Jason Gotay to Play Che in Evita at New York City Center

first_imgJason Gotay (Photo: Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com) Strong-voiced star Jason Gotay has been cast as Che in New York City Center’s upcoming special gala staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Tony-winning musical Evita. The previously announced production, directed by Sammi Cannold, music-directed by Kristen Blodgette and co-choreographed by Valeria Solomonoff and Emily Maltby, will run for two weeks from November 13-24.Gotay is a City Center alum who appeared earlier this year in the Encores! production of Call Me Madam. He has been seen on Broadway in Bring It On The Musical and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and off-Broadway in The Anthem and F#%king Up Everything.Gotay joins a previously announced cast that includes Solea Pfeiffer as Eva and Maia Reficco as Young Eva, along with Philip Hernandez as Magaldi and Enrique Acevedo as Perón, with an ensemble comprising Sergio Martín Almirón, Fabio Angelo, Isa Antonetti, Leah Barsky, Kristina Bermudez, Edgar Cavazos, Alexander Gil Cruz, Rebecca Eichenberger, Jennifer Florentino, David Michael Garry, Mariano Loguidice, Robin Masella, Phoebe Garcia Pearl, Patricia Phillips, Guillermina Quiroga, Maria Cristina Slye, Lucas Thompson, Daniel Torres and Ricardo A. Zayas.Cannold’s vision for Evita uses dynamic visual storytelling and an original approach to excavate new depths within Webber and Rice’s text, with Reficco playing Perón from ages 15-20 and Pfeiffer portraying her from ages 20-33. View Commentslast_img read more

India, New Zealand report high H1N1 activity

first_imgAug 13, 2010 (CIDRAP News) – Pandemic H1N1 flu activity is intense in parts of India and New Zealand and is circulating at low-to-moderate levels in a few other parts of the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.Earlier this week the WHO declared that the H1N1 influenza pandemic was over and changed the pandemic alert phase to the post-pandemic period, but it warned that the virus was still circulating and warranted continued surveillance.Most of the flu in India is the pandemic H1N1 virus, which doesn’t appear to have peaked yet in the areas of most intense activity, which include Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal states, the WHO said. For the week ending Aug 8, India confirmed 79 pandemic flu deaths. In the country’s Kerala state, one of the first to experience a post-monsoon spike in flu activity earlier this summer, flu appears to have peaked in early July and is declining.Meanwhile, New Zealand is one of the few Southern Hemisphere countries reporting an increase in flu activity. Doctor’s visits for flu-like illnesses have been increasing in recent weeks, with the majority of them linked to the pandemic H1N1 virus, the WHO reported. Flu activity is geographically uneven and seems to be focusing on areas that weren’t hit hard during the country’s first pandemic flu wave, according to the WHO.New Zealand’s health ministry said yesterday in a surveillance update that the central part of the Northern Island is currently the hardest-hit area, and it predicted that a number of areas, such as the South Island, may be vulnerable, because they did not experience high levels of transmission during the first wave of infections last summer.So far this year the health ministry has received reports of 332 hospitalizations and 46 intensive care unit (ICU) admissions for pandemic H1N1 infections. Calls to the country’s telephone flu line were running 25% higher than normal for seasonal flu.Elsewhere, the pandemic H1N1 virus is circulating at low-to-moderate levels in some parts of the Americas, West Africa, and South and Southeast Asia.The most active areas of seasonal influenza A/H3N2 circulation are currently in some tropical areas of the Americas, especially Central America, along with southern and western Africa and parts of Southeast Asia, the WHO reported. The focus of influenza B transmission appears to be parts of central and southern Africa.Yesterday two experts from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, in a Eurosurveillance report, said that for five Southern Hemisphere countries that conduct regular flu surveillance, the 2010 flu season has seen lower levels of activity than the 2009 season. “In these countries the level of illness is looking more like inter-pandemic influenza than the pandemic levels seen in the winter of 2009,” they wrote. However, they added that whether 2010 levels are normal for inter-pandemic flu is unclear, because some countries lack good baseline data.Most of the pandemic H1N1 viruses analyzed so far are closely related to the strain included in the monovalent and seasonal flu vaccines, and the WHO said it has not received any new reports of oseltamivir-resistant pandemic H1N1 cases.See also:Aug 13 WHO flu surveillance reportAug 12 Eurosurveillance reportlast_img read more

Quinn elected to AAPA board

first_imgQuinn will be installed as AAPA chairman for a one-year term on the final day of the association’s 104th annual convention, which takes place in Miami from November 2-4, 2015.He will assume the chairmanship from Port of Hueneme ceo and port director Kristin Decas, who began her term as chairwoman in October 2014.www.aapa-ports.orglast_img

Kenai Fire and Police Respond to MediCenter for Vehicle Accident

first_imgIt appears the Forester was backing into a parking space at the rear entrance of the MediCenter, and perhaps accidentally stepped on the gas instead of the break and driving the vehicle into the building.  A woman was removed from the scene earlier but it’s not clear if she was involved in the accident or simply a patient at the MediCenter. Original report: KSRM’s Catie Quinn was on scene just after it happened…I’m at the MediCenter in Kenai where a light blue Subaru Forester collided with the building.  Kenai Police are on scene interviewing witnesses.  FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Just after 1 pm Monday, multiple Kenai authorities responded to the MediCenter on the Kenai Spur Highway after a vehicle collided with the building.last_img read more

‘Witches’ gets stitches: Crew member stabs another in the neck in fight on Anne Hathaway’s film

first_imgPhoto by Karwai Tang/WireImage(LONDON) — “A fight over a teabag” was reportedly the cause of an on-set scrap that led one crew member to stab another in the neck on the set of an Anne Hathaway movie called The Witches. Perhaps not surprisingly, given the cause, the movie is being shot in Britain, according to The Sun.The victim was stabbed in a neck by another crew member wielding a box cutter, a common tool on movie sets. The perpetrator was arrested, and the victim rushed from Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire to the hospital for treatment.There were around 100 crew members on the set at the time, and the incident caused a security lockdown, the paper reports.The Witches, the second adaptation of the Roald Dahl book of the same name, also stars Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer, Chris Rock, and Stanley Tucci.The movie, directed and co-written by Forrest Gump Oscar winner Robert Zemeckis and Emmy-nominated black-ish co-creator Kenya Barris, opens next year.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Appalled at the functioning of Maida/Tarlogie NDC

first_imgDear Editor,We are appalled and baffled at the manner in which the business of the Maida/Tarlogie Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) is being conducted at this time and which is destroying development of the NDC.Since April of this year, the NDC’s Chairman has been absent from the statutory meeting along with the Vice Chairman who has been absent since June. This is compounded by the fact that many of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Councillors are also absent which makes it difficult to establish a quorum to conduct the business of the NDC. This has led to only informal discussions taking place. This is a mystery since from our understanding, caucuses are normally held before the NDC statutory. Therefore, it begs the question: Why is this type of purposefully effected negligent behaviour being allowed in an NDC controlled by the PPP? Has the PPP lost control over this NDC? Why is it that these officials are not replaced so that the work of the NDC can go on?We have also read with interest the fact that NDCs are complaining about the lack of consultation in the preparation of the Regional Estimates 2017. Our NDC was also not consulted since most of the officials are always absent but I do feel that consultation should have been done with the interested Councillors and the Overseer. There are three projects which we have been begging to be done for years but yet they are not in the 2017 RDC Budget Proposal. One is a street at Cromarty, next to a school which will not only benefit residents but will grant access to the cemetery which is heavily forested; the next is the excavation of a drainage canal; and the other is a bridge at Corn Reef Cross between Tarlogie and Wellington Park. Why was no consultation done at our NDC?The consequence is that the lack of consultation has allowed corruption to take effect. For instance, when we checked the Regional Estimate, we found that Item 19 – rehabilitation of the heavy-duty bridge at Wellington Park is estimated at million. This bridge only needs a little extension since it is a new bridge and all it needs is a tube, dirt filling and some concrete work which should not cost more than million. We are calling on the Regional Chairman, the Communities Minister and the Public Infrastructure Minister to investigate this inflated cost.What is more disturbing is that the Regional Vice Chairman seemed to have taken control over the NDC as its Chairman. He is using the NDC’s tractor to transport diesel to various areas of the region whereas it could have been used to benefit the NDC and its residents. But this is not allowed to happen since the Regional Vice Chairman is also suffocating and obstructing the work of the NDC by not allowing the Chairman of the Works Committee to function. We also feel that all NDCs should be subjected to an audit since many Councillors cannot fully understand what is going on and are easily hoodwinked by those who are more literate and conversant with the workings of the NDC.Yours Sincerely,Esar Chickrie (former Chairman of the NDC/Councillor)Walter Bagot (NDC Councillor)R Matadial(former Chairman of the NDC)Gobin Persaud, residentlast_img read more