Nathan Lane & More Set for The Man Who Came to Dinner Benefit

first_img Star Files View Comments Tony winners Nathan Lane and Harriet Harris, Jean Smart and more members of the 2000 revival of The Man Who Came to Dinner will reunite this December for a benefit reading of the Kaufman and Hart comedy. The Roundabout Theatre Company 50th anniversary event, under the direction of Scott Ellis, will take place for one night only on December 7 at Studio 54.Lane reprises his role as Sheridan Whiteside, with Harris as his secretary Maggie and Smart as Lorraine Sheldon. Additional cast members from the 2000 production taking part are Stephen Derosa as Professor Metz, Byron Jennings as Beverly Carlton, Linda Stephens as Mrs. Stanley, Hank Stratton as Bert Jefferson, Mary Catherine Wright as Miss Preen, Julie Boyd as Sarah, Kit Flanagan as Mrs. Dexter, Mary Catherine Garrison as June Stanley, Julie Halston as Mrs. McCutcheon, Jeffrey Hayenga as John and Zach Shaffer as Richard. Additional cast members (it’s nearly a 30-person show) will be announced shortly.The play centers around Sheridan Whiteside, an eccentric critic who, after slipping on an icy doorstep, is confined to a wheelchair in the Stanley family’s Midwestern home. Anything that can go awry does as he turns their house into a parade of celebrities, criminals and penguins.The 2000 Roundabout revival was the inaugural production of the American Airlines Theatre. The production, which was directed by Jerry Zaks, earned Smart a Tony Award nomination.center_img Nathan Lanelast_img read more

Dish Network to pay $125,000 for sending misleading letters to customers

first_imgDISH Network, LLC will pay the State of Vermont $125,000 to resolve the Attorney General’s claims that it violated Vermont’s Consumer Fraud Act in mailings to consumers last summer. ‘Words like ‘urgent‟ ‘immediately‟ ‘necessary‟ and ‘free’ have significant meanings,’ said Attorney General William H Sorrell. ‘Using such language to trigger unnecessary action by Vermont consumers won’t be tolerated.’In July 2010, DISH sent 310 letters to Vermont consumers. The letter included headings stating: ‘URGENT ACTION REQUIRED’ and ‘PLEASE READ IMMEDIATELY TO AVOID SERVICE INTERRUPTION OF YOUR HIGH DEFINITION PROGRAMMING.’ The letter further claimed that replacement of consumer equipment was ‘necessary’ and ‘free.’In the settlement agreement, DISH admitted that no immediate equipment upgrade was necessary. Additionally, some consumers who responded to the mailing were required to enter into a 24-month contract with DISH before they received the upgrade. In the complaint, the Attorney General alleged that this conduct violated the Vermont Consumer Fraud Act’s prohibition on unfair and deceptive acts in commerce.DISH later informed customers who entered into the 24-month contract that they did not need to do so and has neither enforced any contract commitment nor charged customers to receive the upgrade.Attorney General Sorrell noted his appreciation for a recipient of the letter who brought it to the attention of the Consumer Assistance Program.‘Alert Vermonters help us identify potential consumer protection problems early on,’ said Attorney General Sorrell. ‘This case should remind us all to pay attention to claims made in mailings and advertisements of all types – what is promised is not always what is sold.’This settlement is the second in just over two years between the State and DISH. In July 2009, as part of a $5.9 million settlement with 45 states, Vermont also received $125,000 from DISH. That settlement required DISH to make customer refunds and changes in its business practices.last_img read more

Land values up despite sales numbers being down

first_imgLot values have seen sizeable gains over the past 12 months.“The volume of vacant land sales has however shown significant reductions although it has not dampened the median price across the region,” Mr Fritzsche said.“Lot values have seen sizeable gains over the past 12 months after the prior few years had recorded minimal growth which was keeping affordability in check, the decrease in average lot size being a contributing factor.“The true growth on a $ per sqm basis has been consistently positive, albeit at a slower rate, which shows encouraging signs for the market. “The fall in lot approvals on the back of limited availability of greenfield land is helping push prices upward.” Gold Coast Bulletin – house and land – March 2018 – Villawood The Surrounds.A LACK of vacant land is pushing values up on the Gold Coast with land prices up 7.5 per cent over the past 12 months despite sales numbers being down.New data from Ray White Group confirms the Gold Coast’s residential house and land market performed strongly over 2017. The Ray White Group’s latest SEQ Vacant Land Market Repor found the median vacant land price increased 7.54 per cent to $271,000 in the 12 months to December 2017.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe Ray White Group’s latest SEQ Vacant Land Market Report found house and land package sales in the Gold Coast fell 35.71 per cent to 261 sales in 2017 but the median price rose 3.48 per cent to $505,000. Ray White Commercial head of research Vanessa Rader found the median lot size of land was now 455sq m on the Gold Coast with median vacant land price increasing 7.54 per cent to $271,000 in the 12 months to December 2017.Ray White Special Projects director Matthew Fritzsche said the Gold Coast council area displayed robust results over the past few years which continued over 2017.last_img read more

Nadia Nadim signs with PSG women’s team until end of season

first_imgParis: French Division 1 Feminine side Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday announced the arrival of the Danish forward Nadia Nadim, who joined from Manchester City through to June 30, 2019.Nadim, 31, made her professional debut at Danish club IK Skovbakken in 2006. From January to December in 2018, the Dane appeared in 15 matches for Manchester City, scoring four goals, reports Xinhua news agency.Nadim has been a regular in the Danish national team since 2009. She has a record of 85 caps and 29 goals, helping the team make into the final of Euro 2017.”I’m very happy to join Paris Saint-Germain,” said Nadim after penning the contract.”Paris Saint-Germain is a huge European club with which I hope to win many titles. It’s a team with a lot of ambition and a lot of talented players. I’m convinced that here I will find the perfect environment in which to shine both in France and internationally.””She’s an experienced player who will be invaluable for us given the big clashes we have coming our way in the second half of the season. Her international experience will help our squad develop even further,” Bruno Cheyrou, Paris Saint-Germain women’s sporting director, pointed out. IANSAlso Read: Sports Newslast_img read more