Star Files View All (4) Related Shows Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, Bullets Over Broadway tells the story of an aspiring playwright in 1920s New York who is forced to cast a mobster’s talentless girlfriend in his new show in order to have it produced on Broadway. The tuner features existing hits from the 1920s with a new, adapted book by Allen. Although the production was nominated for six Tonys, it did not pick up any awards at the ceremony. Marin Mazzie View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 Zach Braff Bullets Over Broadway Don’t speak! Bullets Over Broadway, which stars Zach Braff and Marin Mazzie, will shutter on the Great White Way on August 24. The world premiere of the musical adaptation of Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath’s 1994 film began performances on March 11 and officially opened on April 10 at the St. James Theatre. At time of closing, the tuner will have played 33 previews and 156 regular performances. The show also stars 2014 Tony nominee Nick Cordero, Vincent Pastore, Betsy Wolfe, Brooks Ashmanskas, Lenny Wolpe, Helene Yorke and Karen Ziemba. Vincent Pastore Betsy Wolfe
Marin Mazzie Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 Star Files © Justin “Squigs” Robertson View Comments Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim are currently whistling a happy tune in the Tony-winning revival of The King and I. To celebrate the pair’s arrival in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic tuner, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson has penned this sketch. Directed by Bartlett Sher and also starring Ashley Park, Conrad Ricamora, Edward Baker-Duly and Jon Viktor Corpuz, you can get to know the Lincoln Center production at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The King and I About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Related Shows
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Daisy KahnThe shiny red boxing gloves projected on a screen over Daisy Khan’s shoulder definitely didn’t fit her as a young child in Kashmir, India, when her father gave her a life lesson using the oversized mitts as a prop, and they would surely swallow her up now. Yet they forever have a use.Khan, just a toddler at the time, occasionally escapes to that moment in her life, as she did again at a recent event at Long Island University Post, her alma mater. Khan said her father hoped the gloves would resonate years later if his youngest child was ever faced with a foe or a challenge seemingly too daunting to overcome.“Why?” she asked him.“‘Because you were my third daughter, and I never wanted anybody to bully you,’” Khan remembers him telling her. “‘And if anybody was going to try and bully you, I wanted to teach you to defend yourself.’”The elder Khan wasn’t advocating future physical retaliation, she said. Instead, it was his way of empowering his daughter early on. Khan has adopted that lesson and tries to encourage Muslim women in America and in other countries to amplify their voices and become leaders in their own communities.Khan, now 55, is executive director and co-founder of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, a nonprofit organization that she founded with her husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Both became the public faces behind the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque,” a project that stalled after intense pressure from opponents who blasted the plan as insensitive to families of victims who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Khan also launched WISE (Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality), an advocacy group that supports Muslim women across the globe.Khan, invited by LIU Post to speak Nov. 13 as part of its five-week-long lecture series dubbed “Muslim Journeys,” told the female-dominated crowd that it felt good to be back at the university, which was “pivotal in shaping my world view.”She left India at age 16 and moved in with her uncle, Dr. Faroque Khan, one of the founders of Westbury’s Islamic Center of Long Island, in Jericho, and eventually enrolled at LIU, where she signed up for a Farsi class that gave her the opportunity to hang out with the “cool Iranian kids.”Khan took advantage of her LI education and later became a successful architectural designer for several Fortune 500 companies and even admitted to The New York Times in 2010 that she sometimes struggled with her faith during that time, partly due to its suppression of women’s rights.Sept. 11 changed everything.Khan was peppered with the same question that has become all-too familiar for many other Muslims who were suddenly forced to defend their faith: “Why is your religion so violent?”She was inspired to “unearth the truth of Islam,” she told the crowd.In 2006, Khan—“compelled to create a modern-day Muslim women’s suffrage movement,” she said—established WISE, while at the same time advocating for Muslim Americans through interfaith collaboration.“I believe…that by giving voice to women is our best chance to stop them,” she said of extremists.WISE’s official launch came during a conference in Times Square in ’06, which included 150 Muslim women from 25 different countries.“This faith-based activism is continuing with Muslim women today,” she said.“We cannot let the extremists hijack the discourse from us,” Khan added. “Our voices have to be the strongest because we are the strongest in numbers.”Armed with the memory of her father’s boxing gloves, so dear to her heart, she passes their power on.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Some of you are reading this at your desktop. Others (most of you?) are using a laptop; tablet or smartphone. Whatever device you are using, the layout has been created so it adapts to your device of choice. This piece of tech magic is called responsive design. Part five our series reflecting on tech and marketing trends in 2014 examines the ever increasing importance of responsive web design technology and mobility.by: Gillian Smith4. The Necessity of Responsive Web Design in the Mobile Age Responsive design is one of those things that both designers and users love about web design. However, the average user is probably not aware of what responsive design is which isn’t that surprising as the term has only been knocking around since 2010.So, what is responsive design? Responsive design provides users with the best possible user experience when using a website. Responsive design allows a site to adapt to the type of device being used to view it on.Examples of some of the techniques used to achieve the desired for user experience include resizing elements of the site; re-structuring how a user needs to navigate the site or applying different layouts for different devices. The next question you may be asking is why was responsive design so important in 2014? Because 2014 was the year mobile device usage was expected to surpass the traditional desktop as the most common way users access the internet. continue reading »
The current sole-director structure at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) jeopardizes the bureau’s foundation as an objective, neutral consumer protection agency, CUNA and its partners told members of the U.S. Congress last week. CUNA and the other organizations wrote in support of the Financial Product Safety Commission Act (H.R. 1266), asking for it to be includes in the fiscal year 2016 omnibus appropriations bill.“This common-sense, bipartisan policy would create a five-member board at the CFPB, is fully paid for over the next ten years, and provides a smooth transition process that provides continuity of leadership at the Bureau,” the letter reads. “Looking ahead, the current sole director structure at the CFPB jeopardizes the foundation of the Bureau as an objective, neutral consumer protection agency. A commission would serve as a source of balance and stability for consumers and the financial services industry by encouraging internal debate and deliberation, ultimately leading to increased transparency.”The letter adds that a bipartisan board would allow the CFPB’s processes to be more effective in protecting consumers, while allowing input from “multiple leaders with diverse experiences and expertise.”In December 2009, the House passed legislation that would have created a five-member commission to oversee the CFPB, led by then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Barney Frank, who was then chair of the House Financial Services Committee, with 223 Democrats voting in favor of the measure. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
As we all turn our focus to the recovery that’s underway after Hurricane Harvey, evacuations are underway in Florida and surrounding regions in the predicted path of Hurricane Irma. So, disaster preparedness is an active concern for many of the credit unions we serve.Our Customer Disaster Response team deployed to Texas last Thursday, working its way up the coast and affected inland areas to help credit unions begin and continue their recovery from the damage Harvey left in its wake. Since recovery lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey may be useful to your or any credit union, we’re sharing a few here.We’ve collected a few of the many challenges we observed in Texas into four questions to ask yourself as you begin preparing for emergency conditions your credit union may face now or in the future: continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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Borussia Dortmund fans have donated more than 70,000 euros ($75,570) to bars and restaurants around the stadium which have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Bundesliga club said Monday.The German side posted the names of 86 food and drinks outlets during a ‘virtual football’ night on Sunday on the club’s website.Fans were urged to click on the places they bought their beer, fries, sausages and other match day staples and offer a donation to keep the businesses afloat. All told fans donated 73,611 euros with Dortmund’s marketing director Carsen Cramer saying they were “touched” by the generosity.Further similar collections are planned in the coming days, the club said, while Germany battles to contain a pandemic that has infected more than 22,600 people and killed 86 in the country.Topics :
Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Mar 2020 5:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.3kShares Chelsea forward Willian has given Arsenal and Tottenham hope (Picture: Getty)Willian has offered Arsenal and Tottenham hope of signing him by insisting he would look to stay in the Premier League if he left Chelsea this summer.Brazilian forward Willian has made more than 300 appearances for Chelsea since joining the club in 2013.He has won two Premier League titles, the Europa League and FA Cup during his spell at Stamford Bridge, but could be set to leave Chelsea with his contract expiring at the end of the season.Premier League rivals Arsenal and Tottenham have both been linked with moves for Willian and he admits he would look to stay in England if he left Chelsea.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe told ESPN: ‘My desire is to stay in the Premier League, but I don’t rule out playing in other leagues, no.‘I’m going to play until the end of the season and see what happens. I’m very used to England.’Willian also said current Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has installed belief in the squad at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues climbing to fourth in the Premier League before the season was suspended due to coronavirus.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Lampard I know well, in my first year, I had the privilege of playing with him,’ Willian added.‘It has been very good, I am really enjoying it. From the beginning, he gave me a lot of confidence.‘When you have a coach who has confidence, who makes you feel important, it helps performance. Because you miss one, two, even three passes and the coach continues to trust you.‘Players need this.’ MORE: Jose Mourinho names dream XI featuring Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal heroesMORE: Chelsea attempting to persuade Jude Bellingham to snub Manchester United Advertisement Willian gives Arsenal and Tottenham hope of signing him from Chelsea Advertisement Comment
While he acknowledged that the current system could benefit from a “pause” and more regulatory stability, MN’s chief executive stressed that a fundamental update was inevitable.He predicted that the Dutch government would clarify the coming changes to the system within the next two years, and that “drastic measures” would be agreed during the negotiations for a new coalition.Hagendijk said that, due to the effect of low interest rates on funding ratios, people were under the mistaken impression that Dutch pension funds were “dirt poor”. “However, the opposite is true,” he said.Hagendijk also expressed doubts about the new financial assessment framework’s (FTK) ability to stabilise the pensions system.“The reality is that more assets will be hoarded up, resulting in no indexation for years to come,” he said.MN manages assets for almost 2m participants and pensioners affiliated with 35,000 employers in both the Netherlands and the UK.Among its Dutch clients are the large metal schemes PMT and PME.In other news, the €72m Dutch pension fund of security firm G4S has said it will join the €1.1bn industry-wide scheme for private security (PPB).In a joint statement, it cited the increasing requirements for expertise, as well as increased costs. The Dutch pensions system should be a hybrid arrangement consisting of mandatory second-pillar accrual for incomes up to the national average and an additional personal and voluntary build-up of pension rights, according to Ruud Hagendijk, chief executive at the €105bn asset manager MN. Hagendijk – who is to step down from MN after 10 years as chief executive and 18 years at the company – said this set-up would be necessary to counter the effects of ever-increasing life expectancy, which, in his opinion, poses the biggest threat to the current system.Speaking at his company’s New Year meeting this week, he warned that, under the existing system, pensions will be unaffordable even for current generations.He argued that dual pensions accrual would provide certainty for an income after retirement, and would come with the extra option for additional pensions saving.
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