Norbert Leo Butz, Laura Osnes, Ethan Slater, Kelli Barrett & More Join FX Series Fosse/Verdon

first_imgA slew of Broadway alums have been cast in Fosse/Verdon, the highly anticipated eight-episode limited series set to appear on FX in 2019, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The previously announced series will be co-produced by Tony-winning Hamilton collaborators Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andy Blankenbuehler, with the pilot episode directed by Thomas Kail and written by Dear Evan Hansen Tony winner Steven Levenson, who will serve as showrunner.New to the cast is two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (My Fair Lady) as Paddy Chayefsky, two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Bandstand) as Shirley MacLaine, Tony nominee Ethan Slater (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Joel Grey, Kelli Barrett (Gettin’ the Band Back Together) as Liza Minnelli and Bianca Marroquin (Chicago) as Chita Rivera.Also newly announced is Margaret Qually (The Leftovers) as Ann Reinking, Aya Cash (Kings) as Joan Simon, Nate Corddry (The Circle) as Neil Simon, Susan Misner (Dream) as Joan McCracken, Evan Handler (I Hate Hamlet) as Hal Prince, Rick Holmes (Junk) as Fred Weaver, Byron Jennings (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) as George Abbott and Emmy nominee Paul Reiser (Mad About You) as Cy Feuer.They join the previously announced Oscar winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) as Bob Fosse and Tony nominee Michelle Williams (Blackbird) as Gwen Verdon.Based on Sam Wasson’s biography Fosse, the series will follow the romantic and creative partnership between Fosse and Verdon and the collaborators they meet along the way. Production on Fosse/Verdon is currently underway, with a 2019 premiere date to be announced. View Commentslast_img read more

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Sprouts still looking to come to northeast Johnson County? Company not saying for now

first_imgBuzz among some Johnson Drive businesses suggests Sprouts may have looked at the former Wild Oats space in Mission.The rumor mill has been churning in pockets of northeast Johnson County the past couple of weeks with word that Sprouts Farmers Market may have been making inquiries about spaces available to open a new store in the area.Sprouts was one of the first tenants announced by the Cameron Group for the Mission Gateway project back in 2012. But after the project saw long delays and well-publicized financial stumbles, Sprouts pulled out of the deal and was absent from revamped plan Cameron lead Tom Valenti announced last fall.Over the past several weeks, however, workers at businesses near south Prairie Village and along Johnson Drive in Mission have heard that the company is looking into potential spaces for a store somewhere in northeast Johnson County. One rumor has Sprouts looking at space near 95th Street and Nall Avenue; another has it looking at the vacant former Wild Oats Market on Johnson Drive — adjacent to the Mission Gateway project site.Sprouts Corporate Communications Manager said the company had nothing to announce at this time, but that it would be revealing its 2016 plans for expansion in the Kansas City area sometime this fall.Sometimes described as a cross between Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, Sprouts currently has two Kansas City area locations, one in south Overland Park and one in Lenexa.Two other natural grocery chains are set to enter the northeast Johnson County market: Natural Grocers is currently holding grand opening events at its new store in the Cornerstone Commons development on Johnson Drive in Mission; and GreenAcres Markets has been announced as part of the Woodside Village development in Westwood.last_img read more

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LPC will develop 3.2M SF The Grand at Papago Park Center

first_imgPapago Park Center, Inc. announced today that Lincoln Property Company (LPC) has been selected to develop the first phase of Class A and mixed-use office space for The Grand at Papago Park Center. The total project is a 60-acre, high-profile, urban mixed-use property on the last developable parcel within the 350-acre Papago Park Center.The Grand project will serve as the final phase of one of the largest business parks in Arizona. Papago Park Center, Inc., The Grand project’s master developer, selected LPC after an extensive RFP process that included local, regional and national development candidates.The Grand at Papago Park Center is located along the Loop 202/Red Mountain Freeway between Priest Road and Center Parkway, and is named after the adjacent Grand Canal. The Grand Canal is a waterway developed in the 1870s to bring water from the Salt and Verde rivers to Metropolitan Phoenix. It was recently relocated to run through The Grand project, creating a water feature for the development. The completion of the canal relocation project will be celebrated with an upcoming event in March.The Grand is part of Papago Park Center, home to the corporate offices of Salt River Project (SRP) as well as First Solar, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, DHL, Union Bank, Sonora Quest Labs, State Farm Insurance, Western Refining and Parsons Brinckerhoff. At build-out, The Grand will total more than 3.2 million square feet of mixed-use office, multifamily, hotel, retail and restaurant space, including up to six 10-story, Class A office buildings surrounding a central water feature. When combined with Papago Park Center’s existing 3.3 million square feet of mixed-use projects, there will be more than 6.5 million square feet of urban development and approximately 20,000 employees and residents. More about The Grand at Papago Park Center is available at the project’s website: www.thegrandatpapagoparkcenter.com.Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell said development of The Grand at Papago Park Center further adds to the positive momentum of Tempe’s economy. “This is a boon to Tempe. The Grand will have impressive spaces rivaled by few in the region,” he said. “I am excited the site will feature pedestrian and bike paths connected to Tempe Town Lake that will be enjoyed by employees and the public.”LPC is rolling out plans this month for its first office buildings. At build-out, The Grand will have a total of 1.8 million square feet of Class A space in six buildings. Construction on three parking garages will coincide with the buildings’ development.“Being selected for this project evokes a sense of history, partnership and environmental stewardship,” said Lincoln Property Company’s Executive Vice President David Krumwiede. “We are extremely excited to work with Papago Park Center and to have the opportunity to pay tribute to the historic Grand Canal as the focal point of the development. We also recognize the all-time high demand for Tempe’s live-work-play environment, and believe now is an ideal time to build something very unique and lasting.”The Grand is being developed through Planned Area Development (PAD) zoning and offers superior visibility, with approximately one-half mile of freeway frontage and two freeway off-ramps on Loop 202, just across from Tempe Town Lake. With two light rail stops serving the property, the site serves as the first stop on the light rail or by car coming out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and has almost immediate access to Arizona State University and the Loop 202 Freeway. It is also minutes from Interstate 10, the Loop 101 and the 51 Freeway, offering easy access to all major Valley thoroughfares as well as executive and employee housing in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler and Phoenix.The project will include pedestrian-friendly multi-use paths along the Grand Canal and throughout the campus. Other nearby amenities include Papago Park, Papago Golf Course, Phoenix Zoo, Desert Botanical Garden, Tempe Town Lake, Arizona State University, Phoenix Municipal Stadium and the restaurants, shopping and entertainment within downtown Tempe’s Mill Avenue District.“The Grand signifies the innovation and importance of the Grand Canal and the natural history of Papago Park,” said Nina Mullins, Senior Director of Papago Park Center, Inc. “It exemplifies the need to both further advance the economic vitality of our Valley and to protect the resources that sustain our more than 4 million residents.”Jerry Roberts, Corey Hawley and Patrick Boyle with CBRE will lead the marketing and leasing efforts for The Grand’s office development. HKS Architects/Kendle Design Collaborative both serve as the office project architects and JEDunn will serve as the general contractor.last_img read more

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Caudwell appoints new architects for Audley Street site

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Rhonda Fleming, film star of ‘40s and ‘50s, dies at 97

first_imgRhonda Fleming, film star of ‘40s and ‘50s, dies at 97 October 16, 2020 11:40 PM “Suddenly my green eyes were green. My red hair was flaming red. My skin was porcelain white,” Fleming remarked in a 1990 interview. “There was suddenly all this attention on how I looked rather than the roles I was playing.“I’d been painted into a corner by the studios, who never wanted more from me than my looking good and waltzing through a parade of films like ‘The Redhead and the Cowboy.’ ”Before Reagan entered politics, the actress co-starred with him in “Hong Kong,” “Tropic Zone,” “The Last Outpost” and “Tennessee’s Partner.”“He surprised everyone because he never looked in a mirror,” she once said of Reagan. “How many actors can you say that about?”Fleming possessed a fine singing voice, and later in her career sang onstage in Las Vegas and in a touring act. Fixed Income ETFs Trading By The Associated Press Posted: October 16, 2020 11:40 PM Updated: October 17, 2020 11:06 AM After Fleming’s sister, Beverly Engel, died of cancer in 1991, Fleming and her husband established the Rhonda Fleming Mann Resource Center for Women with Cancer at the UCLA Medical Center. They also was active in various other charities for cancer patients, children and the homeless.A couple of years after Mann died, Fleming married for a sixth time, to Derol W. Carlson, who died in 2017.———The late Associated Press correspondent Bob Thomas compiled material for this story.FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin By iShares | For Professional Clients Only | Capital at Risk But many titles were forgettable: “The Eagle and the Hawk,” “The Last Outpost,” “Little Egypt,” “The Killer Is Loose,” “Slightly Scarlet,” “Crosswinds” and “Pony Express” (with Charlton Heston), “Inferno,” “Those Redheads from Seattle,” “Yankee Pasha,” and “Gun Glory.”After her film career cooled off, Fleming took a singing act to Las Vegas, appeared in TV shows and commercials, starred on Broadway in a revival of “The Women” and sang as the temptress Lalume in “Kismet” for the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera.She was born in Los Angeles in 1923. Her mother, Effie Graham, had appeared in a 1914 Broadway musical with Al Jolson, and her grandfather was a theatrical producer in Salt Lake City. She studied acting, but as a backup also took classes in shorthand, typing and bookkeeping.While still in her teens, Fleming married her high school sweetheart, Thomas Lane. A son, Kent, was born in 1941. When Lane returned from Army service, Rhonda had become a star, and the marriage ended in 1947. Three other marriages also ended in divorce, to Beverly Hills surgeon Lewis Morrill (1952-1958); actor Lang Jeffries (1960-1962); and producer-director Hall Bartlett (1966-1972).In 1977 Fleming married mogul Ted Mann, who built the Mann Theater chain, and the marriage lasted until his death in 2001. For many years, they lived in matching 4,300-square-foot condominiums, one on top of the other in a Century City high-rise. “I treasure my privacy, and Ted needs his,” she once explained. “We love each other very much. I’m much more fulfilled today than at any time in my life.”center_img Top Videos Sponsored Content Her next films: “Abilene Town,” a Randolph Scott Western; “Out of the Past,” a film noir with Robert Mitchum; and “Adventure Island,” a tropics thriller starring Rory Calhoun.She won a role in “A Connecticut Yankee,” a Crosby musical based on the Mark Twain story, after Deanna Durbin dropped out to retire to France. Crosby was so impressed that he recommended her to Bob Hope, with whom she starred in “The Great Lover.”Ironically, the Crosby/Hope films that established her as a luminary proved to be ones she was never able to top. She remained a star for 15 years, but except for the Lancaster-Douglas “Gunfight at the OK Corral,” most of her performances came in B pictures that exploited her looks.“I made the mistake of doing lesser films for good money,” she reflected in a 1976 interview. “I was hot — they all wanted me — but I didn’t have the guidance or background to judge for myself.”Among her 1950s films were “While the City Sleeps,” directed by Fritz Lang and co-starring Dana Andrews. She played Cleopatra in the 1953 film “Serpent of the Nile.” In the big-studio era, many new personalities were publicized as having been discovered in quirky ways: Kim Novak while riding a bicycle past an agent’s office, Lana Turner spotted in a malt shop.In Fleming’s case, young Marilyn Louis was reported to have been headed to class at Beverly Hills High School when a man followed her in a big black car and told her, “You ought to be in pictures.” She eluded him, but he turned up at her home and offered to be her agent.Legend or not, at 19 Louis was awarded a six-month contract at the studio of David O. Selznick and a new name: Rhonda Fleming. She played a bit part in the 1944 wartime drama “Since You Went Away,” and then Alfred Hitchcock chose her to play a nymphomaniac in “Spellbound,” starring Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck.“I rushed home, and my mother and I looked up ‘nymphomaniac’ in the dictionary,” she recalled. “We were both shocked.”“Spellbound” led to another suspense film, “The Spiral Staircase,” in which she was strangled by the villain, George Brent. With Selznick concentrating on the career of his wife, Jennifer Jones, he lost interest in his contract players, and Fleming left the studio to freelance. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, has died. She was 97.Fleming’s assistant Carla Sapon told The New York Times that Fleming died Wednesday in Santa Monica, California.From her first film in color, “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court ” (1949) with Bing Crosby, Fleming became immensely popular with producers because of her vivid hues. It was an attraction she would later regret.last_img read more

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The League Of Awesome Boatbuilders

first_img Independent/Michael Zinn Row, row, row your boat as fast as you can down the Peconic River for the 11th annual Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race Saturday, August 10. The Peconic Riverfront event — co-sponsored by the Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association and the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce — was moved from June to August last summer.“Right now the forecast is looking really good for both days, so I’m feeling good about it,” event organizer Diane Tucci said, adding the rain date is scheduled for Sunday. “We have a hula hoop contest for the kids at 10:30 AM, and then we’ll kick off the boat races with the Supervisor’s Race at 11.”The traditional race between Southampton and Riverhead town heads is highly anticipated by the hundreds of spectators and competitors who attend the race each summer.“I did the race last year for my first time against Jay Schneiderman,” Riverhead Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith said. “I’m happy to report that I won the trophy. … It’ll be interesting this year to see a little bit of competition.”Both Jens-Smith, whose boat was built by the Riverhead Highway Department, and Southampton Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, who built his own boat, will be racing in the same vessel captained in last year’s race.“Last year, Laura beat me, but I wasn’t in a particularly competitive mood; I wanted it to be a good race,” Schneiderman said, adding he and Jens-Smith briefly considered rowing together this year before ultimately deciding against the idea. “Laura Jens-Smith and I aren’t very competitive with each other, but I’ll try to get in the spirit for the race. I’d like to take the trophy back to Southampton. Sean Walter and I were more competitive. He wanted that trophy so bad that I had to win it, and I did for two years after Anna Throne-Holst beat him.”Local politicians aren’t the only ones battling it out on the riverfront. In fact, anyone can compete in the cardboard boat race and enter new boats up until the morning of the event.“We encourage people to pre-register, but we don’t require it,” said Tucci. “We had at least 30 entries last year. Hundreds of people gather on the riverfront to cheer on the racers.”Several of such are members of “The League of Awesome Cardboard Boatbuilders,” a Facebook group of dedicated cardboard shipwrights who often put more effort into building their boat than the average cardboard captain.“I think we might go a little further than everybody else, but I will tell you that a lot of times other folks come over and say, ‘Hey, maybe we’ll do that next year,’” farm manager Mark Sisson of Cornell University’s Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center said of how team members often make themed ships with matching costumes and areas where they set-up shop to enjoy the event. “We dressed up as ghostbusters for the 30th anniversary of ‘Ghostbusters’ in 2014 — one person dressed up as Slimer — then made a DeLorean the following year for ‘Back To The Future’s’ 30th anniversary. Some people got more excited and built a plywood clocktower, and somebody in our group of a dozen people, who go all-out, dressed up as the person walking around in present day saying, ‘Save the Clocktower.’ She had a little can and collected $8.50.”There are youth, single, and group races that receive first, second, and third-place awards, as well as a trophy for the most epic ship sinking of the day, which is appropriately named after the Titanic. “We decided last year to give an award for the Titanic sinking,” Tucci said, adding how the crowd cheers as the boats submerge. “We also have an outlaw boat race inspired by the Pinewood Derby, because sometimes people will get in the boat at the dock and they’ll fall over, so this is really a second chance for redemption and another opportunity. It’s completely 100 percent anything goes.”gianna@indyeastend.com Bystanders cheer on a group of kids battling to stay afloat and get to the finish line. center_img Sharelast_img read more

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Non-ferrous – A magnetism for investment?

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FTC obstacle tackled in Airgas acquisition saga

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Five years FLNG growth in Asia Pacific region

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Newbuildings could profit from falling steel price

first_imgThe cost of some ship types are forecast to fall by as much as one fifth this year as a result of depressed ordering activity and cheaper steel costs, according to industry analysts.Rikard Vabo, an analyst with Norwegian investment bank Fearnley Fonds, considers that a fall in steel plate prices, in combination with a complete standstill in new ordering, order cancellations and increased competition, will result in a significant decline in newbuilding prices. He considers newbuilding prices could fall 20-30 0n 2009last_img

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