Casting Set for London World Premiere of Rory Kinnear’s The Herd

first_img The Herd will feature Adrian Bower (Elling), Louise Brealey (The Trojan Women), Anna Calder Marshall (Uncle Vanya, Anna Karenina), Kenneth Cranham (An Inspector Calls), Adrian Rawlins (The Miser) and Amanda Root (Tony nomination for The Norman Conquests). A distinguished cast has signed on for the world premiere of The Herd, the playwriting debut of award-winning actor Rory Kinnear. The production will begin previews at London’s Bush Theatre on September 13 and open on September 18 for a limited engagement through October 26, directed by Howard Davies. The Herd is described as a witty and heartfelt look at family life when it doesn’t turn out quite the way you imagined. It’s Andy Griffith’s 21st birthday—not that he’s counting. But his mother Carol (Root) is. Counting the minutes until he arrives, counting the unexpected guests, counting the times that an unspecified “this” has happened before. Kinnear is currently playing Iago in the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of Othello. He is an Evening Standard Award winner for Meaure for Measure and Hamlet and Olivier Award winner for The Man of Mode. On screen, Kinnear has appeared in Skyfall and Broken. View Commentslast_img read more

Erin Davie and Emily Padgett to Play the Hilton Sisters in Side Show at La Jolla Playhouse and Kennedy Center

first_img Emily Padgett View Comments Erin Davie The creative team includes scenic designer David Rockwell, costume designer Paul Tazewell, lighting designers Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer and sound designer Kai Harada. Anthony Van Laast will choreograph. Broadway vet Davie most recently replaced Betsy Wolfe on Broadway in The Mystery of Edwin Drood; her other Broadway credits include Grey Gardens, Curtains and A Little Night Music. Padgett most recently originated the leading role of Alex Owens in the national tour of Flashdance; she’s also starred on Broadway in Legally Blonde, Grease and Rock of Ages. Side Show has found its leading ladies! Erin Davie and Emily Padgett will star as Violet and Daisy Hilton, respectively, in director Bill Condon’s re-imagined staging of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell’s Side Show. The production will run at La Jolla Playhouse from November 5 through December 15, 2013, followed by a run in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center from June 14 through July 13, 2014. Star Files In addition to Davie and Padgett, Side Show will star Tony nominee Manoel Felciano as Terry Connor, Matthew Hydzik as Buddy, David St. Louis as Jake and 2013 Tony nominee Keala Settle as Fortune Teller. The ensemble includes Brandon Bieber, Lauren Elder, Javier Ignacio, Robert Joy, Kelvin Moon Loh, Zonya Love, Barrett Martin, Don Richard, Blair Ross, Matthew Patrick Davis, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper, Hannah Shankman, David Kirk Grant and Michelle London. Keala Settlelast_img read more

Daniel Craig Faces Betrayal, Big Fish Makes a Splash & Lady Day Sings the Blues in This Week’s Datebook

first_img Daniel Craig View All (15) Rafe Spall View Comments ALSO: Bad Jews opens at the Laura Pels Theatre; John Kander and Greg Pierce’s The Landing, starring Tony winner David Hyde Pierce and Julia Murney, begins previews at the Vineyard Theatre; Mike Daisey’s All the Faces of the Moon closes at the Public; Rent and Hairspray alum Shayna Steele brings down the house at 54 Below; Sean Saves the World, starring Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Broadway faves Megan Hilty and Linda Lavin, premieres on NBC. ALSO: Tony winner Judy Kaye and pianist Steven Blier lead a Festive Evening of Song benefit at New York Botanical Garden; Broadway Unplugged, featuring Emily Skinner, Marc Kudisch and Matilda’s Jill Paice, plays Town Hall; The Old Friends’ Betty Buckley performs Signature Songs at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center; 54 Below hosts the fourth annual Born for Broadway benefit concert, featuring a slew of Broadway favorites. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 UNCOVER THE MYSTERY OF JC LEE’S LUCE Luce, written by JC Lee, deals with a teacher’s startling discovery about a student adopted from a worn-torn African country, which shakes a family’s image of their well-respected son. Neal Huff, Marin Hinkle and Okieriete Onaodowan star in the LCT3 world premiere of the mysterious drama (Lee’s professional playwriting debut), which begins previews at the Claire Tow Theater. Consider our interest officially piqued! Bobby Steggert TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1 DANIEL CRAIG & RACHEL WEISZ BEGIN THEIR BETRAYAL Real-life husband and wife Daniel Craig (Skyfall) and Oscar winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener) play an adulterous stage couple in the much-anticipated Broadway revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal. Directed by Tony winner Mike Nichols and co-starring Rafe Spall, Pinter’s modern classic goes back in time with Emma (Weisz), who is married to Robert (Craig) but engages in a seven-year affair with her husband’s best friend Jerry (Spall). Betrayal will play a limited engagement at the Barrymore Theatre through January 5, 2014. Welcome to October! As the fall season kicks into gear, it’s time to fill your calendar with the best stage-related events in the week ahead. Read on to get the scoop on the most exciting happenings in theater, TV, music and films in our calendar of events for Broadway lovers. Judy Kaye ALSO: Final Analysis closes at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre; Broadway Trivia Night tests fans’ Great White Way knowledge at 54 Below. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 BROADWAY REELS IN A BIG FISH At long last, Big Fish is opening at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre, starring Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz and Tony nominees Kate Baldwin and Bobby Steggert. Based on the novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace and directed and choreographed by Tony winner Susan Stroman, Big Fish is the chronicle of an extraordinary man who tells tall tales about extraordinary things. Don’t miss one the season’s most fanciful, high-spirited and touching shows!  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER SINGS THE LADY DAY BLUES It’s easy to live when you’re in love, and fans are so in love with Lady Day! The bio play with music, featuring Tony and Grammy winner Dee Dee Bridgewater as the late, legendary jazz artist Billie Holiday, opens at off-Broadway’s Little Shubert Theatre. Featuring 25 songs, including “Strange Fruit,” “My Man,” and “Good Morning Heartache,” Lady Day tells the inspiring story of how the singer/songwriter attempts a final comeback performance. Written and directed by Stephen Stahl, the show garnered an Olivier nomination for Bridgewater. ALSO: Breakfast with Mugabe closes at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre; Brendan at the Chelsea closes at the Acorn Theatre; Broadway alum Frankie James Grande (Mamma Mia!) is Livin La Vida Grande at 54 Below. Michael Cerveris Victoria Clarkcenter_img ALSO: 54 Below celebrates the 10th anniversary of the cult favorite film Camp with a screening of the movie and a talkback with Robin De Jesus, Sasha Allen and more. Norbert Leo Butz Rachel Weisz Megan Hilty FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 LOVE REIGNS SUPREME AT JOE’S PUB Freestyle Love Supreme, the hip-hop crew led by In the Heights Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (who will be absent from this gig), is ready to knock back a few rounds and rhymes at Joe’s Pub! The improv rap group, which also features Christopher Jackson, Anthony Veneziale, Arthur Lewis and Chris Sullivan, has toured the country with their unique act, in which the performers take cues from the audience and turn them into full-scale musical numbers on the spot. Helmed by Miranda’s In the Heights collaborator Thomas Kail, the crew will play five performances. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 THE SIN TWISTERS CAUSE A RUCKUS AT 54 BELOW Sin Twisters is the Spooner-ific title for an evening of memories and melodies from two of the grandest dames of the theater at 54 Below. Tony nominees Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller have often been mistaken for each other (they both played Sally Bowles during the original Broadway production of Cabaret), but now, Sin Twisters brings these savvy performers together for a celebration of their similarities and their remarkable differences as women and artists. Nostalgic but no nostalgia act, Gillette and Fuller join forces to show that they’ve still got the stuff! ALSO: The Snow Geese, starring Tony winners Mary-Louise Parker and Victoria Clark and Tony nominee Danny Burstein, begins previews at Broadway’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre; Jon Robin Baitz’s The Film Society opens at the Clurman Theatre; Eric Bogosian’s (100) Monologues begins previews at the Bank Street Theatre; Broadway alum Ariana Grande rocks out on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Jill Paice Mary-Louise Parker Kate Baldwin Emily Skinner MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 ALISON BECHDEL’S FUN HOME GETS ERECTED If you love family dysfunction and edgy musicals, this one’s for you: Alison Bechdel’s genre-defining 2006 graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic is hitting the stage at the Public Theater. Starring Tony winner Michael Cerveris and Tony nominee Judy Kuhn, Fun Home is set in a funeral home and centers on Bechdel’s fraught relationship with her controlling, closeted father. Directed by Sam Gold, the musical is composed by Tony nominee Jeanine Tesori and features a book and lyrics by Tony nominee Lisa Kron. Star Files Danny Burstein David Hyde Piercelast_img read more

Lights, Camera, Action! Jon Robin Baitz’s The Film Society, Starring Euan Morton, Opens Off-Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 26, 2013 In addition to Morton as idealistic teacher Jonathon Balton and Maxwell as his wealthy mother Mrs. Balton, The Film Society features David Barlow as Terry Sinclair, Mandy Siegfried as Nan Sinclair, Hamish Fox as Richmond Hoxie and Gerry Bamman as Neville Sutter. Set in a South African school for boys in 1970, The Film Society tells the story of a young teacher who struggles to keep politics out of his extracurricular film club. When the school becomes embroiled in an Apartheid controversy, he must decide whether to support his activist colleague or side with the school’s headmaster in the battle between art and politics. The Film Society features lighting design by Solomon Weisbard, set design by Steven C. Kemp, costume design by Jennifer Paar and sound design by Palmer Hefferan. Get the scoop on this gripping new production from star Mandy Siegfried! Related Showscenter_img Pass the popcorn! The Film Society is sparking a heated debate off-Broadway starring Euan Morton, Roberta Maxwell and more in the 1988 drama that put Tony-nominated playwright Jon Robin Baitz on the map. Directed by Jonathan Silverstein, the Keen Company production opens officially on October 1, and will play a limited engagement through October 26 at the Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row. View Comments The Film Societylast_img read more

Getting Settled

first_imgHEALTH CAREKeller Army Community Hospital900 Washington RoadAppointment Center 845-938-7992Toll Free 800-552-2907Front Desk 845-938-5169PharmaciesOutpatient 845-938-2271/3812Automated Refill System 845-938-2527Mologne Cadet Health Clinic 845-938-7800Referral Assistance 845-938-5373 Medical care at West Point, available since the Revolutionary War era, continues today as an integral part of the installation. The Medical Department Activity provides health care for approximately 34,000 people, including cadets, active-duty personnel and their family members, and retirees. It also provides occupational health care for government employees at West Point and emergency services to tourists and other civilians here. Services range from monitoring air quality to intensive care. MEDDAC provides this care promptly, efficiently, courteously and competently.Keller Army Community Hospital is a licensed, 65-bed facility incorporating some of the most modern and innovative hospital design features including a medical-surgical unit, an obstetric unit, an intensive-care unit and an ambulatory surgical unit in addition to outpatient clinics and supporting activities.Preventive Medicine and Wellness (Building 606) provides occupational medical care to West Point civilian employees; conducts home visits; monitors the safety of air, water and the environment; provides health-risk appraisal screening; and sponsors classes on topics such as smoking cessation and HIV infection. For more information, call 845-938-5832/5834.Mologne Cadet Health Clinic (Building 606) provides outpatient care for roughly 100 cadets a day. Physicians at MCHC admit and care for patients at KACH and refer cadets for specialist evaluation in other clinics or to the TRICARE network of civilian providers when needed. For more information, call 845-938-3003.Routine care for family members and retirees is not available at the dental clinic. Family members of active-duty personnel are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental Program. For more information, go to is the health care program for active-duty and retired service members, their families and survivors. TRICARE provides health plans, prescriptions, dental plans and other special health programs to its beneficiaries. TRICARE’s mission is to enhance the Department of Defense and the nation’s security by providing health support for the full range of military operations and sustaining the health of all those entrusted to their care.TRICARE offers a range of health care plans. TRICARE Prime is the mandatory health care option for active-duty service members. Family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families may also use this option. If you use TRICARE Prime, you are assigned a primary care manager at a military or network provider who delivers most of your care. If you need care your PCM cannot provide, you are referred to a specialist. Active-duty service members and their families pay nothing out of pocket for this option; however, there is less freedom to choose your provider. On Jan. 1, 2018, TRICARE Standard and Extra were combined into a new plan, TRICARE Select. Select is a standardized fee-for-service plan available to family members of active-duty service members, retired service members and their families. After you enroll in TRICARE Select, you may schedule an appointment with any TRICARE-authorized provider. Referrals are not required, but you may need prior authorization from your regional contractor for some services. You will pay a copay or cost share based on the type of care and provider you see. Costs for Select vary, but you will pay an annual deductible as well as a percentage of covered services. Non-network providers may charge up to 15 percent more than the TRICARE allowable charge; you are responsible for these extra charges. TRICARE also offers plans for remote and overseas locations, reserve military members, young adults who are no longer covered under regular TRICARE coverage and other scenarios.TRICARE coverage is completely portable, so it moves with you when you relocate. Follow these simple steps to ensure you have no break in coverage when you move:Do not cancel your TRICARE Prime enrollment option before you move.Update your personal information in DEERS immediately when you arrive at your new location.Select a new primary care manager.If you are already using TRICARE Select, moving is easy. When you arrive at your new location, update your personal information in DEERS. Then find TRICARE-authorized providers in your new area. Remember, you may have a new regional contractor and claims filing address.TRICARE’s online tools can help you find and compare plans that you are qualified to use. Beginning in 2019, however, TRICARE will allow you to switch between plans only if you have a “qualifying life event” such as the birth of a baby or a move. For a complete description of the types of coverage programs and regions, visit For more information about recent changes to TRICARE, visit CommunitiesInitiative Housing Office695 Buckner Loop 845-938-2500 The West Point Residential Communities Initiative Housing Office is ready to help you transition to your new home and community. Use its resources to become familiar with available housing options and support services. When you arrive at West Point, visit the housing office for valuable information, counseling and guidance before signing any lease or sales contract for housing.Unaccompanied HousingBuilding 695 845-938-2500West Point has two apartment buildings for unaccompanied officers and enlisted personnel (E-7 and above). The RCI provides assistance in finding suitable off-post housing. Inbound personnel should contact the RCI before entering into a lease agreement. Unaccompanied personnel can also check with Balfour Beatty Communities for availability on post at 845-446-6407.Single soldiers, E-5 and below, are required to live in the Single Soldier Barracks.West Point Family Homes126 Washington West Point Family Homes offers move-in ready homes in single-family, townhomes and apartment styles. Owned and managed by Balfour Beatty Communities, residents enjoy a secure and comfortable hometown environment with the convenience of 24-hour maintenance, lawn care services and free community events aimed for residents of all ages. Call the community management office or visit the website for leasing details.MAILCadet Post Office845-446-8750The West Point Post Office delivers all FedEx and UPS packages as well as USPS mail.For all USPS mail and packages, use the following address:Cadet NameP.O. Box [number]West Point, NY 10997For all FedEx/UPS packages, use the following address:Cadet Name745 Brewerton Road # [P.O. Box number]West Point, NY 10996PETSWest Point Veterinary Clinic630 Hodges Place 845-938-3838/3817The clinic provides vaccinations, microchips, health certificates and limited sick-call appointments for privately owned pets. Due to scarce resources for privately owned pets, most veterinary cases go to a full-service private veterinary hospital; see the Military Buyer’s Guide tab to connect with local veterinarians.RELIGIOUS GUIDANCEOffice of Numerous chapels support the religious needs of all West Point cadets, soldiers, their families and, in some cases, the community. The chapels offer many programs, including worship, liturgy, rites and religious education. Chaplains also provide counseling. All communications with the chapel are confidential and protected by the Uniform Code of Military Justice. If you are seeking spiritual support for any denomination or faith group, contact the chapel. Visit the website for more information.VEHICLE REGISTRATIONWest Point requires that all vehicles be registered at the MP station and display a DOD sticker on the windshield. All vehicles entering or leaving base are subject to search.New York state traffic laws apply on post; see the Getting To & Around Orange County chapter on Page 23 for more information.last_img read more

Fairchild Air Force Base Civilian Opportunities

first_imgFederal JobsVisit to search for Department of Defense jobs at Fairchild AFB.NAF JobsFor information about service jobs, including openings in lodging, dining, recreation areas and other nonappropriated fund positions, visit JobsFor base exchange jobs, visit the AAFES career page at and search for Fairchild.last_img

Community Impact

first_imgApproximately 50,000 retired military members reside within a 50-mile radius of the Depot and hundreds of thousands of former Marines consider the Depot, where they first became Marines, to be their spiritual home base. Depot Marines, sailors and civilians are actively involved in their communities, supporting a wide variety of service organizations and associations. The Depot has educational support programs with several local schools to include Holmes, Lindberg-Schweitzer, and Dewey Elementary Schools and Taft and Montgomery Middle Schools. Working closely with local law enforcement and fire departments, we provide Depot facilities for training and other functions whenever possible. Finally, the Depot’s band and ceremonial details participate in countless patriotic community events.The Depot has functioned as an economic engine for all of San Diego through the salaries of its employees, operating expenses, and by encouraging tourism. With more than 2,500 local employees the Depot is one of the largest employers in the San Diego region. Local businesses also benefit as newly graduated Marines attract nearly 90,000 visitors to San Diego as friends and families come to see them graduate.The Depot is also home to one of the three official Marine Corps command museums. Open to the public, the museum greets approximately 172,000 visitors a year. The museum features artifacts and equipment representing the history of the Marine Corps in San Diego. The museum was inaugurated on Nov. 10, 1987, and in 2003 was renamed James L. Day Hall, after the late World War II Medal of Honor recipient and former Depot Commanding General, Maj. Gen. James L. Day. The museum is critical to maintain the historic integrity of the Depot and is supported by the MCRD San Diego Museum Historical Society. Additionally, the volunteers of the Historical Society assist in preserving the legacy of the Corps through teaching tours given to recruits on training day 56, and docent-led tours given to Depot Visitors.last_img read more

Leopard Trek Welcome Video On Facebook

first_imgI forget how we’re supposed to say it…Team Leo-Tard Trek? TEAM Lepp-pid TREK TEAM? Team Lay-O-Pard TREKS? TREK-Leppard? I give up. Anyway, the team with the Schleck brothers, the one where they’re riding around on the Trek bikes, the one that is named after a large predatory cat (but with its name pronounced oddly), has launched a Facebook page. The video is essentially a collection of outtakes involving Andy and Frank Schleck. Somehow when they say LEE-OH-PARD TREK, it doesn’t sound anywhere near as stupid and obnoxious as it does when I say it.last_img read more

Hermes Sport Launches 1070g Excellence Carbon Wheelset w/ Tune Hubs

first_imgFollowing their ridiculously light (970g!!!) Levitator wheelset, Hermes Sport has developed a 50mm aero tubular wheelset that only pays a 100g penalty for the added profile depth.Built using the Toray T1000 carbon fiber, the rims are then built up in the U.S. at Hermes Sport’s factory in southern California. They’re put together using Sapim CX-Ray spokes and Tune’s Mig 70 and Mag 180 hubs. Sure, there’s a rider weight limit of 200lbs, but that should cover most avid cyclists and racers that would be in the market for an $1,850 wheelset.As an added bonus, the rims have a “ceramic ablative” coating to help reduce heat at the braking surface and, one would think/hope, add a little brake pad grip. Available now through authorized dealers.Full press release after the break…In celebration of their first full year of business, Hermes Sport moves further into the high-end racing wheel market with the release of the Excellence wheelset. This marks a bold move for the young company, which boasted a considerable expansion of their sales and dealer base over the past year.At 1070g, this new 50mm deep-profile aerodynamic wheelset features an exceptionally low weight, and the quality of product is assured in part due to their close working relationship with Tune, the component maker from Buggingen, Germany. Through the use of that firm’s fine hubs and considerable expertise, the Excellence promises to be first in a line of new, higher-end wheelsets implementing a certain degree of Teutonic flair.“While in the past we focused on strict price-point requirements,” says founder and CEO Alex Webster, ”we now, after a year of hard work, have taken the irresistible opportunity with the Excellence to have a bit of fun with something a bit fancier.” He went on to say that he has been very impressed with the new wheels’ performance and rigidity. With a retail price of $1850, the Excellence is the new flagship model of the Hermes Sport line and is intended for the enthusiast road and triathlon markets.With recent expansion in Northern California, the Rockies, and the East coast, Hermes Sport remains committed to the dealer-sales model and is ready to take orders for this exciting new productlast_img read more

Andy Karl on Groundhog Day First-Preview Snafu

first_img The first preview of the new Broadway musical Groundhog Day had a shaky start for the crew and the cast, including leading man Andy Karl, who plays Phil Connors, a TV weatherman who experiences the same day again and again.“We started the show without a hitch, the audience was loving it, all fifteen minutes of it—before we had a glitch,” Karl told malfunction of the set’s turntable stopped the show cold. Seemingly.“There was this moment when the gas ran out of our tanks,” Karl continued.Any other creative team might simply cancel the remainder of the performance. Not veteran director Matthew Warchus, who had the quick idea to perform the rest of the show as a concert, free of blocking and choreography. The cast started from where they’d stopped. And to their pleasant surprise, the audience was on their side 100%. The evening continued as one of those performances that will make an indelible mark on theater history.“The first audience was in support of us,” says Karl. “They really wanted to see a brand-new show.”As for the show’s set presenting its own “Groundhog Day” and causing a problem at tonight’s performance, Karl says in pleasant relief, “It’s solved and we’re doing the show tonight. We just did a run-through this afternoon.”For Karl, a two-time Tony-nominated Broadway regular, the show’s team coming together with theatergoers to pull off Groundhog Day’s March 16 first preview will remain a supportive night he’ll certainly never forget.“Between the cast and the crew and audience, we made the most remarkable theater experience I’ve ever had. It was certainly, I think, what theater has to be all about.” View Comments Groundhog Day Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 17, 2017 Thanks to our fans for staying with us & experiencing how spontaneous live Broadway theater can be! #FirstPreview #GroundhogDayBway— Groundhog Day (@Groundhogdaybwy) March 17, 2017 Related Shows Andy Karl(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)last_img read more