Steve Martin & Edie Brickell’s Bright Star Announces B’way Theater

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 View Comments Related Shows Bright Star Broadway’s spring season is very much falling into place! The previously announced Main Stem production of Bright Star will land at the Cort Theatre, with performances now beginning on February 25, 2016 (from March 7), and opening night scheduled for March 24 (from March 31). Tony winner Walter Bobbie will direct the Steve Martin and Edie Brickell musical, which is set to first run at D.C.’s Kennedy Center for a limited engagement from December 2. The Cort is currently playing host to Sylvia, which will close on January 24.The cast will include Carmen Cusack, A.J. Shively, Michael Mulheren, Stephen Bogardus, Dee Hoty, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Paul Alexander Nolan, Hannah Elless, Stephen Lee Anderson and Emily Padgett.Bright Star, which features music by Martin and Brickell, lyrics by Brickell and a book by Martin, is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and travels between 1945 and 1923. Billy Cane (Shively), a young soldier just home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy (Cusack), the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives.The tuner previously played a limited engagement at San Diego’s Old Globe.last_img read more

Wellington woman Annemarie Treadwell’s death trigger for Police euthanasia furore

first_imgStuff co.nz 28 October 2016Family First Comment: Very sad – and evidence of the vulnerability of the person.“I did not and do not want to be a burden to my children,” Treadwell wrote in January. She said she suffered from chronic pain, arthritis, clinical depression, and short-term memory problems.“Not for them the worry whether mum ‘has fallen downs the stairs’ at home or worrying phone calls from her neighbours. No feelings of stress or guilt for the family members who scarcely have time for their meeting their own needs.”The controversial police investigation into a euthanasia group followed the death of Annemarie Treadwell, a Wellington woman who supported Maryan Street’s petition in support of assisted dying.Treadwell died on June 6 in Wellington, aged 77.“This was a person who was a member of Exit for a number of years, and an elderly person who was trying to make sure she had some choices,” Dr Philip Nitschke, the founder of Exit International, said on Friday.Another source also said Treadwell’s death, and subsequent coronial investigation, spawned the widely-criticised police checkpoints targeting members of Exit International.On Friday, a Hutt Valley teacher appeared in court charged with importing a drug used for euthanasia. Susan Dale Austen, 65, faced one charge of importing the narcotic sedative pentobarbitone, known as Nembutal, between March 2012 and October 2016, and one of importing on September 30.She appeared before a Wellington District Court registrar and was remanded until February without entering a plea.She appeared before a Wellington District Court registrar and was remanded until February without entering a plea.‘I WILL NOT HAVE TO GO ON SUFFERING’“I did not and do not want to be a burden to my children,” Treadwell wrote in January. She said she suffered from chronic pain, arthritis, clinical depression, and short-term memory problems.“Not for them the worry whether mum ‘has fallen downs the stairs’ at home or worrying phone calls from her neighbours. No feelings of stress or guilt for the family members who scarcely have time for their meeting their own needs.”READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/85828119/wellington-woman-annemarie-treadwells-death-trigger-for-police-euthanasia-furoreKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Kansas RB Pooka Williams suspended after arrest on suspension of domestic battery

first_img Geoff Collins hired as Georgia Tech head coach University of Kansas running back Pooka Williams has been suspended from the team following his arrest Thursday on suspicion of domestic battery, according to The Kansas City Star. Coach Les Miles released a statement Friday, acknowledging the incident and announcing Williams’ suspension.  UCF must ‘look inward’ to improve CFP rankings, says SEC commissioner “We are aware of a reported incident involving Pooka Williams and we are taking these allegations very seriously,” Miles said in a statement. “We have suspended Pooka from all team-related activities pending further investigation.”KU RB Pooka Williams arrested on suspicion of domestic battery. Les Miles: “We are aware of a reported incident involving Pooka Williams and we are taking these allegations very seriously. We have suspended Pooka from all team-related activities pending further investigation.” pic.twitter.com/vk8HbjYKtJ— Jesse Newell (@jessenewell) December 7, 2018According to a police report obtained by the Star from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Williams’ arrest took place at 3 p.m. local time Thursday and a bond has not been set. He was arrested for “Domestic battery; knowing or reckless bodily harm to family/person in dating relationship.” Related News Williams was named the Big 12’s offensive freshman of the year and a first-team all-Big 12 selection as both running back and kick returner. He rushed for 1,125 yards this season.last_img read more