Jane Krakowski on Getting Her ‘Chops in Order’ for Her B’way Return

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on July 10, 2016 She Loves Me Jane Krakowski is slated to appear in the starry She Loves Me next spring and she stopped by Live! with Kelly and Michael on July 22 to talk about returning to the Great White Way. “I’m so excited, it’s been a while,” said the Tony and Olivier winner. Performing in eight shows a week is a challenge Krakowski knows all too well, jokingly admitting: “Mama hasn’t done it for a long time…I’m gonna have to get those chops in order!” Check out the interview below; Krakowski will begin performances alongside Laura Benanti, Josh Radnor, Gavin Creel and more at Studio 54 from February 5, 2016. Related Shows Jane Krakowski Star Fileslast_img read more

Tix Now Available to See Bobby Steggert & More in Anna Ziegler’s Boy

first_img Related Shows Boy Show Closed This production ended its run on April 9, 2016 Tickets are now on sale to see Bobby Steggert and more in the world premiere of Anna Ziegler’s Boy. Directed by Linsay Firman, the Keen Company’s off-Broadway production will play a limited engagement February 23 through April 9. Opening night is set for March 10 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row.Inspired by a true story, Boy explores the tricky terrain of finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between a doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. A story of the blinding power of love and the complicated mystery of one’s perception of self, Boy calls into question how we become who we are.Joining Steggert (Ragtime, Mothers & Sons) in the cast will be Heidi Armbruster (Time Stands Still, Disgraced), Ted Koch (Pillowman, Death of a Salesman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Paul Niebanck (A Walk in The Woods, Barbecue) and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Commons of Pensacola, Blood & Oil).The production will feature set design by Sandra Goldmark, costumes by Sydney Maresca, lighting by Nick Francone, sound by Shane Rettig and props by Ricola Wille.center_img ‘Boy'(Photo by Zach DeZon) View Commentslast_img read more

Scott McPherson’s Marvin’s Room to Bow on B’way

first_img Marvin’s Room Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 27, 2017 Related Shows View Commentscenter_img Scott McPherson Looks like Scott McPherson’s award-winning Marvin’s Room will be the first show of the 2017-18 Broadway season, when it makes its Main Stem premiere next summer. Directed by Anne Kauffman, the limited engagement is scheduled to run June 8, 2017 through August 27 at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre. Opening night is set for June 29.Marvin’s Room follows estranged sisters Lee and Bessie, who have never seen eye to eye. Lee is a single mother who’s been busy raising her troubled teenage son, Hank. Bessie’s got her hands full with their elderly father and his soap opera-obsessed sister. When Bessie is diagnosed with leukemia, the two women reunite for the first time in 18 years. Are Lee’s good intentions and wig-styling skills enough to make up for her long absence? Can Bessie help Hank finally feel at home somewhere…or at least keep him from burning her house down? Can these almost-strangers become a family in time to make plans, make amends, and maybe make a trip to Disney World?Marvin’s Room made its world premiere in Chicago in 1990, directed by David Petrarca, before going on to play off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons and at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. Its awards include the 1992 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play, the 1992 Drama Desk Award for Best Play and the Joseph Jefferson Award in Chicago for Best Original Work. Marvin’s Room was adapted for a film of the same name in 1996, starring Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton and Robert De Niro.The cast and design team will be announced later.last_img read more

David Tennant to Headline Don Juan in Soho

first_img Former Doctor Who star David Tennant is set to return to the West End—he will take on the titular role in Patrick Marber’s play Don Juan in Soho. Marber himself will direct the production, which is set to begin previews on March 17, 2017 and officially open on March 28. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through June 10 at the Wyndham’s Theatre.Loosely based on Molière tragicomedy Don Juan, this savagely funny and filthy modern update transports the action to contemporary London and follows the final adventures of its debauched protagonist—a cruel seducer who lives only for pleasure.Tennant’s additional screen credits include Broadchurch, Casanova, Jessica Jones and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Theater credits include Hamlet, Richard II and Much Ado About Nothing.The production will feature set and costume designs by Anne Fleischle and sound and music by Adam Cork. Further casting will be announced later. View Comments David Tennantlast_img read more

Fall Fire Ant Killin’

first_imgFire ants have been laying low this summer, retreating to the cool of their homes deepin the soil. But as the days grow cooler, fire ants find renewed vigor.It may be hard to see the good news in reactivated fire ants. Active fire ants oftenswarm onto people who venture too close to their nests. They inflict many stings at oncethat can fester and stay painfully inflamed for days. But there’s good news, said University ofGeorgia expert Beverly Sparks. Simply put, fireants are easier to kill in the fall.”Fire ants are both closer to the soil surface and more actively foraging for foodwhen daytime temperatures are between 70 and 85 degrees,” said Sparks, an Extension Service entomologist with theUGA College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences.Both traits are important. If you’re using a contact or drench insecticide treatment ona single fire ant mound, Sparks said, it’s critical to do it when the queen and brood areclose to the surface. And if you use any kind of fire ant bait, you have to put it outwhen the ants are foraging for food.Actively foraging ants will pick up a bait and carry it into the nest within minutes,she said. That’s important. If the ants don’t find the bait quickly, it will become rancidand unattractive to them.”If you put a bait out when it’s too hot or cold,” she said, “it’s justgoing to sit there.”The window for treating fire ants in the fall is narrow, though. As the fall deepensand winter drops temperatures below the ants’ ideal range, they move back down in theirnests and become less active again.Sparks said treatments to get rid of fire ants vary greatly, hinging on specific needs.County Extension agents have the expertise, she said, to suggest the best treatments forindividual situations.Just call the Extension office and explain how many mounds you have and where they are.The county agent can tell you which of the many treatments would be best for you. Red Imported Fire Antlast_img read more

Fighting Against Parasites.

first_imgYnes Ortega is a key addition to the University of Georgiaresearch team at the Griffin, Ga., Center for Food Safety andQuality Enhancement. Ortega is one of a handful of researchersin the world studying parasites on food.”We’re extremely excited about the new dimension of foodsafety expertise Dr. Ortega brings to our center,” said CFSQEdirector Michael Doyle. “Her research into this emergingarea of foodparasitology is certain to have tremendous impacton understanding the behavior, control and elimination of food-borneparasites.”Either bacteria or parasites usually cause food-borne illnesses.E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella and Camplyobacter are among the bacteriathat cause these illnesses.E. coli’s Not the Only Bad GuyOrtega’s research, though, focuses on parasites in food andwater. In 1993, she was part of a team of scientists that firstidentified Cyclospora, a parasite linked to outbreaks in raspberries, basil and lettuce.The parasite was falsely linked to strawberries in a 1995 Texasoutbreak. “The strawberries were blamed,” Ortega said,”and strawberry growers lost $20 million in one week.”At the time, no one knew what was causing the illnesses. “Theoutbreak happened in Texas, but the whole world got involved,”she said. “Researchers from universities, the CDC (Centersfor Disease Control and Prevention), FDA (Food and Drug Administration)and health officials were all working together.”Though strawberries were being blamed, the team’s researchdidn’t support the speculations. “Later, the outbreak wasepidemiologically linked to raspberry consumption,” Ortegasaid.Parasites Need Humans to SurviveUnlike bacteria, parasites need human hosts to survive andmultiply. This makes the work of researchers like Ortega muchharder.”We can’t multiply Cyclospora in the lab to study them,”she said. “We have to take samples from sick people. It’shard to study a parasite you can’t reproduce.”On the positive side, parasites seem easier to kill in humans.”Bacterial outbreaks are fast, and they kill fast,”Ortega said. “On the other hand, parasites need time to multiply.So the process takes longer.”Medication isn’t required to get rid of some parasites. “Ourbodies fight them with our immune systems,” she said.Other parasites require medications, which aren’t always effective.”Basically, you have to live with two to four weeks of diarrheaif the medication doesn’t work,” she said.A Strong Immune System is Your Best DefenseAs with food-borne illnesses caused by bacteria, parasite illnesseshit those with low immune systems harder.”Currently, there is no efficient treatment for Cryptosporidiuminfections,” she said. “And they can be life threatening.The best defense you can have against parasites is a strong immunesystem.”In her UGA lab, Ortega is studying the biology of these parasites.She’s trying to find how to isolate them and detect them on food.”The water industry has some experience and methods ofdetecting parasites,” she said. “But the food industrydoesn’t.”By training, Ortega is a medical parasitologist. She is workingto adapt detection methods used in the medical field. “Wehave to find out how to detect them and how to stop them,”she said.last_img read more

Gordon County Ag Service Center

first_imgWith the opening of the Gordon County Agricultural Service Center this month, farmers in northwest Georgia now have a one-stop shop for information and help. The new 14,000 square foot facility, located on five acres off of SR 53 Spur in Calhoun, houses the Gordon County office of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, UGA research and education staff, representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission and the Gordon County Young Farmers. The new building is adjacent to the Northwest Georgia Livestock Pavillion, which hosts the annual UGA Calhoun Bull Test Sale and many other agriculture related events. Gordon County officials built the $2.5 million ag service center on five acres provided by the Gordon County Development Authority. “We are very lucky to have a county that has shown its commitment to agriculture in the county; one that understands how important agriculture is to the county and to the community,” said Greg Bowman, Gordon County UGA Extension coordinator. Community members, as well as state leader Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black and Rep. Jack Meadows of Calhoun filled the building’s auditorium on Oct. 23 for the dedication. In addition to representatives from local, state and federal governments, several farmers attended to see the new space. “I think the one-stop concept where a producer can come to one place and get all the information that they need is very helpful,” Bowman said. “For young farmers, it eliminates questions like, ‘Where do I need to go to apply for this or sign up for this? “For the older producers, it helps them because they may have had to make two or three trips, they can just come to one place and handle all of their business.” The new facility should also allow Gordon County to host regional producers meetings on a more regular basis. The new center’s auditorium should seat about 200 people. Bowman hopes that sharing a building with the regional agricultural offices will lead to collaboration between the agencies and better services for farmers in northwest Georgia.last_img read more

CAES DC Fellows

first_imgThis summer, seven University of Georgia students have embarked on the opportunity of a lifetime, serving as UGA Congressional Agricultural Fellows in Washington, D.C. The offices of Georgia Senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson and Representatives Sanford Bishop, Doug Collins, Buddy Carter, Rick Allen and Austin Scott are hosting the students during the 12-week fellowship in the nation’s capital. The students, who attend UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), prepare briefs, attend committee hearings and conduct food- and agriculture-related research. In addition, they have the option of earning credit hours towards graduation. “Ag Fellows are full-time employees of the congressional offices and serve as apprentice staff members,” said Josef Broder, CAES associate dean for academic affairs and the fellowship program coordinator. “Many will be asked to serve as mentors to other student interns.” Students representing the University of Georgia as 2015 Congressional Agricultural Fellows include Dowdy White, of Cordele, Georgia; Matthew Pace, of Lyerly, Georgia; Nicole Holden, of Greensboro, Georgia; Casey Chastain, of Helen, Georgia; Kelsie Bickett, of Chickamauga, Georgia; Katelin Benkoski, of Madison, Georgia; and Ethan Perkins, of Brooklet, Georgia. Matthew Pace, a senior studying agricultural and applied economics, will be working in Sen. Johnny Isakson’s office. Matthew is the son of Wayne and Kari Pace. Nicole Holden, a senior studying agribusiness with a certificate in agrosecurity, will be working in Rep. Austin Scott’s office. Nicole is the daughter of Don and Andrea Holden. Kelsie Bickett, a senior studying agricultural communication, will be working in Sen. David Perdue’s office. Kelsie is the daughter of Todd and Alisa Bickett. Katelin Benkoski, a senior studying animal science and agribusiness, will be working in Rep. Buddy Carter’s office. Katelin is the daughter of John and Julie Benkoski. Dowdy White, a senior studying agricultural communication, will be working in Rep. Sanford Bishop’s office. Dowdy is the son of Billy and Gwen White. Casey Chastain, a junior studying agricultural communication and education, will be working in Rep. Doug Collins’ office. Casey is the daughter of Brad and Lori Chastain. Ethan Perkins, a junior studying agricultural communication, will be working in Rep. Rick Allen’s office. Ethan is the son of Emory and Kristie Perkins. The Congressional Agricultural Fellowship is made available through the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Deans’ Promise program. A collection of enrichment opportunities ranging from internships to study abroad opportunities, the Deans’ Promise program encourages CAES students to take advantage of unique, out-of-the-classroom opportunities during their time in college. For more information on the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the Deans’ Promise or other opportunities available to UGA students, visit caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

State announces $2.75 million in transportation (bike/ped) grants

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas today announced that 21 Vermont communities will receive a combined $2.75 million for transportation enhancement projects These grants provide seed money to towns and cities across Vermont so communities can complete important transportation projects they otherwise might not be able to afford, Douglas said. The projects not only improve our existing transportation system, but they provide a significant contribution to the state s economy.The 2009 process was quite competitive and saw 38 applications with funding requests totaling over $4.5 million. Grant applications were reviewed by VTrans to affirm project eligibility, and then were considered by a grant committee which made the awards. VTrans staff provides technical and limited project assistance to grant recipients.More than half of the awards and nearly two-thirds of the funding went to pedestrian/bicycle projects. Most of the remaining awards were given to either environmentally sensitive projects such as stormwater mitigation, restoring an historic building for a welcome center and acquisition of a scenic easement. Next week is our annual Way-to-Go Week and I hope that all Vermonters will join in our effort to reduce our carbon footprint, said Governor Douglas. Last year, Vermonters saved over 200,000 pounds of pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Let s work together to do even better this year. These enhancement awards will help our communities provide more opportunities to Vermonters to ride their bike or walk to school, work and stores.Since 1995, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) has annually awarded enhancement grants to communities and non-profit organizations for a wide range of federally-eligible projects such as restoring historic buildings, rebuilding and extending sidewalks, enhancing the environment, improving hiking and biking trails, purchasing scenic easements and repairing historic bridges.Since the program s inception, more than 300 grant awards have been made to Vermont communities totaling over $40 million.Specific questions about the Transportation Enhancements Grant Program may be answered by calling Curtis Johnson at 828-0583.last_img read more

Gov. Cuomo Calls For Coal Phase-Out In New York

first_imgGov. Cuomo Calls For Coal Phase-Out In New York FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Utility Dive:New York made waves yesterday when it unveiled a slate of clean energy proposals that sets the highest energy storage mandate in the country. Cuomo wants to commit at least $200 million from the NY Green Bank for storage investments that will help integrate renewable energy. The plan is to roll out 1,500 MW of energy storage by 2025. Cuomo’s proposal also calls for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to invest at least $60 million through storage pilots and activities to reduce barriers to deploying energy storage, including permitting, customer acquisition, interconnection and financing costs.But the energy package is also being framed as a boon to the state’s economy. Cuomo wants the state to employ 30,000 workers to establish New York as a home to the clean tech industry — a goal that he says could produce $2 billion in “energy value” to the state.The proposal would also develop a solar program for 10,000 low-income residents, with NYSERDA utilizing its purchasing power to secure community solar subscriptions and provide them at zero cost.Cuomo will also direct the N.Y. Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to launch a rulemaking this year to implement the 30% reduction in the carbon dioxide emissions cap announced by the RGGI states last summer. Those changes would include revisions to cover peaking units that collectively exceed RGGI’s capacity threshold of 25 MW. Cuomo also indicated his office would work with RGGI states and potential new partners in Virginia and New Jersey to broaden the compact’s reach.To “immediately reduce emissions” from the state’s highest-polluting power plants, Cuomo also directed the DEC to propose complementary reforms to decrease emissions of smog-forming pollutants from peaking units, and to adopt regulations ending the use of coal in the state’s power plants by 2020.More: New York clean energy proposal seeks 1.5 GW of storage, coal phaseoutlast_img read more