Off-Broadway Hit Disco Musical Here Lies Love Eyes Life on Broadway and Beyond

Off-Broadway Hit Disco Musical Here Lies Love Eyes Life on Broadway and Beyond

first_img Here Lies Love For more about Here Lies Love, hear what star Jose Llana had to say in his Showtease video or learn more about breakout leading lady Ruthie Ann Miles. The smash hit disco musical Here Lies Love is about to end its four-times-extended run at the Public Theater, but the curtain may not fall on the 360-degree immersive Imelda Marcos-inspired show just yet.  Rumors have swirled about a possible transfer for the show since it opened to rave reviews in April, but now The New York Times reports that the search for a theater on Broadway or elsewhere is indeed heavily underway. Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis acknowledged that four different spatial design possibilities have been developed by set designer David Korins, whose layout for Here Lies Love involves moving platforms and standing audience members who dance along as the set morphs throughout the show. Alex Timbers’ creative staging of the show—which charts the life of Imelda Marcos with a score by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim—will require an unconventional set-up, but Eustis promises that “wherever we go, we will maintain the actor-audience relationship and interaction, and the space will have to keep the feel and energy of a nightclub.” Eustis also revealed that the Broadway-hopeful show has also received “a stunning level of interest” from nationwide and international producers who could ostensibly take the reins of a new production. A report from The Daily Mail earlier in July alleged that a production in London could happen as early as summer 2014. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2015 View Commentslast_img read more

Disaster! Director Jack Plotnick Set to Join the Cast of His Riotous & Raucous New Off-Broadway Musical

first_imgHi! We’re your Broadway news girls, and have we got news for you. You better listen! It’s raining Plotnick! Hallelujah! It’s raining Plotnick! Amen! Jack Plotnick will join the cast of Disaster!, the hilarious 1970’s disaster movie musical playing at off-Broadway’s St. Luke’s Theatre. Plotnick will step into the role of Tony beginning November 12. Plotnick replaces John Treacy Egan, who will be joining Paper Mill Playhouse’s production of Oliver! from November 21 through December 29. Egan will return to Disaster! in January 2014. Disaster! Disaster! features costume design by Brian Hemesath, scenic and lighting design by Josh Iacovelli, sound design by Brett Rothstein and musical supervision by Steve Marzullo. View Comments Related Showscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on April 11, 2014 The cast of Disaster! also includes Tom Riis Farrell, Michele Ragusa, Jennifer Simard, Sherz Aletaha, Ashanti J’Aria, Haven Burton, Charity Dawson, Saum Eskandani, Matt Farcher, Drew Geraci, Maggie McDowell, Rob Sapp and Jonah Verdon. Directed by Plotnick and starring Tony nominee Mary Testa and Seth Rudetsky (co-creator and co-writer), Disaster! is set on a summer night in Manhattan in 1979 and follows a group of NYC A-listers who party at the grand opening of a floating casino/disco—until disaster strikes. Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos, killer bees, rats, sharks and piranhas all threaten the guests, who sing some of the biggest hits of the ‘70s, including “Hot Stuff,” “I Am Woman,” “Knock on Wood” and more.last_img read more

Little Miss Sunshine Knows About Popular! Hannah Nordberg Goes Backstage With Wicked Witches

first_img Star Files Hannah Nordberg might need a little (OK a lot) bit of wardrobe help as awkward Olive Hoover in Little Miss Sunshine, but in real life, she’s an aspiring fashionista who looks up to one good witch in particular: Glinda! Decked out in a hot pink T-shirt (Glinda would totally approve), Nordberg caught a December 8 performance of Wicked—and after the show, she was psyched to meet Alli Mauzey (Glinda) and Lindsay Mendez (Elphaba, a role Nordberg is also dying to play) backstage! Click below to see the Little Miss Sunshine star meet her Broadway idols, then catch her off-Broadway through December 15! Related Shows Little Miss Sunshine Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 15, 2013 Lindsay Mendez View Commentslast_img read more

Imperial Sand Dunes

first_imgThe Imperial Sand Dunes are the largest mass of sand dunes in California. Just 45 minutes west of Yuma, this dune system extends for more than 40 miles along the eastern edge of the Imperial Valley agricultural region in a band averaging 5 miles in width. It is roughly bordered on the west by the Coachella Canal, which delivers Colorado River water to the fertile agricultural valley to the north. A major east-west route of the Union Pacific railroad skirts the eastern edge.The dune system is divided into three areas. The northernmost area is known as Mammoth Wash. South of Mammoth Wash is the North Algodones Dunes Wilderness established by the 1994 California Desert Protection Act. This area is closed to motorized use and visitors can access it by hiking and horseback only. The largest and most heavily used area begins at Highway 78 and continues south just past Interstate 8. The expansive dune formations offer picturesque scenery, opportunities for solitude, a chance to view rare plants and animals, and a playground for all-terrain vehicles, dune buggies and many different types of off-road vehicles.The recreational use of the dunes has historical roots beginning with local families who would travel to the dunes to drive the plank road and have a Sunday picnic. The dunes also became a place for families to camp and try out, or develop, new machines for driving in the sand. A milestone in the evolution of off-highway vehicles use came after World War II when surplus jeeps were available for purchase by the private sector. The Imperial Sand Dunes is also believed to be the birthing place for the early dune buggies. Model A cars with their bodies removed were some of the first buggies attempting the challenges of the sand dunes. Multiple generations of families have loyally followed this tradition, flocking to the dunes to play and socialize several times a year. Thus a social culture, unique to the dunes, has developed and will evolve as new generations of families continue to observe their traditions.Hollywood has also become fond of the dunes’ unique scenery and they became the backdrop for major Hollywood movies, such as the desert planet of Tatooine in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.” The dunes have also been used for television commercials and both commercial and artistic photography. To reach the Imperial Sand Dunes, take Interstate 8 East toward El Centro, Calif. Take the Ogilby Road exit. Turn right onto Ogilby Road (24 miles), then turn left onto California State Route 78 (9 miles). For more information, call the U.S. Bureau of Land Management El Centro at 760-337-4400.last_img read more

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

first_imgThe Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMRCS) provides assistance to active-duty members and retired Navy and Marine Corps service members.The society offers many services, including financial assistance for temporary hardship, budget counseling, a food locker, gift layettes of infant clothing and other basic items for newborns, referral to other military or community service organizations, a listening post for people with problems, education loan programs for family members of active-duty personnel and children of retirees, and fleet input to commissioning programs.Financial assistance, in the form of interest-free loans when the service member can repay, is provided in emergency situations. Emergencies include:• Basic living expenses (food, shelter and utilities).• Emergency transportation.• Funeral expenses.• Emergency automobile repair.• Medical and dental expenses.• Individual home disasters.These areas of assistance, while stated in general terms, are subject to some limitations and restrictions. Contact NMCRS at 912-573-3928 for more information.last_img read more

School Calendars, Hours and Schedules

first_imgDue to the school districts in the San Diego County being independent of one another, the school calendars will also vary by district. Not all schools in San Diego start in early September and end in the middle of June. There are some districts, including high school districts, that operate on a year-round or staggered schedule. Hours also may vary by district and by school site within the same district.last_img

The Spirit Chapel

first_imgThe Spirit Chapel at Whiteman AFB welcomes you! They want you to know, more than anything else, that there is a place for you to belong.Whether you are exploring faith or looking for a place to grow in your faith and serve, see what they have to offer right here at the Whiteman chapel. They want you to know that there are friendships and faith to be found near your home.To know and experience what is happening, please attend a worship service and get involved. They offer a vibrant and relevant program to assist in finding meaning and purpose in life. Come be blessed with them as they seek a relationship with God and others.CHAPEL100 Gray LaneCommercial 660-687-3652DSN 975-3652Fax 975-5580 (DSN)After hours (Command Post) 975-3778 (DSN)CatholicMass 11 a.m. Sunday, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through FridayReligious Education 9:30 a.m. Sunday (September through May)Scripture Study 6 p.m. Sunday (geared toward adults)Women’s Study 7 p.m. TuesdayProtestantProtestant Worship 9 a.m. SundayYoung Adult Study 6 p.m. Tuesday, CACWomen’s Bible Study 6:30 p.m. WednesdayChapel religious education classes are offered for preschool through adult level.Jewish and Islamic ProgramsPlease contact the chapel for information.last_img read more

Directions

first_imgDirections to fort leavenworthArriving at AirportKansas City International Airport (KCI) is a convenient 20 miles southeast of the post. There are no commercial buses, military buses nor rail service to or from the post. Airport limousine service operates on a 24-hour call basis. Call Rick’s Airport Express at (913) 651-4649, (1-800-331-6796) approximately 24 hours in advance to ensure a reservation for transportation to Fort Leavenworth.Driving from KCI and I-29 From KCI airport terminals follow the signs to I-29 North. Go North on I-29 for approximately 8 miles to Exit 18, Route 92, Platte City Exit. Turn left (West) on Route 92 through Platte City and toward the town of Tracy. After crossing the Platte River follow the sign that points left (West) toward Leavenworth 10 miles. After crossing the Missouri bridge continue on Metropolitan Ave to the Fort Leavenworth Front Gate.Driving from I-70 From I-70 take the Bonner Springs / Lansing / Leavenworth / KS highway 7 Exit. Go North on Hwy 7 through the city of Lansing to Leavenworth. Continue through Leavenworth on Hwy/4th Street to the intersection of Metropolitan and 4th Street. Turn left (West) and go three blocks to 7th Street. Turn Right (North) into Fort Leavenworth. Upon entering Fort Leavenworth you are on Grant Avenue.last_img read more

Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show Hits Denver in August

first_imgThe 2009 Rocky Mountain Bicycle Show is headed to Denver, CO, August 22-23, 2009.Held at the National Western Complex, it’ll host bicycle art and memorabilia from collector Howie Cohen, handmade bicycle builders like Tiemeyer Cycles, Black Sheep, Rene Herse, Courage Bicycles, Anvil Bicycle Works and big names like Moots showing off their finest.  Plus, check out the latest from various component manufacturers.Free local craft beer samples, kids bike rodeo, parties and roller races round out the festivities.  $10 for adults, kids 12 and under are free.  Proceeds benefit Bike Denver and Bicycle Colorado.Are you a budding photographer and/or journalist and/or just want to get your name out there?  Shoot us an email if you’re attending and want to take pics of cool handmade bikes and other drool-worthy stuff and we’ll cover your entry fee.last_img read more

Prototype Kappius Components Disc Brake Road, Cyclocross Wheels Spotted

first_imgHubs are convertible from QR to thru axle, making them fairly future proof. The KH-1.5 version uses a standard freehub body and continuous (not integrated and perforated like the KH-1.0) carbon shell.KappiusComponents.com The as yet unnamed rims will come in tubular and clincher, both sharing the same 25mm width and 35mm height. The clincher has an 18mm inside width. The bead hook is designed to let the tire’s bead nest gently in the bed and hold securely once inflated, but not so deep inside a hook that the sidewall shape is deformed when wrapping around the edge of the rim.They are disc specific with no brake track. Other specs are:24, 28 and 32 hole drillings35mm deep25mm width, 18mm internal2.3mm offset spoke bed“U-Shaped” cross sectionExternal NipplesMSRP $599 tentativelyThe complete wheelset will run $2000 with DT Aerolite spokes and DT Pro Lock nipples. Available for cross season, Brady says he’s hoping to have them in stock and ready to ship in late July. Spied aboard the team edition of the new Niner BSB 9 RDO cyclocross bike were prototype wheels from Kappius Components, put there by team rider and hub brand president Brady Kappius.They are some pretty early test versions that helped them develop their own rims, and the final shape is going to be a good bit different. Brady says every contour and dimension were designed in house. They’re laced here to Kappius KH-1.5 hubs, which we saw at Sea Otter. We also saw their first production rims there, aimed at mountain bikers, with their take on bead hook design. That same design is mimicked on these rims, which they say are ready for both road and cyclocross.Roll through for cross sections and more pics and details…last_img read more