Additional Casting Set for Six Degrees of Separation

first_img Six Degrees of Separation View Comments Star Files Related Shows Allison Janney & John Benjamin Hickey (Photos courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown)center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 18, 2017 Broadway vets Lisa Emery (Casa Valentina), Michael Countryman (Wit) and Michael Siberry (The Sound of Music) are among the additional cast members announced for the forthcoming Broadway revival of Six Degrees of Separation, joining previously announced stars Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey and Corey Hawkins. The production, directed by Trip Cullman, will begin previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on April 5, with opening night set for April 25. The limited engagement will play for 15 weeks, through July 16.In addition to Emery, Countryman and Siberry, who will play Kitty, Larkin and Geoffrey, respectively, the cast includes Tony Carlin (Sylvia) as the Doorman, James Cusati-Moyer as the Hustler, Ned Eisenberg (Rocky) as Dr. Fine, Keenan Jolliff as Woody, Peter Mark Kendall as Rick, Cody Kastro as Doug, Sarah Mezzanotte as Elizabeth, Colby Minifie (Long Day’s Journey Into Night) as Tess, Paul O’Brien (On a Clear Day) as the Detective, Chris Perfetti (Everybody) as Trent and Ned Riseley as Ben.The design team includes Mark Wendland (sets), Clint Ramos (costumes), Ben Stanton (lighting), Darron L. West (sound), Lucy Mackinnon (projections) and Charles LaPointe (wigs).Inspired by a true story, Six Degrees of Separation centers on Ouisa and Flan Kittredge (Janney and Hickey), a wealthy New York couple who take in Paul (Hawkins), a young man who cons them into believing he’s a friend of their son at Harvard and the son of Sidney Poitier. After they discover his lies, Ouisa and Flan piece together his true identity and their connection to Paul, as well as the similar encounters their upper class friends have had with the young con man.Guare’s drama-comedy premiered off-Broadway in 1990 and transferred to the Great White Way later that year. Stockard Channing, who received a Tony nomination for her performance as Ouisa, reprised her role for the film adaptation, earning an Oscar nod. James Cusati-Moyerlast_img read more

September Issue of BRO Out Now!

first_imgThe September issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is live!We are proud to announce the release of another stellar issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine. As the sun begins to set on the summer season in the Blue Ridge, we are looking forward to all that fall has to offer, mainly getting back in the saddle for the fall biking season! Following up on last month’s exceptional feature on the winners of our Best Adventure School reader poll, Travel Editor Jess Daddio put together another great story on mountain biking to waterfalls, the perfect activity for late summer. She traveled to North Carolina’s DuPont State Forest, which is both an up-and-coming mountain biking travel destination, and also the “Land of Waterfalls.” Along with mapping out loop rides for every riding ability, she also lists more great waterfall rides near you.Continuing the mountain biking theme, we also have a feature from Graham Averill on Boone, North Carolina’s emergence as a biking mecca thanks to newly completed trail systems, specifically the Rocky Knob Mountain Bike Park. Graham also writes on the politics and process of creating the Birthplace of Rivers National Monument out of a large swath of Monongahela National Forest, which could build on West Virginia’s already strong reputation as a singletrack state. Two more stories explore the impact bikes can have on a community, including the legacy projects Richmond, Va. is planning in conjunction with their hosting the 2015 ICU Road World Championships, and how one Blue Ridge based charity is changing lives halfway around the world by shipping bikes to impoverished peoples overseas. Rounding out our biking coverage is the story of Gen Shimizu, who rode the entire 2,754-mile length of the Great Divide Route…on a unicycle, a hilarious essay of how four dudes attempt to escalate their weekly ride, and end up going a little too big, and an essay on ditching the gears and going singlespeed in the mountains. You also have a chance to win a new Trek bike and a biking getaway to Abingdon, Va. – home of the Virginia Creeper Trail – in our Virginia is for Bike Lovers Giveaway.Our fly fishing coverage includes a James River smallmouth fishing trip that goes horribly wrong, and a look at the best fly fishing gear for the fall season. You can also win a Guided Fly Fishing package to Asheville, N.C. including fishing, lodging, brewery tours, and more from Hunter Banks Fly Shop in our Hunter Banks Fly Fishing Weekend Getaway Giveaway.We also take a look at the impact and politics of drilling and fracking for natural resources in our national forests, specifically the threat to George Washington National Forest and others in the Southeast, and fitness revolution based on the natural movements of the body.And don’t forget our big debate on public nudity: Bare Me or Spare Me?We hope you enjoy this issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors and feel free to send us a note about what you liked and didn’t like. We aim to please our readers and your input will help us shape Blue Ridge Outdoors in the future. Leave a comment and let us know what you think!FeaturesWheels and Waterfalls: Mountain Biking DuPontWet Lines: Fly Fishing for Smallmouth BassNational Forests for SaleBirthplace of Rivers: West Virginia’s First National Monument?EssaysSinglespeed: Ditch the Gears, Gain the MountainsBigger: Four Dudes Escalate the Weekly RidePublic Nudity: Bare Me or Spare Me?DepartmentsFunctional Movement: Back to Basics2,754 Miles. 89 Days. One Wheel.Bikes for the WorldThe Goods: Fall Fly Fishing Gear Bringing Bikes to Boone, N.C.Legacy on Wheels: Richmond 2015Trail Mix: Bronze Radio Returnlast_img read more

Riverhead Home Invasion Under Investigation

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Police are investigating an armed home invasion in Riverhead on Wednesday afternoon.A 40-year-old man was walking to his car parked outside of his Maplewood Lane home with a 38-year-old Bay Shore woman when two masked men flashed a handgun and ordered the victims back inside the house at 3:27 p.m., Riverhead Town Police said.The assailants stole a bag of cash from a bedroom closet and another bag of cash from the vehicle before they fled the scene, police said.Officers responded to the house after receiving a 911 call in which the caller hung up without saying anything and upon arrival, the victims were uncooperative, police said.Investigators searched the area for the suspects but did not find them.last_img read more

8 ways to quickly build up your savings account in 2016

first_img 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr You ever get to feeling that you’ve got your finances totally figured out? Bills paid, shopping done, and money in the bank? That is, until you look at your savings account. I know it can be hard to save up when spending is so tempting, but saving is definitely a must. A healthy savings account is great for when life throws you a curveball — and even better for when life flips your finances on their head.But it can be difficult to get motivated to save, or find the extra money to save, when you’ve got other expenses. Here are just a handful of my favorite ways (some obvious, some not so obvious) to quickly build up your savings account.CUT CABLECable costs are ridiculously expensive these days and, despite massive competition from on-demand streaming, don’t seem to be getting any lower. Cutting your cable and opting for a subscription service is a great way to save money each month. Then take those savings and automatically direct them into your savings account for a $50-$70 monthly savings boost. continue reading »last_img read more

Temporary social distance shopping in our area

first_imgReardon said customers are required to wear masks in the store, and wanted the goal of the shopping experience to be all about speed. TOWN OF CHENANGO (WBNG) — Ginny’s Unique Boutique was briefly back in business this Friday and Saturday, promoting social distancing shopping. “We just want to do something really nice for the community because people are getting a little depressed being home, and we understand we have to, but this kind of brightened everyone’s mood yesterday and today.” That design time helped create the store’s social distancing environment, allowing customers to shop but in a safe and healthy manner. Store co-owner Shannon Reardon said the business could have been open the entire time during the coronavirus pandemic, but decided taking some time off would be better. The temporary opening came with key changes, such as limited store hours, sections of the shop closed off, the spacing out of merchandise, and limiting the number of customers in the store to 10 at a time.center_img Having customers back in her store for the first time since March 16, Reardon was happy to shine a little light during the darkness. “Grab and go is the theme. No hanging around and chatting, grab your things and go,” she emphasized. “We just chose not to because we wanted to do things right,” Reardon said. “Clean the store really well, get it spaced out. We needed that time off to actually design the store.” Reardon told 12 News she is hopeful for a full re-opening of Ginny’s by June 1.last_img read more

Warnock vs. Loeffler race to cost several million dollars

first_img– Advertisement – The parties are expected to spend even more if the other Georgia Senate election, between GOP Sen. David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff, also heads to a January runoff. NBC has not made a call in this race.Each race has been expensive so far. The Warnock and Loeffler campaigns have combined to spend nearly $40 million, according to data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Perdue and Ossoff have spent nearly $45 million. Combined, House and Senate across the country are expected to finish spending a total of $7 billion by the end of the 2020 election cycle.The Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC run by allies of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will be leading the way in outside spending for the GOP in those races, according to the GOP strategist.- Advertisement – A Democratic fundraiser agreed that both sides are gearing up to drop loads of cash on Georgia over the next couple months.“Both Georgia races are going to runoffs. There will be more money spent on both sides than in any Senate races in history,” according to Charles Myers, the former vice chairman of Evercore and a Democratic bundler. Myers said that, if he was asked, he would start raising money for Warnock and possibly Ossoff if it’s needed.Other Democratic donors, including longtime party financier Bernard Schwartz, told CNBC that they are preparing to, or already are, raising money for Warnock and are just waiting for Ossoff to initiate their networks.- Advertisement – Control of the Senate could be at stake if both races go to a runoff.Still, some party bundlers told CNBC they’re already preparing to tell Democratic leaders they don’t believe the races in Georgia are a worthwhile investment as they aren’t convinced the candidates will win.Georgia historically has been held by Republicans. Yet there have been signs in recent years that the state has shifted somewhat toward Democrats. As of Thursday afternoon, the race for the state’s 16 Electoral College votes in the presidential race was too close to call, according to NBC.Warnock, according to people briefed on the matter, has started reaching out to some of his top donors to start raising for what’s likely going to be a grueling fight.People who declined to be named in this story did so in order to speak freely.Warnock himself warned his supporters in an ad on Twitter that “the negative ads are coming.” The ad features a link to his ActBlue page, where he encourages small dollar contributions.The Senate Leadership Fund has already spent $43 million taking on Ossoff and just over $770,000 targeting Rep. Doug Collins, a Republican who was running against Loeffler, Warnock and others in the special election, according to data from CRP.Their Democratic rivals in the Senate Majority PAC are gearing to engage in both races. They spent over $30 million against Perdue, CRP says.“We are committed to helping both Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff win these seats in January,” Rachel Irwin, a spokeswoman for the super PAC, told CNBC. “The Georgia Republican ticket is made up of a pair of corrupt, out-of-touch politicians who profited off of the pandemic and will stop at nothing to take away Georgians’ health care.”The Lincoln Project, according to people familiar with the matter, will target Loeffler and could get involved in the other Georgia Senate race if that goes to a runoff.Way to Lead PAC, a hybrid PAC helping candidates up and down ballot, plans to give $100,000 to the New South super PAC. That committee is also supporting Warnock with digital ads and other forms of voter outreach. The committee has also been involved with the other Georgia Senate race and the presidential election there between Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.New South’s budget for its 2020 program was over $2 million.Democratic super PAC American Bridge already put out an ad against Perdue in the expectation his race will go to a runoff. The spot claims Perdue profited after gaining insight from his Senate briefings on the coronavirus pandemic. Loeffler and her husband, Intercontinental Exchange CEO Jeff Sprecher, liquidated their individual stock positions and related options after being criticized for selling millions of dollars in stock amid the coronavirus pandemic.Loeffler and Perdue have denied wrongdoing.A spokesman for the PAC told CNBC they too are going to be pushing ahead into these races. The committee specializes in opposition research.“Over the next two months, American Bridge 21st Century will continue to do what we do best: digging into Loeffler and Perdue’s shady records and holding them accountable to Georgia voters, just as we have for the last year. They should buckle up,” Zach Hudosn, the groups spokesman, said.Both Democratic and Republican campaign committees appear to be bracing for both races to head to January runoffs.The National Republican Senatorial Committee has prepared a variety of voter contact tools for each race, including TV and digital ads, along with having surrogates ready for media appearances.“David Perdue won this race in regular time and will do the same in overtime,” NRSC Executive Director Kevin McClaughlin said in a statement.“Georgia is clearly now a purple battleground state, and Senator Perdue is a weak, scandal-plagued incumbent who can’t defend his record of outsourcing and corruption,” said Scott Fairchild, executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. “We’re ready to help Jon flip this Senate seat.” The coming Georgia Senate runoff between GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock is shaping up to cost tens of millions of dollars.Republicans are expected to shell out at least $100 million, according to a GOP strategist familiar with the plans. This person also noted that Democrats are expected to spend a similar amount. NBC News projected that Loeffler and Warnock are headed to a runoff after they placed in the top two of several candidates running for the seat.- Advertisement –last_img read more

New Zealand introduces a tax on tourists, and Slovenia a promotional tax. Madness or ingenious solutions?

first_imgThe New Zealand Labor government has announced that it plans to introduce a tax on tourist arrivals from 2019 in order to find money for infrastructure burdened with an increasing number of visitors.The tax will amount to $ 24,40 per person, and will be charged from the middle of next year when obtaining a visa, writes Business diary. The government estimates that about $ 52 million will be raised on that basis, and Australian tourists, New Zealand’s most frequent foreign visitors, will be exempt from the tax.By the way, tourism is the main economic branch of New Zealand, and since 2015 the number of tourists has jumped by a third, while New Zealand can thank its tourist revival for the shooting of the mega-popular film, The Lord of the RingsOn the other side of the world or in our neighborhood, in Slovenia, guests will pay a tourist tax in addition to the tourist tax.In addition to the increased sojourn tax, tourists will soon be charged a promotional tax, which aims to improve Slovenian tourism, as defined by the new law adopted by the Slovenian parliament.The amount of the tourist tax will continue to be determined by the municipalities, with the new law increasing its maximum amount per day from the previous 1,265 euros to 2,50 euros, and the news is that tourists will now pay a promotional tax, which can be a quarter of the sojourn tax. .Photo: Slovenian Tourist BoardIn the worst case, in the most expensive destinations, the new amount of combined fees is 3,125 euros per day, which is 23 kuna per day, and the paid advertising fee will fill the budget of the Slovenian Tourist Board. By the way, a new regulation on the amount of sojourn tax was passed in Croatia last year, which has been in force since 2018. Thus, in accordance with the new regulation, the amount of the sojourn tax is determined in the range from HRK 2,50 to HRK 8,00, depending on the class of the tourist place and the seasonal period.It is interesting that the Ministry of Tourism calculates that the umbrella Slovenian tourist organization will earn an additional 4,7 million euros, while local communities and municipalities will earn another 6,9 million euros a year by increasing fees. Last year, 1,3 million domestic and 3 million tourists visited Slovenia, who spent 4 million nights. Of the foreigners, most Germans, Italians, Austrians, Croats and Serbs visited the country.A revolutionary idea or a total failure?It is interesting that instead of encouraging the development of tourism, ie the arrival of tourists in their country, with this “revolutionary idea” on the tourist market, Slovenia seems to charge for entry into its country, as in a museum. If you want to visit Slovenia – pay the entrance fee, more precisely 3 euros per day, per person. So in the case of New Zealand. If I can draw a parallel that immediately comes to mind, it is as in the case of restaurants that charge for setting the table, ie cutlery. Come, but pay taxes first.The promotional tax is exclusively a new fee paid by guests, and the Ministry of Tourism in Slovenia, with one decision, directly influenced the increase in the price of the entire destination, without tourists receiving any added value, increased service or the like.Personally, I consider this decision a failure, which reminds me of the ridiculous political moves when we talk about closing holes in the budget… raise taxes, VAT, new levies, additional health insurance, real estate tax, etc. građ. and here’s the money to patch holes in the budget. So in this case of advertising fees, the budget needs to be filled, so we will introduce a levy on tourists. The tourists we want to attract.You don’t need any intelligence, college or anything like that for such moves, anyone can be so “smart”. But strategically and planned to develop a tourist destination, create new tourist products or a smart strategy of promotion and branding in order to attract as many tourists to one tourist destination, which would generate tourist consumption, and thus fill the budget for better promotion of tourist destinations…. And for that you already have to think a little and fight in the market.Raising prices due to some whim, ie to fill the budget for the best possible promotion is, in my opinion, a total failure, which will negatively affect the competitiveness of Slovenia in a highly competitive tourist market.On the other hand, I can understand and only praise the need for New Zealand to curb mass tourism and environmental awareness and self-sustainability, it is also the goal of tourism, but to introduce a tourism tax to invest in that infrastructure is in my opinion as a tourist tax. fools. Do we want tourists or not?Certainly there are many ways to reduce the number of tourists to avoid over tourism, among other things the introduction of a tourist tax, and from year to year to increase or decrease the same, limit the number of entries, increase prices like many others. Also, tourist tax will not be paid by tourists from Australia, the main emitting market, so here we come to the issue of discrimination against all other tourists. When they were already so sure of their decision, then they should have introduced a tax on all tourists or they still calculated that it would significantly affect the decline in arrivals from Australia.However, the market is an open game, everyone is making their own way, and time will show how tourists will accept these changes and the introduction of new taxes at their expense, and how these measures will ultimately affect the overall tourism product and trends. Of course, if tourists are willing to pay additional taxes and if it turns out that these measures will not affect the decline in demand, the question arises again: Why not take that extra income?But these are all charms of an open market that is alive and well on the move, as is the whole economy.What is your opinion? As two chapters are always smarter than one and in order to argue the discussion, I invite you to engage in a constructive discussion on Facebook page.last_img read more

UK Pensions Regulator probes four schemes over poor record-keeping

first_imgThe Pensions Regulator said that, on top of the original seven cases it had opened as a result of last year’s review into scheme record-keeping, it had now opened another four investigations into schemes that were included in that review.The first seven cases were still ongoing, it said. According to the latest record-keeping survey from the regulator, the proportion of schemes failing to measure their common data – basic pieces of information such as the name, address, National Insurance number and date of birth of their members – had risen to 10% in 2014 from 9% last year.On the other hand, it said two-thirds of trust-based scheme members were in schemes that had met the regulator’s common data targets.But it also said a ceiling was being reached in terms of schemes engaging with the process. Warwick-Thompson said pension scheme members had the right to expect to be in schemes that were well run. “With the government’s legislation on quality standards coming into force in under a year, the introduction of automatic transfers and the end of contracting out for DB schemes, it is vitally important all schemes work closely with their administrators to really get to grips with their data and avoid problems and high costs further down the line,” he said.The record-keeping survey showed that large schemes performed better, with only 9% of such schemes not having measured their common data, compared with 44% of small schemes.Large schemes were also more likely to have measured their conditional data – extra, more detailed information such as the employing company, date of leaving, lifestyle, DC transactions and investment splits.While 71% of small schemes did not measure conditional data, 40% of large schemes did. The UK Pensions Regulator has said it is investigating four more pension schemes regarding their record-keeping, and warned schemes more generally to take action to measure basic data such as members’ addresses and dates of birth. Andrew Warwick-Thompson, the regulator’s executive director for DC, governance and administration, said: “It is highly disappointing to see that a proportion of schemes still do not see record-keeping as a priority.”He said more needed to be done to make sure the right benefits were paid to members at the right time, and that schemes that fell short could be named publicly.“We will be working with schemes to improve standards, but we will take action where problems become apparent to us and report publicly on the outcomes, as appropriate,” he said. last_img read more

Easter trading: 18 complaints, no prosecutions

first_imgNZ Herald 22 April 2014Eighteen complaints were made about businesses flouting Easter Weekend trading laws this year, but none will be prosecuted.A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation (MBIE), the Government department responsible for administering the legislation, said the number of complaints was down from 46 last year.As none of had received warnings or been prosecuted previously, none would be prosecuted for their defiance.“MBIE’s enforcement approach for Easter this year was the same as for last year,” spokeswoman Philippa Norman said.Prime Minister John Key said today the Easter trading law wasn’t working and needed an overhaul.“I don’t think the law is working terribly well, but I’ve always voted in favour of liberalisation of trading laws when it comes to Easter weekend,” Mr Key said.He said the Easter trading laws would always be a conscience vote. read more

Man Utd awaiting UEFA status on Champions League  before devising transfer strategy

first_imgManchester United are awaiting news on their UEFA Champions League status before deciding on transfers. The Red Devils could be in the Champions League if they finish third or fourth in the Premier League. They also have a chance at the competition if they win the Europa League, and they are almost certainly through to the quarter-finals there. And the Manchester Evening News reports who United sign and how much they spend will be linked to their European place.Advertisement Loading… If they are in the Champions League, more money will be available. read also:Atletico place £109m price tag on Oblak as Chelsea, Man Utd keep vigil A Europa League spot means less TV and sponsor money, and a more difficult time convincing top players to sign. United must draw or beat Leicester City in the final game of the Premier League on Sunday to guarantee a top four finish. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content7 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting The Tasks Done6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsAwesome Caricatures Of 23 Marvel HeroesNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Nowlast_img read more