first_img Sutton Foster Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 10, 2014 Alexander Gemignani Violet To celebrate, resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson sketched this portrait of two-time Tony winner Foster as Violet, Alexander Gemignani as Father, Colin Donnell as Monty and Joshua Henry as Flick. Additional cast members include Emerson Steele, Charlie Pollock, Ben Davis, Annie Golden, Anastaćia McCleskey and Rema Webb. Let Sutton Foster sing! The Roundabout production of Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley’s Violet opens officially on April 20, directed by Leigh Silverman. Related Shows View All (4)center_img Joshua Henry wishes the company of Violet a very happy opening. Whether you’re in Spruce Pine, Tulsa or anywhere in between, hop on a bus and catch the tuner at the American Airlines Theatre! About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Colin Donnell View Comments Star Fileslast_img read more

first_img View Comments Duncan Macmillan’s hit U.K. play Every Brilliant Thing will make its North American premiere at the Barrow Street Theatre. Co-written by and featuring Jonny Donahoe, the production will play a limited 16-week engagement off-Broadway. Performances will begin on December 6, with opening night set for December 14. 1. Ice cream, 2. Water fights, 3. Things with stripes, 4. Christopher Walken’s voice, 5. Rollercoasters. In Every Brilliant Thing, a young boy attempts to ease his mother’s depression by creating a list of all the best things in the world. Everything worth living for. Through adulthood, as the list grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life. The new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love will be directed by George Perrin. Related Shows Every Brilliant Thing Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015last_img read more

first_imgBroadway’s favorite dog lover Bernadette Peters stopped by the fourth hour of The Today Show on July 31. Of course, she didn’t go alone; joining her were three adorable pups—Palmer, Marty and Russell (all up for adoption!). The Tony winner shared her inspiration for her latest children’s book Stella and Charlie: Friend Forever, and admitted just how strong her love for dogs is: “I understand what a womanizer is because I’m a doganizer.” And for the record, Peters is #TeamPatti: “We’re on stage to make an experience for an audience…if you don’t come in with that expectation, you’re ruining it for everybody.” Turn your phone off and check out the interview below! View Commentslast_img

first_imgDisasters are more preventable when the right questions are asked by the right people at the right time. Most of us have heard stories about boards dismissed due to mismanagement and CEOs being asked to leave because of mistakes that were made that should have been better managed. Yet, overplayed diplomacy, social loafing, silent disagreement, and groupthink impedes curiosity, rigorous dialogue, and futuristic and strategic thinking in any room, including the boardroom and executive suite.CEOs might cringe when I suggest that board members ask more questions, articulate powerful statements, and be inquisitive. A high-performing board member knows when and how to ask the right questions at the right time. Most often, the right questions are strategic in nature, clarifying, or sense making. For example, “If we continue with double-digit loan growth year after year, what does this mean to our risk position in three years?” That question produces a different quality of conversation in the boardroom than this question: “Should we contribute $500 or $750 to the Urban League?” Or, “What services will our members need in the next three years that we currently do not offer, and how will we be positioned to make those offers?” versus “Why is this budget item over by $3,000?”Here are recommended questions to ask regularly in the boardroom and executive suite. The more frequently we ask these questions, rather than once a year for a one-day strategic planning session, the greater the success will be for the membership.How certain are we of our conviction about the organizational values and vision?What gives us resilience and courage in the face of uncertainty and adversity?What talent do we need to ensure our membership thrives in the future?What are we doing well that aligns with our competitive advantage?What do we need to improve our abilities to move the organization forward?How do we keep ourselves motivated and encouraged?What questions should we ask to uncover our blind spots?How prepared are we to handle unanticipated complex problems that confront our organization?What are our beliefs about how the board should govern?What are our beliefs about how the CEO should lead?Where do we think the organization should be headed over the next ten years?Mood MattersA great conversation happens with the right questions, exchange of ideas, and productive moods. Check your intention and mood before diving deep into a tough question. Moods that are expansive, vulnerable, and curious make it easier to ask the right questions at the right time and will produce rich conversations and outstanding results. 40SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Deedee Myers Deedee Myers is founder and CEO of DDJ Myers, Ltd. and co-founder of the Advancing Leadership Institute. For the past 20 years, she has been passionate about establishing and developing … Web: Detailslast_img read more

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The huge popularity of the “Fixer Upper” TV show proves that people love to watch the pros take something dated and tired and turn it around complete with a big surprise reveal to the participants.That explains why the “Makeover” sessions at The Financial Brand Forum are crowd pleasers year after year. And it shows why many financial institutions apply to have their brand, website or branch network “made over.” Who wouldn’t want free advice from top experts in the field? But it does take some guts to put your institution under a spotlight, warts and all. And it also takes guts for the pros to present their recommendations to these institutions for the first time live on stage.Three makeovers took place live at The Forum this year, providing valuable take-aways for both the participants and the audience. All three are summarized here with additional commentary from interviews conducted by The Financial Brand.last_img read more

first_imgThe first indications of booking by Dutch tour operators for Croatia are at the level of last year, but the real period of more intensive booking is yet to come. The fair is intended for business and the general public, and as the CNTB points out, the first day of the fair showed great interest of the Dutch for Croatian destinations, especially for the Croatian camping segment. The Croatian National Tourist Board presents the Croatian tourist offer at the Vakantiebeurs fair, which takes place in the Dutch city of Utrecht from 9 to 13 January.  In addition to the Croatian National Tourist Board, 14 co-exhibitors present their offer at the fair: Šibenik-Knin and Zadar County Tourist Boards, Krk Tourist Board, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Maistra, KUH, Jadranka Camps, Camping – the best of Dalmatia, Cresanka, Solaris, Valalta , Hadria, Aminess Hotels & Campsites (Laguna Novigrad) and Plitvice Holiday Resort (Rotokor). “We are extremely pleased with the growing interest of airlines in Croatia, as evidenced by the announcement of the introduction of as many as three new airlines from the Netherlands to Croatia, more precisely to Zadar in 2019. These are the Transavia line that will connect Zadar with Rotterdam, ie the announced Ryanair line that would connect Zadar with Eindhoven and the Easyjet line that would connect Zadar with Amsterdam. “, isaid Ivan Novak, Director of the CNTB Representation for the Benelux countries. “The season of presenting the Croatian tourist offer at the most important fairs from key emitting markets begins with the appearance at the fair in Utrecht. During 2019, the Croatian National Tourist Board will organize the presentation of the Croatian tourist offer at a total of 22 fairs, of which at 17 general and five specialized fairs, including three nautical and two camping fairs.”, said the director of the CNTB Kristjan Staničić, adding that in 2018 there were almost 500 thousand arrivals from the Dutch market and about 3,2 million overnight stays, which compared to 2017 represents a growth of 9 percent in arrivals and 5 percent in overnight stays.  center_img Three new airlines have been announced from the Netherlands for this year More than 1000 exhibitors exhibit at the Vakantiebeurs, and the fair is visited by an average of around 110.000 visitors. About 60 percent of visitors cite the fact that they have not yet booked their vacation as the main reason for visiting the fair, and 50 percent of them visit the fair to get inspiration. As part of the Utrecht fair, numerous meetings are held at the Croatian stand with representatives of tour operators, travel agencies and airlines such as TUI, Thomas Cook, Transavia, D-Reizen, Rotterdam-The Hague Airport, the Association of Travel Counselors and others, as which discuss activities and cooperation in the coming period. Photo: HTZlast_img read more

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first_imgThe home at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.This four-bedroom home is on a private 1585sq m block backing on to a nature reserve.Owner Catherine Peel built the house at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing, 16 years ago.“I just wanted something that was comfortable to live in,” she said. “I love the openness of the home. It opens up well and catches the breezes.“After a busy day at work I can come home and breathe.“Being on a battleaxe block that backs on to a nature reserve, you don’t feel like you’re hemmed in by neighbours. The home at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.The spacious kitchen includes an electric cooktop, plenty of bench and cupboard space and a big pantry.There is also a double lockup garage, an electric gate, an alarm system and a 10,000-litre water tank.Ms Peel said the property was quiet and private. The home at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.“It’s very peaceful and when people come to visit, they comment on how quiet it is,” she said.“Because it’s not on the street, you don’t feel overlooked.“We get a lot of wildlife as well. There are plenty of birds that come to the garden and lizards that like to sun themselves on the driveway.”The home is walking distance from local shops, eateries, Aldi and Bunnings.center_img The home at 24 Lucy Drive, Edens Landing.“I can look out almost any window and see trees.”The lowset home has a master bedroom with a walk-in robe, airconditioning and an ensuite, and three additional bedrooms with built-in robes.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The family bathroom has a separate bath and shower and there is a separate toilet and laundry.There is an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area and a family room opening out to the big back patio.last_img read more

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he has some tough decisions to make ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup meeting with Everton after the injury toll mounted for the Premier League leaders. Midfielder Naby Keita became the latest player to be added to the injured list, having sustained a groin problem before Thursday’s 2-0 win over Sheffield United, which restored Liverpool’s 13-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool host Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton in the FA Cup third round With defenders Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne, midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Xherdan Shaqiri, Fabinho and forward Rhian Brewster all out, Klopp finds himself down to just 12 senior outfield players, plus new signing Takumi Minamino and a number of youth team members for the Merseyside derby. “I won’t tell Carlo Ancelotti my line-up, but I will do what I think is right to do,” said Klopp, who fielded a youth team in the League Cup quarter-final defeat at Aston Villa last month as his senior side were in Qatar winning the Club World Cup.Advertisement “Some things I can decide by myself, and some things the medical department will tell me. “I don’t know what the line-up will be at the moment, but it will be the best possible for us at the moment. Read Also: Ancelotti eager to reverse Everton’s derby-day fortunes “I’m pretty sure Carlo won’t make a lot of changes. He has started already really well and this is an opportunity for Everton to win at Anfield for the first time in a few years.” Everton, who suffered their first defeat under new manager Ancelotti at the hands of Manchester City on Wednesday, have not beaten Liverpool at Anfield since 1999. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… read more

first_img Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots will meet with Levy after Tottenham’s game against Norwich to try and work on finding an agreement between the two clubs. Loading… Christian Eriksen met with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy yesterday and reiterated that he wants to join Inter Milan this month, according to Sky in Italy.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Daycenter_img Read Also: Conte, Mourinho at war over Eriksen transferTottenham head coach Jose Mourinho confirmed in his press conference on Tuesday that no deal has been agreed with Inter for Eriksen and said the midfielder will be in the squad for their match against Norwich on Wednesday.But Inter Milan’s chief executive Giuseppe Marotta is optimistic the two clubs can agree a deal for Eriksen this month. He told Sky in Italy: “Eriksen is a fantastic player. We’re waiting and we’re still confident in this deal.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Inter made a renewed £11m plus bonuses offer for the Denmark international on Monday, but Spurs are holding out for their £17m valuation.The 27-year-old’s contract expires in the summer and he has been free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs since January 1.last_img read more