Steve Furst & More Join West End’s Made in Dagenham

first_img Additional cast members include Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Thomas Aldridge, Kate Coysten, Christopher Howell, Scott Garnham, Ian Jervis, Paul Kemble, Emma Lindars, Jo Napthine, Tracey Penn, Gemma Salter, Gareth Snook, Rachel Spurrell, Emily Squibb, Karli Vale and Rene Zagger. View Comments The strike is growing in London’s West End! Actor and comedian Steve Furst will join the previously announced Gemma Arterton and Adrian Der Gregorian in Made in Dagenham, based on the 2010 film of the same name. Furst will play U.S. Ford executive Mr. Tooley. The tuner will feature music by David Arnold, lyrics by Richard Thomas and a book by Richard Bean. Performances, under the direction of Rupert Goold, will begin on October 9 at the Adelphi Theatre. Opening night is set for November 5. The cast of the musical comedy will also include Mark Hadfield as Harold Wilson, Sophie-Louise Dann as Barbara Castle, Sophie Stanton as Beryl, Heather Craney as Clare, Sophie Isaacs as Sandra, Julius D’Silva as Mr. Hopkins and Naomi Frederick as Lisa.center_img Made in Dagenham follows Rita O’Grady (Arterton), a woman in 1960s Essex who is just trying to get her husband Eddie (Der Gregorian) out of bed, get the kids off to school and get to work at the factory on time. But life is about to change forever when it’s announced that the girls in the sewing room of Ford’s Dagenham car plant will have their pay grade dropped to “unskilled.” Quickly drawing on a strength she never knew she had, Rita leads her friends in a battle against the might of Ford and the corruption of the Union supposed to protect them. As the girls’ inspiring journey gets bigger than anyone could have imagined, the pressure is too much for some, but can Rita keep up the fight and the happy home she’s worked so hard for? Furst has appeared on the West End stage previously as Mr. Wormwood in Matilda. He is known for his performance in the series The Legend of Dick and Dom and as a panelist on The Wright Stuff.last_img read more

Movie Musical La La Land Dominates 2017 Golden Globes

first_img Great news for “musical theater nerds everywhere” and anyone who has an aunt who used to live in Paris. La La Land celebrated a record-breaking sweep at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards on January 8, earning trophies for all seven categories it received a nomination, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.Tony nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, whose music can be heard on Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen, shared the award for Best Original Song with Justin Hurwitz for the number “City of Stars.” In their speech, the duo dedicated their award to “musical theater nerds everywhere.” Hurwitz also won for Best Original score.Ryan Gosling and Broadway alum Emma Stone brought the movie musical two more awards for their leading performances, and Damien Chazelle won for both his direction and screenplay.Moonlight, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue and featuring Jitney’s André Holland, received the award for Best Motion Picture – Drama.More stage favorites to win big with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association were Viola Davis, picking up another trophy for reprising her Tony-winning performance as Rose Maxson in the film adaptation of Fences, National Theatre-bound Olivia Colman for The Night Manager and Broadway alum Sarah Paulson, who can now put a Golden Globe next to her Emmy for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Additionally, Tony-nominated playwright Peter Morgan’s Netflix series The Crown won the award for Best Television Series – Drama.Click here for a complete list of winners. Check out Pasek and Paul’s acceptance speech below! Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone in ‘La La Land'(Photo: Dale Robinette) View Commentslast_img read more

BCPO to beef up MassKara security

first_imgaround 1,600 cops from the PoliceRegional Office (PRO) Region 6 will be deployed during the festivities. Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico,spokesperson of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), bared that “PRO-6 personnel will be evenly spreadout to the city’s main festival sites located at the Government Center, Lacsontourism strip and Public Plaza,” Pico noted. The highlights will start on Oct. 24and 25, featuring the Electric MassKara parades. With BCPO now finalizing its securityplans, Pico said they have sent a letter to the Philippine National Policenational headquarters requesting for a total gun ban and signal jamming duringthe festival. The Ruby MassKara celebration, themed“Bacolod, City of Smiles”, will formally open next week. BACOLOD City – Police authorities hereaim for maximum security deployment to deter crimes during the 40th MassKara Festivalslated Oct. 7 to 27.center_img He added that aside from PRO-6’saugmentation personnel, they are expecting additional security forces fromother law enforcement and security agencies such as the Special Action Force, PhilippineArmy, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Coast Guard, and other forcemultipliers. This is to ensure safety of thousandsof MassKara revelers, said Pico. Mayor Evelio Leonardia earlierannounced that President Rodrigo Duterte will be this year’s guest of honor. “We already prepared our contingencyplans for any incidents and accidents that may occur,” Pico said. Meanwhile, the much anticipatedMassKara Street and Arena Dance competitions will be held on Oct. 26 and 27 –the final weekend of the festival./PNlast_img read more

Africa Cup of Nations: Algeria drop Haris Belkebla ‘to maintain discipline’

first_imgAlgeria coach Djamel Belmadi has confirmed that Haris Belkebla has been dropped from the Africa Cup of Nations squad.Belmadi explained that it was in order to ‘maintain discipline’ in the squad ahead of the finals in Egypt which begin on 21 June.“The national team coach Djamel Belmadi has decided to exclude Algeria midfielder Haris Belkebla from the Africa Cup of Nations training camp.“The coach’s decision was to maintain discipline within the group, which he considers paramount,” the Algerian Football Federation posted in a statement on Wednesday.His omission follows video footage of Belkebla appearing on social media exposing his backside on a live stream of an online game.The Brest midfielder issued an emotional apology, saying he was “broken-hearted”.“I would like to apologise to you. Of course I did not think I was live on a social network, however, what I did was out of order and has no place in a gathering of such importance,” he wrote on social media. “I do not seek to make excuses for myself because I made a mistake and I am paying the price immediately with my exclusion from the national team.“I am broken-hearted but it is a legitimate punishment by Algerian football governing bodies. Of course I do not hold a grudge against anyone except myself for disappointing and hurting you.“I simply ask you to not hold this against my family, who have raised me with far more noble values ​​than what I displayed.“My values are a lot much closer to the values ​​of our country. To all the fans, the federation, the staff, the players, my family and the coach Mr. Belmadi, I apologise and ask for your forgiveness. To my teammates, the dream stops here for me, but I hope to celebrate while watching you lift the Cup. Long live Algeria.”USM Alger midfielder Mohamed Benkhemassa is expected to replace him, but the federation is yet to confirm Belkabla’s replacement. Source: BBClast_img read more

Finkenauer addresses infrastructure, impeachment in Cedar Rapids stop

first_imgCEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa Congressman Abby Finkenauer, a Democrat from Dubuque, emphasized infrastructure needs in the district Monday and answered questions about impeachment.Finkenauer toured aging bridges and held a roundtable discussion in Cedar Rapids with the Oregon congressman who’s chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the U.S. House. Finkenauer said she hopes impeachment won’t sideline discussions on issues like finding the money to repave roads, repair bridges and renovate the locks and dams on the Mississippi, but Finkenauer told reporters she was elected to defend the Constitution.“I’m not worried about electoral politics. I’m worried about defending our democracy, as we all should be,” Finkenauer said. “This isn’t a Democratic or Republican issue. This is about the future of our country and making sure that we have folks following the law and standing up to the office that they hold.”Finkenauer faces a competitive re-election campaign heading in to 2020 and media outlets rate the district as a “toss-up” or as leaning slightly Democratic.“Look, I’m not ever approaching an issue based on who’s going to vote for me or who’s not,” Finkenauer said. “I am always approaching an issue based on what is good for our democracy and following the Constitution.”Fineknauer is in the middle of her first term in a U.S. House district that covers northeastern Iowa including Worth and Mitchell counties in our immediate listening area She defeated two-term Republican Congressman Rod Blum of Dubuque in the 2018 election.last_img read more