The Fantasticks, the hit musical with an initial extended run that began in 1960, will close off-Broadway. The musical will end its run June 4 after having played 4,390 performances at the Jerry Orbach Theatre.The original mounting of The Fantasticks opened at the Sullivan Street Playhouse on May 3, 1960 and closed on January 13, 2002. The musical reopened on August 16, 2006 at the the Snapple Theater Center, now called the Theater Center. The venue inside the Theater Center where The Fantasticks plays was later renamed for original Fantasticks star Jerry Orbach.At the time of its closing, The Fantasticks will have played a total of 21,552 performances in New York, including 17,162 at the Sullivan Street Playhouse.Taking over for The Fantasticks at the Jerry Orbach Theatre will be the new play The Crusade of Connor Stephens, which will begin performances on June 17.A modern twist on Romeo and Juliet, The Fantasticks, with music by Harvey Schmidt and book, lyrics, and direction by Tom Jones, is the story of a boy and girl who fall in love and then quickly grow apart when they realize they want to experience the world. What follows is a story appropriate for all ages. The score includes the songs “Try To Remember,” “Soon It’s Gonna Rain” and “They Were You.” Show Closed This production ended its run on June 4, 2017 A scene from The Fantasticks View Comments The Fantasticks Related Shows
View Comments Preston Truman Boyd(Photo: Caitlin McNaney for Broadway.com) Preston Truman Boyd is currently on the road playing Inspector Javert on the national tour of Les Misérables, but this isn’t his first time taking on Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon. “I played Valjean in my high school production,” he explained. But he found himself attracted to Jean Valjean’s archenemy Javert. “I recall thinking ‘Stars’ was such a great anthem for this man of justice Javert,” Boyd recalled when he came by Broadway.com HQ to perform Javert’s anthem to his righteousness and goal of bringing Valjean to justice. “I remember wondering if I would ever play ‘the bad guy.'”In taking on this new role, Boyd has learned that Les Miz’s “bad guy” contains multitudes—not unlike the stars he sings about: “Javert is a man of the law and is truly setting out to do his duty. In his own eyes, he is doing what is right.” Watch Boyd’s take on this musical theater classic, and visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com to find out when the Les Misérables tour is headed to your city!Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 3:20Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -3:20 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedEnglishAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.
Related Billed as SCOTT’s most technologically advanced racing product to date – the bike firm has unveiled the SCOTT RC Premium Kinetech collection. The new apparel range is being showcased for 2020 at Outdoor by ISPO in Munich, Germany (hall B5, stand 115) from Sunday, June 30th through Wednesday, July 3rd.SCOTT’s latest Kinetech apparel rethinks its existing bibshort platform and comes up with a completely new patterning approach. SCOTT’s new RC Premium Kinetech Bibshorts aim to help athletes achieve higher sporting performance due to a unique construction method which eliminates unnecessary seams. SCOTT adds that… ‘Fewer seams lead to a more uniform hold, less weight and greater comfort. Outstanding progressive gradual compression gives extra muscular support and reduces involuntary muscle vibrations.’SCOTT has also implemented the LOT ‘O’ DRY finish – a proprietary apparel technology from Taiana with high hydrophobic characteristics. Also included in the road cycling apparel is a new innovative integrated silicon gripper that helps to ensure a firm fit and keeping the short in place.www.scott-sports.com
The Ellen Hermanson Foundation has awarded Stony Brook Southampton Hospital $285,000 in grant money to benefit the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center, Ellen’s Well, a program that provides psychosocial support to breast and gynecological cancer survivors, and the Phillips Family Cancer Center, which will open later this year.The grant will underwrite the cost of a Leica Mammotome Expert Biopsy Suite, which has the most advanced technology available and enables surgeons and radiologists to access and examine specimens without leaving the operating room. It will also fund a Hologic Affirm Prone Breast Biopsy System, which uses three-dimensional imaging to facilitate the biopsy process, as well as three more chemotherapy infusion chairs for the Phillips Family Cancer Center.The money will also benefit programs and services offered through the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center and Ellen’s Well, including mammograms, ultrasounds and MRIs for uninsured women, nutritional counseling, an oncological social worker, reflexology during chemotherapy and transportation assistance, as well as programs for yoga, water exercises, strength training, massages, and acupuncture.“We cherish our longstanding partnership with the Ellen Hermanson Foundation and are grateful beyond words for this most recent grant,” said Bob Chaloner, the chief administrative officer of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.GK Share
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For the month of December 2013, at least three vehicular accidents were reported to have occurred at the high risk “saddle”, the highest point of a mountain along the Maharlika Highway in Pintuyan area in route to Benit Ferry RORO Terminal Port in San Ricardo.According to Pintuyan Municipal Planning Officer Moncher Bardus, the local government of Pintuyan proposes for the development of a ferry, RORO port terminal in Brgy.“Hence commuters can avoid to traverse the high risk “saddle” point in order to bring them to Mindanao area through the ferry RORO port terminal in Benit, San Ricardo, the next town,” he said.He noted that the proposed ferry terminal port is doable since the area has been utilized by the Ital-Thai International Construction company as their base of their shipments during the construction of the Maharlika Highway in Pana-on Island years ago.[mappress]Press Release, January 6, 2014
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The worst fears of the profession’s cynics appear to be confirmed: students who want to be high earners after graduation should choose almost any subject – even social studies – other than law.According to new research from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, recent law graduates earn less than the overall average salary of their peers. Figures from the class of 2008/09 show that law graduates earned an average of £26,000 in November 2012, £1,500 less than the overall average of that year’s graduates. Social studies graduates earned an average of £3,000 more than their peers who studied law.In January 2010, undergraduates and postgraduates from the same class earned £18,000, £3,000 below the median salary for all other subjects.The good news is that law is one of the subjects with the highest level of full-time employment. Some 79% of law graduates are currently in full-time employment, compared with a total average of 72% for all graduates from 2008/09. However, the statistics do not show what the law graduates are employed to do.Chair of the Junior Lawyers Division Heather Iqbal-Rayner (pictured) said the high figures for full-time employment disguise the fact a shrinking proportion of graduates are going on to become practising solicitors. She said the proportion could be as low as 10%-15%.‘It is an extremely difficult market at the moment,’ she said, ‘particularly with the recession causing firms to close down.’
LEVEL CROSSINGS: The second International Level Crossing Awareness Day on June 9 is intended to raise public awareness, explains Isabelle Fonverne, Projects Officer, Safety & Interoperability at the International Union of Railways.,Amongst the biggest safety risks faced by the operational railway on a daily basis are those imported onto the network by third parties. And of these perhaps the greatest is to be found at the road/rail interface. Despite enormous efforts by the railway community to reduce the level of risk, there are still too many people dying or being injured in level crossing accidents.Although most accidents are caused by the road users (both vehicle users and pedestrians) either misunderstanding the risks and/or misusing the facilities, in most countries level crossing accidents are seen as a ‘railway problem’. Whilst in many cases the railways are the victims of such events, we cannot sit idly by and tolerate the problem. But equally it is not something that the rail sector can resolve on its own. We need help from a range of partners, especially from organisations in the road sector.Whilst engineering out the risk through grade separation or road closures is one option, this can be expensive. Experience has shown that a more practical and sustainable option is education. This does not just mean the actual level crossing users but should include all those in positions of influence and responsibility for roads.Reaching such a diverse audience is not easy, but some radical thinking saw UIC launch its first level crossing awareness campaign in 2009. This European event was a great success, with around 25 countries taking part. Encouraged by the enthusiasm of the European Commission’s Road Safety team and a challenge from the United Nations Economic Commision for Europe to go global, ILCAD was born in 2010 with more than 40 countries getting involved.Using the motto ‘act safely at level crossings’, ILCAD is a collection of national events focusing on raising road users’ awareness of level crossings risks and encouraging them to change their behaviour. It is a collaborative effort, bringing together road and rail sectors, law enforcement and safety authorities, government agencies, educational organisations, UN and European institutions and the press.Local campaigns may adopt different angles within the ILCAD banner; some staying low key whilst others favour a huge campaign with simulated crashes to attract media interest. Typically, railway and road authority staff distribute leaflets at crossings, police use speed cameras to boost enforcement, and ‘goodies’ are distributed to road users, pedestrians and schoolchildren.Last year the European Commission financed the making of the ‘Just in Time’ video campaign, to which individual partners could add their own message. This video was used on all kinds of media from websites to station advertising screens. Over 500 articles were published, and in some countries the topic of level crossing safety even reached prime time news on television and radio. That’s building awareness.For a campaign with few people and almost no financial resources, ILCAD has been a great success, thanks to the goodwill of all our partners. Our challenge now is to sustain the message for more than one day, and keep people’s attention throughout the year. The 2011 campaign promises to be bigger than ever, and we are delighted to welcome some new participants. Almost all of Europe, Israel, the whole American continent, South Africa, India, Australia and New Zealand will be taking part.Some of last year’s partners have developed the concept on a larger scale. For example, Operation Lifesaver Inc has a bigger budget and a bigger support team to campaign across all US states in co-operation with the AAR. Operation Lifesaver Canada will have also a higher budget, thanks to the Canadian railroads. In Argentina, ALAF and Operación Salvavidas will show the Just in Time video in public areas, including giant screens in the streets. And in South Africa, our partner Railways Africa will be working with Transnet Freight Rail, Prasa and the Rail Safety Regulator.Our arsenal of communications includes the website www.ilcad.org, plus pages on Facebook and YouTube, tags and posters with the ILCAD logo and motto in different languages, and the Just in Time video, as well as all the publicity material being prepared by individual partners.