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Some Kind of Wonderful! Beautiful Recoups on Broadway

first_img View Comments Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Related Shows In addition to Mueller, Beautiful stars Jake Epstein as Gerry Goffin, Jarrod Spector as Barry Mann and Anika Larsen as Cynthia Weil. The company also includes Jeb Brown, Liz Larsen, Ashley Blanchet, Andrew Brewer, E. Clayton Cornelious, Joshua Davis, Alysha Deslorieux, Kevin Duda, James Harkness, Carly Hughes, Sara King, Rebecca LaChance, Douglas Lyons, Gabrielle Reid, Rashidra Scott, Sara Sheperd, Yasmeen Sulieman, Daniel Torres, Melvin Tunstall and Alan Wiggins. It’s one fine day for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. The bio-musical, capitalized at $13 million, has become the first new tuner of the 2013-2014 season to recoup. Starring 2014 Tony winner Jessie Mueller in the title role and directed by Marc Bruni, the production is currently running at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Featuring songs written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and a book by Douglas McGrath, Beautiful tells the story of King from her early days as a Brooklyn teenager (named Carol Klein) struggling to enter the record business to her years spent as a chart-topping music legend. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019last_img read more

The Latest: Portuguese league to resume May 30

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Portugal’s government says the country’s soccer league will be allowed to resume on May 30 following a stoppage forced by the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: Portuguese league to resume May 30 Prime Minister António Costa included the announcement in Thursday’s presentation of his government’s plan to roll back lockdown measures.Costa said the resumption of play still depends on health authorities approving measures to make stadiums meet hygiene conditions. The games will be played without fans. Porto leads Benfica by one point at the top of the standings.___ German chancellor Angela Merkel says a decision on whether the country’s soccer league can resume amid the coronavirus pandemic has been pushed back to Wednesday.Soccer authorities had been hoping to receive the go-ahead to resume league games without fans as early as May 9.Merkel met with the country’s 16 state governors and warned there is still a danger that numbers of COVID-19 infections could rise if strict containment measures are relaxed too soon.Merkel says “we have to do all we can to ensure there is no regression.”A ban on all large gatherings through the end of August will remain. The team hasn’t announced any plans for fans who have tickets to games later in the season.The Dodgers were supposed to open the season on March 26; however, the start of baseball was postponed by the new coronavirus.Dodger Stadium is set to host the All-Star Game in July. Officially, it has not been canceled, which the team noted in its information for fans.___The Canucks for Kids Fund is donating $500,000 to Vancouver-area groups to help provide critical community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The German league tells news agency DPA the tests will start immediately.The Bundesliga’s plan to resume in May rests on regular testing for players. That is likely to be before they resume full-team training and before each game.Thousands of tests will be needed to complete the season. That has fueled criticism that the plan wastes resources. The vice president of Germany’s public health institute said last week testing should be focused on people who have symptoms or were linked to an outbreak.___Paris Saint-Germain says there is “nothing official” but didn’t deny that it was about to be declared French league champion. Associated Press The French season ended early because of the coronavirus pandemic and sports daily L’Équipe says on its website that a decision on the league standings was expected to be ratified by the LFP’s board of directors.The French government called off soccer and rugby leagues in the country on Tuesday and ended plans to resume.The top two divisions in French soccer had 10 rounds of matches left to play. PSG led second-place Marseille by 12 points and played one game less. Marseille stands to qualify directly for the Champions League while third-place Rennes would enter the qualifying rounds.___The Diamond League track meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, won’t happen as scheduled on Aug. 20. April 30, 2020 The Italian sports minister says the government will create an economic safety net if it orders the Serie A soccer season to be shut down.Vincenzo Spadafora says if the season isn’t allowed to resume “we will assume responsibility so that soccer … has the least damage possible. Because it’s worth remembering that soccer is a big industry in our country.”But Spadafora is still leaving open the possibility that teams can resume training if sports and government officials agree on a proper health protocol. He says resuming training “will have a positive effect on the possible resumption of the season.”Spadafora adds that if the protocol can’t be agreed on “the government will declare the end of the season.”___center_img The Bundesliga was suspended on March 13 with nine rounds remaining.___The Falmouth Road Race will go on as an “At-Home Edition.”The 48th edition of the seven-mile run that usually winds along the Cape Cod seashore in Massachusetts will instead have participants running 7 miles in their own neighborhoods at some point in a two-week period at the end of August. The race was originally scheduled for Aug. 16, but the Town of Falmouth has implemented a “no large event” policy through the end of August because of the coronavirus pandemic.Race organizers are buying $25,000 in gift cards to local businesses to hand out randomly to participants. The first 5,000 to register get guaranteed entry into the 2021 race. Belarus national soccer federation spokesman Alexander Aleinik tells The Associated Press that “tests did not confirm the virus for any of the players.”___British boxing’s governing body says it hopes fights can be staged from July.The British Boxing Board of Control says events would likely be held without fans initially and with an emphasis on “minimal numbers” of officials and broadcast personnel.Anyone at the events will have to have been in pre-fight quarantine and had tests for COVID-19. There will initially be a maximum of five contests in a show. First run in 1973, the Falmouth Road Race typically draws a field from Olympians to recreational runners. Past winners have included Boston Marathon champions Joan Benoit Samuelson, Bill Rodgers, Catherine Ndereba and Olympic marathon gold medalist Frank Shorter.___Paris Saint-Germain has been declared French league champion after the soccer season ended early because of the coronavirus pandemic.The move follows the French government’s decision to call off the soccer and rugby leagues in the country because of the virus.The top two divisions in French soccer had 10 rounds of matches left to play. PSG led second-place Marseille by 12 points and played one game less. The money will be used to provide meals and care for seniors, youth and families, cleaning, security, emergency shelter, child care, and drop-in counseling sessions by voice, video and chat. Groups receiving money include Feeding the Community, Greater Vancouver Food Bank, BC Care Providers Association, Senior Services Society of BC, Canucks Family Education Centre, Mackie’s Place, Foundry, YWCA, and Kids Help Phone. Fans are also invited to participate if they can by donating online.The Kids Fund normally dedicates its resources to assist charities which support children’s health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey, and facilitate and encourage education in British Columbia.___ Organizers of the Athletissima say they are now looking at “alternative options and formats that could still be considered in order to offer athletes the possibility to compete.”Switzerland’s government has prohibited gatherings of more than 1,000 people until the end of August.Athletissima organizers say “it is currently impossible to allow a high number of people to gather in a confined area.”The first eight track meets on the Diamond League circuit have been postponed. Lausanne was the fifth in order of the seven left on the calendar.___ The French soccer league has launched a lottery to help raise funds for hospitals and medical staff dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.Fans have a chance to win a signed jersey in exchange for an online donation of 5 euros ($5.40) to the “Tous Unis contre le Virus” (All United against the Virus) campaign.French champion Paris Saint-Germain’s jersey is co-signed by Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani.Dimitri Payet was one of France’s best players when the team reached the 2016 European Championship final and he has signed the Marseille jersey. Houssem Aouar signed Lyon’s jersey.The French league says 2 million euros ($2.2 million) has already been raised through previous fundraising in French soccer. ___A new women’s soccer season has started in Belarus after it was initially delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The season started with a game between Dynamo-BGUFK and the Belarus national under-19 team. The under-19 team competes in the league alongside club squads.Fans were allowed to attend the game for free but fewer than 100 were in the stands at the stadium in Minsk.Belarus is the only country in Europe playing professional soccer during the pandemic. The men’s league started last month and the women’s league had been scheduled to start on April 16 but was delayed by two weeks because of suspicions that players had contact with people who had the virus. The BBBofC says it continues to follow advice from government and medical authorities.The biggest fight that could take place in Britain in July is Anthony Joshua’s defense of his world heavyweight belts against Kubrat Pulev in London.The fight was initially scheduled for June 20 but was postponed. It could now be held on July 25.___Germany is beginning to roll out coronavirus testing at soccer clubs in the top two men’s leagues in the hope of resuming the season next month. Red Sox fans can still have their messages posted on the scoreboard at Fenway Park — even though the ballpark is closed and no games are taking place.For a $50 donation to the team’s charity, fans can have a message posted on the 40-by-100 foot center field video board. For $100, they can have a message and a picture. The team will take a picture and send a picture of the scoreboard bearing the message.The money will go to the Red Sox Foundation, which has been maintaining operations and programming during the coronavirus crisis to ensure consistent and necessary support and resources to hundreds of other non-profits and youth throughout New England. ___The Dodgers will soon give fans an account credit for home games scheduled in March and April.last_img read more

War-divided Syrians unite over football spot in Asian play-offs

first_imgSyria has never yet qualified for the World Cup.An upbeat mood spread from regime-held Damascus to the nearby rebel stronghold of Eastern Ghouta and as far as the northwestern town of Binnish in Idlib province, now largely controlled by jihadists.“I cannot describe my happiness… I hope that peace will prevail across Syria,” said Lara Hanna, 35, who watched the game in a Damascus coffee shop with her husband and their daughter.Syrian football fans watch the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Iran and Syria in rebel-controlled Eastern Ghouta on September 5, 2017 © AFP / ABDULMONAM EASSAIn Eastern Ghouta, a group of football fans gathered in a farm to watch the game while others followed from home.“Of course we wanted the national team to win,” even if Syria is divided into “the opposition and the regime”, said 30-year-old Abu Badr.“The team represents all of Syria and we hope they will win in the play-offs and go on to qualify for the World Cup,” he said.Both regime backers and their foes said Monday’s equaliser, which placed Syria in third place in Group A, tasted like a victory.Syrian soldier Saeed Ereiji, 34, who wore the national team’s shirt over his military trousers, could hardly contain his joy.– ‘Tastes of victory’ –“We are so happy with the team’s performance” at the away game in Iran, he said.“Although we are allies in politics with Iran, this is football and they (Syria) gave the best they had,” he added.In the town of Binnish, Omar Hajj Hamdan, 21, watched the game with his friends in an ice cream shop.“We are very happy today. The draw tastes of victory,” he said.“There is no link between politics and sports. It’s wrong to say that we should not back the national team because it represents the regime,” he said.For some Syrians divided by war, the national team that equalised Tuesday with Iran plays for the whole country © AFP / LOUAI BESHARA“The national team plays for Syria, not for Bashar,” he added, referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.Many had complained online that the team represented the Assad regime, which brutally repressed peaceful anti-government protests at the start of the conflict in March 2011.Six years on, the conflict has spiralled into a complex civil war that has killed more than 330,000 people and forced millions from their homes.Hours before the game began, the streets in Damascus went silent, with no cars or passersby in sight.Most stores were shuttered as football fans flooded to coffee shops and restaurants to watch the game, which state television broadcast live.At Al-Jalaa stadium in western Damascus, more than 3,000 people gathered to celebrate, many wearing the team’s red and white colours, shouting “Syria… Syria”.Hundreds more fans watched the game on a big screen in the capital’s Ommayad Square, among them university student Amjad al-Hariri.“The most beautiful thing is to see Syria united and doing well,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Syria football fans watch the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Iran and Syria on a large screen at the Al-Jalaa stadium in Damascus on September 5, 2017 © AFP / LOUAI BESHARADAMASCUS, Syrian Arab Republic, Sep 5 – Syrian government backers and rebel supporters alike roared with joy on Tuesday when Omar Al Soma scored a 93rd-minute goal, giving their national team a 2-2 draw with Iran.The goal secured a spot for Syria in the Asian play-offs towards a possible qualification for the World Cup 2018 and sparked rare celebrations at home, where a brutal six-year war has killed hundreds of thousands.last_img read more

Sunil Chhetri is Like a 29-year-old, There’s No Replacement for Him: Igor Stimac

first_img 2023 AFC Asian Cup QualifiersFIFA 2022 World Cup QualifiersfootballIgor Stimac First Published: November 21, 2019, 7:03 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. New Delhi: Indian football coach Igor Stimac feels that talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri is “playing like a 29-year-old” and remains irreplaceable for the next few years.The 35-year-old Chhetri has been in prolific form in recent years but since netting India’s lone goal in the 1-2 loss to Oman in September, he has not found the target in the last three matches of the 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign. Asked if he has found any player in India who can replace Chhetri in the future, Stimac said, “I don’t know why people mention about replacing Sunil, he is not going anywhere. He is fit and doing his best. He is very valuable to us. His body is like a 29-year-old.”As long as he is training like he is doing right now and giving his best for the national team, he will be with us, I can assure you that.”He (Sunil) had some great chances, there was one against Afghanistan which normally Sunil scores nine out of 10 times. It did not happen that day, but that does not mean that something has changed in his game. It happens in football,” the Croatian said on the sidelines of the launch of the 13th I-League here.Chhetri is currently the second highest international goal scorers among active players, only behind Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. He is the most-capped player and also the all-time top scorer for the Indian national team, with 72 goals in 115 appearances.Stimac said the current team also has players who can score goals and he was hopeful of them stepping up and getting the job done for India.”But at the same time. I will have chance to find out a few more players like Sunil Chhetri. I hope that once Jobby Justin starts playing games he will start scoring goals,” the head coach said.”I hope a few other players like Seiminlen Doungel from FC Goa will start playing as central forward and Manvir Singh start scoring goals. We have some options,” added Stimac.Doungel scored an injury-time goal in India’s 1-1 draw against Afghanistan in Dushanbe, Tajikistan earlier this month. The Indian team is virtually out of contention for a 2022 World Cup third round spot after losing 0-1 to Oman on Tuesday. Related StoriesEveryone is Keen to Play in Srinagar: I-League CEO Confident Real Kashmir Games Will be Safe last_img read more