Be Prepared! Gareth Saxe Returns to Pride Rock as Scar in Broadway’s The Lion King

first_img Related Shows Saxe has been playing the role of Scar on and off since 2010. During his latest hiatus from the Tony-winning musical, Saxe has appeared in the off-Broadway dramas Harper Regan and Nikolai and the Others. His additional New York credits include The Homecoming, Heartbreak House, Richard III, The Winter’s Tale and The Duchess of Malfi. Saxe joins current cast members Alton Fitzgerald White as Mufasa, Andile Gumbi as Simba, Chantel Riley as Nala, Buyi Zama as Rafiki, Jeff Binder as Zazu, Ben Jeffrey as Pumbaa and Fred Berman as Timon. Based on the popular Disney film, The Lion King opened on Broadway on November 13, 1997 and won six Tony Awards in 1998, including Best Musical. The show has spawned 19 productions worldwide and has been translated into seven different languages. The Lion King reigns supreme as the fifth longest-running show and the highest grossing show in Broadway history. View Comments Gareth Saxe will play the villainous Scar once again in Disney’s long-running hit The Lion King. Saxe takes over the role of the evil lion from Derek Smith beginning July 2. The Lion King continues to play at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre.center_img The Lion King from $75.00 Star Files Gareth Saxelast_img read more

Jackee Harry Begins Her Run in Off-Broadway’s NEWSical the Musical

first_img View Comments Hrry previously appeared onstage in The Boys From Syracuse, A Broadway Musical, The Cleanup Woman and as Billie Holiday in Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar and Grill. She is currently juggling starring roles in three different TV series: First Family, Let’s Stay Together and the upcoming Boy Meets World spin-off Girl Meets World. Harry made history as the first African-American to an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her iconic TV character Sandra Clark on 227. TV fans also know her from the long-running sitcom Sister, Sister, Another World, The Women of Brewster Place, The Royal Family and Everybody Hates Chris. NEWSical the Musical is the forever changing, completely un-sanitized musical mockery of all the news that’s fit to spoof. From Honey Boo Boo to Paula Deen, Andrew Weiner to A-Rod, marriage equality to Kim and Kanye’s baby North West, NEWSical sets all of today’s biggest pop culture headlines to music. Newsical The Musical TV star Jackée Harry begins her very limited engagement in off-Broadway’s NEWSical the Musical on August 23. The 227 Emmy winner will perform at the Kirk Theatre through August 27. center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 17, 2019 Created by Rick Crom and directed by Mark Waldrop, NEWSical also stars Christine Pedi, Michael West, David Foley Jr., Susan Mosher, Kristen Mengelkoch and Dylan H. Thompson. Harry is the latest on a growing roster of stars to lead NEWSical. Within the last year, the show welcomed guest headliners Perez Hilton, Tony nominee Andrea McArdle, Cheri Oteri and Emmy winner Carson Kressley. Related Showslast_img read more

From Sierra Boggess to Billy Porter, All the Scoop on October’s 10 Hottest Shows at 54 Below

first_img Krysta Rodriguez 4. Billy Porter, Annaleigh Ashford & More Spread the Kinky Love It helps to have talented friends! Will Van Dyke, associate music director of Kinky Boots, is bringing his own music to the stage on October 14 in a concert featuring Kinky’s Billy Porter and Annaleigh Ashford, Spider-Man’s Jason Gotay, Mormon’s Matt Doyle and more. Featuring tracks from the album Chasing the Day: The Music of Will Van Dyke, the show features an eight-piece band led by Van Dyke himself. 9. This One Time at Camp, There Was a Movie Musical Reunion Way before Glee, the teens of the 2003 cult hit film Camp bared their souls and offered their interpretations of songs from Company, Dreamgirls and more. On October 4, director Todd Graff and actors Robin De Jesus, Sasha Allen and more will reunite for a 10th anniversary screening and talkback. If you remember the first time you went to Camp, this promises to be the best Friday night ever. Star Files 8. Jarrod Spector Gets a Little Help from the King and Queen After the pre-Broadway run of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Jarrod Spector (who plays Barry Mann in the new show) launches a new concert inspired by great singers who influenced him, from Frankie Valli (Spector starred as the Four Seasons lead in Jersey Boys for six years!), King of Pop Michael Jackson and Queen’s Freddie Mercury. Don’t miss this salute to rock royalty, which begins a four-performance run on October 27. 6. Joanna Gleason Makes a Magical NYC Cabaret Debut Not a day goes by without some tidbit emerging about the upcoming Into the Woods movie, but this month, we’ve got on our eye on the original Baker’s Wife: Joanna Gleason. The charismatic Tony winner is making her NYC cabaret debut on October 9, joined by the string quartet Well Strung. Look for Gleason to serenade fans with songs by Billy Joel, David Frishberg (“My Attorney Bernie”), Johnny Mathis (“Chances Are”) and more. 5. Sweeney Todd Takes Off Into the Woods A perfect musical mashup is on tap for Halloween night: a spooky combo platter of songs from Stephen Sondheim’s masterworks Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods. Some of Broadway and cabaret’s most supernaturally talented performers and musicians will come together to delight fans with songs sung by witches, giants and a demon barber. Spend All Hallow’s Eve with some of musical theater’s spookiest characters. Matt Doyle Krystal Joy Brown Lindsay Mendez Billy Porter Betsy Wolfe 10. Krystal Joy Brown Steps Into the Light with Bobby Steggert Krystal Joy Brown and Bobby Steggert play the happily married Josephine and Will Bloom eight times a week in Broadway’s Big Fish, and for one night only, on October 13, Brown will welcome Steggert as her special guest in a can’t-miss cabaret show. The actress shares personal stories and performs original songs and popular hits, plus duets with her Broadway co-star. This is one “leap of faith” you don’t have to be shy about taking. Lesli Margherita Derek Klena Patti Murin Fall is in full swing on and off-Broadway, and a ton of our favorite stage performers are in town and ready to take the stage at 54 Below. Get your calendar out, and read on for’s countdown of the hottest shows at 54 Below in October! Adam Kantor 3. Go on a First Date with Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez Zachary Levi, Krysta Rodriguez and the cast of the Broadway musical First Date are celebrating the release of their original cast album with a one-night-only benefit concert on October 15. Proceeds will go to Operation Smile, a charity supported by Levi, who stars as the tightly wound Aaron opposite Rodriguez’s cool girl Casey. Savor this tuneful score by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner in a cabaret setting. Bobby Steggert Annaleigh Ashford Zachary Levi Jarrod Spector 1. Lesli Margherita, Derek Klena & More Toast Ryan Scott Oliver Ryan Scott Oliver becomes the toast of 54 Below on October 7 when RSO FEST, a series of concerts showcasing three musicals by the composer and lyricist, begins. First up is the multimedia 35MM: A Musical Exhibition, based on photographs by Gotta Dance! photog Matthew Murphy, which features performances by Matilda’s Lesli Margherita, Wicked’s Derek Klena, Annie’s Jenni Barber and many more. Sierra Boggess 7. Lindsay Mendez & Sierra Boggess Act Like Princesses Once upon a time (10 years ago), in a faraway land (Seattle), two songbirds (Lindsay Mendez and Sierra Boggess) came together in a musical about spoiled private school girls forced to put on a show (David Zippel’s Princesses the Musical). Now, Mendez and Boggess, along with Patti Murin, Brent Barrett and more, are reuniting for a Princesses concert on October 21. Still jonesing for that Mean Girls musical? This should tide you over. 2. L5Y’s Betsy Wolfe & Adam Kantor Are Getting Back Together Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years returned to rave reviews last spring at Second Stage, and fans will get to revisit the musical yet again in four concerts beginning October 16. Revival stars Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe reprise their roles as Jamie and Cathy to celebrate the new cast recording from Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, with the composer at the piano for the first two performances. View Comments View All (15)last_img read more


first_imgLocation: Soldier Support Center, Bldg. 4-2843, Normandy Drive, Basement, Room B-C-1Phone 396-5784Fax 907-2185Hours of Operation:Monday-Friday 0800-1700Saturday-Sunday & All Federal Holidays ClosedAuthorized Patrons: DoD Civilians and their family members; Family Members of Active Duty Service Members; Reserve/Guard when not on active duty and their family members; Retirees and their family members.Services Provided: The purpose of the EAP is to help employees with identifying and resolving personal problems that may negatively affect their job performance and well-being. Assist management with addressing productivity issues. Promote work/life/wellness programs. Offers brief intervention services to help with addressing alcohol/drug use concerns.last_img


first_img ftbragg.fisherhouse@gmail.comLocation: 3120 Loop Road, Fort Bragg close to WAMC & WTBPhone 849-3466The Fisher House is a “home away from home” for Families of inpatients at Womack Army Medical Center, the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center and other area hospitals. It can also accept outpatient visitors on a space available basis. There are no guest fees charged for lodging.last_img


first_img360-257-3893On Ault FieldThe 24-hour Langley Boulevard Gate is open seven days a week. No commercial or oversized vehicles are authorized through this gate.The Charles Porter Avenue Gate is open from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for inbound and outbound traffic, and from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. for outbound traffic only. The gate is closed on weekends and holidays. All commercial vehicles for Ault Field go through this gate Monday through Friday. Operators of 15-pack vans, recreational vehicles and other full-size government vehicles should use commercial entrances and exits to minimize potential damage from serpentine barriers. After-hours access is provided for oversized vehicles.Hammer Gate is open from 6 to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, but is closed on weekends and holidays.Saratoga Gate (by the Naval Hospital) is open from 6 to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for outbound traffic only. The gate is closed on weekends and holidays.On Seaplane BaseMaui Avenue Gate is open from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.Torpedo Road Gate is open 24 hours a day. All commercial traffic, such as delivery vehicles, must use Torpedo Gate.last_img read more

Fizik Tempo Powerstrap R5 road shoes return to lightweight velcro straps – Updated

first_imgThe latest performance road shoes from Fizik – the Tempo Powerstrap R5 – are a return to basics. While most companies have reached back to laces for the fully retro look & light adjustability, the Italian shoe & saddle company doesn’t go so far back in time – just returning to velcro straps.Fizik Tempo Powerstrap R5 affordable road shoesThe Tempo Powerstrap R5 isn’t quite a top-level road shoe for Fizik. That R5 designation suggests a mid level performance road shoe. And these get the same carbon reinforced nylon shoe as the standard Tempo Overcurve R5s which use a single Boa closure. But the new two-strap crossing Powerstrap closure does shave weight off the standard R5 and brings the price down as well.Fizik Tempo Powerstrap R5 Tech DetailsThe new shoes are the first to unveil the new Powerstrap Velcro strap design, but are rumored to not be the only shoes to get the new closure. Instead of a simple strap closure that pulls the two sides of the shoe together like you usually get in a velcro strap shoe, the Fizik Powerstrap traces back and forth across the forefoot pulling together more like you get with dial closure shoes. Then the upper strap offers more conventional tightening over the midfoot.The rest of the shoes construction is shared with the other R5 family, including the same flexible perforated synthetic upper.Of course even with wide, quality velcro, straps are cheaper than dials & wires. So these new Tempo Powerstrap R5 shoes sell for just 119€, down 30€ from the Boa equipped R5. That reinforced road sole is pretty isn’t overly light too, so these weigh in at 499g per shoe to deliver performance stiffness (more than twice the weight of Fizik’s top R1 shoes, weird?).UPDATE: OK, so much like we suspected, that 499g weight is actually for the pair, making these a nice light, affordable option. Fizik for some reason quotes the weight on these shoes for the pair, instead of per shoe like most of their lineup. Anyway, good news for anyone looking to buy a simple, affordable, light road shoe!The new shoes are available in all black, white & black, navy & black, and red & black. They come in wholes sizes 36-48, and half sizes from 37-47. Get them now direct from Fizik or through regular retail channels.Fizik.comlast_img read more

Giro d’Italia Pro Cycling Team Start List

first_imgOut of a maximum 22 teams, 20 are confirmed to line up at the start the 2009 Giro d’Italia in Venice.  Check out our prior post, if you haven’t seen it, for a course fly over. They 2009 Giro teams are:Acqua&Sapone – Caffe’ Mokambo (Ita)Ag2r La Mondiale (Fra)Astana (Kaz)Bbox Bouygues Telecom (Fra)Caisse d’Epargne (Spa)Cervelo Test Team (Svi)*Fuji-Servetto*Garmin – Slipstream (USA)ISD (Ita)Lampre-NGC (Ita)*Liquigas (Ita)LPR Brakes – Farnese Vini (Irl)Quick Step (Bel)Rabobank (Ola)Silence/Lotto (Bel)Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni/Androni Giocattoli (Ven)*Team Columbia/High Road (USA)Team Katusha (Rus)Team Milram (Ger)Team Saxo Bank (Dan)Xacobeo Galicia (Spa)** These teams were wild cards but are now finalized to appear.last_img

TDF2015 Tech: Astana’s Specialized team bikes & gear

first_imgAstana had the first team listing in this year’s Tour de France, giving teammate Vincenzo Nibali the #1 number plate for taking the win at last year’s race with a comfortable 7 minute 37 second margin.This year’s collection of team bikes spanned from custom painted Tarmac and Shiv bikes to a few relatively stock looking Venge aero road bikes. Pics of those and some team kit and other bits below…SPOILER ALERT: Read this after watching as it contains mention of Stage 19 (June 24, 2015) results. The bikes were adorned with Campagnolo drivetrains, SRM power meters and Corima wheels. The Venge and some of the Shiv TT bikes were left undecorated, but the Tarmac bikes got a full makeover. This bike had Campy’s cranks, but many of the others used Specialized’s S-Works carbon cranks.We’ll have a better look at the new Venge in another team’s pits, but this one gave us an interesting angle on the fully integrated front brakes. Also note the shaped headset cap that leads directly into the spacers. Nope, no slammed stem here.The rear brake is equally integrated, albeit with a much different cable pull design. Hidden directly behind the water bottle, it’s impact on aerodynamics is completely minimized.The Tarmacs got a team dress code with excellent blending and multiple tones throughout. It’s not obnoxious, but it is very well done.Lieuwe Westra unwittingly showed off their kit for us. About the only things that didn’t match were the shoes. Westra was rocking the standard S-Works road shoes, but……at least one team rider was kickin’ around in the upcoming S-Works 6 shoes, which sit at the absolute top of Specialized’s range at $400. These were orange, but the retail version will be red.The Shivs used a mix of Corima wheels, some with the track tubular (foreground)……and some with the full carbon tri-spoke. All were running a full disc rear wheel.center_img The aerobars and elbow pads don’t quite match anything in Vision’s current lineup, so we’ve reached out to FSA for comment and will update if/when we hear back. The pads definitely look more breathable than Vision’s current inventory.Nibali, who won Stage 19 of the 2015 tour to put himself 1:19 off the podium, rode his custom painted Shark bike.Perhaps inspired by his bike’s motif, the Italian champ definitely went on the attack to claim the stage victory.AstanaProTeam.kzlast_img read more

Gore blocks the wind with new Windstopper jersey and bib shorts

first_imgAdding to the new waterproof and windproof jackets based on the newest iterations of Gore’s industry leading Gore-Tex and Windstopper fabrics, they’ve also decided to step up their game in how the rest of their cycling range handles foul weather riding. As the latest to go up against the sector created single-handedly by the Gabba jersey, Gore brings their Windstopper fabric to a new short sleeve jersey that is designed to keep you warm in those transition seasons, before the arrival of fair weather riding and after the weather has started to go downhill again. At the same time, when the thought comes up of keeping you upper body warm there aren’t as many options in the shorts department. Gore has taken their penchant for blocking wind and solved the shorts issue as well with three new pairs of bibs that incorporate a new windproof chamois insert… The new Power Windstopper shortsleeve jersey takes the same lightweight, breathable, and highly water resistant softshell fabric that makes up the recently introduced Rescue jacket and cuts it into a standard jersey to suit a wide range of temperatures. Designed to protect whenever the weather is unpredictable, the jersey is intended to be worn next to the skin for all day comfort no matter how the conditions turn. The race-cut jersey includes slightly longer tight fitting arms and high collar to keep the elements out. It gets three standard rear pockets, a bit of a drop tail, and reflective accents throughout. The Power WS jersey is available in red, black, and black with high-vis yellow sleeves for $140.For spring and summer 2016, Gore is taking better care of men with the new Windstopper-like chamois pad insert. Available now in Xeon, Oxygen, and Power level bibs, the new seat insert adds a pre-curved shell up front to keep men’s dangly bits nice and protected from the elements. In essence it is just the typical chamois pad from each of the standard shorts, with the simple addition of a completely windproof insert at the front to protect the rider from the unpleasant cold winds that tend to hit on longer downhills in colder or unexpectedly changing weather conditions. Built on Gore’s premier wind cheating membrane tech, the insert provides exceptional breathability, taking moisture quickly away from the body for comfort even in warm, summer temperatures. Gore is so confident in the breathability of this new insert, and its superiority over conventional foam pads, that they are deploying it in all new padded bibs shorts and tights starting with this new spring & summer collection. The first to get the new wind-blocking pads are the Power and Oxygen shorts.The Power bib shorts with the windproof Power chamois will retail for $120, and feature a 25cm inseam, mesh bib back, and reflective detailing on the legs and but. The next step up Oxygen 2.0 bib shorts also get a windproof  chamois, this time at the appropriate Oxygen spec level. These $150 O2 bibs step up the detailing a bit with longer 28cm legs and flatter cuffs, flat straps designed not to dig into your shoulders, and again reflective logos details. Premier level Xeon bib shorts are also said to get the new tech, although we haven’t seen them just yet. All of the new spring/summer 2016 gear from shorts to jerseys and jackets is available now from your local Gore retailers, as well as direct from Gore through their own websites.GoreApparel.comlast_img read more