Laura Benanti Makes a Loverly Broadway Return in My Fair Lady

first_imgLaura Benanti(Photo: Caitlin McNaney for Broadway.com) Laura Benanti takes on the central role of Eliza Doolittle in Lincoln Center Theater’s acclaimed staging of My Fair Lady beginning on October 23, replacing original cast member Lauren Ambrose, who played her final performance on October 21. Benanti is scheduled to play a limited run through February 17, 2019.Benanti is a Tony winner for Gypsy who was most recently seen on Broadway in Meteor Shower. Her other main-stem credits include Tony-nominated turns in She Loves Me, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Swing! and Into the Woods.Benanti joins a cast that also includes Harry Hadden-Paton as Henry Higgins, Allan Corduner as Colonel Pickering, Linda Mugleston as Mrs. Pearce, Clarke Thorell as Zoltan Karparthy, Jordan Donica as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Rosemary Harris as Mrs. Higgins and Norbert Leo Butz as Alfred P. Doolittle. As previously announced, Danny Burstein will replace Butz on January 6, 2019. Beginning on October 30, Kerstin Anderson will play the role of Eliza Doolittle at all Tuesday evening performances.The company also includes Cameron Adams, Shereen Ahmed, Barbara Jo Bednarczuk, Heather Botts, Rebecca Eichenberger, SuEllen Estey, Christopher Faison, Steven Trumon Gray, Adam Grupper, Michael Halling, Joe Hart, Todd A. Horman, Sasha Hutchings, Mary Claire King, Liz McCartney, Justin Lee Miller, Rommel Pierre O’Choa, Keven Quillon, JoAnna Rhinehart, Tony Roach, Lance Roberts, Blair Ross, Paul Slade Smith, Samantha Sturm, Matt Wall, Michael Williams, Minami Yusui and Lee Zarrett.Directed by Bartlett Sher and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, My Fair Lady features scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Donald Holder and sound design by Marc Salzberg.Learn more about Benanti’s dream role on the latest episode of Show People with Paul Wontorek below. View Comments My Fair Ladycenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 7, 2019 Related Showslast_img read more

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Emerald Isle landing – Challenge Galway unveiled

first_imgChallenge Family has today announced the latest addition to its triathlon family – the much awaited Challenge Galway in Ireland, taking place on 24-26 June 2016.A release from Challenge Family states ‘Challenge Galway will be a full festival of triathlon with a series of events running over the weekend for all ages and abilities: from first timers, to the professional long-distance triathletes. The weekend will culminate with the flagship full distance Challenge Galway on Sunday 26 June.’“Challenge Galway is much more than a triathlon – this is an international sports tourism event!” said Challenge Ireland CEO, Liam Heavin. “Challenge Galway will build as an event that can grow year on year. Starting in 2016, we will build a strong festival alongside our inaugural triathlon event.”He continued, “Galway successfully hosted the magnificent Volvo Ocean Race in 2009 and the Grand Finalé in 2012. The Volvo Ocean Race was a magnificent event from the sailing perspective. Interestingly its lasting legacy was the festival that swept the entire country away. It shows what the city is capable of, and for us is the reason to build the sustainable, international event that Galway so richly deserves in the form of Challenge Galway.”“We are extremely happy to become part of the welcoming community of Galway with our Challenge race,” ,” said Challenge Family CEO, Zibi Szlufcik.” The demand for a Challenge Family event in Ireland has been high for a number of years and we’re delighted to announce a race in the true jewel of the Emerald Isle with Challenge Galway.”He added, “The course captures the true essence of Ireland and the bike course in particular is absolutely spectacular. Combine this with the legendary Irish atmosphere as well as warm hospitality and you have a race that is sure to become one of the iconic triathlons on the international circuit, attracting athletes from all over the world.”The 3.8K Challenge Galway swim is in the coastal inlet south of Galway Bay Golf Resort – close to Oranmore and across Galway Bay from the city itself. It provides the most predictable and manageable sea conditions, while still providing enough space to deliver the event at scale.The Wild Atlantic Way; the world’s longest defined coastal touring route, presents some of the most breathtaking scenery anywhere in the world and makes up the 180K bike course. It’s a picture postcard of Ireland and has the spectacular backdrop of The Burren, and the Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark. This is billed as a true taste of ‘The Emerald Isle’ for athletes.Nothing beats a city centre run, taking in the best of the town centre, seafront and with it, the potential for street entertainment, atmosphere and craic! The 42.2K run should be ‘magical’. Bridges arch over River Corrib. Wild salmon leap upstream from Nimmos Pier. Brightly painted pubs line the cobbled streets and offer a perfect theatre for spectators.With live music, food and drink a’plenty, athletes should be carried forward by the rhythm of music and laughter. Billed as a marathon like no other, Challenge Family adds that its unique tour of Ireland’s ‘Most Irish’ city, Galway, will showcase a city seeped in rich history and culture.Galway, which once was a small fishing village, is steeped in history. Known as the City of the Tribes, it is an important tourist centre and a gateway to Ireland’s most scenic areas. There’s plenty to see and do in the area, aside from enjoying the Challenge Galway Triathlon Festival, with some of the best examples of Ireland’s medieval heritage as well as the stunning UNESCO GeoPark to explore.Entries for next year’s event open on 21 June 2015, with pre-registration starting today, 8 June.www.challenge-galway.eu Relatedlast_img read more

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Belmont Primary School Wildlife Garden Vandalised – Stranraer

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice officers in Stranraer are appealing for information after the Wildlife Garden at Belmont Primary School was vandalised.Officers believe those responsible entered Belmont Primary School in Galloway Avenue sometime between 10 and 12 July 2017. The Wildlife Garden was targeted and vandalised. A potting shed also had its windows broken and outdoor furniture was damaged.Enquiries are underway with officers gathering any available CCTV footage which may provide further detail on those who are responsible for this senseless damage.If anyone has any information or knowledge regarding this incident, please contact Constable Mark McFern, Stranraer Community Policing Unit via 101.last_img read more

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Takanashi clinches fourth straight summer Grand Prix title

first_img Sara Takanashi, Ski jumping Takanashi followed up a first jump of 97.5 meters with a 99-meter effort for 246.8 points. American Nita Englund was second with 223.7 and Yuki Ito was third with 221.7. KEYWORDS Teenager Sara Takanashi secured her fourth consecutive women’s individual summer Grand Prix overall title on Saturday after victory in the penultimate event of the series in Almaty.The 18-year-old from Hokkaido has won all four events this season and secured the overall title ahead of Sunday’s final meet of the series.center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img

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