Hedwig, Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Recoups on Broadway

first_img Star Files Related Shows Hedwig and the Angry Inch The cast also includes Tony winner Lena Hall as Yitzhak. Harris departs the show on August 17; Tony nominee Andrew Rannells will step into his high heels August 20 through October 12. As part of an ongoing partnership, the production has also donated $100,000 to the Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest organization helping gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth to reach their full potential. Directed by Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band, fronted by Hedwig (Harris), a transgender woman from communist East Berlin. Between rock songs, Hedwig regales the audience with both humorous and painful stories about her life, including her botched sex change operation. The score includes “Tear Me Down,” “Wig in a Box,” “Wicked Little Town,” “The Origin of Love,” “Angry Inch” and more. Lena Hallcenter_img Andrew Rannells The Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which stars Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris, has recouped its initial capitalization. John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s rock musical, which only performs seven instead of the usual eight Broadway shows per week, has set the box office record at the Belasco Theatre four times. Neil Patrick Harris View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015last_img read more

James tops IMCA Modified opener at Cottage Grove

first_imgBricen James won the season-opening IMCA Modified feature Saturday at Cottage Grove Speed­way. (Photo by Tina Gargurevich, Wings Off Photography)By Ben DeatherageCOTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (March 31) – Six months ago, Bricen James’ future in racing was an unknown.Saturday night, he stood in victory lane after winning the season-opening IMCA Modified feature at Cottage Grove Speedway.Craig Hanson was quick out of the gate and stayed in the lead until Collen Winebarger got past on lap four. Winebarger remained out in front for some time before he bicycled in turns one and two, allowing James to pass him via the inside line.James kept hold of first place but had to master restarts due to several cautions.  James kept all challengers in check and went on to collect the checkered flag.  It was an emotional triumph be­cause six months ago he nearly had a career-ending injury in a Sprint Car last September.John Campos got second, followed by Dustin Cady in third.last_img read more

Foxes bite back to take point

first_img Press Association But back came Leicester and within two minutes they were level. The Foxes had already demonstrated their threat from set-pieces and, when Everton failed to clear a corner, record-signing Ulloa repaid some of his transfer fee with a well-struck shot from the middle of the box. Two minutes later Everton thought they had gone back ahead when Baines set up Naismith, but the ball looked to have clearly gone behind before the defender played it. Baines was a real thorn in Leicester’s side and he wanted a penalty after going down in the area under pressure from Knockaert, but referee Mike Jones decided any contact had been accidental. Everton began to gradually assert their dominance as the half went on and Schmeichel was relieved to see shots from McGeady and Naismith both miss the target. But with the 45 minutes almost up, Naismith put the visitors back in front. Baines and Steven Pienaar helped the ball in from the left and Naismith wrapped his left foot around it, sending a shot crashing in off the bar. Leicester needed to respond at the start of the second half and they did, with Riyad Mahrez’s header forcing Everton into a hasty clearance. Ulloa should then have done better with a free header from Paul Konchesky’s cross, but the clear-cut chance they were looking for came in the 65th minute. Unfortunately for Leicester, it fell for Jeff Schlupp, who had just come on as a substitute. Dean Hammond’s through-ball was perfectly weighted, but Schlupp got his shot all wrong and it flew a long way over the bar. Mahrez was the next to try his luck, winning a free-kick 25 yards out for a trip by James McCarthy and then seeing it deflected just wide. Ulloa’s debut ended when he was brought off to loud cheers in the 78th minute and replaced by Wood. Gareth Barry, who had picked up a soft booking for a foul on Ulloa, was a little fortunate to stay on the pitch when he pulled back the lively Mahrez. And it was Mahrez who set up the equaliser, jinking his way to the edge of the box before firing in a shot that hit Phil Jagielka and fell to Wood. It was no more than Leicester deserved for their attacking intent and, although Everton tried to respond, it was too late. Substitute Chris Wood earned Leicester a point on their return to the Barclays Premier League with an equaliser four minutes from time against Everton. Steven Naismith’s goal on the stroke of half-time looked to have won it after Aiden McGeady and debutant Leonardo Ulloa had netted within two minutes of each other mid-way through the first half. Leicester did all the pressing in the second half and were rewarded when Wood slotted a clinical finish beyond Howard to make it 2-2. Roberto Martinez’s Everton team featured no new faces, although Romelu Lukaku and Gareth Barry both made their first appearances since joining permanently. John Stones stepped in at right-back for Seamus Coleman, who was only fit enough for the bench, while new signings Muhamed Besic and Christian Atsu were both unused substitutes. Ross Barkley’s injury certainly cast a cloud over the start of Everton’s season, the England midfielder sustaining medial knee ligament damage in training. Nothing could dampen Leicester’s enthusiasm for their first Premier League season in 10 years, although they too were hit by injuries, with Marc Albrighton, Jamie Vardy and Matthew Upson all sidelined. The hosts more than held their own in an even start and Tim Howard had two nervy moments, first flapping at an Anthony Knockaert cross and then hesitating over a long ball and almost allowing Ulloa in. But it was Everton who opened the scoring in the 20th minute, exploiting a fortuitous deflection to the full. Leighton Baines’ long-distance shot did not look set to pose any problems until it was half blocked on the edge of the area and fell for Sylvain Distin 15 yards out. The defender’s shot was saved by Kasper Schmeichel, but the goalkeeper could only watch as McGeady’s delightful effort from the left curled over him and into the top corner. last_img read more

Trojans expect Utes’ best shot

first_imgUSC will get another chance to impress on a national stage this week as it gears up for its Thursday matchup against Utah in Salt Lake City. The last time the Trojans were under the national spotlight was two weeks ago in Palo Alto, Calif. when they were upset by Stanford. Now, coming off a victory over California and a bye week, the team is ready for the next challenge.Playing keep-away · Quarterbacks have not been throwing into Nickell Robey’s coverages. As a result, he has yet to record an interception. – Carlo Acenas | Daily Trojan“The players are ready to play again after having some extra time off,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said. “We’re excited for what I think will be a very entertaining game. That place will be rocking as we go in there, and it will be a good test for us.”Rice-Eccles Stadium is expecting a sellout crowd in what Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said before the season would be one of the biggest games in the school’s history. Utah’s various media outlets echoed this sentiment at Pac-12 Media Day in July.A lackluster start for Utah, however, has seemingly quelled such rhetoric. After winning their season opener against Northern Colorado in decisive fashion, the Utes faltered in their second game against rival Utah State, losing 27-20 in overtime.In the loss, senior quarterback Jordan Wynn also suffered a season- and career-ending shoulder injury. Injuries to Utah’s star running back John White and members of its offensive line have rendered the offense inconsistent, as evidenced by the team’s 37-7 loss to Arizona State last week.Still, regardless of what the Utes have done this season, Kiffin expects a different showing from their offense on Thursday night.“They’re replacing a lot of linemen, just like us,” Kiffin said. “I anticipate them being at full strength after having some time off, just like us. I think White will be ready to go.”In last season’s meeting, the Trojans’ defense held White to just 56 rushing yards on 20 carries — a far cry from his 2011 season average of 116 yards per game.The star for Utah in last year’s meeting was receiver Devante Christopher, who had 11 catches for 136 yards. Even with new quarterback Jon Hays, who has a 6-3 career starting record, the USC secondary will face challenges against the Utes’ passing attack, particularly at the second cornerback spot opposite junior Nickell Robey.“We need to play better at the other spot and force them to throw at [Robey],” Kiffin said. “Right now, nobody’s throwing at him.”Kiffin hopes another defender will emerge opposite Robey so that the lockdown corner can have more opportunities to make plays on the ball and get turnovers.“There’s no secret. We haven’t played well there all year,” Kiffin said in reference to the second cornerback spot. “It’s unfortunate for Nickell, because the ball is always going the other way. We have to be more consistent in tackling and in press coverage.”last_img read more


first_imgMAKE MINE A POPSICLE – Voodoo Gardens is back for the Summer along with the Liquor Rooms Letterkenny!!Combining an array of funky upscale unique cocktails and popular drinks promotions to choose from, The Liquor Rooms offers the Ultimate late night experience. Located up the side alleyway of Voodoo Venue, The Liquor Rooms Club and Gardens is fast becoming Donegals most loved late night.Working the late shift?? Its perfect.. Doors open at 12 Midnight every Thursday and Sunday Night!Quirky Creations: The Liquor Rooms drinks include – Jolly Rancher ~ Whambar ~ Barbie Cocktail ~ Rainbow Popsicle ~ Sour Patch Kids Martini ~ Milk Bottles ~ Beer In A Cup ~ Slushies ~ Shark Tank ~Coronanita ~Sangria ~ Gummy WormsThe New edition to Voodoo Venue have designed the Ultimate Summer Experience with their new menu, a perfect combination of alcoholic delight and cool refreshing flavours certain to have you hooked.. Their selection of liquored slushies are extremely light and fruity and go down phenomenally easily in these Summer Nights.Award winning Mixologist Emer Mc Glynn who devised the drinks menu and selection quoted “I wanted to complement the cocktails with bespoke lollies, gummies, sweets and bars that would collectively produce a unique taste sensation.Within a shaded sanctuary at Voodoo  Gardens, a massive hit with Letterkenny last Summer, fantastic drink promos include 4 Vodka & Red Bull €15, Bottle of Canadian €2.50..Be in Voodoo Lounge before 12Midnight and get FREE ENTRY into The Liquor Rooms Letterkenny.For Prizes and competitions check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Liquor-Rooms-Letterkenny/896601477078087VOODOO GARDENS IS BACK BIGGER AND BETTER FOR THE SUMMER PARTY SEASON was last modified: July 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Entertainmenthome-page featuresnewslast_img read more