The Play That Goes Wrong to Close on Broadway & Launch National Tour

first_imgClifton Duncan, Alex Mandell, Ashley Bryant, Katie Sexton, Ned Noyes, Jonathan Fielding, Akron Watson & Amelia McClain in “The Play That Goes Wrong”(Photo: Jeremy Daniel) The Play That Goes Wrong (Through January 6, 2019) View Comments Related Showscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 6, 2019 The celebrated Broadway farce The Play That Goes Wrong, which has the distinction of being the longest-running play currently on the Great White Way, will end its run at the Lyceum Theatre on August 26, 2018. The comedy began previews on March 9, 2017 and opened on April 2, 2017. By closing, The Play That Goes Wrong will have played 27 previews and 585 regular performances. The production will make mischief across the country with the launch of a national tour opening in Pittsburgh this September. Additional tour cities, dates and casting will be announced at a later date.Created by Mischief Theatre members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields with direction by Mark Bell, The Play That Goes Wrong introduces audiences to the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, a performance troupe attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery. As the title suggests, it doesn’t go so well, and the accident-prone thespians fight against all odds to make it through the performance to final bows.The current cast features Akron Watson as Trevor, Mark Evans as Chris, Ashley Bryant as Annie, Preston Truman Boyd as Robert, Alex Mandell as Max, Harrison Unger as Dennis, Jonathan Fielding as Jonathan and Amelia McClain as Sandra, along with Ned Noyes, Ashley Reyes, Katie Sexton and Quinn Van Antwerp. The Play That Goes Wrong took home the 2017 Tony Award for Nigel Hook’s scenic design.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges.Look back at Matt Rodin’s opening-night Red Carpet Challenge with the original cast of The Play That Goes Wrong below.last_img read more

For my dad

first_img26 years ago this month, my dad went from alcoholic to recovering alcoholic. And has stayed that way ever since.For 9,490 days, he’s made the simple and profound decision to not drink today. And just for today, he’ll stick to it. Tomorrow? He’ll worry about it when it comes.He kicked a decades-long drinking problem literally overnight, the coldest of turkey because he wanted to hold the hand of his wife of 47 years and walk side-by-side into their golden years.To hang out with his son and see his daughter grow into an amazing woman.To play with his grandchildren.To guide the steps of other anonymous alcoholics toward sobriety.He’s never made these decisions for fame, followers, favorites, or any of the other narcissistic rot that defines this digital generation. He’s not on Facebook or “the Twitter”. He’s a social media ghost. That’s his way. He seeks neither applause nor accolades. He just never wants to go back to the man he was.Non-Hodgkins lymphoma tried to finish him off a few years ago. So did a botched spinal fusion surgery that left him minutes away from paralysis or worse. He laughed off both. Macular degeneration is slowly taking his sight but not his vision. And while Alzheimer’s has been a most patient hunter, that cowardly killer will never touch what springs from his heart.I live in a world too full of experts who tell me how to swim blue oceans, be more effective, go from good to great, and become a servant leader who wins friends and influences people. They’re helpful, to be sure, but their sales and page views shrivel next to the quiet strength of a humble man in northern Kentucky who pours out only himself and prays the only things he’ll drink too much of today will be coffee and Sprite Zero.You’ll probably never meet him, and that’s a shame. I want you to know him nonetheless and share a measure of the inspiration I’ve been so blessed to receive.Thanks for being my teacher, my role model, my mentor, and my friend. I love you, Dad. 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Andy Janning Andy Janning is a popular keynote speaker at events across the country, a national award-winning expert in talent development, the host of NCUF’s Herb Wegner Memorial Awards, and a … Web: https://www.andyjanningphoto.com Detailslast_img read more

1 in 7 cars involved in an accident will be a total loss

first_imgYou hear the horror stories about the person who bought a brand new car and within a short time the car was damaged or stolen. Even more devastating, the car may have been a total loss and the person is now upside down in a loan.Over the last several years, the insurance industry has seen a significant increase in the frequency and cost of total loss claims1. In fact, 12 to 14 percent1 of all post-accident insurance appraisals result in a total loss.  That means if your member is in an accident, there is a one in seven chance1 that the car will be totaled.  Beyond that, in 2012, there were an estimated 721,053 motor vehicle thefts2 nationwide. According to the FBI, a motor vehicle is stolen in the United States every 44 seconds2 and less than 12% of those thefts were cleared, either by arrests or by exceptional means2.In either an accident or a theft situation, an auto insurance company will only reimburse the purchaser the estimated value of the vehicle at the time of the occurrence. There is no consideration for the balance of the loan. This can leave your borrowers in a disconcerting situation. If the value of the car is less than what they owe, the loan balance will still need to be paid. This can be an emotional situation, and borrowers may view their lenders as “the bad guy”.It’s hard to have a good member experience when the borrower has to continue to pay for something that they can no longer enjoy, especially if the incident wasn’t their fault.AutoShieldSM Guaranteed Auto Protection (GAP) by Transamerica helps protect your member’s loan and your member-centric reputation.After a home, a new vehicle is usually one of the largest purchases most people will make. With literally tens of thousands of dollars riding on four wheels, it’s important to make sure that investment is protected.  AutoShieldSM GAP helps protect your member from having the expense of paying the difference between the remaining loan balance and what the insurance company determines to be the value of the vehicle. It also helps keep you from having to look like the bad guy after your member has an unfortunate event.With AutoShieldSM GAP, should the vehicle be stolen or damaged beyond repair, the difference – or the gap – between the value of the vehicle and the outstanding balance of the auto loan or lease is paid up to your waiver addendum maximum.  And with more than 5 million vehicle accidents and nearly one million thefts occurring each year2, AutoShieldSM GAP has never been more beneficial.Since few people are prepared for a deficit when their auto insurance settlement check doesn’t cover the vehicle’s payoff amount, makes sure your borrowers are protected on their next auto loan.Transamerica – Your Complete Loan Protection Product ProviderTransamerica can help your Credit Union craft loan protection product solutions that will meet your members’ needs. Our combination of flexibility and thorough training helps provide you with a competitive advantage while helping to improve your profitability. Perhaps most importantly, Transamerica can help you give your borrowers peace of mind that their loan is protected.Transamerica’s overall approach and philosophy positively impacts and creates a successful culture with Credit Unions of all sizes. Learn more about the Transamerica Financial Solutions Group and the products and programs available to help expand your business and improve member services.1AutoTrader.com. Crash Course for Coping With a Totaled Car. Copyright 2014. http://www.autotrader.com/research/article/car-news/168401/crash-course-for-coping-with-a-totaled-car.jsp2Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association. U. S. Auto Theft Statistics & Cost of Auto Crashes and Statistics. Copyright 2014. http://www.rmiia.org/index.asp 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tom Kazar Tom Kazar is the Vice President of Sales and leader of the Sales Team for Transamerica – Financial Solutions Group. Tom’s focus is on adding new insurance industry products, expanding … Web: www.transamericafinancialsolutions.com Detailslast_img read more

Experimental psychologists work their magic on the ‘shrunken finger illusion’

first_imgWhat happens when you rest a chopped ping pong ball on your finger and look at it from above? Experimental psychologists from KU Leuven, Belgium, have shown that our visual system fills in the bottom part of the ball, even though we know it’s missing. This makes our finger feel unusually short, as if to compensate for the ‘complete’ ball. The findings indicate that the completion is due to our visual system, not our imagination.Getting people to pick a particular card, diverting attention from sleight-of-hand moves, creating illusions: magic tricks reveal a lot about how our minds work. That is why the science of magic holds great attraction for psychologists studying our perception and beliefs.Experimental psychologist Vebjørn Ekroll from KU Leuven is one of them. In 2013, he used magic tricks to show that our eyes fill in the back of a round shape, even if it’s missing. This perceptual illusion underlies the classic ‘multiplying balls’ routine. Share on Facebook Share Email Pinterestcenter_img LinkedIn Share on Twitter Using semi-spherical shells, the magician makes his audience believe that he can make several little balls magically appear between his fingers. In reality, the audience sees shells but visually completes them into complete balls.In their latest study, Ekroll and his colleagues show that this illusion persists when observers are allowed to touch the inside of the shell with their fingertip. What is more, touching the shell produces a second illusion: observers report that their finger somehow feels shorter, as if to compensate for the illusory bottom volume of the ball.The ‘shrunken finger illusion’ provides strong evidence for a counterintuitive idea about how our brain works. “We already know that our mind completes what we don’t see”, Ekroll explains. “Our study shows that our visual system is behind the illusion, not our conscious mind. Rationally, we know that our finger is not actually shorter, but the illusion persists nonetheless.”Schematic, exaggerated representation of the ‘shrunken finger illusion.’ Our visual system tricks us into seeing a complete ball instead of a shell. As a result, our finger feels shorter than usual, as if to compensate for the illusory bottom volume of the ball.last_img read more

Snow Scenes In Los Alamos & White Rock This Morning

first_imgScene this morning on Central aveneu in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Ann HibbsScene this morning heading down the Main Hill Road. Photo by Nancy Ann HibbsScene this morning as snow collects on a decorative pot along N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann HibbsPotterylast_img

Councilor James Robinson Discusses COVID-19 Pandemic

first_imgBy JAMES ROBINSONLos Alamos County CouncilGood morning Los Alamos,I personally wanted to first begin by thanking all those workers in our food and retail service. The last week has brought a tremendous amount of change to our daily lives, and every one of you has handled the crowds with grace and patience.I also would like to give thanks to our amazing community. As soon as it was announced the schools and other services were closing, social media groups were created to help organize volunteers to get those people who are in need what they require to get through this trying time.When the need comes, Los Alamos always steps up.The path COVID-19 or Coronavirus will take is always changing, I highly recommend everyone keep in touch with the local media for any additional change that will come to our community. As new information becomes available, we will do our best to get it out as fast as possible. Our county leadership is working hard to ensure that essential services are maintained as they also reduce personal contact.As we see more efforts for social isolation take effect, I encourage everyone to find inventive ways to check in on those who might not have regular social interaction. We live in the digital and communication age, and we are a very inventive community. A phone call can mean the world to someone who might not have family around.We, as a community, have weathered wild fires, snow storms, arctic blasts and bomb cyclones. We will weather this virus, and come out stronger and better prepared for the next pandemic. I encourage everyone to take notes on how COVID-19 has affected you or your family. Once the virus has passed, lets come together and work to build community initiatives to better prepare ourselves for the next virus. We did that after Cerro Grande, and it made us better prepared for Las Conchas.As always, if possible:Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds;Maintain social distancing; andAvoid touching your eyes and face.If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at james.robinson@lacnm.us or the whole council at countycouncil@lacnm.usTake care.last_img read more

Sainsbury’s: proud to be a prop-co

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PWTV: Bank of America’s European economics head gives the retail market ‘bad news’

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Tesco benefits from securities recovery with £559m bond raising

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Georgia Ports Authority invest in RCC paving project

first_imgA Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) surface will be laid at the gateway, which is more suitable for heavy traffic and loads endured by paved surfaces at shipping terminals. GPA has committed just under USD5 million to the high-density paving project.According to Curtis Foltz, executive director, GPA, “This project will provide greater capacity in moving oversized roll-on/roll off cargo at Ocean Terminal.”www.gaports.comlast_img