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Odds & Ends: Jennifer Damiano to Headline Cruel Intentions Musical & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Jennifer Damiano & More Join Cruel Intentions MusicalThe cast is now set for the new stage adaptation of Cruel Intentions. Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal, American Psycho) and Constantine Rousouli (Wicked, Ghost) will headline the New York premiere of Cruel Intentions: The Musical. The two are taking on the roles of Kathryn and Sebastian, played on screen by Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe in the 1999 movie. The cast will also include Natalie Hall as Annette, Alex Boniello as Blaine, Jared Dixon as Ronald and Brian Muller as Greg. Performances will run on February 11, 13 and 14 at (Le) Poisson Rouge.Tony Yazbeck & Wife Welcome Baby BoyTony nominee Tony Yazbeck and his wife, fellow actor Katie Huff, welcomed a baby boy on February 1. Leonard Blaise Yazbeck came in at eight pounds five ounces and definitely has a leg up when it comes to tap dancing and crooning. “We are truly in love,” Yazbeck shared on Twitter. Broadway.com wishes all the best to the couple and the new addition to their family. Peter Morgan Receives BFI Award, Mark Rylance Up for a BlimpTwo British superstars have received two very different honors. Peter Morgan, playwright of The Audience and the Tony-nominated Frost/Nixon, will be awarded this year’s British Film Institute Fellowship. Morgan latest royal-driven work, the Netflix series The Crown, won a Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Drama earlier this year. Meanwhile, Tony and Oscar winner Mark Rylance is up for a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award for BFFs (Best Friends Forever) with his The BFG co-star Ruby Barnhill. Here’s hoping he wins that blimp and delivers a truly surreal speech to a bunch of confused children.NYC Gay Men’s Chorus Will Honor Jerry MitchellThe New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and Youth Pride Chorus will honor Tony winner Jerry Mitchell at this year’s Big Apple Performing Arts’ “Harmony” gala. Mitchell, director of On Your Feet! and Kinky Boots, will be presented with the 2017 Arts in Action Award, given to artists who find success in their field and use that success to inspire change. Fun Home book writer and lyricist Lisa Kron was last year’s inaugural winner. The benefit gala and party will take place on February 17 at the Diamond Horseshoe.P.S. Theatergoers in the U.S. can catch the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of The Tempest in movie theaters this March. The staging, directed by Gregory Doran and starring Simon Russell Beale, will run in cinemas across North America beginning March 1. Click here for more information and dates. Jennifer Damiano(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) Yesterday we welcomed Leonard Blaise Yazbeck into the world. We are truly in love! pic.twitter.com/1SSXlzIyJH— Tony Yazbeck (@TonyYazbeck) February 2, 2017 View Commentslast_img read more

Millennials confident but chronically stressed about money

first_imgA majority of millennials (84%) are confident in their ability to manage their finances while 41% are “chronically stressed” about money, according to the latest report by Bank of America in collaboration with USA Today.In a statement, Andrew Plepler, executive, Global Corporate Social Responsibility at Bank of America commented, “Even though millennials are confident about money and focused on their finances, they’re still experiencing a great deal of stress. That’s due in part to factors out of their control – a volatile global economy, a changing job market and, to some extent, the student debt they’ve taken on.”Plepler emphasized that it is important for millennials to focus in they can control such as their level of financial knowledge and awareness during uncertainty.“This survey indicates there may be room for more effective financial management efforts that make it easier for millennials to take greater control of their finances, and hopefully alleviate some of the stress they feel,” said Plepler. continue reading » 60SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Olympic hero Michael Phelps says he was scared of water as a kid

first_imgLast Updated: 17th January, 2019 18:20 IST Olympic Hero Michael Phelps Says He Was Scared Of Water As A Kid Phelps, who has had 23 Olympic golds, including the record-making haul of eight at Beijing in 2008, said many children are like him, who are afraid of water, and that a non-profit initiative started by him a decade ago has so far taught 30,000 children about swimming WATCH US LIVE “I just ran around the venue and made it in time for the start of the next race,” he said. SUBSCRIBE TO US Having fought the demons, Phelps focused on the next big task, the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, where he ultimately hauled five gold medals. “I was willing to make that much more sacrifice as a kid because I had the chance to do something that nobody in history ever thought of or believed it was possible… nobody else had the opportunity on the planet and there was only one Michael Phelps,” he said. He may have been the greatest swimmer ever whose exploits in the pool include smashing almost all world records, but as a kid, Michael Phelps dreaded the water. COMMENT “I was able to just look at myself as a human being. I think that was the first time I had been really able to do that. For so long, I thought of myself as a swimmer. I didn’t look at myself as a person,” he revealed, adding that for the first time, he was “vulnerable”. Phelps, who has had 23 Olympic golds, including the record-making haul of eight at Beijing in 2008, said many children are like him, who are afraid of water, and that a non-profit initiative started by him a decade ago has so far taught 30,000 children about swimming.Speaking about the 2008 games, Phelps said he was programmed to be just perfect during the eight days of pool competitions, which included a strong focus on exactly how much he drinks, swims, eats and sleeps.Phelps recounted he had only 70 minutes between two competitions the 200-meter freestyle and anchoring the US team to a victory in the 800-meter relay – and had to manage a cool-down and a 400-meter warm-up for the next event after squeezing-in time for medal presentation for the first event.READ: Five-time F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton Issues Clarification On ‘Poor India’ Comment “I despised losing in anything I did. I hate losing more than I like winning,” he said. The swimmer said his coach put him through the most rigorous training regimens, including working for any mishaps in water to ensure success and recounted one such tale of water seeping into his goggles in a race.He said 25 meters into the 200-meter butterfly finals at Beijing, water seeped into the google and he became “blind”.However, courtesy the preparations, he could swim the remaining 175 meters, including at least three turnarounds in the pool, by simply adjusting to the circumstances that involved counting the number of strokes, he said.READ: F1 Pays Tribute To Stricken Schumacher On His 50th BirthdayAll through his career, Phelps said, he tried to be competitive, aim high and never rest on laurels.center_img He rewarded himself with a break a life first when he had taken time off after the 2008 games but contractual commitments with sponsors made him return to competitive swimming. Phelps admitted that he was “faking it”, not giving his best and underlined that the results are there to see for everyone – he won four golds at the London 2012 games.Fall from sporting glory and some family issues led him into depression after the 2012 games, which included flirting with suicidal thoughts as the purpose of living became difficult to find. A month of mental detox at a training center later, he was back to water. Written By “As a kid growing up, I wanted that feeling of winning an Olympic gold medal, breaking a world record and becoming a professional athlete. By 18, I had accomplished all three,” he said, adding that he continued despite all this till hanging up the suit after the Rio games in 2016. First Published: 17th January, 2019 18:20 IST LIVE TV Press Trust Of India “I was somebody who was afraid to face the water as a kid, I guess I overcame that fear pretty fast,” Phelps, the greatest Olympic athlete, said at an event organized by private equity fund Truenorth late on Wednesday, January 16. The only way to achieve this was the perfection in training sought by his long-time coach Bob Bowman, he added.Phelps said all through his career, he laid a strong focus on training, which included being in the pool for every single day for six years in the early 2000s, which gave him an edge of training 104 days more per year than his competitors. “It (the comeback) was for me. And that was the only reason I was coming back. I wanted to come back because I wanted to finish on my terms, I wanted to retire from the sport and be able to hang up my suit the way I wanted to,” Phelps said. FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Pepe, Lacazette and Aubameyang start for Arsenal as Eriksen recalled for Spurs

first_img3latest arsenal newsLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’HOMECOMINGDavid Luiz confirms Benfica talks with Arsenal contract set to expire in JuneGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansPAIN IN THE ASSEArsenal lose out on starlet Aouchiche as he takes Saint-Etienne medicalLEW BEAUTYTeenage winger George Lewis, 19, signs Arsenal contract after successful trialThe Danish star has started on the bench for two of Tottenham’s first three Premier League games this season.Tottenham have also welcomed Dele Alli back to their squad.The England international has missed 25 games due to a series of hamstring issues, but is fit to play after returning to training this week. PEPE, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will start together for the first time in Arsenal’s clash against Spurs.Tottenham have recalled Christian Eriksen to the starting XI after he was dropped to the bench for last weekend’s shock defeat to Newcastle.3 Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have been named in the starting XICredit: Getty – ContributorSince Pepe’s £72million summer arrival from Lyon, he has not started a game alongside Aubameyang and Lacazette.He made his full debut in Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool last weekend after Lacazette was dropped to the bench with a knock.Unai Emery admitted earlier this week that he was aware of the pleas from fans to start the trio together.And with all three players fit, he has selected them to lead the line against Mauricio Pochettino’s struggling side.Fans were delighted, but disappointed to see Dani Ceballos and Mesut Ozil stuck on the sidelines.One Twitter user said: “YES! Lacazette, Aubameyang and Pepe all start together. But Ceballos should be starting as well.”Another added: “We finally play Lacazette, Aubameyang and Pepe together… but decide to start no creative midfielders.”For Spurs, Pochettino has decided to put his faith back into Christian Eriksen despite ongoing speculation surrounding his future.🚨 #NorthLondonDerby team news 🚨➡️ @LacazetteAlex, @LTorreira34, @seadk6#ARSTOT— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 1, 2019 3last_img read more