Confirmed! Bombshell Stage Adaptation In The Works

first_imgBrace yourselves…The drama, the laughter, the tears just like pearls are heading to the stage for real! After a huge amount of speculation, Bombshell, the fictional Marilyn Monroe musical from the NBC drama Smash, is officially being developed for the stage!The news comes in the wake of the much-buzzed about one-night-only concert earlier this month. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who penned the songs for Bombshell on screen, remain on board for the project, with Shaiman serving as composer and co-lyricist and Wittman as co-lyricist. On the Town’s Joshua Bergasse, who won an Emmy for his work on Smash and co-directed the recent concert, will serve as choreographer for the production. A book writer will be announced soon.Bombshell on the stage will be brought to you by a stellar team, including Smash executive producers Craig Zadan, Neil Meron and Steven Spielberg, along with Universal Stage Productions. In short, this is happening, everyone, although we have no timeline for it.We’re still a long way from casting, but the series starred American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee and Broadway favorite Megan Hilty as the Marilyn hopefuls, as well as Debra Messing, Christian Borle, Jeremy Jordan, Anjelica Huston, Andy Mientus and Jack Davenport.Smash premiered in February 2012 and followed the conception, development and Broadway life of the Marilyn Monroe bio-musical. Among the ladies to have donned the platinum blonde wig during Bombshell’s course were Ivy Lynn, a Broadway alum looking for her big break (Hilty), Karen Cartwright, a wide-eyed newcomer from Iowa (McPhee) and film star Rebecca Duvall (Uma Thurman, because of course). The show’s second season introduced Kyle and Jimmy (Mientus and Jordan), a singer-songwriter duo who write Hit List, a new Broadway-bound musical that ultimately competes with Bombshell at the (fake/super campy) Tony Awards. The series concluded after two seasons in May 2013.A Marilyn Monroe musical has been seen on Broadway once before; in 1983 the short-lived Marilyn: An American Fable played 34 previews and 17 performances. View Commentslast_img read more

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Governor Douglas to lead NGA in discussing health care, economy

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas, chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA), will lead the nation’s governors at their annual winter meeting in Washington this weekend.  At the meeting, governors will address critical issues, including health care reform and the economy.  They will also meet with President Obama, members of his Administration, business leaders and other experts for discussions on a host of issues and challenges facing states.“It is a great honor and responsibility to chair the National Governors Association,” said Governor Douglas.  “This is a critical time as our nation and the states are facing enormous fiscal and economic challenges.  This weekend is an opportunity for governors to meet with one another, the President and his Administration and others from the public and private sector to discuss ways to get our economy back on track, create jobs and address pressing challenges, like health care.”Governor Douglas has focused his chairmanship of the NGA on health care and Saturday’s opening plenary session will offer an overview of his initiative, Rx for Health Reform: Affordable, Accessible, Accountable.  During the session, governors will discuss transforming health care delivery with guests Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and associate professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, and Dr. Jack Cochran, executive director of The Permanente Federation. On Sunday, the focus of the plenary session will be health care and the economy, with financial journalist Maria Bartiromo, anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” moderating the discussion.“While the path forward for health reform in Washington is unclear, reform is happening in the state,” the Governor remarked.  “I am proud of the steps we have taken in Vermont.  My chairman’s initiative focuses on helping governors lead the way in improving the quality of our system, providing more insurance coverage and addressing key cost drivers to ensure we have a system that is affordable, accessible and accountable.”As NGA chairman, Governor Douglas has invited Canadian Premiers for a special session on Saturday, “Common Border, Common Ground,” which will focus on common challenges, innovative policy solutions and issues related to trade, border security, energy and the environment.  “Having the Premiers and the Governors meet is a tremendous opportunity to advance our shared interests,” the Governor remarked.  The governors will spend time with Adjutants General from across the country as well.Governor Douglas and his colleagues will also have the opportunity to meet with President Obama.  On Sunday they will attend the White House for a black-tie evening with President and Mrs. Obama.  The following day, the governors will return to the White House for meetings with the President and members of his Cabinet to discuss the issues being debated in Washington and how they will affect the states.“I appreciate President Obama reaching out to the nation’s governors and listening to our concerns,” said the Governor.  “It will take all of us working together at the federal, state and local levels to rebound from this recession.”The meeting will conclude Monday afternoon with a plenary session focused on redesigning states in the post-recession economy.  Mark Zandi, chief economist and co-founder of Moody’sEconomy.com, and Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, will join governors to examine the economic landscape facing the country and states over the next several years.Source: Washington, D.C. – Governor’s office. 2.19.2010 ###SATELLITE COORDINATES – C-BAND ANALOG Saturday, February 20, 20104:00 – 4:30 Easter Time (1600 – 1630)Galaxy 19 CBAND @ 97 Degrees WestTransponder C – 8 AnalogUL Frequency 6085 VerticalDL Frequency 3860 Horizontal (Audio 6.2 & 6.8)Sunday, February 21, 20104:00 – 4:30 Easter Time (1600 – 1630)Galaxy 19 CBAND @ 97 Degrees WestTransponder C – 8 AnalogUL Frequency 6085 VerticalDL Frequency 3860 Horizontal (Audio 6.2 & 6.8)Monday, February 22, 20103:30 – 4:00 Easter Time (1530 – 1600)Galaxy 19 CBAND @ 97 Degrees WestTransponder C – 8 AnalogUL Frequency 6085 VerticalDL Frequency 3860 Horizontal (Audio 6.2 & 6.8)last_img read more

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5 inspirational quotes for a productive New Year

first_img 39SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details 2018 is here and it’s a chance for all of us to learn from our mistakes and start anew. It’s important we look at the New Year as an opportunity for growth and personal and professional development. Here are five inspirational quotes to get you motivated and ready to start over and work toward being your best self this year.“Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” —Guy Finley“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Eliot“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” —John Pierpont “J.P.” Morgan“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” —Lao Tzu“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”—Platolast_img read more

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Juventus respond to Mikel Arteta’s push to sign Adrien Rabiot for Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Bournemouth 1-1 Arsenal: Mikel Arteta post-match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 2:52FullscreenBournemouth 1-1 Arsenal: Mikel Arteta post-match press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/bournemouth-1-1-arsenal-mikel-arteta-post-match-press-conference-2077072/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.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‘We have told Arsenal’s club boss Raul Sanllehi and sporting director Edu Gaspar, as well as the new coach Mikel Arteta.‘Arsenal was informed about all the steps, the player and Hertha are clear.‘It’s only about the transfer fee of the clubs.’According to Swiss newspaper Blick, Hertha have offered €25 million (£21.3m) to Arsenal for Xhaka.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Juventus respond to Mikel Arteta’s push to sign Adrien Rabiot for Arsenal Mikel Arteta is keen to sign a new midfielder in the January transfer window (Getty Images)Earlier this month, Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri admitted that Rabiot has found it difficult to adjust and claimed the 24-year-old’s quiet personality has not helped.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He has struggled to settle into our football, but that is normal,’ said Sarri.‘He also came off an injury and struggled more in the first half in Germany [against Leverkusen], but he came out towards the end.‘He is also quite introverted, which doesn’t help him to settle.’ Comment Mikel Arteta faces a battle to keep Granit Xhaka at Arsenal in January (BPI/REX)Arsenal, meanwhile, will face a battle to keep Granit Xhaka next month.Following the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth on Boxing Day, Xhaka’s agent claimed that the midfielder has already agreed personal terms with Hertha Berlin and the Bundesliga club must now agree a transfer fee with Arsenal.‘Look, I will say it frankly and honestly, we are in agreement with Hertha BSC and would like to go to Berlin,’ José Noguera told Blick. Adrien Rabiot is reportedly on Arsenal’s transfer shortlist (Getty Images)Juventus are planning to turn down any offer Arsenal make for Adrien Rabiot in the January transfer window, according to reports in Italy.Earlier this week, The Times reported that Mikel Arteta is looking to bolster his options in midfield and has identified Rabiot as a potential signing for the upcoming window.Rabiot joined Juventus on a free transfer in the summer but has started just five games in Serie A so far this season.However, Sport Mediaset report that Juventus are not willing to let Rabiot leave in January and will not even consider a loan offer from Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterFriday 27 Dec 2019 11:15 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.2kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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