18 Jan

Odds & Ends: Julie Andrews Will Direct My Fair Lady & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Julie Andrews to Direct LadyJulie Andrews, who played Eliza Doolittle in the original Broadway incarnation of My Fair Lady, is set to helm a 60th anniversary production of Lerner and Loewe’s classic tuner! Choreographed by Tony winner Christopher Gattelli (The King and I), the show will bow at Sydney Opera House’s Joan Sutherland Theatre in August 2016. “I look forward to coming to Sydney this November to cast the production and begin the process of bringing this great musical to life once again,” said Andrews in a statement. “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” to go? We’re looking into our air miles situation again.Get Up Close & Personal With Carly HughesBefore Carly Hughes returns to rouge-ing her knees and rolling her stockings down as Velma Kelly in Chicago on the Great White Way, she’s heading to 54 Below. The Broadway fave will hit the Times Square hotspot on August 7 and perform jazz, pop and everything in between with a whole lot of class and a little bit of sass! Buy tickets here.Former Co-Stars Team Up With Sutton FosterBroadway alums Colin Donnell and Megan McGinnis will reunite with the previously reported Sutton Foster and the New York Pops on August 6 at Forest Hills Stadium. If you’re lucky enough to be there, you’ll see Foster performing “I Get a Kick Out of You,” reprising her duet “Flight” with McGinnis and much more.Chita Rivera to Be Honored by Museum of DanceThe legendary Chita Rivera is set to receive the National Museum of Dance’s Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual gala in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on August 8. Additionally, The New York Times reports that Mark Morris and Rudolf Nureyev, who died in 1993, will be inducted into the museum’s hall of fame. Rivera was last seen on Broadway earlier this year in The Visit.Another Accolade for Audra!More shelf space is required at Eggfartopia! Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will be honored at Roundabout’s 50th Anniversary Gala with the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre. The Spring Gala 2016: Celebrating 50 Years of Extraordinary Theatre is scheduled to take place on February 29, 2016 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria. Roundabout’s Chairman of the Board Thomas E. Tuft is also set to receive the honor. Congratulations to both! View Commentslast_img read more

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26 Aug

Angels owner Arte Moreno says a Mike Trout extension is still ‘in the front of your mind,’ but no talks yet

first_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error ANAHEIM — As the clock ticks away on Mike Trout’s contract, Arte Moreno would only say that he hears it.“Sometimes you have things in the back of your mind, and sometimes you have things in the front of your mind,” the Angels owner said Monday, at the press conference to introduce new manager Brad Ausmus. “That’s one of those things that’s always in the front of your mind.”It was similar to what Moreno said about Trout’s contract in spring training, back when he had three years left on his contract. Now he’s got two.Although there’s been speculation, and a natural assumption, that the Angels would begin negotiating an extension with Trout this winter, Moreno said nothing has happened so far. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros “We have not talked about it,” Moreno said. “We all communicate. He just had, personally, a real rough end of the year. We’re giving him a lot of space. We just want him and his family to go through the grieving process, so we all try to support each other.”Trout’s brother-in-law, former Angels prospect Aaron Cox, died in August.Trout, 27, will make $34 million each of the next two seasons. He has said that he isn’t yet thinking about his future, beyond saying that the most important thing to him is winning. The Angels have made the playoffs just once in his seven full seasons.Moreno sounded optimistic about making improvements this winter.“I’m not going to tell you that we’re going to spend a ton of money, but we’re going to spend money,” he said, adding that “there is, realistically, a budget. It’s not an endless thing, like a fantasy draft.” Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Although the Angels don’t share their budget publicly, it is believed they have somewhere around $30 million to spend on new players if they want to keep the payroll around where it was in 2018.“We need starting pitching,” he said. “Bullpen help. We blew a lot of games in the last two or three innings. We need more depth in the bullpen.”Offensively, Moreno said the Angels need “a left-handed bat with some power who can play first base, just to fill in.”The Angels have Albert Pujols at first, but he’s coming off knee surgery, so they likely need some coverage if he’s unavailable.Related Articleslast_img read more

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