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Let It Go: Idina Menzel-Led If/Then Announces Closing Date

first_imgAs Liz (not to be confused with Beth) screlts, “What the f*ck?!” If/Then, the Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey musical starring Tony winner and Broadway supernova Idina Menzel, has announced that it will close its doors for good on March 22. When it ends its run, the show will have played 29 previews and 401 performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.Featuring music by Kitt and and a book and lyrics by Yorkey, If/Then tells the story of Elizabeth (Menzel), a woman on the verge of turning 40 who returns to New York City to make a fresh start. The tuner premiered at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. in November 2013.In addition to Menzel, If/Then stars Tony winner LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, James Snyder, Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam and Tamika Lawrence. The ensemble includes Joe Cassidy, Miguel Cervantes, Curtis Holbrook, Tyler McGee, Ryann Redmond, Joe Aaron Reid, Gabrielle Ruiz and Ann Sanders. Star Files View Comments Related Shows Idina Menzel Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 If/Thenlast_img read more

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Garden vote

first_imgBy Wayne J. McLaurinUniversity ofGeorgiaFor the past two years I’ve heard nothing but candidates voicingopinions, special interest groups being interviewed and the womenor men on the street giving their opinions. This is well andgood, but it doesn’t get me very excited about the issues.The issues I worry about may be different from others’.I used to hear some candidates mention big agriculture, but eventhat has vanished lately. And I’ve never heard anyone saying theywould make it a priority in their administration to control earlyblight on tomatoes.Where is the gardener vote? Are we the real silent majority?That can’t be. As anyone can attest, gardeners are never silent.You just have to hit the right button to get them started. Justask us, “How do you get that to grow?” And you can’t shut us up.Don’t we deserve to know if any of these so-called nationalcandidates can even grow a tomato, much less keep an Africanviolet blooming? Where’s the fig vote? (As if I care a fig.)Who can you trust?The last candidate I can remember doing any kind of gardening wasIke, and he just dug up the turf playing golf.Do you trust anyone who doesn’t get out in nature and communewith okra? Do they not have a soul for peppers? Have they neverlonged to harvest new potatoes and cook them up with parsleybutter?Maybe they’re just too busy going about their business. However,if they’re too busy for gardening, well, they’re just too busy.Period.Where would we gardeners be without that time communing withvegetables, fruits and flowers? Most of us would be lost or worse.Oh, yeah, I’m going to go vote. It’s my duty as an Americangardener. But I surely would like to know where the candidatesstand — in the furrow or on top of the row?(Wayne McLaurin is a professor emeritus of horticulture withthe University of Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences.)last_img read more

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Kotoko win but Duncan’s still unhappy with finishing

first_imgKotoko coach David Duncan has bemoaned his side’s lack of finishing as his side labored to beat Bechem United 2-1 on Sunday.The defending champions took the lead through Dauda Mohammed with a powerful header but the visitors equalized through Aminu Mohammed before Ivorian Ahmed Toure converted a penalty five minutes from time to fetch all three points for the Porcupines.And Duncan was critical of his side’s finishing after the game.“We made the game difficult for ourselves. Having gone up by a goal, we squandered quite a number of chances and didn’t put the game to bed to make the second half a walk through the park,” Duncan told reporters.“In situations like this, just like the maxim goals, if you don’t take your chances it comes back to hurt you and that was what Bechem did in the course of the game.”“Through our anxiety to go ahead again we were leaving spaces at the back and I thought Bechem could have punished us from a lot of the counter attacks that they initiated but we showed some good character and team fighting spirit.” The Kotoko coach however did not downplay the quality of the opposition on the day and gave the Bechem side full credit for their endeavour. “We anticipated a very tough game without a doubt. You should expect any team that comes up against Kotoko doubles up their preparations so this for me was no different.” “If the indicators from the league log are anything to go by, you would also agree with me that Bechem United aren’t doing badly.”“Some of the places we faltered, they went there and got the result. So for them to have put up such performance against Asante Kotoko is ample testimony it is not an easy side but I thought that we made the game very difficult for ourselves.”Kotoko move to eighth by virtue of this win and will aim to improve on that position when they face Medeama in Tarkwa on matchday 21.  –Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odumlast_img read more