Cynthia Erivo Tapped for B’way Revival of The Color Purple

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 8, 2017 Related Shows It’s confirmed! As previously speculated, Cynthia Erivo, who starred in the U.K.’s Menier Chocolate Factory production of The Color Purple as Celie, will reprise her role in the revival on the Great White Way. The John Doyle-helmed show, co-starring Jennifer Hudson as Shug Avery, has also announced dates and theater. The musical will begin performances on November 9 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre and officially open on December 3.Erivo will be making her Broadway debut. Her additional stage credits include Henry IV, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Sister Act, I Can’t Sing and Dessa Rose.The Color Purple features a book by Marsha Norman, lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray and music by Russell and Willis. Based on the novel by Alice Walker, the tuner tells the story of Celie, a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discovers her voice in the world.Doyle’s stripped-down production opened in London on July 15, 2013. The new staging cuts approximately 30 minutes of material from the original incarnation and its producers include Oprah Winfrey.Check out Erivo talking about Celie below. Star Files Cynthia Erivocenter_img View Comments The Color Purple Jennifer Hudsonlast_img read more

Vote for the Star of the Year

first_imgIt’s time to deck the halls, which can only mean that it’s your turn to select’s 2015 Star of the Year! From triple threats to champion barkers to genuine geniuses, we’ve compiled a list of ten talented thespians to choose from.Cast your vote by 11:59 PM (EST) on December 20 and crown one of the following nominees with the coveted title of Star of the Year! Vote below!ANNALEIGH ASHFORDFor taking home a Tony for the “worst dancing on Broadway” before becoming a “method dog” opposite Matthew Broderick—we will happily play fetch with her anytime!MICHAEL CERVERIS For moving us to tears in Fun Home, revealing all about fake hair and for that “who dat” while winning a Tony Award.KRISTIN CHENOWETH For hopping aboard On the Twentieth Century, dressing up as E.T. at the Tonys…and for scaring us all silly as Maleficent.BRIAN D’ARCY JAMES For reigning over off-Broadway in Hamilton ahead of hating Shakespeare as a Bottom brother—the Spotlight has been on him this year.LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA For his certified genius, being in every room where it happened and just generally blowing us all to a galaxy far, far away.HELEN MIRRENFor bringing a regal presence to Broadway, her flawless subway etiquette and enlightening us on the usefulness of stripper shoes.MATTHEW MORRISON For making us gleeful about his Broadway return, owning the night and his secret career as a funky fresh dance instructional video star.KELLI O’HARA For getting us to whistle a happy tune, doing the worm and overcoming hoop-skirt nightmares.ALEX SHARP For his super good day at the 2015 Tonys, filming with Hedwig and learning to love rats.GEORGE TAKEI Oh my! For boldly going—and pledging Allegiance to—Broadway, of course. View Commentslast_img read more

Potting-soil Tricks.

first_imgConfused about how to choose the best potting soil? On “Gardening in Georgia”July 27 and 29, host Walter Reeves sorts out the selections with University of Georgiahorticulturist Paul Thomas.Reeves also shows a trick you can use to save potting soil. Big containers, he says,don’t need to be completely filled with soil. Use empty bottles to take up space in thelarge pot.He takes a look at nursery plants, too. Unfortunately, the plant you buy at a nurserymay be infected with root rot before you buy it. UGA plant pathologist JeanWilliams-Woodward shows Reeves how to identify and avoid sick plants.Finally, Reeves finds that a dandelion fork is just the tool for removing weeds fromyour lawn. Stick a fork in it!Thursdays, Saturdays on GPTVDon’t miss “Gardening in Georgia” Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. or Saturdays at 10a.m. on Georgia Public Television. The show is designed especially for Georgia gardeners. “Gardening in Georgia” is produced by the University of Georgia College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences and GPTV. Walter Reeveslast_img read more

Vermont to share in $48 Million General Dynamics contract for US Army

first_imgGeneral Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems,The US Army, Army Contracting Command, Joint Munitions and Lethality, in Picatinny, NJ, has awarded General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products an order valued at approximately $48 million to produce reactive armor side skirt tiles for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle System. Deliveries are expected to begin in February 2011 and be completed in September 2011. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).The reactive armor system is composed of tiles that fasten to the exterior of a vehicle, allowing it to better withstand direct hits from a variety of anti-armor munitions.Production work will be performed at the General Dynamics facility in McHenry, Miss., and the program will be managed from General Dynamics’ Burlington Technology Center in Vermont. A strategic partner, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., Ordnance and Protection Division, will share the production workload in Haifa, Israel.”Our reactive armor technology adds a valuable level of vehicle protection against shaped-charge threats and explosively-formed projectiles,” said Russ Klein, vice president and general manager of weapon systems for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products. “Designed specifically for the U.S. Army’s Bradley Fighting Vehicle, reactive armor prevents severe damage to combat vehicles in Iraq, and more importantly saves lives.”In addition to manufacturing the reactive armor tiles for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, General Dynamics provides complete assembly, integration and storage capabilities for the U.S. Army’s reactive armor tile program.General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, located in Charlotte, N.C., provides a broad range of system solutions for military and commercial applications. The company designs, develops and produces high-performance weapon and armament systems, defensive armor, countermeasure systems and aerospace composite solutions, as well as off-road axle and suspension systems. It is also a leading U.S. producer of biological and chemical detection systems. More information about General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products can be found on the Internet at is external).General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at is external).SOURCE General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products. CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 25, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —last_img read more

Rear in Gear: It Kicks Ass

first_imgSeven years ago, BRO editor-in-chief Will Harlan needed emergency surgery after a portion of his colon twisted shut upon itself. It was a close call, and the Asheville GI docs were essential in saving his life. Ever since, he has been running the Rear in Gear 5K, the annual race that the Asheville GI docs organize.For the sixth straight year, Harlan won the event. As he has aged, his times have slowed, but the 39-year-old runner hung on for one more year. He barely finished ahead of NOC Vice President and uber-athlete Jay Curwen.Best of all, says Harlan, was another runner gaining on him: his seven-year-old son River. He ran the hilly 5K —without once stopping to walk—in 32 minutes.Harlan says that the race itself is one of the most powerful and touching 5K events he’s ever run. The Rear in Gear 5K honors victims of colon cancer and celebrates survivors, some of whom speak at the awards ceremony afterward. Many runners and walkers on the course have names of loved ones fighting colon cancer printed on their shirts.“Compared to their suffering, my pain seems small,” says Harlan.The race benefits the Colon Cancer Coalition and helps to raise awareness about the importance of unpleasant but life-saving colon cancer screenings.Read the story and see the full results here.last_img read more

Ten Things You Never Knew About Virginia Biking Guru Kyle Lawrence

first_imgThose who live in or around Harrisonburg, Virginia know that it is a town with a prominent and growing bike community. Many of the roads around the community are currently being expanded to include a bike route for students heading to class at James Madison University and for the thousands of bikers who are on their way to some of the best biking areas on the East Coast. One figure who has played a huge role in this ever-developing bike community is Kyle Lawrence.Kyle is currently the president of the Shenandoah Valley Bike Coalition (SVBC). Here, they strive to improve all types of cycling in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County by building trails, pushing the city to build bike lanes, and doing various bike community building events. Last week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Kyle and discuss everything from his favorite trails to favorite foods and compiled a list of 10 things you never knew about Kyle.IMG_3972He works at the SBC. No, not the SVBC where Kyle is president, but the Shenandoah Bike Company which has no connection to SVBC except for their love to ride. The Shenandoah Bike Company is one of the four Harrisonburg’s local bike shops. For ten years, Kyle has been doing “a little bit of everything” at the store.Kyle is an alum of James Madison University. About ten years ago, Kyle graduated with a degree in history. Historically, he had been working for the bike company for a few years so he saw fit to continue working there after graduation and live in the community.While a student, Kyle planned and put on four different mountain bike events. He immediately got involved with the JMU cycling club as a freshmen and was quickly plugged into community events through this club and the bike coalition. Kyle and the cycling club planned three mountain bike races at Massanutten as well as a hill climb to the top of Reddish Knob.Biking wasn’t always Kyle’s niche. Before joining the cycling club and having endless opportunities to ride at JMU, Kyle lived in Fairfax, Virginia where he rode bikes some, but really found his passion riding once he lived in Harrisonburg. “Not only is this a fantastic location to ride roads or trails, but the people in the community really make it great,” Kyle says.The northern territory of George Washington National Forest is his favorite place to ride. The Lee Ranger District lies at the northern most part of George Washington National Forest and has amazing trails for hiking and biking. Being so close to Harrisonburg and having amazing bike trails, Kyle finds this to be his favorite area to ride in all of Virginia.Besides biking, camping is Kyle’s favorite outdoor activity. Bike camping, car camping, backpacking, and any other forms of camping attracts Kyle. His favorite places to camp are at the top of Shenandoah Mountain which borders Virginia & West Virginia and at Fridley Gap which is a hike with ridge climbs, gentle streams, and a refreshing swimming hole.Kyle’s longest time riding a bike was 19 hours. This big loop took Kyle almost a full day to ride. When I asked him why he did it, he told me that it was because this trail was just begging to be ridden. The furthest Kyle has ever ridden was 190 miles of road biking that he successfully completed last week.He has found a dead body at the head of the trail. About to embark on a harmless trail ride, Kyle stopped breathless in his tracks when he saw a trash bag with two legs hanging out. Before going to find help and call the police, he got a little closer to see that it was a dead bear that someone had shaved all the hair off its legs and improperly disposed of.He eats. He eats A LOT. When you ride 190 miles in one day, your body burns calories faster than you have a chance to consume them. So Kyle has to eat a lot of food, even when he doesn’t want to. His favorite food is an egg and cheese sandwich with fresh avocado and pesto.After ten plus years in Harrisonburg, Kyle is still blown away by the town. Founded over 100 years ago, Harrisonburg has an abundance of roads and new ones are continuing to pop up. Kyle is grateful that he can grab breakfast and coffee downtown and ride a few miles out to be emerged into the rolling hills and green fields of the countryside. There are so many roads he has explored on his bike yet there are still so many more that he enthusiastically waits to explore. With plenty of roads, trails, and open space Harrisonburg is the perfect destination for road and mountain bikers who are looking for a beautiful country town with passionate bikers like Kyle Lawrence.last_img read more

Kim Kardashian, Daughter North Being 2 Peas in a Pod: Pics

first_img“The way [Kim] explained it to me, north means highest power, and North is their highest point together,” Kardashian’s mom, Kris Jenner, explained on The View at the time. “I thought that was really sweet.”The KKW Beauty creator got the idea for the moniker from Jay Leno, she revealed in a January 2020 YouTube video with Kylie Jenner. “I was like, ‘No way. I would never name my daughter that.’ I said that on his show,” the Selfish author said at the time. “Everyone was coming up to me, like, ‘It’s such a cool name. You should really think about it.’ And Pharrell [Williams] had all these meanings.”- Advertisement – Like mother, like daughter! Kim Kardashian loves sharing her best bonding moments with her eldest daughter, North, via social media.The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star gave birth to her and Kanye West’s first child in June 2015 and announced her name later that same month.- Advertisement – The reality star went on to say, “Her thing is she thinks she’s outsmarting me. She’s like, ‘We’re having a tea party mom. No boys allowed. Dad can’t come too then,” she explained. “And she’ll just slam the door on her brother’s face. He’ll just start crying.”By December 2019, North had changed her tune and was being “very helpful” with Psalm.His birth really flipped their family dynamic, the E! personality told Entertainment Tonight in September 2019, explaining, “My two older kids would fight a little bit and now, since the baby’s here, everyone gets along, everyone loves each other. I’m rolling with it. It just really is zen. It feels really equal and calm and great. I feel like having four is so much more zen. I feel really calm and zen. I feel like they all love each other.”Keep scrolling to see Kardashian’s sweetest moments with her eldest daughter, from matching outfits to music videos. North became a big sister when Saint arrived in 2015, followed by Chicago and Psalm via surrogates in 2018 and 2019, respectively.It took the little one awhile to warm up to her first sibling, Kardashian admitted to Ryan Seacrest in August 2017.“I don’t know if it’s because she’s the older sister, I don’t know what it is. I thought it was a phase. She does not like her brother,” she told the Live With Kelly and Ryan host. “It’s so hard for me. I thought it was like OK, a couple of months, she’s just warming up to it. She gets so jealous when I would breast feed and all that kind of stuff. Now the phase isn’t going away.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Governor and First Lady Wolf Invite Public to Holiday Open House at the Governor’s Residence this Sunday

first_imgGovernor and First Lady Wolf Invite Public to Holiday Open House at the Governor’s Residence this Sunday SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 05, 2016center_img First Lady Frances Wolf,  Governor’s Residence,  Holidays,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf invite the public to join them this Sunday, December 11th for a Holiday Open House at the Governor’s Residence, located at 2035 North Front Street. The Open House, which will run from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., will be held in conjunction with the Historic Harrisburg Association’s Annual Candlelight House Tour.During the Open House, visitors will have the opportunity to drop off a new, unwrapped toy in the Toys for Tots box. A marine will be present to collect donations and talk about the program. Representatives from the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program will also be present with holiday cards for visitors to fill out for local veterans.“We look forward to this opportunity to open the Governor’s Residence during the holiday season so Pennsylvanians can take advantage of magnificent entertainment and holiday decorations on display throughout December,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “We also encourage visitors to give back to our community through Toys for Tots and Holiday Mail for Heroes.”Following is a schedule of entertainment provided by volunteers during the Open House:State Dining Room:1:00 P.M. Camp Hill United Methodist Bell Choir2:00 P.M. Karl Hausman-Pianist3:00 P.M. Men in Harmony4:00 P.M. Lemoyne Trinity Lutheran Bell Choir5:00 P.M. Hanover High School Victorian SingersGrand Hall Steps/Reception Room:1:00 P.M. Susquehanna Flute Quartet2:00 P.M. Trust Trio3:00 P.M. Members of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra4:00 P.M. Mechanicsburg Area Senior High Wildcat Singers5:00 P.M. Karl Hausman-PianistIn addition, volunteer contributors to this year’s holiday decorations at the Residence include:Students from Highland Elementary School (Highland Park, PA) and the Capital Area School for the Arts (Harrisburg, PA), who made ornaments for the Children’s Tree;Debra Eberly from d.w. designs (Harrisburg, PA), who designed and decorated the Mellon Parlor;The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (Strasburg, PA), who designed and installed the railroad display under the Children’s Tree in the State Reception Room;Michael Hoke from joseph allan DESIGNS (York, PA), who designed and decorated the Family Dining Room;Tracy Shue (York, PA), who designed and decorated the Erie Room;The Wolf Family, who decorated the State Entrance;Staff from the Governor’s Office, who decorated the Governor’s Library; andStaff from the Governor’s Residence, who decorated the Grand Hall Entrance.Visitors will also have the opportunity to view the current art exhibitions on display at the Governor’s Residence, including works by the late Pennsylvania House Speaker K. Leroy Irvis, a photography exhibit curated by the Historic Harrisburg Association highlighting the history of Pennsylvania Governors’ Residences, as well as “thread paintings” by Easton-based artist Emil Lukas.For those unable to attend the open house this Sunday, the Governor’s Residence will be open from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on December 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, and 14th for holiday tours. Both the Holiday Open House and tours are free, and reservations are not required. No large bags, purses or totes are permitted, and security measures will be in place. For more information, visit Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Developer to give away a luxury car to one lucky resident

first_imgFront view of British shorthair cat, 7 months old, sitting. genericForget your standard house cat. You could soon be the proud owner of a jaguar. That’s the car, of course.Ferro Property Group will give away a Jaguar F-PACE, worth more than $90,000, to one lucky resident once the final apartment in its $27 million London Residences development in West End is sold. One London Residences buyer will win a Jaguar F-PACE. (Image is not the actual car)Sixty per cent of the 26 boutique apartment complex have already been snapped up, with 100 per cent of those sold to owner occupiers. And while the luxury vehicle may be an attractive lure for some, it has not been the major drawcard for buyers. London Residences at West EndRay White New Farm principal Haesley Cush said London Residences was the ideal luxury development for downsizers.“I regularly struggle to recommend appropriate apartment options to buyers wanting to move on from their large suburban houses,” he said. “With just 26 apartments – including enormous two-storey villas – London Residences is arguably Brisbane’s only completed development that offers a viable next step for luxury downsizers.”Anne and Kevin Rynne bought one of the residences after calling Sanctuary Cove home for the past decade. “When you live in a beautiful villa overlooking a golf course, it is hard to imagine that we could do better,” Mrs Rynne said. “We looked at hundreds of apartments across southeast Queensland but nothing grabbed us. “As soon as we saw London Residences, we knew we’d found our next home.”Ferro Property Group managing director Marco Ferro said there was an undersupply of true boutique developments in Brisbane.London Residences features 26 boutique three and four bedroom apartments over seven levels, a massive rooftop area including a pool, day beds, steam room, fully equipped kitchen, billiards and wide screen television.center_img London Residences at West EndMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agolast_img read more

Street prostitution rife, Parliament told

first_img3 News 27 June 2013Asenati Lole-Taylor says street prostitution is rife in Manukau, Christchurch and other areas (file) The Government is shifting responsibility for the problems caused by street prostitution on to local councils which don’t have powers to deal with it, Parliament has been told. NZ First MP Asenati Lole-Taylor says street prostitution is rife in Manukau, Christchurch and other areas. In Parliament yesterday she questioned Prime Minister John Key about what the Government intended doing to curb it. Mr Key said the Local Government Act empowered councils to make by-laws. read more