Rob McClure Will Join Broadway’s Something Rotten!

first_imgRob McClure(Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images) Something Rotten! Rob McClure has a rotten project up his sleeves! The Broadway favorite will join the cast of Something Rotten!, taking over for fellow Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James as Nick Bottom. D’Arcy James will play his final performance at Broadway’s St. James Theatre on May 29; McClure will step in the first week of June.McClure most recently appeared on Broadway as Tim Allgood in the revival of Noises Off. His additional credits include Honeymoon in Vegas and a Tony-nominated performance as the title role in Chaplin.Directed by Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten! features a score by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. Set in the 1590s, the show follows brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, who are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard” (Borle). When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musicalMcClure will join a cast that currently includes John Cariani, Tony winner Christian Borle, Heidi Blickenstaff, Brad Oscar, Kate Reinders, David Beach, Edward Hibbert, Gerry Vichi and André Ward. Related Shows Star Filescenter_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Rob McClurelast_img read more

Youth empowerment and development major focus area for Laplaine Consituency.

first_imgLocalNews Youth empowerment and development major focus area for Laplaine Consituency. by: – July 12, 2011 Sharing is caring! 20 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share Hon. Petter St. Jean, Member of Parliament for the Laplaine ConstituencyWhile access into the the Laplaine Constituency remains a challenge for the constituency, Member of Parliament for the area, Honourable Petter St. Jean says youth empowerment and development is a major focus area for him.“Another key area is that of youth empowerment and development and in that respect we are looking seriously at the whole issue of the development of sporting facilities but the task continues. This year we will seek to address the hardcourt in Delices to effect the fencing and lighting of the hardcourt and at the Laplaine playing field in conjunction with the Dominica Football Association. Additionally under the community based project we will address the stands and dress room area in Laplaine” he said during an exclusive interview with Dominica Vibes News.A major success of the constituency Honourable St. Jean notes, is the provison of water supply to the village of Delices, which has been extended to Boetica.“I need to speak here of one of our major achievements within the constituency; that is the provision of a 2.8 million dollar water project for the village of Delices and in recent times we have actually extended this service to village of Boetica. Boetica had an inherrent water problem and we have sought to address this by extending the project into Boetica. That has been completed the people are now taking full advantage of the new water system and pretty soon we will have the commissioning of that system” he said.Mr. St. Jean says as a result of the global economic situation the projects may not be moving at the pace that one would anticipate but much is happening within the constituency.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Christmas’ defensive failures outweigh offensive strides in victory over Eastern Michigan

first_img Published on December 31, 2013 at 10:36 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+ On the same night Rakeem Christmas had arguably the best offensive performance of his career, he was told by Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim that he played his worst half of the season due to a lack of rebounding and defense.The Orange center’s eight points at the break were misleading according to Boeheim, as he entered the break without a rebound or a “good, significant defensive play.”“You’ve just got to take it, listen to him and go out in the second half and play your game,” Christmas said. “I tried to rebound more and block shots more.”Christmas finished with 15 points against the Eagles, matching a career-high on 7-of-8 shooting, but his lack of defense again bore the brunt of Boeheim’s frustration throughout No. 2 SU’s (13-0) 70-48 win over Eastern Michigan (7-5). Christmas has been the head coach’s most popular target this season, and with center DaJuan Coleman out due to a left leg contusion, that only multiplied Tuesday.He grabbed just three rebounds in 22 minutes and allowed frequent penetration, starting in the middle of SU’s 2-3 zone for the first time this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Rak’s tough,” SU forward Jerami Grant said. “He gets a lot of yelling and screaming at him, but at the same time he knows he has to get better for us to be a championship contender.”Christmas has improved on the offensive end of the court. The post moves he debuted in Madison Square Garden against St. John’s on Dec. 15 returned in the form of hook shots and short jumpers, and he made the most of his 6-foot-9 frame when he leaped to catch a Tyler Ennis lob at full extension and threw it down with two-handed ferocity.But the defense is still porous. No stretch of plays made that more obvious than when Christmas fouled EMU forward Glenn Bryant from behind on a putback attempt with 5:25 left in the first half. One minute later, he allowed Bryant to dribble past him, then committed another foul as Bryant laid the ball in.Enter Baye Moussa Keita.“I wasn’t being as aggressive as I normally am,” Christmas said.In closing his postgame press conference, Boeheim was asked what one or two things Christmas most needs to improve on defensively.He smirked and said: “There’s more than one or two things. I don’t have time for that.”Then he walked away. Commentslast_img read more