It’s Official! Side Show Will Transfer to Broadway

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 View Comments Side Show Star Files Based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, Side Show is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame during the Depression era, but denies them love. The tuner features songs such as “I Will Never Leave You” and “Who Will Love Me As I Am?” It’s official! As previously speculated, after successful runs in both San Diego and Washington, D.C., director Bill Condon’s re-imagined staging of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell’s Side Show is transferring to Broadway. The musical will begin performances on October 28 at the St. James Theatre. Opening night is set for November 17. Erin Davie and Emily Padgett will reprise their roles as Violet and Daisy Hilton, respectively, on the Great White Way. Further casting and creative team will be announced later.center_img The original Broadway production, directed by Robert Longbottom, opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on September 19, 1997. The show closed after 91 performances and received four Tony nominations, including a shared nomination for co-stars Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner. This marked the only time in Tony history where two people were co-nominated for the Best Actress award. Related Shows Davie’s Broadway credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Grey Gardens, Curtains and A Little Night Music. Padgett has appeared on the Great White Way in Legally Blonde, Grease and Rock of Ages. Emily Padgettlast_img read more

KLM plans to fly planes on reused cooking oil

first_img Share LifestyleTravel KLM plans to fly planes on reused cooking oil by: – June 22, 2011 22 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! KLM has enough biokerosene for 200 flights but aims to source moreThe Dutch airline KLM says it plans to use recycled cooking oil on 200 flights between Paris and Amsterdam.The fuel, biokerosene, is derived from used frying oil, which has to be tested to meet the same technical specifications as traditional kerosene.The move is part of the airline’s efforts to secure a positive recommendation from the Dutch Sustainability Board.Airlines are under EU pressure to cut their carbon emissions by 3% by 2012.KLM’s interest in biofuels dates back to 2009, when it ran a test flight carrying 40 people, including the then Dutch economics affairs minister.The 90-minute flight was majority powered by traditional aviation fuel, with just one of the its four engines powered 50% by biofuel.These flights will use 50% of all the fuel for 200 journeys.KLM said its supplies – which are collected from hotels, restaurants and factories before being sent to the US for refining – were currently only enough for that number of journeys.KLM’s managing director, Camiel Eurlings, said it was aiming to go much further than that: “The route to 100% sustainable energy is enormously challenging. We need to move forward together to attain continuous access to sustainable fuel.”The biokerosene flights are expected to start in September on some or all of the six flights a day between the two cities, although the company needs authorisation before they can go ahead.BBC News Tweetlast_img read more

Thornton makes winning dash to Boone checkers

first_imgThree drivers provided most of the action upfront for much of the race as Joel Bushore, in a new ride after his rollover last week, led the field as the race went green.  BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 8) – Dylan Thornton prevailed in a 20-lap IMCA Modified feature decided by inches in a mad dash to the finish line that had the crowd on its feet Saturday at Boone Speed­way.  Johnathon Logue took the comfortable win in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. There were two 1-lap dashes for the Northern SportMods. The top 12 finishers from the heat races ran the Elmquist Towing Dash with $400 going to the winner. Logue cashed in there. The Walters Sani­tary Service Trash Dash was for the 12 drivers finishing fourth through sixth in their heats. Garrett Nel­son took home the $300 prize in that one. By Joyce Eisele Racing continues next week at the Boone Speedway when the green flag will drop at 7 p.m. Thornton, who is from California, is spending the summer back here in Iowa and, ironically enough, staying with second place finisher Gustin.  The victory marked the first time Thornton has vis­ited the winner’s circle at the speedway. Donavon Smith was back in victory lane after winning the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car 20-lapper and David Rieks stepped into victory lane for the first time in several years when he won the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event.  Thornton was quick to join in and then 14th place starter Jimmy Gustin joined in to make it a trio of fun. The closing laps saw the three drivers go at it in a spectacular dash to the finish line. Thornton had just enough momentum coming out of the final corner as the checkers un­furled, taking the win by inches over Gustin. Bushore finished a close third.  After measuring his margin of victory lane in inches, Dylan Thornton displayed the checkers and IMCA Modified trophy Saturday at Boone Speedway. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photog­raphy)last_img read more