Ryann Redmond, Curtis Holbrook and More Complete Casting for New Musical If/Then, Starring Idina Menzel

first_img Related Shows Complete casting has been announced for the Broadway-bound musical If/Then, which will mark the Broadway return of Tony winner Idina Menzel when the show opens at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on March 27, 2014. Previews begin on March 4, following a world premiere out-of-town run at Washington, D.C.’s National Theatre in fall 2013.Joining previously announced stars Menzel, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, James Snyder, Jerry Dixon, former Broadway.com vlogger Jenn Colella, Jason Tam and Tamika Lawrence, the If/Then ensemble will include Joe Cassidy (Working), Miguel Cervantes (American Idiot), Curtis Holbrook (West Side Story), Stephanie Klemons (In The Heights), Tyler McGee (Ghost), former Broadway.com vlogger Ryann Redmond (Bring It On), Joe Aaron Reid (Catch Me If You Can) and Ann Sanders (Leap of Faith).The musical is set against the ever-shifting landscape of modern day Manhattan and tells the story of Elizabeth (Menzel), a woman on the verge of turning 40 who returns to New York City intent on finding a fresh start in life.If/Then features music, lyrics and book by Next to Normal writers Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, direction by Michael Greif, choreography by Larry Keigwin, set design by Mark Wendland, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Brian Ronan, musical direction by Carmel Dean and orchestrations by Kitt and Michael Starobin. Idina Menzel View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 Star Files If/Thenlast_img read more

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James Rebhorn, Phyllis Somerville & More to Lead Off-Broadway’s Too Much, Too Much, Too Many

first_img Somerville has appeared on Broadway in Once in a Lifetime and Over Here! and off-Broadway in Happiness, The Spitfire Grill, Hurricane, All My Sons, Marisol and Little Egypt. Rebhorn’s notable Broadway credits include Prelude to a Kiss, Twelve Angry Men, The Man Who Had All the Luck, I’m Not Rappaport, Our Town and Dinner at Eight. His big-screen credits include Scent of a Woman, Independence Day, Real Steel and The Game. Henderson appeared in The Whale, The Retributionists and The Collection and A Kind of Alaska off-Broadway. Kirby’s film and TV appearances include Mambo Italiano, Take This Waltz, Shattered Glass and The Samaritan. View Comments Big casting news from the Roundabout Theatre Company: Phyllis Somerville, Rebecca Henderson, James Rebhorn and Luke Kirby will lead the world premiere of Meghan Kennedy’s newest play Too Much, Too Much, Too Many. The latest off-Broadway offering from the company’s Roundabout Underground season tells the story a mother and daughter with a seriously unconventional relationship. Performances begin October 25, with an official opening on November 20 at the Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall) will direct the production, which is scheduled to play a limited engagement through January 5, 2014. Too Much, Too Much, Too Many features set design by Wilson Chin, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting design by Zach Blane and original music and sound by Broken Chord. Too Much, Too Much, Too Manycenter_img Too Much, Too Much, Too Many tells the story of Rose (Somerville), who, after the death of her husband, locks herself in her bedroom for the better part of a year, leaving her daughter Emma (Henderson) to take care of her through the closed door. When the church sends a pastor to try to coax Rose out of her room, he finds out that Rose isn’t the only person in the house using barriers to hide her true feelings. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2014last_img read more

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Family Resources in Orange County

first_imgPicking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier.American Red Crosswww.redcross.org The Red Cross helps members of the military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with and respond to the challenges of military service.The American Red Cross offers confidential services to all members of the military, veterans and their families by connecting them with local, state and national resources through the network of chapters in communities across the United States and offices on military installations worldwide.Local Red Cross offices develop and maintain relationships with key community partners. Military families rely on the Red Cross to help them identify their needs and connect them to the most appropriate Red Cross and community resources. This essential Red Cross service includes responding to emergency needs for food, clothing and shelter, referrals to counseling services (e.g., financial, legal, mental health), respite care for caregivers and other resources that meet the unique needs of local military members, veterans and their families.The American Red Cross Emergency Communications Center is available to help 24/7. Call 877-272-7337 or submit an online request at https://saf.redcross.org/css.Armed Services YMCAwww.asymca.org The ASYMCA is made up of 13 branches and about 20 affiliate locations at local Y’s and on some DOD facilities across the U.S.It makes military life easier by providing programs and services to the young men and women of all five armed services: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.ASYMCA programs, services and events are designed to help the family come together, stay together and have the ability to adjust, bounce back and thrive wherever the services send them — with a particular focus on junior enlisted men and women, the individuals on the front lines of defending our nation. Programs are offered at low cost and require no dues or membership fees.Signature programs include Angels of the Battlefield Awards Gala, Art and Essay Contest, Military Family Month, Operation Hero, Operation Holiday Joy, Operation Kid Comfort, Operation Outdoors, Operation Ride Home, Parent and Me, Teddy’s Child Watch and YMCA/DOD Military Outreach Initiative.Find ASYMCA locations by visiting www.asymca.org/locations.Child Care Awarewww.childcareaware.org Improving access to affordable, quality child care is one of Child Care Aware of America’s top goals. Search the site’s “State by State Resources for Families” to connect with national organizations and associations that provide information for parents regarding child development, parenting, and child care concerns and questions.The site has information on the different types of child care and how to choose the right child care for your family. Financial resources include a child care budgeting calculator and information on federal and state fee assistance. There’s also a special section for military and DOD families with links to military child care cost assistance. To speak with a specialist about military and DOD child care programs, call 800-424-2246, option 6.New York State Office of Children and Family Serviceshttp://ocfs.ny.gov OCFS aims to improve the integration of services for New York’s children, youth, families and vulnerable populations; to promote their development; and to protect them from violence, neglect, abuse and abandonment. The agency provides a system of family support, juvenile justice, child care and child welfare services that promote the safety and well-being of children and adults. OCFS is responsible for programs and services involving foster care, adoption and adoption assistance, child protective services, preventive services for children and families, services for pregnant adolescents and protective programs for vulnerable adults.The Spring Valley Regional Office serving Orange County is at 11 Perlman Drive – Pascack Plaza. Contact Child Care Services at 845-708-2400. Contact Child Welfare Services at 845-708-2498.Orange County Department of Social Services11 Quarry Road, Box ZGoshen, NY 10924 845-291-4000www.orangecountygov.com/680/Social-Services The Orange County Department of Social Services provides temporary help to eligible individuals and families with social service and financial needs to assist them with leading safe, healthy and independent lives. The department administers some programs and initiatives, including the Summer Food Service Program that provides free meals during the summer for children under 18 and disabled young adults enrolled in school curricula.Military OneSourcewww.militaryonesource.mil Military OneSource is your central hub and go-to place for the military community. Get to know your benefits and prepare for the big stuff — deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement and more. Browse by topic or search for that strangely specific question you want to know more about. No matter where military life takes you, with Military OneSource you’ll always be in the loop.Operation Homefrontwww.operationhomefront.org Operation Homefront assists military families during difficult financial times by providing food assistance, auto and home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, moving assistance, essential home items and rent-free transitional housing for wounded veterans and their families.Helping military families gain long-term stability is a specific concern for Operation Homefront. Homes on the Homefront awards mortgage-free homes, affecting veteran families for generations to come. The caregivers for wounded warriors also need help, and that is why Hearts of Valor exists.Operation Homefront’s annual gala recognizes amazing military kids. The organization also hosts many Homefront Celebrations, Star-Spangled Baby Showers, Back-to-School Brigades and Holiday Meals for Military events each year to show appreciation to military spouses.Visit Operation Homefront online for more information.United Service Organizationwww.uso.org Since 1941, the USO has kept our military men and women connected to their families, home and country no matter where they are or under what conditions they serve. Programs for military families include Couples Seminars: Stronger Families, Comfort Crew for Military Kids, Operation That’s My Dress, United Through Reading, Baby Showers: USO and What to Expect Present Special Delivery, and The Sesame Street/USO Experience.The USO also provides transition services to support Americans’ return to civilian life after completing their military service. For more information, go to www.uso.org/programs/uso-pathfinder.Visit the USO’s website to find a location near you.last_img read more

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Forces

first_imgThe Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies is a U.S. Department of Defense institute at Fort DeRussy in Waikiki that addresses regional and global security issues. Military and civilian representatives, predominantly from the U.S. and Asia-Pacific nations, participate in a comprehensive program of executive education, professional exchanges and outreach events, both in Hawaii and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.The center supports the U.S. Pacific Command by developing and sustaining relationships among security practitioners and national security establishments throughout the region. The APCSS’s mission is to build capacities and communities of interest by educating, connecting and empowering security practitioners to advance Asia-Pacific security. It is one of the Department of Defense’s five regional security studies centers.Visit APCSS online at:www.apcss.orgwww.facebook.com/DKIAPCSSwww.twitter.com/APCSSMore information is available by calling or emailing:Main: 808-971-8900Public Affairs: 808-971-8916, pao@apcss.orgAdmissions: 808-971-8917, admissionsdept@apcss.orgRegistrar: 808-971-4059, registrarbranch@apcss.orgAlumni: 808-564-5077, alumnidivision@apcss.orgCollege: 808-971-8963, css@apcss.netlast_img read more

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Family, Children and Child Care Services

first_imgBabysitters, Nannies, Child Care and Senior Home Carewww.care.comFind family care with this website that will allow you to search for local caregivers for children, adults/seniors, pets and even housekeepers for your home.Or you can post a caregiver job and the let the applicants find you — guaranteed responses within three days. Access to background checks, references and reviews helps you to make hiring decisions with confidence.The site also provides helpful information such as how much to pay a baby sitter, how to interview a pet sitter and how to find a tutor or after-school activity for your student.Child Care Awarewww.childcareaware.orgImproving access to affordable, quality child care is one of Child Care Aware of America’s top goals. Search the site’s “State by State Resources for Families” to connect with national organizations and associations that provide information for families regarding child development, parenting, and child care concerns and questions.Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.Utah Department of Human Services195 N. 1950 WSalt Lake City, UT 84116 801-538-4171www.hs.utah.govThe mission of the Department of Human Services is to help Utahns live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities. More than 4,000 employees statewide assist residents in divisions of aging and adult services, child and family services, juvenile justice services, services for people with disabilities, and substance abuse and mental health services.Child & Family Services Department of Human Services195 N. 1950 WSalt Lake City, UT 84116 801-538-4100www.dcfs.utah.govThe Utah Division of Child and Family Services strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe. The agency offers a multitude of services, including child abuse and neglect prevention education and outreach, investigations of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence counseling and shelters, foster care for children who cannot remain safely in their home, adoption services for children who cannot be returned to their biological parents and more. For more information, call the division or visit its website online.Ogden DCFS950 E. 25th St., Suite COgden, UT 84401 801-629-5800Bountiful DCFS57 W. 200 NBountiful, UT 84010 801-397-7640Clearfield DCFS1350 E. 1450 SClearfield, UT 84015 801-776-7300last_img read more

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10th Special Forces Group

first_imgThe 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the history of the United States Army Special Forces are intertwined, since the group is the oldest Special Forces Group in the Army.The establishment of the Group on June 19, 1952, was also the establishment of Special Forces. The history of the group begins with the formation of the Office of Strategic Services under the command of Brig. Gen. William O. “Wild Bill” Donovan in 1942. Its missions took the unit behind enemy lines in every theater of operations during World War II. Americans, British, French, Belgians, Dutch, South Africans, New Zealanders and Canadians all filled the ranks of the OSS. In France, small elements called “Jedburgh teams” were employed to assist the allied landings and subsequent breakouts at both Normandy and Provence.The official lineage and colors of the group go back to the 1st Special Service Force, a joint U.S.-Canadian Army force established in 1942, at Fort William Henry Harrison in Helena, Mont., for the conduct of winter commando-type operations in Europe.The 10th SFG(A) is assigned to the U.S. Army’s Special Forces Command in Fort Bragg, N.C., but headquartered at Fort Carson. The approximate 2,000 Soldiers assigned to the 10th SFG(A) train for and conduct combat, unconventional warfare, special reconnaissance and foreign internal defense missions.The 10th SFG(A) consists of the Group Headquarters, the Group Support Battalion and four combat battalions; three are based at Fort Carson and one battalion is forward deployed to Panzer Kaserne in Stuttgart, Germany.last_img read more

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Yowch! Prices Announced for London 2012 Olympic Track Cycling Events

first_imgLondon 2012 Velodrome impression (picture credit – London 2012)Y’all better start putting the pennies away if you’re hoping to grab a ticket for track cycling events at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The organisers have clearly marked track cycling events as a big attraction for the games and have priced accordingly. The most expensive tickets will be £325 ($520), for the best seats at the final, while the cheapest will be a not inconsiderable £50 ($80).It’s not altogether surprising: track cycling was dominated by the UK in Beijing, and is one of the host country’s stated targets this time around. But with the Aussies so strong (particularly at the recently finished Commonwealth Games, where they won 12 of the 14 available golds), and US talent Taylor Phinney (hopefully) taking to the boards, even for the unbiased, it looks like one of 2012’s highlights.Ticket’s aren’t yet available, but you can sign up here http://www.tickets.london2012.com/ to register your interest in purchasing one when they go on sale next MarchAnd, for those of you who prefer your cycling events free, try coming to watch the road race on Surrey’s famous Box Hill – the road race will only be ticketed near the end, on the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace, organisers say.Or stay at home and watch from the vélo chair!Big thanks to road.cc for the heads-up.last_img read more

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Fun Stuff for Bike Shop Owners, Employees

first_imgHeaded to DealerCamp this week? Greg Lemond would like to ride with you and chat up his sweet Revolution Trainer. Line up a bike to test, he’ll be rolling out at 10am on Tuesday and Thursday.Interbike will be offering free ice cream, coffee and beer at the Outdoor Demo this year.Once you’ve recovered from the desert heat, there’s the annual cyclocross party that is CrossVegas. Registration opens August 2nd. All fields are limited to 100 racers. Get signed up on crossvegas.com for the Wheelers & Dealers race or jump into one of the following:Feedback Sports will present the new Mechanics challenge to the Wheelers & Dealers race, getting the wrenches out from the pits and onto the bikes. “We needed to share some love with the guys who keep the wheels turning and make the service departments profitable for retailers,” said Brook Watts, CrossVegas organizer.Raleigh USA will also be presenting the second annual singlespeed Cyclocross race there.last_img read more

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GOrilla gets fancy with Swiss lugged track Nash and Kashimax saddles

first_imgGOrilla urban cycling is a mostly utilitarian bike company based in Zurich, and even though most of their frames are Italian-made they manage to still be pretty reasonably priced. A lot of that is a result of a pared down aesthetic with basic paint and the desire to keep things simple that leans them towards a lot of fixed-geared or internally-geared hub city bikes. But that is thrown out the window with the Swiss-made retro-lugged Nash track frameset. Spin past the break for a closer look… Gorilla’s first lugged track frame, the bike takes its name from a limited run of the Nash lugset from the 1970s. The frame is then built with traditional road Columbus tubing, brazed in Zürich and finished in Berne. The Nash lugs feature some pretty unique shapes with a large hexagonal bottom bracket shell and flat sides on the seat lug that provide a nice base for some GOrilla-branding engraving. The bike sticks with a 1″ threadless fork with a matching rounded point crown, a BSA bottom bracket, and 27.2mm seatpost. The 2750 CHF (~2500€/$2750) Nash frameset comes in standard geometry, but is made to order so does offer a good bit of customization like sizing (within the lugs range), rear spacing, and braze-ons. It also uses a brake bridge and a drilled crown to keep city riding functionality and the ability to run brakes. Frames are around 1750g painted, with another 850g for the fork with Campagnolo fork tips.If a GOrilla sounds nice, but the Nash is too steep, their standard Italian-welded Hattara frameset is a more reasonable 845 CHF (~780€/$850).Gorilla also recently teased us with news of a collaboration with Japanese saddle maker Kashima. The GOrilla x Kashimax deal could bring a bit better access to the sought after saddles at least in Europe. We don’t have many details, other than to say that three shapes of the classically padded saddles are expected to be available including the Aero (AX), the self named Kashimax (KX), and what may be the FiveGold (FG), each one in several of the almost 70 standard covers of the long running Japanese saddle maker.GOrillaBicycles.comlast_img read more

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FSA sets a countdown timer for WE electronic group release

first_imgWhile they’re not exactly saying WE is actually the electronic group, we’ve already been told that they’ll be announcing it at Eurobike. And we’ve seen some very finished looking parts on several teams’ Tour de France bikes. So, if our guess is correct, WE is the new FSA electronic drivetrain, and it’s coming on August 30th. We’ll be there to cover it, but in the meantime, any guesses on the acronym? Winning Essence? Wireless Electronic?last_img

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