The Band’s Visit’s George Abud Set for World Premiere August Rush Musical Directed by John Doyle

first_img View Comments Casting is here for August Rush, a new musical adaptation of the beloved 2007 film, making its world premiere at Aurora, Illinois’ Paramount Theatre this spring. The previously announced production, directed by Tony winner John Doyle, will run from April 24 through June 2.Leading the cast will be George Abud (The Band’s Visit) as Lewis Chapman, John Hickok (Little Women) as Wizard/Thomas Novacek, Leenya Rideout (War Horse) as Hope and Sydney Shepherd (First Date) as Lyla Novacek, with Jack McCarthy (Finding Neverland) and Huxley Westemeier (School of Rock) alternating as August Rush/Evan Taylor.The musical’s ensemble will include Marta Bagratuni, Alex Bender, Matt Deitchman, Ginna Doyle, Brad Giovanine, Lizzie Hagstedt, Jessie Linden, Troy Valjean Rucker, Doug Smith and Katrina Yaukey.August Rush is the story of Evan Taylor (McCarthy/Westemeier), an 11-year-old orphan who believes in music the way some believe in fairytales. In a cruel twist of fate, Evan’s mother (Shepherd), an accomplished classical cellist, and his father (Abud), the lead singer of a rock band, don’t even know of his existence. From one foster home to the next, Evan refuses to give up hope in finding his parents. On this relentless search, he surrenders himself to the symphony of sounds in the city and follows the music, discovering his own genius along the way.The musical features a book and lyrics by the Glen Berger (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) along with music and lyrics by Mark Mancina, who scored the original film. The creative team also includes scenic designer Scott Pask, costume designer Ann Hould-Ward, lighting designer Paul Toben, sound designer Dan Moses Schreier and projection designer Joe Burke.The motion picture starred Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Lewis, Keri Russell as Lyla, Robin Williams as Wizard and Freddie Highmore as August Rush/Evan Taylor. George Abud(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser for Broadway.com)last_img read more

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H1N1 NEWS SCAN: Vaccine situation in South Africa, Chile, Australia

first_imgApr 19, 2010South Africa feels vaccine pinchJust weeks before it hosts the World Cup, South Africa is reporting a shortage of H1N1 vaccine, West Cape News reported today. Doctors and pharmacies have run out of the vaccine, imported from Australia, and say no more is available. The country received 1.3 million doses, which are being used for “front line” port-of-entry workers and certain HIV patients. A further 3.5 million doses donated by the World Health Organization (WHO) will be used on pregnant women and others at high risk.http://westcapenews.com/?p=1387Apr 19 West Cape News storyChile reports low vaccine uptakeHealth officials in Chile are concerned that only 600,000 of a hoped-for 4 million people have received the H1N1 vaccine in a country that saw 300,000 cases and 1,800 hospitalizations last year, The Santiago Times reported. And this year a Feb 27 earthquake destroyed 5,000 hospital beds in the central region. One university faculty member explained that getting the shot early is essential to prevent overloading of hospitals, because immunity takes about 2 weeks to build.http://www.santiagotimes.cl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18635Apr 18 Santiago Times reportAustralian seasonal flu vaccine delayedAustralia’s efforts to get the seasonal influenza vaccine to as many high-risk people as possible have been met with low availability of doses, at least in part because H1N1 vaccine production has taken precedence, according to Australia’s The Morning Bulletin. Health officials are advising patients to get free H1N1 vaccine now, and then a separate seasonal flu shot as soon as it becomes available, which may be in the coming weeks.http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/story/2010/04/19/swine-flu-vaccine-delay-concernApr 19 Morning Bulletin articlelast_img read more

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Longines Grand Prix the feature on final day of Dublin Horse Show as Irish riders add two more wins

first_imgHome  »  General  »  Longines Grand Prix the feature on final day of Dublin Horse Show as Irish riders add two more wins Longines Grand Prix the feature on final day of Dublin Horse Show as Irish riders add two more wins Tags: 11 August 2019, 10:20 A double of wins for Irish riders on Saturday’s penultimate day at the 2019 Dublin Horse Show, brought Ireland’s tally of five-star international victories to six so far this week at the RDS.Elizabeth PowerA hugely impressive performance from Meath’s Elizabeth Power (pictured) and The Irish Sport Horse Doonaveeragh O One, saw them take a fantastic win in RDS Stakes by Theraplate Ireland. Despite being drawn early in the one round speed class, they put down a marker of clear in 57.41 seconds which proved unbeatable. Sweden’s Angelie Von Essen finished as runner-up with Tiger ahead of McLain Ward (USA) in third with Up Des Chaines. Louth’s Mark McAuley and Miebello took fourth place while Kilkenny’s Ger O’Neill and Castlefield Vegas (ISH) finished fifth.In the later Longines Dublin Stakes 1m50, Mark McAuley claimed his second win of the week when he partnered Utchan De Belheme to the top prize after a 14 horse jump-off. Shane Breen and Golden Hawk finished fourth while Bertram Allen and Harley V Bisschop slotted into fifth place.The Land Rover Puissance saw French rider Mathieu Billot and the 11-year-old gelding Dassler take the win when they were the only combination to clear the wall in the third round when it stood at 2m15 (7ft). A group of four riders – Richard Howley (Notis Me), Nano Healy (KMS Clintland (ISH), Michael Pender (Hearton Du Bois Halleaux) and Germany’s Alexander Kisselbach (Gannan), shared second place when all finishing with four faults in the final round.The €350,000 Longines Grand Prix of Ireland will bring the 2019 Dublin Horse Show to a close this afternoon starting at 3pm. Other competitions up for grabs on the final day include the Speed Championship and finals for 4 and 5-year-old horses both sponsored by Horse Sport Ireland.last_img read more

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