Odds & Ends: Mayor’s Office Names ‘King Kong Court’ Outside the Broadway Theatre & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Mayor’s Office Names “King Kong Court” Outside the Broadway TheatreIn celebration of the 86th anniversary of the iconic original film King Kong, the New York City Mayor’s Office is toasting the celebrated Broadway musical adaptation by declaring the area outside of the Broadway Theatre as “King Kong Court.” A ceremonial street renaming will be held on March 6. Written by Jack Thorne and featuring a score by Eddie Perfect, King Kong began Broadway previews on October 5, 2018 and officially opened on November 8. At the center of the musical is a 20-foot-high, 2,000-pound gorilla brought to life by a team of seamlessly integrated artists and technicians. A scene from “King Kong” on Broadway(Photo: Matthew Murphy)center_img Eyeing Broadway Run, Expanded Version of Cagney to Play Salt Lake CityCagney, the celebrated musical about Hollywood’s tough guy in tap shoes, which concluded its lengthy off-Broadway run in 2017, will reappear in a new expanded version at Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Theater Company this fall. Bill Castellino and Joshua Bergasse will repeat their work as director and choreographer, respectively, with standout star Robert Creighton (Frozen) reprising his celebrated performance as James Cagney for the run, scheduled for September 20 through October 5. The musical features a book by Peter Colley, with music by Creighton and Christopher McGovern, along with classic tunes by George M. Cohan. The production is being billed a pre-Broadway tryout.Erin Darke Lands Lead Role in Theresa Rebeck Pilot It’s a Man’s WorldYouTube Premium has announced that stage-and-screen alum Erin Darke has been cast in the lead of the pilot It’s a Man’s World, written by Pulitzer finalist Theresa Rebeck (Bernhardt/Hamlet, Smash). It’s a Man’s World centers on Emma (Darke), a successful video game design executive and the sole breadwinner for her family, who is used to dodging the landmines that come with being a woman in a male-dominated field. When she gets fired without explanation and finds that she’s being blacklisted by everyone in her industry, Emma decides to dress as a man to get a new job and to continue supporting her family. As strange and politically incorrect as Emma’s new life may be, she starts to enjoy the newfound ease of access and power that comes with being a man. Darke has been seen off-Broadway in The Spoils and An Early History of Fire and on-screen in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.WP Theater to Honor Amanda Seyfried at 2019 Gala; Sneak Peek from Empire RecordsOff-Broadway’s WP Theater has announced a trio of honorees and a pair of special performances for its 40th-anniversary gala. The star-studded event, hosted by Sendhil Ramamurthy (Hatef**k), will be held at the Edison Ballroom on April 15. Honorees will include actress Amanda Seyfried (The Way We Get By), Tony-winning producer Bonnie Comley (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder) and Grammy-winning songwriter Emily Warren. The gala will offer up a special performance from the Broadway revival of Oklahoma! and a sneak peek at the new musical Empire Records. Also set to appear is Tony nominee Thomas Sadoski (White Noise) and Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin.last_img read more

Increase in price of Hillsborough cigarettes not justified

first_img Share Hillsborough Menthol Special filter tip. Photo credit: cigarettespedia.comGeneral Manager of JAS Garraway & Company Limited, Cheryl Rolle, has revealed that her company has not increased its sale price.Reports indicate that consumers are purchasing the product at an increased price in some supermarkets and shops across the island.Cheryl Rolle has informed that any increase in the sale price of the product is not justified.“The price of Hillsborough cigarettes has not increased at all and there is just no justification for anyone to increase the selling prices to the public. If it has been increased, it has been increased by people who are coming to buy, perhaps they were misled by the announcement in the budget of an increase in the duties on tobacco, but that has not affected the company.Finance Minister and Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced during his delivery of the 2012/2013 budget that the import duty on cigarettes would increase from 45 to 75% as of September 1st, 2012.Hillsborough Special. Photo credit:Rolle explained that this hike in import duty does not apply to Hillsborough cigarettes as they are locally manufactured.“As far as I understand it there was a pronouncement in the budget that import duties on cigarettes would be increased and I underscore import duties on cigarettes will be increased from 45 to 75%. Import duties were indicated to have been increased. We are not importers of cigarettes, we are manufacturers of cigarettes. We manufacture cigarettes, we sell cigarettes to the domestic market and we export our cigarettes”.She reiterated that there has been no increase by her company of the price of the cigarettes.“Any upward adjustment of price of Hillsborough cigarette in the domestic market is wrong. The wholesale and retail prices of cigarettes should not be adjusted upwards,” she said. Hillsborough cigarettes are produced in king size (90 mm), soft or hard pack, 6 or 20 cigarettes in a pack in menthol and all natural tobacco flavors.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! LocalNews Increase in price of Hillsborough cigarettes not justified by: – September 10, 2012 Sharecenter_img Tweet Share 468 Views   2 commentslast_img read more