Broadway Grosses: Les Liaisons Lures in a Full House

first_img Sometimes it pays to be dangerous. The new revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, starring Tony winners Liev Schrieber and Janet McTeer, played its first preview performance this past week to a full house. The production reached 100% capacity for its October 8 performance and grossed $105,177, making it just shy of hitting its full potential. Should it remain a hot ticket, expect that gross to flirt with the $900,000 mark once it plays full weeks. Meanwhile, Andrew Lloyd Webber celebrated a box office renaissance this past week as School of Rock and Cats both grossed seven figures, while The Phantom of the Opera was close behind.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending October 10:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. Hamilton ($2,214,118)2. The Lion King ($2,055,928)3. Wicked ($1,719,802)4. Aladdin ($1,535,611)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,417,234)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Holiday Inn ($404,315)***4. The Encounter ($336,865)3. The Cherry Orchard ($334,683)**2. Heisenberg ($334,446)*1. Les Liaisons Dangereuses ($105,177)****FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.16%)2. Hamilton (101.77%)3. The Front Page (100.32%)*4. Beautiful (100.05%)5. Les Liaisons Dangereuses (100.00%)****UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. Kinky Boots (72.87%)4. Paramour (72.68%)3. Something Rotten! (62.65%)2. On Your Feet! (61.91%)1. Fiddler on the Roof (58.44%)* Number based on eight preview performances** Number based on seven preview performances*** Number based on three preview performances and five regular performances****Number based on one preview performanceSource: The Broadway League Liev Shreiber & Janet McTeer during their first curtain call in ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses'(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) View Commentslast_img read more

Long Island Man Accused of Stabbing NJ Woman Before Jumping in Train’s Path

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 44-year-old Centereach man allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death in New Jersey Thursday and then jumped in front of a Manhattan subway train, authorities said.Arthur Lomando, who was identified in multiple reports as an ex-NYPD officer, fatally stabbed 48-year-old Suzanne Bardzell in the driveway of her Bergen County home, authorities said. The pair had been estranged, according to reports.Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said on Twitter that Lomando “threw himself in front of NYC subway” and was taken to Harlem Hospital Center, where he was treated for severe injuries to his head and legs. The Bergen Record reported that Bardzell was already dead by the time police arrived to the scene.Lomando confronted Bardzell shortly before 3:30 p.m. as she pulled into her driveway, The Record reported. He allegedly shattered the driver’s side window and stabbed her multiple times with “a very large machete type of knife,” Molinelli said, according to The Record.The prosecutor was also quoted as saying that Bardzell had recently filed for an order of protection against Lomando.Bardzell reportedly had two sons from a previous marriage, both in their teens.The Bergen County Prosecutor’s office did not return a call for comment.last_img read more

7 ways to still do event marketing in 2020

first_img continue reading » This year, we’re all saying adios to traditional event marketing. No more event booths, community festivals or neighborhood fun runs. But that doesn’t mean event marketing cannot or should not happen.Here are seven ways to shift your community marketing events to fit a COVID-19 world.2020 Event Marketing Idea #1: Pay it forwardCommunity events are expensive, and often take up a good chunk of a marketing budget. Don’t scrap that budget item entirely. Instead, take the funds you would have spent on a massive community event and pay it forward. For example, partner with a local coffee shop and put a certain amount toward paying for customers’ coffee, like this Florida credit union did.Tip: Make sure the employees at the local business know exactly what to say to promote your credit union or community bank. Give them coasters or cup sleeves with info on how the consumer can do business with you. Even better, offer an incentive for loan refinancing. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

‘We must make the best of it’: Jokowi upbeat on Indonesia cohosting World Cup basketball

first_imgHe went on to say that he instructed his administration to prepare for regulations regarding preparations and in running the quadrennial event.”We also need to immediately set up an organizing committee to put in place comprehensive preparations for the event, from planning to budgeting and organizing pre-events, including safety, security and health measures,” said Jokowi, adding that having proper venues with decent supporting facilities was key to cohosting the championship.The President said the event would boost tourism.Read also: Indonesia focuses on building squad for 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has encouraged the nation to savor every opportunity that comes along with the country being a cohost of the 2023 FIBA World Cup basketball championship.”Indonesia, along with Japan and the Philippines, has earned the right to cohost the 2023 FIBA World Cup.”The world has placed its trust in us, and we must make the best of it,” Jokowi told a Cabinet meeting at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta on Tuesday, according to a statement. In terms of sporting achievement, Jokowi hopes the Indonesian squad can display its best, up to the level of having the ability to play alongside the world’s best teams.”I’d like for us to see a strong national team,” he added.In response, Youth and Sports Minister Zainudin Amali said the ministry would help the Indonesian Basketball Association (Perbasi) in forming the national team”We are preparing [in terms of deciding] our plan and target [for the cup],” he said.Indonesia is open to a possible option of naturalizing players to level up its squad.However, Perbasi said that it would prioritize local players.”Up until now, we are focusing on local players,” said Perbasi chief Danny Kosasih. Indonesia-Japan-Philippines outclassed other bidders such as Argentina, Uruguay, Russia and Turkey in 2017 to win the 2023 hosting rights. (gis/nkn)Topics :last_img read more

Townsville’s top family suburb

first_imgHow to find a good tenant. iStock. For Leader Realestate feature 15JAN18ALICE River has been named as the most popular place for families to live in Townsville but the suburb does not come cheap, costing about $469,000 to buy a home.The semi-rural suburb was named as the top area for families in a report released by Aussie and Core Logic.Census data and housing market statistics were used to determine the most popular locations for families and the typical cost of purchasing a home in those areas.In Alice River, 58.7 per cent of households had children while the median house value was $468,831, well above the Townsville median house price of $340,000.Alice River has mostly acreage blocks and contains the popular Mount Margaret estate.In second place was Mount Low with 56.2 per cent of family households while the cost of owning a home was significantly lower with the median house value at $353,323.Rounding out the top three was Bushland Beach with 56.1 per cent of family households and a median house value of $374,285.Ray White Kirwan agent Craig Currie, who specialises in the Alice River area, said families could have a big block in Alice while still being close to amenities.“You get a bit of extra space out here and a bit more freedom as well as extra storage for all the toys,” he said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“It’s a really good community and only around 10 per are rentals. The rest is owner-occupiers.”Mr Currie said Alice River also hadn’t experienced the crash in property prices of other Townsville suburbs.He attributes the hardy market to the high number of owner-occupiers who have held on to their properties during the downturn compared with investors, who wanted to get out and were selling at a loss in suburbs closer to the city. According to Core Logic housing statistics, the median price of a house in Townsville has gone down by 2 per cent whereas in Alice River the median house price has jumped 7.3 per cent. Mount Margaret development manager Shane Martin said Alice River offered an idyllic lifestyle for families.“There are big blocks out here for a start and every neighbourhood has its own playground,” he said.“There is a low crime rate out here and it’s just has that vibe of being a really family-oriented area.”According to the report, 71 per cent of all households nationwide are characterised as families or households where the occupants are related by blood, marriage, adoption, step or fostering.The report focused on areas around Australia, including Townsville, that are most popular with families with children whether it be couples with children or single-parent families.last_img read more

Lendlease to develop aged care facility with Brisbane Racing Club

first_imgLendlease has entered into a development agreement with Brisbane Racing Club (BRC) to develop an integrated retirement and aged care precinct in Ascot, Brisbane.Lendlease’s Retirement Living managing director Tony Randello said the business was attracted to the site’s metropolitan location, which is within seven kilometres of the Brisbane CBD, and in proximity to Royal Queensland Golf Course, Hamilton Wharf, Racecourse Road and the Brisbane International Airport.“The site provides an opportunity to develop a market leading, intergenerational retirement and aged care community adjacent to a renowned racecourse,” he said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago“We’re excited to create a connected community where residents will have the utmost choice and opportunity to pursue an active lifestyle, being close to all essential health and community services, shopping and sporting facilities. “We look forward to working in close consultation with BRC, local authorities and the local community to develop the master plan and respond to the ageing population of greater Brisbane.”. Brisbane Racing Club chairman Neville Bell said the project was another important step in the BRC’s $1.5 billion master plan for the site. Lendlease has entered into a development agreement with Brisbane Racing Club (BRC) to develop an integrated retirement and aged care precinct in Ascot, Brisbane.“This development agreement represents the next phase of the BRC Master Plan over our two racecourses,” he said.“While we have been active in transforming the Eagle Farm precinct, this is the first project on the Doomben side of our Club.“This partnership with Lendlease is part of the BRC’s strategy to develop our non-core land. “This is producing a diversified business model that will future-proof the BRC and help to fund new racing and patron facilities.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenLendLease aged care and retirement living03:18Lendlease participated in an expression of interest sales process to acquire the site, which is a 99-leasehold interest. Lendlease has twelve retirement villages in Queensland, including two in Brisbane — Keperra Sanctuary at Keperra and The Terraces at Forest Lake. Lendlease has entered into a development agreement with Brisbane Racing Club (BRC) to develop an integrated retirement and aged care precinct in Ascot, Brisbane.DEVELOPER Lendlease has announced it has entered into a development agreement with Brisbane Racing Club to develop a retirement and aged care precinct in Ascot. To be developed over five stages, the two-hectare development overlooking Doomben Racecourse will include 300 independent living units and 108 full service high-care aged beds.It will also have resort-style facilities including a cafe, restaurant, and a new bowls club. last_img read more

EIOPA flags PEPP viability thumbs-down in letter to Commission

first_imgThe EU occupational pensions supervisor has highlighted to the European Commission industry representatives’ verdict about the implications for the pan-European personal pension product (PEPP) of including the initial cost of advice in the charge cap.On Friday EIOPA delivered to the EU executive its proposed legal instruments and advice on delegated acts to implement the framework for the PEPP.In a letter to Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovksis, EIOPA chair Gabriel Bernardino said the supervisory authority’s proposals had found support from a wide range of stakeholders, but that he wanted to highlight that “industry representatives stressed their negative assessment of the PEPP business proposition’s viability in light of the Basic PEPP’s cap on costs and fees namely due to the initial cost of advice”.“Factually, the level of maximum costs per annum of the Basic PEPP can be observed in current, well-established markets and cannot necessarily – over the long-term – be regarded as excessively low,” Bernardino continued. “However, it is important for us to bring to your attention that the cost cap’s reference to the accumulated capital may lead to a situation where the providers’ expenses cannot be matched in the initial phase of a contract and in the advanced stages of the contract, the costs to the consumer can be relatively high.”Bernardino also said EIOPA believed that the provision of advice to consumers “may deserve further consideration and guidance to allow for an advice process that is fitted to the specificities of the PEPP and to the opportunities of digitalisation and online distribution”.The challenges involved in gathering all the relevant information to understand a consumer’s sources of future retirement income underlined the need for a European pension tracking system, he added. Gabriel Bernardino, EIOPA’s chairAll-inclusiveThe final PEPP regulation stipulated a cost cap for the so-called Basic PEPP, the default option, of 1% of accumulated capital per annum, and a requirement for PEPP providers or distributors to provide advice, including a personalised recommendation, to customers.Part of EIOPA’s job was to draft rules specifying the types of costs and fees that should be included under the cost cap for the Basic PEPP.It has proposed an “all-inclusive” approach, with as narrow as possible a list of exemptions from this approach. The cost of providing a capital guarantee is excluded, although it must be expressly disclosed.A spokesperson for EIOPA said: ”As there are two types of Basic PEPPs (one with the ambition to recoup the capital and one with a guarantee to receive the capital), the costs for the additional layer of protection for the capital guarantee is taken out of the cost cap. Otherwise we would not have a level playing field between the two types of Basic PEPPs and the corresponding PEPP providers.” According to EIOPA’s proposal, costs incurred by providers for the initial advice could be amortised in the cost cap.In addition to covering the cost cap of the basic PEPP, the draft regulatory technical standards cover two mandatory consumer information documents, and risk-mitigation techniques.The draft implementing technical standards set out the procedures, processes and templates for annual supervisory reporting requirements for PEPP providers and cooperation and exchange of information between national competent authorities and EIOPA.Bernardino said: ”With the delivery of EIOPA’s proposed implementing measures specifying the PEPP Regulation, EIOPA has fulfilled its objective to design the PEPP as a simple, safe and reliable retirement savings option for the European citizens and to provide a powerful tool to close the pension savings gap.”To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here.last_img read more

Good Job To Have

first_imgThis is my 37th year of doing something with WRBI.  I started out doing interviewing of basketball players, and this led to play-by-play and/or color commentary.  Also, during this time, I started Coaches Corner.  In later years, Ron Green asked me to write a blog for the Internet which is what you are reading now.It is very unusual to have the same boss for 37 years.  Working for Ron Green has been very enjoyable.  Some of my favorite things to do are the interviews with all the local coaches.  A few years ago, many of the coaches started bringing their senior athletes to the show, and this always makes for a fun interview.  Being able to bring special guests to the show every year also is a lot of fun.  I have been able to interview some local sports legends, area personalities such as Bob Lovell, and Dyar Miller (a former major league pitcher) has made several appearances on the show.Through the years I have interviewed most of the members of the 1954 Milan Indians.  Not only have I interviewed Glen Butte, but I had him as a partner in basketball broadcasting for several years.  Glen now helps me with information for articles for Huddle Up.  Huddle Up allows me to voice my opinion on a wide variety of subjects.  As long as I stay healthy, I hope to continue with this association with WRBI.last_img read more

English Hill Road closed for repairs

first_imgBrookville, IN—According to the Franklin County Highway Department, English Hill Road will be closed just east of Volk Road all week for repairs.last_img

Martinez hails ‘diamond’ Barkley

first_img Press Association The goal, and another fine individual performance, will ensure the 20-year-old will again be in the headlines after a string of excellent recent displays, and it is hard to see how Roy Hodgson can leave him out of England’s World Cup squad. The win moves Everton up to fourth in the Barclays Premier League table, and Martinez was left to heap more praise on his midfield starlet. “Ross is growing game by game. He is showing different aspects of his play, he is a quite incredible diamond of English football,” said the Everton manager. “The winning goal, technically, is as good as it gets. A lot has been said about Ross, but it’s always an understatement. “He’s an incredible listener and young man with a lot of potential. He always comes up with something different in a game to show he can develop. “I’m proud of seeing him grow. “You could see he was fighting with Romelu because Romelu really practices his free-kicks. “But Ross is a player who gets fed by feelings. He’s a natural talent who can play in any position. Seamus Coleman had given the visitors a 66th-minute lead with a ferocious strike, but they were pegged back when Bryan Oviedo put Dwight Tiendalli’s off-target effort into his own net. Everton were not to be denied, though, as Barkley stepped up with a free-kick which nicked the underside of the crossbar on its way in. “We didn’t know he could take free-kicks, but it’s good to know from now on.” Everton thoroughly merited their success, which tees up back-to-back home games against Sunderland and Southampton. Although the Merseysiders were not at their best, they still created the majority of the significant chances. And Martinez felt the win at one of his former clubs was as satisfying as any win during a season which has also included successes against Chelsea and Manchester United. “We had three difficult away games. At Old Trafford, the Emirates and the Liberty and this was the biggest test,” he said. “It’s easy to keep your concentration levels when you go to the other two, but unless you are 100 per cent when you haven’t got the ball, this Swansea side will punish you. “I couldn’t be happier. We weren’t at our best, but we kept Swansea quiet. We conceded a soft goal by our standards, but we had the desire and our determination to want to win the game was pleasing. “It’s the best satisfaction of the season.” Martinez was also confident the problem which saw Steven Pienaar limp off late in the game will not keep the South African out of the Boxing Day meeting with Sunderland. Swansea manager Michael Laudrup felt his side should have got something from the game. “I think we deserved more,” he said. “The first half was tight, there were not many chances but they came out second half and went in front with a strike from distance. “We fought back as we really wanted something out of this game but the thing that is most disappointing is I thought in the last 10 minutes they were happy to take a point. “We were still pushing to get a winner and then they got it from a free-kick. “But we have to accept it.” Laudrup also had praise for Barkley, saying: “He is a great talent, he is a great runner with the ball, he can play in tight areas, he is definitely a big talent. “He already has a lot of talents for someone so young.” Laudrup confirmed Swansea are set to make a decision on whether Michu undergoes surgery on an ankle injury. “We will know more tomorrow,” he said. “He may have a chance for Boxing Day but we will see, we will have a final opinion from an expert and then decide. “If tomorrow the information suggests he needs an operation he will have surgery in the very near future. “Obviously we are not happy he could be out for several weeks, but the most disappointed person is Michu. “If it is bad news tomorrow, added to what happened to Nathan Dyer last week, we will have to think about what to do in January.” Roberto Martinez described Ross Barkley as a footballing “diamond” after the midfielder further enhanced his ever-growing reputation by scoring a stunning winner in Everton’s 2-1 victory at Swansea.last_img read more