Michael Cerveris Will Move Into Fun Home on Broadway

first_imgBroadway.com has confirmed that Michael Cerveris, who starred in the 2013 off-Broadway hit Fun Home, will move with the property to the Great White Way. The Tony winner will play Bruce Bechdel in Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s new musical. As previously announced, the Pulitzer finalist will begin previews on April 4, 2015 at Circle in the Square Theater. Directed by Sam Gold, opening night is set for April 22. Further casting will be announced later. The off-Broadway company also included Judy Kuhn as Helen, Griffin Birney as John Bechdel, Roberta Colindrez as Joan, Noah Hinsdale as Christian Bechdel, Sydney Lucas as Small Alison, Beth Malone as Alison, Joel Perez as Roy and Emily Skeggs as Medium Alison. Related Shows Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home charts a girl’s quest to come to terms with her father’s unexpected death. As she moves between past and present, Alison dives into the story of her volatile, brilliant father and relives her unique childhood at her family’s funeral home. View Commentscenter_img Fun Home Cerveris took home a Tony Award in 2004 for his performance as John Wilkes Booth in Assassins. He was also nominated for his 1993 Broadway debut in Tommy, Sweeney Todd, Lovemusik and his most recent stint on the Great White Way: Evita. His additional stage credits include Titanic, Cymbeline, Hedda Gabler and In the Next Room. On screen, he has appeared in The Good Wife, Fringe and The Mexican. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 10, 2016last_img read more

Dalung Visits Athletes in Camp for Commonwealth Youth Games Â

first_imgAthletes in camp, preparing for the forthcoming Commonwealth Youth Games scheduled to hold in Nassau, Bahamas in July, have been charged to work hard and present themselves as worthy ambassadors during the games.Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, gave the charge when he visited the athletes in camp at the Package B Hostel, National Stadium Abuja at the weekend.He urged them to believe in their ability to excel and back it up with hard work through consistent training and discipline.“I came here to encourage you and to see how you all are faring in camp. I’m aware that you have already spent one month and will be leaving for the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas soon.“I want you to believe in yourselves because self confidence will help you not only in your career as athletes but also in life. Do your best and maintain a high level of discipline in camp. I urge you to be the best that you can to lift your career and also win laurels not only for yourselves but for our country, Nigeria.He assured the athletes that all their camp allowances would be paid with no stress. “I want to assure you that all your camp allowances will paid in time without complaints but to whom much is given, much is also expected. We implore you to do your best and ensure that Nigeria’s flag is hoisted in the Bahamas during the Youth Commonwealth Games.”Responding, the captain of the team Miss Knowledge Omovoh promised on behalf of the athletes, that they will make Nigeria proud. The 17-year old 200m and 400m runner from Delta State thanked the minister, whose visit she said will boost the morale of the athletes.“I want to thank you for finding time to visit us in camp today. We are grateful to you for your motivational talk. We promise that we will put in our best to make the country proud”Team Nigeria will be represented by 26 athletes taking part  in seven sports namely; swimming, athletics, beach volleyball, cycling, boxing, tennis and judo.About 50 athletes are currently in camp at the Package B Hostel , National Stadium Abuja while the boxers are camping in Lagos. The 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games which is the 6th edition, will feature athletes between the ages of 14-18 years from 70 countries. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Angels Notes: Mike Trout looking to improve his showing with defensive metrics

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Owner Arte Moreno said last week that the club is “always” thinking about a possible extension for Trout, but there’s no urgency to do that now. Trout didn’t want to get into the topic either.“I’m out here just to play baseball,” he said. “Those other things will take care of themselves later.”Always careful to say the right thing, Trout avoided possible trouble at home with another answer.A lifetime Philadelphia Eagles fan who saw his team win the Super Bowl in person, Trout was asked what was the best part of his offseason: “Obviously, getting married. Can’t trick me on that one.”UPTON’S INFLUENCETurns out that Justin Upton has been a pretty influential figure in the Angels’ offseason.A day after veteran outfielder Chris Young signed a one-year deal with the Angels, Young said that talks with Upton, his former teammate and longtime friend, helped convince him the Angels were a good destination. In December, Ian Kinsler said that Upton, his former teammate, affected his decision to waive his no-trade clause to come to the Angels.“I worked out with him all offseason, so bouncing it off of him, how he felt about the organization, how he felt about his short time here last year, he had nothing but great things to say,” Young said.Young, who will back up at all three outfield positions, said it was a frustrating winter, waiting so long for a deal. He signed just in time to make the Angels’ first full-squad workout, on Monday.“If I hadn’t signed today, my answer might have been a little bit different,” Young said. “But in the grand scheme of things, I was still signed before spring opened up, so I’m glad it was able to get done.”ALSOOhtani had a light bullpen session, after which he said he continues to get a better feel for his pitches. He also took batting practice. He could face live pitching in batting practice for the first time on Tuesday or Wednesday, depending how he feels on Tuesday morning Manager Mike Scioscia said. The Angels still have not announced on which day he will make his Cactus League debut. …Scioscia reiterated that the plan is for third baseman Zack Cozart to also work out this spring at shortstop and second base. He has never played second or third in the majors, so that would mean he will have to learn two positions. The trade of C.J. Cron, however, clears a roster spot that could allow the Angels to keep another player – such as Kaleb Cowart, Nolan Fontana or Colin Walsh – as the backup second baseman. …Scioscia and Martin Maldonado deferred comment on the new pace of game procedures until after they’d had more time to digest them. The rules, which most notably limit mound visits, were released just as the Angels took the field on Monday. One of the components in Gold Glove selection is the Society for American Baseball Research’s Defensive Index (SDI), which ranked Trout seventh in the league last year. According to FanGraphs’ all-compassing defensive metric, Trout ranked fifth in the league.Trout’s desire to improve his defense was just one of the topics he addressed in his traditional briefing with the media at the beginning of spring training.Trout said he’s particularly excited about this season because of all the upgrades the club made, from bringing in Shohei Ohtani to re-signing Justin Upton to adding Ian Kinsler and Zack Cozart.“People are going to think the expectations are higher for sure,” Trout said “We’re trying to get to the playoffs and make a push. We’ve got one goal in there, to win a championship. The last few years I’ve been here we’ve had some good teams. We’re really excited to get this thing going.”How well the Angels do also, obviously, has an impact on Trout’s long-term future. Trout, 26, has three years to go on his contract, and he acknowledged that his desire to stay is connected to the team’s prospects for winning. As has been well chronicled, the Angels have made the playoffs just once in Trout’s six years, and they were swept.center_img TEMPE, Ariz. — The best baseball player in the world has his eyes on one particular area in which he can improve.“There are a lot of defensive metrics out there that you want to get better on,” Mike Trout said before the Angels’ first full-squad workout of the spring on Monday.Asked if he’d been paying attention to those advanced numbers, Trout said: “It pops up every once in a while. I’m trying to get better at everything.”For all of Trout’s accomplishments, he has not won a Gold Glove. It is partly because he happens to be in the league at the same time as players like Kevin Kiermaier, Byron Buxton and Kevin Pillar, who are all outstanding center fielders.last_img read more