View Comments Big Fish Will Tell Tall Tales in Beantown Big Fish may have closed on Broadway earlier this season, but the musical is getting ready to make a splash in Boston! SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England premiere of the tuner based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Tim Burton-helmed film. Book writer John August and composer Andrew Lippa will craft a re-imagined, more intimate version of the show, set to open at the Wimberly Theatre in March of 2015. Changes will include reducing the cast from 30 to 13 in addition to brand new bluegrass orchestrations. Hugh Jackman’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Tony winner and 2014’s Tony host Hugh Jackman and West End vet James McAvoy, recently teamed up with Michael Fassbender to blur some lines on Graham Norton’s TV show. Check out the stars of X Men: Days of Future Past’s take on Robin Thicke’s track below. One look at Jackman’s hips move has us wishing that June 8 would hurry up and be here already—you just know he has an epic opening number planned for this year’s awards. Norm Lewis Will Live The Dream New Phantom Norm Lewis, Chapman Roberts and many more Great White Way favorites are getting together for an all-male tribute, The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion: Live The Dream. The one-night-only gala event will include song and dance numbers from Motown,The Lion King, Dreamgirls, Five Guys Named Moe, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Porgy and Bess, and honor jazz musicians including Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. The show will take place at Carnegie Hall on June 23. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Tony Nominee Anna Kendrick Finds Her Mr. Right Broadway alums Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell are joining forces in Mr. Right. According to Deadline, the movie will be directed by Paco Cabezas from a script by Max Landis. Kendrick will play an unlucky in love woman who finally thinks she’s found Mr. Right, only to discover he’s a reformed hit man. As you do. Tori Amos Hopes The Light Princess is Broadway Bound Tori Amos is producing a cast recording of her musical The Light Princess, which had its delayed premiere at London’s National Theatre in 2013. Radio.com reports that the singer-songwriter is also hoping to bring the show to the Great White Way: “That’s the plan, that’s the dream,” she said. Hugh Jackman Norm Lewis Star Files
Weekly Update: Touting Economic Development, Supporting Small Business and Job Creation, Urging the Fight Against Opioid Abuse Frances and I helped out at Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen in York this morning – always great to lend a hand in our community. pic.twitter.com/jRMp64lFst— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) August 10, 2017 August 11, 2017 The President’s commission has laid out a robust & reasonable plan. I urge @POTUS to move swiftly to get these recommendations into action. https://t.co/dCKcuxzXbe— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) August 8, 2017 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf The Blog, Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf visited the Almono-Hazelwood Mill 19 site and toured Hazelwood Business District in Pittsburgh. The Almono site is a massive revitalization project in the Hazelwood district that has been made possible with significant state support.On Wednesday, Governor Wolf was in Erie to tour Logistics Plus, Inc., a supply chain management company that announced its plans last month to expand and create new jobs in the City of Erie.Earlier this week, Governor Wolf announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority had approved low-interest loans to support seven small business projects across the Commonwealth. On Thursday, the governor announced that COE Distributing will be expanding and consolidating its operations in Fayette County, a move that will create new jobs in the area.On Tuesday, Governor Wolf urged the Trump administration to heed the recommendations of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. “The President’s commission has laid out a robust and reasonable plan for the federal government to be a better partner with states on combating the heroin and opioid crisis,” said Governor Wolf. “I urge President Trump to move swiftly to get these recommendations into action.”Governor Wolf’s Week, August 6 – August 12, 2017Monday, 8/7/17Governor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Low-Interest Loans to Support Seven Small Business ProjectsGovernor Wolf Touts Economic Opportunities of Almono Site and Hazelwood Business DistrictTuesday, 8/8/17Governor Wolf Urges President Trump to Heed Opioid Commission’s RecommendationsWednesday, 8/9/17On ‘Jobs That Pay Tour, Governor Wolf Visits Logistics Plus Inc.Governor Wolf with UE Members Vows to Help Workers and Erie RegionThursday, 8/10/17Governor Wolf Announces COE Distributing to Expand, Moving Operations from Out of State to Fayette CountyHighlights from TwitterDog tethering laws are changing later this month, thanks to the bipartisan efforts to overhaul our animal protection statutes. https://t.co/Dn3aooZrcJ— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) August 10, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
…says monies earmarked for Consolidated FundIn light of reports that the US$18 million signing bonus Guyana collected from US oil giant ExxonMobil that was stashed in a private account at the Bank of Guyana (BoG) was removed, several senior Government Ministers have dismissed the claim.Economist Ramon GaskinEarlier this week, local economist Ramon Gaskin said in a letter to the media that the Bank of Guyana’s financial statement was recently issued and there was no trace of the signing bonus, which became a matter of controversy last year after it was revealed that not only did Government fail to disclose that it had received the money since 2016 but also deposited it into a private account at Central Bank instead of the Consolidated Fund. Government had defended its actions saying that the money was placed at the BoG since Government intends to use it to pay the legal team that would represent Guyana’s interest at the World Court regarding the border controversy with its western neighbour Venezuela.However Gaskin in a letter on Monday wrote that, “The Bank of Guyana has published the list of 128 Government Account Balances at the end of January 2018 in excess of 36 billion Guyana dollars… the US$18M ‘Signing Bonus’ received by Guyana and allegedly placed in the account is not listed”.“I conclude subject to correction by the Minister of Finance that the monies, if indeed placed there, have been removed or withdrawn or spent without the authorisation of the Parliament as required by Article 217 of the Constitution of Guyana,” Gaskin said in the letter.He, therefore, called on “the Minister of Finance to immediately disclose precisely where exactly the money is, how much has been spent from it, and for what purpose, and what is the present balance in the account if, at all, there is any.”But, when contacted on Thursday, an aide to Finance Minister Winston Jordan told Guyana Times that the monies have not been moved, thus could not have been spent. “It is still there,” the aide assured.Meanwhile, Minister of State Joseph Harmon too had denied that the monies were used earlier on Thursday at the post-Cabinet press briefing.“The signing bonus is monies that belong to Guyana but that bonus, wherever it is, will be placed into the Consolidated Fund and it is from that Fund that any team whatsoever will be paid,” he stated.Although the legal team has already begun work and has completed Guyana’s submissions, which were filed with the World Court on Thursday by Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, Harmon told reporters that Government intends to follow prudent fiscal management regarding the use of the US$18 million.“Whether (the legal team) work before or they work after, it is from the Consolidated Fund, these monies will come from (to pay them. But before that)… we will of course have to make applications to the National Assembly for its approval for these funds… It is just prudent fiscal management,” he stated.Moreover, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman when probed on the whereabouts of the signing bonus on Wednesday had declined to pronounce on the matter, but told media operatives that there is nothing sinister afoot if the monies were to be moved.“The Minister of Finance has been speaking to Cabinet about this over a year and how it is going to be disbursed. Once we (Guyana) qualified for our appearance at the World Court which was the 30th of January I believe, then that triggered some release of the funds. There is nothing untoward or sinister about it,” he said referring to the border controversy.However, in a subsequent statement on Thursday, the Natural Resources Ministry confirmed that steps have been taken to have to the money moved to the Consolidated Fund.“…The Minister of Finance, Honourable Winston Jordan (has asked) Cabinet by way of a Memorandum, to release the ExxonMobil signing bonus into the Consolidated Fund to make payments to the legal team representing Guyana,” the missive from the Natural Resources Ministry details.Nevertheless, Minister of State Joseph Harmon reiterated his Administration’s commitment of transparency, saying that the Finance Minister will follow the necessary laws whenever it is ready to move and use the US$18 million signing bonus.
New Delhi, Apr 29 (PTI) Drawing flak for naming Salman Khan as the Indian Olympic contingents goodwill ambassador, the IOA has now approached cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and Oscar-winning music composer A R Rahman to take up the same role along side the controversial Bollywood star. “We are in communication with Sachin Tendulkar and A R Rahman to become brand ambassadors of the Indian Olympic contingent. We are yet to get their reply,” said Indian Olympic Association (IOA) vice president Tarlochan Singh. “We will rope in more people. Salman Khan will also remain,” he added. Salmans appointment as goodwill ambassador had kicked up a storm last week when star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and sprint legend Milkha Singh questioned the move even though the IOA and some other athletes backed the decision. Salman, who is playing the role of a wrestler in his upcoming film Sultan, was named goodwill ambassador by the in the presence of star woman boxer M C Mary Kom, hockey captain Sardar Singh, and shooter Apurvi Chandela among others. Yogeshwar started the debate by tweeting that Salman has done nothing to merit such an appointment but the IOA stood firm on its decision and said that it would rope in more icons from cricket, music and other sports to motivate the Olympic contingent ahead of the Games in August. PTI PDS PM PM