Sebastian Arcelus & More to Lay Down the Law in John Grisham’s A Time to Kill on Broadway

first_img Arcelus will play attorney Jack Brigance, a role he played in the Arena Stage world premiere of A Time to Kill in 2011. Set in Ford County, Mississippi, A Time to Kill tells the emotional story of a young, idealistic lawyer (Arcelus) who defends a black man, Carl Lee Hailey (John Douglas Thompson), for taking the law into his own hands following an unspeakable crime committed against his young daughter. The small town is thrown into upheaval as Jack finds himself arguing against the formidable district attorney, Rufus Buckley, and goes under attack from both sides of a racially divided city. Fred Dalton Thompson will play Judge Noose. Grisham’s 1989 novel was adapted into a major motion picture in 1996, starring Matthew McConaughey, Samuel L. Jackson, Sandra Bullock and Kevin Spacey. View Comments Sebastian Arcelus A Time To Kill features set design by James Noone, costume design by David Woolard, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Lindsay Jones and projection design by Jeff Sugg. Fred Dalton Thompson Star Files John Douglas Thompson A Time To Kill Arcelus has appeared on Broadway in Elf, Jersey Boys, Good Vibrations, Rent and Wicked. He currently plays newspaper editor Lucas Goodwin on the Netflix TV series House of Cards, and will continue to be a series regular while rehearsing and performing A Time to Kill. Arcelus’ additional film and TV credits include Person of Interest, The Last Day of August and Winx Club. Fred Dalton Thompson will make his Broadway debut in A Time To Kill. His film credits include Marie, No Way Out and The Hunt for Red October. He played New York District Attorney Arthur Branch on TV’s Law & Order. John Douglas Thompson appeared in Julius Caesar and Cyrano de Bergerac on Broadway. His film and TV credits include The Bourne Legacy and Michael Clayton. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 17, 2013 Order in the court! Sebastian Arcelus, Fred Dalton Thompson and John Douglas Thompson will star in the Broadway stage adaptation of John Grisham’s bestselling courtroom novel A Time to Kill. Adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes and directed by Ethan McSweeny, the previously announced production begins performances September 28, with an official opening night set for October 20 at the Golden Theatre. Additional casting will be announced shortly.last_img read more

Patti LuPone to Bring Expanded Two-Act Far Away Places Concert to Carnegie Hall

first_img Far Away Places features a five-piece band and a set list including contemporary songs, Broadway tunes and popular cabaret songs from the ’30s and ’40s. LuPone opened the Times Square supper club 54 Below with a one-act concert version in June 2012. The show was brought back for multiple encore engagements and then recorded live and released by Broadway Records. Patti LuPone Star Files Two-time Tony winner and four-time Audience Choice Award winner Patti LuPone is bringing an expanded, two-act version of her acclaimed 54 Below show Far Away Places to New York’s Carnegie Hall on November 7, according to her website. A Best Actress Tony winner for Evita and Gypsy, LuPone has received additional Tony nominations for The Robber Bridegroom, Anything Goes, Sweeney Todd and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Her most recent Broadway appearance was in David Mamet’s The Anarchist. This fall, LuPone will co-star on the FX series American Horror Story: Coven.center_img Get a sampling of Far Away Places in the video below. In addition to the Carnegie Hall engagement, LuPone is launching an extended concert tour that includes Far Away Places, Acts 1 & 2, Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda…Played That Part, Gypsy in My Soul and An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin. View Commentslast_img read more

Wanna Be a Broadway Legend? Marilu Henner Tells You How in Chicago ‘Funny or Die’ Spoof

first_img Chicago View Comments Related Shows If you’ve ever sat in the audience at a Broadway show and wondered what it takes to become the next Marilu Henner, this video is required viewing. According to the “Broadway legend and household name,” all you need to do is star in a little show called Chicago. The longest-running American musical has produced such Broadway legends as Ashlee Simpson, Wendy Williams, Michelle Williams (you know, the one from “the three Beyonces?”) and even Henner herself—but sorry, not Big Bird. Click below to find out why Chicago is like Dancing With the Stars for Broadway, and why you’re guaranteed a Tony (Danza, that is), if you agree to star in the show! from $49.50last_img read more

HED Vanquish GP lowers price on US-made, next gen wide aero road wheels

first_imgHED adds to their fast Vanquish aero carbon wheel family with two updated Grand Prix disc brake wheelsets, saving the modern road rider some cash. Made entirely in the US, the new 40mm deep V4GP & 60mm deep V6GP get full carbon, tubeless-ready aerodynamic rims designed for low drag figures with up to 28mm tires, with a more affordable wheel builds…HED Vanquish Grand Prix aero carbon road wheelsc. HEDHED’s carbon GP wheels use the same rim shapes as the original Vanquish, updating the modern road racer for wide tire aerodynamics. They’re a further nail in the coffin of conventionally minded skinny tire riders, HED says the new V4GP & V6GP also clock in low drag numbers across 23-28mm tires thanks to their wider rim profile.Both rim depths share the same maximal 30mm outside width, and a hooked 21mm internal bead, and can be set up tubeless to lower rolling resistance as well.HED V4GP detailsNow cheaper than the original Vanquish, the new Vanquish GP wheels share the same rim profiles, with lower cost GP Disc hubsets & lower prices bladed Sapim spokes. The V4GP uses a 40mm deep, 30mm wide aero profile, with claimed wheel weights of 770g front & 919g rear (1689g wheelset), adding just 178g over the more expensive V4.HED V6GP detailsThe V4GP gets the same cost trimming measures in a more aero 60mm depth, again 30mm wide, with claimed wheel weights of 790g front & 940g rear (1730g wheelset), just 99g more than the V6. The deeper 80mm V8 does not get a low cost GP version.Both depth wheelsets share the same pricing – $950 for front wheels & $1000 for the rear – mix & match or buy them as paired wheelsets. Front & rear are built 2X with 24 J-bend black Sapim XC-Sprint bladed spokes, alloy nipples, and matte black HED GP alloy hubs. The centerlock HED GP hubs are available with QR, 12mm & 15mm thru-axles up front and 12mm thru or QR in the back. The lower cost hubs (vs. the 545 hubs on the premium Vanquish) feature 4-pawls & 27 tooth engagement, and they are available with just Shimano HG or SRAM XDR freehub bodies.The carbon HED Vanquish GP rims are still manufactured in Minnesota, then hand built into complete wheels. HED recommends them for use with 23-45mm wide tiresHEDcycling.comlast_img read more

Sweet Wood Bicycle

first_imgWhile we’re anxiously awaiting the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in February, the Japanese iteration begins this Friday and will feature this handsome entry from shipbuilder Sueshiro Sano.The bike features wood seat, post, handlebar/stem and frame…oh, and wheels…all handmade by Sano.Check out the full story on  Sure beats these “handmade” wood bikes.last_img

Zipp Intros Stealth Beyond Black Components, New Seatposts and Handlebar

first_imgFor 2012, Zipp Speed Weaponry will offer a new Beyond Black finish (foreground) available on all Service Course SL parts, which gives them a stealthy laser etched logo rather than their standard white (background). They’ll include anodized dark gray Ti bolts, too. Same price as regular. The color scheme conveniently matches up with SRAM’s Red Black group so you can put together a totally murdered out ride without ever leaving the SRAM family.Beyond colors, they have a new short-reach bar and several new and revised seat posts, right after the break… The new Service Course CSL contour short reach handlebar. It has just a 70mm reach and 128mm drop on all four widths. Weight is 290g. It has a flat top like their regular Carbon Contour SL bar, and it’s available in a Beyond Black option as well.New 0mm offset seatposts for the SC and SC SL lines (center two posts).The SL Speed is an all new carbon seatpost with 20mm offset (right hand side on both pics above). It comes in at a claimed 185g for the 330×27.2, also available in a 31.6 diameter. Top caps are available in white or red, but they’re purely cosmetic.Combined with their long, rounded top clamp, all of their posts offer about 20mm of horizontal adjustment because it has a lot of rearward support for the seat rail.Also check out their new 303 Firecrest wheels shown at Eurobike here.last_img read more

2013 Schwalbe Tires – Full 29er, 650B MTB, Enduro Offerings, New Ultremo Road Tubeless,…

first_imgThe new Rocket Ron, above and below, will be available in all three mountain bike tire sizes. The V-Groove feature is the three slits on each tread block. This has the seemingly disparate benefits of giving the tread blocks more surface area for better grip without degrading the strength of the block. The “V” refers to the shape of the slit.The subtly textured sidewall also provides a bit more protection for the 127tip casing. The tread pattern is slightly revised, and block height was reduced a bit. Combined, they measured the 15% reduction in rolling resistance. Overall weight remains within 5g of the original. It’ll be available in a 26×1.85 (385g), 26×2.1 (435g), 26×2.25 (470g), 27.5×2.25 (TBD), 700×33 (295g cyclocross), 29×2.1 (TBD, new size) and 29×2.25 (525g).All sizes and weights are for Evolution, some sizes also available in Active and Performance.The new Hans Dampf Super Gravity is their “tough as a downhill tire, light as a freeride tire” entry designed for enduro racing. While a 1000g “light” tire may not tickle XC folks’ fancies, Schwalbe says that’s about 800g less than a full on DH tire with tube. For anyone that climbs before their shred session, it’s a good thing, and for actual DH bikes, that’s a 1,600g reduction in unsprung mass. The Hans Dampf gets all-around Snakeskin rubber-on-kevlar production on the folding, tubeless-ready carcass. It’ll be available with their Triple Star Compounds (Pace Star, Trail Star and Vert Star).At left, the Hans Dampf Super Gravity tread pattern. Red is their standard casing material, yellow is the Snakeskin sidewall. What’s new is that it runs on the sidewall, around the bead and all the way around to the other side. This helps prevent punctures and cuts. The blue is flexible rubber insert that helps stiffen the sidewall, much like a DH tire. Essentially, it’s a dual ply sidewall with a single ply tread body, all sandwiched together for a very tough tire. While things like Megavalanche and enduros aren’t huge in the US, many Europeans racing them tend to run DH tires to deal with the jagged rocks and punishing terrain. This tire is designed to provide the protection and durability for such things without a punitive weight.Cosmetically, all of their tires get a slightly new font in a slightly darker gray so it won’t stand out quite so much. They’ll also better feature labeling on the sidewall to clearly, quickly illustrate the benefits and nice, graphical boxes.For the 650B stuff, here’s the sizes that’ll be on offer at launch:Hans Dampf – 27.5 x 2.35 (regular and Super Gravity) (TBD g)Knobby Nic – 27.5 x 2.35 (TBD g)Racing Ralph – 27.5 x 2.25 (530g)Rocket Ron – 27.5 x 2.25 (TBD g)Rapid Rob – 27.5 x 2.25 (TBD g)All tires mentioned here exclusive of the Racing Ralph 650B in the original tread pattern will be available around September,  including the road tires below. The new Racing Ralph tread pattern will make its way to all three sizes for fall…they almost did away with that size until the sudden boom in interest for 650B / 27.5 convinced them to keep it (and expand!).2013 SCHWALBE ROAD TIRESOn the pavement, the Ultremo ZX gets a tubeless option. Schwalbe says developing tubeless road tires is far tougher than for the dirt because of the higher air pressures. Their goals, beyond making them safe, included being able to seal and seat them using only a floor pump, make them mount easy and keep the weight in check. With the Ultremo ZX Tubeless, they claim to have created a very durable, safe tire with extremely low rolling resistance. Rolling resistance is decreased because there’s no longer friction between tube and tire during deformation. Schwalbe says the tubeless tire’s rolling resistance is the lowest of any tire they’ve ever made, including their ultralight Ultremo ZLX and tubulars.The safety part comes from a) the tire staying on the rim, pretty important, but also b) not allowing sudden air loss. Particularly on the front, a blown tube can drop psi quickly enough to cause a loss of control. Like on a mountain bike tire, the use of a little sealant will slow air’s escape, letting you roll to a stop under control. It also eliminates any chance of a snake bite puncture, and (again, like mountain bike tubeless) reduces the likelihood of cut and puncture flats when used with sealant.Perhaps most significantly, these road tubeless tires are designed with racing in mind. RadioShack-Nissan-Trek’s Cancellara has been racing it in several prologues. The Ultremo ZX Tubeless is a true tubeless tire, meaning you don’t need sealant because it has a full butyl liner. It’s still recommended, but not necessary. This is in contrast to “tubeless ready” which doesn’t have the butyl liner and requires sealant.Part of making it race ready is the weight. Their goal was sub-300g, and claimed weight is 295g for the 700×23. Other sizes may be added in the future depending on demand, and tubeless may make its way to some of their other tires, too.If you’re not quite sold on Road Tubeless yet, the Ultremo ZX gets a new with V-Guard. The “V” stands for both Velocity and Vectran. The Vectran is a 2-layer puncture resistant belt and replaces the woven aramid fabric. They claim it improves cut resistance by 35% and reduces rolling resistance a whopping 25%.If you’re more concerned with aesthetics than performance, there’s also a new white Ultremo road tire. Even Schwalbe admits their black/black compound combo is the grippiest and most durable, but daaaang do these look tight. If white’s not your thing, they still offer their full rainbow of colors.OTHER COOL STUFFSchwalbe’s been making bike tires since 1973, and that’s all they make. Unlike Kenda, Maxxis, etc., they don’t make tires for cars, ATV’s or anything else. Just bikes. They own their own factory in Jakarta and make all of their tubulars in house. The location puts their factory in close proximity to the rubber plantations, which reduces shipping (fuel, pollution, etc. – yay!).They sent along a full presentation on their handmade tubulars, here’s some pics:Threads are spooled on the silver drum into a sheet, then latex is poured on and smoothed to create the base carcass.Two sheets of carcass are connected.The tread is laid upside down/inside out on a form (light gray), a puncture protection belt is glued into the center of it (black with red laser guide) then the carcass is glued onto it.An extruded latex tube inside the tire gives them an even sidewall thickness and better air retention. They use a removable valve core to let you use their Doc Blue or any other sealant to help prevent flats. Every tube is filled and tested for 24 hours before being sewn into the tubularThe edges are folded and sewn over each other, then the tube is inserted under a fabric cover.The carcass is sewn shut around the tube, then the base tape (center) is glued over the seam. Voila, a tubular tire.Each tire is mounted, inflated and checked for “run out” to test for any bulges and make sure it’s round. For mountain bikes, Schwalbe is bringing a ton of options for both sizes of bigger wheels for 2013. Their complete range will be available in 29er sizes, and 650B fans, new or old, will get to choose from Racing Ralph, Rocket Ron, Knobby Nic, Hans Dampf and Rapid Rob (all shown above). The only one missing is Furious Fred.Schwalbe’s MTB lineup falls into three categories: Active, Performance and Evolution. The budget Active line gets a new KevlarGuard standard protection belt. The Performance line gets a new dual compound tread as standard feature and is designed for the average enthusiast rider. The Evolution line remains unchanged as their premium offering.The Rocket Ron is a great all-around tire (we’re testing a set now), hooking up well in both wet and dry conditions. But there were a few complaints Schwalbe heard: It was hard to get the bead to seat, and wet root performance could be improved. The new Rocket Ron gets a 15% reduction in rolling resistance, stronger tread blocks with a new V-Groove and a new textured sidewall. The latter is said to make tubeless mounting super easy and reduces sealant bleeding through the sidewall by adding a bit more rubber to the outside. Click through for pics and more…last_img read more

Cannondale Quick flat bar road hybrid gets leaner & faster

first_imgThe Quick will be available in eight models from a starting price of just $400 for the Shimano Acer 3×7 Quick 8 build with the base frame, all the way up to $1,200 for the top end Quick 1 Disc with a 105 double. In between there are mostly Shimano double and triple drivetrains, with the exception of the 1×11 SRAM Apex 1 on the Quick 2. The new Quick aims to be the lightest bike in its class. All of the bikes in the line-up use shaped and butted 6061 aluminum frames, with the top four versions getting an even lighter SL edition of the frame that sheds and extra 200g and includes a tapered steerer fork with carbon legged forks to keep them light and agile.The bikes use what Cannondale calls OutFront Steering Geometry, which they developed on the latest Scalpel platform. The slacker head angle and longer front end gives these bikes the same mix of stable, yet agile handling of their higher-end bikes. Add to that a comfortable, upright position and the Quick is both fast and easy to ride in town.To keep cyclists safe zipping around the city all models include subtle reflective graphic detailing all around the frame for visibility from all sides. All of the bikes get fast rolling 30-35mm tires with puncture protection, most of which also have reflective sidewall detailing. There are also women’s models of each build, with slightly different (but not pink!) color schemes and one smaller size per bike. Only the lowest level Quick Women’s 8 gets a step through frame. All of the bikes will be available through Cannondale dealers by mid While most traditional hybrids blend the durability and upright ride of mountain bikes with the smooth, narrower tires of a road bike, there tends to be a lot of compromise getting something in between. The result is often an overbuilt bike that can stand up to almost any riding abuse, but ends up being rather heavy and with a harsh ride.The latest Cannondale Quick tries to solve all of those concerns in a light, fast moving bike that they think will help motivate those cyclists who just want to get out and improve their fitness. As more folks take up cycling to improve their health, or even just see a bike as a more rational way to get back and forth from the gym, a bike like the Quick offers a lot of promise. Jump past the break to get a look at the details, and some of the many build options Cannondale has at every price level, from really low-cost up to a Shimano 105 build with hydraulic disc brakes…center_img Besides just starting with a light frame, to boost comfort the Quick frames use Cannondale’s SAVE Micro-Suspension system, a series of designed-in flex points in the rear end to lessen impacts and deaden road vibration. On top of that, the bikes get ergonomic grips and a saddle with a deep channel to keep riders’ contact points comfy. Depending on which model you pick, there are hydraulic disc brake options at a few different price points for those looking for the best all-weather braking. All of the bikes also feature full rack and fender mounts, to keep them versatile for all seasons, as well as integrated kickstand mounts on the chainstay.last_img read more

Michael Mayer & More Prep for Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Season

first_img Hamilton, The Humans, American Idiot and The Wolves are just a few buzzed-about productions that have Vassar & New York Stage and Film roots. On June 15, those involved in the 33rd Powerhouse Theater season gathered together to meet the press. As previously reported, Michael Mayer will direct Stilyagi, which features lyrics by Lisa Kron and music by Peter Lerman. Cast members Krysta Rodriguez, Dave Thomas Brown and Lauren Patten were in on the action to snap a pic; Stilyagiwill run from June 23-25. In addition, Josh Radnor’s new comedy Sacred Valley, which is directed by Sheryl Kaller and focuses partly on hallucinogens, will receive a full staging June 29-July 9. Radnor and Kaller took a group photo with the play’s stars Michael Chernus, David Patterson and Abigail Spencer. Take a look at the pics, and keep an eye on these productions! Lisa Kron, Oleg Glushkov, Peter Lerman, Krysta Rodriguez, Michael Mayer, Dave Thomas Brown & Lauren Patten(Photos: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) View Commentslast_img read more

Cheeseburger in Paradise! Jimmy Buffett Gets Fans Ready for Escape to Margaritaville

first_img View Comments Related Shows James L. Nederlander Jr. and Jimmy Buffett are all smiles for Escape to Margaritaville! Escape to Margaritaville’s music man Jimmy Buffet knows how to greet the fans in style ahead of a Broadway run! He distributed cheeseburgers (in paradise—get it?) at the Marquis Theatre on December 8. What better way to celebrate a new musical than with a greasy burger! New Great White Way tradition? We think so! Peek the pics, and get ready to raise a glass when Escape to Margaritaville begins performances on February 16, 2018. Escape to Margaritavillecenter_img We could get used to this. Thanks, Jimmy Buffett! Jimmy Buffett(Photos: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Show Closed This production ended its run on July 1, 2018last_img read more