View Comments Mark Rylance is Spielberg’s BFG Three-time Tony winner Mark Rylance has been tapped by Steven Spielberg to lead his adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel The BFG. “As I witnessed on stage, Mark Rylance is a transformational actor,” said the legendary director in a statement. While we wait for a first look at Rylance’s Big Friendly Giant, we’ve got his upcoming star turn in Wolf Hall on the small screen to look forward to. Emma Stone’s Bedroom Practice Emma Stone has been opening up about stepping into the iconic role of Sally Bowles—and turns out she’s been practicing Cabaret’s title song for some time. “I’ve been singing it in my bedroom or in my head for 16 years,” she told the Wall Street Journal. “I don’t really know yet where it will land or how it will all end up, but it’s just the coolest, coolest thing, and I’m really happy and excited.” We’re happy to see you on Broadway, too, Ms. Stone! The star begins performances at the Kit Kat Klub on November 11. Related Shows Is Clinton, The Musical, Eyeing 2016 Run? Since a certain former Secretary of State seems to be eyeing a 2016 run, it makes perfect sense for this show to as well! Tony Nominee Kerry Butler (Xanadu) will play Hillary Rodham Clinton opposite Tony Nominee Alan Campbell (Mamma Mia!, Sunset Boulevard) as WJ Clinton in a workshop of NYMT hit Clinton, The Musical. The industry-only presentation will take place on November 6 and 7 and also feature Duke LaFoon, two-time Emmy Winner Judy Gold, Kevin Zaks, Veronica Kuehn, Darren Bluestone, Josh Lamon and Kara Guy. Cabaret Watch Pan Tease Us Some More Good News! The trailers for Peter Pan Live! are getting slightly longer. We now have a 30 second teaser for the telecast, which involves glimpses of Allison Williams and Christopher Walken in costume while dramatic music plays in the background. Hopefully we’ll get a sneak peek of what Broadway faves Christian Borle, Kelli O’Hara and all those Newsies will be getting up to on December 4 soon! Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015
‘Significant step’ But Germany, which has cautiously begun allowing shops to reopen, offered another glimmer of hope when it announced that human trials for a vaccine will start by next week.The trial, only the fifth to have been authorized worldwide, is a “significant step” in making a vaccine “available as soon as possible”, the country’s regulatory body said.With several months to go before a viable vaccine can be rolled out, more than half of humanity remains under some form of lockdown.Singapore extended its confinement order for a month to June 1, as the Asian city-state — which managed to keep its outbreak in check early on — has been hit by second-wave infections.The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also warned Americans to prepare for a more challenging second round of outbreaks, should it be mixed with seasonal flu infections.”There’s a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through,” Robert Redfield told The Washington Post.On Wednesday, Redfield urged Americans to “embrace the flu vaccine with confidence, as mitigating its effects would help the overall health battle.In South Africa, more than 73,000 extra troops were sent out to enforce a shutdown as authorities struggled to keep people indoors — particularly in overcrowded townships. With businesses shuttered and millions of jobs lost, the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) said the virus crisis would hit the least privileged the hardest.It said the number of people suffering from acute hunger was projected to nearly double to 265 million this year.Standing in line in Bangkok’s historic quarter for food donations of rice, noodles, milk and curry packets, Chare Kunwong, a 46-year-old masseur, said: “If I wait for the government’s aid, then I’ll be dead first.” Health experts in the world’s biggest economy warned it could face a complicated second coronavirus wave if it dovetails with the seasonal flu this winter, as some US states moved to reopen select businesses.Nations around the world have been scrambling to fight the pandemic — which has killed more than 180,000 people and infected nearly 2.6 million worldwide — while desperately seeking ways to limit the devastating economic fallout.As some countries have moved to lift lockdown restrictions that have upended daily life around the globe, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus issued a sober warning. “Make no mistake: we have a long way to go. This virus will be with us for a long time,” Tedros told a virtual press conference. Topics : The World Health Organization on Wednesday warned that the coronavirus crisis will not end any time soon, with many countries only in the early stages of the fight, as the global death toll surpassed 180,000.The pandemic has sparked not only a health emergency, but a global economic rout, with businesses struggling to survive, millions left jobless, and millions more facing starvation.US President Donald Trump — with an eye on widespread unemployment and his re-election prospects in November — signed an executive order suspending the issuance of green cards for 60 days. ‘Wrong and unjust’ In the United States, Trump said Wednesday his order to suspend the issuance of green cards would “ensure that unemployed Americans of all backgrounds will be first in line for jobs as our economy reopens.”The US recorded a further 1,738 deaths on Wednesday — fewer than the day before, but bringing its total number of fatalities since the outbreak began there to 46,583, by far the most of any country.It has also reported nearly 840,000 infections, and health care infrastructure, especially in hotspots like New York, has struggled to cope.”We must guard against a dangerous rebound” of the coronavirus “after all this death”, Trump told reporters.Protesters took to the streets again Wednesday — this time in Virginia’s state capital Richmond — to demand that stay-at-home orders be lifted so people can get back to work.But that demonstration came as experts revealed that the country’s first virus-related death came in February, weeks earlier than first reported. ‘Now they die alone’ Among those hardest hit economically during the crisis are millions of migrant workers who toil abroad to send money back home to their families.Remittances are expected to plunge by about 20 percent globally this year, the biggest decline in recent history, the World Bank said in a report on the money transfers that are lifelines to millions of families.The pandemic shutdowns mean even the bodies of some migrant workers cannot be sent home, and are instead being buried or cremated in the country where they die — often without any loved ones present.”Nobody comes anymore, nobody touches, nobody says goodbye,” said Ishwar Kumar, manager of a Hindu cremation ground in Dubai.Before the pandemic, people would come “to grieve and bring flowers. Now they die alone”. “Most countries are still in the early stages of their epidemics. And some that were affected early in the pandemic are now starting to see a resurgence in cases.”Worst-hit region Europe saw its death toll climb to another grim milestone of 110,000, while fatalities in Italy, the hardest hit country behind the United States, topped 25,000.Finland said it would maintain a ban on gatherings of more than 500 people through July.In Spain, which reported a slight increase for the second day running in the number of COVID-19 deaths, the government said it did not expect to lift its strict lockdown until mid-May.”We must be incredibly careful in this phase,” Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said.
highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Vijay Shankar made T20 debut in Nidahas Trophy tri-seriesShankar was consistent with the bat for India A during New Zealand tourShankar replaced Mohammed Siraj in the side In the high-voltage final against Bangladesh, Shankar finally got an opportunity to show his skills with the bat. After conceding 48 runs in four overs, the pressure was on him to deliver. The Tamil Nadu right-hander struggled for 15 balls making 12 and India needed 34 off 12 balls. Dinesh Karthik blasted 22 runs in the 19th over bowled by Rubel Hossain and India needed 12 runs in the final over. Shankar managed to get a crucial boundary but he departed for 17 off 19 balls and India needed five runs off the last ball. Karthik sealed the deal in style by hammering a six off the last ball and sealing the title for India in grand style.“My parents and close friends didn’t say anything as they knew what I was going through. But I get these text messages like ‘don’t worry about what’s being said on social media’, when I want to move on. They perhaps think that’s the way to show sympathy but it may not work,” Shankar told PTI after he was criticised for his knock.In the series against New Zealand A, Shankar impressed with his performances, hitting 62 and 71 in the two First-Class games in Mount Maunganui and Whangerei. In the three List A games, Shankar’s scores of 71, 59 and 42 in addition to solid performances with the ball, kept him on the selection radar. In the Ranji Trophy, Shankar hit 71 and 51 * against Punjab in Mohali and hit another solid 56 against Punjab in Dharamsala.With this opportunity, Shankar would be hoping to avoid the pain of 2016 and put in a solid performance in what will be a crucial year for Indian cricket. New Delhi: Vijay Shankar, the Tamil Nadu all-rounder was handed a debut in the do-or-die clash against Australia in Melbourne. Virat Kohli’s side made three changes for this important clash. With Shankar replacing Mohammed Siraj who had conceded 76 runs and failed to take a wicket in Adelaide, Kedar Jadhav replaced Ambati Rayudu while Yuzvendra Chahal replaced Kuldeep Yadav. For Shankar, this is a chance for him to capitalise and stake a place in the squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as the team’s bowling all-rounder in place of Hardik Pandya, who has been suspended for his ‘outrageous’ comments on the show Koffee With Karan.For Shankar, it was redemption for two reasons. In 2016, Shankar, who was part of the India A squad for the four-day and List A games against Australia but he suffered a knee injury and was ruled out of the tour. Pandya replaced him and he was fast-tracked into the Indian cricket team. As Pandya made good strides in the national team, Shankar was forced to toil in the domestic circuit. In 2018, Shankar was included in the Indian side for the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 tri-series involving Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He did not get a chance to bat in the four matches but he managed win a Man of the Match award in one game.