Go Beyond Oz with the Cast of The Woodsman

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 29, 2016 Related Shows The Woodsman The company of off-Broadway’s The Woodsman met the press at their rehearsal space on January 13. Inspired by the writing of L. Frank Baum, the acclaimed play was written by James Ortiz and features music by Edward W. Hardy and lyrics by Jennifer Loring. Directed by Ortiz and Claire Karpen, the piece tells the origin story of the Tin Woodsman, the woman he loved and the witch that would stop at nothing to keep them apart. Performances begin on January 27 at New World Stages, where the production opens on February 7. See a company shot above and a pic of Ortiz, the co-creator, co-director and star below.last_img read more

New tolls on I-65 bridges greet spring break travelers

first_imgCLARKSVILLE, Ind. — Spring break travelers driving south on Interstate-65 to or through Louisville should be prepared for some changes this year.Three bridges over the Ohio River offer new and improved travel options, with tolls in place on all three.Tolled bridges include the two I-65 bridges and the new Lewis and Clark Bridge connecting the Gene Snyder Freeway with State Road 256.RiverLink is the name of the tolling system. There is no stopping, no slowing, no lines, and no coin machines. Tolls range anywhere from $2-$12 depending on the vehicle.Vehicles with a RiverLink transponder or E-ZPaSS transponder will have better rates than vehicles without. Vehicles without transponders will be sent an invoice in the mail.last_img

Virginia Tech head coach Williams talks Christmas-Cooney scoring combo

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 2, 2015 at 6:12 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ It doesn’t get much better than Rakeem Christmas and Trevor Cooney as far as Virginia Tech head coach Buzz Williams is concerned.“It’s as good as any pairing as there is,” Williams said.On Monday’s Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference, the former Marquette head coach spoke highly of Christmas and Cooney’s individual improvements as well as their progress as a duo. They have combined to score nearly 48 percent of SU’s points this season. Williams complimented a growing variety in Cooney’s game and said he wasn’t sure how or if Virginia Tech (9-12, 1-7 ACC) could stop Christmas when the Orange (14-7, 5-3) hosts his Hokies at 9 p.m. on Tuesday in the Carrier Dome.“But his game, his body, his development, has been as good as any that I remember for a big man in a long time,” Williams said of Christmas. “So you can’t give him the same thing, particularly with the guy that we’re going to throw at him because it’s not enough. And I don’t know that even changing things in what we do bothers him that much to be honest with you.”SU head coach Jim Boeheim said in his portion of the teleconference that he thought VT would double down on Christmas. Those double teams open up space elsewhere on the floor, which Cooney tries to exploit.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut Williams also pointed to Cooney getting Christmas open.“I think his scouting report is much deeper than he’s just a shooter,” Williams said. “He makes really good plays off the bounce. He makes plays for Christmas that allow him to play better.”Cooney has scored 168 of his 309 points from beyond the arc this season and 57 from the free-throw line. His other 84 points have come from 2s.And his ability to hit more shots off the dribble has opened up more passing lanes to the Orange’s star big man. Cooney has played 92.2 percent of SU’s minutes this season and played every minute since Syracuse’s loss to Clemson on Jan. 17. Christmas has played in 81.8 percent of minutes and hasn’t sat since fouling out in SU’s win over Boston College on Jan. 20.Said Williams: “It’s how those guys play with one another, I think is a tribute to Coach and is also a tribute to the development of both of those guys.” Commentslast_img read more

Darius Bazley to Syracuse fanbase on decommitment: ‘I just hope they respect that and cheer me on’

first_imgNEW YORK — As the immediate hubbub surrounding Darius Bazley’s decision to decommit from Syracuse and turn pro has faded, the former Orange-bound five-star forward responded to nine days of emotional responses from the SU fanbase — many of them involving disbelief and shock — into a singular message.“I know the fans are great, despite the comments and stuff I’ve been getting from them,” Bazley told The Daily Orange on Saturday afternoon at the Jordan Brand Classic. “I’m still going to root them on. I had to do what’s best for me, and I just hope that they will respect that and cheer me on.”On March 29, Bazley, 17, decommitted from Syracuse to turn professional in the G League. The No. 9 recruit in ESPN’s 2018 rankings, Bazley committed to SU back in July 2017. The 6-foot-9 power forward out of Princeton (Cincinnati) High School headlined Syracuse’s 2018 recruiting class that features No. 37 recruit Jalen Carey and Buddy Boeheim, son of SU head coach Jim Boeheim.When Bazley’s announcement was reported, Carey was taking a nap at home. His father, John, woke him up. Carey thought his father was kidding at first, but he checked Twitter to get confirmation.Then, Syracuse guard Elijah Hughes texted Carey: “Talk to your boy,” according to Carey’s father.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSo, Carey texted Bazley no words — only the “eyes emoji,” a pair of eyes glancing slightly to the left. Bazley didn’t respond with “anything serious,” Carey said.“He’s going to miss something big this year,” Carey told The Daily Orange on Saturday.“I wish him nothing but the best,” John Carey said. “I wish he would have done this before recruiting, because then maybe we (Syracuse) could have picked up a guy that’s valuable. The timing can sometimes hurt.”This week, Bazley explained his decision in a first-person account in The Players Tribune. He said he had been thinking about the move straight to the G League for months.“At first, I basically dismissed it entirely,” Bazley wrote. “I just had trouble picturing myself doing that. A little time passed, then we all had another conversation, and for the first time the G League was brought up.”In March, Bazley became the third SU commit since 2012 to appear in the McDonald’s All-American game. He had 11 points and seven rebounds in 17 minutes. On Sunday afternoon at the Barclays Center, Bazley will display his game for professional scouts and provide SU fans a look at what he would have brought to Syracuse in 2018-19.“I’m still an Orange fan,” Bazley said. “I didn’t make this decision because of anything crazy. There’s nothing wrong with Syracuse. I love the coaching staff.” Comments Published on April 7, 2018 at 2:48 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more