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

Clippers are monitoring Blake Griffin’s sore right knee

first_imgA Clippers spokesperson said Griffin will be a gametime decision against the Pelicans, though the injury is “nothing serious.”Still, any kind of injury to Griffin is news to the Clippers and their fans.Griffin missed over half of last season with a torn left quad, and a re-aggravation of the injury cost him the end of the Clippers’ postseason.“We’re just watching,” Rivers said.Rivers said the injury wasn’t suffered during the Clippers’ loss to Golden State Wednesday night, that it was more cumulative in nature. In 22 games, Griffin is averaging 20.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.1 steals. Griffin and J.J. Redick are the only two Clipper players to miss games due to rest this season.Movie dayWhile the Clippers gathered Thursday at their practice facility, they didn’t do much more than watch tape of their loss to the Warriors.“We learn when you talk about it as a team,” Clippers guard Chris Paul said. “I think all of us, we’re professionals. I’m sure there’s not a guy who doesn’t go home and watch the film and stuff like that. You watch it on your own and come in and get a chance to talk about it and see what you sort of knew already.”Thursday’s film session was heavy on the déjà vu.“We watched like the whole first half yesterday, like no stops, like free throws and everything,” Austin Rivers said. “We watched like all the film yesterday. They say video never lies. So we saw a lot of things that we were unhappy with from a team standpoint.”And if the film isn’t telling the Clippers what they need to know, their record should be.“We’ve lost five of our last seven. That’s really the only reminder that we need,” Austin Rivers said. “We lost five of our last seven games. At no point in this season did I think this team would lose five out seven games. You know, I think we’re that good of a team. This is already too much. So, we need to move on from here and just get better. That’s what we need to do.”Johnson improvingBrice Johnson, the Clippers’ first-round pick, has yet to play in a regular-season NBA game because of a back injury suffered near the end of the preseason.Johnson has been on the court shooting free throws, showing signs of improvement, and it appears he won’t need surgery, which was an option.“I think (he won’t), but I don’t think you’re ever through any of those woods, so I can’t say anything,” Doc Rivers said. “I know he’s doing a lot better.” PLAYA VISTA >> As Doc Rivers navigated through questions ranging from existential ones about the Clippers’ mindset, a reported shrinking preseason and a seldom-used rookie’s health, the Clippers coach noted that maybe Friday was shaping up like a slow news day.And, then, that changed.Rivers casually mentioned that the team is monitoring Blake Griffin and a sore right knee, a problem that could keep Griffin out of the lineup Saturday when the Clippers host New Orleans on Saturday at Staples Center.The team has currently lost two in a row at home and five of their last seven.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

MCGUINNESS DELAYS PRESS CONFERENCE UNTIL REPORTER IS REMOVED

first_imgThere was a touch of controversy at this evening’s post match press conference when Jim McGuinness said he would not answer questions until a reporter left the room.The Donegal manager arrived but left a minute later after consulting with GAA communications staff.The Croke Park officials then approached Gaelic Life reporter Declan Bogue who was told that McGuinness would not conduct the press conference if he remained in the room. Bogue, who penned the controversial book ‘This Is Our Year’ which featured interviews with Kevin Cassidy, then left the room.McGuinness soon returned and agreed to continue with the press conference.McGuinness said he had kept his counsel on his feelings about the book all year and had waited until now to make them known.“There was a book written,” he said. “There were a lot of untruths in the book. There was a lot of things said about me. I’ve never broken court on it since the whole thing happened. I’ve held my dignity. I’ve let myself be castigated. And I done that because I gave somebody an agreement that I wouldn’t break my court on it. There were a lot of things said in the book that were incorrect and untrue, some of it possibly lies about me personally and about some of my players. “It was all-out attack for a couple of months on my character. I know what I’ve done, I know what I’ve coached, I know what I am as a person. And that’s the situation. So I’m not going to let somebody sit in a room and fill their pages tomorrow on the back of what we done today when they in their wisdom degraded me as a person and some of my players.” MCGUINNESS DELAYS PRESS CONFERENCE UNTIL REPORTER IS REMOVED was last modified: September 24th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more