Audra McDonald & Michael Shannon to Star in Broadway Revival of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 28, 2019 View Comments Related Shows Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune Audra McDonald Star Files Audra McDonald & Michael Shannon(Photos: Emilio Madrid-Kuser for Broadway.com) Four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally’s acclaimed two-hander Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is returning to Broadway. Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will star alongside Tony nominee Michael Shannon in the new production directed by Obie winner Arin Arbus in her Broadway debut. Performances will begin in May 2019 at a Shubert venue to be announced.Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune centers on a lonely waitress (McDonald) and a short order cook (Shannon) whose first date turns into a one-night stand. As the evening unfolds, they begin to slowly reveal themselves and take steps toward the start of a new relationship.Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune first appeared off-Broadway in a 1987 production directed by Paul Benedict and starring F. Murray Abraham and Kathy Bates. A 2002 Broadway premiere, helmed by Joe Mantello, starred Stanley Tucci and Edie Falco. Garry Marshall directed a 1991 film adaptation titled Frankie and Johnny, featuring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer.The new production will feature scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Natasha Katz and sound design by Nevin Steinberg. It is slated to play a 16-week limited engagement. Michael Shannonlast_img read more

Rock For Our Rights

first_imgRock for our Rights, a benefit auction, cocktail party, and concert was held in Sag Harbor on Friday, September 28. This event benefitted Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic programs and services on the East End. The art auction was curated by Pamela Willoughby and included work by artists Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Tara Israel, Steve Miller, Noel De Lesseps, and Marissa Bridge, along with many others at Tutto Il Giorno. Music by Nona Hendryx (LaBelle) with Vernon Reid of Living Color, Zach Zunis Band, and special guest, Big Pete followed at Bay Street Theater. Sharelast_img read more

Marshfield boys golf fifth at Merrill Invitational

first_imgHanson and Baur team to finish fifth in best-ball competition for TigersBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMERRILL — The Marshfield boys golf team finished fifth out of 10 teams at the Merrill Bluejay Invitational on Saturday at Merrill Golf Course.Lakeland won the meet with a 330, just one shot ahead of Wausau East. Merrill was third with a 335, Rhinelander fourth with a 336, and Marshfield was fifth with a 342, one shot ahead of Wausau West.Merrill freshman Russell Detterming of Merrill was meet medalist with a 6-under-par 66, which included a hole-in-one on the par-3 13th hole.Derek Michalski shot an 80, Brendan Schneider had an 83, Joe Kirschnik shot an 88, and Grant Michaelis had a 91 for the Tigers Team 1 score.Marshfield’s Team 2 had a 344 with Zach Hanson shooting an 85, Nate Boson and Reed Miller firing 86s, and Ben Baur adding an 87.The meet also featured a two-man best ball tournament, which was won by Dettmering and Hunter Wallace of Merrill with a 9-under 63. Hanson and Baur teamed for a 74 to finish fifth.Marshfield hosts the sixth leg of the Wisconsin Valley Conference Tournament on Tuesday at RiverEdge Golf Course.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Merrill Bluejay Boys Golf InvitationalMay 13, at Merrill Golf CourseTeam scores: 1. Lakeland 330; 2. Wausau East 331; 3. Merrill 335; 4. Rhinelander 336; 5. Marshfield 342; 6. Wausau West 343; 7. D.C. Everest 351; 8. Antigo 365; 9. Wisconsin Rapids 397; 10. Northland Pines 402.Top 5 individuals: 1. Russell Dettmering (MER) 66 (included hole-in-one on par 3 13th hole); 2. Matt Tuman (WE) 71; 3. Josh Yang (WW) 74; 4. Kyle Bengston (LAK) 76; 5. Hunter Wallace (MER) 76.Marshfield Team 1 scores (342): Derek Michalski 80; Brendan Schneider 83; Joe Kirschinik 88; Grant Michaelis 91.Marshfield Team 2 scores (344): Zach Hanson 85, Nate Boson 86, Reed Miller 86, Ben Baur 87.Two-man Best Ball Results: 1. Russell Dettmering-Hunter Wallace (MER) 63; 2. Matt Tuman-Mike Lapree (WE) 66; 3. Kyle Bengston-Adam Lazaroff (LA) 71; 4. Josh Yang-Ben Langlois (WW) 73; 5. Zach Hanson-Ben Baur (MAR) 74.last_img read more

NRF Return Fraud Survey Seeking Input from Retail Organizations

first_imgThe National Retail Federation’s 10th annual Return Fraud Survey is currently under way, and we are looking for your participation to help provide the entire retail industry with the most complete and productive survey to date.Return fraud costs retailers billions of dollars every year and continues to present challenges for retailers and their loss prevention/asset protection teams. The methods currently being used to perpetuate return fraud are only growing more sophisticated as criminals look for new methods to return stolen merchandise, manufacture and use counterfeit receipts, or return items previously worn or used that are not defective. As a result, honest and legitimate customers often face difficulties such as shorter return windows, limitations on the types of products that can be returned, and other inconveniences as retailers attempt to respond to potential return fraud issues.Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, operating more than 3.6 million U.S. establishments and supporting one in four U.S. jobs—42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.5 trillion to annual GDP, retail is the daily barometer for the nation’s economy.- Sponsor – As retail continues to evolve, it’s important to gather thorough and inclusive data that represents the needs and perspectives of the retail industry as a whole. In response, the Return Fraud Survey is seeking senior loss prevention executives representing the spectrum of retail to include discount stores, department stores, drug stores, supermarkets, specialty retailers, chain restaurants, internet retailers, and any and all other retail formats that experience return fraud issues to participate in the annual poll.As a thank you, those who participate by November 10 will be entered into a random drawing to receive one full registration pass to NRF Protect 2016. Your feedback is pertinent in developing best practices in all areas of retail asset protection and helping our leaders in Washington understand the gravity of some of retail industry’s issues.As to not duplicate answers from companies, only the most senior loss prevention leaders or equivalent within your company should complete the survey in order to limit responses to one per company. NRF will also make sure to send survey respondents a copy of the full report once it is released in December.The NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants, and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. To learn more or to receive a PDF copy of the Return Fraud Survey, please contact Bob Moraca, vice president of loss prevention for the National Retail Federation at [email protected] You can also access the survey directly by clicking here. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Will Your Cloud be at Risk?

first_imgThe Cloud is both compelling and alluring, offering benefits that entice many organizations into rapid adoption. The attractiveness of lower operational costs, powering new service offerings, and adaptability to cater to varying demands makes it almost irresistible to rush in.But caution should be taken.Leveraging cloud technologies can offer tremendous opportunities, with the caveat of potentially introducing new security problems and business risks.These risks can include vulnerability to cyber-attacks, jeopardizing the confidentiality of data, and potentially undermining the integrity of transactions. Care must be taken to understand these challenges in order to properly design the environment and establish sustainable management processes to maintain a strong security posture. Information assurance is required. Securing the Cloud by Matthew Rosenquist 2016Opens in a new window from Matthew RosenquistOpens in a new window How can you mitigate risks in the Cloud?1. Be informed by understanding both the benefits and risks of cloud adoption.2. Know the threats and types of attacks that put your cloud data and services at risk.3. Establish practices to cover the Top 10 assurance categories for cloud.4. Build a quality plan by leveraging expert resources.5. Establish accountability across the lifecycle.6. Don’t be afraid to ask. Nobody gets it right alone!I recently presented strategic recommendations for cloud adoption to a community of application and infrastructure developers. The first step of the journey into the Cloud resides with teams pursuing the benefits and those accountable for maintaining the environment. It is important to follow a path of practical steps for cloud adoption in order to manage the risks while accessing the plethora of benefits. To be successful, teams must understand the security challenges, leverage available expertise and establish a comprehensive plan across the service lifecycle.Interested in more?  Follow me on Twitter (@Matt_Rosenquist) and LinkedIn to hear insights and what is going on in cybersecurity.last_img read more

Former Texas Linebacker Cecil Cherry Calls Out Former Teammates, Posts Group Text Message Conversation On Twitter

first_imgAn interior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view taken during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Rice Owls on September 22, 2007 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 58-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Four-star linebacker Cecil Cherry didn’t last very long at Texas, making it through just a handful of practices before deciding to transfer. And it doesn’t look like he’s leaving the program on great terms, either. Cherry, who was granted his release earlier this week, took to Twitter Friday night to air a little bit of dirty laundry on some of his former teammates. While it’s not entirely clear what’s going on here, he’s obviously upset with five-star linebacker Malik Jefferson. He implies that Jefferson was “scared” to tackle running back Duke Catalon (who is also transferring) and that he himself was not scared to fight for a position.Cherry started posting screenshots of the group text that he’s clearly still part of, which includes Jefferson, Brecklyn Hager, Cameron Townsend and a few of the team’s other linebackers. He then deleted them a few minutes later.God got a plan for me— Cecil Cherry (@cecil__cherry3) August 14, 2015We’ll see if any of his former teammates respond. We’ll also keep you updated on where Cherry eventually winds up.last_img read more

Tony and Tinas Wedding

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Stage North Theatre with the FSJ Rotary Club will be presenting a new level of entertainment with their dinner theatre event ‘Tony and Tina’s Wedding’.This year’s fundraiser for the Rotary Club will see all funds raised from this evening going back into the community to help seniors programs in FSJ.Tony and Tina’s Wedding is an “environmental/immersive theatre” event which is based on a traditional Italian-American wedding and reception. There will be warm and intrusive stereotypes, that are exaggerated for comic effect as dinner and drinks are served as you enjoy the show at your table. Tickets are $100 per person and include dinner, live theatre, music and dancing.Dates for the event are January 25, 26 and 31 as well as Feb 1st and 2nd. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Northern Grand Hotel.To Purchase Tickets CLICK HEREFor more information from the FB Event Page CLICK HERElast_img read more

Shivpal Yadav calls SPBSP combine a flop show

first_imgFirozabad (UP): Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) Chief Shivpal Singh Yadav has called the SP-BSP ‘mahagathbandhan’ “a flop show”. “The SP-BSP alliance is a flop show. It has taken shape only for convenience as they knew their existence was threatened. Otherwise they have been sworn enemies for the past 25 years. Now, how come they have come together?” Shivpal said, addressing an election meeting here. “This is opportunism at it’s best. In the last Lok Sabha, the BSP won zero seats. Now if you multiply any numbers with zero, then the result will always be zero. This coalition will fall apart very soon,” he said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Shivpal, who is contesting Lok Sabha polls from here, said people of Firozabad invited him and based on their interest decided to contest from the seat. Attacking the BJPs government at the Centre, Shivpal said no one had seen “ache din” as was promised. “False promises were made and nothing was done or delivered at the ground-level. Till my last breath, I will serve the people and work for their welfare.” He appealed to the voters to render their support by pressing the ‘chaabi’ (key) button on April 23, the voting day for the constituency.last_img read more

Van Dijk not eying Messis crown

first_imgLondon: Virgil van Dijk was crowned the Premier League’s Player of the Year by his peers on Sunday but the Liverpool defender insists he is not thinking of battling Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d’Or. Van Dijk will come up against the five-time Ballon d’Or winner when Liverpool travel to Barcelona for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday. Messi has scored 46 goals this season as Barca have wrapped up another La Liga title with three games to spare and remain on course for a treble of league, Copa del Rey and Champions League. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”That’s not something that’s on my mind at all,” said Van Dijk at the prospect of rivalling Messi. “There are currently players walking around in this football world that are out of this world basically and they’ve been doing it for many years. “I’m very happy how I perform at the moment, how consistent I’m performing, that I’m fit as well. I think I just need to not look too far ahead.” Liverpool head to the Camp Nou on a run of 10 consecutive wins in all competitions, but have still not been able to usurp Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp’s men trail the champions by one point with two games to play and face a tricky trip to Newcastle sandwiched between both legs of their semi-final with Barcelona.last_img read more