Matilda Will Swing Around the Country with National Tour

first_img Directed by Tony winner Matthew Warchus, Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the musical features a book by Tony winner Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tony nominee Tim Minchin. Matilda features choreography by Peter Darling, set and costume design by Rob Howell, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone and sound design by Simon Baker. Jill Paice Related Shows Lesli Margherita Matilda received four Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical, Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Gabriel Ebert, Best Scenic Design of a Musical and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater for each of the four girls who shared the title role. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 Matilda Take a look at the musical’s performance on the Tony Awards telecast below. Star Files Matilda continues its run at the Shubert Theatre, where it opened on April 11, 2013. The Broadway cast includes Chris Hoch as Miss Trunchbull, Jill Paice as Miss Honey, Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, and Ava Ulloa in the title role, Lesli Margherita as Mrs. Wormwood, Ebert as Mr. Wormwood and Karen Aldridge as Mrs. Phelps. Gabriel Ebert The Tony-nominated Best Musical Matilda will swing its way into a town near you as the crowd-pleasing tuner launches a national tour. The production kicks off at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in May 2015, and will make stops in San Francisco, Seattle and Dallas. No word yet on casting. Additional tour cities to be announced soon.last_img read more

Men responsible for unwanted pregnancies

first_imgAllen Muchmore wrote about the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade which finally put a name on the huge problem of women dying from botched back-room abortions. That led to the pro-choice and pro-life movements.He agrees that a woman has a right to choose if she has a baby or not. He goes on to say he believes that she only has that right before conception, not after she becomes pregnant. I hate to disagree, but some men can be very persuasive and if the woman isn’t aware of her ovulation cycle (most women aren’t unless they are trying to conceive) it’s very easy to get pregnant.The medical term for “unborn baby” is “fetus” and not considered a person until it is breathing on its own. Terminology not withstanding, I think Mr. Muchmore, like most of the men I’ve encountered, some of whom used to stand outside the Planned Parenthood clinic on Union Street with their signs, miss the point. Immaculate conception historically only happened once.As for the rest of us, I know with absolute certainty how conception works. My mantra for decades has been” “If you kept it in your pants boys, we wouldn’t have all these issues. And for those of you who think it’s the woman’s responsibility to provide birth control, you’re wrong. And for those of you who think if someone flirts with you, they get what they deserve, you’re wrong. Men are responsible for unwanted pregnancies because as stated earlier, we can’t do it alone.”HOLLY RUSSOGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion How can we justify killing the unborn?last_img read more

Police capture Balram Ragbubir T20 cricket trophy

first_imgTHE Guyana Police Force (GPF) produced a disciplined all-round performance to be crowned the Balram Ragbubir T20 champions when they whipped Guyana Defence Force (GDF) by four wickets yesterday in the final, played at Police Sports Club ground.Chasing 123 for victory, man-of-the-match Jason Heyliger stroked an unbeaten 33-ball 35 to seal the win, with 2.3 overs to spare after Police were reduced to 71-5 at one stage.GDF, deciding to bat first, were restricted to 122-8. However, they were largely indebted to opener Leon Andrews who made a composed 44.GDF lost opener Quacy McPherson (0|) and Doris Nedd (14) off the bowling of Grisean Grant, at 24-2, but Andrews shared 36 runs for the third-wicket with Isaiah Bijadder (19) and 32 runs for the fourth-wicket, with Damion Waldron (16), to stage the much-needed recovery.Thereafter, GDF lost four quick wickets, including Andrews who hit three fours and a six in his stay at the crease.Grant (2-13), Heyliger (2-32) and Trevon Benn (1-18) were the successful bowlers for Police.In reply, Police lost Sherwin McPherson off the bowling of Jomal Chisolm for 14 at 15-1 but fellow opener Odennel Hill then opened up and played some awesome shots, dominating the 38-run second-wicket stand with Paul Tyndall who contributed only five runs before he was bowled by Andres.Rawle Browne was then run-out in a mix-up with Hill, to leave the batting side 58-3 when a short shower interrupted play.Upon resumption, Andres struck two telling blows in the 11th over. He first trapped Hill leg-before-wicket for a 29-ball 37, inclusive of six fours and a six, before he had Kevin Leitch caught down the leg-side without scoring.With 52 needed off nine overs Heyliger was joined by Benn, and the duo took the score within eight runs from the winning total before Benn departed.However, Heyliger and Randy Knights sealed the win comfortably. Heyliger hit four fours and a six in this knock.last_img read more

Alistair Boston-Smith, Bede Gaming: Working technology to boost sportsbook advantage

first_img Gauselmann Group acquires majority stake in Bede Gaming March 12, 2020 Submit Share Share Related Articles Will Whitehead, mkodo: Achieving sportsbook and casino differentiation through UX April 29, 2020 Operators are under more pressure than ever to spread their resources across, and deliver, within rapidly growing regulated markets. Alistair Boston-Smith, Chief Strategy Officer at Bede Gaming, explains how important it is for brands to select the right technology to get the most from their sports offering.Let’s not beat around the bush, seeking geographical expansion or product diversification are increasingly on the horizon for operators. Yet, more often than not, it is easier to identify the end goal than it is to identify the process. Whilst necessary to understand where you want to be, it is vital to understand the means in which to attain this. This is where a digital platform comes in.  The issue is that many brands don’t consider all the options before committing to such a significant project of finding a suitable platform. Selecting the right digital platform is one of the most important decisions an operator will make, as it is a crucial part to their success.Ultimately, this is what underpins the entire digital operation – it is the core and heartbeat of the whole customer experience, so choosing the right digital platform partner to future-proof your operations should be at the forefront of your strategy. Overcoming Market ChallengesThe market today is fiercely competitive with new territories opening across Europe, the US and Latin America. While at the same time, existing regulated markets and their regulators are maturing and forcing both operators and suppliers to work harder, invest more resources and scrutinise their practices in line with tightening responsible gaming measures.It is a challenging time for operators the world over, as brands look at ways to expand out of often saturated, traditional core markets. With resources spread so thinly across multiple global jurisdictions, a digital platform today must provide maximum flexibility and scalability. Operators are focusing on creating highly engaging player experiences, underpinned by flexibility, scalability and complete robustness on compliance and responsible gambling. There are two key options: do you look inwardly to develop your products and your own platform or do you look outwardly to hire experts? Both have their merits. One knows your brand inside out and keeps all your operations central; the other provides subject matter experts with deep knowledge of the technology and compliance measures needed to succeed in significant regulatory headwinds. We would naturally argue the latter but it is about ensuring brands have the best tools at their disposal to ensure success, whilst also having crucial breathing room to focus on their core strengths. The right platform is the key to maximising potential in the growth of your offering and therefore one that needs to be seriously considered, particularly when adding another facet to your brand, such as a sportsbook.Taking Sportsbooks to the Next LevelSports is the go-to product for brands to offer with the consistent development with regulating markets and its ubiquitous presence in our lives and guaranteed reach to a diverse audience. In its simplest form, there are two significant actions: ensure you have the right sportsbook to suit your product goals and ensure you have the right platform to power that sportsbook. The platform should have the ability to cultivate highly engaging new player experiences and one which seamlessly lets them transition through devices.When launching or adding a sportsbook, differentiation is essential in order to stand out from the crowd; choosing a superior platform naturally provides an appropriate solution to enable this. Ultimately, your platform is the power behind your product, so forming a strong technological partnership is key to keeping ahead of the curve. Legacy platforms aren’t always adaptable to the current environment, so choosing a modern provider  is absolutely essential.The rise of newly regulating territories has caused a shift in characteristics of a digital platform, with speed and flexibility being the chief drivers of both short and long-term success. This is predominantly where legacy digital platforms often tend to fall short, as they are unable to offer their partners the level of flexibility and speed needed to almost instantly go live. Powering Up Your OfferingThere has been an explosion of sports deals in the past 12 months, most notably in the US, due to new markets regulating, causing a boom in the industry. With the right platform, operators can create an experience tailored to their target market, delivering opportunities to cross-sell in a way that both broadens a brand’s access to players while also heightening the overall gameplay experience. Our omnichannel platform provides the necessary agility to future-proof your offering whilst also allowing real time data capture to instantaneously react to players, maximising the player experience. The ability to react swiftly to a range of different player events allows operators to target an active audience and interact with players for both marketing and responsible gambling purposes – reinforcing our vision to be ‘the safest place to play’.The flexibility of our technology is at the heart of our approach – we offer a supplier agnostic platform built around open APIs. Our platform provides access to an unparalleled range of casino and sportsbook content, all via a single integration. Operators have the autonomy to focus on their brand(s) and market positioning and select from a variety of providers across both sportsbook and casino that best fit their long-term growth strategy.Choosing a platform specialist that can deliver best-in-class solutions provides the uncontested foundations for success. Numerous companies have attempted to develop proprietary sportsbooks and fallen short, more often than not it comes down to it simply not being an area of sole specialism and resource. So when you’re looking at matching a sportsbook to your iGaming aims, make sure you’re also looking at a trailblazing platform to complement it and help your brand achieve those significant digital ambitions. GG.BET embraces improved partnership with Start2Pay January 31, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

DESORMEAUX’S IRISH HEATWAVE TAKES ON FAMILIAR RIVALS AS HE HEADS SATURDAY’S $100,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF SPRINT AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN SANTA ANITA’S HILLSIDE TURF

first_imgRace 3 of 11                                    Approximate post time 12:30 p.m. PTOur Silver Oak–Drayden Van Dyke–120Teacher’s Treasure–Edgar Payeras–120Takeo Squared–Rafael Bejarano–120Irish Heatwave–Assael Espinoza–122Listing–Mario Gutierrez–124Tivan–Kent Desormeaux–124Offshore Affair–Tyler Baze–124                    Special early first post time for an 11-race card on Saturday is at 11:30 a.m.  Admission gates will open at 9:30 a.m. and Early Bird Wagering will be offered in the Top ‘O Stretch area beginning at 8 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.comor call (626) 574-RACE. DESORMEAUX’S IRISH HEATWAVE TAKES ON FAMILIAR RIVALS AS HE HEADS SATURDAY’S $100,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF SPRINT AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN SANTA ANITA’S HILLSIDE TURF RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERSARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2019)–Trainer Keith Desormeaux’s late running Irish Heatwave will head a field of seven California-bred or sired sophomores at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in Saturday’s $100,000 California Cup Turf Sprint, which is a part of the lucrative Golden State Series.Primary among his competition are Reddam Racing’s homebred Listing, Academic Farms’ homebred Teacher’s Treasure and trainer Doug O’Neill’s Takeo Squared.IRISH HEATWAVEOwner:  Calumet FarmTrainer:  Keith DesormeauxA colt by legendary late stallion Unusual Heat, he comes off a gutty nose win over Listing down the hillside turf on Jan. 1.  A half length winner of a one mile turf maiden special weight versus state-breds two starts back on Nov. 3, he bids for his third consecutive win with apprentice Asa Espinoza up.  A late runner who’ll be making his fifth career start, Irish Heatwave could be victimized by what appears to a lack of pace in the Turf Sprint lineup.LISTINGOwner:  Reddam Racing, LLCTrainer:  Ben CecilBy Paul Reddam’s Square Eddie and out of his Yonaguska mare Marquis Diamond, Listing is the only horse in the field to have defeated Irish Heatwave, as he prevailed over his rival by 7 ½ lengths in the state-bred I’m Smokin Stakes, which was Listing’s first start on Aug. 31 at Del Mar.  By California’s current top stallion, look for Listing to bring his “A-Game” in the Turf Sprint, which will be his fifth career start.TEACHER’S TREASUREOwner:  Academic FarmsTrainer:  Eddie TrumanA chestnut gelding by Square Eddie, he’s done little wrong, finishing no worse than third in four starts.  Out of the Half Term mare Corissa’s Birthday, Teacher’s Treasure pressed the pace throughout and was third, beaten 1 ¼ lengths in a hillside turf allowance won by Irish Heatwave on Jan. 1 and certainly rates an upset chance with regular pilot Edgar Payeras back in the saddle.TAKEO SQUAREDOwner:  EC Racing, LLC, MyRacehorse.com, Lyle Egan and Steve RothblumTrainer:  Doug O’NeillFourth, beaten 2 ¼ lengths in the same hillside turf allowance that Irish Heatwave, Listing, Teacher’s Treasure and Offshore Affair exit, the same hillside allowance on New Year’s Da.  Takeo Squared, who was bred by EC Racing and Rothblum, is yet another gelded son of Square Eddie.  Devoid of early foot, he’ll hope to make his presence felt from off the pace in what will be his ninth career start.THE $100,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF SPRINT WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERlast_img read more