This Week’s Picks: Lesli Margherita, Hamilton & more!


first_imgSet Sail with Dames at Sea Begins September 24 at Helen Hayes TheatreWho doesn’t like tap dancing? Who doesn’t like Busby Berkeley-style musicals? Who doesn’t like Lesli Marghertia? If only there were a musical that met all three needs. Well, we have one! Dames at Sea, which opened with Bernadette Peters back in 1968, returns. This time, Eloise Kropp plays the young lady who lands a role in her first Broadway show—only to find the stage is about to be demolished. Click for tickets! See Singing Songwriters and Stars September 21 at 54 BelowAn evening with singer-songwriters conjures images of mugs of herbal tea and talks about life’s grand adventure. Well, not this time. Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbott, the duo behind Imagine Harry and the upcoming Wintersong will perform highlights from those shows and songs from their upcoming EP A View of the River supported by stars galore—including Annaleigh Ashford and Kate Baldwin! Sit in on The Gin Game Begins September 24 at John Golden TheatreCicely Tyson and James Earl Jones starring in The Gin Game is an idea that makes too much sense. We can only hope that the producers don’t ruin the revival of D.L. Coburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning gem by inserting a rapping dinosaur or an Elvis impersonator or some other atrocity in the name of creative enhancement. The achingly personal dialogue and powerhouse performances are all you need. Click for tickets! View Comments Take Hamilton with You Available September 25Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Hamilton has transfixed New York audiences—and various celebrities—for months. Now you can take a bit of the show with you as the original Broadway cast recording (executive produced by the Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter) becomes available digitally. The bad news is that one idea-deprived aunt won’t have a CD to buy you for the holidays. We’re sure you’ll come up with other ideas. Lesli Margherita Pope Up the Jam with Gloria, JHud & More September 25 at Madison Square GardenIt’s good to be the Pope. You get your own city, a flock of followers and there’s that whole infallibility thing. Plus, when you tour the U.S., people throw concerts for you. Before Pope Francis’ mass at MSG, there’s a two-hour pre-show featuring prayer and devotional music. And it’s no joke. Scheduled to appear: Norm Lewis, Gloria Estefan, Kelli O’Hara, Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Hudson. If you want tickets, head to your local parish. Star Files Hey, you, still bawling that Hedwig and Mamma Mia! are in that big wrap party in the sky. It’s going to be OK. You just need some time to mourn, which ends now. Only a dope would mope. There’s so much great stuff happening this week, including two star-studded concerts and two new plays. Dry your eyes—and get ready for this week’s picks!last_img read more

The agile dashboard


first_img This post is currently collecting data… Executives use dashboards to monitor the performance and health of our businesses. Traditional metrics like sales, revenue, margin, return on equity and total shareholder return are common and important metrics. But today, in the age of disruption, do we need different, more forward-looking metrics to indicate if our business is agile enough to win the marketplace tomorrow?The Agile Dashboard was developed to help organizations address this gap by creating a set of more forward-looking, predictive metrics centered on: speed, interactivity and pivot. This video features Joe Perfetti, innovation fellow, Duke Corporate Education, and lecturer with the RH Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.The discussion explains why speed, the level and type of interactivity with customers and the external environment, and the ability to pivot are the building blocks of agility. It also provides the metrics for each and examples of their applicability in organizations. This is placeholder text continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Freshman Ulbrich contributes on both ends of field in 3-1 win over Louisville


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Freshmen Annalena Ulbrich and Laura Hurff have practiced corner shots together countless times in their rookie season. So when the duo locked eyes as Ulbrich was about to take a corner shot with eight minutes remaining in the first half, they had already visualized the goal-scoring play that was about to ensue.Ulbrich fired her pass from the top of the circle that just barely nicked off the stick of Hurff and into the net to give No. 13 Syracuse (9-3, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) a one-goal lead over No. 5 Louisville (10-3, 3-2), and the goal spearhead a 3-1 winning effort for the Orange.Hurff credited Ulbrich as being the key factor to setting the play up in the moments before the corner shot. Despite being listed as a defender, Ulbrich has been an invaluable asset to the offense and showed why in the win over the Cardinals. “I made eye contact with (Ulbrich) so I tried to cut in front of the defender,” Hurff said. “My stick just happened to hit the ball and I turned around and it was unbelievable.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGiven the enormous amount of success on the field for Ulbrich, her confidence can go unquestioned. What seems to be understated is her ability to quickly learn and adapt to her role in the first year on the team.Head coach Ange Bradley mentioned her team is playing with more confidence given the increased comfortability gained by the four starting freshmen and the way they are taking to a new system — with Ulbrich at the center of that.“An area we’ve been working on is the different thirds of the field,” Bradley said. “Laura had her stick in the right place at the right time that play.“It’s nice to see it all come together.”In a nearly identical scenario, Ulbrich again was taking a penalty corner later in the game. She fired the ball in past the swarm of defenders from the top of the circle. Her stick, however, made contact with a Louisville defender who dropped to her knees after the contact was made, and the goal was waived off.Ulbrich is tied for the team lead in goals with eight, all of which have come from the top of the circle on penalty corners. Her four shots on goal against the Cardinals were second most of any player on either team.She also provides as a backbone to the SU defense, often standing the furthest back as the last line of defense between her and the goalie. The constant back-and-forth of offense and defense is a unique combination, but even as a rookie she knows it’s her responsibility.“This is my job,” Ulbrich said. “I got used to it, even though it took me awhile.”She demonstrated her defensive prowess with just over 1:30 remaining in the game and the Cardinals on the comeback trail after notching a late goal to cut their deficit to two. Louisville was threatening again around the Syracuse circle. Ulbrich intercepted a pass and proceeded to skillfully navigate her way through a swarm of defenders to clear the ball.A fundamentally sound defense was a necessity for the Orange against the fifth-ranked team in the country, and Ulbrich knows how crucial of a piece she is to the counterattack. Her presence in the backfield is an intimidating one for opposing teams, and she helped force numerous errant passes from Louisville.“In the backfield,” Ulbrich said, “We had to step up to minimize the space so they don’t have time to look for big balls to hit. “We shifted and closed up space.”While preventing the Cardinals from converting on opportunities to make big hits on the ball, that is at the forefront of Ulbrich’s repertoire. Bradley elected her as the player to take penalty corners because of her ability to out-hit nearly every player on the field, and the humble Ulbrich embarrassingly laughed when asked if she was the hardest hitter on the team.Said Ulbrich: “Yeah, I probably am.” Comments Published on October 11, 2014 at 4:49 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more