Joshua Harmon’s Significant Otherto Receive World Premiere Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows From Bad Jews to bad dates! Joshua Harmon’s Significant Other will make its world premiere this spring in a Roundabout Theatre Company production. Helmed by Trip Cullman, performances will begin in May at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Full cast, creative team and dates for the limited off-Broadway engagement will be announced soon. A quarter-life coming-of-age story that’s as hilarious as it is heart-wrenching, Significant Other takes us into the trenches of single life in the city. Jordan Berman would love to be in love, but that’s easier said than done. So until he meets Mr. Right, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close-knit girlfriends. But as singles’ nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan finds that supporting the ones you love can be just as impossible as finding love itself. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on April 23, 2017 Significant Other Roundabout’s relationship with Harmon began when his play Bad Jews was selected for the inaugural Roundabout Underground Reading Series for Emerging Playwrights in February 2012. The play then premiered at Roundabout Underground’s Black Box in fall 2012, before moving upstairs to the Laura Pels in fall 2013, where it enjoyed a critically acclaimed extended engagement. In addition to Significant Other, a third Harmon play is in development, commissioned by Roundabout, with workshops set to begin in 2015.last_img read more

Premier League: Manchester Clubs Battle for Fourth Place

first_imgWith the 2015/2016 Premier League season ending today,, the biggest battle left to contest is for fourth place. Manchester United and Manchester City will fight it out on separate grounds against Bournemouth and Swansea City, with a win or draw sending Manchester City through, while Manchester United is ready to pounce should the Citizens botch things up.They may not be playing each other, but the two Manchester clubs are still – in a way – head to head. The battle for fourth is one of the only remaining contests across the Premier League table still in dispute heading into the final day of the season. Manchester City has a two-point advantage, but should they slip up against Swansea City, Manchester United could snatch the final Champions League spot away from the club Pep Guardiola will be guiding next season.Aside from those two matches, there is still a pair of Europa League spots to sort out, plus final positioning matters to many clubs for both payouts and pride, most notably the two North London clubs Tottenham and Arsenal, fighting for second.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Top Spot for Grabs as France Play Switzerland in Group A…

first_imgPaul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann are set to return to the starting line-up for France as they face Switzerland today to see who will finish top of Group A at Euro 2016. The tournament hosts have already qualified for the last-16, and know a point against the Swiss will guarantee first place.It hasn’t all been smooth sailing for France so far, however, needing last-gasp goals in both their games so far to record victories over Romania and Albania. Switzerland, meanwhile, need at least a point to finish in the top two in Group A and guarantee progression to the next round.Switzerland could be without midfielder Valon Behrami due to a knee injury. Elsewhere, striker Haris Seferovic could miss out in favour of Breel Embolo with Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic looking at the possibility of freshening things up. With Pogba and Griezmann expected to return to the starting line-up for France, Anthony Martial and Kingsley Coman could drop out with Didier Deschamps possibly sending out the same XI that started the opening game against Romania.This will be the 38th meeting between these sides; France have won 16 of the previous 37, with Switzerland winning 12 (D9).France and Switzerland are in the same group for the fourth time in the last seven major tournaments (Euro 2004, World Cup 2006, World Cup 2014, Euro 2016). The hosts are unbeaten in their three previous meetings with Switzerland in major tournaments, winning against the Swiss at Euro 2004 and World Cup 2014, and drawing in the 2006 World Cup.There were seven goals between the teams in their last meeting at the 2014 World Cup (France 5-2 Switzerland), more than there had been in the four meetings prior (six goals). The seven goals all came from different players.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse football roundtable: Looking back at the first 3 weeks

first_img Comments For the first time under Dino Babers, Syracuse (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) has won its first three games of the season. Last week Syracuse defeated Florida State, 30-7, for the first time since 1966. In the game, the Orange defense held the Seminoles to 240 yards and redshirt freshman Tommy Devito threw for 144 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for a score.Below, The Daily Orange football beat writers answer questions headed into Syracuse’s 4 p.m. Saturday matchup with Connecticut (1-2, 0-1 American Athletic) at the Carrier Dome. Facebook Twitter Google+ How much can you read into the FSU win?Andrew Graham: A little bit. The name “Florida State” carries a lot of weight and the Seminoles roster was talented as always, but the team Syracuse beat on Saturday was horrendous. FSU’s offensive line looked lost, the run game stalled and the defense crumpled. That said, Syracuse recognized this and steadily beat back the Seminoles. In years past, I don’t know if SU did that. Syracuse’s most impressive facet on Saturday was the defense, allowing just seven points to an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent for the first time under Dino Babers. Ultimately, how mundane the win was speaks volumes more than the opponent.Matt Liberman: The win over FSU really doesn’t mean much except for the fact that they beat “Florida State.” The Seminoles barely even resemble the team we saw last season, and that was a team that struggled to reach a bowl game. The only important takeaway that I have from this game is Syracuse beat a team that they should’ve beaten at home. The Orange have struggled to do that in years past, such as last season against Middle Tennessee State. This season, SU was the better team, and they finally proved it.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJosh Schafer: Don’t put too much stock in Syracuse’s win over Florida State, at least not in the name they beat. Florida State isn’t the program it was for the majority of Jimbo Fisher’s tenure when it won three ACC titles. Through three games, the Orange have been the better team in yardage and points scored on both sides of the ball. The better team won on a Saturday and that’s the biggest takeaway. In 2017, Syracuse lost five games that were within 10 points in the fourth quarter. Against a comparable conference opponent, Syracuse finished.What can be made of Tommy DeVito’s first couple of games? A.G.: With about a games-worth of playing time, all I can fairly say about DeVito is that he’s exactly what SU needs him to be right now: A competent, talented backup who will be a future starter. DeVito struggled at Western Michigan, but played well against Wagner — though take that with a grain of FCS-opponent salt — and most recently took control of the FSU game. DeVito made some pretty throws, didn’t turn it over, and led SU to 27 points. He looked good. SU fans can be confident that in a blowout, or if an injury occurs, DeVito is a capable option. But as I’ve said, this was, is, and continues to be Eric Dungey’s team.M.L: The kid has confidence. After struggling pretty handily in his first two games against two mightily lesser opponents, DeVito’s first throw against FSU was a beautiful and gutsy 29-yard lob to Jamal Custis on the one-yard line, falling against the pylon. He didn’t try to come out and throw a few dump-offs; he went straight for the end zone. DeVito has looked nervous in the pocket at times and has also looked like a seasoned veteran. With some more time under Dungey and in this offense, he’ll be a good centerpiece moving forward.J.S: It’s too early to fairly evaluate DeVito. Against Western Michigan, in his first snaps as a college quarterback, he had an inconsistent performance. Wagner, an FCS team, is just hard to pull from. FSU, on the other hand, showed DeVito is getting comfortable with time. He ran well on a designed run, looked comfortable under center and led Syracuse to 27 points. But as noted above, that wasn’t an FSU with a conference-best defense and it wasn’t for a full game, none of which is the fault of DeVito. For now, SU fans should be happy to see the flashes of what DeVito can become, and wait patiently for more evidence.What’s one thing Syracuse can’t afford to falter in?A.G.: Running the football. Syracuse currently averages a shade over 257 yards a game on the ground, a surely unsustainable figure, but the Orange need to continue pounding the rock. In 2017, SU punched it in 16 times on the ground. Only a quarter of the way through this season, Syracuse has nine rushing scores. Moe Neal and Dontae Strickland have done most of the damage from the running back position, aided recently by freshman Jarveon Howard. And of course, there’s Syracuse’s leading rusher, Eric Dungey. Much has been made and said about Dungey running the football over the years, but this season, he’s taken more to falling forward and getting out of bounds to protect himself, and his legs are an invaluable asset to this offense. If that unit can maintain a balance between run and pass like this, SU should be in good shape.J.S: Syracuse’s defense needs to be consistent. Through three games, it’s difficult to read trends. As Matt pointed out, the Orange have two more interceptions this season than they did all of last season. After holding FSU to a touchdown, Syracuse averages 19.67 points allowed per game, about 13 fewer points than last year. In SU’s season opener, the defense showed its inexperience in a 28-point third quarter. Those flaws never showed against the Seminoles. Florida State totaled 240 yards, more than 200 yards less than Syracuse opponents averaged last season. Syracuse hasn’t played formidable opponents yet, and UConn won’t fill that role either, but when it does Syracuse’s defense can’t take a step back.M.L: If I have to pinpoint something, it’s turning the ball over. Syracuse has done a nice job protecting the ball this year and its defense has given the offense plenty of opportunities to score. But the defense also hasn’t played a high-powered offense yet like they’ll see in future conference play and the best chance SU has at beating those teams is with its offense. If suddenly we were to see Syracuse’s offense struggle against a good ACC defense, I don’t know if its defense could keep a team like Boston College or Notre Dame in check.Will Syracuse be ranked if they win week four against UConn?A.G.: Will SU be ranked? Maybe. Should SU be ranked? No. I split hairs because Syracuse did earn its first AP Poll vote since 2011. If the Orange wallops UConn and the right teams lose, it’s entirely possible SU gets a number by its name. All it takes is one or two teams in the No. 20-25 range to lose and the Orange could sneak in, but should they? Syracuse isn’t one of the 25 best teams in college football, at least not right now. That can obviously change in the next nine games, but a scare against a MAC team, an FCS blowout and a solid win against the worst Florida State team in awhile is not the strongest three-game resume. As it stands, Syracuse is not currently one of the 25 best teams in college football, but it’s knocking on the door.M.L: Not a chance. UConn surrendered 49 points to Rhode Island. The last time Syracuse played Rhode Island was Eric Dungey’s first game in 2015, the season opener. In that game, a 47-0 blowout, the Rams netted just 64 total yards of offense and two first downs. Rhode Island nearly beat UConn. A win over the Huskies doesn’t mean anything in the eyes of the AP Poll, plus there are 16 teams not in the Top-25 that received more votes than SU this week.J.S: It depends on the score. Syracuse opened up Saturday’s game as 27.5 points favorites. They have to win by somewhere around that number to be at par with other FBS opponents UConn has played this season — Central Florida won by 39 and Boise State by 55. Both No. 21 Central Florida and No. 20 Boise State rank near the bottom of the Top 25 but are still in. If Syracuse wants to put their name in the conversation with those kinds of teams, they need to play like them. In my opinion, they will. Published on September 19, 2018 at 7:30 pmlast_img read more

36 goals in La Liga: Ronaldo scores five as Real destroy Granada

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo stole a march on Lionel Messi in the race for the Pichichi by scoring five – including an eight-minute hat-trick – in an incredible 9-1 rout of Granada.The Portugal star has scored 36 league goals this season while Messi is on 32.Carlo Ancelotti’s side had to wait until the 25th minute to take the lead through Gareth Bale, but the opener only opened the floodgates as Ronaldo scored a hat-trick before half-time to give Real a 4-0 lead. And Los Blancos continued with such gusto after the break, with Ronaldo adding another and Karim Benzema bagging a double saw them seven to the good with 56 on the clock.Double figures looked to be on the cards, as La Liga’s second-bottom side crumbled all over the pitch, but a number of changes saw the flow of the contest stemmed.Granada grabbed a consolation goal before a Diego Mainz own goal and another Ronaldo goal gave Real Madrid a sensational 9-1 win – the biggest margin of victory in La Liga this season.Pichichi race 1Cristiano Ronaldo36Real Madrid2Lionel Messi32FC Barcelona3Carlos Bacca17Sevilla FC3Neymar17FC Barcelona5Alberto Bueno16Rayo Vallecano6Antoine Griezmann15Atlético Madrid6Karim Benzema15Real Madrid8Gareth Bale13Real Madrid9Mario Mandzukic12Atlético Madrid9Luciano Vietto12Villarreal CF11Adúriz11Athletic Club–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more

Forrest urges the Scots to go for the jugular

first_imgHat-trick hero James Forrest has urged Scotland to go and make the most of their European Championship campaign after topping their Nations League group.Scotland will know their opponents when the draw is made in Dublin on Sunday but are guaranteed a play-off semi-final.“Now we know we have the playoffs we can have a real crack at the qualifier,” the 27-year-old told the Herald.“The manager and the staff will tell us to put this stage of it to bed and now get ready for the games ahead. A lot of people have been indifferent about the Nations League but it has been competitive games and a great chance to qualify.“From the outset, we aimed to top the group and we have done that, so the momentum will be there heading into the qualifiers.“What we have done over the last ten days will give us plenty of confidence and everyone is looking forward to the draw now. We will find out who we’ll be playing but with the way we have performed, so attacking, creating chances and scoring goals we will fancy our chances against anyone.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“The group has been working hard – we have to keep it going now.”Forrest secured Scotland’s top spot in the Nations League table in historic fashion; the winger became the first Celtic player to score a hat-trick for Scotland for 110 years, with Jimmy Quinn was the last Celt to achieve the same feat.It took his tally to five goals in two games for Scotland and to 11 goals in his last 11 appearances for both Celtic and Scotland. He would be forgiven for feeling this morning that he could spin gold from straw given the fortune he has enjoyed of late.“It was incredible, I’m absolutely buzzing,” he smiled. “It was great scoring my first goals for Scotland the other night so to come to Hampden and get a hat-trick is the stuff of dreams really. It’s up there with everything else I’ve done with Celtic.“I only got my first goals the other day [for Scotland] and now I have five, it’s pretty crazy really. I just want to kick on again from here, get as many caps as I can and hopefully get as many goals as I can.“I just have to keep working hard, play well for Celtic and when we meet up with Scotland again I hope I’m still playing with as much confidence.”last_img read more

Army Alabama Power Break Ground on Solar Array at Ft Rucker

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Officials from the Army and Alabama Power held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for a 10-megawatt solar array at Fort Rucker.The 10-megawatt project is located on about 90 acres of land at the post in southeast Alabama and is scheduled to be operational later this year. The photovoltaic solar plant is expected to generate enough energy to power about 1,600 homes annually.Russel Hall, deputy to the commanding general at Fort Rucker, told the gathering he was pleased to be working with Alabama Power on the project, which is creating between 60 and 80 temporary construction jobs, according to a press release from the utility. “Increasing our energy choices is important to Fort Rucker,” Hall said.The energy generated by the plant will flow back into the Alabama Power grid as part of the company’s generation portfolio. Alabama Power also will retain the rights to the renewable energy credits from the project to serve its customers with renewable energy. The Army will continue to purchase electricity from Alabama Power under an existing electric service agreement.“There isn’t a place I’d rather be today than here at Fort Rucker,” said Michael McGhee, executive director of the Army Office of Energy Initiatives.The Fort Rucker project is the second major solar facility to break ground at an Alabama Army installation. Earlier this year, the utility began construction on a 10-megawatt facility at Anniston Army Depot. last_img read more