It’s Friday, and what a week it’s been for the Great White Way. We’ve learned a lot from our Broadway favorites over the past seven days, from a Color Purple Tony winner’s likeness to several deities to what Matt Damon really thought of Idina Menzel’s Elphaba. We’re here to catch you up on these stories and more you may have missed; study up with the Lessons of the Week! Kristin Chenoweth, Todrick Hall, Elena Kampouris, Reeve Carney, Sutton Foster & Rebecca Naomi Jones(Photos: Gian Di Stefano, Emilio Madrid-Kuser, Caitlin McNaney & Bruce Glikas) Todrick Hall Can Read HimselfAs supermodel of the world RuPaul says, only Judy can judge me. But for Todrick Hall, he’s perfectly fine judging himself. The YouTube star gave a taste of his upcoming Kinky Boots star turn as he lip-synced for his life on the Drag Race set. Among those on the judges panel was an out-of-drag Todrick Hall. Wait, what? If you can’t judge yourself, how in the hell are you gonna judge somebody else? Rebecca Has a Curmudgeonly OfferHBO gave Green Day the green light with a movie adaptation of American Idiot, with frontman Billie Joe Armstrong on board to star. Rebecca Naomi Jones, who also appeared in the rock musical, wants in as well. While she’s unsure if she could reprise her performance as Whatsername, she’d be down for playing anyone, including a “curmudgeonly hipster” bouncer. Hey, we know just the costume. Elena Kampouris Wants Billy Off the StreetQuick, for a dollar: Do you think we could get Billy Eichner to see Elena Kampouris in Les Liaisons Dangereuses? The Fresh Face revealed that she feels she’s kindred spirits with the Emmy-nominated Wicked tailgater and would love to have him attend a performance. We can’t make any promises, but this seems doable. He even has a history with Elenas. DeBose Knows Her Drummer, MaybeWho needs Craigslist Missed Connections when you’ve got a Broadway.com vlog? A Bronx Tale’s Ariana DeBose and drummer Perry Cavari tried to figure out from where they knew each other. We’ve even crosschecked their résumés for a shared credit to no avail. But we think we’ve solved it: Here’s Cavari wearing a blazer. Here’s DeBose wearing a cardigan. Clearly, they met in the If/Then universe. Yes, Matt Damon Loves You, Idina MenzelIdina Menzel revealed that when her crush Matt Damon saw her in Wicked, he didn’t seem to, uh, rejoicify over the show. That couldn’t be further from the truth according to Damon, who finally revealed that he loved the show and even went back a second time. We’re glad it’s water under the bridge, but maybe don’t wait 10 years next time, Damon. You don’t want to anger the Queen of Swords. She has swords. LaChanze Can Be All Sorts of GodsLaChanze is currently experiencing the sensation of having The Color Purple—the show she won a Tony for—back on Broadway, and soon, another signature show of hers will make a return: Once on this Island. She has a genius idea for the latter: cast her as the gods. All of them. But what happens when they all have to sing “And the Gods Heard Her Prayer”? Don’t worry: Reeve Carney has a plan. Dreams Come True If You Talk About ThemAfter years of saying he wanted to play the Phantom, Norm Lewis eventually headlined The Phantom of the Opera. Similarly, Sutton Foster is at last playing Charity Hope Valentine, a role she claims to have brought up incessantly as her dream role. See, dreamcasting works! Now let’s get that Dance Moms musical in the works for a certain fork wielder. Reeve Carney Was His Own Scene PartnerReeve Carney was on the other side of the pond for Penny Dreadful when he was being considered for Rocky Horror, so instead of a screen test, he sent in a self-tape. The Penny Dreadful crew offered to pitch in, which would have been awesome if perhaps creepy. Instead, he just did it solo. Well, almost solo. Carney acted with pre-recorded versions of himself speaking the other characters’ lines. Not creepy at all. Nicky Silver Has a Folder of FailuresWe’ve spoken to several prolific playwrights about their inspirations, but none have been as candid as Nicky Silver (take that, Terrence McNally). The This Day Forward scribe confessed to being driven by the success of other writers and even kept a folder with other writers’ bad reviews to cheer him up. Wow. We’ve definitely never done anything like that. What screenshots of typos in press releases? Chenoweth Stuck a (Giant) Fork in ItWe all know Kristin Chenoweth is a pocket diva, but we didn’t realize she was nearly microscopic. Here’s Cheno posing next to a completely normal-sized, definitely not enlarged fork. OK, fine. It’s a prop for her guest visit to The Chew. We imagine it’s a fairly impractical utensil. That is, of course, unless you were making a gargantuan batch of KC’s signature salad. Remember, it’s all about those Italian croutons. View Comments
For the complete Spring guidelines, click here. Officials say all students must also complete a seven day precautionary quarantine upon arriving to their respective campus. The SUNY system has pushed the start date for the semester back until February 1 and has canceled Spring Break for schools to attempt to limit the spread of the virus. NEW YORK (WBNG) — The SUNY system has implemented a comprehensive COVID-19 plan for the upcoming Spring 2021 semester. Students must also wear a mask at all times while on campus, including while social distancing. The main components of the plan include a requirement of all students being tested for the coronavirus upon returning to school for the Spring.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisApplications are still open for the City Wide Garage Sale that will be held in Alpena this summer. The City Wide Garage Sale hosted by a private group of individuals will take place on June 30th and July 1st in Alpena.City Wide Garage Sale volunteer, Arlis St. Charles said the idea for a community garage sale came after she took a trip to Rogers City for their garage sale.St. Charles said the City Wide Garage Sale would be more convenient for residents as they shop all in one day.“Many, many people have garage sales, not all at the same time. We just thought we’d get them all together at once and publicize it more to make it more known for outline areas. When I go to a garage sale I want to go to lots of them. I don’t just want to go to one. So there should be at least 5 or 6 on one street and you can walk to them because they’re closer and more convenient for the customer,” St. Charles said.Residents that will be participating in the garage sale are allowed to sell items ranging from baby clothing to yard equipment.There is a $15 fee to participate in the event. The funds will go towards printing fees of the map that will guide shoppers to each garage sale location.Leftover money will be donated to the Huron Humane Society and the Cancer Society. Applications are available on Facebook at Facebook.com/alpenagaragesale and on the Chamber of Commerce and City of Alpena website.Deadline to submit your application and payment is June 9th.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Cancer Society, City Wide Garage Sale, community garage sale, Garage Sale, Huron Humane Society, Rogers CityContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Senior Citizens Center Holding Luxury Event to Raise Funds for Food BankNext Alpena Fire Chief Speaks To Senate In Lansing read more
“We are alone in the first phase of the fight against the virus. Very tough weeks await us. It cannot be ruled out that next week we will reach the 10,000 affected “, Sánchez has warned. “We all have a task and a mission in the coming weeks. I want to send a message to our elders and people with chronic diseases: they must protect themselves as much as possible against infection, to avoid contact and exposure in public spaces at all costs. And young people also have a decisive role: their collaboration is essential to cut infections, so they must limit contacts and their social activity, “insisted Sánchez, who has again sent a message of support and gratitude to health professionals.“We all have to follow the recommendations of the experts and collaborate. From the Government of Spain we will do what is necessary, how it is necessary and when it is necessary. Victory depends on each one of us. Heroism is also about washing your hands, staying at home. It will take weeks, it will be hard, but we will beat the virus with unity and responsibility. CWe will continue to beat the virus sooner if we do it together, “said the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, appeared this afternoon to declare ‘the state of alarm’ in Spain, a measure included in article 116 of the Constitution and developed in Organic Law 4/1981 on the State of Alarm, Exception and Site, provided in the event that extraordinary circumstances make it impossible to maintain normality through the ordinary powers of the Competent authorities.With this measure, the Government intends to radically stop the expansion of the coronavirus in our country: 120 deaths, more than 4,200 infections.“Tomorrow we will hold an extraordinary Council of Ministers to decree the alarm status across the country for the next 15 days. The health emergency creates extraordinary circumstances, and this is an extraordinary legal remedy. We will mobilize all the state, economic, health, civil and military resources for the protection of all citizens. To respond to the social emergency efficiently. We want the maximum coordination of resources of the administrations. The Government of Spain is going to protect all citizens “, said the Prime Minister at the beginning of his appearance. read more
Johnson’s move to ONE came just less than a couple weeks after another former UFC champion in Eddie Alvarez joined the Singapore-based martial arts promotion.READ: Eddie Alvarez signs with ONE ChampionshipFilipino Geje Eustaquio of Team Lakay currently holds the ONE flyweight belt.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Please join me in welcoming the #1 pound-for-pound king, Demetrious Johnson, to ONE Championship,” Sityodtong wrote.“He is the most dominant mixed martial arts world champion in history, and holds the record for the most number of world title defenses in UFC. His extraordinary achievements speak for themselves, but I am most impressed by his character, his values, and his life story. @mightymouse125 #GOAT”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe 32-year-old Johnson defended the UFC flyweight belt 11 times before yielding it in a close loss to Henry Cejudo two months ago.READ: Demetrious Johnson breaks UFC record with 11th title defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Kevin Anderson vs Kei Nishikori in Vienna final Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? FILE – Demetrious Johnson poses on the scale during a weigh-in for UFC 197, Friday, April 22, 2016, in Las Vegas. Johnson is scheduled to fight Henry Cejudo in a flyweight title fight Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)Demetrious Johnson, one of the most accomplished MMA fighters ever, has signed with ONE Championship.ONE announced the addition of Johnson on Sunday with ONE chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong revealed the arrival of the inaugural and former UFC flyweight champion on his Instagram account.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew read more