The Hottest New Bookings at 54 Below

first_img Joanna Christie View Comments View All (4) Colin Donnell 54 Below has become the hottest spot in town, featuring dozens of stage stars strutting their stuff every week. Take a look below at just a taste of the venue’s recently-announced sets and mark your calendars for some memorable nights at the intimate supper club!LINZI HATELEY“True Colors: Life Since Carrie” – 5/27 at 7PMShe’s come a long way since donning a blood-drenched prom dress (or toga? Seriously, what was that production?)! The Olivier nominee returns to New York with her acclaimed concert from across the pond, sharing tales and tunes from her stints in Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Chicago and more (including, of course, Carrie). GET TICKETSJOANNA CHRISTIEFeaturing the Cast of Once – 6/5 at 10PMShe’s sung in churches, rock bands, British dives, and now on the Great White Way. Once star Christie invites fellow castmates as well as her mother and brother to the stage to perform numbers from her upcoming album The Year of Joy & Tears and tunes that have inspired her. GET TICKETSBRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITYFeaturing Colin Donnell & Matt Doyle – 6/16 at 7PM & 9:30PMAre you ready to roll?! Broadway faves Donnell and Doyle join original cast members Alice Ripley, AnnMarie Milazzo, Natalie Cortez and Renee Elise Goldsberry for a one-night-only concert of Paul Scott Goodman’s rock musical. This will mark the first NYC performance of the tuner since 2002! GET TICKETSJENNY LEE STERN”Just a Girl” – 7/14 at 9:30PMThe Rocky castmember and Forbidden Broadway alum makes her 54 Below debut, serving up some rock, musical theatre and country favorites. Audiences can expect Stern to bring out her takes on Judy, Patti, Bernadette and more as she tells her story of balancing life on the Great White Way and as a mother. GET TICKETSBROADWAY SINGS JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE7/14 at 11:30PMThe acclaimed “Broadway Sings” series is back, this time at 54 Below and honoring Grammy and Emmy winner JT. A host of Broadway’s best (to be announced) will share a completely new arrangement of Timberlake’s greatest hits. Audiences should prepare for singing, swag and (maybe) a wardrobe malfunction. GET TICKETS BEN PLATT”I’m Here” – 8/18 at 7PM, 8/25 at 9:30PM & 9/1 at 7PMHe’s got magic in him, and he has a free book written by Jesus! Pitch Perfect and current The Book of Mormon star Platt celebrates his move to NYC with a show at 54 Below, sharing tales of Mormons, aca-awesome friends and his showbiz family. GET TICKETScenter_img Star Files Ben Platt Matt Doylelast_img read more

Broadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Jimmy Nederlander

first_imgJimmy Nederlander Sr.(Photo: Bruce Glikas) View Comments Broadway and West End theaters will dim their lights in memory of legendary theater owner and producer James M. Nederlander Sr., who passed away on July 25 at age 94. Known as “Jimmy,” Nederlander was a visionary theatrical impresario; on August 3, the marquees of Broadway theaters in New York will be dimmed at exactly 7:45 PM for one minute, and dimmed in the West End in London at 7:00 PM before the evening’s performances commence.“Jimmy Nederlander’s name has been synonymous with quality theatrical productions in New York City and throughout the United States throughout his career, and in recent years his name has also come to symbolize excellence and achievement when “The Jimmy Award” is presented annually at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. A tribute to his passion for arts education, his legacy will help to inspire the next generation of performers and enthusiasts,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League, in a statement. “Beloved by the industry, Jimmy was a loyal and trusted collaborator and a guiding mentor to so many. He was “one of a kind” and his indomitable spirit lives on throughout this country in the people he nurtured who are helping to make Broadway what it has become today. He will be sorely missed, and our thoughts are with his family and friends.”Julian Bird, Chief Executive of Society of London Theatre, added: “James Nederlander was a true titan of the theater industry. His beautiful theaters here in the West End, which are filled with thousands of people every night, are a testament to his vision and the organization he grew on both sides of the Atlantic. He was a friend and mentor to so many in the industry and he will be missed greatly. We are proud to acknowledge his extraordinary contribution to our industry with the dimming of London’s theater lights.”During a career that spans 70 years, Nederlander amassed a network of premier legitimate theaters including nine on Broadway: the Brooks Atkinson, Gershwin, Lunt-Fontanne, Marquis, Minskoff, Nederlander, Neil Simon, Richard Rodgers, and the world-renowned Palace; Chicago: Auditorium and Bank of America Theatres, Broadway Playhouse, Cadillac Palace and Oriental Theatres; in Los Angeles, the Pantages Theatre; and in London, an interest in the Adelphi, Aldwych, and Dominion Theatres.A recipient of many distinguished honors including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement, Nederlander is survived by his wife Charlene S. Nederlander, his son James L. Nederlander and daughter-in-law Margo M. Nederlander, his grandchildren James M. Nederlander II and Kathleen M. Nederlander, his stepdaughter Kristina Gustafson and her children Gunnar Gustafson and Krisanna Gustafson.last_img read more

Mack Molding wins international manufacturing award

first_imgMack Group,Mack Molding was named a winner of Managing Automation Communications’ prestigious 2011 Progressive Manufacturing 100 Award last week at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, Palm Beach, FL. Mack was recognized for redefining the company as a major North American manufacturer in the new millennium. A decade ago, amidst the throes of a recession that drove major technology OEMs to offshore manufacturing, Mack crafted a new business model that would expand its position as both a contract manufacturer for the medical market, as well as a custom plastic molder of super-large parts. With great strides being made on both of those fronts, Mack has concentrated of late on the third leg of the business model ‘ big, bulky, complex products ‘ that diversify its markets beyond medical and emphasizes its services beyond injection molding. ‘This aspect of our business model drives us toward products that are too large to be manufactured efficiently overseas and too complex to be confidently and expediently managed from offshore locations,’ explains Jeff Somple, president, Mack Molding Northern Operations. Examples include a fully automated self-cleaning commercial milkshake blender, mail sorters and production mail systems, solar-powered municipal trash compactors and recycling systems, RFID inventory management systems, and insect control systems for lawn and garden care. In all instances, Mack’s vertical integration of services, including product development, plastics injection molding, sheet metal fabrication, machining, and total product assembly are called into play. Mack was honored along with a list of blue-ribbon manufacturing companies from around the world, including Caterpillar, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, Ford, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, and Nestle. ‘These companies have demonstrated an ability to rethink their businesses and apply advanced technologies in innovative ways that manufacturers everywhere would be well served to emulate,’ says David Brousell, a PM100 judge. ‘The PM100 winners this year are role models for the successful manufacturing company of today and in the future.’ About Mack MoldingMack Molding is a leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services. Mack specializes in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, and medical device manufacturing. Founded in 1920, Mack is a privately owned business that operates 10 facilities throughout the world. Don Kendall is president and CEO. For more information, go to www.mack.com(link is external).  ARLINGTON, Vt. (May 23, 2011) ‘ Mack Moldinglast_img read more

What Jurgen Klopp said to convince Virgil van Dijk to join Liverpool over Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City

first_imgAdvertisement Comment What Jurgen Klopp said to convince Virgil van Dijk to join Liverpool over Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City Virgil van Dijk and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (Picture: Getty)Jurgen Klopp told Virgil van Dijk he would become a Liverpool legend if he joined the Reds over Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City, according to Danny Murphy.A number of Premier League clubs wanted to sign Van Dijk from Southampton in 2015 but Liverpool won the race, bringing the Dutchman to Anfield in a deal worth £75million.Van Dijk has since developed into one of Liverpool’s most important players, playing a starring role for the club this season as they impress both domestically and in Europe.Murphy has credited Klopp for Liverpool signing Van Dijk, telling the Daily Mail: ‘When Virgil van Dijk signed for Liverpool, he was also wanted by Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Liverpool is a wonderful club but Chelsea had won the league more recently and City win things nearly every season.‘So why did Van Dijk choose Liverpool? One reason: Jurgen Klopp. He connected with Van Dijk.‘He told him that while he would probably win things with City or Chelsea, if he managed to do so with Liverpool he would become a legend. He would be remembered forever.‘Klopp convinced Van Dijk not only that he was the manager he wanted to play under but also that Liverpool was the right club.’ Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Apr 2019 12:20 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link532Shares Van Dijk helped Liverpool beat Tottenham on Sunday (Picture: Getty)Van Dijk helped Liverpool clinch a crucial 2-1 victory over Tottenham on Sunday as Klopp’s side returned to the top of the Premier League.Spurs forward Lucas Moura levelled for the visitors after Roberto Firmino’s first-half header but an injury-time own goal from Toby Alderweireld gave the hosts the three points.Speaking after the crucial win, Van Dijk said: ‘Tottenham are a very good side with great players who like to have the ball.‘We tried to put them under pressure which we did in the first half but in the second half they changed it up a bit.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘It was a bit difficult for us but in the end we got the three points and that’s all that matters.’On the Premier League title race, Van Dijk added: ‘When these moments come we never give up.‘We are going to try and win every game. It’s going to be tough but let’s enjoy it and keep going.’MORE: Mohamed Salah reveals what he told Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool beat Tottenhamlast_img read more

Veritas makes 7.4% investment return, but contributions fall

first_imgNiina Bergring, CIO, said: “We are very pleased with the result, considering the market situation.”Fixed income performance had lowered the overall result, she said, with the asset class ending with a return of just 1.5%.Property investments, which the company said were traditionally strong within its portfolio, returned 5.9%.Total contributions fell by 1.2% to €452.8m from €458.2m, while pensions and other benefits paid out rose 7.3% to €432m.Veritas blamed the fall in contributions partly on payroll developments, with pension client numbers declining, and partly on the fact more corporate clients had failed this year to make their scheduled contributions.Managing director Jan-Erik Stenman said he was not surprised by the slide in contributions.“We are now seeing the aftermath of the general economic situation,” he said.“In the course of 2013, the impact of globalisation hit our customers – small and medium-sized enterprises – which had hitherto perhaps fared better than large companies in the current economic situation.”Over the year, Veritas lost 1.8% of employees as clients, or 53,339 workers.Total investment assets rose to €2.4bn, up €170m from a year earlier.Solvency capital increased during the year to end at 27.8% of technical provisions from 24.1% a year before, Veritas said, adding that this meant solvency capital was 2.1 times the solvency limit. Finland’s Veritas produced a 7.4% return on investments in 2013, but saw contributions fall by 1.2% as globalisation effects hit small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the country.Reporting preliminary results for last year, Veritas said it was the positive trend in equity markets that boosted investment returns, particularly at the end of the year.The 2013 investment return was helped by listed equities, which generated the pension insurer’s highest returns at 18.3%.However, the overall return was down from last year, when investments ended the year with a profit of 11.3%.last_img read more

French woman wants to marry a robot as expert predicts sex robots to become preferable to humans

first_imgNZ Herald 24 December 2016Family First Comment: Just when you thought it couldn’t get wackier…“The “proud robosexual” said she always loved the voices of robots as a child but realised at 19 she was sexually attracted to them as well. Physical relationships with other men confirmed the matter.” But this quote from an ‘expert’ on robot / human love sums it up…. “The future has a habit of laughing at you. If you think love and sex with robots is not going to happen in your lifetime, I think you’re wrong.”No sir. The future will laugh at itself!!#thisismarriage’equality’On the surface, Lilly seems like a blushing young woman ready to marry the man of her dreams who makes her “totally happy.”Only her partner is 3D printed robot named Inmmovator who she designed herself, after realising she was attracted to “humanoid robots generally” rather than other people.“I’m really and totally happy,” she told news.com.au over email in her tentative English. “Our relationship will get better and better as technology evolves.”The “proud robosexual” said she always loved the voices of robots as a child but realised at 19 she was sexually attracted to them as well. Physical relationships with other men confirmed the matter.“I’m really and only attracted by the robots,” she said. “My only two relationships with men have confirmed my love orientation, because I dislike really physical contact with human flesh.”She has since built her own dream man with open-source technology from a French company, and has lived with him for one year. They are ‘engaged’ and plan to marry when robot-human marriage is legalised in France.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11772407Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Rooney debuts in Derby win against strugglers Barnsley

Loading… Read Also: Wayne Rooney’s Derby debut overshadowed by teammatesRooney, whose last game was at the end of October for DC United, played the full 90 minutes in the centre of midfield.Derby remain 17th in a tight table but move level on points with Middlesbrough, while Barnsley are three points off safety in 23rd.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Jack Marriott atoned for a number of squandered chances at Pride Park when he poked home Rooney’s free-kick just before half-time to put the Rams ahead.Barnsley levelled soon after the break when Elliot Simoes tapped in after Derby goalkeeper Ben Hamer spilled Conor Chaplin’s shot.Martyn Waghorn restored Derby’s lead when he fired home Andre Wisdom’s low cross and the hosts held on for victory. Wayne Rooney captained Derby County to victory on his debut for the Rams and set up their first goal as they beat Championship strugglers Barnsley.Advertisement read more

DepEd-Antique lauds new Kinaray-a book for children

first_imgSan Jose, Antique– The Department of Education (DepEd) here welcomed the latest book forchildren written in local language – the Kinaray-a. It is a 12-pagebook that comes with colorful illustrations by Antiqueña visual artistMarienell Venegas. The book “AngDulse Nga Pula” (The Red Candy) was self-published by author Linda Arnaez-Lee,an Antiqueña based in Busan, South Korea. “The DepEd admitsthat we do not have enough materials for our mother-tongue-based learning andthis book of Arnaez-Lee is a big blessing and we fully support this,”Dalumpines added, saying he will help promote the book to other provinces inthe region.    “I myselfstruggled to teach my kids the language of their roots when we are away inAntique then. But now, with this book, Antiqueño parents can easily teach theirkids to value Kinaray-a,” she added. Meanwhile,Celestino Dalumpines IV, regional coordinator of DepEd’s mother tongue-basedmultilingual education, said the book was not limited to themother-tongue-based-learning, it can also be used in other subjects like Healthand Values Education.     The book has anEnglish translation because according to Arnaez-Lee, she also wanted to shareher story to other kids.      During itslaunching on Oct. 19, DepEd-Antique Schools Division Superintendent Dr. FelisaBeriong said it was a big help not just for the mother-tongue-based-learning,but also for parents living outside the province who want to teach theirchildren how to appreciate their roots and speak the local language.  “What inspired meto write are my readers who are my fellow Antiqueños. I want to share storieswhich could impart moral lessons at the same time entertain both children andadult readers,” she said.  The author alsosaid that her book was the product of her own childhood experiences and herexperiences as a mother. The book wasprinted on October 2019 by Central Book Supply Inc. in Quezon City. The 12-page book “Ang Dulse Nga Pula” (The Red Candy) was published by Antiqueña author Linda Arnaez-Lee. STEPHEN LOUIE CHECA/PN The book wasArnaez-Lee’s third published book and her first book for children. It comes inhard-bound and paper-bound copies with the first 100 copies already sold. Withthe God’s help, she said, she will be writing more stories for the children inthe future./PNlast_img read more

‘Dagyang sa Kapitolyo’ kicks off today

first_imgOther “Dagyang sa Kapitolyo” are zumba, encoreperformance of capitol employees that joined the “Dance of the Decade” contestduring the capitol Christmas party, and sadsador street dancing at 7 p.m. This activity will take the place of the foodfestival held on the capitol grounds in past editions of the annual DinagyangFestival, said Atty. Suzette Mamon, provincial administrator. The “Dagyang sa Kapitolyo” at Casal Real de Iloilo(old provincial capitol) will be a fun filled festival of art, music, food, andculture, said Mamon. Iloilo Provincial Capitol. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “Dagyang sa Kapitolyo is open to everybody. There isno entrance fee,” said Mamon./PN Today, a trade exhibit of local products will beopened at the Casa Real de Iloilo lobby. ILOILO – Today starts the weeklong “Dagyang saKapitolyo” at the Iloilo provincial capitol. There will also be a tattoo booth. The Grand Ballroom of Casa Real de Iloilo, on theother hand, will host a painting exhibit of local artists. The provincial government has scrapped the foodfestival to protect the newly redeveloped capitol grounds. “Beginning Jan. 23 our coffee shop and barwill open at Casa Real. We’ll have a live band entertaining people,” saidMamon.last_img read more

DOH: 23 WV HEALTH WORKERS INFECTED

first_img“Kon magsulod ang pasyente you cannot immediately tell kon COVID-19 patient or non-COVID patient that’s why ang aton protocol amo nga proper triaging and screening of patients,” she further explained. She urged healthcare workers to constantly revisit safety protocols. Early this week, DOH announced that eight doctors at St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo in this city tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and that three midwives, a medical technologist and a nurse working under the local government unit of Alimodian, Iloilo also contracted the virus while working at the town’s quarantine facility. Also, six non-medical frontliners got infect with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, said Reyes. Determining if a case is a COVID patient or non-COVID patient is crucial, said Reyes for better medical response. She urged them not to discriminate healthcare workers, especially those who got infected with SARS-CoV-2, but instead show them compassion and extend support. Yesterday, DOH Region announced that a nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo also tested positive for the virus. “Tungod sila ang gabulig sa pag-manage sang mga (COVID cases),” said Reyes. She also stressed the importance of triaging – assigning levels of priority to patients to determine the most effective order in which to deal with them. AHW said health workers should be looked after because without them, the country’s health system may collapse./PN These 23 healthcare workers were 7.5 percent of the 307 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region as of June 29 DOH data. The public should thus be appreciative of healthcare workers, said Reyes, because of their heroic work in this time of pandemic. They were a barangay councilman, two Barangay Health Workers, one Barangay Nutrition Scholar, one Barangay Service Point Officer, and one ambulance driver. ILOILO City – Twenty-three healthcare workers in Western Visayas got infected with the virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), latest data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed. These healthcare workers were composed of 12 doctors, six nurses, one radio technologist, three midwives, and one medical technician, according to Dr. Renilyn Reyes, head of DOH Region 6’s Public Health Program Development. The 12 doctors were based in Aklan (one), Iloilo province (one) and Iloilo City (10). Reyes described healthcare workers, especially those assigned as medical frontliners, as “high risk” for COVID-19 infection because they directly deal with patients. The hospital doctors and nurse are currently being quarantined at the hostel of St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo. Nationwide as of June 22, 3,122 healthcare workers contracted the disease, 33 of which have died while 2,235 have recovered, according to the Alliance of Health Workers (AHW). “In writing maayo ang protocols but ang implementation amo na ang tan-awon,” said Reyes.last_img read more