Alice Ripley & More Join American Psycho on Broadway

first_img Related Shows This is a trio to die for! Tony winner Alice Ripley, Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano and Broadway alum Heléne Yorke will join Benjamin Walker in the Broadway premiere of American Psycho. The three will play Patrick’s Mother/Mrs. Wolfe, Jean and Evelyn Williams, respectively. Damiano and Yorke had taken part in the workshop presentation earlier this year.The musical, written by Duncan Sheik and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, will begin performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on March 24, 2016. Rupert Goold will direct.Ripley and Damiano reunite after playing mother and daughter in Next to Normal, which earned Ripley a Tony and Damiano a nomination. Ripley’s additional credits include Side Show, The Rocky Horror Show and Sunset Boulevard. Damiano made her Broadway debut in Spring Awakening and most recently appeared in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Yorke returns to the Great White Way after appearing in Bullets Over Broadway and Grease. On screen, she can be seen in Masters of Sex and the upcoming series Graves.Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis (which also inspired the Christian Bale-led film), the musical follows 26-year-old Patrick Bateman (Walker): a sophisticated, rich and devastatingly handsome Wall Street banker in 1980s New York City. He’s got a sculpted body, a model-gorgeous girlfriend and a to-die-for apartment. There’s just one snag: He also has a murderous, psychopathic alter ego that he hides from his friends and co-workers.Additional casting and the opening night date will be announced later. American Psycho Star Files View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 5, 2016 Benjamin Walkerlast_img read more

Foundation awards $636,000 in grants aimed at helping kids

first_img Foundation awards $636,000 in grants aimed at helping kids The Florida Bar Foundation recently awarded $636,000 in grants designed to increase direct legal services provided to children. The grants went to 13 legal aid organizations to dispense civil representation to children in the areas of special education, protection of children in foster care, access to health care, foster care advocacy, and statewide advocacy and support for the protection of children’s rights. The Foundation historically has made grants to specifically protect children’s rights since 1993. ln l999 the Foundation redesigned its children’s legal service grant program to create and energize statewide collaboration by children’s legal services providers and increase the level of legal assistance available to children on a local level, according to Paul Doyle, who coordinates the Foundation’s legal assistance grants. Doyle said the children’s grants fund specifically trained children’s advocates and support pro bono programs which utilize private attorneys to represent children. Those organizations receiving grants include: Central Florida Legal Services for its Legal Services for Children with Special Education Needs program, $47,000; Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center’s Unaccompanied Minors project, $15,000; Florida Legal Services for children’s impact advocacy and clearinghouse state support, $73,500; Florida State University College of Law Children’s Advocacy Center, $60,000; Lawyers for Children America in Miami, $15,000; Legal Aid Service of Broward County’s Education Legal Rights project, $25,000; Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County for educational advocacy, $25,000; Legal Services of North Florida’s Teen Parent Project, $15,500; Legal Services of Greater Miami’s Special Education Advocacy Project, $25,000; Nova Southeastern University’s Children First project, $170,000; Southern Legal Counsel’s Special Education Advocacy Project, $100,000; University of Miami’s Children and Youth Law Clinic, $50,000; and Withlacoochee Area Legal Services in Ocala, $15,000. Foundation awards $636,000 in grants aimed at helping kids October 15, 2001 Regular Newslast_img read more

How the Nasdaq and tech stocks became the winner on election night

first_imgThere might not have been a winner in the presidential election on Tuesday night, but there was a winner in the financial markets: the Nasdaq 100 and tech stocks broadly.Futures contracts tied to the Nasdaq 100 index jumped as much as 4% in overnight trading on Tuesday amid a volatile trading session that saw Dow futures register a nearly 800-point swing from high to low. Through the whipsaws, the Nasdaq 100 remained the relative outperformer. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img The logo of Apple company is seen outside an Apple store in Bordeaux, France, March 22, 2019.Regis Duvignau | Reuterslast_img

Virus cases top nine million as WHO says pandemic ‘accelerating’

first_imgSports stars tumble The sporting world has been reemerging from the darkness, although for every step forward it seems to take one back. Japan announced that up to 5,000 fans would be able to attend football and baseball games from July 10 but the presence of fans at other sporting events, notably in the Balkans, appears to have caused problems. Five players from Serbian club Red Star Belgrade tested positive for coronavirus after playing a match attended by 16,000 people, the club said on Monday. ‘Very limited’ haj Saudi Arabia announced it would allow a “very limited” number of pilgrims to its annual haj ritual, which last year drew 2.5 million pilgrims from around the world.The haj, one of the five pillars of Islam and a must for able-bodied Muslims at least once in their lifetime, represents a potentially major source of contagion. The authorities on Monday said a haj only involving pilgrims already in the kingdom would be permitted.In Europe, countries continued to ease their lockdown restrictions. Thousands of French danced and partied well into Monday for an annual music festival, in the first big blowout since the lockdown.Revelers packed the streets of Paris, most shunning masks and social distancing, to enjoy concerts in cafes and on street corners. Although there were none of the usual extravaganzas, many felt the authorities were too lax.”This is not what a gradual end to the lockdown looks like,” said Dr Gilbert Deray.”I understand that the Festival of Music is something of a liberation, but did we really have to have it this year?”Swimming pools and cinemas also reopened on Monday while children up to the age of 15 returned to school, attendance once again becoming compulsory. But illustrating the persisting risks, Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa said restrictions on gatherings of more than 10 people would be reimposed and cafes and shops ordered to close at 8:00 pm in Lisbon.Australians were warned on Monday to avoid travelling to Melbourne, as the second-biggest city tightened restrictions over fears of an upsurge in cases.China, Germany and Japan are also battling new outbreaks with some reintroducing containment measures.The spike in infections increased nervousness in global markets, which mostly fell on Monday on news of a worrying jump in fresh cases in several US states including California, Texas and Florida. German airline group Lufthansa, meanwhile, says it has backup plans ready in case shareholders reject a nine-billion-euro ($10.1 billion) pandemic rescue plan agreed with the state. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly played down the threat, comparing the virus to a “little flu” and arguing the economic impact of shutdowns is worse than the virus itself.Brazil is the second worst-affected country behind the United States, where the number of deaths topped 120,000 on Monday and political infighting has prevented a unified policy. Mexico, Peru and Chile are also coping with severe crises — Mexico City being forced to delay plans for a broad reopening of the economy as the country’s death toll raced past 20,000.With a vaccine still far away, the WHO has called for a rapid increase in production of the steroid dexamethasone, which has been shown to have life-saving potential for critically ill patients. And there are fears of new clusters in Melbourne and Lisbon as well as renewed outbreaks in Beijing and other parts of Asia.”The pandemic is still accelerating,” WHO’s director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual health forum organized by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.Tedros said the greatest threat facing the world was not the virus itself, which has now killed over 465,000 people and infected nine million, but “the lack of global solidarity and global leadership.” “We cannot defeat this pandemic with a divided world,” he said. “The politicization of the pandemic has exacerbated it.”center_img Global coronavirus infections topped nine million on Monday as the World Health Organization warned that the pandemic was accelerating and Saudi Arabia said it would allow a “very limited” number of pilgrims to the haj next month.France took its biggest step yet back to normality by allowing millions of children to return to school.But despite Europe further easing lockdowns, cases are still rising around the world, especially in Latin America with Brazil now registering more than 50,000 deaths. Topics :last_img read more