The monarch—Liz. Her most powerful subject—Maggie. Two enduring icons born six months apart. One destined to rule, the other elected to lead. But when the stiff upper lip softened and the gloves came off, which one had the upper hand? Handbagged is the new comedy that opens the clasp on the relationship between two giants of the 20th Century. Buffini’s play speculates on that most provocative of questions: What did the world’s most powerful women talk about behind closed doors? Marion Bailey (“Q,” an older Queen Elizabeth II), Stella Gonet (“T,” an older Margaret Thatcher), Fenella Woolgar (Mags), Neet Mohan (Nancy Reagan/Neil Kinnock/Kenneth Kaunda/Robert Runcie) and Jeff Rawle (Ronald Reagan/Denis Thatcher/Peter Carrington/Geoffrey Howe) will reprise their original roles. They will be joined by Lucy Robinson (Liz) to complete the company. Two completely different worlds, one forced weekly meeting. Endless cups of tea. The Tricycle Theatre’s sold-out production of Moira Buffini’s Handbagged is set to transfer to the West End with a limited engagement April 3 through August 2 at the Vaudeville Theatre. Directed by Tricycle’s Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham, opening night is set for April 10. Buffini’s plays include Women, Power & Politics, Welcome To Thebes, Dinner, Dying For It and Marianne Dreams. Her screenplays include Tamara Drewe, Jane Eyre and Byzantium. She recently directed her first short film, Father. The production will feature set design by Richard Kent, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick, and sound design by Carolyn Downing. View Comments London
Before it heads to the small screen in NBC’s live telecast, The Wiz will ease on down to Central Park. On August 12, SummerStage will present The Wiz: A Celebration in Dance and Music at Rumsey Playfield. The concert performance will be hosted by Tony winner (and alum of the original production) Phylicia Rashad. Several fellow members of the original and revival casts will take part, including Tony winner Dee Dee Bridgewater and nominee André De Shields.Bridgewater will reprise her Tony-winning turn as Glinda. De Shields, a Tony nominee for The Full Monty and Play On!, takes on the title role, which he played in the original 1975 production. He is also set to appear in the Broadway-bound Gotta Dance!. The cast will also include Inaya Day as Dorothy (Day understudied the role in the national tour of the revival), Ebony Jo-Ann, reprising her role of Addaperle from the 1984 revival and singer-songwriter Wallace Gary as the Scarecrow. Additional casting will be announced later.The show, featuring a score by Charlie Smalls and a book by William F. Brown, follows the familiar L. Frank Baum story of Dorothy and her adventures in Oz, but with a rock-filled revamp. Smalls’ soulful score includes show tunes that have transcended the divide between theater and mainstream pop culture, including “Ease on Down the Road,” “No Bad News” and “Home.”The Wiz Live! will air on NBC on December 3. Stephanie Mills, who originated the role of Dorothy, will play Aunt Em. No further casting has been announced so far. Kenny Leon will direct, and the production will feature additional book material by Harvey Fierstein.SummerStage will also present a one-night-only concert featuring the full cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on August 3. The cast, led by Chilina Kennedy as Carole King, will perform several classic hits that can be heard in the musical. View Comments read more
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The island green on the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass is legendary because of how picturesque and unique it is. But beyond the facade, it can also be notoriously difficult.Tiger Woods experienced the worst the hole has to offer Friday, carding a quadruple bogey and wiping out what started as an encouraging second round at The Players Championship. Plagued by a mediocre performance on par fives yesterday, Woods two-putts again from inside 15 feet, setting for his third par out of the quintet of par fives thus far in the tournament. Hole 10: Par 4, 405 yardsPretty standard par to start the round, but Woods missed a 15 foot putt for birdie. Woods hit his tee shot in the water and followed it up with another pitch into the drink. He took three more shots to find the hole.MORE: Watch The Players live and on-demand with fuboTVWoods made a brief cameo in the top 10 just one hole prior and was solid throughout the rest of the round, which will surely make him wonder what could have been had he avoided the quadruple bogey. He shot a 3-under 71, one stroke worse than his Round 1 performance.At the conclusion of his round, five strokes separated Woods from the leaders, the same deficit he faced after Thursday.Plenty of other golfers still need to finish their rounds, but Woods seems to be in good shape to make the cut. The question is how far off the lead will he be when Friday concludes.Sporting News tracked scoring updates and highlights from Woods’ second round at The Players. Follow along below.Players Championship leaderboardFor complete scores, check out our full Players Championship leaderboard featuring Woods and the rest of the field.Tiger Woods’ score: Results, highlights from Round 2Hole (Par)Tiger’s score (Overall) Place10 (4)Even (-2)T-3511 (5)Even (-2)T-1412 (4)1 under (-3)T-1313 (3)2 under (-4)T-1314 (4)2 under (-4)T-1315 (4)2 under (-4)T-1216 (5)3 under (-5)T-817 (3)1 over (-1)T-5418 (4)1 over (-1)T-581 (4)1 over (-1)T- 602 (5)Even (-2)T-443 (3)Even (-2)T-454 (4)Even (-2)T-495 (4)Even (-2)T-506 (4)Even (-2)T-497 (4)1 under (-3)T-238 (3)1 under (-3)T-259 (5)1 under (-3)T-26Hole 9: Par 5, 596 yardsMissed opportunity for a birdie to finish the round, as a birdie putt couldn’t fall and Woods shoots a 1 under for the round.Hole 8: Par 3, 235 yardsTee shot goes to the right by about 25 feet. Woods will settle for a two-putt par as he heads to the final hole down six strokes.Hole 7: Par 4, 456 yardsHow about that? A strong approach shot sets up a tap-in for birdie from about six inches away, and Woods is back under par for the day.The club twirl gave it away. 😍Nearly perfect, @TigerWoods . #LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/LROTkxu774— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 15, 2019Hole 6: Par 4, 399 yardsAnother two-putt par. Becoming a theme on the front nine for Woods over the first two days.Hole 5: Par 4, 466 yardsWoods isn’t doing himself any favors with some of his recent approach shots. They are making the green but have set up long birdie putts, which have resulted in three straight pars.Hole 4: Par 4, 394 yardsWoods escapes a tee shot into the rough by saving par on a 4-foot putt.Hole 3: Par 3, 174 yardsTee shot lands on the green but is well short of the hole. Woods two-putts from about 40 feet for par. Hole 2: Par 5, 524 yardsWoods gains a stroke with a much-needed birdie on the par five. He will need a couple more to get back to where he was before the quadruple bogey.Hole 1: Par 4, 430 yardsThe 34-foot putt for birdie is short and that’s now two straight pars for Woods. He’s not making any headway up the leaderboard.Hole 18: Par 4, 460 yardsCrucial par save for Woods, who is suddenly teetering near the cut line. He will need to turn these pars into birdies if he wants to get back to where he was.What a cruel game.Fairways hit on front nine: 7/7Score on the front nine: +1 pic.twitter.com/AdTl9rok0u— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 15, 2019Hole 17: Par 3, 146 yardsAbsolute disaster on the island green 17th for Woods. His tee shot rolls into the water, and then he drops and pitches it again into the water. Another pitch and a two-putt gives him a quadruple bogey and he is now 1-over par for the round. What a catastrophe. Golf is hard.Tiger Woods puts two in the water on No. 17. 💦 pic.twitter.com/xEqCMx04Z0— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 15, 2019Hole 16: Par 5, 509 yardsFor the second straight day, Woods birdies No. 16. He narrowly avoided the water hazard on his second shot, and wound up with a harmless two-putt. He is now just two strokes off the lead. 🐅 @TigerWoods enters the iconic 17th hole two shots back @THEPLAYERSChamp .📺: @PGATOURLIVE pic.twitter.com/yX47HHEgCK— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 15, 2019Hole 15: Par 4, 477 yardsAnother rather routine par and Woods stays the course. The mid-range putt didn’t fall for birdie, but the gimme make for par was almost as crucial. Hole 14: Par 4, 482 yardsWoods cards a routine par, not bad since No. 14 is historically his worst hole at TPC.Hole 13: Par 3, 152 yardsMake it back-to-back birdies! Woods sinks the putt from the fringe to make quick work of the par three. He is moving swiftly up the leaderboard.Early roars for @TigerWoods .Back-to-back birdies. 🔥 #QuickHits pic.twitter.com/jNeg2Afwuk— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 15, 2019Hole 12: Par 4, 304 yardsWoods nearly drives the green on the short par four and an excellent pitch leads to an easy tap-in. He’s on the board with his first birdie of the round.First 🐦 of the day for @TigerWoods .Watch his entire round on @PGATOURLIVE : https://t.co/WywtRM6mH0 pic.twitter.com/QHS6Me3ZW9— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 15, 2019Hole 11: Par 5, 565 yards read more
By Michele J. KuhnFAIR HAVEN – It’s courage and inspiration that Maureen Bay sees when she looks at the faces and into the eyes of women – and men – who have survived breast cancer.“It’s courageous to show your face,” said Bay, the owner of Gem of an Idea at 740 River Road. “I have had women come in here, even some who have just had a double mastectomy, and they have such a great attitude… They are upbeat and amazing.“In my opinion, every woman who has gone through breast cancer treatment is indeed beautiful in her own way,” Bay said. “She emerges from treatment stronger, more hopeful, more determined, more loving, more graceful, more compassionate… all of which can be depicted in her eyes and in her smile.”Bay has assembled a collection of 30 photos of survivors to showcase those qualities. She is using them for a window display at her jewelry store in celebration of “Pink Haven,” part of Riverview Medical Center’s sixth Annual Paint the Town Pink breast cancer awareness campaign.“It is a tribute to women who have been through and survived the experience of breast cancer,” she said.The Paint the Town Pink event merges a breast cancer prevention, detection and treatment campaign with a fundraising component. Donations to the Pink Fund will provide free screenings at the Women’s Center at Riverview for uninsured and underserved women in the community.The campaign is a collaboration of Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, and surrounding communities. This year eight towns are participating: Red Bank (Pink Bank), Little Silver (Little Pink), Rumson (Pinkson), Holmdel (Pinkdel), Atlantic Highlands (Atlantic Pinklands), Monmouth Beach (Pink Beach), Shrewsbury (Pinkbury) and Fair Haven (Pink Haven).The photos Bay has gathered show women at various stages of life. Some photographs were professionally taken, others were snapshots taken by family or friends.Among the glossy prints hanging in the shop is one of a woman with her toddler grandchild. Others show a woman smiling as she stands next to her physician and two sisters who have survived breast cancer. A banner proclaiming “Pink Haven, creating the beautiful faces of survival” is part of the display.Bay has been sending emails to friends and clients looking for photos of survivors. Those people in turn have been sending messages to their friends and family. That networking resulted in photos coming from near and far. Though she hoped to have photographs of men, none were forwarded to her.Women whose photos appear in the window are not identified, but she knows that when it comes to the faces of local women, “a lot of people may know these people.“Maybe it will encourage them to go for their annual mammogram. Maybe it will help (Riverview) raise more money to ensure women can get mammograms,” Bay said.The shop owner tracked down pink clothespins and a few dozen pink wire hangers with the help of her dry cleaner. The white paper hanger covers that usually have advertising on them are printed instead in bright pink lettering with such words as “hope,” “courage” and “triumph.” They are being used to hang the photos.“I wanted this to be inspirational,” she said. “I wanted this to be empowering.”It is with passion and enthusiasm that Bay speaks about the window design and her participation in the campaign. She hopes the effort will offer an opportunity for people to talk about breast cancer and for the need for women, age 40 and older, to get their annual screenings.“Creating a dialogue is important,’’ she said. “I’m excited by this.”This is the second year Bay has decorated her window for “Pink Haven.” Last year’s design won best dressed window, something of which she is proud.The photos are expected to be on display at Gem of an Idea for about two weeks. read more
In Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 9, 1950, Phyllis Havens, age 15, a Texan – born and bred – arrived from New Jersey. Within hours, David Dillon, age 18, a Jersey boy – born and bred – arrived by train from Texas where he completed his Air Force Basic Training.They met for the first time three weeks later at her grandmother’s home in Glendale, Calif. on Sept. 27, 1950. He was smitten and knew immediately he had met the love of his life. She, however, took a little longer and required some gentle persuasion.Nevertheless, they were married on June 20, 1953 at the March Air Force Base Chapel in Riverside, Calif.It’s been an active, fun-filled marriage with the normal ups and downs. They traveled often, mostly in the good old USA, hitting about 44 of the lower 48 states. As a matter of fact, they are currently motoring through New England.They have had a variety of occupations. Phyllis has been a truant officer, real estate agent, sales representative for Commerce Clearing House, and president and co-founder of Special Artists Management, a successful talent agency. David has had dual careers in the life insurance business and the acting business. He began as an agent for Metropolitan Life, became vice president and manager of the Life and Group Department of John C. Paige & Company of New York City, and was the brokerage manager for Prudential Insurance Company of New York City. As a professional actor, he joined the Screen Actors Guild in 1967 and is now a life-member of SAG-AFTRA.They are the proud parents of Dana Dillon Walling of Brick, Marjorie Dillon Dellecker of Venice, Fla., and David D. Dillon II of Severna Park, Md., and four fantastic grandchildren, Christina L. Walling, Melissa A. Walling, David D. Dillon III, and Erica K. Dillon.Phyllis and Dave have lived in the greater Red Bank area for over 45 years and currently reside in Manchester. read more
The L.V. Rogers Bombers guys and girls varsity basketball teams are rolling out the red carpet on the Bomber Classic High School tournament beginning Friday at the Hangar.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like wish the teams luck by handing the hoopsters Team of the Week honours.The teams include, back row, L-R, Jason D’Andrea, Clay Rickaby, David Chen, Jesse Zak, Jae Tak, Leonard Batubura, Maverick Seed, Garrett Perry, Adam Grace and John Zak.Middle Jessica Carmichael, Brittany Wheeler and Melinda Halstead. Front, Emily Klapstein, Kyndle Doolan, Sarah Fuhr, Kiandra McLaren, Rachel Moulson and Samantha Einarson. read more
Nathan Jackman scored in overtime sparking the Nelson Leafs to the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Atom B Championship Sunday in Midway.The goal was the second of the game for Jackman as Nelson outlasted Trail Blazers 7-6 in extra time.Nelson Chiefs won the other West Kootenay Banner of the tournament. Sebastian Conne Correnti led the Leafs with three goals while Cash Nay added a single.Nelson against needed overtime to advance to the final, getting past rival Trail Toads 4-3 in shootout.
By BETH HARRISAP Racing WriterARCADIA, Calif. (AP) _ Bob Baffert is holding a pair of aces less than two months before the Kentucky Derby.The Hall of Fame trainer boasts two top 3-year-olds in his barn, and Dortmund stamped himself as a major threat for the first Saturday in May with a 1 1/4-length victory in the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita.The strapping chestnut colt improved to 5-0 and gave Baffert a record fifth San Felipe win Saturday.“I don’t worry about stuff like that,” Baffert said about the winning streak. “We’re just worried about keeping him healthy.”And don’t try to pin Baffert down about which of his colts he favors: Dortmund or American Pharoah.“It’s like asking which kid I love more,” he said. “They’re two different horses.”Ridden by Martin Garcia, Dortmund led all the way in running 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.65 and paid $3.60, $2.60 and $2.20 as the 4-5 favorite in a field of 10.“It looks easy because he’s such a good horse,” Garcia said. “I’m always confident because I know how good he is.”Dortmund’s pedigree suggests he could handle the 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby distance. His father, Big Brown, won the 2008 Derby and Preakness before failing to finish in the Belmont, dashing his hopes of sweeping the Triple Crown.“I don’t think there will be any difference for him when we add more distance,” Garcia said. “He can go any distance. It won’t be a problem for him.”Dortmund earned 50 points under the system used by Churchill Downs to determine the 20-horse field for the Kentucky Derby on May 2. He has a total of 70 points, five behind leader El Kabeir, who won the Gotham Stakes on Saturday. American Pharoah has 10 points, good for 17th on the Derby leaderboard.Prospect Park returned $3.80 and $3.40, and jockey Kent Desormeaux wasn’t willing to give an inch. Prospect Park could meet Dortmund next in the Santa Anita Derby on April 4.“They got the battle,” he said. “We’ll win the war.”Bolo was another half-length back in third and paid $4.60 to show.“Dortmund is a great horse, no doubt about it,” said Victor Espinoza, who rode Bolo. “Just for a moment there at the top of the stretch I thought we could beat him, but he’s too tough.”Ocho Ocho Ocho lost for the first time after winning his first three races, including the $1 million Delta Jackpot. He finished eighth.Baffert learned more Dortmund in his previous start, the Robert B. Lewis on Feb. 7, when the colt looked beaten with a furlong to go. Instead, he rallied again along the rail and won by a head over Firing Line.“He’s starting to fill out, get stronger,” said Baffert, a three-time Kentucky Derby winner. “He’s so big the worst thing they can do is take him back and get him behind a wall of horses. He was doing it pretty easily.”Baffert’s other entry, Lord Nelson, was fourth. The Gomper was fifth, followed by Pulmarack, Pain and Misery, Ocho Ocho Ocho, Sir Samson and Kenjisstorm. –30– read more