Georgina Pazcoguin Set for On the Town Before Misty Copeland

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 View Comments Related Shows On the Town Ahoy sailors! New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin will step into Megan Fairchild’s ballet shoes in On the Town on August 11. Pazcoguin is set to play the role of Ivy Smith through August 23, before the previously reported Misty Copeland makes her Broadway debut in the role. Copeland is scheduled for a limited engagement August 25 through September 6 at the Lyric Theatre.First seen on Broadway in 1944, On the Town features music by Leonard Bernstein and a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It follows the adventures of three sailors on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical’s toe-tapping numbers include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time.”The new production, directed by John Rando, also currently stars Tony Yazbeck as Gabey, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Chip, Clyde Alves as Ozzie, Alysha Umphress as Hildy, Elizabeth Stanley as Claire, Jackie Hoffman as Madame Dilly, Michael Rupert as Judge Pitkin and Allison Guinn as Lucy Schmeeler.last_img read more

Infantino calls for patience on fans returning to games

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike FIFA president Gianni Infantino is not expecting a quick return to stadiums for football fans even as the coronavirus crisis eases.“Let’s not forget that there needs always to be a place for fans,” the head of the sport’s world governing body said in a video message to FIFA’s 211 member-nations. “Football without spectators is clearly not the same, but we need to be patient when considering the right time to bring fans back to the stadiums.“We will continue to work tirelessly, but also discreetly and respectfully, to move beyond these temporary measures, and to ensure that fans are welcomed back in a safe and responsible way.”The German Bundesliga has returned behind closed doors with leagues in Italy, Spain and England soon following suit.Limited numbers of fans have already started returning to matches in Hungary.Infantino said FIFA would host a number of online discussions with national federations and stakeholders “to shape a better football for the future.” The international calendar and the number of matches played by top players will be on the agenda.And Infantino also said he had heard “interesting proposals’’ on finance and governance from “salary caps to transfer fee caps or other taxation mechanisms’’ and the creation of emergency funds.dpa/NAN.Tags: CoronavirusFIFAgianni infantinolast_img read more