Odds & Ends: Newsies Still Aims to Deliver in London & More

first_img Newsies Still Aims to Deliver in London Newsies, which had been expected to bow in the West End in spring 2014, remains London-bound. Harvey Fierstein, who penned the tuner’s book, told the Daily Mail that they were waiting for the right theater to become available and “hopefully it will in the next couple of years.” The Broadway mainstay also revealed that his play Casa Valentina would run at a London fringe venue this fall, joining his Kinky Boots, which will officially open at the West End’s Adelphi Theatre on September 15. Norbert Leo Butz Thinks Katie Holmes is ‘Fierce’ News that puts the “odds” into “ends” today comes courtesy of two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz, who has decided that his former Dead Accounts co-star Katie Holmes should date someone outside of the stage and screen world. “You know, what I hope Katie ends up with is the guy that is totally out of the business who is, I don’t know, some phenomenal house painter or something out in the ‘burbs [and] who is also an artist,” Butz told Us Weekly. He went on to say that Holmes’ amour should also be able to “scoop her up and do a tango with her ’cause she’s a fierce dancer.” So there we go. Butz’s new Netflix series Bloodline will premiere on March 20. View Comments Watch a Sneak Peek of Tony Shalhoub in Nurse Jackie We have our first look at Tony Shalhoub in Nurse Jackie! As previously reported, the Tony nominee has joined the cast for the Showtime series’ seventh and final season. Check out Shalhoub as Dr. Bernard Prince, a new ER doctor and friend of Jackie (played by fellow Broadway vet Edie Falco) below. Easter Bonnet Competition Sets the Date The 29th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will be held on April 20 at the Minskoff Theatre. The two-day Great White Way spectacular celebrates six weeks of intensive fundraising efforts by dozens of Broadway, off‐Broadway and national touring productions. Performers from participating shows sing, dance and wear elaborate Easter bonnets made especially for the event. Hosts, judges and special guests will be announced later.center_img Janie Dee to Headline Mrs Henderson Presents This new tuner has West End transfer written all over it. Two-time Olivier winner Janie Dee will lead the previously reported stage adaptation of cult film Mrs Henderson Presents at the U.K.’s Theatre Royal Bath. Directed by Tony winner Terry Johnson, with lyrics by Tony winner Don Black and music by George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain, the musical will play August 14 through September 5, with opening night set for August 6. Other stars set for the Theatre Royal’s summer season include Anita Dobson in She Stoops to Conquer and Stephanie Cole in Talking Heads. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.last_img read more

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Could Miley Cyrus Have Put on the Wig & Makeup as Hedwig?

first_img Hedwig and the Angry Inch View Comments Related Shows Miley Cyrus signed off her gig as VMA host on August 30 with a surprise performance of “Dooo It!,” accompanied by an impressive group of drag queens, trans performers and activists. But as it turns out, the pop superstar, who has been extremely vocal about subverting gender stereotypes in the past, could have explored the territory even further on Broadway—as genderqueer internationally ignored song stylist Hedwig.According to Out.com, Cyrus was in talks to play the iconic transgender rock-star in Hedwig and the Angry Inch as a replacement in the Tony-winning revival. But that wrecking ball won’t swing all the way over to the Belasco Theatre after all, as the production is set to close on September 13 with current headliner Taye Diggs.Cyrus wouldn’t have been the first actress to attempt the role: The Breakfast Club’s Ally Sheedy stepped in as a replacement in the original off-Broadway production at the Jane Street Theater, but abruptly ended her run after a few weeks.Before dismissing the casting-that-never-was as a stunt, consider Cyrus’ stance on gender fluidity. “I’ve never thought, ‘I’m a girl, and so I can’t do this or I can do this,’” she said previously on Good Morning America. “I feel completely like I’m not tied to a gender or to an age. I feel like an infinite cosmic thing.” While she may not have the Broadway experience, she has a particular insight on the material.A production spokesperson for Hedwig and the Angry Inch had no comment. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015last_img read more

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Quick DIY Halloween costumes

first_img 87SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Derek San Filippo Derek is a freelance writer who spends his off time either working with his rescue animals or writing children’s books. He lives in San Diego with his beautiful wife … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details Halloween is right around the corner and there’s no better time to plan your costume than now. With so many choices out there and a Spirit store every 50 feet, it’s hard to land on that perfect costume. Who has time, anyway? You have a life. Unfortunately, time will eventually run out. That sounds grim… but don’t worry about that. If you’re struggling to find a costume idea that is quick and won’t break the bank, read on and see if any of the following ideas seem like fun. If not for you then maybe your dog. (You’ll get it if you keep reading.)Error 404 Costume Not FoundThis is both easy and funny. No doubt you’ve come across the dreaded 404 error. This happens when you try to access a webpage that simply doesn’t exist. For the costume, all you need is a white t-shirt, some printing paper, and black Krylon paint. The shirt will cost $10, the printing paper is $3.75 at Walmart, and the Krylon paint will run about $5. Now, print out in large letters “Error 404 Costume Not Found.” Cut the font out and make a stencil. When the stencil is made, place it on the shirt and spray the paint on. For less than $20 you’ve got a fun costume.Brawny Man Halloween CostumeYou’ve seen that handsome looking lumberjack on the front of the Brawny paper towel packages. Assuming you already have the rest of the outfit (jeans, belt, boots), all you need to buy is a red flannel shirt. Walmart has them for $9.72. You can either shave or let your facial hair grow. Packaging has shown both looks. And, voila! A fun and practical costume.Instagram CostumeThis one is for all you social media butterflies out there. Pull up Instagram and take a screenshot of your phone. For iPhone’s, you hold down the power button on the right and press the Home button. For a Galaxy, it’s the power button and volume down button. Once you have that, print the screenshots in sections. You do this so it’ll fit the cardboard you’ll be gluing it to. Once that’s done, cut out the part where your face would be. The cardboard will cost $10.99 for a pack of 5 from Office Depot. We won’t worry about the paper since you already bought some for your Error 404 costume.Beanie Baby StuffyAlright! This has nothing to do with you. It’s just cute. Take some cardboard leftover from your Instagram costume and cut it into a heart shape, roughly the size of your dog or cat’s head. Take some red Krylon spray paint and paint the heart. Take a white marker and inscribe the famous “ty” on the heart an attach it to your animal’s collar.Take your pick on any one of these and have some fun this year.last_img read more

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Avian flu task force formed, disease returns to Indonesia

first_imgOct 9, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Southeast Asian nations have agreed to band together to coordinate response to the deadly avian influenza outbreak that has caused 31 human deaths and widespread poultry losses.Agriculture ministers from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) concluded a 2-day meeting with a statement Friday that said the H5N1 avian flu is threatening “global public health, poultry production, trade and economic development,” according to a Reuters news service story. They plan to create a task force focused on the disease.ASEAN’s member countries are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Two of those countries have made independent announcements about bird flu this week.Avian influenza has returned to Indonesia, where hundreds of chickens were killed last week, according to Thursday’s Jakarta Post. But an Indonesian official announced that the flu strain responsible for poultry deaths there couldn’t be spread to humans, according to news reports.Agriculture Minister Tri Satya Putri Naipospos, director of animal health, said on Wednesday that tests conducted in Hong Kong found that the H5N1 flu strain in Indonesia differed from the flu that has killed people in Thailand and Vietnam this year. It was of a genotype that does not infect humans, Naipospos was reported as saying.The World Health Organization (WHO) countered the claim.”We know of no studies that would support that kind of contention,” WHO spokesman Dick Thompson told Reuters. “A closer reading of the study would indicate that H5N1 can infect humans no matter which strain we are talking about.”A WHO expert told Agence France-Presse the situation was a case of misinterpretation. That news agency quoted the WHO’s Steven Bjorge as saying that Indonesia’s virus differs somewhat from the virus in Vietnam and Thailand, but it is still part of the same Z genotype that has caused deaths in the latter countries.Also on Wednesday, Vietnam announced it had contained its latest avian flu outbreak, according Agence France-Presse.”Basically, Vietnam has successfully controlled bird flu. Over the past 20 days, no new cases of bird flu have been reported in Vietnam,” Bui Quang Anh, a spokesman for the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, told Agence France-Presse.Anh also told the agency that the Vietnamese government was not covering up avian influenza despite its refusal to release test results conducted on a 14-month-old boy who died Sep 5. Avian influenza was suspected in his death, the story said.last_img read more

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Developers forum: The voice of London

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NegOcc festivalgoers told to be ‘respectful’

first_img“Let this be a warning to othervisitors to respect the community where you are celebrating fiestas,” saidLacson, who was the guest of honor during the northern Negros city’s festivalhighlights on Jan. 25. BACOLOD City – Gov. Eugenio JoseLacson of Negros Occidental reminded festivalgoers in the province to berespectful when attending religious-based cultural festivities. Meanwhile, Mayor Salvador EscalanteJr. said Cadiz City observes tolerance and diversity, but this should not gobeyond the bounds of good taste, decency and accepted norms of publicconduct.  On Monday, the two individualsinvolved in the “scandalous acts” met with Escalante in the presence of citypolice chief Lieutenant Colonel Robert Mansueto. He added visitors must show respect tothe festival’s patron saint. “I call on the City Council to revisitour ordinance covering such indecent acts and further study what can be done tosafeguard the interest of Dinagsa Festival as both a cultural and religiousevent,” Escalante said.(With a reportfrom PNA/PN)center_img Lacson issued the call on Tuesdayafter some revelers flashed obscene messages and performed “lewd acts” in thejust-concluded Dinagsa Festival of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental – photos ofwhich were posted on social media. Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. of Cadiz City, Negros Occidental (right) and city police chief Lieutenant Colonel Robert Mansueto (2nd from right) face the two individuals involved in the “scandalous acts” during the just-concluded Dinagsa Festival, at the mayor’s office on Jan. 27. CADIZ CITY POLICE STATION They submitted their letter of publicapology to the mayor and paid a fine for violation of a city ordinance.  “We would like to remind the publicthat display of obscene messages on placards, lewd acts, and the likes arecertainly unacceptable and have corresponding punitive measures,” Escalanteadded. last_img read more

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Twisters, Trojans, & Tigers Win Soccer Regional Crowns

first_imgCongratulations to our three area Soccer Teams on winning Regional Titles on Saturday (10-18).Girls 1A Regional Finals @ Heritage Hills.Lawrenceburg  3     Heritage Hills  2The Lady Tigers will be taking on The Triton Central Lady Tigers in The Semi-States at Evansville Mater Dei on Saturday (10-25).Girls Class 2A Regional Finals @ East Central.East Central  1     New Castle  0The Lady Trojans will be squaring off against The Castle Lady Knights in The Semi-States at Evansville Harrison on Saturday (10-25).Boys Class 1A Regional Finals @ Knightstown.Oldenburg Academy  4     Centerville  2The Twisters will be battling The Providence Pioneers in The Semi-States at Floyd Central on Saturday (10-25).The best of luck to all of our area Soccer Teams at The Semi-States!Courtesy of the IHSAA.last_img read more

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Pardew ready for further signings

first_imgNewcastle boss Alan Pardew is keeping his fingers crossed that a fifth summer signing will arrive on Tyneside within the next 24 hours. He could make his competitive debut for the club in the Premier League opener against Manchester City next month, and he will do so hoping to follow in the footsteps of the likes of David Ginola and Laurent Robert. Cabella told nufcTV: “Yes, that’s something I am here for. I am looking to improve all the time and hopefully become one of the best. I just love improving. “I love to play. Big matches or little matches, I am always there. It makes me want to play more, the fact that this match is such a big one at the start, and I am looking forward to just getting involved in the season. “My first match at Newcastle is something I have been really looking forward to.” Cabella freely admits he modelled himself on Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo as a youngster, but insists he has become his own man as he has matured in the game. He said: “I loved to learn how to dribble like him [Ronaldo] and do the tricks, but now I am on the professional stage, I have my own way. “I am looking to improve all the time and Newcastle is a well-known, very good club. I just love to improve and that’s what I’m here to do.” Press Association Holland full-back Daryl Janmaat’s agent has claimed the 24-year-old is due in the north-east on Tuesday after significant progress in talks between the Magpies and his current club Feyenoord. Sources on Tyneside were giving little away on Monday, but there is growing optimism that Janmaat could become the club’s latest new recruit. Should Newcastle manage to complete the deal, that would open the door for Mathieu Debuchy’s move to Arsenal, with the Gunners confident they have got their man but unable to complete the formalities until their Barclays Premier League rivals have a replacement on board. A successful swoop for Janmaat, who has just returned from World Cup finals duty in Brazil, would represent another breakthrough for Pardew, who added France midfielder Remy Cabella to his squad on Sunday night. Press Association Sport understands the Magpies agreed a deal for the former Montpellier man for a little over £7million, which was all paid up front with no add-ons, once again justifying their concentration on the European, rather than domestic, market. As well as Cabella, Siem de Jong, Jack Colback and Ayoze Perez have arrived at St James’ Park this summer and if Janmaat is added to their number, he is unlikely to be the last signing. Pardew is yet to address the glaring lack of bodies in the striking department with Loic Remy and Luuk de Jong having left the club after loan spells and Shola Ameobi departing as a free agent. The club is targeting specialist frontmen despite the manager’s assertion that both Cabella and De Jong can play in advanced roles, and Newcastle have been linked with Remy and fellow old boy Demba Ba among others with their respective futures as yet unresolved. Meanwhile, Cabella, who interrupted his holiday to sign for the Magpies, headed back to the beach already planning to establish himself among Newcastle’s greatest French imports. The 24-year-old, who will not join up with his team-mates until the end of the month and will therefore not travel to New Zealand with them next weekend, has signed a six-year deal to become the latest recruit from his country to ply his trade at St James’ Park. last_img read more

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Trojans picked to finish first in Pac-12 South

first_imgHigh expectations have returned to Los Angeles.Despite finishing just 8-5 a season ago, good for third place in the Pac-10, USC was picked to win the South division in the conference’s annual preseason media poll. Tallying 230 points, the Trojans edged Arizona State, which narrowly finished second with 207 points.“With so much stuff this offseason going on with USC and around us, we can get back to the field,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said at Pac-12 Media Day on Tuesday. “Hopefully we have no distractions and just get back on the field and coach and play, which is why we came here.”Because of NCAA sanctions stemming from the ineligibility of former Heisman Trophy winning tailback Reggie Bush during the 2004 and 2005 seasons, should USC in fact finish first in the South division, it would be ineligible to participate in the inaugural Pac-12 championship game, as it currently serves the second year of a two-year postseason ban.Arizona State, as a result, would be the division’s representative, even if it were to finish second to USC.“I don’t care,” Arizona State coach Dennis Erickson said when asked about such a scenario. “A lot of things in life you take anyway you can get it.”Despite postseason ineligibility, Kiffin, who is entering his second season as the Trojans’ head coach, remained optimistic about the state of the program, downplaying the importance of participating in a December or January bowl game.“There is a lot of build up before the season about no Bowl games,” Kiffin said. “But once you get going, you’re in practices and you’re walking down that Coliseum and getting ready to play, I really don’t think [players] think much about that.”Junior quarterback Matt Barkley, who was in attendance alongside Kiffin, expressed similar sentiments.“We’re not thinking about the negative aspects of the season,” Barkley said. “When it comes, we’ll deal with it. But as of now, Minnesota is on the game plan. That’s our schedule. One game at a time, one week at a time, and that’s what we’re doing.”USC, which faces the Golden Gophers at home Sept. 3, returns 12 starters from a year ago, five on offense and seven on defense, including Barkley, preseason All-American junior safety T.J. McDonald and Biletnikoff Award candidate Robert Woods.“We know more about our roster,” Kiffin said. “Going into the second season this fall is going to really help us, as we figure out where to put these new guys and put everybody into place.”USC opens fall camp Aug. 4.last_img read more

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Women’s soccer falls to No. 1 Stanford at home

first_imgRedshirt senior striker Alex Anthony gets by a Stanford defender. USC lost 3-1 on Sunday in its penultimate regular-season game. Photo by Alex Zhang | Daily TrojanThe fifth-ranked women’s soccer team hosted No. 1 Stanford on Sunday at McAlister Field, falling 3-1 after beating the Cardinal 3-0 in the same fixture last season.The match was set to be a thriller on USC’s Senior Night, with two undefeated Pac-12 teams battling late into the season. Stanford entered the game with a 9-0-0 conference record compared to the Trojans’ 8-0-1 mark.But Stanford quieted the crowd in the 15th minute, drawing first blood. Cardinal midfielder Jaye Boissiere landed a cross from the top corner of the 18-yard box onto the head of Kiki Pickett. Just outside the 18-yard box, Pickett redirected the ball toward the bottom-right corner of the Trojan goal — just out of the reach of redshirt freshman goalkeeper Kaylie Collins — to grant the Cardinal an early 1-0 lead.USC quickly responded just two minutes later. With her back to the net, redshirt junior midfielder Sydney Myers received a pass from sophomore defender Julia Bigham. Myers found the equalizer with a quick turn inside the penalty box and a low shot rifled through traffic to the near post. The goal marked Myers’ second of the season — her first came a month ago in a 4-0 win over Oregon State.In the 26th minute, going toe-to-toe with freshman forward Tara McKeown, Cardinal junior midfielder Michelle Xiao beat McKeown on the outside and delivered an arcing ball just underneath the Trojans’ crossbar to once again take the lead. The remainder of the first half was scoreless thanks to a fantastic flying save from Collins on a header from freshman forward Civanna Kuhlmann. With some words of wisdom from head coach Keidane McAlpine, USC was able to regroup and come out flying in the second half. McAlpine said the main focus of his team talk was being aggressive.“We wanted to apply more pressure to their backline, and that was probably the biggest change in the second half,” McAlpine said. “It created enough chances. We just didn’t take them.”The aggressive mentality and playstyle produced several scoring opportunities for the Women of Troy — none of which were converted into goals. But the Trojan backline played lockdown defense throughout the second half and were able to keep their team in the game. Collins faced 18 shots in the match — her highest tally this season — and saved seven. But after making comebacks a habit throughout this fall, the Women of Troy did not respond on Sunday, and Stanford netted its second unanswered goal.Despite the strong defensive performance, the Cardinal sealed the game in the 63rd minute with its third goal on the day, when Catarina Macario sent a bending free kick into the top-right corner beyond a sprawling Collins. Sunday marked the first game since Aug. 19, 2016 — last year’s season-opener against Santa Clara — that USC has conceded 3 goals in one game. The loss to the Cardinal was the Trojans’ first against a Pac-12 team in 2017, and their conference record fell to 8-1-1. The Women of Troy will now prepare for their final game of the regular season on Friday, when they face off against crosstown rival No. 2 UCLA. “We have to play a full 90-minute game,” redshirt junior Sydney Myers said. “We have to match the aggression and give our 100-percent effort the whole game. I think we are going to be just as good as we were last year.”The Trojans fell 1-0 to the Bruins at the StubHub Center last season, and they look to avoid a repeat this Friday in Westwood against a dominant UCLA team.last_img read more

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