The Lightning Thief Musical to Receive Cast Album

first_img View Comments The stage adaptation of Rick Riordan’s young adult fantasy novel, featuring a book by Joe Tracz and direction by Stephen Brackett, began performances at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on March 23. The show opened on April 4. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through May 6.  Carrie Compere costars alongside a cast also including George Salazar, Sarah Beth Pfeifer, Jonathan Raviv, Kristin Stokes and James Hayden Rodriguez.Riordan’s bestselling novel The Lightning Thief follows Percy Jackson (McCarrell) on a fantastical journey across the United States in search of Zeus’ lightning bolt. The story has been adapted into a film series with Chris Columbus at the helm and Logan Lerman playing the role of Jackson. Chris McCarrell Kristin Stokes Star Files Rob Rokicki’s rock score for the off-Broadway musical The Lightning Thief, starring Les Miz fresh face Chris McCarrell, will receive an original cast recording on the Broadway Records label. The album will be released on June 30. Chris McCarrell in ‘The Lightning Thief'(Photo: Jeremy Daniel)last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Rebecca Naomi Jones to Join Cynthia Erivo in Genius: Aretha & More

first_img Rebecca Naomi Jones Krysta Rodriguez View Comments Tom Hewitt Nick Adams Lesli Margherita Angela Lansbury Rebecca Naomi Jones(Photo: Emilio Madrid for View All (8) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Rebecca Naomi Jones to Join Cynthia Erivo in Genius: ArethaMore Broadway stars have signed on to appear in National Geographic’s upcoming Genius: Aretha. The previously announced third season of the Genius series, being billed as an authorized account of Franklin’s life and music, will star Tony winner Cynthia Erivo as the Queen of Soul. New to the cast is Rebecca Naomi Jones (Oklahoma!) as her sister Carolyn, Patrice Covington (The Color Purple) as her sister Erma and Kimberly Hébert Gregory (The Lion King) as Ruth Bowen, with Malcolm Barrett (Timeless) as Ted White and Sanai Victoria (Black-ish) as Little Re, according to Deadline. Pulitzer-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog) will serve as the series’ showrunner.The Skivvies Adds Second Rocky Horror Halloween ShowtimeThe Skivvies are stripping down for an additional dose of Rocky Horror this Halloween. Headliners Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley have announced an 11:30pm showing of their annual Rocky Horror tribute, in addition to the sold-out 9:30pm performance on October 31 at Joe’s Pub. In addition to Molina and Cearley, the cast will include Tom Hewitt, Krysta Rodriguez, Larry Owens, Eden Espinosa, Natalie Joy Johnson, Nick Adams, Gabrielle McClinton, Marissa Rosen, Lesli Margherita, Nathan Lee Graham and Amy Hillner. This Skivvies show will put a twist on the iconic tunes of Rocky Horror—so get out and toast Halloween with this incredible company of stars!John Cameron Mitchell & Ann Harada Set for One-Night Reading of Bad SeedA star-packed cast will come together next month to perform Maxwell Anderson’s Bad Seed as a benefit for the play and musical development program of off-Broadway’s The New Group. Cynthia Nixon will direct the reading, slated to take place at the Daryl Roth Theatre on November 4 at 7:00pm. Heading the cast will be John Cameron Mitchell as Rhoda Penmark, Ann Harada as Mrs. Monica Breedlove, Crystal Lucas-Perry as Mrs. Daigle, Taylor Schilling as Christine Penmark, Wallace Shawn as Reginald Tasker and Frederick Weller as Leroy. Additional casting will be announced soon.P.S. Broadway Cares has re-released the Angela Lansbury Mame holiday ornament! Get yours here. Frederick Weller Star Files Cynthia Nixonlast_img read more

See the Company of The Lion King Celebrate 22 Blockbuster Years on Broadway

first_imgThe Lion King stars Nteliseng Nkhela, Bradley Gibson, Adrienne Walker & Michael Henry(Photos: Shay Frey) Bow down! The Lion King, Broadway’s third longest-running musical, celebrates 22 years on the boards on November 13. The Disney juggernaut opened in 1997. Stars Nteliseng Nkhela, Bradley Gibson, Adrienne Walker, Michael Henry and the rest of the company posed for photos shots at the Minskoff Theatre on November 12 and enjoyed a celebratory cake. Take a look at the pics from the milestone, and experience The Lion King for yourself! Bradley Gibson Star Files View Comments Congrats to the fabulous company at The Lion King! Many of those pictured include members of the cast, crew and orchestra that have been with The Lion King for all 22 years! (Back row from L to R) David Weiss, Avril Brown, George Flynn, Nteliseng Nkhela, Bradley Gibson, Karl Jurman, Adrienne Walker, Michael Henry, Cynthia Boardman, Doug Graf, Elizabeth Cohen, Angela Skinner and Sean Strohmeyer (Front Row from L to R) Joseph P. Lynch, Valerie Naranjo, Lindiwe Dlamini, Rolando Morales-Matos and Michael Trotto center_img from $75.00 The Lion King Adrienne Walker Related Showslast_img read more

Bernadette Peters, Tom Viola & More Set for This Week’s Stars in the House

first_img Some starry stage favorites are set for this week’s episodes of Stars in the House, a daily online series from SiriusXM On Broadway personality Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley. The series goes live daily at 2PM and 8PM ET on The Actors Fund’s YouTube channel. A schedule of this week’s appearances can be found below.Wednesday, July 88PM ET: Bernadette Peters and Tom Viola.Thursday, July 98PM ET: Rosie Perez.Saturday, July 118PM ET: Guest host Andréa Burns and friends.Sunday, July 122PM ET: Plays In The House Teen Edition presents Winter Break by Joe Calarco. Benefitting Red Eagle Soaring.Stars in the House features live performances (from home) to promote support of The Actors Fund’s services for those most vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19. During each episode, guests sing a mix of their favorite songs paired with an interview. Bernadette Peters Star Files Andréa Burnscenter_img Bernadette Peters(Photo: Emilio Madrid for View Commentslast_img read more

UVM Medical Center nurse contract talks continue

first_imgThe University of Vermont Medical Center,Vermont Business Magazine The UVM Medical Center and Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals resumed contract negotiations Monday with an additional federal mediator. The two sides are also meeting Tuesday. The nurses went on a two-day strike July 12 and 13 and have been working without a contract since July 9. The union represents 1,800 nurses at the Burlington hospital.The hospital issued the following statement Monday evening: “Throughout negotiations, we have worked in good faith to reach an agreement that addresses the legitimate concerns raised by the nurses,” said Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN, president and chief operating officer of the UVM Medical Center. “We have heard what the nurses have told us and over the course of 25 bargaining sessions have made significant proposals to address their concerns. We are hopeful we can find a resolution soon that balances higher wages for nurses with our commitment to provide affordable, high quality care to members of our community.”The UVM Medical Center and representatives of the union returned to the table Tuesday morning.RELATED STORIES:UVMMC nurses go on strike in historic actionNurses union divests from New England Federal Credit UnionAbout the University of Vermont Medical CenterThe University of Vermont Medical Center (link is external) is a 447-bed tertiary care regional referral center providing advanced care to approximately 1 million residents in Vermont and northern New York.  Together with our partners at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, we are Vermont’s academic medical center. The University of Vermont Medical Center also serves as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. The University of Vermont Medical Center is a member of The University of Vermont Health Network(link is external), an integrated system established to deliver high quality academic medicine to every community we serve.For more information visit is external) or visit our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at is external).last_img read more

Man charged with 1st degree murder in shooting of teen who was found dead in Prairie Village

first_imgJohnson County District Attorney Steve Howe this afternoon announced his office was charging Jesse M. Monreal, 35, of first degree murder and attempted robbery stemming from the shooting that left an 18-year-old dead in Prairie Village earlier this month.Monreal had been arrested, according to information released by the DA’s office, but he is not currently listed as an inmate in Johnson County Jail.A jogger running down Somerset Drive noticed a body laying in the grass near Highlawn Montessori School around 6:15 a.m. on May 5 and called police to check on the person’s welfare. Officers arrived to find Kiven M. Maquial, a Mission resident and former Shawnee Mission School District student, dead.Monreal is being held on $1 million bond. His first appearance in Johnson County District Court is pending.Police from Prairie Village, Leawood, Lenexa and Olathe collaborated with the Johnson County Crime Lab on the investigation.last_img read more

See half a world and you can’t reason about the past

first_imgNew Scientist:DRAW a line across a page, then write on it what you had for dinner yesterday and what you plan to eat tomorrow. If you are a native English speaker, or hail from pretty much any European country, you no doubt wrote last night’s meal to the left of tomorrow night’s. That’s because we construct mental timelines to represent and reason about time, and most people in the West think of the past as on the left, and the future as on the right.Arnaud Saj at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and his colleagues wondered whether the ability to conjure up a mental timeline is a necessary part of reasoning about events in time.To investigate, they recruited seven Europeans with what’s called left hemispatial neglect. That means they have damage to parts of the right side of their brain, limiting their ability to detect, identify and interact with objects in the left-hand side of space. They may eat from only the right side of a plate, shave just the right side of their face, and ignore numbers on the left side of a clock.…People with hemispatial neglect could remember just as many items as the other two groups of volunteers. However, of these items, significantly fewer were from David’s past than his future. They were also more likely to make mistakes about items when they were from the past. In other words, people with hemispatial neglect have trouble imagining the left side of their timeline, and consequently assign past events to the future (Psychological Science, these results suggest that concepts of time and space share neural underpinnings in the brain, and that the ability to represent space in the mind’s eye is vital to our ability to remember and reason about events that occur along that timeline.It would be interesting to see whether people with neglect of the right space have trouble with events that are supposed to happen in the future, says Saj, but these kinds of symptoms are rare since the brain areas that represent space are predominantly in the right hemisphere.“This adds nicely to the growing body of research on spatial representations of time,” says Rafael Nunez, who studies embodiment of time at the University of California in San Diego.Read the whole story: New Scientistlast_img read more

Global COVID-19 deaths top 200,000

first_imgThe global COVID-19 death toll passed 200,000 today, with brisk activity continuing in US hot spots and growing in others. In Brazil, hospitals in several major cities are nearing collapse after surges of sick patients.Today the global case total climbed to 2,887,894 in 185 nations, with fatalities reaching 202,368, according to the Johns Hopkins online dashboard. The US total is at 933,933, with 53,449 deaths.White House mulls scaling back briefingsIn the wake of the fallout over President Trump’s recent comments about the potential use of disinfectants and light as medical treatment for COVID-19, the White House is considering scaling back on White House daily briefings, NBC News reported today.According to other media sources, yesterday’s briefing was short, and Trump didn’t field any questions from the press. Medical members of the coronavirus task force such as Deborah Birx, MD, and Tony Fauci, MD, did not attend, and no briefings are scheduled for this weekend.The president’s aides and advisors are worried that the long briefings, which have numbered nearly 50 over the past 2 months, are politically damaging.Meanwhile, in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo today said about 1,100 people were hospitalized yesterday, which is more than officials want to see, but less than the state has seen in the past 21 days. He also said the state would expand COVID-19 testing criteria to frontline health workers, emergency responders, and essential workers.”They are our heroes who are risking their health to get us through this crisis. They deserve priority for testing,” he said on Twitter.Cuomo also announced antibody testing for healthcare workers has begun at four hospital sites and signed an executive order allowing pharmacists to test for COVID-19.Massachusetts cases surgeIn Massachusetts, the third-worst-hit state, Governor Charlie Baker said the state is experiencing a case surge, though hospitals are prepared, CNN reported. He said 55% of the state’s hospital beds are still available. Baker said the state is waiting to see if hospitalizations and other indicators drop before deciding to scale back stay-at-home orders, which are slated to end on May 4.Elsewhere, COVID-19 cases are growing in more recently affected areas such as the Midwest and South, according to a study from the Dartmouth Atlas Project published on Apr 23 in Health Affairs. Based on county-level data, the group said cities where outbreak levels are rising fastest include Grand Forks, North Dakota; Sioux City, Iowa; Waterloo, Iowa; Columbus, Ohio; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Amarillo, Texas; Lincoln, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; Wichita, Kansas; and Chattanooga, Tennessee. They also noted that some of the areas in which cases are accelerating, such as some Texas cities, are in states where governors are easing back on distancing orders.In other US developments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added six more symptoms to its COVID-19 list, according to an update on its website, CBS News reported. Originally, the CDC said fever, cough, and shortness of breath were the main symptoms. Now it has added chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and recent loss of taste or smell.Brazil testing lag leads to undercountBrazil is testing people for COVID-19 at a vastly lower level than the rest of the world, and its global total is likely a big underestimate, the Wall Street Journal reported today. The country is testing 12 times less than Iran and 32 times less than the United States, and groups not getting tested include healthcare workers and people who die at home.Cemetery workers attest to a surge of deaths in people with respiratory conditions, and researchers at some Brazilian universities estimate that cases could be 8 to 16 times higher than official numbers suggest. Some experts say the artificially low numbers are fueling the president’s view that the outbreak isn’t bad and is no worse than seasonal flu.According to the Associated Press, health officials in Rio de Janeiro and four other big cities say their hospitals are near the verge of collapse or are too overwhelmed to take any more cases. An estimate from a group at the University of Sao Paulo said Brazil could already have 587,000 to 1.1 million cases. As of today, the country’s official total is 58,616, with 4,016 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins online dashboard.Russian deaths riseRussia today reported its highest 1-day death toll, with 66 confirmed, raising the fatality count to 681, Anadolu Agency news reported. Officials also reported 5,966 more cases, up from 5,849 reported yesterday.Anna Popova, the country’s chief sanitary officer, said 52% of Russia’s cases are asymptomatic, a proportion that is growing, a concern that is pushing authorities to increase testing.In China, the National Health Commission today reported 12 more cases, 11 imported and 1 local infection in Heilongjiang province, which is located in the northeast on the border with Russia and has reported outbreaks sparked by returning travelers.last_img read more

The industry’s World Cup predictions

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EH Oyster Garden

first_imgIt must be interesting to be a fish living right next to a popular restaurant. Millions of oysters, clams, and other shellfish face this dilemma every day since they call the East Hampton Oyster Garden their home. The garden’s shellfish growing areas are located right on the dock and they each house hundreds of thousands of developing clams, oysters, and other species. On the opposite side is the garden’s esteemed restaurant, where the food’s freshness is second to none. The East Hampton Oyster Garden plans to continue its endeavors, and it has also assisted in the development of other shellfish farms across the south shore. Sharelast_img read more