The Great Society, Sequel to Tony-Winning All the Way, Will Arrive on Broadway This Fall; Brian Cox to Star as LBJ

first_img Richard Thomas Related Shows View Comments Brian Cox(Photo provided by Polk & Co.) Brian Cox Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 30, 2019 Star Filescenter_img Pulitzer-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, who earned a 2014 Tony Award for his epic play All the Way, will return to Broadway this fall with a sequel to that acclaimed work titled The Great Society. Bill Rauch, who helmed All the Way, will also direct the new play, slated to begin performances on September 6 for a 12-week limited run through November 30 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Emmy and Olivier winner Brian Cox (Nuremberg, Titus Andronicus) will headline the production as President Lyndon Baines Johnson, the role originated in All the Way to Tony-winning effect by Bryan Cranston.Capturing Johnson’s passionate and aggressive attempts to build a great society for all, the new play follows his epic triumph in a landslide election to the agonizing decision not to run for re-election just three years later. It was an era that would define history forever: the rise of the Civil Rights Movement, the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the destruction of Vietnam and the creation of some of the greatest social programs America has ever known—with one man at the center of it all: LBJ.Joining Cox in the cast will be three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (Girl From the North Country) as Richard J. Daley, Tony nominee Richard Thomas (The Little Foxes) as Hubert Humphrey and Grantham Coleman (Much Ado About Nothing) in his Broadway debut as Martin Luther King Jr. Additional casting will be announced soon.The production will feature scenic design by three-time Tony nominee David Korins, costume design by Tony winner Linda Cho, lighting design by David Weiner, projection design by Victoria Sagady and sound design/original music by Paul James Prendergast.The play’s producing team is headed by Jeffrey Richards and Louise Gund. They are joined by Rebecca Gold, Stephanie P. McClelland, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jacob Soroken Porter and Lincoln Center Theater.The Great Society made its world premiere with Seattle Rep and Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2014; the play received another production at Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage in 2018. Marc Kudisch Grantham Coleman The Great Society View All (4)last_img read more

Credit unions cash in on auto credit boom

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUs experience the biggest rise in auto loan marketshare.The automotive credit market has reached record-setting heights in recent months—and credit unions drove a big part of the boom.In addition to gaining market share, credit unions managed to create stability in their overall automotive portfolios with delinquencies and charge-offs, which are both significantly lower than industry averages.However, this lending segment did something that was slightly out of character during the second quarter. On average, credit unions increased their appetite for risk, delving further into the deep-subprime market than normal.Despite the slight change in behavior, credit union auto loans still go to consumers with higher average credit scores than loans from other lender types.During the second quarter, the automotive credit industry reached an all-time high for outstanding loan balances. According to Experian Automotive’s latest State of the Automotive Finance Market report, the total dollar amount of auto loan balances outstanding hit $839.1 billion, up 11.7% from the previous year. continue reading »last_img read more

Dominica places 2nd in 2018 FCCA poster competition

first_img Share 195 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Poster by Tana Valmond(Press Release) Roseau, Dominica – (July 17, 2018) – Dominica Grammar School student, Tana Valmond has secured second place in the senior Division of the 2018 FCCA Environmental Poster Competition. The competition was held under the theme “Weathering the storm: Disaster preparation for my Destination”.Tana will be awarded USD $1,500 by the FCCA and the Dominica Grammar school will also be awarded USD $1,500. Emilio Sanford from Saint Mary’s Academy has also made it to the final round for the Junior Division on this year’s FCCA Poster Competition. Emilio will receive a prize of USD$200 for participating in the Poster Competition. Last year, Dominica also secured a winning spot in the Competition when the Dominica Grammar School secured 3rd place in the 2017 FCCA Environmental Poster. Held annually, the FCCA Environmental Poster Competition seeks to promote and stimulate environmental awareness among Caribbean students, while effectively educating our younger generation on the importance of environmental protection. This year’s competition attracted entries from six schools namely Orion Academy, St. Mary’s Academy, Convent Preparatory School, Kelleb John Laurent Primary, and Wills Strathmore Stevens Primary and the Dominica Grammar School. The annual FCCA Environmental Poster Competition is locally coordinated by the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. The local selection of the posters for submission to FCCA was done by local artists Mr. Earl Etienne and President of the Waitukubuli Artist Association, Mr. Lowell Royer.DDA appeals to the various primary & secondary schools on island to work with students for continued participation in future competitions aimed at increasing tourism awareness. Sharecenter_img BusinessLocalNews Dominica places 2nd in 2018 FCCA poster competition by: – July 17, 2018 Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Bringing the zoo to you

first_img Share RelatedCostal Expo brings the beach to EdinburgSpecial to the Parade Edinburg will host the Rio Grande Valley Coastal Expo Feb. 10. At this family-friendly event visitors see and touch crabs, sea stars and other coastal animals as well as view a glass-bottom boat stream, solve a fish mystery, learn about the Texas coastal habitat, fish for…February 9, 2012In “South Padre Parade”SPI puts on Coastal Days for kidsBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Keep South Padre Island Beautiful (KSPIB) Committee Member Jan Whittington joined the City for their Coastal Days program last week. In celebration of the end of the school year, and in an effort to squeeze in some more learning before the summer lull,…May 20, 2016In “News”UPDATED: Causeway re-opened after threatBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway has been closed to all traffic due to a threat which was called into South Padre Island Police a short time ago. Port Isabel Police Chief Robert Lopez reports that the PIPD was notified by their counterparts with the…May 5, 2017In “News” By ABBEY KUNKLESpecial to the PRESSTuesday morning, representatives from Gladys Porter Zoo visited the students of Christ’s Harbor Daycare and Christian School, bringing with them various creatures and critters. Amidst looks of curiosity on the faces of the children, Daniel Arriaga, who works in the zoo’s Education Department, unveiled the animals one by one. Each child was elated at the opportunity to see, touch, and even feed the different animals, which included an African pygmy hedgehog, an Australian sugar glider, a domestic ferret, a Madagascar hissing cockroach and finally Coco, a blue and gold macaw.Daycare Director Rachel Ruiz said that the opportunity to learn about and touch the animals would provide students with an excellent educational experience, however, Texas state law does not allow daycares to participate in field trips. She said, “As a daycare, we are not allowed to go on field trips, so instead of going to the zoo, we had the zoo come to us. We made it happen.”Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

Media Watch – September 12th

first_imgClubCall states that Wolves will be without defender Willy Boly when Lee Johnson’s side visit Molineux tonight. In his pre-Reading press conference, Jamie McAllister told the Bristol Post that Aden Flint is “in a good place” after netting the winning goal at Reading on Saturday. The assistant head coach also declared that City are likely to make changes for the trip to the Black Country, which the Post reports on. Elsewhere, transfer deadline day signings Tyreeq Bakinson and Rory Holden were given their first starts for Luke Williams’ development side in last night’s 1-1 draw with Huddersfield, as the Post discuss. Finally, the EFL has announced a new five-year live domestic broadcasting rights deal with Sky Sports – which includes live streaming via BCTV+ for fans in UK and Ireland for the very first time.last_img read more