Children Hurt in Connecticut Amusement Park Accident

first_imgNORWALK, Connecticut – Connecticut police say one adult and 12 children were taken to hospitals after an amusement ride malfunctioned at a fair, sending riders crashing into each other. (Sept. 9)last_img

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical to Close After Six Years on Broadway

first_imgVanessa Carlton takes her first bow as Carole King in “Beautiful”(Photo: Tricia Baron) The long-running hit bio-show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical has set a final performance date of October 27, just short of six years after beginning performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Beautiful began previews on November 21, 2013 and officially opened on January 12, 2014. By closing, Beautiful will have played 60 previews and 2418 regular performances.With a book by Douglas McGrath set to the song catalogue of Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Beautiful is directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Josh Prince, with musical supervision by Jason Howland and orchestrations by Steve Sidwell.Beautiful begins just before Brooklyn native Carol Klein composes her first hit song, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” in 1959 when she is 17, pregnant and newly married to 20-year-old lyricist Gerry Goffin. In the decade that follows, King and Goffin produce a string of classic hits while forming a lasting friendship with another composing couple, Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. When Carole’s personal life begins falling apart, she responds by stepping out of the shadows with Tapestry, a deeply personal collection of songs that becomes one of the best-selling albums of all time.The original principal cast of Beautiful was led by Jessie Mueller as Carole King, Jake Epstein as Gerry Goffin, Jarrod Spector as Barry Mann, Anika Larsen as Cynthia Weil, Jeb Brown as Don Kirshner and Liz Larsen as Genie Klein.Beautiful was nominated for seven 2014 Tony Awards and took home statues for Jessie Mueller’s performance and Brian Ronan’s sound design. The current cast is led by Vanessa Carlton as Carole King, Evan Todd as Gerry Goffin, Ben Jacoby as Barry Mann, Kara Lindsay as Cynthia Weil, Andrew Kober as Don Kirshner and original cast member Liz Larsen, who has remained with the musical as Genie Klein for the duration of its run.Broadway.com customers with tickets to canceled performances will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges.Look back at the original cast in the show clips below. View Comments Beautiful: The Carole King Musicalcenter_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019last_img read more

Toilet-clogging iguana is far from a pipe dream

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — A large lizard drew quite a few stares in Florida – not for its size, but its location.Oscar Tabares was trying to unclog a toilet at his family’s warehouse last Wednesday. When a plunger couldn’t do the job he called on family to help him remove the toilet.Tabares told ABC affiliate WPLG-TV an iguana was looking back at him in the toilet’s drain pipe, and he has the video to prove it.Footage provided to WPLG-TV shows Tabares’ uncle playing reptile wrangler and removing the lizard with a piece of rope.The Sunshine State is no stranger to surprise guests in its plumbing. In May, a woman in Miami called 911 after finding an iguana in her toilet.Lt. Felipe Lay of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue told WPLG-TV earlier this year that iguanas are “excellent swimmers and they can hold their breath for an extended period of time.”As for the fate of this most recent commode-loving curiosity, Tabares said his uncle safely released the iguana outside.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Van Gaal tells reporters ‘it’s over’

first_imgReports suggesting the appointment of Jose Mourinho as United’s new boss have taken centre stage recently, with many press outlets in England claiming the move would be confirmed in the next few days.And if Van Gaal’s short statement is anything to go by, the move could be announced by the Red Devils shortly.When asked about his future outside the team’s hotel on Sunday morning, Van Gaal only said: “It’s over”.Meanwhile, former Manchester United and Everton player Phil Neville gave his thoughts on the potential appointment of Mourinho, something that now appears to be a mere formality.“[Mourinho] is a proven winner, a proven champion. United fans want a team that will challenge for the league title, not a team that finishes seventh or fifth, and Jose is probably the man for the job,” Neville told BBC Five Live’s Sportsweek programme.“I can’t see him staying too long at Man United, maybe two or three years, that seems to be his shelf life at a football club.“When Jose finishes at a club it tends to be a pattern where he falls out with a few players, he gets disgruntled and the team dips.“It happened at Chelsea, it certainly happened at Real Madrid where there were rumours he fell out with a few players.“It’s a pattern with Jose, he comes into a club, he gets success but he doesn’t stay for too long.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Louis van Gaal looks set to be departing Manchester United (Picture: Getty)UNITED KINGDOM, May 22 – Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has seemingly confirmed his departure from the club after telling reporters “it’s over” when asked about his future on Sunday.The 64-year-old was in a bullish mood in the wake of his side’s 2-1 triumph over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final on Saturday evening, saying he hoped to remain on the Old Trafford helm next season.last_img read more