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Ruthless! The Musical to Close Off-Broadway

first_img Ruthless! The Musical Related Shows The off-Broadway revival of Ruthless! The Musical will end its 14-month run on September 10 at St. Luke’s Theatre. A national tour is planned for November; the original cast recording, produced by Robert Sher, is set for release this fall.Ruthless!, a musical sendup of child stars and overbearing adults, features direction, book and lyrics by Joel Paley, with music by Marvin Laird.The cast currently includes Kim Maresca, Paul Pecorino, Tori Murray, Rita McKenzie, Andrea McCullough and Tracy Jai Edwards.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges. ‘Ruthless’center_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 10, 2016last_img read more

Hunger for ‘good news’ grows as pandemic woes deepen

first_imgBattered by grim headlines, horrifying statistics and deep uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic, many people worldwide are trying to lift their spirits by seeking out “good news.”Sites specializing in upbeat news have seen a surge in growth in recent weeks. And Google searches for “good news” have jumped fivefold since the start of the year.The Good News Network, created in the late 1990s, has seen traffic triple in the past month with more than 10 million visitors, according to founder and editor Geri Weis-Corbley. Coping with crisis Stuart Soroka, a professor at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, said humans are conditioned to pay closer attention to negative news because it could force them to change their behavior.But in a crisis, Soroka, said people also look for news which is “most outlying, at odds with our expectations,” which may account for the public turning to positive stories.Ashley Muddiman, a professor at the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Kansas, said the positive news is a way of helping people cope.”There’s a good amount of research that suggests that when people are too scared or things are too negative, that they might try to shut down instead of trying to do things or go about their life,” Muddiman said.”I do think that people want to see solutions and want to see people working towards solutions rather than bickering with each other. When news can cover that, I think that that is something to be attractive to audiences.”Some people are showing signs of fatigue with the onslaught of depressing news about the health crisis.”I think that a lot of us can fall victim to being drawn into constant negative news,” said Clarence Edwards, a resident of the US capital city Washington.”I think the media pay attention to what sells, and mainly that’s scary and bad news. ” “People are sending us links of positive, inspiring things happening in their neighborhoods, in their cities, in their states, so we have so much good news to pass along,” said Weis-Corbley, who also observed spikes in interest after the September 11 attacks and the global financial crisis of a decade ago.”We think that people now are experiencing a yearning for good news that will continue.”Other websites including The Guardian, Fox News, HuffPost, MSN and Yahoo have their own pages dedicated to uplifting stories.A CNN newsletter, “The Good Stuff,” created last year, has seen a 50 percent jump in subscriptions over the past month, a network spokesperson said. “Our editorial team saw growing interest in the stories that made our audience smile, with fascinating discoveries, everyday heroes, inspiring movements and great things happening all over the world,” the spokesperson said.Actor John Krasinski joined the effort with his own weekly YouTube video show, “Some Good News,” from March 29, which mimics a traditional news broadcast, but focusing on uplifting stories.Krasinski’s videos offer a mix of tributes to pandemic “health heroes” and celebrity appearances including from his actress wife Emily Blunt, and got 15 million views for its first episode. Topics :last_img read more

Rory close to stunning payday

first_imgRory McIlroy is just 18 holes away from an amazing £7million payday after claiming a share of the lead with Billy Horschel at the Tour Championship in Atlanta. McIlroy is determined to win the FedEx Cup for the first time to put the seal on a brilliant season and told Sky Sports 4: “T hat’s what I have been talking about the last few weeks. “The Tour Championship is the biggest one of these play-offs that carries the most points. I felt a little weary coming in this week and by no means have I played my best golf. I’ve found it a real grind and struggled at times but I am tied for the lead going into the last day and I can’t ask for any more.” Horschel began the day with a two-shot lead over McIlroy after consecutive rounds of 66, but saw that cut in half as McIlroy holed from four feet for a birdie on the first. McIlroy, who has already won four times this season – including two major championships – instantl y gave that shot back by three-putting the second from 50 feet. And with Horschel holing from similar distance for an unlikely birdie, the gap was briefly three shots before McIlroy holed from 20 feet for a birdie on the third. Horschel, who won the BMW Championship last week, has vowed to stay and complete the tournament even if his wife goes into premature labour and he boosted his chances of a win with a birdie from six feet on the eighth before both players two-putted the par-five ninth to maintain the three-shot gap. That gap looked certain to be back to two shots when Horschel failed to get up and down from right of the 10th green, but McIlroy missed from three feet for par and had to hole from further away to avoid one of the two four-putts he suffered last week. McIlroy had surprisingly not birdied either of the par fives in the first two rounds, but made amends by following his birdie on the ninth on Saturday with an eagle on the 15th by holing from 25 feet. Press Association McIlroy and Horschel were among the five players who arrived at East Lake knowing victory would not only be worth the first prize of £880,000, but also secure the overall FedEx Cup title and a £6.2million bonus. And the duo remained firmly in control of their own destiny after Saturday’s third round left them tied for the lead on nine under par, two ahead of Jim Furyk, whose last win came in this event in 2010 and gave him the bumper payday. ” I hadn’t really played the par fives well all week and it was a big putt for me,” McIlroy added after his 67. “That was a big turning point which got me tied for the lead. It was pretty scrappy coming in but I managed to salvage the pars (on 17 and 18). I feel like my short game really saved me today.” Horschel had reached 11 under par following birdies on the second, eighth and ninth, but bogeys on the 10th and 13th in a round of 69 allowed several more players back into contention, with England’s Justin Rose, American Rickie Fowler and Australian Jason Day all three off the lead on six under. Rose was two over par after an opening 72 but carded back-to-back rounds of 66 and said: ” This is all I could have asked for after the first round. I said I needed to shoot two rounds in the mid-60s to give myself a chance on Sunday and that’s what I have done. “I feel like I have not done much wrong. My short game has been a lot sharper when I have been off the green and then I’m just picking my chances as and when they have come. I like this course from tee to green, I think it suits my eye and I’m always going to give myself some chances. Fowler has finished in the top five in all four majors this year but still has just one PGA Tour win to his name. The 25-year-old said: ” It would be awesome (to get a win). We’re in a good position. It would have been nice to have been a bit closer with a couple more putts going in towards the end of the day, but maybe we’re saving those until tomorrow.” last_img read more