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Release Dates Set for Hamilton Cast AlbumRelease Dates Set for Hamilton Cast Album

first_imgNow virtually any room can be the room where it happened (just use headphones in public spaces, OK?). Broadway.com has confirmed the release dates for the previously reported cast recording for Great White Way sensation Hamilton. The album will be available digitally on September 25, with a two-disc in-store release date set for October 16 on Atlantic Records. It is produced by the Roots’ Black Thought and Questlove.The musical, created by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, follows Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, from scrappy young immigrant to George Washington’s right hand man to founder of the U.S. Treasury. Making appearances are Thomas Jefferson, his wife Eliza, her sisters Angelica and Peggy, King George and his friend and rival: Aaron Burr (“the damn fool who shot him”).In addition to Miranda, the cast includes Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Daveed Diggs and Jasmine Cephas Jones. Related Shows View Comments Hamilton from $149.00last_img read more

Audra McDonald to Make West End Debut in Lady DayAudra McDonald to Make West End Debut in Lady Day

first_imgMama Broadway will make her West End debut during her previously reported break from Shuffle Along! Audra McDonald is set to reprise her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill for a nine-week engagement at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre. Previews will begin on June 25 and the production will run through September 3; opening night is scheduled for July 5.McDonald won her history-making sixth Tony in 2014 for her portrayal of Holiday in the Broadway show. Directed by Lonny Price and written by Lanie Robertson, it examines one of the final performances of the jazz legend’s lifetime; an HBO special of the production will premiere on March 12.Since starring in Lady Day on Broadway, McDonald has kept extremely busy on and off stage. She appeared in Ricki and the Flash alongside Meryl Streep, filmed the live-action Beauty and the Beast (slated for a March 2017 release), starred opposite her husband Will Swenson in A Moon for the Misbegotten at Williamstown Theatre Festival and won an Emmy for hosting Live From Lincoln Center. She’ll also star (and have “fake rough sex” with Cheyenne Jackson) in the upcoming film adaptation of Hello Again.Shuffle Along is scheduled to begin previews on March 15 at the Music Box Theatre and officially open on April 28. McDonald will not appear in the production from June 20 through September 25; she will return on September 27. View Commentslast_img read more

PREMIERSHIP: Arsenal, Man Utd’s Top Four Hopes Over, Chelsea Now…PREMIERSHIP: Arsenal, Man Utd’s Top Four Hopes Over, Chelsea Now…

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Arsenal in front with a ninth-minute penalty after Alireza Jahanbakhsh was judged to have fouled Nacho Monreal despite appearing to get the ball.Aside from occasional bursts, Unai Emery’s side were shaky and sloppy for long periods, with Granit Xhaka conceding an absurd foul on Solly March to concede a penalty that Glenn Murray converted on 61 minutes.Arsenal frantically searched for a winner but Aubameyang volleyed wide from seven yards out and Brighton keeper Mat Ryan made a series of fine saves.Pascal Gross should have won the game for Brighton late on but skewed his effort out towards the sideline with the goal unmanned after Bernd Leno’s superb save from March.Earlier yesterday in the Manchester United versus Huddersfield clash, the Terriers who had managed just four points in their previous 23 games – but watched by outgoing chairman Dean Hoyle, they earned a draw as Isaac Mbenza’s first goal for the club levelled Scott McTominay’s first-half effort.In a frantic finish, young United substitute Tahith Chong had a shot saved and Paul Pogba hit the bar before David de Gea denied Karlan Grant a winner at the other end.It draw result means United have now gone five games without a win, their worst sequence since they went eight games without a victory under Louis van Gaal between November and December 2015.The result also means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side cannot catch either Chelsea or Tottenham and have only a slim chance of finishing above Arsenal in fifth.Alexis Sanchez is also a major doubt for the final game of the season against Cardiff at Old Trafford, having limped straight down the tunnel after suffering an injury at the start of the second half.Huddersfield are 11 points adrift at the bottom of the table and finish their season at Southampton next Sunday. United remain sixth and entertain Cardiff.At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea boosted their chances of securing Champions League football next season with 3-0 victory over Watford to move up to third in the Premier League.After a quiet first half, Chelsea scored twice within three minutes early in the second period through headers by Ruben Loftus-Cheek and David Luiz.Gonzalo Higuain sealed the points with a neat finish from Pedro’s pass for his fifth goal for the club.The win moves Chelsea one point ahead of Tottenham and five points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal, who host Brighton later on Sunday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Arsenal’s hopes of a top-four Premier League finish are all but over after the lacklustre hosts were held by Brighton at Emirates Stadium.Similarly, Manchester United will also have to settle for Europa League football next season after being held 1-1 by a Huddersfield side who were relegated in March.The Gunners are three points behind rivals Tottenham in fourth with one game to play but would need an eight-goal swing as well as results going their way. Chelsea are in a good position to secure a Top Four placelast_img read more

No fixtures? Here’s Ben Stokes about to test his driving skills against F1 stars!No fixtures? Here’s Ben Stokes about to test his driving skills against F1 stars!

first_imgImage Courtesy: PA/GettyAdvertisement 95yNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1y8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E83vyv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2lmwWould you ever consider trying this?😱utnjCan your students do this? 🌚3uwrhRoller skating! Powered by Firework The novel Coronavirus pandemic has caused major sporting events around the world to face cancellation and postponement, and cricket is no exception. Many international series and tournaments have been either suspended or dropped as to safeguard the players, staffs and fans from a possible contamination- and the players are now in self-isolation, away from the pitch. However, English cricketer Ben Stokes has found a new activity up his sleeve, as he is about to test his driving skills against many revered Formula 1 drivers in the motorsport’s new eSports variant: the Virtual Grand Prix!Advertisement Image Courtesy: PA/GettyAs many F1 GPs have been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the idea of a virtual grand prix was picked up in mid-march, as to let the supporters continue to enjoy the races virtually, as the drivers pit themselves in the official F1 2019 PC video game, developed and published by Codemasters.The Bahrain Grand Prix took place as the sports’ first eSports event on 22nd March, which was won by Chinese driver Guanyu Zhou of the Renault F1 team.Advertisement Stokes, the superstar English cricketer will join up for the Red Bull Racing team, alongside Thai-British driver Alexander Albon for the upcoming Virtual Vietnam GP this weekend.The 2019 World Cup winning all rounder will be pitted against the stalwarts of F1 racing, such as the likes of Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris, Christian Lundgaard and George Russell this Sunday, who will be joining the virtual event from their homes.Advertisement However, as the Hanoi Street Circuit is not available in the F1 2019 game, the Vietnam GP will be played in the Albert Park semi-street circuit of Australia.The grid order will be determined through an 18-minute qualifying session, and the main race will be 28-laps.The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major disturbance in the 2020 calendar year for F1. Starting from the cancellation of the season opener Australian Grand Prix, the Chinese, Dutch, Spanish, and the Azerbaijan Grand Prix all had to be either postponed. The Monaco Grand Prix also faced cancellation.There have been over 961,000 positive cases of Coronations around the world till date, along with 49,165 deaths.Also read-Jasprit Bumrah explains why Zlatan Ibrahimovic is his role modelWimbledon 2020 shuts down amid Coronavirus pandemic Advertisementlast_img read more

No Sea Gulls’ Nest at Sandy Hook This YearNo Sea Gulls’ Nest at Sandy Hook This Year

first_imgBy John BurtonSANDY HOOK – A trip to the beach at Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook for many means a trip to the Sea Gulls’ Nest restaurant and bar, especially for its daily sunset ceremony.But, because of the damage Super Storm Sandy caused at the federal park – especially to the building that houses the restaurant – it is unlikely the restaurant will be operating this summer.“The restaurant will not be opening anytime soon,” said John Warren, a National Park Service spokesman, in an email this week.Scott Segall, co-owner of H.S. Concessions, which operates the Sea Gulls’ Nest and all of the park’s concessions, agreed.“I really can’t imagine it being ready for 2013,” he said.The park’s infrastructure took a beating from the storm, especially its water and sewer system and electrical system. There also was damage and destruction to structures, roadway and the paved bicycle/foot path that runs the approximately 7-mile length of the park.Area D, where the food concession building was located with the Sea Gulls’ Nest on the upper level, was where the ocean met the bay.“All of the first level pretty much washed away,” Segall said. Concession equipment, like the refrigerator and walk-in freezers were found “dislodged and floating in the parking lot.”The Sea Gulls’ Nest, which was closed for the season by the time the storm hit, had stored equipment and tables and chairs in storage bins on the lower level, which was lost with the water rushing through the building, Segall said.According to Segall, the National Park Service owns the structures and is responsible for any repairs. H.S. Concessions leases the use of the structure.Structural engineers are in the process of evaluating the building. While it appears to be in relatively good shape, “I would highly doubt that would happen in time for any restaurant to open this summer,” he said.What many now know as the Sea Gulls’ Nest, perched about 25 feet above the beach area, has been in its current form since 1996, Segall said.Segall’s father Ed and his H.S. Concessions (for Happy Snack), first won the federal contract to operate the park’s concessions in 1961, when Sandy Hook was a state park. By the early 1980s, he placed a couple of permanent trailers in Area D and established a small café with them, which eventually became the Sea Gulls’ Nest, featuring food, drinks and live musical entertainment during the summers, Segall remembered.The restaurant gained some local prominence for its daily sunset ceremonies, with the elder Segall acting as master of ceremonies and asking the patrons to join in singing “God Bless America” and to take a moment to remember those who have served this nation.For Ed Segall, who is 85 and lives in Florida for much of the year, the thought of not having that daily tribute is “very emotional for him, it’s very difficult for him,” Segall said. “It’s who he is, it’s what he believes in.”The National Park Service previously announced the park, which has been closed since late October, would be open to the public May 1 with some area beaches open for Memorial Day weekend.Park officials have put the emphasis on repairing concession buildings in Areas I, referred to as North Beach, and G, with Gunnison Beach, which weren’t that badly damaged, according to Segall. Other areas, such as D, will rely on mobile concessions units, opening possibly around July 4 and most likely temporary restroom facilities for the summer, while the park service continues with the repair work, he said.H.S. Concessions has a 10-year contract to provide the services at the park, including food stands, beach, umbrella and float rentals and incidental shops.Segall noted he hasn’t formalized the 2013 season contracts, which had to be amended because of “all these complicating factors,” but expects to finalize them shortly.The current 10-year contract runs until December 2014, and his company will again bid on the next one, he said.last_img read more