Off-Broadway Hit, Buyer & Cellar, Starring Michael Urie, Extended Again

first_img Related Shows Urie stars as a struggling Los Angeles actor named Alex, who finds himself taking an odd job working in the Malibu basement of Hollywood mega-star, Barbra Streisand. When the A-lister makes a rare appearance one day, the comedy launches into an outrageous look at fame and the price that accompanies it. The critically acclaimed hit Buyer & Cellar, which recently celebrated its 200th performance at the Barrow Street Theatre off-Broadway, has been extended yet again through April 13. The comedy starring Michael Urie is written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Stephen Brackett. The Buyer & Cellar team includes set design by Andrew Boyce, costume design by Jessica Pabst, lighting design by Eric Southern and sound design is by Stowe Nelson. The show biz comedy officially opened on April 3, 2013 and has been extended several times. View Comments Star Filescenter_img Michael Urie received the 2013 Drama Desk and Clarence Derwent Awards for his acclaimed performance. He will launch the national tour of Buyer & Cellar in Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse in April followed by an engagement at Los Angeles’ Mark Taper Forum, with additional cities to be announced soon. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014 Buyer & Cellar Michael Urielast_img read more

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Broadway.com and Bullets Have an Offer You Can’t Refuse

first_imgWe’ve got an offer you can’t refuse! CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets! For a limited time only, purchase a premium, orchestra or front mezzanine ticket to see Bullets Over Broadway, and you will also get a $35 Broadway.com gift certificate. This exciting offer is only good for Bullets performances between March 11 through March 20. Bullets Over Broadway is a killer new musical comedy based on the hilarious Woody Allen movie. The musical, directed and choreographed by hitmaker Susan Stroman (The Producers), stars Zach Braff as David Shayne, an aspiring young playwright who is forced to cast a mobster’s talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.center_img View Comments Get ready for an unforgettable night at the theater with Braff, Marin Mazzie and a bevy of leggy chorus girls and tough gangster types, and then use your gift certificate for another great night of entertainment! last_img read more

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Monty Python’s Final Hurrah Will Play Movie Theaters Worldwide

first_img View Comments Break out your popcorn and sodas, lumberjacks, because Monty Python is coming to the big screen for one final hurrah! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the legendary comedy group’s July 20 performance of Monty Python Live (mostly) at London’s O2 arena, which will likely be the crew’s swansong, will be broadcast in almost 2000 movie theaters around the world, including the U.S. As previously reported, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin (Graham Chapman died in 1989) will perform “some of Monty Python’s greatest hits with modern topical, Pythonesque twists” in Monty Python Live (mostly), a new stage show set to begin at the O2 July 1.  The Monty Python films include And Now for Something Completely Different, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl and 1983’s Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, which was the final occasion all six original stars worked together before Chapman’s death. Monty Python’s Spamalot opened on Broadway in 2005, earning three Tony Awards.last_img read more

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New Block of Tickets Available for Hamilton

first_img You too can be in the room where it happens! Broadway.com has just released a new block of tickets for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s gargantuan hit Hamilton. The Tony-winning tuner is playing to standing room only audiences at the Great White Way’s Richard Rodgers Theatre.Directed by Thomas Kail and featuring a book, music and lyrics by Miranda, Hamilton is inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. The new musical follows the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America, from bastard orphan to Washington’s right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all make appearances in the tuner about America’s fiery past.Hamilton currently stars Miranda in the title role, with the cast also including Rory O’Malley as King George III, Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton, Daveed Diggs as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler and Javier Muñoz as Hamilton alternate. Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos & Lin-Manuel Miranda in ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Joan Marcus) View Comments Hamiltoncenter_img from $149.00 Related Showslast_img read more

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Good governance: Finding fantastic non-member directors

first_imgDisruptive change has come to the credit union movement. Competition, regulation, mergers, technology, and generational shifts are creating previously unseen vectors of concern.I’ve been a CU member since I was 16, and I can tell you that I see and feel the movement from both my current credit union and the 50 or so with whom I’ve had the pleasure to work. I’m no stranger to the cooperative movement and a big fan of the contemporary value of the credit union model for communities. However, we are not simply a cooperative anymore. We are big business getting more complex every day, and having to behave more entrepreneurial each year.Disruption has also enveloped credit union governance. Talks of term limits, younger board members, mandatory retirement ages, assuring diversity and ensuring that the board is a strategic asset has changed the governance conversation. I speak to over 300 credit union executives and board members every year and I hear the grumbling, the chatter and the excitement.Put simply, boards are looking for fewer volunteers and more trustees. They are seeking more seasoned members. And, to hear board members talk about it, finding the right competency and experience mix is becoming harder. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Baseball Numbering

first_imgBaseball is unique in that each position in the scorebook is a number, not letter or words. One is the pitcher, 2 is the catcher, 3 is the first baseman, 4 is the second baseman, 5 is third base, 6 is the shortstop, 7 is the left fielder, 8 is the center fielder, and 9 is the right fielder. So as the score keeper, you would write in the book, F-8, for a fly out to center field, 6-3 is a ground out from short to first. A double play from third to second to first is 5-4-3. A letter “K” written the normal way is a swinging strike out, but reverse the “K” and it is a called third strike. Some score keepers will put a “P” with a number if it is a pop up to an infielder while others will still use the F (like the fly ball to the outfield). Scorebooks in baseball have a diamond shape in each block in the book so a hit becomes a line to wherever the goes and the side of the diamond is filled in to show how far the runner got on the hit. If it is a double, the line goes from home to first to second. When a run is scored, the center of the diamond is filled in. If a runner is caught in a run down, the book might look like a score keeper gone amok! Every player who handled the ball is listed for the rundown. With the emphasis on player stats today, the score keeper has to keep track of AB’s, runs, hits, RBI’s, runners left on base, and the list goes on. Gee, I just added AB (at bat), RBI (runs batted in), and I could have written LOB (left on base). Oh, well, that is enough to swell your head for today!last_img read more

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Kirkey Racing Fabrication continues awards for IMCA national champions

first_imgST. ANDREWS WEST, Ont. – Kirkey Racing Fabrication has renewed an awards program recognizing the accomplishments of national champions in all eight IMCA divisions.The IMCA Modified national champion receives an 88 series layback containment seat while the IMCA Rac­eSaver Sprint Car national champion earns an 89 series containment seat.In its 12th season as an IMCA sponsor, the St. Andrews West, Ont., manu­facturer and accessories retailer also gives $250 product certificates to the IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact national champions.“Kirkey Racing is proud to continue our sponsorship of these outstanding divisions,” said Kevin Derochie. “The dedication to the sport and attention to detail that is continually shown by IMCA teams are second-to-none, and we are honored to continue this partnership for the upcoming season.”All Kirkey awards will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November. Information about seats and other Kirkey products is available at the www.kirkeyracing.com website, on Face­book or by calling 800 363-4885.“Kirkey has been steadfast in their support of IMCA racing and whether you are in the market for the safest containment or standard-style seat, we hope all IMCA racers will see what Kirkey has to offer first,” said Kevin Yoder, marketing director for the sanctioning body. “Their team has invaluable experience in keeping racers safe and we trust their line of products for any IMCA division.”last_img read more

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Indonesia gearing up for friendly against Hong Kong

first_imgJakarta: Indonesia’s national football team is gearing up for a friendly match against Hong Kong on Tuesday.The match will take place at the Wibawa Mukti sports stadium in the West Javan city of Cikarang. Interim Indonesia coach Bima Sakti said on Monday that his charges had meticulously planned for the international friendly.”Hong Kong has some good players, which will give us an opportunity to determine which of our players should play more in future matches,” he said. IANSlast_img

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Indian Premier League Umpires should keep their eyes open, this is not club cricket, says Virat Kohli

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: An angry Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli came down heavily on ICC Elite Panel Umpire S Ravi after the final delivery of the match bowled by Mumbai Indians’ Lasith Malinga turned out to be a ‘no-ball’, which was not awarded to the losing team. More importantly, winning captain Rohit Sharma was also critical of umpiring standard during the match.”We are playing at the IPL level. It’s not club level, the umpires should have their eyes open. That was a big no-ball,” a livid Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony. Incidentally, Ravi is the only Indian umpire in ICC’s Elite Panel for a number of years now as none of the others have been good enough to be elevated.Needing 7 to win and six to take it to Super Over, Malinga’s full toss yielded only one run but the big screen replay showed that the bowler had overstepped and a free hit should have been awarded.Had it been a free-hit, AB de Villiers batting on 70 would have faced with five needed to win. “We should have done a better job with the ball after they were seven down. The last few overs were brutal for us. Bit of a mistake from me to take Bumrah on at that time. Bumrah makes a hell of a difference in any team,” the RCB skipper praised his India teammate.Winning captain Rohit also voiced his concerns about umpiring.”Honestly, I just go to know after crossing the rope that it was a no-ball. These kind of mistakes aren’t good for the game. The over before that Bumrah bowled, a ball which wasn’t a wide but it was called,” Rohit referred to a decision given by other umpire C Nandan.”Anything over 180 you can fight with. It wasn’t a safe score but we had the bowlers to get the job done. Even though Virat and AB had a partnership going, we didn’t panic. I thought we stuck to our plans, it was a great effort by the bowlers. Should have got 200 with the bat on this pitch.”  last_img read more

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Louis’ Career-best 6-69 Skittles out Barbados Pride for 113

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – A career-best spell from Jeremiah Louis set things up and the top-order batsmen carried Leeward Islands Hurricanes to an early lead against Barbados Pride in the Regional 4-Day Championship on Wednesday.Louis grabbed 6-69 from 14.2 overs, as the Pride, sent in to bat on a helpful Kensington Oval pitch, were bowled out for a modest 113 in their first innings about 55 minutes before tea on the first day of their key second-round match.Ashley Nurse, batting at nine, hit the top score of 45 for the Pride and Justin Greaves was the only other batsman to reach 20, as the Pride batting fell for their lowest total ever against the Hurricanes.Veteran Gavin Tonge wreaked the early havoc, ending 3-5 from eight overs before Louis made mincemeat of the rest of the Pride batting.The batting, led by Akeem Saunders with 41, followed up the work of the bowlers, taking the Hurricanes to 116 for four in reply when bad light stopped play about 20 minutes past the scheduled close with four overs remaining to meet the daily quota.Earlier, Mervyn Matthew made the early breakthrough, when he had left-handed opener Anthony Alleyne caught behind for one in the third over.Tonge, quite possibly the most under-rated fast-medium bowler in the regional game, swung the gates over when he removed rookie batsman Aaron Jones, caught at mid-on for a duck, and left-hander Jonathan Carter, edging an ill-advised, loose drive to the ‘keeper, from the first two deliveries in his fifth over.Louis got into the frame, when he bowled Pride captain Kevin Stoute with a perfect, in-swinging yorker that spectacularly spread-eagled the stumps to leave the hosts 18 for four inside the first hour.Tonge had left-hander opener Shayne Moseley caught at slip three overs later before Louis added the scalps of Kenroy Williams lbw for eight and Mario Rampersaud caught in the gully for a duck to sink the Pride to 55 for seven at lunch.After the interval, Nurse batted with typical aplomb, smashing seven fours and one six from 41 balls in three-quarters of an hour, sharing 59 for the eighth wicket with Greaves.Louis had Nurse caught at short mid-wicket just before the Pride reached 100 and Greaves caught at second slip after they had passed the milestone.Louis brought the innings to a close, when he bowled Jomel Warrican for 11, spectacularly extracting the batsman’s middle-stump with a well-pitched yorker.Shakeem Clarke, the son of late West Indies fast bowler Sylvester Clarke, grabbed an early scalp for the Pride, when he had left-handed opener Chesney Hughes caught at mid-off.For around 45 minutes, Keacy Carty defied the Pride attack with Saunders before he was caught at second slip off Stoute for 19.Hurricanes captain Devon Thomas came to the crease and further tilted the balance in his side’s favour with a stand of 47 for the third wicket with Saunders, but fell to left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican caught at mid-off for 25.Hurricanes were 78 for three and with more than 20 overs remaining in the day, the chase was on to get the lead. PRIDE 1st InningsA Alleyne c wkpr Thomas b Matthew 1S Moseley c Hughes b Tonge 13A Jones c Louis b Tonge 0J Carter c wkpr Thomas b Tonge 0*K Stoute b Louis 2K Williams lbw b Louis 8J Greaves c Bonner b Louis 20+M Rampersaud c Warde b Louis 0A Nurse c Campbell b Louis 45J Warrican b Louis 11S Clarke not out 0Extras (lb12, w1) 13TOTAL (all out, 36.2 overs) 113Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-15, 3-15, 4-18, 5-28, 6-28, 7-34, 8-93, 9-108Bowling: Matthew 14-3-27-1; Tonge 8-4-5-3; Louis 14.2-3-69-6 (w1)HURRICANES 1st InningsC Hughes c Stoute b Clarke 9K Carty c Nurse b Stoute 19A Saunders c Moseley b Williams 41*+D Thomas c Alleyne b Warrican 25N Bonner not out 20J Taylor not out 0Extras (nb2) 2TOTAL (4 wkts, 47 overs) 116T Warde, M Matthew, J Louis, G Tonge, J Campbell to batFall of wickets: 1-12, 2-31, 3-78, 4-116Bowling: Greaves 10-6-7-0; Clarke 8-3-15-1 (nb1); Stoute 8-4-14-1; Nurse 6-0-41-0 (nb1); Warrican 10-3-26-1; Williams 5-1-13-1Position: Hurricanes trail by three with six first innings wickets standinglast_img read more

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