Gillian Anderson to Play Blanche DuBois in Streetcar at London’s Young Vic; Full Season Set

first_imgStage and screen star Gillian Anderson will step into the Southern Gothic shoes of Blanche DuBois in an upcoming production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire at London’s Young Vic in the summer of 2014. London At the conclusion of her hit sci-fi series The X-Files, Anderson appeared on stage in Absent Friends at MTC, The Philanthropist at Long Wharf Theatre, What The Night Is For (West End debut), The Vagina Monologues, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, A Doll’s House and the Mark Rylance-created fundraiser We Are One—a celebration of tribal peoples. View Commentscenter_img Anderson will star in the iconic role as helmed by Aussie director Benedict Andrews, who directed Cate Blanchett in Gross und Klein and a reimagined Three Sisters at the Young Vic last year. Anderson’s name is currently the only one attached to the production, which will feature design by Magda Willi, costumes by Victoria Behr, lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Paul Arditti. What else is on tap for the Young Vic season? Williams’ classic Streetcar will join a lineup that also includes Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days (January 23 – February 22, 2014); Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge (April 4 — May 24); Peter Brook and Marie-Helene Estienne’s The Valley of Astonishment (June 20 – July 12); Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard (October 10 – November 29); and the U.K. premiere of Suzanne Andrade’s Golem (December 9 – January 17, 2015).last_img read more

Give Them What They Want! Robert Lindsay & Rufus Hound to Lead Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in the West End

first_img View Comments Lindsay received a Tony Award for his performance as Bill Snibson in 1987’s Me and My Girl. His other stage credits include Oliver!, Becket, The Entertainer and The Lion in Winter. Lindsay’s TV credits include My Family, Jericho and Falcon. Hound’s theater credits include Utopia, One Man, Two Guvnors and Neville’s Island. Kingsley is currently playing Helena in Michael Grandage’s Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Noel Coward Theatre. Her other theater credits include Singin’ in the Rain, Relative Values and Aspects of Love. Featuring music and lyrics by David Yazbek and a book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the 1988 film of the same name, and tells the story of two conmen competing to swindle money from an American heiress. Lindsay will play the suave upmarket fraudster Lawrence Jamieson, while Hound will play his loud, cocky rival, Freddy Benson. In addition to Lindsay and Hound, Katherine Kingsley will play Christine Colgate in the musical. Mitchell previously choreographed the original 2005 production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels on Broadway. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels opened at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre on March 3, 2005. Directed by Jack O’Brien, the cast included John Lithgow, Norbert Leo Butz, Sherie Rene Scott, Joanna Gleason and Gregory Jbara. The show received 11 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, and Butz was awarded Best Actor in a Musical. Tony winner Robert Lindsay and comedian Rufus Hound are set to star as the comedy duo Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson in the U.K. premiere of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Jerry Mitchell, the “reconceived and reimagined” musical will run at the Manchester Opera House from February 12, 2014 through February 22 and at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre from February 26 to March 1, before arriving at the Savoy Theatre on March 10. Opening night is set for April 2. Further casting will be announced soon.last_img read more

Santa’s Castle

first_imgSanta’s Castle is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers to provide toys for children of Fort Benning Soldiers who cannot afford gifts at Christmas. Each child receives about $125 worth of toys, and each family receives a board game. Gifts are new and age appropriate.The deadline to apply is Oct. 31. To request an application, email If you would like to make a donation or hold a fundraising event to benefit Santa’s Castle, email fortbenningsantas


first_imgBowlingThe Roll & Brew, at 124 Wainwright Drive, specializes in bowling and catered events. The facility offers casual dining, full-service party packages, private rooms, a lounge and a bar for military members and the general public. The center also features bowling leagues and tournaments, video games and billiards. For more information, call 718-630-4440 or go to Activity CenterThe Community Activity Center, at 124 Wainwright Drive, is your one-stop shop for fantastic trips, outdoor adventure, sports tickets and Engeldrum Bluff rental information. From trips around New York City and local adventures to the Barclay’s Center, Six Flags, Atlantic City, Ellis Island and Yankee Stadium, the Community Activity Center has you covered. Call 718-630-4772 or visit for more information.Dog ParkThe dog park on Marshall Drive is a hit with the four-legged members of Fort Hamilton. For more information, visit BluffEngeldrum Bluff, on Sheridan Loop, is a common green area overlooking the Narrows and Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The space can be used to hold ceremonies, community events or private parties and to enjoy views of New York City. The bluff is surrounded by the Community Club, a basketball court and a gated playground. For more information, call 718-630-4771 or visit fitness center at 402 MacArthur Road features basketball and racquetball courts, boxing equipment, cardio equipment, fitness classes, free weights, stationary and cycling bicycles, a stretching room, weight machines and more. The center also has information on the post’s intramural sports. Outdoor recreational fields can be found at the Sgt. Deon L. Taylor Sports Field on Pershing Loop. For more information, call 718-630-4793 or visit, Tickets and TravelFort Hamilton currently does not have an ITT office; however, you can contact the Coast Guard MWR at Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island for ticket specials, discounts and more. For more information, call 718-354-4407 or visit outdoor pool at the Community Club at 207 Sterling Drive is open to club members, DOD ID card holders and their guests only. The pool, with views overlooking the Verrazano Bridge, features a diving board, splash pad and two lap lanes. The pool also hosts an aqua aerobics program. For more information, call 718-765-7368 or visit read more

Counseling and Assistance

first_imgPeople sometimes encounter difficult situations or challenges in their lives and often benefit from programs and services that are available at their Fleet & Family Support Center.Whether you are feeling stressed, coping with a loss, or want to improve your personal relationship and communication skills. Fleet & Family Support can help with our solution-focused counseling.Managing money in today’s marketplace can be challenging. We can show you how to make your money work as hard as you do through our many financial programs and one-on-one financial counseling.FFSC can help you meet the challenges of achieving your employment and job search resources.FFSC’s comprehensive support services are available to ensure the safety of victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. FFSC victim advocates will assist victims affected by the violence or assault.Save yourself time and stress. Call any FFSC location for answers to your questions, or if needed, referrals to community resources. I&R is here to help.last_img read more

100% rolls out Peter Sagan Limited Edition White/Gold Collection ahead of Grand Départ

first_imgIt may be oddly late in the year, but the excitement surrounding the Tour de France is still building. Who knows what the 2020 edition may bring, but we at least know that Peter Sagan will be starting out with some fancy new shades.@orking with 100% for the fifth time on a special edition, Sagan will be toeing the line in Nice with his new White/Gold collection. The name is pretty self explanatory when you look at the frames which are split between white and gold and which house a Soft Gold Mirror lens.“For me, working with 100% isn’t just about having the most advanced optics in the peloton, it’s also about being able to collaborate on unique designs like the White/Gold Collection. These sunglasses are a reflection of my personality and the way I race. It’s the fifth time we’ve collaborated on special edition eyewear and they keep getting better. I can’t wait to wear them at the Tour de France.” – Peter SaganThe White Gold Collection will include three different styles, the Speedcraft, S2, and S3. Each is designed in California, and made in Italy with the shatter and impact resistant Ultra HD Lenses sourced from France. Each limited edition kit will be priced at $220, and they’ll be available directly from 100% or from select dealers world wide.100percent.comlast_img read more

Friday RoundUp – Bicycle Bits & Pieces

first_imgVeloPro Adds Features and Drops Price – VeloPro, the world’s first dynamic training system for cyclists, adds new features while cutting the price of their offerings by 50%. The company is planning to release a suite of extended services in the coming months, including an innovative social connection facility that unites athletes through training rather than separating them through competition. VeloPro offers two subscription levels, and can be tried free for 14 days at wants to celebrate the return of the Tour de France with you! – The folks at Orbea are so happy with their Tour de France comeback that they want to share this good feeling with their users. Follow them on Twitter and share their passion for the Tour with them, day after day. You can get a nice reward for your loyalty! We are drawing lots for an Replica Cofidis Orca among the @Orbea followers who sign up for this promotion. Want to Own Your Own Cycling Business? – Be your own boss and use your talents to build your success. Beeline Bikes is looking for interested prospective franchisees nationwide. They’ll be in the Los Angeles area July 14-16th and additional cities throughout the summer. Anyone interested can visit or email AdvocacyCrankbrothers Partners with Top Athletes To Support Bike-Related Causes Worldwide –  In partnership with top athletes, Crankbrothers has launched the Crankbrothers for Others charitable giveback initiative to support bike-related causes around the world. Participating athletes span the disciplines of downhill, enduro, cross country, and cyclocross. Charities include World Bicycle Relief, NICA, Ride For Michael, Wheels 4 Life,Prochorus Community Development, Riding Forward, JAM Fund, Team Rynkeby, Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition, and the Ride to Conquer Cancer, among others. Visit for more information and make a donation.center_img Industry Newslast_img read more

Philly Bike Expo Roundup: Beautiful Handmade Bikes from Around the Globe Pt. 1

first_imgAnother crowd favorite, Rody brought some fat tire creations from Groovy Cycleworks. 27+ and 29+ with insane paint jobs.Speaking of crazy paint, this Vicious Cycles Electric Warrior would certainly qualify. The Fat Growler from CED literally transports a growler and two pint glasses. A bit more understated, all of the bikes from Breismeister were quite eye catching. While the bikes are made by Breismeister, Ben Falcon gets credit on the paint. Some paint was being applied as you watched. Joe Dweck’s custom bikes turn into even more art work.Live paint was also being applied by Eric Baar of Ground Up Speed Shop. Beautiful paint and lines combine for Megan Dean of Moth Attack. This Ti bike from Saila was impressive. As a former employee of Seven Cycles, Lauren Trout has some serious skills with a welder and builds custom bikes in titanium or steel. While we’re on the subject of paint, look at this work by VeloColour. Incredible. The Kirk Frameworks frame is a worthy canvas. Another mind blowing paint job came in the form of this technicolor track bike from Bishop. Want one of these for your own? Sorry, you’ll have to call up Stijl and commission your own – this one already has a home. The Cycles Ed front rack adapter is particularly trick.center_img The Philly Bike Expo is an interesting and entertaining show. A true mix of almost all of cycling’s weird niches, eccentricities, and different segments, it’s a great representation of city cycling as a whole. It’s also almost a mini NAHBS with handmade bikes from a number of different builders that are sure to stop you in your tracks.Bikes like this wild Stijl Uber Commuter. Between the burly titanium tubing, gorgeous paint, and smart parts selection, this was a show favorite… The custom ti party continued with this All Cross which again used anodized ti finishes, this time in blue – a perfect fit for all the Project 321 parts.Without Bilenky Cycle Works there probably wouldn’t be a Philly Bike Expo. Naturally, a big section in the middle of the show floor was dedicated to the number of projects from Bilenky. Whether that’s full custom bikes or simply installing couplers on an old ride, Bilenky can and has done it. Always a crowd favorite, Tim O’Donnell brought a few Shamrock Cycles from the Mountains of Indiana to Philadelphia. Beautiful lugs, great lines, and perfect paint. What more do you want? The Bee’s Knees was another interesting build from CED. Finally, Royal H out of Boston, had a few stunning builds including this Rando build as well as a unique tandem that was constantly mobbed by show goers. Stijl also had a few other incredible bikes like this black and gold All Fast Mountain 29+ rig laden with Project 321 parts. The impressive finish is made with Cerakote over gold anodized Ti. Winter Bicycles are super clean.As was this Weaver Cycleworks road bike.How can you not like a fat bike with name like the Impaler from Vlad Cycles?last_img read more

Tony Nominee Tony Shalhoub Returns to Select Performances of Broadway’s The Band’s Visit

first_img The Band’s Visit Related Shows View Comments Tony Shalhoub, the newly Tony-nominated original leading man of Broadway’s The Band’s Visit, returned to the role of Tewfiq on the evening of May 5 after having taken a hiatus from the musical in February to film TV’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Shalhoub is appearing as Tewfiq during select performances throughout May, with no set schedule, while Dariush Kashani, the actor who took over for Shalhoub, continues performing the role at most performances.The Band’s Visit is based on Eran Kolirin’s 2007 film about an Egyptian police band that arrives in Israel to play a concert. After a mix-up at the border, they are sent to a remote village in the middle of the desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways.The company of The Band’s Visit also includes 2018 Tony nominee Katrina Lenk as Dina, 2018 Tony nominee Ari’el Stachel as Haled, John Cariani as Itzik, George Abud as Camal, Andrew Polk as Avrum, Bill Army as Zelger, Rachel Prather as Julia, Jonathan Raviv as Sammy, Sharone Sayegh as Anna, Kristen Sieh as Iris, Alok Tewari as Simon, Etai Benson as Papi and Adam Kantor as Telephone Guy.The Band’s Visit features a Tony-nominated book by Itamar Moses, Tony-nominated music and lyrics by David Yazbek and Tony-nominated direction by David Cromer. The musical began previews at the Barrymore Theatre on October 7, 2017 and officially opened on November 9. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019last_img read more

Smokey Joe’s Cafe Begins Off-Broadway Previews

first_imgJelani Remy, Kyle Taylor Parker, John Edwards & Dwayne Cooper (Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 4, 2018 View Commentscenter_img Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller The off-Broadway production of Leiber and Stoller’s Smokey Joe’s Cafe begins preview performances on July 6 at Stage 42. Joshua Bergasse directs and choreographs the production, which is scheduled to open officially on July 22. Smokey Joe’s Cafe showcases 40 pop standards, including rock ‘n’ roll and rhyth and blues songs composed by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, including “Hound Dog,” “Kansas City,” “Stand By Me” and more. The musical revue first premiered on Broadway in 1995 and garnered seven Tony nominations, including Best New Musical. It also won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 1996.The cast includes Dwayne Cooper, Jelani Remy, Alysha Umphress, Kyle Taylor Parker, Emma Degerstedt, John Edwards, Dionne D. Figgins, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz and Max Sangerman.The off-Broadway production features scenic designs by Beowulf Boritt, costume designs by Alejo Vietti, lighting design by Jeff Croiter and music supervision by Sonny Paladino.last_img read more