Closing Time! Last Chance to See Summer, Springsteen & More

first_imgDECEMBER 23: Glenn Closes In Mother of the Maid, Tony winner Glenn Close takes on the story of Joan of Arc, but not from the martyr’s perspective. In this telling, she plays Joan’s mother, Isabelle. The actress has plenty of Oscar campaigning to do for her role in the new movie The Wife, so catch her before the play wraps up December 23 at the Public Theater.  DECEMBER 23: Heading North? With a starry cast including Mare Winningham, Marc Kudisch and more and a score straight from the catalog of Bob Dylan, Girl from the North Country made waves downtown this season as off-Broadway’s hottest ticket. Conor McPherson’s work (which he also directed) focuses on a small Minnesota community at the height of the Great Depression. The twice-extended off-Broadway run is slated to close at the end of December, but Broadway transfer buzz suggests it could be headed uptown.  New York theater audiences are preparing to say goodbye to two fabulous leading ladies, a mega rockstar in his Broadway debut, a disco diva’s bio musical, several buzzy off-Broadway shows and more. Broadway.com rounded up the hit stagings and notable performances you need to catch before it’s too late. Nicolette Robinson in Waitress (Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) DECEMBER 16: Taking Stock, No Apologies Stage and screen great Stockard Channing returned to the New York stage in Apologia, the London transfer of Alexi K. Campbell’s play. The story follows Kristin, a former radical activist, whose new memoir threatens to tear her family apart. Catch it before it ends at off-Broadway’s Laura Pels Theatre on December 16.  Bruce Springsteen in Springsteen on Broadway (Photo: Rob DeMartin) DECEMBER 9: Will She Extend Again?Nicolette Robinson has extended her run in Waitress twice since taking over the role in September. Notably the first woman of color to play the leading character of pie-maker Jenna, Robinson currently has a scheduled end date of December 9 with no replacemnet announced. Watch this spot… DECEMBER 9: School’s OutJocelyn Bioh’s acclaimed work School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play has also extended twice in its off-Broadway reprise engagement at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The hilarious and powerful play, helmed by Tony winner Rebecca Taichman, follows five hive-minded friends at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school, a mysterious new student and a pageant that reveals more than just schoolyard jealousy. LeChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Photo: Matthew Murphy) LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever in “Summer,” Colton Ryan in “Girl from the North Country” and Bruce Springsteen in “Springsteen on Broadway” (Composite: Ryan Casey for Broadway.com) Grace Van Patten and Glenn Close in Mother of the Maid (Photo: Joan Marcus) Abena Mensah-Bonsu, Mirirai Sithole, Paige Gilbert, Joanna A. Jones, MaameYaa Boafo and Latoya Edwards in School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Photo: Craig Schwartz) DECEMBER 9: Pop the BubblyAmanda Jane Cooper signs off every episode of her Broadway.com vlog with “Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.” She’ll definitely leave sparkle (and more than a few sequins) at the Gershwin Theatre when she steps out of the role of Glinda in Wicked. Katie Rose Clarke, who’s resume boasts two turns playing the Good Witch on Broadway, takes over December 11.  DECEMBER 15: Et Tu, Bruce? Springsteen on Broadway is coming to an end, three extensions and a special Tony Award later. We’re including the The Boss’s Broadway debut and autobiographical concert on this list just to remind you that it’s closing December 15—because if you haven’t seen the sold-out show yet, well, there’s really not much you can do about it now. Fear not, though: You can watch the whole show from the comfort of your Netflix account the very next day (December 16) when the previously announced filmed performance launches on the streaming service.  Hugh Dancy and Stockard Channing in Apologia (Photo: Joan Marcus) Jeanette Bayardelle and the cast of Girl From North Country (Photo: Joan Marcus) View Comments DECEMBER 30: Last Dance, Last ChanceThree actresses bring the disco diva to life on Broadway in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever play Donna Summer at different stages in her life, performances that netted LaChanze and DeBose 2018 Tony nominations. The jukebox musical recently announced it will close at the end of December, but make sure to look for it on the road. ALSO DECEMBER 9: Will Eno’s one-man show Thom Pain (based on nothing), starring Michael C. Hall, closes at The Pershing Square Signature Center.DECEMBER 9: Patricia Ione Lloyd’s dark dramedy Eve’s Song ends at the Public Theater.DECEMBER 16: The New York premiere of Hansol Jung’s play Wild Goose Dreams, directed by Leigh Silverman, ends at the Public Theater.DECEMBER 17: Celebrity Autobiography goes out with a bang at the Marquis Theatre, with readings from Mario Cantone, Rachel Dratch, Antoni Porowski and more. DECEMBER 22: The Resitable Rise of Arturio Ui, starring Raúl Esparza, closes at Classic Stage Company.DECEMBER 23: Ming Peiffer‘s world premiere play Usual Girls finishes its second extension at Roundabout Underground.DECEMBER 30: Mini-American Idol reunion Ruben & Clay’s First Annual Christmas Carol Family Fun Pageant Spectacular Reunion Show ends at the Imperial Theatre. DECEMBER 30: The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays disappears from the Marquis Theatre.DECEMBER 30: Joel Grey’s Yiddish-language Fiddler on the Roof ends at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. (Look for its uptown transfer, starting at Stage 42 on February 11.) Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda in Wicked (Photo: Caitlin McNaney)last_img read more

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City Law School agrees internships

first_imgThe City Law School has agreed a range of international commercial law internships for students on its Master of Laws (LLM) programmes. The school has renewed an international commercial law internship with US firm Sidley Austin for the fifth year running. The successful candidate will spend three months in the firm’s Brussels office and receive a €5,000 scholarship. The school has again agreed, after a successful inaugural year, an antitrust and recovery programme with US firm Crowell & Moring. The internship carries a £5,000 scholarship and will take place in the firm’s London office during 2011. An international shipping law internship has also been renewed with maritime, trade and finance City firm Thomas Cooper. It is scheduled to run from May to July 2011. These follow similar internship agreements with other major practices, including US firm K&L Gates in Paris. City Law School LLM programme director professor Alan Riley said: ‘These internships will enable our students to blend the knowledge they develop on our international commercial law programme with top-flight practical experience.’ City Law School dean professor Susan Nash said: ‘We welcome the opportunity to work with some of the top-ranked global commercial law firms.’last_img read more

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France’s World Cup winners given heroes’ welcome in Paris

first_imgBy Luke BakerPARIS (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic French fans celebrated the return of their World Cup winning football team on Monday, jumping and chanting “We Are The Champions” as their bus paraded down the Champs Elysees before a special presidential reception.“Les Bleus”, a dynamic, young team that won an open, fast-paced final 4-2 with Croatia in Moscow, appeared at the Elysee palace, where they burst into a spontaneous rendition of the “La Marseillaise” national anthem with President Emmanuel Macron and his wife.“Thank you for having made us proud,” Macron told the players in the presidential palace’s gardens. “Never forget where you come from: all the clubs across France that trained you.”French media spent the day lauding the team’s accomplishments. More than 300,000 people filled the Champs Elysees, the area around the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde on Sunday night, partying into the early hours, singing the Marseillaise, setting off firecrackers and blaring horns until the sun rose.“We had so much fun last night, the city was full of joy, so much celebration,” a woman dressed in red, white and blue who had made her way out to Charles de Gaulle airport told BFM TV. “All we want is a wave from the players.”Newspapers hailed a second World Cup for France, after their first victory on home soil in 1998. “History Made” declared sports daily L’Equipe. Photos of superstars Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba, as well as shots of the team holding aloft and kissing the trophy in the pouring rain, dominated coverage. The victory has helped foster a sense of national unity, with commentators playing up the fact the squad, the second-youngest in the competition, includes many with central and north African heritage, even if all but two were born in France.France has suffered years of tension and self-examination since a series of attacks by Islamist gunmen during 2015 that left more than 140 dead, including 89 killed in the Bataclan theatre in Paris. In some small way, the World Cup has helped lift the nation as it remains wary of the threat. When France won its first World Cup 20 years ago, with Zinedine Zidane its talisman and playmaker, the team was referred to as “Black-Blanc-Beur” (Black-White-Arab), a positive reference to its diverse ethnic make-up.But some were keen to put that phrase to one side, seeing in it a sense of separateness, even if it was meant positively. “We’re not in 1998,” said Mounir Mahjoubi, the secretary of state for digital affairs, whose parents emigrated from Morocco.“We’re not still celebrating ‘Black-Blanc-Beur’, we’re celebrating brotherhood,” he said of the current team.METRO STATIONS For Macron, who became president last year at the age of 39, leading his political movement to victory against the odds, the success is also likely to have positive repercussions after a slump in the polls amid a host of economic reforms.The Paris metro system got into the celebratory mood, announcing the names of a number of stations were being briefly changed to honour the players and coach, Didier Deschamps. Notre-Dame des Champs station was relabelled “Notre Didier Deschamps”, and Victor Hugo was switched to “Victor Hugo Lloris” after the captain and goalkeeper.On Monday morning, the after-effects of Sunday night’s frenetic revelry were still visible. A number of smashed windows, an overturned car and graffiti scrawled here and there, including the phrase “Liberte, Egalite, Mbappe”, a reference to the national motto “Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite”.On Twitter, Brazilian legend Pele paid tribute to the exploits of Mbappe, France’s 19-year-old superstar, saying that if the teenager kept equalling his goal-scoring records, Pele might have to strap his boots back on. Mbappe replied to the tweet in English saying “The king will always remain the king”, quickly gaining 15,000 retweets.The team is scheduled to arrive back in France at around 1430 GMT, before a parade down the Champs Elysees and a formal victory reception with Macron at the Elysee Palace.And it is not just the capital that has been consumed by football fever. From Nice and Marseille in the south to Lille in the north, Nantes in the west and scores of towns and cities in between, TV stations were full of images of red, white and blue clad fans singing and dancing in France’s streets and squares.last_img read more

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Bozhidar Kraev parted ways with Gilles Vicente in style (video) –…

first_imgThe Bulgarian national Bozhidar Krave played his last match for the Portuguese Gilles Vicente. The 23-year-old midfielder was the starter in the last match of the season for his team against Passo de Ferreira and managed to score one of the goals in the match. The match ended in a goal draw 3: 3.Kraev scored his eighth goal of the season and thus became the second highest-scoring player of Gilles Vicente after Sandro Lima, who has 10 goals. The 23-year-old Bulgarian is in the Top 20 of the top scorers in the Primeira League before the other matches of the last 34th round. The native national will return to Midtjylland, which also holds his rights. If he stays in the Danish team, he will have a chance to participate in the Champions League.The result was opened by the guests in the 10th minute, when Maracas scored after an assist by Joao Amaral, who crossed from a corner.However, the hosts managed to turn in just 11 minutes. Rodrigao Prado restored parity in the 16th minute with a nice header after a pass from Ruben Ribeiro.In the 21st minute came the moment of Kraev. Gilles Vicente organized a quick counterattack, in which Ribeiro was brought to speed in the middle of Passos. He reached the penalty area and kicked. However, the ball bounced and Kraev, who ran the whole field, was in the right place and with a header scored his third goal in the last 4 games for the team.GOAL! Gil Vicente FC, Kraev at 21 ‘, Gil Vicente FC 2-1 FC P.Ferreira #GVFCFCPF via @mySportBot https://t.co/q8i56BkLCR— MOB 🦎🕷🦗 (@mobreporter) July 24, 2020Eight minutes later, however, Douglas Tanke managed to equalize after an assist by Bruno Santos.Two more goals were scored in the second half. Three minutes after the start of the second half Machoi Jalo made a new turn, this time for the guests, and the final 3: 3 formed Lawrence in the 67th minute.Bozhidar Kraev was replaced in the 82nd minute when he gave his place to Victor Carvalho.Thus, the Bulgarian team finished the season in 9th place, although it was a rookie in the elite during this campaign. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

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