Neverland Circles Jersey Boys’ London Theater

first_img View Comments Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer in ‘Finding Neverland'(Photo: Carol Rosegg) Hot on the heels of the announcement that Jersey Boys will shutter at the West End’s Piccadilly Theatre, comes speculation that Harvey Weinstein has secured the venue for the London transfer of Finding Neverland. According to the Daily Mail, the Audience Choice Award-winning tuner could open at the venue in the late Spring/early Summer next year.It has been previously rumored that Kelsey Grammer, who originated the role of Charles Frohman in the show, as well as Alfie Boe, who played J.M. Barrie for a time during the Main Stem run, will headline.Featuring a score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan. The Diane Paulus-helmed production opened on Broadway in spring 2015 following an out-of-town run at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It closed on the Great White Way this past August; a U.S. national tour will launch on October 11 in Buffalo.last_img read more

Holiday bills

first_imgConcentrate on onePick one debt to use any extra money to pay down first. This should be the one with the highest APR. Make the minimum payment on all other debts until the first debt is gone, he said. Don’t be late“Punitive rates have climbed dramatically and can be triggered more easily than in the past,” he said. “Being late even one day can result in a higher interest rate and you’ll have to pay on time for six to 12 months before you’re eligible for a lower rate.” “The biggest factor in determining your credit score is your payment history,” Rupured said. “Paying your bills on time is the single most important thing you can do to improve a low credit score.” Seek help Request a lower rateOne way to reduce interest payments is to request a lower interest rate from your credit card company, he said. “If you’ve paid on time and have had the card for a year or more, there’s a good chance they’ll lower your rate,” he said. “One thing’s for sure. They won’t lower the rate until you ask. You really have nothing to lose by asking.” Nonprofit credit counseling agencies can help you develop a debt repayment plan that fits your budget. To find an agency, look for credit counselors in the Yellow Pages of your phone book. If your cash ran out before your shopping list did, you probably relied on credit cards this holiday season. It’s time to develop a plan to tackle the debt before it grows out of control, says a University of Georgia financial expert. The first step to eliminating credit card debt is to make a detailed list of your debts, including the balances, annual percentage rates and minimum payments for each. Don’t include your mortgage, said Michael Rupured, a financial management specialist with the UGA Cooperative Extension. Increasing your monthly debt payment by as little as $25 can knock several months off your debt repayment time, he said. Rupured also recommends applying any unexpected income to your debt repayment.center_img Making a concerted effort to pay your bills on time will also save you money, Rupured said. Paying late will also result in late fees which are typically $25 to $35. “Put tax refunds, bonuses, gifts or prizes toward your debts,” he said. “You’ll obviously pay them off even faster.” If you’re behind on your bills or having a hard time making the minimum payments, Rupured suggests seeking help. “As you pay one credit card or other debt off, add that payment amount to another debt payment,” Rupured said. “So, if you have seven debts with a combined monthly minimum payment of $725, continue to pay $725 until you have repaid all seven debts.” If most of your debt is on credit cards, Rupured says the true key to getting out of debt is to stop using them. “Keep one card for travel and emergencies if you have to, but leave it at home in a safe place until you need it,” he said. “Cut up all your other credit cards and close out the accounts. This way you won’t be tempted to ask the company for a new card.”last_img read more

Ghana’s Martha Bissah adjudged Most Outstanding Track Athlete at MEAC Indoor Meet

first_imgAlso on Saturday, junior Tasia Baxter placed fourth in the pole vault with a top clearance on 10 feet, 8 inches and sophomore Taejah Robertson earned fifth place in the 60-meter hurdles in a personal-best time of 8.60 seconds. Ghanaian female sprinter Martha Bissah earned Most Outstanding Track Athlete honors at the MEAC Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday, winning two more gold medals to go with two from earlier in the week as the Spartan women placed fourth at the meet. Bissah pulled away for victories in the mile (4:53.48) and 3,000 meters (10:13.70) on Saturday. She also ran the anchor leg on the Spartans’ fourth-place 4×400 meter relay team that won its heat. On Friday, Bissah won the 800 meters and ran anchor on the winning medley relay team. Bissah is the first NSU female to earn outstanding runner honors at a MEAC indoor meet since All-American sprinter Debbie Dunn in 1999.center_img The Spartans finished the meet with 72 points. North Carolina A&T won with 145, Florida A&M was second with 94 and Hampton was third with 73.5. The Spartans have a month off before opening the outdoor track season at William & Mary on March 17.last_img read more

NBA All-Star Game 2019: Ben Simmons, Anthony Davis lead list of reserves

first_imgThe All-Star reserves were announced Thursday on TNT.While the starters were selected by a collection of fan, player and media voting, the reserves are picked by the coaches. Each coach had to make two backcourt, three frontcourt and two wild-card selections. —LeBron James (4,062,089 votes)*—Giannis Antetokounmpo (4,375,747)*—Kyrie Irving (3,881,766)—Stephen Curry (3,861,038)—Kawhi Leonard (3,580,531)—Kevin Durant (3,150,648)—Paul George (3,122,346)—James Harden (2,905,488)—Joel Embiid (2,783,833)—Kemba Walker (1,395,330)*CaptainsTeams will be picked at 8 p.m. ET on Feb. 7 on TNT. This will be the first year the event is televised. NBA All-Star 2019: Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he ‘might’ appear in celebrity game if LaVar Ball plays —Victor Oladipo (2nd selection)—Kyle Lowry (5th selection)—Blake Griffin (6th selection)—Khris Middleton (1st selection)—Ben Simmons (1st selection)—Bradley Beal (2nd selection)—Nikola Vucevic (1st selection)Middleton’s selection gives the Bucks their first season with multiple selections since 2000-01 (Ray Allen, Glenn Robinson). Simmons’ selection gives the 76ers their first season with multiple All-Stars since 2001-02 (Allen Iverson, Dikembe Mutombo).Western Conference—Russell Westbrook (8th selection)—Anthony Davis (6th selection)—Nikola Jokic (1st selection)—Damian Lillard (4th selection)—Klay Thompson (5th selection)—LaMarcus Aldridge (7th selection)—Karl-Anthony Towns (2nd selection)Starters for the NBA All-Star Game Feb. 17 at the Spectrum were announced last week:center_img NBA All-Star 2019: Ben Simmons, Donovan Mitchell, Luka Doncic headline Rising Stars rosters Here is the list of all of the players selected:Eastern Conference Related Newslast_img read more