Alex Brightman on Beetlejuice Being a ‘Secret Society’ on Broadway, Perfecting His Ghostly Character & More

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 30:35Loaded: 0%00:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently behind liveLIVERemaining Time -30:35 1xPlayback RateChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. You’re going to want to say Alex Brightman’s name three times after seeing him star as the titular demon in Beeltejuice on Broadway. Brightman is returning to the Winter Garden Theatre in the new musical after earning a Tony nomination for leading the company of School of Rock there in 2016. “They said they’re going to name the theater after me when I do a third show there,” Brightman joked on a recent episode of’s #LiveAtFive. “We’ll call it the Winter Brightman.” Brightman has been perfecting his portrayal of the classic Tim Burton character for three years. “I love the Beetlejuice drag,” he said. “I didn’t think I would take to it, but I love it. My look is a labor of three years of makeup tests. It ranged from an exact replica of Michael Keaton to something that was way too scary. I remember looking in the mirror and it was frightening.”Bringing Tim Burton’s mystical world to life on stage is no easy feat, and Brightman is thankful for the audience’s overwhelming support. “The audiences have been nuts,” he said. “People have said it’s like we lock the doors and have a party for two and a half hours, or that we’re in this secret society on Broadway that no one knows about.” While Brightman loves getting to play a vulgar ghost, he wonders what it would  be like to step into another character’s shoes. “I would like to know what its like to be Adam Maitland,” Brightman said. “Rob [McClure] is elevating normal people in a show about abnormal people. I think its more difficult than what they get credit for. Not to be a jerk, but I always think I’m the funniest person in the room half the time, and it’s such the opposite in the show. Every five seconds, I’m like, ‘I have to be better; I have to be funnier’ because of how good everyone is.”Catch Brightman in Beetlejuice, now playing at the Winter Garden Theatre.Watch the full episode of #LiveatFive below! Alex Brightman in Beetlejuice (Photo: Matthew Murphy) View Comments Beetlejuice Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 6, 2020 Star Files Alex Brightmanlast_img read more

Antonov tests critical response

first_imgAs part of the test flight, the 85.5-tonne capping stack, which measured 11.5 m x 5.5 x 3.9 m, was transported on an Antonov AN-124.Transport by air, according to Antonov, means that oil spill response companies are able to reach incidents much faster than traditional ocean transport.Prior to the 1 hour 23 minute test flight to and from Stavanger in Norway, transporting capping stack equipment by air would have meant breaking it down into multiple payloads and reassembling it at the destination, before moving it to the incident site, explains Antonov.The AN-124 was chosen for the flight after an extensive logistics study by Chapman Freeborn. The aircraft was chosen for its ability to travel up to 5,000 km with a 120-tonne payload, self-loading/off-loading capabilities, as well as its availability on the European spot market.To enable the movement of the capping stack in a single operation, OSRL worked with Switzerland-based metal construction company, L+M to design and build a bespoke frame, with support from Trendsetter, the capping stack manufacturer.Martin Griffiths, sales manager at the UK office of Antonov Airlines, explained: “We faced a variety of challenges including limited clearance for the cargo, the weight and size of the capping stack itself and its effect on the flight, as well as the requirement to load it fully assembled, as would have to be the case in an actual oil spill scenario.”According to Chris Lund, technical manager for OSRL’s subsea well intervention services (SWIS) team, sea transport remains the most likely mobilisation option for the majority of well sites, but the ability to transport the equipment by air is vital for wells in more remote areas.www.antonov-airlines.comwww.chapman-freeborn.comwww.oilspillresponse.comlm-metall.chlast_img read more

Ex-Jillaroo Amelia Kuk comes home to PNG

first_imgRugby League By KEVIN TEME PNG international and Brisbane Broncos premiership winning women’s player Amelia Kuk has switched sides. She does not want to play for Australia anymore and has teamed up with the PNG Orchids for the clash at the Oil Search National Football Stadium tomorrow. Amelia has decided to realign her allegiance to her country of origin after representing Australia in the women’s national rugby league team known as Jillaroos. The 22-year-old from Mt Hagen in Western Highlands Province, said the decision she made was her own, something that she felt representing her country in Oil Search PNG Orchid team was much more influential than representing Australia. “I looked pretty ordinary playing for Jillaroos and am just like any other player wearing that number but when I am with the Orchids, I am being seen as a leader and a role model. I have bigger impact here in this team than with the Jillaroos,” she said. Kuk said after the World Cup playing in the green and gold jumper for Jillaroos she made up her mind to be committed to the Orchid going forward in her rugby league career. “I contribute better to this team and I have a bigger impact so my duties with Australia are gone,” Kuk said. She said she was lucky growing up in Australia and got the chance to represent that country, however, something that inspired her also to switch alliance was because of the young girls that look up to her. “I grew up in Brisbane and was lucky enough to get to represent Australia (Jillaroos) last year in the World Cup but ever since the World Cup I am fully committed to the Orchid and I will be for the future as well leading into the next World Cup,” she said. Kuks said the Orchids are fresh new team and this is an opportunity to help grow the game here in PNG and give some hope to some of the girls around the country. “I grew up playing every sport under the sun and I play rugby also. My dad played rugby league when he was young as well but for me I saw rugby as an opportunity to make a difference and to influence people through sports in a more positive way,” she said. “Especially coming from PNG with all the cultural barriers, I want to use rugby league as an opportunity to make a difference and show that women can play just as good as the men or if not better and they are capable of playing at the same level so my inspiration is the future – the young girls that are coming through and they inspire me.” She said playing in front of the home crowd is unreal. “I am so excited to come and I can’t wait to get out there and play. Last time I was there but played in Jillaroos colours. This time I will be in PNG colours and in the right home colours, in my home ground and I am really excited to go out there and play with the girls.”last_img read more