Odds & Ends: Go Behind-the-Scenes of La La Land & More

first_img View Comments ‘La La Land'(Photo: Dale Robinette) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Go Behind-the-Scenes of La La LandLa La Land gorgeousness keeps on coming. Here we have a behind-the-scenes look at the new movie musical, starring Broadway alum Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Featuring lyrics by Main Stem favorites Pasek and Paul (Dear Evan Hansen), and written and directed by Damien Chazelle, the film is set in modern day Los Angeles and explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. La La Land hits movie theaters on December 9, comfortably making the Oscar submission deadline—we can’t wait to check it out! They’re purrfect even when it’s fureezing cold! #CatsBroadway #MacysParade #Rehearsal #Thanksgiving @Macys pic.twitter.com/zz9CRJ7gA8— CATS on Broadway (@CatsBroadway) November 23, 2016center_img Apply for a Lloyd Webber University ScholarshipThe latest component of the American Theatre Wing’s Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative has been announced—the first annual application period for 4-Year Partial University Scholarships is now open. “I have always been a passionate supporter of young talent. It is crucial that proper training is available for the performers of the future and it fills me with great joy that my Foundation can help in this way,” said the composer in a statement. High school students in grade 12 who demonstrate talent and ability in the theater arts, but have a lack of resources to attend a four-year university program are eligible to apply; for more information click here.Patti LuPone Takes on Robert De NiroBroadway legend (and former Lloyd Webber leading lady) Patti LuPone, who will soon return to the Great White Way in War Paint, can also be seen in the upcoming Robert De Niro movie The Comedian. Following an aging comic icon, the film is slated to land in movie theaters on February 1, 2017; check out the trailer below. P.S. Here’s the composer’s purrfect Cats cast rehearsing for tomorrow’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Happy Turkey Day one and all!last_img read more

Elgar anchors South Africa with unbeaten 128 on opening day

first_img(REUTERS) – Dean Elgar made the most of being dropped early in his innings to score his seventh Test century and anchor South Africa’s 229 for four at the close of play on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand in Dunedin yesterday.The left-handed opener, who was spilt down the leg side by wicketkeeper BJ Watling on 36 shortly after lunch, brought up his century from 197 balls with his 20th boundary.The 29-year-old finished on 128 not out and also combined with captain Faf du Plessis (52) for a 126-run partnership that resurrected his side’s innings after they had slumped to 22-3 in a difficult first session of the three-match series.Temba Bavuma, who joined Elgar before tea when du Plessis was dismissed, was on 38 not out at the close.du Plessis was caught in the deep by Trent Boult off all-rounder Jimmy Neesham three balls after he had a leg-before decision overturned on review.The Proteas were rocked by the loss of three early wickets when left-arm seamer Neil Wagner claimed two victims in one over following du Plessis’s late decision to bat after winning the toss.du Plessis finally opted against bowling first when he noticed that New Zealand had dropped pace spearhead Tim Southee to play two spinners in Jeetan Patel and Mitchell Santner.The visitors had been under pressure when they resumed after lunch on 63-3 and New Zealand could have driven home their advantage had Watling held on when Elgar got a thick edge in the second over of the session.New Zealand had seized the early advantage when skipper Kane Williamson introduced Patel in the sixth over, with the off-spinner proving difficult to get away as he extracted bounce and turn off the pitch.Paceman Boult then got a delivery to swing back into right-handed opener Stephen Cook, who offered no shot and was given out lbw for three to leave the hosts 10-1 in the ninth over.Williamson then reintroduced Wagner and he struck immediately to remove the dangerous Hashim Amla for one.Four balls later, he had JP Duminy caught at first slip by Ross Taylor, also for one, from a rising delivery that brushed a glove to leave the visitors in dire trouble.Following the first Test, the teams will head to Wellington before concluding the series in Hamilton.SOUTH AFRICA 1st inningsS. Cook lbw b Boult 3D. Elgar not out 128H. Amla b Wagner 1J. Duminy c Taylor b Wagner 1F. du Plessis c Boult b Neesham 52T. Bavuma not out 38Extras: (b-4, lb-1, w-1) 6Total: (for 4 wickets, 90 overs) 229Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-20, 3-22, 4-148.Bowling: T. Boult 22-10-44-1 (w-1), N. Wagner 20-4-59-2, J. Patel 24-9-60-0, M. Santner 18-5-32-0, J. Neesham 6-2-29-1.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe team was traveling to New York to resume its schedule against the Yankees in a night game. The Phillies (1-2) have not played since July 26. Their opponent in that opening series, the Miami Marlins, had at least 18 players test positive for the coronavirus. Although the Phillies didn’t have any players test positive, their games last week were postponed as a cautionary measure.ANGELS-TROUT RETURNMike Trout to return to Angels on Tuesday after baby’s birthANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout is expected to return to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday after missing four games to be with his wife and newborn son. Organizers made a similar announcement several weeks ago for the postponed Olympics. The Paralympics open on Aug. 24, 2021, and close on Sept. 5. The Olympics are to open on July 23. Local organizers and the International Olympic Committee have offered few details about how these two massive events can be held in the midst of a pandemic, or even the wake of a pandemic. They say they are trying to prepare for many scenarios that could include quarantines, limited fans, and massive cuts in staffing.FIFA-INVESTIGATIONFIFA: Infantino not reckless for taking no notes at AG talks Associated Press August 3, 2020 Update on the latest sports UNDATED (AP) — A FIFA official says president Gianni Infantino was not acting criminally by taking no notes during secret talks with Switzerland’s attorney general that are now part of a criminal investigation into the head of world soccer. FIFA deputy secretary general Alasdair Bell is defending Infantino’s conduct while claiming not to know the specifics of the meetings, denying his boss had acted recklessly. Bell says Infantino has never denied the existence of meetings with attorney general Michael Lauber to discuss the sprawling investigation into football corruption. Bell says Infantino was meeting Lauber to show FIFA had moved on from the Sepp Blatter era.WISCONSIN-SUPREME COURT-ULTRAMARATHON-INAUGURATIONNew Wisconsin justice sworn in during ultramarathonMADISON, Wisc. (AP) — Talk about killing two birds with one stone. New Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Jill Karofsky finished her 100-mile ultramarathon after being sworn in mid-run. Karofsky was sworn in around 1 p.m. Saturday at the 35-mile marker of her route in south-central Wisconsin. State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Dallet administered the oath of office in Basco. center_img Karofsky began running Saturday at 6 a.m. WMTV-TV reports the run took her about 34 hours to complete. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-PHILLIESPhillies head to New York with no positive testsUNDATED (AP) — Results of Covid-19 testing conducted Sunday show there were no new positive results for the Philadelphia Phillies. MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers officials say bench coach Pat Murphy has been resting comfortably after suffering a heart attack during a Saturday team workout at Miller Park. Brewers general manager David Stearns said the 61-year-old Murphy received a stent and should be out of the hospital later this week. TOKYO-PARALYMPIC SCHEDULETokyo Paralympic competition schedule will be same next yearTOKYO (AP) — Organizers say the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic schedule remains essentially unchanged for the event that has been postponed until next year. Angels manager Joe Maddon says the three-time AL MVP is likely to play in Seattle at the start of a six-game road trip.Trout missed his fourth straight game Sunday after his wife, Jessica, gave birth to their first child on Thursday. The Angels transferred Trout from the paternity list to the restricted list after the three-day time limit on the paternity list expired Sunday. Los Angeles is off today.BREWERS-MURPHY-HEART ATTACKBrewers’ Pat Murphy ‘resting comfortably’ after heart attacklast_img read more