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Timothee Chalamet, Robert Sean Leonard & More Set for Prodigal Son

first_imgHomeland’s Timothée Chalamet, Tony winner Robert Sean Leonard and Chris McGarry will star in the world premiere of John Patrick Shanley’s Prodigal Son. The off-Broadway production will begin performances on January 19, 2016 at New York City Center – Stage I. Opening night is set for February 9.Chalamet is known for his performance as Finn Walden in Showtime’s Homeland. His additional film credits include Interstellar and the upcoming Miss Stevens. Leonard won a Tony for The Invention of Love and was nominated for Long Day’s Journey Into Night; He’s also appeared in Born Yesterday, The Violet Hour and The Music Man. McGarry appeared in the Broadway and touring production of Doubt, as well as Salome. He returns to the Manhattan Theatre Club after performing in Defiance and Where’s My Money?, also by Shanley.The show, directed by Shanley, will also feature off-Broadway alum Annika Boras and David Potters in his New York stage debut.The show follows a 17-year-old (Chalamet) from the Bronx who transfers to a private school in New Hampshire. Though violent and alienated, he’s clearly gifted. Two faculty members (Leonard and McGarry) are at odds as they navigate through the student’s intelligence and loneliness.The MTC production will feature set design by Santo Loquasto, costumes by Ann Roth, lighting design by Natasha Katz and sound design by Fitz Patton. Related Shows Prodigal Son Show Closed This production ended its run on March 27, 2016 View Commentslast_img read more

Noble ambition

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L.A. Dodgers squander chances again but beat Philadelphia Phillies

first_imgPHILADELPHIA >> The National League West standings show that the Dodgers have a fairly small margin for error. The way they’re playing is another matter.In beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Wednesday, and losing the day before, they’ve squandered more chances to score than their pitching staff has allowed.In case the pressure wasn’t evident, the San Francisco Giants had already beaten the Atlanta Braves by the time Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen took over in the ninth inning – a score that shone brightly into the visitors’ dugout from the right-field scoreboard. By winning, the Dodgers maintained their two-game lead in the NL West. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Maybe it was the sheer volume of mistakes against the team with the worst record in baseball — the Dodgers also committed two errors in the field – but Wednesday’s win didn’t feel much different from Tuesday’s loss.The Phillies got a big home run off a Dodgers reliever in both games. Maikel Franco’s grand slam off Joel Peralta made the difference Tuesday.On Wednesday, Jim Johnson served up a two-run shot to Francoeur in the eighth inning. The Dodgers survived because starter Brett Anderson had “a lot of life” on his fastball, according to catcher A.J. Ellis, and Jansen struck out the side in the ninth.Anderson (6-6) pitched six strong innings, allowing just four hits and one run, while walking one batter and striking out five. He touched 95 mph on the radar gun with his fastball, something he’s done in only four games this season.The Dodgers are 6-0 when Ellis catches Anderson, who hadn’t pitched since July 28.Ellis was seeing his first action since July 19. He injured his knee extending for a foul pop-up in that game and subsequently went on the disabled list.“We have pretty good chemistry,” Ellis said of he and Anderson. “We both have pretty similar idea of what he can do on the mound. He’s very realistic what kind of pitcher he is. I try to be honest and realistic when I give my assessment of how to approach the game.”Puig delivered the game’s decisive hit, a three-run home run off former Dodgers pitcher Aaron Harang (5-12) in the first inning. It was Puig’s eighth home run of the season, half of which have come in his last 13 games.The Dodgers got a necessary insurance run in the fifth inning. Jimmy Rollins walked, went to third base on a single by Howie Kendrick, and scored on a groundout by Adrian Gonzalez.center_img Under the circumstances, it was more than a little frustrating to see the Dodgers leave 12 runners on base for the second straight day, going 2 for 8 with runners in scoring position. In one instance, they ran out of a run when Yasiel Puig was caught in a rundown between third base and home plate. In another, Joc Pederson was thrown out trying to go from first to third on a single to right field with no outs in the fourth inning. Phillies right fielder Jeff Francoeur racked up his 125th career outfield assist on the play – his strong right arm hardly a surprise in his 11th major league season.“That’s something we’ve been harping on for three or four years now,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of his team’s baserunning mistakes. “It doesn’t seem to get a whole lot better.”Should Pederson know better than to run on Francoeur?“He should,” Mattingly said. “It’s back to your baserunning principles. You’re not going to make your first out at third base. If you’re going to go to third there, you’re going to be sure. It’s really just back to your principles that you learn coming through the minor leagues, that you’ve learned playing baseball your whole life.”last_img read more

Asmir Begović: I’m staying at Stoke City

first_imgThe keeper may have played his last game for Stoke at the Britannia Stadium because he is reported to be wanted by a number of clubs, including Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea among them.​However, while a substantial offer could see Begović sold, the keeper has made clear he won’t be hammering on Tony Pulis’ door and demanding a move in the meantime , reports The Sentinel.He said: “All the speculation is flattering and nice, but I am focused on my job here.“As long as Stoke want me, I am contracted. I know football is a business and we will see what happens.“You never know what is around the corner, but as far as I am concerned I am planning to be here.“I am happy here and I am desperate to help the club push forward. We all want to win trophies and be as successful as we can, that is the main aim.”Begović, is under contract to the summer 2016, but his impressive performances have seen him linked with a £15m move to a number of Champions League clubs.He added: “I do have ambitions to play at the highest level and test myself if the opportunity arises.“I can’t think too much ahead. I am just thinking about here. I am contracted and there’s nothing more I can say.“I am just focusing on my job here. I am given the opportunity to play every week and that has been great.”last_img read more

United eke out rare away win on emotional day in Belgrade

first_imgUnited spent much of the match defending.Partizan’s Nigerian centre forward Umar Sadiq was dangerous throughout, hitting the post just before Martial’s goal and fizzing another shot just wide. Guinean Seydoubah Soumah and Japanese Takumah Asano both forced tricky saves from Sergio Romero.“We expected a hostile environment but we got the win,” said United defender Phil Jones. “I thought Garner and Williams were outstanding.”United can ensure a spot in the knockout rounds if the beat Partizan at Old Trafford on matchday four.– ‘Our aim is to enjoy’ –In a game in Bratislava, played in an unusual atmosphere after Slovan side-stepped a stadium ban for racism by giving 21,000 tickets to children, Wolves fought back from a goal down to win 2-1.Andraz Sporar gave the home team an 11th minute lead in the Group K tie.Romain Saiss levelled in the 58th minute with a low, long-range shot that bobbled through goalie Dominik Greif’s legsSix minutes later, Vernon DeMarco gave Raul Jimenez a shove in front of goal and the Wolves striker scored the winner from the resulting penalty.Diogo Jota collected one yellow card after 86 minutes and another one minute later, but Wolves held on to win away for the fifth time in Europe this season.“We managed to take what we wanted from the game,” Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolves manager, told BT, the British broadcaster. “Our aim is to enjoy this competition.”A penalty also proved pivotal in a Group J game in Rome.Nicolo Zaniolo gave Roma the lead over Borussia Moenchengladbach but Chris Smalling conceded a penalty in the fifth minute of added time and Lars Strindl, a second-half substitute, calmly converted.Roma stayed top of the group while ‘Gladbach are last.Porto were held 1-1 at home by Steven Gerrard’s Rangers after both teams scored with a long-range blast. Luis Diez gave Porto the lead after 36 minutes. Alfredo Morelos replied eight minutes later.The two teams have four points, two behind group leaders Young Boys who won 2-0 at home to Feyenoord. Partizan Man United Paris, France | AFP | Manchester United made an emotional return to Belgrade on Thursday and, after a ceremony to remember the ‘Busby Babes’, eked out a first away win since March, 1-0, over Partizan.Anthony Martial scored the only goal of the Europa League Group L game with a penalty kick after 43 minutes, but the hosts had eight strikes on target to just three by United.The game marked the return to the ground where Matt Busby’s famous team of talented youngsters played their last game, a European Cup quarter-final against Red Star in February 1958.The plane crashed in Munich on the way home and seven United players were among the 23 who died.United had only played in Belgrade once since then, when they lost a European Cup semi-final to Partizan in 1966.On Thursday afternoon, United held a commemoration ceremony where former players Bryan Robson and Mickey Thomas laid a wreath on the centre circle at the Partizan Stadium and vice-chairman Ed Woodward gave a speech.“As soon as the draw happened, our attention turned to wanting to remember those who lost their lives in 1958,” he said.“This was the last place, on this very ground, against Red Star Belgrade, when they played as a team together.”“So for us as a club, there is a game tonight but for us the trip is also important for remembering those who lost their lives.”For the match, United made eight changes from the team that drew at home with Liverpool on Sunday. Teenagers Brandon Williams and James Garner came into the team. Share on: WhatsAppcenter_img Williams, playing wing back, made a decisive contribution in the 43rd minute when he burst into the Partizan box and drew wild tackles from two home defenders. Martial rolled the penalty into the corner of the goal.last_img read more

Intercity Transit Seeks Input on 2018 Draft Budget and Strategic Plan

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Intercity TransitIntercity Transit wants your input on its draft 2018 Budget and 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. Provide comment by:Calling 360-705-5852.Emailing [email protected] Budget & Strategic Plan, Intercity Transit, P.O. Box 659, Olympia, WA 98507.Attending a public hearing on November 15, 2017, 5:30 p.m. at Intercity Transit’s business office, 526 Pattison St. SE in Olympia.Comments must be received by 4:00 p.m., November 15 to be considered unless they are provided at the public hearing. The Intercity Transit Authority will make final decisions about next year’s budget and the agency’s updated strategic plan at their December 6, 2017 meeting.Getting InformationCopies of the proposed 2018 Budget and the draft Strategic Plan are available online at the Intercity Transit website, at the Intercity Transit business office, 526 Pattison St. SE in Olympia, the Olympia Transit Center, or by calling 360-786-8585. Copies are also available for review at Timberland Public Libraries reference desks in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm.last_img read more