Looking Star Jonathan Groff to Finish Off-Broadway Run of Hamilton

first_img View Comments Related Shows Hamilton (Off-Broadway) Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015 Jonathan Groff How’s this for a royal entrance? Jonathan Groff will assume the role of King George in Hamilton off-Broadway beginning March 3, taking over for Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James, who leaves to star in Broadway’s Something Rotten. The Public Theater production will conclude its run on May 3.The musical, written by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, recently announced that it will play Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre this summer following its off-Broadway run. Performances are scheduled to begin on July 13. Groff is not currently confirmed for the show’s Broadway run.Groff won three Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards and was nominated for a Tony Award for playing Melchoir in the Broadway musical hit Spring Awakening. For the Public Theater, he previously starred in Hair at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park and The Bacchae. Other off-Broadway credits include The Submission, The Singing Forest and Prayer for My Enemy. He was also see in Deathtrap in London’s West End and Red at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. This summer, he will headline William Finn’s A New Brain at City Center. He can currently be seen in the second season of the gay-themed drama Looking on HBO.Directed by Thomas Kail, Hamilton is inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. The new musical follows the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America, from bastard orphan to Washington’s right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy.In addition to Miranda, the cast includes Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton, Daveed Diggs as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson and Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler. Star Fileslast_img read more

Vermont Tent Company Hires Event Rental Specialist

first_imgJulie Gauthier, formerly of ValleyRent-All in Waterbury, Vermont, has accepted the position of Event RentalSpecialist with Vermont Tent Company in South Burlington, Vermont. “I’mlooking forward to becoming a part of the Vermont Tent Company Team”, saidGauthier. “Vermont Tent Company is the leading Tent and Event RentalCompany in New England, and this position offers many uniqueopportunities. I have the chance to utilize my event planning capabilitiesand work with the most educated and professional organization in theindustry, you can say I am very excited!”Gauthier brings with her over 18 years of event planning experience and apassion for creating the perfect event. She also holds two of the highestcertifications in the industry, Certified Event Rental Professional andCertified Event Rental Manager. “We are thrilled with the recent additionof Julie Gauthier to the Vermont Tent Company Team. Julie’s certificationsand experience will further our position in the market place as offeringour clients only the most educated and experienced professionals in theindustry,” said John Crabbe, Owner and Founder of Vermont Tent Company.Since 1976 Vermont Tent Company has been supplying New England consumerswith superior event rental products. In addition, Vermont Tent Companyoffers event logistical and support services for weddings, corporate andprivate events, festivals, expo’s, etc. Rental products include: staging,dance floors, tents, tables, chairs, linens, china, glassware, flatware,lighting, pipe and drape, catering equipment, ovens, grills, and muchmore! To date, Vermont Tent Company currently employs the largest staff ofCertified Event Rental Professionals in the country. Vermont Tent Companycan be found online at www.vttent.com(link is external), at their showroom on 14 BerardDrive, in South Burlington, or by calling 800-696-TENT.last_img read more

Brighton vs Chelsea: Jahanbakhsh nets stunning equalizer against Blues

first_img Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was left rooted to the spot as the ball nestled in his bottom corner. It was a goal worthy of winning most games, and earned Brighton a well-deserved draw in the first Premier League clash of 2020. Brighton vs Chelsea: Jahanbakhsh, 26, joined Brighton from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in 2018 and might not have a better moment in his career. Loading… Cesar Azpilicueta gave Chelsea the lead when he prodded home from a corner early on. But Brighton came on strong after Chelsea failed to put the game to bed, and a point was the least they deserved. It may be New Year’s Day, but you’d be hard pressed to find many better strikes in 2020 than this one from Jahanbakhsh. It was more dropped points for Chelsea over the festive period that left them looking over their shoulder holding on to their Champions League spot. Brighton celebrate their brilliant equaliser which earned them a point. Read Also: Chelsea lose £96m after failing to qualify for Champions League  Chelsea beat Tottenham and Arsenal away from home but were beaten by Southampton at Stamford Bridge in a Boxing Day upset. Lampard’s side are now five points clear of Manchester United, who play later on New Year’s Day at Arsenal. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Alireza Jahanbakhsh may have already scored the goal of the year with his jaw-dropping equaliser against Chelsea. The Iranian winger pulled off a stunning acrobatic overhead kick to earn Brighton a point against Frank Lampard’s men at the AMEX Stadium. After a corner from the right hand side wasn’t cleared, Jahanbakhsh produced an outrageous finish from 12 yards out make it 1-1 in the 84th minute. Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldIf Zodiac Signs Were Women: Amazing Artwork By Vivien SzaniszloCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?last_img read more

Baker Kevin hoping for a slice of political life

first_imgWell-known local baker Kevin Bradley from Beechwood Road in Letterkenny is set to run for the local elections as an Independent Candidate.The popular local man says he is looking forward to the challenge.“I have always had an interest in politics and its something I have wanted to do for a long time. I believe a town the size of Letterkenny is in need of more representation on the County Council and with my background in business I am aware of the difficulties that business people and locals face on a day to day basis.“We are in the very early stages of our campaign and we will be asking the people of our electoral area over the next few weeks to help from our manifesto.“We shall be launching our campaign on the 22nd March 2019 and will be inviting everyone to attend.”Kevin was born in McClure’s Terrace and over the years is well known for making deliveries throughout the county along with his father in the family business. In 2000 he set up Highland Bakery at the Mountain Top which employed 24 people.Kevin is no stranger to challenges having in the last few years battled his own demons losing over 14 stone in weight going from 28st to 14st.Baker Kevin hoping for a slice of political life was last modified: March 11th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:county counciklelectionKevin Bradleylast_img read more

NFL sticking with officiating emphasis on quarterback hits

first_imgBy BARRY WILNERNEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is sticking with its officiating emphasis on quarterback hits, including those in which the tackler uses all or most of his body weight when falling on the quarterback.NFL football operations chief Troy Vincent said Thursday that the powerful competition committee has clarified to game officials the techniques used in such hits, which have been a source of debate through the first three weeks of the schedule. Green Bay linebacker Clay Matthews has been …last_img read more

MH370: New search area

first_imgIn a dramatic development in the search for MH370 the search area is to be moved back to a zone approximately 1700km west of Perth, Western Australia, previously dismissed in late March.MH370, with 239 passengers and crew vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8.Airlineratings.com has learnt from US sources that the Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre will announce Thursday June 26th that a six-week analysis of all information related to the Boeing 777’s flight path has resulted in a 500km shift in the search area to the south-west.The Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which is leading the international search, confirmed the area of highest probability would be “further south.”The search area is still located on what is termed the seventh arc based on the UK based Inmarsat’s satellite interrogation of the Boeing 777 – just much further south.While the ATSB would not be drawn on precise detail the US sources told AirlineRatings.com that the two ocean floor mapping vessels the Fugro Equator and the Chinese PLA-Navy’s Zhu Kezhen are in the area.These ships will map the sea bed, which is up to 6000m deep, ahead of a commercial contractor starting a side scan sonar search with a towed Orion vehicle, more capable than the Bluefin 21 used earlier.The search area is 60,000 sq kms and it could still take up to 12 months to cover the entire area.When the search first started in the southern Indian Ocean on March 18 the initial search area was 2500km south-west of Perth.On March 28 on an updated assessment from the ATSB it was moved 1900km due west of Perth.However, it was only an aerial search.When Ocean Shield was deployed early in April fresh intelligence from Malaysia led the search to be moved 800km north-east – essentially due west of Exmouth.The detection of what was thought to be black box pings within days kept the search in that region for over a month despite some misgivings at the ATSB.After the failure to find MH370 in that area the ATSB convened a comprehensive review of all the data including the critical Inmarsat satellite communications with the Boeing 777.AirlineRatings.com understands from the US source that at least three independent groups were formed to analyse all the information and all have come to the same conclusion on the most likely crash site of MH370.last_img read more

Vodacom extends fibre-optic network

first_img18 January 2011Workers are busy digging narrow roadside trenches and laying down cables in the Western Cape towns of Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Paarl and Wellington, as South African mobile operator Vodacom starts to expand its fibre-optic network into the area.Vodacom Business’ Ermano Quartero says the fibre-optic cabling brings customers easy, rapid transfer of large amounts of data, and is ideal for services that require smooth data provisioning, such as video conferencing.Fibre-optic cabling is also important to applications like the internet, telephone systems and, in some countries, cable television.“We are constantly requested by consumers and companies for increased internet bandwidth and faster connectivity,” Quartero said in a statement last week.The current network consists of 23 kilometres of cable in Stellenbosch, from Kuilsrivier to Stellenbosch and approximately half of the Stellenbosch to Somerset West Road; 48km of cable in Somerset West, including the remaining half of the Stellenbosch/Somerset West Road, and the N2 to Mitchells Plain; 49km of cable in Paarl and Wellington; and 38km of optic spurs in Stellenbosch, Paarl and Somerset West.“Having fibre in these areas makes it possible for our customers to have access to the vast range of services we offer, such as voice, video and networked storage and hosting,” Quartero said.Advantages over copper cableAccording to Vodacom Business, fibre-optic cabling has advantages over standard copper coaxial cables, in that it can transmit larger quantities of data with far less loss, is able to maintain signals over long distances, carries little risk of corrosion, and is virtually free from interference.“To provide customers with the services they demand we need a high-bandwidth, low-cost, reliable last-mile service. Vodacom Business is able to now meet these needs,” Quartero said.“The fibre-optic cables now installed in the Paarl-Wellington-Stellenbosch area bring high-speed, business-quality connectivity to the many companies situated in this important hub and open a wide variety of enterprise-class solutions to them.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Flash-based AR Gets High-Quality Markerless Upgrade

first_imgchris cameron 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#Augmented Reality#web Flash is much more accessible to both consumers and developers, meaning support from a major vendor like Total Immersion could encourage many more brands to use augmented reality. The company has a large network of partner developers that use the D’Fusion software to create hundreds of AR apps each year, and now the massive population of Flash developers can join in on the fun.The company has a demo of a Web-based AR app built using Flash (see video above), and it runs very smoothly – exceptionally smooth, in fact. The demo invites users to print out a flier of a lunar landscape and hold it infront of their webcam, triggering the appearance of a robotic rover complete with animations and sound. I don’t have a printer, but the application was still able to recognize and track my movements very well even though I used a reflective laptop screen to display the flier. The company also has fascinating aspirations for the future of Web-based augmented reality – including its use from within mobile Web browsers. As the number of smartphones with front-facing cameras and Flash support increases, developers should be able to launch AR products on the Web that can also be viewed on mobile devices. Total Immersion North American product marketing and presales manager Jason Smith agreed during a phone discussion today that this is an area the company is looking into with anticipation. Smith says they need to investigate the hardware capabilities of the the current handsets, because the quality of the experience would hinges significantly on the ability to access the graphics processor on the device. He added that he doesn’t see this happening with Flash Lite, but possibly with full versions of Flash coming to Android devices soon. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts One of the turning points in the evolution of augmented reality (AR) was the porting of the ARToolKit – an open?source software library for building AR experiences – to the widely accessible Adobe Flash platform. The toolkit allowed Flash developers to easily create computer vision AR applications and opened the door to a flood of AR development. These days, brands looking to use AR to market their products have looked to AR vendors for solutions, and now one of the largest – Total Immersion – is now also offering Flash support within its proprietary AR development software. D’Fusion, the company’s suite of AR development software, has previously been available to develop desktop, Web-based, mobile and public kiosk-based AR applications. With the release of D’Fusion for Adobe Flash, users of the software will now be able to build AR applications for the Web that can run without installing extra plugins beyond Flash. While Flash-based AR is nothing new, even to other vendors like seac02 and metaio, added support from Total Immersion is significant because it provides large brands with additional robust and secure Flash offerings in the AR market. Earlier solutions, like the FLARToolkit, required the use of very basic markers, such as quick response (QR) codes, for tracking. D’Fusion for Adobe Flash includes Total Immersion’s markerless tracking technology which allows 3D objects to be superimposed on images, not just blocky black and white triggers.The company’s expansion to the Flash platform is also a big step forward for AR standards – an effort CEO Bruno Uzzan is strongly behind. I spoke with North American GM Greg Davis today about how Flash support fits in with the company’s vision for AR standards. One of the keys to standardizing the AR industry is creating solutions that are at a high level of quality. Davis says Total Immersion has been working with both its European R&D lab and Adobe on its Flash solution for well over a year in order to bring a stable and flexible product to its development partners. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

a month agoLampard delighted with Chelsea academy after Grimsby victory

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Lampard delighted with Chelsea academy after Grimsby victoryby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrank Lampard was delighted with Chelsea’s 7-1 win over Grimsby Town to book their place in the Carabao Cup fourth-round.Academy graduates Reece James, Marc Guehi and Billy Gilmour all started, while back-up Michy Batshuayi took his chance by scoring a double.Lampard said: “It was pleasing on a lot of levels. It was not complete. “But I’m pleased some players who have not been playing so many minutes played, some debuts, and the young lads who came on improved the team which was nice. It’s nice to get that first home win.”I thought Gilmour ran the game from midfield, and Guehi was solid. They’ve been outstanding this year.”And the young subs showed how comfortable they are on the ball. Now the hard work starts to get in the team regularly.”It says a lot about the academy, and nights like this give the opportunity to mix the team up and give them a chance, it gives good recognition to the academy.” last_img read more