Broadway Revival of Cats Begins Previews


first_img‘Cats'(Photo: Alessandro Pinna) Star Files Cats Related Shows View Commentscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 30, 2017 Jellicle cats come out tonight, Jellicle cats come one, come all! The Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats will begin preview performances at the Neil Simon Theatre on July 14. Directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Hamilton’s Andy Blankenbuehler, based on the original choreography and associate direction by Gillian Lynne, Leona Lewis is set to take on the role of glamour cat Grizabella in the production. Opening night is scheduled for July 31.The cast will also include Broadway.com vlogger Tyler Hanes as Rum Tum Tugger, Ricky Ubeda as Mistoffelees, Quentin Earl Darrington as Old Deuteronomy, Eloise Kropp as Jennyannydots/Gumbie, Giuseppe Bausilio as Carbucketty, Jeremy Davis as Skimbleshanks, Kim Faure as Demeter, Sara Jean Ford as Jellylorum, Lili Froehlich as Electra, Daniel Gaymon as Macavity, Shonica Gooden as Rumpleteazer, Christopher Gurr as Gus/Bustopher Jones, Andy Huntington Jones as Munkustrap, Kolton Krouse as Tumblebrutus, Jess LeProtto as Mungojerrie, Georgina Pazcoguin as Victoria, Emily Pynenburg as Cassandra, Arianna Rosario as Sillabub, Ahmad Simmons as Alonzo, Christine Cornish Smith as Bombalurina, Corey Snide as Coricopat, Emily Tate as Tantomile and Sharrod Williams as Pouncival.Featuring a score by Lloyd Webber and lyrics by T.S. Eliot, Nunn and Richard Stilgoe, Cats follows a clowder of jellicles and each cat’s quest to be selected to ascend to the Heaviside Layer. The show, based on Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, ran for 21 years in London and 18 years on Broadway, where it won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. This production will be the first Main Stem revival.Rounding out the company will be Richard Todd Adams, Aaron Albano, Callan Bergmann, Claire Camp, Francesca Granell, Jessica Hendy, Harris Milgrim, Madison Mitchell, Nathan Patrick Morgan and Megan Ort. Leona Lewislast_img read more

Fire breaks out on Eni’s Goliat FPSO


first_imgA fire broke out on board Eni-operated Goliat FPSO early on Friday, forcing the Italian oil company to halt production from the Barents Sea field off Norway. At 6.30 am on Friday a fire developed in the sauna in the living quarters on Goliat FPSO, Eni informed.The Italian company said that the situation quickly came under control, but some smoke development did occur. No one was injured in connection with the incident.According to the company, the production was shut down and the crew mustered to the lifeboats. All relevant authorities were notified.The situation is normalized and the crew has demobilized in accordance with normal procedure.“Eni Norge is taking the incident seriously and is initiating an investigation to find causal links and lessons learnt,” Eni concluded.last_img read more

52 year old man found hanging from roof in Kingshill


first_img Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 16 Views   no discussionscenter_img LocalNews 52 year old man found hanging from roof in Kingshill by: – May 3, 2011 Share Philsbert Thomas, a fifty-two year old man of the village of Kingshill was found hanging from his roof at about 7:30am this morning. The body was discovered by his nephew Samuel Stevens. He was last seen on Sunday afternoon and it is not yet clear whether he was suffering from mental illness or whether he lives alone.Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Claude Weekes reported that the body was pronounced dead at 9:55am by Dr. Garvin Seaman at the Princess Margaret Hospital and A Coroner’s Inquest will be convened followed by a post mortem.The Police Department are conducting further investigations and we will provide updates as they become available.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

COVID-19 stumps drug traffickers, street criminals


first_imgMeanwhile, since March 14, the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6)has not received from its various units across Western Visayas reports on pettystreet crimes such as snatching, bag-slashing, pickpocketing and the like. Very few buy-bust operations were carried out since last weekbecause most targets were not keen on making transactions, according toDirector Alex Tablate of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region6. Tablate also said the scarcity of buyers – mainly due to thecommunity quarantine – may have discouraged drug pushers from doing business atthis time. The operatinghours of night clubs, massage parlors, spas, casinos, cockpits, movie houses,computer shops, online gaming shops and the like are until 8 p.m. also./PN The six provincial governments – Iloilo, Antique, Aklan, Capiz,Guimaras, Negros Occidental – in Western Visayas and key cities such as Iloiloand Bacolod have taken unprecedented steps to shield their areas from thepossible entry and spread of COVID-19 such as imposing border restrictions,closing schools, cancelling mass gatherings, and shortening business hours. On the otherhand, the operating hours of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, cocktail loungesand the like shall be until 8 p.m. only. “COVID-19 is adversely affecting illegal drug sales. Wala silang orders. Stay lang sa bahay ang mga buyers and users,”Tablate said. “Mahigpitang mga pulis sa pag-inspect,” the director added. Some target drug personalities did not have supplies likely becausetravel restrictions were making it difficult for their suppliers to transportor ship the supply, said Tablate. Theseshortened operating hours ordered by Mayor Jerry Treñas aim to further limitthe people’s risk of exposure to the virus causing COVID-19.center_img PDEA-6 regional director Alex Tablate It appeared, according to PRO-6 spokesperson, Police LieutenantColonel Joem Malong, that petty street criminals stayed at home for lack ofprospective victims. Citing intelligence reports, he placed the drop in sales at around40 percent. She noted the dramatic shrinking of the volume of people going outand the number of public transport  operating. In this city alone, shoppingcenters are operating on a shortened period – from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. only. ILOILO City – The virus causing a pneumonia-like disease nowcalled COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) may be scaring drug traffickers andpetty street criminals in Western Visayas. “Perhaps they’re scared of getting the coronavirus, so wala may mabiktima ang mga criminals,”said Malong. These precautionary measures forced people to just stay home, saidMalong.last_img read more

Seaton kicks off Guyana’s participation in World Aquatics Championships with PB in 50M fly


first_imgLEON Seaton splashed off Guyana’s participation in the 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships with a personal best in the 50M butterfly on Sunday (Saturday night Guyana time) in Gwangju, South Korea.Seaton, the youngest of a three-swimmer team, clocked 28.54s.The 15-year-old finished second in Heat 3; unfortunately, due to the high level of competition at the meet, he did not qualify for the semi-finals. Overall, he finished with a better time than 17 swimmers at the meet.Prior to the swim, the teen’s best time in the 50M fly was 28.73s.Beside Seaton, top senior swimmers, Andrew Fowler and Jamila Sanmoogan, are also at the meet, along with Chairman of GASA’s Technical Committee, Sean Baksh, who travelled as Manager/Coach, and GASA President, Ivan Persaud.Persaud is at the Championships to attend the General Congress of FINA and other pertinent meetings.Fowler, 23, who is attending the Spire Institute in Ohio, will swim the 100M freestyle and the 50M freestyle on July 24th and 26th (South Korea is 13 hours ahead of Guyana). Also, this week Sanmoogan, 22, who is on a scholarship in Colombia, will swim the 50M butterfly and the 50M freestyle, while Seaton will compete in the 50M backstroke.Seaton, who got past swimmers from Sudan, Benin, Solomon Islands, Palau, Rwanda, Cameroon, Djibouti and Yemen in Heat 3 in the butterfly, was praised by his coach.“His start was excellent, his reaction time was very good, he is ranked with the fastest starters,” Baksh told Chronicle Sport after the race.“He will go far, he’s only 15 and he’s matching his skills with the best in the world.”last_img read more

Jamaican pensioners to get increase


first_img-Jamaican Government Pensioners including widows, widowers and dependents will receive an increase in their pensions next month..The Jamaican Cabinet gave approval for the increase with effect from July 1, 2016.Increases are applicable to pensioners who retired not later than January 1, 2014, were not less than fifty- five (55) years of age at June 30, 2016, retired on the ground of ill-health regardless of their age as at June 30, 2016; and in receipt of widows and widowers and dependents pensions which commenced prior to July 1, 2016.The Office of the Prime Minister stated that increase will be paid on gross receipt at June 30, 2016, and is applicable to compassionate awards granted for life where such awards are in respect of service; and disability allowances and additional pensions whether statutory or otherwise; granted in respect of injury or service.Where a pensioner is in receipt of a pension from more than one source, the increase should be apportioned on a pro-ratio basis.In addition, where a widow or widower is in receipt of a service related pension in his/her own right and is also a widow/widower pensioner the full increase should be given separately on each pension.Individuals who are not eligible for the increase include Governor Generals, Prime Ministers, persons previously covered by the United Kingdom/Jamaican Public Officers Agreement; Awards granted by the Citizens Distinguished Service Grants Committee; and awards granted by the Assistance Committee.last_img read more