Will Swenson Returns to Broadway’s Les Miserables

first_img Les Miserables View Comments Directed by James Powell and Laurence Connor, the production currently stars Ramin Karimloo as Jean Valjean, Caissie Levy as Fantine, Nikki M. James as Eponine, Andy Mientus as Marius, Samantha Hill as Cosette, Kyle Scatliffe as Enjolras and Cliff Saunders and Keala Settle as the Thenardiers. Related Shows Swenson received a Tony nomination for Hair. His additional Broadway credits include Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, 110 in the Shade, Lestate and Brooklyn: the Musical. Tony nominee Will Swenson returns to Les Miserables on Broadway beginning October 9, having finished his run in the new musical Bull Durham in Atlanta. He steps into the Schönberg and Boublil musical as Javert, replacing Earl Carpenter, who assumed the role during Swenson’s hiatus. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016last_img

European carmakers restart production as coronavirus lockdowns ease

first_imgVolkswagen will restart production at its Wolfsburg factory in Germany on Monday, the latest of a fleet of European carmakers to take advantage of eased coronavirus lockdown rules to resume manufacturing.VW, the world’s largest car manufacturer, is celebrating the reopening of its biggest plant, in Wolfsburg, by projecting a cartoon of a VW logo squashing coronaviruses.Encouraged by a fall in infection rates, Germany has allowed small retail stores to reopen, provided they adhere to strict distancing and hygiene rules. Now large corporations are following suit. Topics : BMW, Daimler and VW are banking on Germany’s ability to trace and contain the new coronavirus, and a healthcare system capable of extensive testing to identify possible carriers of the disease.This stands in stark contrast to the United States, where the head of the United Auto Workers union said on Thursday it was “too soon and too risky” to reopen auto plants in early May, citing insufficient coronavirus testing.European factories have changed work patterns, to incorporate more rigorous hygiene and cleaning intervals as well as more generous spacing between workers.As part of Volkswagen’s cartoon, the VW logo celebrates with a “thumbs-up” after defeating the virus.center_img “On Monday, the German auto industry is back. We at Volkswagen have used the five-week pause to prepare ourselves for restarting production,” said VW works council chief Bernd Osterloh.BMW says it is cranking up engine manufacturing starting this Monday. BMW wants to reopen its British plant in Goodwood and its Spartanburg, South Carolina on May 4, followed by Dingolfing, Germany and San Luis Potosi in Mexico on May 11, depending on market demand, the carmaker said.Other plants in Leipzig, Regensburg, and Rosslyn South Africa will open after May 18, starting with a one-shift system the carmaker said. BMW’s factory in Shenyang, China has been producing since Feb. 17.Workers need to wear masks and keep a distance to one another. The seating order on BMW factory buses has been changed, as has the process for entering and exiting the bus.Workers need to come to the plant already wearing their factory clothes, to avoid time stuck in changing rooms, and designated pathways in the plant have been altered to ensure there is “one-way” traffic only, BMW said.Mercedes-Benz plants in Sindelfingen and Bremen are also making preparations to ramp up production.Unlike Italy and Spain, Germany never banned car production, though factories came to a standstill after authorities restricted the movement of people and ordered the closure of car dealerships, hitting demand.FiatChrysler will open its Sevel plant in central Italy on Monday, with plans to resume production at a rate of between 70%-80%.In France, Toyota this week restarted an assembly plant in Valenciennes and Renault began producing engines at its factory in Cleon, west of Paris. It will be followed by Renault’s Flins plant, west of Paris, where only 25% of the workforce is due to resume work.Sweden’s Volvo Cars reopened its Torslanda factory this week after overhauling its production processes.”The economy has come to a halt in Europe. A vaccine will take a long long time. It is important to restart in a safe way. Hopefully we can contribute to a normalization,” Volvo cars Chief Executive Hakan Samuelsson told Reuters.last_img read more

ESM, J-D football look to bounce back in 2019 season

first_img Tags: ESMfootballJ-D The reasons were simple enough. Lineman Logan Cowell said that the Spartans were “playing as individuals, not a team,” while running back Josh Gilkey said it was physical and mental mistakes that proved the main culprit.Head coach Kevin DeParde echoed those thoughts. “”We had a lot of leadership issues and suffered the consequences,” he said.Now, though, said Gilkey, things are fixed. “We’ve got a lot of new guys, and we’ve got everyone in the right spots on the field,” he said. Whether at East Syracuse Minoa or Jamesville-DeWitt, the mission for the varsity football programs at both schools in 2019 is clear – return to a regular habit of winning games.They’re just trying to fulfill that mission in vastly different ways.ESM is taking the conventional route. Having won plenty this decade, reaching at least the Section III Class A semifinals six out of seven years, the 3-6 campaign the Spartans went through in 2018 was jolting.center_img Another key, said Justin Smith, is “getting all of the younger kids to buy into our system. If we do that, we should be set.”One of those younger players takes a central role right way. Tyler Bell, just a sophomore, is ESM’s new starting quarterback, and while he’s just 5-foot-9, DeParde said he has “a high football IQ” and has all the respect of his teammates, newcomers and veterans alike.To make things easier for Bell, much will be put on senior running back Josh Gilkey, who will often be the single back as the Spartans will feature more of a spread offense than in seasons past.That means more work for receivers like Mike Combs, Nolan Palmer and Nate Pullano, with lots of excitement for what sophomore Rocky El can do with pass catches and returns after a standout spring as a freshman on ESM’s track team.They’ll work with an offensive line that has two converted skill players. Joe Copp moved from fullback to tackle, while Logan Lemelbaum switched from tight end and also will play at tackle. They flank sophomore center Chris Todd and Logan Cowell at guard, with Michael Cole and Dakota White rotating at the other guard spot.Cowell returns on ESM’s defensive line, as does Lemelbaum and Cole, while Gilkey anchors the group at linebacker with Copp, Palmer and Jack Hager. Smith and Joe Derby work at cornerback with safeties Warren Canone and Jack Meloling.Over at Jamesville-DeWitt, the Red Rams are also looking to rebound, this after winning just one game in 2018. But it won’t do so in the chief Class A division.Along with Fulton, J-D has moved into Section III’s “Developmental League” for rebuilding programs. PSLA-Fowler, Oswego and Phoenix are the other teams in the division.This means the Rams won’t be going for a sectional title, but there are plans to have a playoff for the top teams in the Developmental League in late October or early November.Head coach Eric Ormond said his players, especially the veterans, have readily accepted this new challenge. “The seniors were very mature in understanding the situation,” he said. “They’ve accepted and embraced it.One of those veterans, Ryan Vespi, returns at quarterback, surrounded in the backfield by the likes of Evan Dougherty and Marcus Payne and throwing to a receiver corps that includes returning starter Logan Wing, though many spots remain up for grabs.Up front, Caleb Patterson and James Richer make for a talented pair of guards, while wrestling standout Alikhan Abdullayev takes over at one of the tackle spots and Jason Pritts lines up at center.Patterson, Richer and Abdullayev will do plenty on the defensive line, too, while at linebacker many players are in the mix, including Scott Reeves and Mo El-Hindi. Vespi goes both ways, too, starting in the secondary with Wing and Dougherty.J-D’s opener is not until Sept. 13 – against none other than  ESM, who it’s beaten each of the last two years, this after the Spartans get underway this Saturday against visiting Rochester Edison Tech.Ormond said success for J-D would get measured as much by the effort it puts out as the wins it might record. As for ESM, DeParde said his team must play tough up front in order to succeed against most of its Class A opponents, and also stay injury-free.“It’s a physical league and the kids understand the challenge,” said DeParde. “If we stay healthy, we can compete with them, and if we can compete, anything is possible.”Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL NEWS:DONEGAL MINORSDONEGAL’S Minor Ladies (pictured) were on the wrong side of the result in their opening Ulster Championship game against Tyrone. Played at an excellent Carndonagh club, the Donegal girls just couldn’t get started in the first half and went in trailing by 3-09 to 0-04 at half-time.The Red Hand county continued to put the pressure on Donegal at the start of the second half but missed a number of gilt-edged chances.Donegal slowly came into the game and began reeling in their opponents to score 3-04 in the second half, Tyrone adding just two more scores 1-01.The final score – Donegal 3-08, Tyrone 4-10 – was just five points in the end. The Donegal girls can take heart from their comeback, but will rue a nervous first half.DONEGAL U14sDonegal entered two teams into the All-Ulster Blitz in Garvaghey at the weekend and put in the best performance in a few years at the competition.The Donegal Gold team cruised through their first three games, but just came up short against a very physical Monaghan side to finish runners-up in their group before losing by a two points in their semi-final play-off.The Donegal Green team also performed extremely well in the B competition, winning a number of games before losing in the final to an extremely strong Antrim side. It was a good experience for the Donegal U14 panel, some of them getting to meet Tyrone senior men’s manager Micky Harte.The U14s have two teams in action over the next few weeks, with the Championship team and League team being finalised later this week.The U14 League team play Down on Saturday at Naomh Padraig Muff in their first game of the campaign (2pm throw-in). The management team headed by Sabrina White would like to thank Naomh Padraig Muff for supporting the girls.SUNDAY’S RESULTS Div 1Milford 4-10 Carndonagh 0-10Div 3 South WestSt Nauls 2-5 Kilcar 0-4Naomh Mhuire beat CloughaneelyDiv 3 North EastGlenswilly 1-1 Malin 2-8Fanad Gaels 4-17 Urris 4-7Termon B beat KillybegsREFEREE COURSEDonegal Ladies have organised a LGFA Referee Refresher Course Level 2 for Thursday 26th March @7pm.Venue; Civil defence HQ, Railway road, Stranorlar. Directions to venue-After you turn onto Railway Road from main street Stranorlar, take the 2nd Right turn, follow the road and through the gates and Civil Defence HQ is on your right hand side.This is the opportunity for all referees who officiate at Ladies/Girls matches here in Donegal to up skill for the season ahead. Some new rules are in place since congress and this is the ideal opportunity for our referees to do this up to date course. Registration will be from 6.45 and course will start at 7pm sharp.We make the plea now to clubs who have Referees officiating at our games in the county to ask them to attend on the night.Contact DGL Ladies Dev. Officer at [email protected] if your club Referee is attending.The Donegal Green team who were runners-up in GarvagheyDONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL: RESULTS AND REPORTS was last modified: March 22nd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegaldonegal ladies football newsTyronelast_img read more