Pretty Woman: The Musical Sets Broadway Closing Date

first_imgPretty Woman: The Musical, the stage musical based on the hit 1990 film, will end its Broadway-premiere run at the Nederlander Theatre on August 18. The show began previews on July 20, 2018 and officially opened on August 16. By closing, Pretty Woman: The Musical will have played 27 previews and 421 regular performances.Three-time Tony nominee Andy Karl and Samantha Barks lead the cast as Edward and Vivian, respectively, with Tony nominee Orfeh as Kit De Luca, Charlie Pollock as Phillip Stuckey, Eric Anderson as Mr. Thompson, Sam Seferian as Giulio and Kingsley Leggs as James Morse. Married co-stars Karl and Orfeh were both honored with 2019 Audience Choice Awards, with Karl winning in the category of Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical and Orfeh winning for both Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical and Favorite Diva Performance. As previously announced, Jillian Mueller and Brennin Hunt will take over the roles of Vivian and Edward beginning on July 22.The ensemble features Allison Blackwell, Brian Calì, Robby Clater, Jessica Crouch, Nico DeJesus, Anna Eilinsfeld, Matt Farcher, Lauren Lim Jackson, Renée Marino, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Jillian Mueller, Jake Odmark, Jennifer Sanchez, Matthew Stocke, Alex Michael Stoll, Alan Wiggins, Jesse Wildman and Darius Wright.Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, Pretty Woman: The Musical has a book by the film’s screenwriter, J.F. Lawton, and late director Garry Marshall, and an original score by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance.The show features set design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Philip S. Rosenberg and sound design by John Shivers. Music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations are by Will Van Dyke.As previously announced, Pretty Woman: The Musical will launch a national tour and open international productions in Germany and London’s West End in the coming year. Related Shows View Comments Pretty Woman: The Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 18, 2019last_img read more

Nasko Sirakov returns Gonzo to Levski!

first_imgThe new majority owner of Levski Nasko Sirakov wants to return Georgi Ivanov to the club. The idea is for Gonzo to become a sports director, Tema Sport writes on the front page of tomorrow’s issue. Gonzo currently works for Plovdiv’s Loko.Sirakov wants him to replace Ivaylo Petkov. As already TOPSPORT informs, no one in Levski is sure about his position with Sirakov. Apparently, Petkov will be released first. Georgi Ivanov is among the biggest favorites of the fans, as is Sirakov himself. Gonzo has already received an invitation from Nasko. Lokomotiv is expected to release him at Gerena. The new owner of the main package of shares of the “blues” Nasko Sirakov will give his first press conference as owner of Levski on June 10. It is very likely that Gonzo will be next to him then.What will be the next changes, it remains to be seen … Nasko Sirakov must pay 5% municipal tax on Levski’s sharesCommercial law lawyer Ivaylo Dermendzhiev expressed this opinionlast_img read more

Messi and Suarez late show rescues Barca in 4-4 draw at Villarreal

first_imgVILA-REAL, Spain,  (Reuters) – Barcelona’s Lionel Messi came off the bench in his side’s hour of need to inspire the Liga leaders to battle back from 4-2 down in stoppage time to snatch a remarkable 4-4 draw at struggling Villarreal yesterday. The Catalans avoided a first league loss since November with a thumping left-foot strike from Luis Suarez deep into added time after captain and top scorer Messi gave them hope with a deadly free kick in the 90th minute.The draw saw Barca’s lead over Atletico Madrid, who earlier won 2-0 at home to Girona, trimmed to eight points ahead of Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash at the Nou Camp. Barcelona have 70 points to Atletico’s 62 with eight games left.Even without Messi, Gerard Pique and Ivan Rakitic in their starting lineup, the visitors still strolled into the lead through a Philippe Coutinho goal in the 12th minute, which Brazilian forward Malcom soon doubled with a header. But Villarreal, who began the game one point above the relegation zone, hauled themselves into contention with a strike from 19-year-old Samuel Chukwueze midway through the first half.Cameroon striker Karl Toko Ekambi took advantage of slack positioning from Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to equalise soon after the interval and Vicente Iborra completed the home side’s remarkable revival just after the hour mark.Barca’s Argentine talisman Messi was called from the bench to rescue the champions but instead Villarreal increased their lead with a strike from their substitute Carlos Bacca. Villarreal’s Alvaro Gonzalez was then dismissed for a second booking with four minutes remaining, paving the way for South Americans Messi and Suarez to strike for Barcelona and produce a remarkable finish to an enthralling contest.“It was a crazy game, one which it seemed either side could have won comfortably, and it speaks volumes about the strength of this league, where you can never assume you’re going to win a game easily,” said Barca coach Ernesto Valverde.“It was very important not to lose, even though we wanted the three points. The sensation we felt with the late comeback makes us feel very good, it shows we are never ready to give in. If we’d lost we’d be feeling different about the Atletico game.” EARLY ADVANTAGEBarca seized an early advantage when Brazilian Malcom tore down the right wing and rolled the ball across the goal for Coutinho to tap into an empty net.Malcom then scored his first goal in La Liga by heading home a cross from Arturo Vidal, while Coutinho should have made it 3-0 but his attempted chip bounced off the far post. Villarreal got back into the game with the help of veteran midfielder Santi Cazorla, who picked out Chukwueze with an incisive pass, and although the Nigerian shot against the post, he calmly tucked the rebound into the net.The hosts were galvanised and produced a bold and exciting display of counter-attacking football that made it easy to forget they have been struggling at the foot of the table for most of the season.But, spurred on by Messi, Barca roared back to life, showing why they enjoy such a generous lead at the top of the league.Despite the euphoria of the game’s finale, Valverde urged his players to improve for the rest of the season as they look to win a treble of La Liga, Champions League and Copa del Rey. “This game should help us a lot with the games we have left and make us realise that there’s still a lot left to do,” he said with Atletico up next and Manchester United waiting in next week’s Champions league quarter-final, first leg.“We can’t allow our opponents to outnumber us in attack like they did today, if we are to attack well we need to defend well.”last_img read more