Odds & Ends: Kerry Ellis to Headline Murder Ballad & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Wicked’s Kerry Ellis to Headline Murder BalladFormer Elphaba and Grizabella Kerry Ellis has been enlisted to lead Murder Ballad in London this fall. Written by Julia Jordan with music and lyrics by Juliana Nash, the new tuner played off-Broadway in 2013 and is a tale of modern relationships, abandoned dreams and treachery in the big city. The production will run from September 29 at the Arts Theatre.Ralph Fiennes & Andrew Scott Set for Almeida London’s prestigious Almeida Theatre—where Broadway’s American Psycho started out—has announced its season for 2016-17 and it’s as stellar as expected. Ralph Fiennes will take on the title role in Shakespeare’s Richard III opposite Vanessa Redgrave, directed by Rupert Goold (June 7 through August 6). Meanwhile, in February 2017, Andrew Scott (aka Sherlock’s nemesis Moriarty), is on board to headline Hamlet opposite Juliet Stevenson as Gertrude, in a production directed by Robert Icke. Also on tap: Adam Brace’s They Drink It in the Congo, helmed by Michael Longhurst and Ella Hickson’s Oil, directed by Carrie Cracknell. We need air miles!Helen Mirren & Kelli O’Hara Team UpTony and Oscar winner Helen Mirren and Tony winner Kelli O’Hara will host the Stuttering Association for the Young’s 14th Annual Benefit Gala on May 2. The event celebrates the courage and achievements of more than 70 million people who stutter, including 5% of all children. Brandon Victor Dixon, Rachel Dratch, Victor Garber, Daphne Rubin-Vega and more are set to attend the event, which will take place at The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU.Watch Adam Pascal Return to His Rent RootsDisaster! auctioned off a performance of star Adam Pascal singing his Rent rock anthem “One Song Glory” as part of the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraising efforts on March 31 onstage at the Nederlander Theatre. Of course, the Nederlander was where Pascal made his Great White Way debut 20 years ago in the aforementioned iconic musical. Check out the video below and happy Friday! Kerry Ellis in ‘Murder Ballad’last_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

Argos Gear up for Showdown with West Alabama

first_imgArgos Gear up for Showdown with West Alabama April 5, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – West Florida (30-10, 6-3) is in second place in the GSC East Division, and they’ll have a chance to swap places with first place West Alabama (26-11, 7-2) in the upcoming three game series in Pensacola. The two teams will play a double header on Friday at 3 pm, and one game on Saturday at 1 pm.West Florida sprung back into the College Baseball Newspaper’s Top 30 poll after a two week hiatus. The Argonauts are ranked 18th. They have been ranked as high as 13th this season. Their return to the Top 30 was spirited by a 6-0 week, in which UWF swept a three game conference series against West Georgia last weekend, and a three game non-conference series with Arkansas Tech. West Florida has won nine of their last 10 games.West Alabama is ranked 28th in the country. They have won 15 of their last 18 games. They were defeated by Montevallo, 8-5, in a rare non-conference game with a GSC East team on Wednesday. Last weekend they took two-of-three from Valdosta State.Jonathan Weaver (Molino, Fla. / Tate HS) was named GSC Pitcher of the Week, and Peter Antoske (Olmsted Township, Ohio / St. Edward HS) was named GSC Player of the Week on Tuesday. Antoske batted .450 (9-for-20) with eight RBI, five walks, and five stolen bases last week. Weaver struck out a career high 11 in his complete game victory over West Georgia, 10-1, on Saturday. He scattered six hits, allowing one unearned run with no walks.The Tigers have a team batting average of .279. They are led offensively by Rob Dahlberg who is hitting .371 with three homeruns and 29 RBI. Todd Rea is hitting .307 with eight doubles, two homers and 25 RBI. Jake Deroy is batting .341 with 18 RBI. The Tigers starting rotation is anchored by Stephen Barnett, Brandon Wheeler and Noel Baca. They have a team ERA of 3.41.West Florida is led by Bo Williams (Ocala, Fla. / Pensacola JC) who leads the team in nearly every offensive category. Williams is batting .417 with five homeruns, 13 doubles and 39 RBI. Lee Huggins (Bay Minette, Ala. / Faulkner State CC) has an impressive .600 batting average (18-for-30) in nine conference games, including five RBI and four doubles. The Argonaut pitching staff has posted a 3.33 ERA. They are led by Weaver’s 4-0 record and 3.07 ERA. Jon Sintes (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. / Pensacola JC) is 6-3 with a 2.53 ERA. Closer Phil Lawhorn (Virginia Beach, Va. / Pensacola JC) has a stingy 2.13 ERA with nine saves.All three UWF baseball games this weekend can be listened to at goargos.com using Stretch Internet’s live audio. Also, follow the game using “Live Stats” at goargos.comPrint Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more

‘Boycott to withdrawal’ IOA still threatens a pullout from 2022 CWG

first_img 9 months ago IOA rejects new Draft National Sports Code, fears IOC suspension Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE 9 months ago IOA to meet CGF delegation, shooting’s exclusion from 2022 CWG tops agenda WE RECOMMEND LIVE TV 9 months ago IOA might face action for rejecting the new Draft National Sports Code Suman Ray center_img 9 months ago Before CGF meet, Kiren Rijiju wants India’s position on Shooting considered The much-hyped meeting between the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Thursday turned out to be a damp scuib with both parties refusing to budge from their respective positions as uncertainty still loomed large on India’s participation in 2022 CWG in Birmingham.”We broke an ice. We had a fruitful discussion. We had dialogues with an open mind and that was important,” was the common refrain from both sides juggling around with words but the basic content remained the same.READ: UFC: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on his advice to Jorge Masvidal after Nate Diaz fightThe differences between CGF and IOAWhile the CGF pointed out that shooting was never a core sports and was always remained an optional one and its inclusion or exclusion entirely depended on the host city, squarely blaming the Organising Committee (OC) of Birmingham for its non inclusion, IOA made it clear that they have not backed down from their demand of pulling out from the 2022 Games. READ: Before CGF meet, Kiren Rijiju wants India’s position on Shooting consideredRajiv Mehta gives a clarification IOA secretary general Rajiv Mehta, however, seemed busy clarifying why shooting was not included exposing that IOA was a divided house with many in favour of participating despite shooting’s exclusion.CGF President Dame Luise Martin said they understood IOA’s concern but at this stage, there wasn’t any solution as the matter was not with them anymore and the call was taken by the OC. “But we will organise a separate Commonwealth Shooting Championship and may add the medals of that event into the total medals tally of the Games.”India has been winning most of its medals including gold in shooting in previous editions of CWG and its exclusion will have a direct bearing on India’s medals tally.READ: UFC: Sage Northcutt responds to President Dana White’s ‘retirement’ commentREAD: Rijiju gives cash awards to Wushu World C’ships medalists 10 months ago IOA rejects proposal to appoint Chhattisgarh CM as state body chief Last Updated: 14th November, 2019 23:51 IST ‘Boycott To Withdrawal’ IOA Still Threatens A Pullout From 2022 CWG After the meeting between the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and Indian Olympic Association (IOA), uncertainty loomed over India’s participation in CWG 22 First Published: 14th November, 2019 23:51 IST COMMENT “I must use the right word. It’s not boycott which we said six months back. The right word is withdrawal. Our stand continues. We are still contemplating withdrawal. IOA Executive Committee and General Body will take a final call on the issue,” IOA president Narendra Batra told newspersons in presence of CGF President and CEO.last_img read more