Complete Cast Announced for Roundabout Theatre Company’s Machinal, Starring Rebecca Hall

first_img Star Files Machinal Suzanne Bertish Joining Hall as “Young Woman,” Bertish as “Mother,” Cumpsty as “Husband” and Spector as “Lover,” will be Damian Baldet, Ashley Bell, Jeff Biehl, Arnie Burton, Ryan Dinning, Scott Drummond, Dion Graham, Edward James Hyland, Jason Loughlin, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Daniel Pearce, Henny Russell, Karen Walsh and Michael Warner. Michael Cumpsty Inspired by the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, Machinal tells the story of a Young Woman (Hall) who works as a stenographer in the industrial, male-dominated world of the 1920s. She finds her only joy in an illicit love affair, but when reality sets in and she must return to her routine existence, she’ll go to any lengths to regain her freedom. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 2, 2014 Related Shows View Comments Machinal first premiered on Broadway in 1928 (with a young Clark Gable in his Broadway debut) before opening in London in 1931 under the title The Life Machine. The show received a West End revival in 1993 and earned a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Revival. Tony nominees Suzanne Bertish (The Moliére Comedies) and Michael Cumpsty (End of the Rainbow), Morgan Spector (Harvey) and more will round out the complete cast of Roundabout’s revival of Machinal, written by Sophie Treadwell. Starring previously announced Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Hall, this dramatic tale of murder and execution, directed by Lyndsey Turner, begins previews at Broadway’s American Airlines Theatre on December 20, with opening night set for January 16, 2014. The creative team for Machinal includes scenic design by Es Devlin, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Jane Cox and sound design by Matt Tierney. Rebecca Halllast_img read more

Sylvester Stallone Thinks Rocky Musical Star Andy Karl Is a Champ That ‘Has What It Takes’

first_img Andy Karl View Comments Star Filescenter_img Broadway favorite Andy Karl is already a champ! Sylvester Stallone thinks that Karl, who will take on the role of Rocky Balboa in the forthcoming Rocky musical “has what it takes,” according to a report in the Associated Press. Directed by Alex Timbers, the new musical will begin performances February 11, 2014, with an official opening night set for March 13 at the Winter Garden Theatre.Stallone says with Karl, “there’s no arrogance, there’s a natural humility about him, and that’s what is important.” He admitted that the creative team went “through literally hundreds, maybe thousands, of prospects.” However, “Andy was one of our first choices and he just had it.” Stallone believes that no matter how threatening Karl may look “you’re going to like him, it just comes through. And that’s not so easy to find. Tough guys are a dime a dozen; a sensitive tough guy, pretty rare.”Karl, who is currently starring in Jersey Boys, has also appeared on Broadway in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 9 to 5, Legally Blonde, Wicked and Saturday Night Fever. Rocky features a score by Tony-winning songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and a book by Tony winner Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone, who was nominated for an Oscar for the 1976 film’s screenplay. Rocky tells the story of a struggling, small-time Philadelphia boxer who gets a once-in-a-lifetime shot to go the distance against heavyweight champ Apollo Creed. The musical originally premiered in Hamburg, Germany, in 2012, starring Drew Sarich in the title role.last_img read more

Veterans Administration

first_img682-20004104 South 4th Street Trafficway.About 3.5 miles from the Grant Avenue Gate. From Grant Gate, turn left onto Metropolitan Avenue, right on 4th Street Trafficway. The Medical Center is on the left across the street from the University of Saint Mary.last_img


first_imgFORT BRAGG RECEPTION COMPANYLocation: Bldg. 4-1437, Corner of Normandy and Reilly StreetsPhone 396-4250/2656/5863/9716Service Provided: The Fort Bragg Reception Company is a 24-hour operation servicing all Permanent Party Soldiers to include XVIII Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne Division, USASOC, tenant units, and Active Guard Reserve (AGR) as well as all students coming here to attend any USAJFKSWC courses.last_img

Sponsor Program

first_imgNewcomers to Edwards are encouraged to take advantage of the sponsor program within their respective organizations. If you have orders to Edwards and do not yet have a sponsor, call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 661-277-0230/0723 or DSN 527-0230/0723. Helpful relocation information can also be accessed online at

Financial Assistance

first_imgToday’s service member is a highly trained individual. As a result, there is competition between military and private industry for quality personnel. Retention of such personnel can be directly related to the service member’s perception and satisfaction with the quality of life in the military. The military lifestyle certainly does create special and unique financial concerns, such as those related to frequent moves, deployments, separation from family members, and fluctuation in pay. Financial problems are a leading cause of personal stress and family dysfunction in all branches of the military.In recent years, a number of studies have been done which indicate the extent of the problem within the Navy and the types of issues that are causing particular concern. The major findings show that a large number of personnel are affected by personal financial management problems and the impact this has had on the Navy in terms of cost (roughly $172 million per year) and readiness (annual lost productivity of 891 man years – staffing for three destroyers).Military personnel enjoy job security and steady incomes. This often makes them special targets to a number of questionable business practices, sales techniques and credit offers. However, service members do have a responsibility to pay their just debts in a proper and timely fashion, and those that do not are deemed to be acting in an irresponsible manner. This is particularly true when their bad debts become the subject of official correspondence or when preoccupation with financial difficulties results in decreased job productivity. These situations can have a detrimental impact on military careers, such as disciplinary action, loss of security clearance, lower evaluations, denial of assignments and administrative or dishonorable discharges.These financial concerns and situations continue to support the Navy’s innovative approach to financial education and training, counseling and information and referral in the form of a comprehensive, long-range Personal Financial Management Program offered at the Fleet and Family Support Center.FFSC’s financial counselor offers several workshops dealing with financial preparedness; including Developing Your Spending Plan, Credit Management, Consumer Awareness, Car Buying Strategies, and The Basics of Retirement Planning. These are in addition to the Relocation Assistance Program workshops such as Smooth Move and Base/Spouse Indoctrination; which include sections dealing with finances. The counselor can assist you in preparing a personalized budget and design a spending plan to make your life easier. Make an appointment before you have problems. Learn how to make your quality of life better and your financial future brighter.Financial preparedness is of major importance to military families, not just during relocation, but year round. The China Lake Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) has a Financial Education Counselor whose primary focus is assisting the military member and their family in becoming financially sound.FFSC’s financial counselor offers several workshops dealing with financial preparedness; including Developing Your Spending Plan, Credit Management, Consumer Awareness, Car Buying Strategies, and The Basics of Retirement Planning. These are in addition to the Relocation Assistance Program workshops such as Smooth Move and Base/Spouse Indoctrination; which include sections dealing with finances. The counselor can assist you in preparing a personalized budget and design a spending plan to make your life easier. Make an appointment before you have problems. Learn how to make your quality of life better and your financial future brighter.last_img read more

MacDill AFB Weather: What To Expect When Moving Here

first_imgThe appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement. IntroductionIf you think lightning never strikes twice, then you obviously haven’t done a Permanent Change of Station to MacDill Air Force Base. Figuratively, you’ll find no shortage of opportunities to successfully advance your career at the home of the 6th Air Refueling Wing. Literally, the local Tampa, Florida, weather boasts blue skies, humid summers, cooler winters and also the phenomena that earns the area its “Lightning Capital of the Nation” status.Wherever you’re moving from, the Tampa Bay metro region will instill an appreciation for precipitation and the crackling, electrical excitement that often accompanies local weather here.Suggested Read: MacDill AFB: In-Depth Welcome CenterSeasonal temperaturesThe region around MacDill Air Force Base has a humid subtropical climate closely bordering a tropical monsoon climate near the waterfronts. Just 4 miles south of Tampa, one of western Florida’s largest cities, MacDill is situated on the Interbay Peninsula, about 14 feet above sea level.There are two basic seasons in the Tampa Bay area: a hot and wet season from May through October and a mild and dry season from November through April. During the wet season, there’s hardly anything more consistent than high humidity and a daily chance of thundershowers, especially in the afternoon. Summer thunderstorms typically bring brief periods of heavy rain and gusty winds with frequent cloud-to-ground lightning. Afternoon storms are usually followed by a pleasantly clear and cooler evening. During the dry season, local weather is normally sunny and mild, with a cooling trend through the fall and a slow increase in temperatures starting in February.Knowing the range of temps in each season at MacDill can help you prepare for any activity, whether it be strenuous outdoor exercise or a relaxing evening watching the sunset.Florida Hurricane SeasonAt MacDill, it’s unlikely but possible that Airmen and their families will face the threat of hurricanes due to the jet stream in that area, however, the devastating wind and rainstorms which mainly occur June 1 to Nov. 30.Being prepared for hurricane season, and the storm surges they produce, is a part of living here, and no home should be without an emergency supply kit that includes such items as:Extra non-perishable food and waterMedicationsGas in your carAn extra gas can stored just in case of prolonged gas outages (like during Hurricane Irma)Flashlights, radios and batteriesBackup generatorBe aware that during and after a hurricane, you could be without electricity — and your usual forms of communication — for extended periods of time. Don’t forget to include your pets’ needs when fortifying your reserves. Visit the base’s official page on hurricane information to learn about disaster planning, current conditions, evacuation instructions and more.SpringHigh temps: Low to mid 70sLow temps: Low to high 50sIn Tampa, spring isn’t your stereotypical break from winter’s death grip — mainly because the area maintains relatively warmer temperatures year-round. Additionally, spring is considered a dry season — with mild days — and frozen precipitation is rare. An occasional cold front may bring rain and cooler temps for a few days. A mix of lighter clothing in layers — think jackets and caps for mornings and nights — will allow you to choose just the right amount of comfort throughout the day.SummerHigh temps: Mid 80s to mid 90sLow temps: Low to mid 70sStarting in about May, the wet season ushers in increased rainfall to accompany warmer temps. Afternoon thundershowers occasionally intensify into a severe thunderstorm, bringing heavy downpours, frequent lightning, strong winds and sometimes hail. The highest daily chance for rainfall — 72 percent — peaks on July 30, and the most rain falls during the 31 days around Aug. 14, with an average total accumulation of 6.4 inches. Though the humidity can feel inescapable, the large surrounding bodies of water do regulate temps somewhat, as the area has never recorded a 100-degree day. Rain-resistant and breathable fabrics are essential to staying as comfortable as possible. And don’t forget to hydrate!FallHigh temps: Mid to high 80sLow temps: Low 70sBeginning in September, temperatures, rainfall and humidity start to decline. The threat of hurricanes wanes, and November is typically MacDill’s driest month. In fact, the smallest chance of a wet day all year is 14 percent on Nov. 24. This relatively dry season will last through the holidays and until temperatures start to rise in the spring. Though lightweight rain gear and jackets will still serve you well, an El Nino effect could bring relatively cooler temps and a La Nina effect could bring relatively warmer temps during this season.Pay attention to local news broadcasts during El Nino seasons. Most years, El Nino doesn’t disrupt beach-going. But recent years have been quite severe, killing off marine life and shutting down Florida’s beaches.WinterHigh temps: Low to mid 70sLow temps: Mid 50sDry and mild days are staples of the winter season, and while you may miss the traditional frosty holidays, you can console yourself by remembering you won’t have to scrape your windshield or shovel a sidewalk. Instead, you’ll want to know whether any humidity will make the night muggy. The least muggy day of the year is typically Jan. 27, with muggy conditions only 11 percent of the time. The shortest hours of daylight occur around Dec. 21, with more sunlight returning each day after. Keep fleece jackets, toasty caps and cozy socks handy to ward off morning and nightly temperature dips. For additional information about being prepared for Florida’s unique weather challenges, visit & Training Expectations Year-roundNot only will your fellow Airmen always be by your side during your stay at MacDill, but you can expect rain and some level of humidity to be constant companions throughout the year. Having an assortment of water-resistant training gear will help you get through Tampa’s wetter seasons, whether you’re jumping out of a C-130 Hercules; keeping your head above water in Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape practice; or jogging at a leisurely pace at the Short Fitness & Sports Center.Where to Find Gear at MacDill AFBDepending on where you’re PCSing from, you may have an abundance of heavy garments you won’t need but not have the lightweight clothing you’ll want. However, if there’s one thing certain of military personnel and families, they’re quickly adaptable to new situations and locations. To this end, there are plenty of options at MacDill Air Force Base and the Tampa Bay area to acquire clothing and gear both fresh and functional.Military ClothingWhether you’re looking for a uniform for the peak of summer or a sweatshirt for morning PT in the winter, you can find certified apparel at MacDill’s Military Clothing store, within the Main Exchange, Building 926, 3108 N Boundary Blvd. It’s also the one-stop location for related services such as alterations, dry cleaning, and a barber and salon. Additional barbershops are in Buildings 501 and 570. Leadership will issue announcements on which combat, service and fitness uniforms are appropriate for each season.MacDill ExchangeFor more casual wear, the Main Exchange offers a variety of clothing and accessories for each season. The Airman’s Attic, 8108 Condor St., is also a valuable resource for the newly relocated. It provides free clothing and household goods free of charge to junior enlisted Airmen who are E-5 and below and their families.Discount retailers, consignment shops and thrift stores in Tampa and St. Petersburg can also help fill out your wardrobe with inexpensive options while you discover what clothing best keeps you dry and cool.MacDill AFB Recreation ServicesWhatever weather Mother Nature brings, you’ll be able to enjoy it with the help of Recreation Services in the 6th Force Support Squadron. Cool off in the MacDill Base Pool, Building 47, Condor Street; picnic in the shade at Lewis Lake or Raccoon Creek Pavilion, Marina Bay Drive; or relax at the full-service campsites of FamCamp, 9909 Marina Bay Drive. The MacDill Marina, with its boat rentals, fishing licenses, safety courses and more, makes this installation a unique place to get your sea legs. Check with Equipment Rental, 9909 Marina Bay Drive, to help prepare your outdoor adventures.ConclusionWhether you enjoy the electric excitement of thunderstorms or the calm sway of a palm in a breeze, the weather at MacDill AFB adds to the unique experience for anyone stationed here. And with so many ways to not only survive but thrive in this tropical climate, your time at the base may be so fun that it passes in a flash. Live in the moment but (as the 6th Air Refueling Wing’s motto goes) be “Ready to Defend,” even against the humidity, by finding forecasts and other related weather announcements at the base’s Facebook page.last_img read more

Trek Domane+ LT powers up Fazua drivetrain for sub 30lb e-bike for the road…

first_imgWhen the drive system is removed, there is an available cover that will keep the inside of the frame clean and will also make it look like there isn’t a large chunk of the frame missing.Built with a 250Wh battery, the Domane+ LT will provide assist up to 20mph, and has an average range of 65 miles. Road bike or e-Road Bike? What if you could have both in the same frame? That’s what the Fazua Drive system has promised, and now it looks like it’s coming to North America on the all new Trek Domane+ LT e-road bike. We’ve written about the Fazua system a number of times from Eurobike and on a number of different bikes, but according to Bicycle Retailer, their entry into the U.S. market was hindered by battery certification issues. Now, Fazua seems to have passed those tests and has teamed up with QBP as a service partner.What makes the Fazua system unique? Not only is the electric drive system impressively light, it can also be completely removed from the frame so that the bicycle can be used as a standard, human powered bicycle. That makes a 56cm Trek Domane+ LT a 29.9lb e-bike, or a 23.6lb road bike! Sure, that’s a slight weight penalty over a standard road bike, but for someone who might want electric assist some of the time and a standard bike the rest of the time, it’s an interesting option. The 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame itself includes Trek’s IsoSpeed front and rear to absorb road chatter, with the rear offering adjustability like you’d find on the regular Domane. Just behind the front IsoSpeed unit, you’ll find integrated controls for the Fazua system on the top tube – which keeps the handlebar area clean and uncluttered of any extra control units.Tire clearance is huge with room for 700c x 38mm tires, and of course disc brakes will slow you down when needed. Stock bikes will include Bontrager R3 Hard Case tires in 700c x 32mm.Available now, the Domane+ LT is offered for $6,499.99 with a Shimano Ultegra R8000 drivetrain and is available through Trek’s Project One custom program so you can customize the paint and spec.trekbikes.comlast_img read more

Kuhl Ride Saddle Promises an Air Ride for your Butt

first_imgWe’ve seen all kinds of saddles over the years – wide, skinny, flat, round, nose, no-nose, you name it, it’s probably been done. The Kuhl Ride is the latest take on how to make saddle more comfortable on your backside channeling the spirit of Reebok’s Pumps. Kuhl ride isn’t the first saddle to use air to support the rider, nor is it even the first to use a built in pump,but it is an interesting design that looks to use an air bladder over the entire saddle rather than just a few pods.The saddle features a built in thumb actuated pump just under the nose of the saddle to increase pressure along with a release valve to keep it from blowing up, and is offered in 3 different styles depending on your rider type. The catch? Even at the current Kickstarter price of $125, the saddles are pretty expensive comparative to other comfort saddles. At the claimed retail price of $250, unless the saddle is every bit as comfortable as it claims it seems like it would be a hard sell.last_img read more