Fiona Shaw Replaces Deborah Warner as the Director of Eugene Onegin at the Met

first_imgTony nominated actor Fiona Shaw will replace her frequent collaborator, the Tony-nominated helmer Deborah Warner, as the director of the Metropolitan Opera’s season-opening production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. According to The New York Times, Warner is unable to direct her staging at the Met “due to an unexpected surgical procedure and the anticipated recovery time.”Eugene Onegin will open the Met season September 23 and continue through December 12. The production will mark Shaw’s Met debut. Her previous directing credits include Henze’s Elegy for Young Lovers, Vaughan Williams’ Riders to the Sea and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at English National Opera, and an upcoming production of Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at the Glyndebourne Festival.Shaw was most recently seen on Broadway in Colm Toibin’s Tony-nominated play The Testament of Mary, which was directed by Warner and closed May 5 at the Walter Kerr Theatre after 16 regular performances. Her many other theater credits include Medea (for which she received a Tony nomination), Happy Days, Mother Courage, Hedda Gabler, The Good Person of Sichuan and The Waste Land. Star Files View Commentscenter_img Fiona Shawlast_img read more

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Top Five! Hot Videos Include Lesli Margherita Potty Talk, a Beautiful Preview & First Date Ask a Star

first_img Jessie Mueller 1. Ask a Star with First Date Headliners Krysta Rodriguez & Zachary Levi: Fans flooded our mailbox with questions for First Date cuties Krysta Rodriguez and Zachary Levi, including disastrous dates, dream roles, fashion choices, song ideas for a Chuck musical, and the qualities Krysta wishes she could borrow from Zach. Love these two! Krysta Rodriguez 4. On the Scene at the Press Preview of Beautiful: Broadway is about to get Beautiful, and Editor-in-Chief Paul Wontorek headed to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre to get the scoop on this musical biography of Carole King from Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein (as King’s husband and writing partner Gerry Goffin), Jarrod Spector (as songwriter Barry Mann) and more. Drew Gehling 5. Hit Maker: Behind the Scenes at Jersey Boys With Drew Gehling, Episode 3:: Jersey Boys charmer Drew Gehling goes mano a mano with Lesli Margherita in Shubert Alley, films card tricks backstage at the August Wilson Theatre, chats with Frankie Valli (aka Dominic Scaglione Jr. ) and original cast members Steve Gouveia, Peter Gregus and Sara Schmidt. View Comments Lesli Margheritacenter_img View All (5)’s video features take fans behind the scenes with your favorite shows and stars. In our most-watched videos from November 20 to November 26, vloggers Lesli Margherita and Drew Gehling match wits, Krysta Rodriguez and Zachary Levi answer your questions, Jessie Mueller previews Beautiful and staffers share scoop. Zachary Levi 3. The Show, Episode 40: In our weekly pop culture roundup, editors posed an impossible Smackdown (Lea Michele vs. Barbra Streisand!), shared news of a Newsies tour and Matilda movie, gave a thumbs up to Sarah Jessica Parker in The Commons of Pensacola and suggested five film musicals for Hugh Jackman. 2. Looks Not Books: Backstage at Matiilda With Lesli Margherita, Episode 7: What would a week be without a vlog from Lesli Margherita? Not much fun! The Matilda star channels Harry Potter as she heads to the Shubert Theatre’s magical bathroom and all its stalls, plus a dressing room visit with Gabriel Ebert and Rob Pattinson, acting scenes from other shows as Mrs. Wormwood and much more. Star Fileslast_img read more

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Veterinary Clinic – Public Health Command (PHCD) Newport

first_img1255 Whipple St.Phone: 401-841-3994Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday (by appointment only).Website: U.S. Army veterinary clinic at NS Newport is in the rear of the Leisure Bay Coffee Shoppe. The station’s veterinary treatment facility is professionally staffed by Army Veterinary Corps personnel with the primary mission of providing complete veterinary care for all government owned animals. Staff understands how important your pet is to you, and with that in mind, offers many types of routine care services for the pets of military families. For availability of services or to schedule an appointment, call the facility. Due to limited manpower and resources, most veterinary emergency cases are best served through a full-service civilian veterinary hospital.All pets living on post must be registered with the facility upon arrival. On-post housing may limit the number and breed of pets that can live in on-post housing. Contact on-post housing for more information.Newport county code §6.04.070 states that “the owner of any dog over the age of 6 months shall have such dog vaccinated against rabies.” Please check with your local county for compliance with registering your pets and other regulations.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Family Housing Office, in Building 960 on Ballard Street between Yorktown and Saratoga avenues, assigns public quarters to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. NAS Jacksonville accepts applications from members stationed at NAS Jacksonville and tenant commands, as well as independent duty personnel within a one-hour commute during rush hour. Three- and four-bedroom quarters are available but with waiting lists ranging from approximately three to six months depending on time of the year.Eligible personnel may apply for housing and confirm their applications within 30 calendar days of report date in order to receive their PCS detaching date for placement on the housing waiting list. An application consists of a DD 1746, available at any housing office, a copy of the member’s current orders and a certification of dependents (usually a Page 2). Copies of detaching endorsement and reporting endorsement are also required for confirmation.Send the application to Housing Officer, Building 960, P.O. Box 33, NAS Jacksonville, FL 32212-5000. The phone number is 904-542-2996 or DSN 942-2996; the fax number is 904-542-4253 or DSN 942-4253.Housing Referral Office904-542-2996/Fax 904-542-4253The Housing Service Center’s desire is to help the Service Member avoid problems in the community. While not mandatory, we highly encourage all military personnel report and be processed through the Housing Referral Office prior to the execution of a commitment for obtaining private housing.The Housing Referral Office was established to provide military personnel authorization to reside in the civilian community with a personalized and conveniently available service to assist them in locating suitable, nondiscriminatory off-base housing. Dependents will be afforded all possible assistance in the same manner as would be afforded the sponsor. Again, while not mandatory we encourage all Service Members to make the Housing Referral Office, in Building 960, a check-in point for NAS Jacksonville. Housing Referral Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Housing Referral Office maintains listings of off-base housing consisting of apartments, condos, townhouses and houses for rent. Personnel reporting to the Jacksonville area will find off-base housing varying in price depending upon size, condition and location. The southwest section of Jacksonville and the Orange Park area of Clay County are heavily populated by military personnel due to their proximity to NAS Jacksonville.Balfour Beatty Communities at NAS Jacksonville904-908-0821Balfour Beatty Communities offers military families housing choices with 301 privatized homes in two neighborhoods.Patriots Point is a 264 single-family and townhome neighborhood designated for E-1 through E-9 and 0-1 through 0-5. These three- and four-bedroom homes range from 1,700 to 2,329 square feet and feature 2.5 baths, fully equipped kitchens, laundry rooms with washer and dryer hookups, garages and storage sheds.River Oaks’ 37 single-family homes are designated for 0-1 through 0-3, W-1 through W-4, 0-4 through 0-6 and 0-7 residents. These three- and four-bedroom homes range from 1,700 to 3,525 square feet and feature at least two baths, fully equipped kitchens, laundry rooms with washer and dryer hookups, other specialty rooms, garages or carports and outside storage.The Navy manages the application of housing and the waiting list. The partner makes the assignment and is responsible for all property management and meeting all residents’ day-to-day housing needs. Visit Balfour Beatty Communities at for floor plans and other neighborhood-specific information regarding privatized housing at NAS Jacksonville.Unaccompanied HousingUnaccompanied Housing is conveniently located near the center of the base on Saratoga Street, allowing immediate access to the main dining facility, chapel, gym and fitness center. It’s just a short walk away from the Navy Exchange, commissary, McDonald’s and the NEX food court.Unaccompanied Housing provides for about 1,600 service members in two buildings. Buildings 822 and 846 offer permanent party billeting for eligible unaccompanied personnel temporarily assigned duty under instruction to the station or to tenant commands. Accommodations are one or two persons to a room based on pay grade.Building 822 serves as the check-in point for both buildings. They are manned 24/7 and provide linen to all new check-ins. As an added convenience to residents, there are lounges equipped with televisions, video games, internet and vending machines.For additional information, call 904-542-8195/8196 or fax 904-542-0910. The DSN prefix is 942.last_img read more

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Road to NAHBS 2014: Kish Moves Titanium Frame Fabrication to North Carolina

first_imgBuilder Jim Kish is no stranger to fabulous titanium welds. He’s won awards at NAHBS in the past, and he’s brought some rather interesting accoutrements –titanium mason jar cage, anyone- to embellish the bikes. Bikes like a full titanium BMX race rig. This year, it sounds like things might be a bit more normal but no less beautiful. We can’t wait to see what’s hiding in the details…BIKERUMOR: What are your main building materials?KISH: Titanium. We do a few steel bikes each year, but that’s a rarity.BIKERUMOR: What’s new with your company since NAHBS last year?KISH: The biggest shift for us has probably been redesigning our cyclocross and touring bikes for disc brakes. A lot of our cross bikes have always been a little more robust, what people are calling ‘gravel grinders’ now, so discs are a great fit. The back ends have been redone with stouter s-bend stays, and the head tubes accommodate tapered disc forks. BIKERUMOR: Any killer custom bike builds in that time?KISH: More 650B mountain bikes, and all sorts of cross bikes, disc and canti.BIKERUMOR: Say a customer gives you free reign, where do you draw your inspiration for the best projects?KISH: The best bikes we build are the ones where our customers leave it up to us to make the bulk of the decisions on design and components, and allow us to put together a super reliable, really fun bike. My inspiration comes from being able to hop on the bike and go, whenever you want, without needing to putz around with maintenance.BIKERUMOR: What are you building this year that’ll draw a crowd?KISH: We’re bringing a little of everything. Road, mountain, cross and city. I’m hoping that a pile of nice titanium bikes will be enough to pull in the visitors, as well as the North Carolinians who haven’t figured out that we moved here yet.BIKERUMOR: Scenario: NAHBS introduces a new category called Mashups, pairing two completely different builders to make one bike. Who’s the yin to your yang, and what kind of bike do you think you’d build?KISH: Our bikes tend to be driven by function, rather than a lot of overt, fancy stuff. In a conversation, Dale Brown described them as ‘Bauhaus’ which may be accurate, I’m not smart enough to know.I do appreciate the fancy, though, and in my opinion the best practitioner of the curvy tube, cool paint aesthetic is Curtis Inglis (Retrotec). He was doing all that sort of thing years before anyone else rediscovered the old cruiser styles, and he does it way better than anyone else. We have already worked together on titanium versions of his bikes, it’d be fun to do some more someday.KishBike.comlast_img read more

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Framed Bikes bring SRAM eTap to the Rodez for one heck of a deal

first_imgRear Hub: DT Swiss 240S 11 speed, 28 hole, 135mm QR Photo c. Framed BikesEarlier this year, Framed bundled SRAM’s Rival group into the Rodez, a mid-level carbon road bike for $1,700. Now, they’ve upped the ante by offering the same frame, this time with a SRAM Red eTap drivetrain for just $3,299. Adding to the value are tubeless ready PUB carbon wheels, a high modulus carbon frame/fork, and TRP HY/RD (cable ⇒ hydraulic) disc brakes. We’re guessing the use of the mechanical SRAM eTap group matched with the HY/RD brakes might be one of the areas Framed was able to save on the build costs. The full SRAM Red eTap drivetrain includes a 52/36 tooth crank and an 11-26 11-speed cassette.Additional specs include: Frame: Framed High Modulus Carbon Fiber frame 135mm QR. Integrated headset, internal cable and housing routing Headset: FSA Orbit C-40 Integrated Fork: Framed High Modulus Carbon Fiber fork 100mm QR Rims: PUB Carbon 700RD-38-AS-28 Saddle: Selle Italia X1 Flow Rotors: TRP 140mm front and rear Tires: Maxxis RE-Fuse 700x25c 120 TPI Folding Bead Seat Post: Framed Lightweight Aluminum Alloy 400mm x 31.6mm Electronic shifting has been around for a while now, and bikes that come with it often carry a *cough* decent price tag. Framed Bikes is changing that standard by putting SRAM’s eTap on rollback with the Rodez. What makes their road bike stand out from other carbon bikes, with similar groupsets, is its price tag. Coming from the world of fat bikes, maybe they’re just not used to how much these things usually go for… Taking all the parts into consideration, the $3,300 price tag is a fairly aggressive offer. It’s only available in 52, 54, and 57cm frames, though, so here’s hoping it Bar Stem: Framed Aluminum 100mm Threadless, 6 degree rise, 4 bolt Front Hub: DT Swiss 240S, IS 28 hole, 100mm QR Handlebars: Framed Lightweight Alloy 6061, Compact Droplast_img read more

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Tradeshow Randoms: Part One – CarboCage, ZenCranks, Ryde, Pinhead, iBike & More!

first_imgWe’re on the home stretch now, with a few final collections of things that mostly didn’t have a home in any particular category. Everything from lights to electronics to single components to new pedal/cleat systems that claim to increase your power output. It’s all fun to look at – here we go!Carbocage had their usual assortment of super light carbon fiber bits and pieces, with a rainbow of colors for the anodized bits. Above, their steerer tube top caps, and below are derailleur pulleys and chainrings… Nothing really new from the brand this year, we just like looking at the parts.Spotted these marbled carbon rims at a wheel brand who’s name escaped me. Upon asking what was special about them or if there were any tech details worth mentioning, we got a nonresponse so there were no notes taken. Pretty, though.Netherlands-based Ryde showed off their 260g road bike rim prototype. While they wouldn’t disclose the material, Scandium is a good bet. They also have a new 27.5″ mountain bike rim available in their Edge extrusion.Samox appears to be mainly a private label manufacturer, of which many set up at the trade shows to show off their capabilities. Their new Road 2-in-1 chainrings look an awful lot like Cannondale’s SpiderRings by combining numerous thin arms with single-piece double chainring designs. Pinhead introduced new all-in-one Ultimate Security kits that include a small U-lock with locking axles/pins for both wheels, your saddle, seatpost and headset. It’s keyed the same, so you only need one key to secure it all.The saddle one (bottom left) was something we hadn’t seen before and a nice bit of additional security if you’ve got a really high end Brooks’ style saddle.ZenCranks PAS (Power Acceleration System) has an interesting take on crankarm and pedal setup. The crank arms and a pedal adapter have been around for a few years, but these pedals are new and make for a more streamlined appearance. Essentially, they use crankarms that are ~15mm longer than normal (175mm riders would run a 190mm ZenCrank) with offset pedal spindles.The pedal sits higher than normal, and the combination supposedly gives you more leverage on the downstroke and throughout the most powerful part of your pedal stroke, then feels like a normal crank on the upstroke because the pedal is sitting closer to the BB.The ZenSlip pedal cleat spacers attempt to mimic some of those benefits without replacing your entire crankset. These seem to still be a work in progress…or their website is very much out of date since neither of the new products are listed yet.Orontas is a Canadian maker of bicycle care products that are all naturally, sustainably sourced. Honestly, I thought this was a body care line when I first walked up, the packaging is very much like a line of lotions and such. Should stand out in a shop.Click to enlarge for easier reading.Introduced earlier in the year, the Syntace C6 clip on aerobar system streamlines the entire assembly for a more aerodynamic package. Foam grips on the ends make them a bit safer but still work with bar end shifters. The center fairing smooths air along the bottom and over the stem, gently leading it into the frame for less drag compared to traditional clip ons.The also had this extremely low drop stem for 35mm OS handlebars. Top tube says “ouch”!We first spotted iBike a couple years ago with their all-in-one iSport power measuring cycling computer. It’s come a long way since then, with the introduction of the Newton version and, now, the Newton+.The iBike Newton+ has more features, like built in wireless, 4x the memory and a claimed power data measurement that matches units from PowerTap, SRM, etc. In their tests, they’re within 3 watts average of standard strain gauge power meters.The Newton+ Power Stroke adds left/right power balance and body movement. It does this by using the cadence sensor to tell it which pedal stroke is happening, and an accelerometer in the computer tells it how much the bike is swaying back and forth or front and back. That takes energy, which the program shows as wasted energy. It also graphically animates your pedal stroke and bike movement so you can see just how good or bad your form is. There’s video of it on their website.The best part is all that info is available to current owners as a firmware update.Other improvements on both the Newton and Newton+ include a fin at the front of the air intake that significantly improves performance in crosswinds. Both new units have a built in rechargeable battery and quicker, easier set up on up to four bikes.They also have the new Newton Tracker app that tracks GPS data from your ride, sends the data to the cloud and automatically syncs that data to your ride data when you upload the ride info from the Newton to your computer. And all if the ride data can be easily sent to Strava and Training Peaks from within the program.If your unfamiliar with iBike, they measure wind speed against forward motion and slope (incline) from the accelerometer to determine power. Set up on the new units takes just a few minutes by simply doing a short back and forth ride and inputting your body information.Lastly, they also have a new TT Mount that’ll put the Newton on aero bar extensions.last_img read more

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See the Cast of Once On This Island Perform at B&N

first_img Related Shows Once On This Island Lea Salonga sings “The Human Heart.” The cast of the Broadway revival of Once On This Island joined songwriters Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty at Barnes & Noble in New York City on March 14 to celebrate the release of the production’s new cast recording. Stars Hailey Kilgore, Lea Salonga, Alex Newell, Quentin Earl Darrington and more performed beloved tunes from the show and signed copies of the album, which was released February 23. Check out the photos below and catch Once On this Island at the Circle in the Square Theatre. View Commentscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 6, 2019 The cast of “Once on This Island” (Photos: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Once on This Island’s Ti Moune Hailey Kilgore belts out “Waiting for Life to Begin.”last_img read more

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Broadway’s Three Tall Women to Hold Special Midnight Performance to Benefit The Actors Fund

first_img Three Tall Women View Comments The acclaimed new Broadway production of Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women has announced a midnight performance, scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 17 at the Golden Theatre. The one-night event will serve as a benefit for The Actors Fund.Considered Albee’s most personal work, Three Tall Women is the portrait of a woman in life’s final act. The Broadway production stars Oscar winner Glenda Jackson, Tony winner Laurie Metcalf and Tony nominee Alison Pill.Tony winner Joe Mantello directs the production, which began previews on March 1 and officially opened on March 29. Three Tall Women is slated to play a limited run through June 24. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 24, 2018last_img read more

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Jimmy Smagula Joins the National Tour of Les Miserables

first_imgJimmy Smagula View Comments Broadway alum Jimmy Smagula (Billy Elliot: The Musical, The Little Mermaid, The Full Monty, The Phantom of the Opera) will join the North American touring production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical Les Misérables as Monsieur Thénardier, beginning June 25 in Fort Worth, TX, at Bass Performance Hall. The tour is currently playing a four-week run in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre through June 2, with engagements announced well into the 2019-20 season.The principal cast of the Les Misérables tour includes Nick Cartell as Jean Valjean, Josh Davis as Javert, Allison Guinn as Madame Thénardier, Mary Kate Moore as Fantine, Matt Shingledecker as Enjolras, Paige Smallwood as Éponine, Joshua Grosso as Marius and Jillian Butler as Cosette.Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring one of the greatest scores of all time, with thrilling and beloved songs including “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Do You Hear the People Sing” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Along with the Oscar-winning movie version, it has now been seen by more than 120 million people in 52 countries and in 22 languages around the globe.last_img read more

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