Odds & Ends: The Show Goes On for John Cameron Mitchell & More

first_img Showtime Drops Santino Fontana Musical Series  Disappointing news for Broadway alums Santino Fontana (and Jessica Hersberg’s fiance) and Donna Lynne Champlin, along with off-Broadway’s Vincent Rodriguez III—Showtime is not moving forward with their previously reported TV series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. According to Deadline, the pilot of Rachel Bloom’s half-hour musical comedy had some great moments but was deemed too risky to pick up. We’re crossing all fingers and toes that we’ll instead see the trio back treading the Big Apple’s boards sometime soon. Joe Iconis’ New Musical Is By No Means Wimpy Well, technically, it is. The 2015-16 season at Minneapolis’ Children’s Theatre Company will showcase seven kid-friendly premieres, including a musical adaptation of Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The show features a score by Joe Iconis and a book by Joe Tracz. The Rachel Rockwell-helmed tuner will begin April 12, 2016 on the United Health Group Stage. The lineup also includes a stage adaptation of Akeelah and the Bee by Cheryl L. West, as well as new takes on The Jungle Book and The Wizard of Oz. My Big Gay Italian Wedding’s Special Guest Comedian and relationship expert Robbyne Kaamil will officiate in My Big Gay Italian Wedding on February 28. The off-Broadway comedy is running at St. Luke’s Theatre. B’way Alums Tapped for Nick Blaemire’s Soon Soon, a new musical by Nick Blaemire, will make its world premiere at Virginia’s Signature Theatre March 10 through April 26. The ensemble will feature Alex Brightman (Matilda), Natascia Diaz (Man of La Mancha), Jessica Hershberg (Cinderella) and Joshua Morgan. The show is set during the hottest summer in human history and in a few short months, all water on earth will evaporate. Charlie (Hershberg) is hibernating and her mother, roommate and sometimes-boyfriend all try to persuade her to leave her apartment and enjoy life. We’re keeping an eye on this one! Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. The Show Goes On for John Cameron Mitchell We can stop wigging out with worry. Following a knee injury on Saturday night, which led to the cancelation of Hedwig and the Angry Inch’s 10PM show, John Cameron Mitchell will return for tonight’s performance. The original star and co-creator of the musical recently extended his run through April 26, so get yourself over to the Belasco Theatre to witness his incredible star turn!center_img Spamalot & Audra McDonald Set for Hollywood Bowl Broadway’s going west! The Hollywood Bowl’s 2015 summer season will feature a semi-staged production of the Tony-winning Spamalot July 31 through August 2. Creative team and casting for the Eric Idle and John Du Prez tuner will be announced later. There’ll also be a Sing-A-Long Sound of Music on June 26 in celebration of the movie’s 50th anniversary. Plus, on September 1 and September 3, six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will team up with the American Ballet Theatre and the L.A. Philharmonic for some American Classics. View Commentslast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces 140 New Jobs with New Select Products Holdings Manufacturing Hub in Lackawanna County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces 140 New Jobs with New Select Products Holdings Manufacturing Hub in Lackawanna County Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Select Products Holdings, LLC, a manufacturer of paper products for household use, will establish its manufacturing hub in Vandling Borough, Lackawanna County, a move that will create 140 new jobs.“We are gaining momentum as more and more companies continue to see the value of Pennsylvania’s assets and strategic location as the best place to support their expansion goals,” Governor Wolf said. “Select Products Holdings will undoubtedly serve as an important part of the community, sparking economic growth and employment opportunities both immediately and for years to come.”Select Products Holdings will expand operations and establish its manufacturing hub in Vandling Borough, Lackawanna County. The company will invest $6.6 million in the project which will include building acquisition, expansion, and plant upgrades at the 939 Main Street location. Select Products Holdings has committed to creating 140 new jobs over the next three years.“Our new location will serve as our manufacturing hub, providing efficient service and distribution of our product lines, with brand new state of the art machinery to our network along the East Coast,” said Simon Roozrokh, CEO, Select Products Holdings. “One of the reasons we selected this location is because of the ability to expand, build additional space, and add additional equipment. This project would not have gone forward without the assistance provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, which made for a smooth transition into the community.”Select Products Holdings received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $280,000 Pennsylvania First program grant, $280,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits, and $63,000 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training. The company has also been encouraged to apply for a $2.4 million low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.“The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce is committed to working toward the creation of family sustaining manufacturing jobs,” said Bob Durkin, president, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. “Select Products Holdings decision to locate here is a three-fold win for Lackawanna County. Not only are welcoming a new manufacturer to the area, but we are creating jobs in a part of our community with labor pool trained in the necessary skills sets and recruiting a company that currently does business with our existing industries regionally.”Select Products Holdings is a manufacturer and converter of paper products for personal and sanitary uses.For more information on Select Products Holdings, visit www.selectproducts-usa.comFor more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit www.newPA.com.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf March 07, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Hinterland haven the epitome of acreage living

first_img9 Whittington Way, Maudsland. 9 Whittington Way, Maudsland.THIS Maudsland home is an entertainer’s dream.From the entertaining terrace with teppanyaki bar and media room to the resort-style pool and firepit, the acreage property at 9 Whittington Way has something for everyone.Owners Nick and Kim Bennett built the four-bedroom, three bathroom home, which sits on a forested hillside. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago9 Whittington Way, Maudsland.It has three separate wings, the kitchen and living area with separate media room and study at its centre.There are two wings on either side – one dedicated to the master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe while the other has three bedrooms and a “kid’s retreat”.Marketing agent Andrew Colley, of @realty, said the wings were almost tiered.“The block gently drops from left to right,” he said.Mr Colley said 14 groups of people inspected the property during the first weekend it was open to the public. 9 Whittington Way, Maudsland. 9 Whittington Way, Maudsland.He said its size and flat landscape appealed to buyers most as it meant they could do a lot more with the land.“It’s the epitome of an acreage lifestyle,” Mr Colley said.“It’s a beautiful home in a beautiful location.”It also has views of the Tamborine Mountain foothills.last_img read more

Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele Misses Training, Close To Barcelona Move

first_imgBorussia Dortmund’s forward, Ousmane Dembélé have gone awol as the Frenchman misses training on Thursday and have not been picking his calls.According to reports from Franch new outlet, L’Equipe, 20-year-old Dembele is close to signing for Barcelona and is expected to arrive Catalonia today to finalise the deal.“There was no sign yesterday that Ousmane Dembele would not be here today.“We hope nothing terrible has happened.” Dortmund Coach, Peter Bosz told reporters. More to follow shortly… RelatedDortmund Suspends Barcelona Target Ousmane Dembele For Missing Training Without PermissionAugust 10, 2017In “Europe”Breaking: Dortmund Suspends Ousmane Dembele Indefinitely, Barcelona Move ImminentAugust 13, 2017In “Europe”Video – Watch Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele Do A Neymar, Fights In TrainingAugust 1, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more