Carousel follows the tragic romance of carousel barker Billy Bigelow (Pasquale) and mill worker Julie Jordan. The show features a catalogue of musical theater standards including “If I Loved You,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” The original production opened on Broadway on April 19, 1945. The show was revived four times, with the most recent staging winning the 1995 Tony Award for Best Revival. There’s no “if” about it: we really do love him. Steven Pasquale will star as Billy Bigelow in Lyric Opera’s Carousel next year in Chicago. Rob Ashford will direct the classic musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Joining Pasquale will be Denyce Graves as Nettie Fowler; additional casting will be announced at a later date. Performances will run from April 10, 2015 through May 3. Pasquale most recently appeared on the Great White Way in The Bridges of Madison Country. His additional stage credits include Reasons to Be Pretty on Broadway and Fat Pig, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide… and A Soldier’s Play. He was the star of NBC’s short-lived drama Do No Harm, and for seven seasons he starred as Sean Garrity on FX’s Rescue Me. Mezzo-soprano Graves has performed in opera houses worldwide, including The Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera, Opéra National de Paris and Deutsche Oper Berlin. View Comments
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Press Association He added: “I only found out after the game that they had won 1-0, but I don’t think it matters really. “If we win our next two games it will be enough because either Chelsea or Spurs will drop points because they play each other. If you look at Chelsea’s fixtures, they have Tottenham and Everton left and they won’t be easy games. And Tottenham do not have enough quality, so there you go…” Anyone who watched the first 85 minutes of Tottenham’s game against relegation-threatened Southampton would be inclined to agree with Szczesny’s assessment. Villas-Boas’ side lacked creativity in midfield and looked toothless up front until Bale’s late 25-yard drive clinched a dramatic win. But then again, Arsenal were hardly vintage in their win over a QPR side who had not won their previous six games. Arsenal were notorious for grinding out 1-0 victories during their heyday, though, and Szczesny hopes the team’s current form – they are unbeaten in nine – will be the start of something special for the club, who last won a trophy eight years ago. “I would settle for another two 1-0 wins in the rest of the season and a place in the top three,” Szczesny said. “Even if we have games like the QPR one, it might have been boring at times, but we couldn’t care less at this time. We just got the three points. “Hopefully it will be back to the old days and hopefully we will get back to winning trophies as well.” Arsenal appeared to try to dampen the furore created by Szczesny’s comments by cutting the Pole’s answer on Spurs from their interview with him on the subscription-only video player section of their website. The final question and answer from the interview, conducted by Arsenal’s in-house TV operation, was deleted, shortening the video package by roughly 10 seconds. Wojciech Szczesny has reignited his war of words with Tottenham by claiming that Arsenal’s north London rivals do not have enough quality to finish inside the top four this season. Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham remain locked in a tight battle for the final two Champions League places after they all achieved 1-0 victories over the weekend. Of the three, Spurs appear the most likely to fail. Andre Villas-Boas’ men warmed up for their huge game at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night by limping to a narrow win over Southampton. As fans from both Spurs and Arsenal will be aware, Szczesny last year repeatedly declared his dislike for the “the other north London club” – a club he conceded on one occasion that he “hates”. And after the win over QPR took them two points above Spurs, Szczesny told Arsenal Player: “I was convinced that Tottenham had drawn 0-0 against Southampton.”
Press Association Ruby Walsh was stood down at Roscommon on Tuesday evening after he suffered a soft-tissue injury to an arm in the second race on the card. Walsh’s mount, the Tony Martin-trained Gardelito, came to grief at the final flight in the Family Day August 19th Maiden Hurdle, which was won by Davy Condon on Thomond. Weighing-room colleague Robbie Power also missed most of the fixture after sustaining a foot injury when he fell from Jessie Harrington’s Sin Miedo at the second in the opening Railway Bar 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle, which went to Mick Darcy on Seeyouallincoppers.
Indian sports minister Kiren Rijuju told all national sports federations to ban spectators at all events, but events can go on if they “can’t be avoided.”The decision impacts the hugely popular IPL, due to start on March 29 and last seven weeks.It’s not yet been determined how it will affect the one-day international series between India and South Africa which began on Thursday in Dharamsala. The second ODI is in Lucknow on Sunday, and the third ODI in Kolkata next Wednesday.Foreign players are expected to face difficulties in traveling to India as the government on Wednesday suspended all visas, barring categories such as diplomatic and employment-related, until April 15 in an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.Unless the government makes an exception, foreign cricketers will not be given business visas with which they travel to play the IPL. March 12, 2020 Qualifying was scheduled to start Friday.___11:15 a.m.Real Madrid says its soccer and basketball teams have been put in quarantine after a basketball play for the club tested positive for the coronavirus.The Spanish club says the soccer team was also affected because it shares training facilities with the basketball team. The league was scheduled to hold regular-season games in Moscow, Istanbul, Madrid and Tel Aviv on Thursday.___10:30 a.m.The International Basketball Federation says it is suspending all competitions indefinitely from Friday.FIBA says the decision was made “in order to protect the health and safety of players, coaches, officials and fans.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the globe (all times local):11:40 a.m.The Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament could be staged without spectators after a government decree related to the coronavirus outbreak. The Swiss hockey league has ended the season in the top two divisions before the playoffs because of the spreading coronavirus.The league’s decision comes less than two months before Switzerland is due to host the world championships in Zurich and Lausanne.The league says decisions on awarding titles, and promotion and relegation places, will be decided at a special meeting on Friday.The Swiss soccer leagues have been suspended through March, and Basel is unable to host a Europa League game next week against Eintracht Frankfurt.___ ___10 a.m.The Juventus player who tested positive for the coronavirus says he’s “OK” and wants “to reassure everyone who is worrying about me.” Juventus announced late Wednesday that defender Daniele Rugani and “those who have had contact with him” are being isolated. It also said Rugani is not showing any symptoms of the disease.Rugani sent a post on Twitter overnight in Italian. The Swedish Bandy Association says the tournament, scheduled to be played from March 29-April 5 in Irkutsk, has been postponed until October.International Bandy Association president Boris Skrynnik says “we know that there are concerns in other countries when it comes to travel and spending time with larger groups.”The under-15 world championships in Arkhangelsk, Russia, at the end of the month will also be played at a later date.___10:15 a.m. Associated Press The KBO had already canceled its preseason.___10:55 a.m.The Euroleague says it is suspending all games indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak.Europe’s main club basketball competition says it made the decision because of “the increased risks for participants in games, the vast amount of traveling disruptions causing the impossibility to reach certain destinations, and the different recommendations by the health authorities.” Giant slalom and slalom races were scheduled for this weekend in Kranjska Gora, near Slovenia’s border with Italy.The cancellations mean Henrik Kristoffersen, another Norwegian, becomes the season champion in both disciplines by tiny margins.A four-race finals week in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, was canceled last week by the International Ski Federation.“The health and welfare of the athletes and all other participants, as well as the general public are in the forefront and the priority of FIS and all stakeholders,” the governing body said Thursday.Kilde’s runner-up finish in what proved to be the season-ending race — a downhill last Saturday in Kvitfjell, Norway — lifted him to the overall title above French rival Alexis Pinturault. The suspension includes games in the Basketball Champions League, which is a rival competition to the better known Euroleague, and the second-tier FIBA Europe Cup. The Champions League is part-way through its playoffs.Men’s qualification for the Tokyo Olympics is expected to resume in June with a series of qualifying tournaments overseen by FIBA. Women’s qualifying has already concluded.___10:25 a.m.The hockey-like game of bandy has postponed its world championships in Russia because of the spreading coronavirus. Denmark’s top soccer leagues are shutting down for at least two weeks because of the spreading coronavirus.The Danish league made the move a day after the national government announced a lockdown. The small Scandinavian country has 514 cases of people testing positive.“We will look at exactly what this will mean for the running of the tournaments for the weeks to come,” said Danish league director Claus Thomsen, adding more information on what will happen with the postponed matches and the rest of the season will be announced later.___10:10 a.m. The Latest: IPL cricket could be staged without fans There will be a similar procedure for some second-division games.___11 a.m.South Korea’s professional baseball league says it will postpone the start of its season to mid-April because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Korea Baseball Organization says it still hopes to maintain a 144-game regular-season schedule but will consider banning spectators from some games when risks of infections are high. ___11:30 a.m.McLaren says it has withdrawn from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne after a team member tested positive for the coronavirus.The British-based team says the person was self-isolated as soon as they started to show symptoms and “will now enter a period of quarantine.”Team officials have taken the decision to pull out of Sunday’s race “based on a duty of care” for McLaren employees and the wider Formula One family. ___11:05 a.m.German broadcaster Sky says it will show some Bundesliga soccer games on a free channel after spectators were barred from the stadiums.Sky will show four league games simultaneously on Saturday on its non-subscription news channel in a “conference” format, with the broadcast switching between each game to show the key action.That includes Borussia Dortmund’s game against Schalke, which is one of Germany’s most heated rivalries. 10:05 a.m.After the NBA suspended its season, the Euroleague is considering doing the same.The league says it is consulting with clubs about a suspension, something which its players are demanding.“Euroleague and the participating clubs cannot ask from players to put their health and that of their families at risk,” the Euroleague Players Association said.The players’ union asked for the season to be suspended “until health, safety and freedom of movement can be guaranteed.” “You’ll have read the news and that’s why I want to reassure everyone who is worrying about me. I’m OK. I want to remind everyone to respect the rules, because this virus doesn’t make distinctions! Let’s do it four ourselves, for those dear to us and for those around us,” he wrote.Rugani is the first player in the country’s top soccer division to test positive for the virus.___9:55 a.m.The season-ending men’s World Cup ski races were canceled Thursday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, giving Norwegian skier Aleksander Aamodt Kilde his first overall title. Pinturault also finished runner-up to Kristoffersen in giant slalom. Another Frenchman, Clement Noel, was runner-up to Kristoffersen for the season-long slalom title by only two points, 552-550.Kristoffersen had an outside chance of winning the overall title if the final two races had gone ahead.Kilde succeeds Austrian great Marcel Hirscher, who won eight straight overall titles before retiring in the offseason.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Robin Lopez with the ball-fake!#BullsNation 20#HereTheyCome 24📺: @NBATV pic.twitter.com/dEJLQEgckc— NBA (@NBA) April 7, 2019Khris Middleton connected with D.J. Wilson on a behind-the-back pass on the break for a slam.Middleton behind-the-back ➡️ D.J. Wilson slam!#FearTheDeer x #WeGoHard📺: @NBATV pic.twitter.com/K8BLgVtfXk— NBA (@NBA) April 6, 2019What’s Next?Heat (38-41) at Raptors (56-24) 12 p.m. ET — Miami is ninth in the Eastern Conference standings. It could position itself to break into the postseason, but will likely have to win out in its remaining games to do so. The Raptors have clinched the second seed, so they could ease up over the next week to preserve their team’s health. D’Angelo Russell led the way with 25 points and 10 assists, but one of the year’s best stories Caris LeVert added 24 off the bench. He got the team off to a good start on the season before suffering a scary injury. He was able to recover though and is back for what could be a postseason push.Russell though was the man to close it out with a drive to the bucket with less than a minute to play. Related News Iced it. ❄️@Dloading | #WeGoHard pic.twitter.com/bLO4HWtHP8— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) April 6, 2019The Nets are now tied with the Magic for sixth in the East and have a half-game lead over the Pistons which sit in eighth.There are only two games remaining in the regular season for Brooklyn, and it is just 1 1/2 games ahead of ninth-seeded Miami.Brooklyn and Miami face off in the final game of the year as well so the last day of the season could have a lot of drama on the Heat’s home floor.Studs of the NightEric Bledsoe recorded a game-high 33 points and 11 assists for the Bucks.JaKarr Sampson exploded for a surprising 29 points and eight rebounds in Chicago’s 116-96 loss to Philadelphia.JJ Redick scored a team-high 23 points in the 76ers’ win.Dud of the NightDeMarre Carroll scored four points on 2-of-8 shooting for the Nets.HighlightsRobin Lopez showcased a crafty ball fake to create space for a finish under the rim. Kenny Atkinson nearing contract extension with Nets, report says Brooklyn moved up to sixth in the Eastern Conference standings with a 133-128 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday.Milwaukee took Saturday’s game as an opportunity to give Giannis Antetokounmpo some rest as he is recovering from a calf injury and the Nets took full advantage.
When the Falcons signed Todd Gurley soon after he was released by the Rams in March, they also acquired the mystery of his knee injury history.Nearly two months after his team added the two-time All-Pro running back, Atlanta’s offensive coordinator, Dirk Koetter, admitted in a video call with local reporters that there are concerns about whether Gurley will be healthy enough to contribute in 2020. Here it is in video form: “The main question, that no one seems to know, is what is his health status?” pic.twitter.com/ItSGnsTl8h— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 14, 2020MORE: NFL uniform rankings for 2020What Koetter says is fair, given that Gurley hasn’t had a chance to both get and pass a physical since the signing. But being too brutally honest with the situation wasn’t the best idea, given that the Falcons’ front office expressed great confidence in Gurley’s future health status when giving him a one-year, $5 million deal to replace the released Devonta Freeman.The Falcons were expected to select a running back at some point during the 2020 NFL Draft for further insurance regardless, but they instead rested on the three backs they took on Day 3 in the past three drafts — in order: Ito Smith, Brian Hill and Qadree Ollison. Gurley’s age (26 in August) might suggest he can still handle a feature role, but the reality is, his heavy Rams mileage and the wear and tear that came with it say he’s better off with a more managed workload.The Falcons’ recent best backfield history has been a committee of Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Last season, with Freeman hurt often and Coleman gone in free agency, the rushing attack in Koetter’s return ranked No. 30 in the NFL.During Koetter’s previous stint as Atlanta’s offensive coordinator from 2012 to 2014, he also employed committees that included Michael Turner, Steven Jackson and Freeman in the early-down power roles and Jacquizz Rodgers as the change of pace receiving back. Based on his comments and play-calling past, overextending Gurley doesn’t seem to be in Atlanta’s plans.MORE: Joe Buck says NFL broadcasts could use fake crowd noise Gurley, in his best years, has been a prolific, explosive between-the-tackles runner all the way through the red zone. With Sean McVay’s offense in Los Angeles, he also became a top-flight busy receiver, leading the NFL with 2,093 yards from scrimmage.Because of that skill set, Koetter did add that he thinks Gurley is “a heck of a player.” The Falcons desperately need a 15-to-20 touch Gurley to improve an anemic running game and support a strong passing game, given that Smith, Hill and Ollison, for one reason or another, weren’t effective filling in for Freeman last season.With the current uncertainty about Gurley’s health expressed by Koetter, there’s now a lot more uncertainty about how much the Falcons can and will use Gurley in 2020.
The coronavirus caused schools to cancel classes and force online education. Now, “virtual graduation ceremonies” are being put together by some schools.On Wednesday, the Palm Beach County School District announced that they will hold “virtual graduation ceremonies” starting in late May.People will be able to watch the ceremonies on television or they can stream them online. The ceremonies will even include speeches from principals and students.Superintendent of Schools Donald Fennoy sent out a letter to the Class of 2020 informing them that this was the best way to recognize them.Read the full letter to the Class of 2020 below: April 15, 2020To the Distinguished Class of 2020,I hope you are settling into your Google Classrooms and getting the most out of distance learning during this last stretch of your K-12 career.As I promised you in my letter on April 7, the District has been exploring other commencement celebration options following the cancellation of graduation ceremonies at the South Florida Fairgrounds.Many of you have called and emailed. I thank you for your input and ideas which were certainly taken into consideration.I agree with the most prevalent collective opinion that a traditional graduation ceremony is the preferred way to honor your academic achievements; however, state and local guidelines regarding social distancing prevent the District from allowing mass gatherings at this time.As you are aware, neither state or federal officials are able to provide a clear timeline for when large gatherings will again be safe. However, please know that the District is monitoring the situation closely, hoping that there may be a possibility that schools can coordinate recognition events in late summer.In the meantime, I want you to be recognized in a way that I know is 100 percent possible now.The District will hold virtual graduation ceremonies, beginning in late May, which will follow the format of traditional graduations. Your name will be called and your picture will be displayed to mark this milestone in your academic career. You’ll hear from speakers including your principal and your classmates. I would be honored to help you mark this important occasion by saying a few words about your achievements and resilience, not only during this unprecedented time, but throughout your academic career.Your virtual graduation will air on Comcast 234, AT&T U-verse 99, and will be streamed on the District’s website: palmbeachschools.org. Perhaps you can host a virtual watch party where you invite friends and family to enjoy the celebration with you. The schedule of virtual graduations will be shared with you when it is finalized.As I mentioned previously, your hard-earned high school diploma is a testament to your great success and determination.On behalf of the entire School District of Palm Beach County, please accept our sincere appreciation of your understanding during this time of uncertainty.Respectfully,Donald E. Fennoy II, Ed.D.Superintendent, School District of Palm Beach County
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