The Visit Tom Nelis, who as previously reported had temporarily stepped into the leading role of Anton Schell in The Visit, has now officially taken over for Roger Rees while he undergoes treatment for a medical condition. The Tony nominated production is playing at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre, starring 2015 Tony nominee Chita RiveraNelis has also been seen on the Great White Way in Enron, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial and Aida.John Kander and Fred Ebb’s The Visit is based on the classic Friedrich Dürrenmatt play (adapted by Maurice Valency) and features a book by Terrence McNally, with music by Kander and lyrics by Ebb. Claire Zachanassian is an often-widowed millionairess who pays a visit to her hardship-stricken birthplace. The locals hope she’ll bring them a new lease on life, but little do they know her offer to revitalize the town comes at a dreadful price.Directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, the production also features George Abud, Jason Danieley, Matthew Deming, Diana Dimarzio, David Garrison, Rick Holmes, Chris Newcomer, Mary Beth Peil, Aaron Ramey, Elena Shadow, Timothy Shew, John Riddle and Michelle Veintimilla.Along with Best Musical and Best Leading Actress for Rivera, The Visit received 2015 Tony nominations for Best Score for Kander & Ebb, Best Book of a Musical for McNally and Best Lighting Design for Japhy Weideman. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2015 View Comments Star Files Tom Nelis
Uh, Musicals Have Always MatteredWith the success of critics’ darling La La Land poised to win big at the Oscars, everyone has musicals on their mind. Some might go so far as to say they “matter again.” But we here at Broadway.com HQ happen to think they’ve always mattered. You wouldn’t have La La Land without The Broadway Melody, and you wouldn’t have The Broadway Melody without shows like the Lady Be Good or No, No, Nanette. So yes, musicals do matter and have mattered, and while we’re thrilled that Pasek and Paul are the toast of Tinseltown (and will be for some time!), don’t forget where they came from. If you do, take a trip to the Music Box Theatre. Tony Winners Are Ready for Their CloseupCongratulations, you just won a Tony Award! What are you going to do next? Screw Disney World; go to Hollywood. This year, four actors took to the screen to revisit roles that won them Tonys: Viola Davis and Denzel Washington in Fences, Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and Bryan Cranston in All the Way. All four received SAG nominations, and there’s plenty of Emmy and Golden Globe nods (and Oscar buzz) to go around. It just goes to show: if it’s not broken, don’t try to fix it. Now, about that Wicked movie… Broadway Will Keep on ShiningGood times and bum times, we’ve seen them all but my dear, we’re still here. This year was a particularly tough one for many, but as James Corden told us at the start of the Tony Awards—an evening that followed the tragic attack in Orlando—hate will never win. That night, Broadway became champions for resilience, condolence and love. Theater alone won’t end gun violence; theater alone won’t solve a lack of diversity; theater alone won’t change our government. But this year, everyone who took the stage showed that the work they do constantly makes strides to move people and make this world better. So don’t stop being here, Broadway. We need you. We got through all of last year, and somehow, we’re still here. But before we enter 2017 with dreams of Bette Midler on a staircase, Audra McDonald as a wardrobe and oh my God, another Andrew Lloyd Webber revival, let’s study up on the important pearls of Broadway wisdom we learned this year on the Great White Way. Join us as we take a look back on the Lessons of the Year! Broadway Loves the ’90sOh snap, it looks like the ’90s are making a comeback. This year, Falsettos returned to Broadway, and revivals of Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon and Smokey Joe’s Cafe are on deck. We even have musical adaptations of Anastasia and Groundhog Day lined up. What’s the dealio, Broadway? We know the ’90s were all that and a bag of chips, but maybe it’s time to take a chill pill. That or just go postal and give us Ragtime, Rent and Passion while you’re at it. Keep Smash Alive & They Won’t Forget YouWe’ve gotten a flurry of assurances that Bombshell is still on its way to becoming a real musical. Sure you’re busy with live musicals and other projects Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, but can you dig deep and speedtrack this? Everyone knows Smash wins you awards. Just look at Miss America Savvy Shields, who did a Bombshell jazz routine for her talent portion and won. Rest assured, we’re never going to cut, print and move on until Marilyn is doing the 20th Century Fox Mambo on Broadway. Live Musicals Should Be LiveWe may have screamed at our TV sets when Laura Benanti side-eyed, when Allison Williams crowed or when Uzo Aduba was a straight up goddess, but on these three previous live telecasts, there was a key live element missing: an audience. Then came Fox’s Grease: Live, which gave us a peppy crowd to cheer and swoon over Aaron Tveit in short shorts. This month, Hairspray Live! featured a studio full of spectators—and, for some inexplicable reason, Darren Criss shouting in a golf cart. Let it be known: the audience is an integral part of any show, and not just for live tweeting. Kristin & Idina Are Wicked For…Good…It’s been 13 years since Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth changed Broadway (and our YouTube views) for good by starring in Wicked, and it’s been thrillifying to watch them go their separate ways to celebrate careers of supernovic proportions. But in 2016, their stars crossed on more than one occasion. First, they reunited to sing a Wicked duet together for the first time since 2004. Then, they both released solo albums on the same day. But if you thought that brought back some sort of scandalacious rivalry, witch, please. Some things have changd within them. Aaron Tveit, Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Lopez, Christian Borle, Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth(Photos: Fox, Paramount Pictures, Emilio Madrid-Kuser & Bruce Glikas) Borle is the Energizer Bunny of BroadwayChristian Borle just keeps going and going and going from gig to gig to gig. After wrapping up his Tony-winning turn in Something Rotten!, Borle headed straight to Falsettos. Once that ends, he’s going to serve some pure imagination in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Between all that, he still found time to head to Stars Hollow for a cameo in Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival. How does he have the stamina and, uh, Will power? Does that come with upper body strength? Ugh, we need to go to the gym. New year, new me, right? View Comments J. Lo’s Circling the Broadway BlockDon’t be fooled by the rocks that she got, and don’t be fooled if she shows up on the Great White Way in the not-too-distant future. Jennifer Lopez is getting awfully close to the boards, from collaborating with Lin-Manuel Miranda on “Love Make the World Go Round” to being announced for Bye Bye Birdie Live!. Stop being a tease and come to Broadway, J. Lo. Maybe a musical adaptation of The Boy Next Door, with your buddy Kristin Chenoweth reprising her role as Vice Principal Vicky? Lin can play the First Edition Iliad. Latin poetry is kinda like rapping, right? Lin Has Gone HollywoodAfter taking over Broadway, Pulitzer Prize winner and certified genius Lin-Manuel Miranda is planning a Tinseltown domination. In the past year, the Hamilton mastermind became part of team Disney with Moana and has a star turn coming up in Mary Poppins Returns. Also in the works is a new live action The Little Mermaid, a film and TV adaptation of The Kingkiller Chronicle, In the Heights on the big screen and something about a monkey. Where do you go after taking over Broadway and Hollywood? The White House? Oh, he did that this year, too. The universe?
WAITSFIELD, Vermont The December issue of Sign Business, a leading sign industrys source magazine, featured two of Wood & Woods custom signs system in their yearly international Portfolio competition. Selection criteria included execution of design, layout, appropriate environmental context and visitor eye appeal.Wood & Wood took Fourth Place for Spruce Peak at Stowes13-ft. tall x 18-ft. wide monument entryway sign, which was designed in collaboration with landscape architects Chris Dunn and Jason Hoover of the SE Group, and David Norden of Spruce Peak Realty. Part of the inspiration came from the natural rock formations and boulders found on site, says Sparky Potter, president Wood & Wood Signs, Inc.The other part came from the architectural history of the area. Installed November 2005 by a staff of Wood & Wood crafts people in concert with David Di Pentima of Bella Fiore Landscaping.American Flatbread Burlington Hearths storefront signage received Honorable Mention. Restaurant owners Paul Sayler and Rob Downey assisted Sparky Potter with the design of this attractive and inviting sign system. Wood & Wood fabricated the custom canopy sign in company with a wood framed blade sign and carved wood entrance door with hand painted open hearth logo image. A full description of these projects with photographs can be reviewed on Wood & Woods website at www.woodandwoodsigns.com(link is external).Wood & Wood Signs, Inc., has been designing, fabricating, installing and maintaining signs and displays for over thirty-four years here in Vermont, nationally and internationally. The company is located at 98 Carroll Road, Waitsfield, Vermont. Hours of operation are Monday thru Friday, 8 am to 5:30 pm. The phone number is (802) 496-3000.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Queens man who drove drunk, caused a crash that killed three and fled the scene on the Southern State Parkway was sentenced Tuesday to 12 to 36 years in prison.A Suffolk County jury found Oneil Sharpe guilty in February of vehicular homicide, manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident.Authorities have said the 26-year-old man was drunk while speeding more than 80 mph westbound in a BMW when he rear-ended a car near exit 41 in North Bay Shore at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12, 2015.Three members of the family of four returning home to St. Albans after a family party in Central Islip—37-year-old Ancio Ostane and his two children, Andy, 8, and Sephora, 4—were trapped in the burning vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, police have said. Their mother and Ancio’s wife, Lucnie Bouaz-Ostane, escaped and was treated for her injuries.Sharpe’s friend, 24-year-old Demetri Stewart, also of Queens, had pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal accident and hindering prosecution for driving Sharpe to Sharpe’s mother’s house in Rockville Centre after the crash.Judge Fernando Comacho, who followed prosecutors’ recommendation to give Sharpe the maximum sentence, last week sentenced Stewart to one to three years in prison for his role as getaway driver.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI am writing to complain about the Stockade-athon.The key word is Stockade. Why is it not run down in the Stockade? Why is it not run on a Saturday instead of a Sunday?All the streets I saw blocked off did not need to be. I never saw a runner. Sunday is a day of worship. People could not get to church. I was one of these people. Run the Stockade-athon in Central Park or down in the Stockade. Why inconvenience people trying to get to church? Please pass this on to the people who plan this race.Claudette HowardSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Anderson starts, but Dodgers finish off NLCS winEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crash
Newspapers are meant to inform readers of issues that impact our lives. There are issues in the news that I would rather not know about, too. (May 31, “Wasting too much ink on straws”). However, if I ignore them, then I will be uninformed.If I’m uninformed, then my lack of information will keep me from understanding an issue.News pertaining to the environment is something we’d better not ignore. It has everything to do with health and safety for us and future generations.For example: There are at least 87,000 tons of garbage of all kinds in the Pacific garbage field, (Daily Gazette, March 23, 2018), about four times the size of California and growing. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Straws are just one component of this floating pile of debris — just one of several ocean garbage patches throughout the world. I’m not a scientist, so I wouldn’t know about this if I didn’t have journalists to keep me informed.A word of caution from a 70-year-old: We can do without items like plastic straws, foam cups and plastic bags.Somehow, those of us who made it this far did without these things for at least half of our lives. If we don’t pay attention, we’re in for one heck of a ride into the future, where we will have to do without many more important things than straws.Articles in the newspaper encourage me to investigate further on my own to keep me better informed.Florence CarnahanSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crash
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$1.5 billion loan to support Indonesia’s efforts to combat the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on public health and the economy.ADB president Masatsugu Asakawa said on Thursday the pandemic had a devastating health, social and economic impact on Indonesia, urging the government to respond to the crisis through “strong and well-coordinated economic and fiscal measures”.“ADB’s budget support will help the government address the challenges posed by COVID-19, with a strong focus on the poor and vulnerable, including women,” Asakawa said in a statement. “The quick-disbursing financing is part of a larger support package ADB will provide to help Indonesia respond to COVID-19, in close coordination with other development partners.”Read also: Indonesia to get $7b loan from World Bank, ADB, AIIBThe loan will be used to finance the government’s social assistance programs, boost resources for pandemic prevention and control, as well as to safeguard productive sectors and workers from economic meltdown.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said that ADB’s support would help the government to mitigate the adverse COVID-19 effects. “We appreciate ADB’s response to help fulfill Indonesia’s urgent needs,” she added.Indonesia’s economy is expected to grow by only 2.5 percent this year, the lowest in decades, from last year’s 5.02 percent, following weaker domestic demand as the country’s key trading partners suffer, according to a government projection.ADB’s loan is part of the broader $7 billion loans expected collectively from the World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), as well as to finance the country’s fight against COVID-19.Topics :
December 13, 2019 Gov. Wolf, Sen. Casey: Pennsylvanians Have Two More Days to Sign up for Health Care Coverage on the ACA Healthcare, Press Release, Public Health Governor Tom Wolf and U.S. Senator Bob Casey were in Pittsburgh today to urge Pennsylvanians to sign up for health care under the Affordable Care Act at HealthCare.gov before enrollment ends. They were joined by Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman in delivering a message to look to the ACA for multiple plan options, many of which include subsidies.“As we near the conclusion of this year’s open enrollment period for plans through the ACA, I encourage you to enroll because I want all Pennsylvanians to be healthy,” Gov Wolf said. “If you or family members need health insurance, if you want to make modifications to your current plan through HealthCare.gov, or if you want to price shop insurance plans, now is the time.”Open enrollment for 2020 ends on Sunday, Dec. 15. The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has a free-to-use plan comparison tool at pa.checkbookhealth.org and Pennsylvania has more options than ever for health insurance. Highmark expanded into 14 new counties, including two counties that previously only had one insurer. And there is one new provider, Oscar Health, which is offering insurance in five counties.Senator Casey focused on the threat to the ACA by Congressional Republicans and the need to ensure we have a way for every citizen to have access to affordable health care.“The Texas v. U.S. lawsuit could destroy the protections provided by the Affordable Care Act,” U.S. Senator Bob Casey said. “If Congressional Republicans say they’re in favor of preserving protections for people with pre-existing conditions, then they should march into the Supreme Court of the United States and file an amicus brief, or get on the record to clearly state that they’re against this lawsuit. Because if it prevails, consumer protections for pre-existing conditions will be wiped out. Last time I checked, there’s not a single Republican in Washington who will do that. So, when we say Congressional Republicans and the Trump Administration are trying to ‘destroy’ health care coverage, we chose that verb carefully. This lawsuit would destroy the Affordable Care Act and completely wipe out Medicaid Expansion, which has helped so many people in Pennsylvania.”“Despite the opposition and hurdles, the Affordable Care Act has significantly changed the landscape of healthcare in this country and it is working in Pennsylvania,” Insurance Commissioner Altman said. “The insurance department remains committed to protecting and educating consumers. In these last days of open enrollment, I strongly encourage Pennsylvanians to compare plans, because 80 percent of consumers who purchase coverage on the exchange receive financial assistance.”“Increasing Pennsylvania’s offerings of health insurance is incredibly important,” Gov. Wolf said. “This is the last year Pennsylvanians will shop for Affordable Care Act plans on HealthCare.gov. Starting next year, Pennsylvania will operate its own health insurance marketplace that will help us reduce the cost of individual plans.”The state-based health insurance marketplace, which Wolf signed into law in July, will use federal subsidies collected through the Affordable Care Act to cover its costs. The reduction in costs of running the marketplace instead of outsourcing it to the federal government will allow for the creation of a re-insurance fund that will pay some of the highest costs for insured individuals. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
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More capital has been raised internationally for renewable energy assets than for “conventional” energy investments this year, according to research into unlisted natural resources funds by Preqin.It is first time that the bulk of money flowing into these funds has been directed towards green power sources, the data firm said.Between the beginning of this year and 10 April, unlisted natural resources investment funds raised a total of $5bn (€4.4bn) of capital for renewable energy purposes, while just $2bn was raised for conventional energy, Preqin’s latest Conventional and Renewable Energy Report showed.It said this trend looked set to continue, as there were currently more renewable energy-focused vehicles seeking investor capital, and they were targeting a higher aggregate amount of money, than conventional energy funds. Preqin said there were currently 73 renewables-focused funds in the market targeting a combined $35bn, compared to 52 funds targeting $29bn to deploy in conventional energy.“This may prompt more funds to take a mixed approach, investing in both renewable and conventional energy,” the data firm said, adding that this was the strategy adopted by Global Infrastructure Partners III and Brookfield Infrastructure Fund III, which were the largest infrastructure funds ever raised.Fundraising for renewables funds was relatively constant over the past two years: $13.8bn was raised in 2015, and $12.6bn in 2016. In contrast, conventional fundraising between the last two full years of reporting, 2015 and 2016 at and respectively, but fundraising for conventional energy funds fell significantly over the same period to $22.3bn in 2016, from $38.1bn in 2015.However, Preqin said it was unlikely that this development marked a sharp shift between the strategies. More than half (52%) of investors in conventional energy also have a preference for renewables, Preqin said. In addition, 58% of renewables investors also targeted oil assets, while 61% also targeted natural gas investments.Tom Carr, head of real assets products at Preqin, said: “Public pressure and governmental policy to address climate change has placed constraints on the fossil fuel industry, while the US shale oil boom has depressed oil prices in the mid-term. At the same time, technological breakthroughs have reduced the cost-per-unit of renewable energy sources, making them more attractive to investors.”Both approaches are set to remain important influences on the energy market, Carr said, but he added that “the outsized dominance of conventional energy may not be as evident going forward”.