Jessie Mueller Set for Waitress on Broadway

first_img Star Files Jessie Mueller Waitress A leading lady to pie for! Tony winner Jessie Mueller will star in Waitress on Broadway, reprising her performance as Jenna from the American Repertory Theatre run. The show, which features a score by five-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, will begin previews on March 25, 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it will open on April 24. ART artistic director and Tony winner Diane Paulus helms the new musical.Mueller earned a Tony Award in 2014 for her star turn in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. She also earned a Tony nod for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and has since appeared on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.Waitress is based on the 2007 film by the late Adrienne Shelly and features a book by Jessie Nelson. It follows Jenna (Mueller), a small town waitress stuck in a loveless marriage. As a nearby baking contest approaches, she’s torn between her commitments and, thanks to her pie-making expertise, a chance at freedom.Additional casting will be announced later. The A.R.T. incarnation included Jeanna de Waal as Dawn, Keala Settle as Becky, Drew Gehling as Dr. Pomatter, Dakin Matthews as Joe and Joe Tippett as Earl. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020 Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more

Planning strategically in a changing world

first_imgThe world is changing faster than ever, and it’s hard to keep pace. For many, the focus is often set to execution mode, with little to no time to focus on long-term strategy.My time as a credit union volunteer has helped me recognize that taking the time to develop or freshen your strategic plan is crucial to staying focused on what is most important for your credit union and its members. Strategic planning helps ensure you have the right conversations as a credit union leadership team and that all stakeholders are aligned.So where can you turn to glean insights on what’s most important for your credit union as you plan, strategically, for your future? Our Discovery Conference has a history of inspiring leadership team and board discussions on important, strategic topics.This year we’ve sharpened that focus both logistically and from a content perspective. We moved the event from October to August 17th to better align with credit union planning timeframes. But, we’ve kept the online format and complimentary attendance so you can participate anywhere and with anyone. We’ll deliver some of the latest thinking on subjects that are relevant to credit unions both today and in the future. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Hood outlines liquidity, PCA, lending relief to Senate Banking chair

first_imgNCUA Chairman Rodney Hood wrote to Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), chair of the Senate Banking Committee, this week with several suggestions Congress can make to improve the operating environment for credit unions. Many suggestions align with CUNA’s suggestions raised during engagement with both NCUA and members of Congress in recent weeks.Hood thanked Crapo for his work passing the CARES Act and noted additional funding for NCUA’s Community Development Revolving Loan Fund grants would help more credit unions responding to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.Hood’s recommendations fall under several categories:LiquidityMake temporary changes to the Central Liquidity Facility permanent. CUNA has requested this in letters to Congress on the next phase of COVID-19 relief legislation; and ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Driver of change

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Michael Owen makes predictions for Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea vs Liverpool

first_imgOwen expects Solskjaer and co. to get off to a winning start (Picture: Danehouse/Getty)‘Arsenal looked very impressive in their opening match against Fulham and Mikel Arteta has certainly improved their shape, style, and confidence since he took over,’ Owen added.‘They look much more solid defensively with new signing Gabriel playing particularly well in the season’s opener and Willian, recently signed from Chelsea, also in impressive form. ‘The Gunners really do look to be heading in the right direction…. A comfortable 3-0 victory for the Gunners for me in this one.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsChelsea and Liverpool both picked up three points in their respective wins over Brighton and Leeds United but will now face off in the pick of the weekend’s fixtures.‘This is clearly the stand-out fixture of Matchday 2 and I can’t wait to watch these fiercely competitive rivals go head-to-head,’ said Owen.‘Chelsea started their Premier League campaign with a 3-1 win away at the Amex stadium and Frank Lampard will have been pleased with the way that some of his new signings seem to be settling in. Timo Werner was a constant threat to Brighton and looks like he is going to adapt very quickly to the rigours of the Premier League. Advertisement Michael Owen makes predictions for Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea vs Liverpool Owen gave his Premier League predictions (Picture: Getty)Michael Owen is backing Manchester United and Arsenal to pick up three points in the second round of Premier League fixtures but expects Chelsea and Liverpool to share the spoils. United weren’t involved in the opening weekend of the 2020/21 season after requiring an extended rest after their European commitments over the summer but Owen expects them to get off to a winning start when they face Crystal Palace.‘Manchester United were given a rest on the first weekend of the Premier League as a result of their exertions in Europe and they will be very keen to get three points on the board in this first game of their new campaign,’ Owen told BetVictor.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Crystal Palace recorded a gritty 1-0 win over Southampton on the opening weekend of the season although they have their goalkeeper Guaita to thank for the three points after he made a great save from Danny Ings in the dying minutes.ADVERTISEMENT‘I think this is going to be a long and difficult season for Roy Hodgson and his team and I see this ending in a comfortable 2-0 home win for Manchester United.’Arsenal thumped Fulham 3-0 in their opener and Owen expects them to win by the same scoreline against fellow London rivals West Ham. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 19 Sep 2020 7:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions Everton 2-0 West BromLeeds 3-1 FulhamMan Utd 2-0 Crystal PalaceArsenal 3-0 West HamSouthampton 1-1 SpursNewcastle 1-0 BrightonChelsea 2-2 LiverpoolLeicester 2-1 BurnleyAston Villa 1-1 Sheffield UnitedWolves 1-2 Man City Comment ‘Liverpool beat Leeds United 4-3 in their opening day fixture and while Jurgen Klopp will have been delighted to see his strikers picking up where they left off last season, he will have been concerned with the way Leeds picked their defence apart on way too many occasions.‘If there is one certainty in this match, it’s that there will be goals! I fancy an entertaining, end to end clash between the two sides with honours even at the final whistle. 2-2 for me.’Who will win between Chelsea and Liverpool?Chelsea0%Liverpool0%Draw0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

Bloom a buyer’s top pick

first_imgA large range of home designs are available at Bloom Coomera.A Coomera residential estate is proving to be a bloomin’ success story, with 81 per cent of lots now sold.Brisbane-based property developer Pointcorp said 280 of the 344 lots available at its Bloom Coomera estate have now sold, with 90 lots valued at about $48 million sold over the festive season. Prices start from $419,000 for a three-bedroom and two-bathroom duplex with a double garage, and $470,000 for a four-bedroom and two-bathroom home with a double garage.Pointcorp director Chris Vitale said the project had broad market appeal.“With close access to Coomera Rail Station, Westfield Coomera (currently under construction) and the Pacific Highway just moments away, the project is appealing to young families due to its proximity to local schools, as well the easy commute to the Brisbane and Gold Coast CBD,” he said.“And with investors becoming more interested in house and land projects, we’ve seen a significant amount of interstate and even offshore investors interested inthe project.”Mr Vitale pointed at the region’s steady population growth, growing tourist market and the new infrastructure and public transport constructed for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, which starts April 4.First-home buyers Kieren McClellan and Hannah Mitchell said Bloom had ticked all of their boxes.“We had been searching for a while and were really happy with Bloom’s standard home package,” Mr McClellan said.“We literally visited the estate and toured the display homes and decided that day.” A large range of home designs are available at Bloom Coomera.As a result, Pointcorp have brought forward the final sales release, which consists of 116 lots with a combination of single and double-storey homes, as well as duplexes, on lots ranging in size from 300sq m to a generous 941sq m.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agolast_img read more

Big shake-up in Queensland’s most expensive suburbs

first_imgThe list of most expensive suburbs to buy in Queensland has had a shake-up. Picture: SuppliedAfter years of domination, inner-city Teneriffe has been dethroned as the most expensive place to buy a home in Queensland, with latest data showing fresh faces in the top 10.After years of being overshadowed by inner-city luxury “newbies” like Newstead and New Farm, one of the traditional bluechips — Ascot — has snatched the crown as the suburb with the highest median house price in the state.In a sweeping move, an array of fresh faces have hit the top 10 most expensive places to buy in Queensland, including Sunshine Beach in Noosa, Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast, Chevallum on the Sunshine Coast, and Upper Brookfield in Brisbane’s west.MORE:Crunch time for buying in BrisbaneThe Queensland house you can build in three hoursREA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee said Brisbane could be in for a major ramping up of demand in 2019.“Brisbane is holding up a lot better than Sydney and Melbourne. It’s up against the same sort of challenges as those two with unit oversupply, credit crunch but it didn’t get as expensive and there does seem to be quite a lot of jobs growth supporting market demand,” she told The Courier-Mail.“So the outlook for the premium market is quite good. With the highest median house price at $1.6m that’s still way better than Sydney and Melbourne, and if there is jobs growth as well we could see a ramping up in Brisbane.Ms Conisbee said investors were also “really spooked” by Sydney and Melbourne in 2018 so were “likely to be looking across that South East Queensland region for opportunities this year”.51 Palm Avenue, Ascot, is on a 1,138 sqm block and on the market for $3.5m.31 Beatrice Terrace, Ascot, is for sale at $2.85 million.Ray White Ascot agent Damon Warat said Ascot was coming off a great year, with demand surging.“Our biggest difficulty as agents now is trying to find houses to sell,” he said.“Ascot is an area with a culture, a lot of character homes, it’s got a great community and great schooling — all these factors set it apart from its neighbours.“It’s more of a family suburb than Teneriffe and New Farm. It’s generally where professionals aspire to move to before they start a family. We get a lot who work overseas and come back to have a family home in the area.”CoreLogic principal researcher Cameron Kusher said while “Brisbane certainly does have an affordability advantage relative to the southern capital cities”, job prospects would be key to further increases in migration.“Weaker career prospects outside of Sydney and Melbourne is likely to weigh on any decision to move to Qld from the southern states. Our belief is that through 2019 housing market conditions will be similar to 2018’s conditions with the possibility that value growth may accelerate a little late in the year.”75 Charlton Street, Ascot, is on the market for $2.99 million.This renovated home at 19 Upper Lancaster Rd, Ascot, is currently on the market.Carl Mogridge, director at The Property Agency, and his wife Dr Philippa Mogridge, a dentist, both 34, plan to move to Ascot in March from their current home in Sydney’s Bondi.“The basic premise of moving back to Brisbane was we acquired a new dental centre, Philippa did, and I’m also going to expand our creative agency into the Brisbane market as well. The second reason is we’ve got a little baby daughter Victoria (seven months old) and we’re moving back closer to family. And it’s a lower cost of living compared to the eastern suburbs of Sydney.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoThey plan to rent out their two bedroom Bondi apartment for $1200 a week – which is about the same cost as renting a two storey Queenslander in Brisbane’s inner-city.“The average house price in Bondi is just ridiculous, so it excludes a lot of people from buying. So getting a beautiful house in Ascot which is the premier suburb in Brisbane for us, very eastern suburbs, our dollar will travel further.”Queensland’s most expensive suburbs:(Based on median house price)Ascot $1,600,000Chandler $1,580,000Teneriffe $1,577,500New Farm $1,500,000Sunshine Beach $1,500,000Mermaid Beach $1,456,000Bulimba $1,320,000Hamilton $1,302,500Chevallum $1,300,000Upper Brookfield $1,280,000(Source: CoreLogic Market Trends)FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Wildcats Harriers Participate At Connersville Invite

first_imgThe Franklin County Boys Cross Country team placed 10th out of 15 teams at the Connersville Invitational on Tuesday, September 19th. However, only 4 points separated 10th place from 8th place. Hagerstown placed 1st and East Central finished 2nd.Senior, Evan Apsley, was the top finisher for Franklin County. He finished 16th with a time of 18:53. He is starting to stay under 19 minutes consistently. Senior, Cody Moore, finished 25th, with a time of 19:15. The hilly Connersville course and the hot/humid temperatures were not ideal for faster times. Despite this, the Franklin County Boys made a strong showing.The Franklin County Girls Cross Country team placed 6th out of 13 teams at the Connersville Invitational, on Tuesday, September 21st. They were only 7 points from 5th place. East Central placed 1st.Freshman, Lauren Kelley, placed 4th and broke her own school record that she just broke three days prior at South Dearborn. She dropped her time by 10 more seconds with a time of 21:27. Sophomore, Katelyn Meyer, just missed a top 25 spot. Her time of 24:26 earned her 26th place. Taylor Stewart and Kairee Hodapp were very close behind Katelyn, and were 29th and 31st respectively, out of 87 competitors. Even though, the whole team only had one personal record, the whole team is staying close to their solid times and remaining competitive.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Stacey Nobbe.last_img read more

Vanlaningham earns main event pole start with Hobby Stock qualifier win

first_imgJesse Vanlaningham earned Saturday’s pole start along with the win in the first qualifying feature Monday for Hobby Stocks at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 3) – Jesse Vanlaningham will start from the pole in Saturday’s Hobby Stock main event at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.The Beatrice, Neb., speedster ran in front the last 11 circuits in winning Monday’s first qualifying feature at Boone Speedway, taking advantage when leader Craig Clift and a lapped car made contact after midway in the 25-lapper.Andy Hoffman chased Vanlaningham across the stripe in a fast-paced feature slowed only by a caution on lap three. Four-time and defending champion Shannon Anderson motored from 12th starting to third.The rest of the top eight advancing to the inside row on Saturday were Clift, Brandon Nielsen, James Johnson, Matthew McAtee and Kyle Parizek. Shawn Wirtz was disqualified from a transfer spot because of an illegal carburetor.Anderson qualified for his career 10th main event, Vanlaningham his sixth and Nielsen his fourth.McAtee and Parizek are both in for the second time while Clift, Hoffman and Johnson all are first-time qualifiers.1st qualifying feature – 1. Jesse Vanlaningham, Beatrice, Neb.; 2. Andy Hoffman, Sioux City; 3. Shannon Anderson, New Virginia; 4. Craig Clift, Sioux City; 5. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer; 6. James Johnson, Cherokee; 7. Matthew McAtee, Elkhart; 8. Kyle Parizek, Hartwick; 9. David Rieks, Eldora; 10. Matt McDonald, Scranton; 11. Brett Vanous, Quasqueton; 12. Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley; 13. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn.; 14. Kaleb Jasperson, Pierce, Neb.; 15. Jacob Floyd, Cedar Rapids; 16. Tyson Overton, Carlisle; 17. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb.; 18. Eric Knutson, Slater; 19. Allyn Myers, Broken Bow, Neb.; 20. Dean Hartwig, Boone; 21. Jim Kimmel, Norfolk, Neb.; 22. Rusty Gyles, St. Charles; 23. Adam Lee, Salix; 25. Solomon Bennett, Minburn; 26. Seth Butler, Scranton; 27. Jason Fusselman, Avoca.last_img read more

Jaguars 3-day Franchise League launched

first_img… Set to commence on August 26By Rajiv BisnauthAIMING at developing the standard of Guyana’s cricket and ultimately cricket in the region, the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) yesterday launched a groundbreaking League, dubbed the ‘Jaguars three-day Franchise League’. The new League will abandon the traditional senior inter-county structure and comprise eight franchise teams countrywide namely: Upper Corentyne (Nigg to Skeldon), Lower Corentyne (Albion to New Amsterdam), West Berbice, East Coast Demerara, Georgetown, East Bank/Upper Demerara, West Demerara and Essequibo.In this new franchise system more than 100 quality players will vie for places in the national teams in the various formats.During the official launching, Secretary of the GCB, Anand Sanasie, told the gathering that the initiative is the perfect opportunity for more local players to get more involved in the game so that they can showcase their talent at a higher competitive level.“Everyone must have a chance not only those who have earned professional or academy contracts,” the GCB secretary said.Sanasie pointed out, that despite the huge cost to offset the entire tournament, the GCB is financially strong at least for this year, adding that each player and support staff will be paid $5 000 per day once cricket is played.Also making brief remarks was GCB president Drubahadur, who expressed optimism that the League will further develop the game locally and also West Indies cricket.GCB’s Marketing Manager Raj Singh in giving an overview of the League, disclosed that the new system has been carefully designed to reinvigorate all aspects of cricket in Guyana.“This franchise system is aimed at allowing interested parties to invest in the development of the team of their choice and have a greater stake in the actual composition, planning and development of their respective teams.“This is a glorious opportunity for everyone to take ownership of their teams and its officials. We strongly feel that this new structure will bring more spectator interest to the game of cricket in Guyana,” Singh divulged.Singh pointed out that in order to ensure that each franchise team is competitive as possible, the GCB has allocated the 33 cricketers under contract with West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and Cricket Guyana Inc. (CGI) within the eight teams in a fair and transparent manner, with the remainder of the teams coming from other players drawn largely from the eight geographic areas.It was also pointed out that each franchise team can have two international players at their disposal, as well as two players out of their geographical area.Singh further indicated that several franchise-holders are at various stages of negotiations with the GCB regarding the ownership of a team.To this end, Singh said that interesting franchise-holders can take ownership of a team of their choice, preferably in the geographical area of their business enterprise.“There will be contracts to be signed between the franchise owners and GCB clearly outlining each party’s duties and responsibilities, with the local boards lending support and technical personnel in the general administrative plans of the franchise,” Singh said.Each franchise will have its own base ground facility for practice, training and games along with its own set of officials.It was confirmed that the Upper Corentyne franchise will have Port Mourant Community Centre ground as its base ground facility while Lower Corentyne will be based at the Albion Community Centre ground.West Berbice will travel to Young Warriors Cricket Club ground, East Coast Demerara at Enmore Community Centre ground. Georgetown will be based at GCC, East Bank/Upper Demerara will be at Everest, West Demerara will be at Wales and Essequibo was confirmed to be based at the Imam Bacchus ground.The management officials were also confirmed and are as follows: Upper Corentyne (coach Winston Smith, Manager/Assistant coach Delbert Hicks), Lower Corentyne (coach Julian Moore, Manager/Assistant coach Andre Percival), West Berbice (coach Adrian Amsterdam, Manager/Assistant coach David Black), East Coast Demerara (coach Esaun Crandon, Manager/Assistant coach Jitlal Jowharilall), Georgetown (coach Colin Stuart, Manager/ Assistant/coach Garvin Nedd), East Bank/Upper Demerara (coach Clive Grimmond, Manager/Assistant coach Rohan Sarjoo), West Demerara (coach Rayon Griffith, Manager/Assistant coach Dhanpaul) and Essequibo (coach Michael Franco, Manager/Assistant coach Forbes Daniels).The franchise teams will play each other once with the League set to conclude on October 9.last_img read more