Mike Birbiglia’s Latest Solo Comedy The New One Opens on Broadway

first_imgAbout the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Mike Birbiglia’s The New One View Comments Related Shows Illustration by Justin “Squigs” Robertson for Broadway.com Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019 Following an acclaimed off-Broadway run at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Mike Birbiglia’s latest solo work The New One opens at Broadway’s Cort Theatre on November 11. Seth Barrish directs the production, which began previews on October 25. The New One marks Birbiglia’s Broadway debut.Birbiglia is a comedian, storyteller, director and actor who has performed in front of audiences worldwide, from the Sydney Opera House to Carnegie Hall. His most recent off-Broadway shows, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and Thank God for Jokes, were both filmed for Netflix. In addition to performing live, Birbiglia is an author and filmmaker who wrote, directed and starred in the films Sleepwalk with Me and Don’t Think Twice. Last year, Birbiglia was honored with the Kurt Vonnegut Award for humor.Written by Birbiglia with additional writing by Jennifer Hope Stein, The New One features set design by Beowulf Boritt, lighting design by Aaron Copp and sound design by Leon Rothenberg.To celebrate opening night, Broadway.com Resident Artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson sketched a portrait featuring the show’s writer and star bringing his long-appreciated talent to the Great White Way. Star Files Mike Birbiglialast_img read more

‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ set to resume filming in July employing strict safety protocols

first_imgL-R – Bryce Dallas Howard, director Colin Trevorrow, Chris Pratt — Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LONDON) — Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Dominion looks to be the first major studio movie to officially re-start filming in the U.K., using strict safety protocols, the studio announced in a statement obtained by Deadline on Monday.Production, again helmed by director Colin Trevorrow, is set to resume the second week of July.Universal is reportedly spending around $5 million on its protocols, which will include thousands of tests throughout the remainder of filming.  Additionally, all cast and crew will be tested before returning to set and then again multiple times during filming.Other safety measures will include the hiring of a private medical facility to manage the entire production’s medical needs; COVID-19 training for all cast and crew; on-site doctors, nurses and isolation booths; 150 hand sanitizer stations; nightly anti-viral “fogs”; more than 1,800 safety signs put up around the studio lot; and “Green Zones” for shooting cast and crew.  Masks will be mandatory, except for actors while they’re performing.“Anyone with symptoms will be isolated immediately before being sent home,” a Universal production executive tells Deadline.“We want to make sure that we are going above and beyond the national protocols to create a safe environment,” the executive continues.  “Cost isn’t our main concern now: it’s safety.  We will take direction from our medical team, but we’re confident that with the staggered scheduling and zones of talent and crew, along with a system of contact tracing, we can move forward with limited delay in production.”The movie’s main cast, including Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, will carry out a two-week quarantine upon arriving in England from the U.S., per new government regulations, and before traveling back to the States as well.Jurassic World: Dominion is slated to open June 11, 2021.By George CostantinoCopyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Former Netanyahu aide to testify against him, local media says

first_imgKirsty Wigglesworth/WPA Pool/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — A former top aide to Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to testify against the Israeli prime minister in two corruption cases, according to the BBC.Local media reported that Ari Harow, who is Netanyahu’s former chief of staff, will offer his testimony under a plea bargain in an investigation that involves himself, according to the BBC. Netanyahu, who has denied any wrongdoing, has been questioned three times by the police regarding the investigation, the BBC reported. The cases involve allegations that Netanyahu and his family accepted gifts from wealthy businessmen and tried to strike a deal with one of the country’s biggest newspapers in exchange for more favorable coverage by offering to limit the circulation of a rival outlet, according to the BBC. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more