nutshell is just that there is no constitutional right to insult. The First Amendment gives you the right to express your opinion peacefully. This is why even black police officers protect the KKK’s right to give their opinion no matter how misguided. If you insult somebody, chances are you are going to get insulted back or maybe a beating. If I was a police officer and I see that you got a beating for insulting somebody, I will try to charge you with disturbing the peace and will have to charge the other person with assault and battery. So, yes, in the workplace, the courts, and public offices, I don’t see any problem with having regulations requiring people to act civilly toward another, and I don’t see how this is against the First Amendment. Also, let’s address the N-word. A white person can say he/she has been called mean names, but I think everybody can understand that some words have more negative connotations than others, and historically the N-word is one of them. I agree that blacks should not give bigots and racists the power to elicit a physical aggression from them by simply saying the N-word, but I also understand those who do act, because I’m aware of the hurtful history behind that word. Carlos C. Cardenas Doral Civil Law Notaries In reading the October 1 News, regarding the article “Many lawyers are still holding themselves out as civil law notaries,” it seems to me that there is a simple solution. Specifically, since only 5.5 percent percent of those attorneys listed could legitimately be holding out as “civil law notaries,” why doesn’t The Florida Bar simply delete everyone’s civil law notary listing on its website, thereby (in essence) requiring the 127 true civil law notaries/lawyers to simply re-list (perhaps even with sufficient evidence of said designation)? That way, the vast majority will be saved from the subject misrepresentation issue and possible resulting disciplinary action. James R. Brewster Tallahassee October 15, 2016 Letters October 15, 2016 Letterslast_img read more

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Praxair achieves 18% annual hike in DEPS

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Linde calls for greater stability in US helium market

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Scaling up ethanol-based plastics production

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