Something Rotten’s Christian Borle & Kate Reinders Hang Out at Broadway.com

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Related Shows Something Rotten! View Comments There’s Something Rotten at the St. James Theatre this spring—Christian Borle and Kate Reinders will star in the new Broadway musical comedy beginning March 23. But before cracking up the masses, Borle and Reinders spent the day with the Broadway.com group sales team at their New York City headquarters. Featuring music and lyrics by Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, the new production is a wacky and hilarious take on our two favorite things: musicals and the Bard. Check out this Hot Shot of Borle and Reinders with the staff, then see them in Something Rotten on Broadway!last_img read more

Lessons of the Week! Aaron Tveit, Jennifer Lopez & More

first_imgAaron Tveit, Jennifer Lopez, John Mulaney, Nick Kroll, Ben Platt, Jennifer Hudson, Andy Karl & Orfeh(Photos: Emilio Madrid-Kuser, Ethan Miller/Getty Images, Brian Bowen Smith/NBC & Bruce Glikas) The Color Purple Will Never Leave YouEven when she’s big, blonde and beautiful, the color purple stays with her. Broadway.com readers voted Jennifer Hudson’s “I Know Where I’ve Been” as the best performance of Hairspray Live!, but before the show-stopper, she donned a purple getup that reminded us of blades of corn, honeybees, waterfalls, etc. A The Color Purple Live! could work, right? Are you reading this, NBC? Oh, you are? Yay! Smash. Andy & Orfeh Are Our New DirectionIt’s unclear if One Direction will come back from their hiatus, but for now, at least we have this. Broadway power couple Andy Karl and Orfeh gave us a taste of their new Feinstein’s/54 Below show with “History.” If 1D ever needs any new members, here are two who would definitely fit right in. Karl’s even got boy band experience. John Mulaney & Nick Kroll Love a HolidayMove over, Audra. Broadway’s got a new Billie Holiday. Two Billies, in fact. While visiting Broadway.com HQ, Oh, Hello headliners John Mulaney and Nick Kroll somehow found themselves impersonating the blues legend. If we’re being honest, it was closer to Miss Piggy than Billie. Uh, take a seat, boys. Mama Broadway’s got this covered. Judy Kuhn Got Checked By Her SetWhat’s harder than living down a flop? Try being in a flop with set pieces that have minds of their own. When Fiddler’s Judy Kuhn was telling us about her days in Chess, she recalled the giant towers manned by the crew that occasionally went wayward when the communication system failed. Suddenly, all that falling and disappearing furniture in Fun Home seems like a cake walk. Joell Ortiz Wants to Be a JellicleNow that Joell Ortiz has entered the theater world thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda, we might just see him sing and dance (and purr) on the Great White Way. At the Hamilton Mixtape launch concert, the rapper said that he’d love to give Cats a hip-hop twist. What would his Jellicle name be? We’re leaning toward Joell the Brooklyn Bullshit Cat (Parental Advisory). Happy Friday, and happy anniversary of that crazy Alice in Wonderland with Carol Channing! While you celebrate with jam tomorrow, jam yesterday, but never jam today, let’s take a look back at some of the wackiest and wildest stories from the past seven days on the Great White Way. It’s time for the Lessons of the Week! Sheryl Lee Ralph Is Our Fave Film CriticIt’s awards season, and as a batch of highly anticipated flicks arrive, everyone has opinions. However, the only person we want to decide a critics’ darling is this critic, darling. On Call Me Madame, Wicked diva Sheryl Lee Ralph reviewed Hidden Figures, giving it a rave. After her stint in Wicked, we hope she starts her own web series: Morrible Movie Meter. We’d subscribe. Obviously. View Comments Audrey II’s Coming Back For YouShing-a-ling, a remake of Little Shop is happening (look out)! The cult fave is getting the big screen treatment once more with Supergirl producer Greg Berlanti at the helm. We’re still a ways off from knowing anything about casting, but we have a dream pair in mind for Seymour and Audrey….provided they can take a break from their new gig as part of One Direction. Ahem. A Block Is a Block, Says Richard H. BlakeDon’t be fooled by the rocks that she got; she’s still Jenny from the block. Which block? Don’t ask Richard H. Blake. At the opening of A Bronx Tale, we learned he didn’t know Jennifer Lopez was from the borough his show is named after. Apparently, “the block” wasn’t specific enough for him. Come on, Richard. No matter where she goes, she still knows where she came from. Why don’t you? The DEH Crew Is Hip AFEven if you’re in (or at) a hot new show like Dear Evan Hansen, that doesn’t mean your millennial lexicon is on fleek. At the opening, we quizzed the stars on Internet acronyms. The one nearly everyone—Aaron Tveit included—seemed to know? AF or “as f*ck.” You haven’t lived until you’ve heard your Broadway BAE shout AF IRL, TBH. Ben Platt Does Once Multiple TimesHow does Ben Platt prepare for a physically, vocally and emotionally challenging performance of Dear Evan Hansen? Did you guess somber ballads from a Tony-winning introspective musical? You should have. Laura Dreyfuss spilled the beans on Platt, revealing her co-star routinely warms up to Once. It’s just the thing to do before you’re falling slowly through a window. (That’s how it goes, right?)last_img read more

Jay Jacobs: Every Dog Has His Day

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The life of a political party leader isn’t all screening candidates, holding fundraisers and orchestrating campaigns. Nassau County Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs also runs a half-dozen camps. We caught up with Jacobs, who shared why he quotes The Honeymooners, collects owls, and credits Donald Trump with recent local Democratic gains.Long Island Press: For the first time, Democrats and women hold the Nassau County executive seat and two of three town supervisor seats in the county. To what do you credit this historic change?Jay Jacobs: The public was ready for change. Between the corruption in the towns and the county on the Republican side and the fact that the finances have been so poorly managed both on the town level and the county level, it gave Democrats a great opportunity to take those seats.LIP: Did you ever think you’d ever see the day?JJ: We were coming into a very strong political environment, both with the corruption in the county as well as nationally with Trump and all of the turmoil and tumult he has brought to the political process.LIP: What is your vision for Nassau County?JJ: In one sense cleaning up the government and restoring trust. In the second sense, taking control of the finances and finally putting us on the path to fiscal solvency. And the third being creating a vision for what the future of Nassau will be and then starting us on the road to getting us there.LIP: You also run three sleepaway camps and three day camps. How did you get into that line of work?JJ: The camp that I went to when I was a camper and worked at when I was 23 was for sale. The owners liked me, turned it over to me and then I built from there. I love the job of being a camp director and I also love the job of building a larger corporation, which has multiple camps, a school, and now we’ve got bed and breakfast inns upstate.LIP: What’s your favorite story from camp?JJ: I love going on what we call raid patrol at night, making sure the boys and girls are in their bunks appropriately. I’m not one who plays by the rules. If I’ve got a camper out of his bed and I’m having difficulty finding him, I know that sooner or later he’s gonna come back. And there has been more than one time that camper’s come back to find me in his bed.LIP: How do you juggle your business obligations with the rough-and-tumble career in politics?JJ: If you come into my office, you’ll see everywhere a large collection of owls. They represent my biggest problem and my most important problem in both business and politics: Who? Who am I going to get to run in the 10th legislative district? Who am I going to get to to be on duty tonight at boys’ bunk 9? When some comes into my office with agreat idea, I always take one of the owls and I pound it on the desk and I say, “Who? Who’s going to run it?” When you focus on the owls, both in politics and business, and you bring in really good people and you delegate to them and you nurture them, and you take care of them and you let them get the credit for the things that they get done so that they feel an ownership, then you have a system that enables you to get a lot of things done.LIP: What story best sums up the considerations that go into being a party leader?JJ: I have a saying I take from the words of the immortal philosopher Ralph Kramden, whom you might remember from The Honeymooners. Ralph Kramden said “every dog has his day.” I live by those words. Because I get disappointed so many times. I’m a person who believes that if you give your word, you can take it to the bank. But so many people don’t in politics. So many people that you help along the way forget you when they get there. There’s an arrogance that goes on in politics. And I keep that phrase in my mind because every time I feel I’ve gotten the raw end of a deal and somebody isn’t treating me right, you can get stressed and aggravated. I don’t. What goes around comes around. Every dog has his day.LIP: What would readers be surprised to learn about your personal life?JJ: I happen to be an introvert. I have to work up to being able to reach out and do my job. It’s an advantage in some sense. I find that being an introvert, while it’s more difficult for me to do certain things, I think that it may make me a little more thoughtful and attentive to people.last_img read more

Reps to CFPB: Higher HMDA exemption level, less ‘adverse impact’

first_imgNineteen members of the U.S. Congress–all members of the House Financial Services Committee–wrote to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray this week expressing numerous concerns about the impact on consumers of recently finalized requirements under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA).The CFPB finalized new reporting requirements in October, which CUNA believes will add to the already heavy reporting burden faced by credit unions.“In light of the potential of the new rule to reduce consumer access to mortgage credit, we write to request that the CFPB provide analysis on the effects of applying higher exemption thresholds based on an institution’s annual mortgage origination volume,” the letter reads. “Higher thresholds would help alleviate the potential adverse impact of the final rule.”The CFPB’s rule exempts institutions originating less than 25 closed-end mortgages and fewer than 100 open-end lines of credit in each of the two preceding years, which covers roughly 1,400 estimates, according to the CFPB. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Cuomo: Southern Tier may reopen on May 15

first_imgCuomo says the other phases of reopening will begin based on how well regions perform once phase one takes affect. As of May 11, the Southern Tier meets all the criteria for reopening. 14-day decline in hospitalizations or under 15 new hospitalizations (3-day avg)14 day decline in hospital deaths or under five (3-day avg)New hospitalizations must be fewer than two people per 100,000 residentsShare of total hospital beds available must not be lower than 30 percentShare of total ICU beds available must not be lower than 30 percent30 people tested per 1,000 residents30 contact tracers per 100,000 residents (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the Southern Tier is ready to reopen on May 15 when the state’s New York On-Pause Order ends.center_img Regions must have: On May 15, as part of phase one of reopening, manufacturing and construction workers will be able to return work. Additionally, Cuomo says some retail locations may open if they can provide curbside pick-up.last_img read more

Investors bet healthcare stocks will be among the big election winners from a divided government

first_imgUnitedHealth Group signage is displayed on a monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images – Advertisement – (This story is for CNBC Pro subscribers only.)Healthcare stocks are emerging as some of the biggest market winners post-election as the possibility of a divided government transpires.The likelihood of a Democratic president and Republican Senate could keep the healthcare industry safe from shakeup that would otherwise happen with a progressive agenda.- Advertisement – “The Health Care sector is less threatened by major changes to current structure,” Citigroup chief U.S. equity strategist Tobias Levkovich told clients. “The lower possibility of rising regulatory zeal and unwelcome legislation plus pre-election positioning leaves Managed Care and Hospital stocks in better shape.”Shares of UnitedHealth Group are up more than 17% since Monday and Merck & Co. and Abbott Laboratories have rallied 9% and 8%, respectively, this week. Cigna, which reported better-than-expected earnings on Thursday, is up 30% since Monday, on pace for its best week since November 2008. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Adris set aside HRK 58 million for the purchase of its own shares, and announced new investments

first_imgBuying treasury shares in the treasury is a common practice in developed financial markets. “Greater activity in the capital market, including the repurchase of treasury shares, will balance the market price of Adris shares and their fundamental value, thus reflecting the real value of the company. In this way, the company shows concern for the value of the capital of its shareholders. ” stand out from Adris. Based on the received offers, and in accordance with the Treasury Repurchase Program and the published invitation, the Management Board of Adris Group decided to repurchase 54.938 ADRS shares and 65.688 ADRS2 shares, for which it will allocate a total of HRK 58 million. Following the transactions, the Adris Group holds 149.820 treasury shares of the genus ADRS, which represents 1,55 percent of shares of that genus and 321.015 treasury shares of ADRS2, or 4,73 percent of shares of that genus. Thus, Adris has a total of 470.835 treasury shares, which represents 2,87 percent of the Company’s share capital. RELATED NEWS: Thanks to its successful business, Adris has a strong financial position and high investment potential. “There are also real financial possibilities for pursuing a growing dividend policy and implementing a new five-year investment cycle worth almost three billion kuna. In addition to organic growth, it is realistic to expect new acquisitions. ” conclude from Adris.last_img read more

Trump’s name to be on stimulus checks going to Americans

first_imgThe US Treasury Department has ordered President Donald Trump’s name to be printed on checks the Internal Revenue Service is planning to send to tens of millions of Americans, a decision that will slow their delivery by several days, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.Citing unnamed administration officials, the Post said the $1,200 checks to be sent as part of a $2.3 trillion package enacted last month to cushion the economic blow from the novel coronavirus outbreak will “bear Trump’s name in the memo line, below a line that reads, ‘Economic Impact Payment.'”The White House and the Treasury Department did not immediately respond to Reuters requests for comment. The Post said the decision to include Trump’s name was announced to the IRS information technology team on Tuesday.”The team, working from home, is now racing to implement a programming change that two senior officials said will likely lead to a delay in issuing the first batch of paper checks,” it said.The Republican Trump is seeking re-election in November.Topics :last_img read more

Townsville stadium prompts boutique apartments, office space

first_imgDeputy Mayor Les Walker, developer Paul Spina and Colliers agent Paul Bow at unit site on Palmer Street, Sth Townsville.The development, opposite the Maritime Museum, will comprise a seven-level building with nine high-end apartments and three ground floor office and cafe outlets. Two more stages of similar size will follow in what is being pitched as “lifestyle central”.Deputy Mayor Les Walker said Vantage on Palmer was the first in what was hoped to be one of many projects brought on by the stadium.“Vantage on Palmer will help to further activate Palmer St, the zone around the Priority Development Area and foster more connectivity with the southern end of Palmer St,” Cr Walker said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“We envisaged that the stadium would attract significant investment in residential and commercial activities much like The Strand was able to do when it was developed. It is great to see that PDS Qld is moving forward to be the first with plans to develop on what has been dead space for too many years and to provide additional activation in Palmer St.”Mr Spina said he was encouraged by the investment being made into public infrastructure as well as the area’s potential to be a lifestyle hub.“There’s a lot of confidence returning to the market because of the spending by governments into the stadium and the public improvements being made around Palmer St and along Ross Creek,” he said.“This is also a great site with wonderful views in a fantastic street in a great town.”Colliers International residential agent Paul Bow expected good demand for apartments at Vantage on Palmer when they were launched to the market soon.“The location of Vantage on Palmer is perfect for people who want easy access to all the amenity around the CBD, Strand and of course, the associated infrastructure the new stadium will bring,” he said. “The apartments are designed to provide incredible views across the marina and city.”Colliers International commercial agent Neville Smith said the office spaces, from 80sq m to 200sq m, would be marketed to professionals who might also acquire an apartment as a dwelling.“You just cannot buy anything like this in the sub-$500,000 price range brand new,” Mr Smith said.PDS Qld hopes to begin development on the first stage in September for an August 2018 completion and for the following two stages to be complete before the opening of the new stadium in 2020.The project will be launched to the market early next month. An artist’s impression of stage one of Vantage on Palmer, a $10 million residential and commercial development by local developer PDS QLD.THE first project triggered by the $250 million Townsville stadium has been approved by Townsville City Council.Paul Spina of Townsville-based PDS Qld will develop stage one of Vantage on Palmer, a $10 million residential and commercial development, on vacant land in Palmer St.last_img read more

Finance

first_imgEurope: Eurotunnel announced on February 24 that the syndicate of 225 banks had approved a nine-month extension of the suspension of interest payments until December 14 this year.Lithuania: The European Investment Bank is to lend Ecu22m to fund upgrading of the Sumskas – Klaipeda and Kaisiadorys – Kybartai lines.New Zealand: GATX Capital Corp has structured and provided equity for a US$93m leveraged lease of 30 GM EMD locos and 579 high-capacity wagons for Tranz Rail.last_img