Jason Danieley Will Step Into Chicago

first_img View Comments Related Shows We’ve known for some time that he can wear the hell out of a tux, so this seems like a natural fit. Broadway alum Jason Danieley will step into the Ambassador Theatre courtroom as Chicago’s next Billy Flynn. He begins performances on October 13, stepping in for Ryan Silverman, who will depart the production on October 12.Danieley last appeared on Broadway in The Visit. His additional credits include Next to Normal (opposite his wife Marin Mazzie), Curtains, The Full Monty and Candide. He has also recently appeared in Can-Can at Paper Mill Playhouse and Carousel with the New York Philharmonic.The cast currently features Dancing with the Stars victor Rumer Willis as Roxie Hart (through November 1), Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. Chicago from $49.50last_img read more

Duff: We’ve missed too many chances

first_img Press Association A 1-0 home defeat to fellow strugglers Leicester, in which Matt Taylor missed a penalty for the hosts 60 seconds before Jamie Vardy scored the only goal, extended their goalless run to one minute short of eight hours. They are now five points from safety with four matches remaining and, unless something changes up front, they will be heading back to the Sky Bet Championship after one season in the top flight. “I think the game changed in a minute. Missing a penalty and the goal we conceded was disappointing,” the centre-back said. “It is a cliche that goals change games, but if we go 1-0 up the feel of the game changes as they have to come out. “As soon as they went 1-0 up, they shut up shop. “It (missing chances) has happened probably too much recently. We’ve had good opportunities to take leads in games and given them up. “If you’re not going to score a goal you’re not going to win a game, but it’s the hardest thing to do in football. “It is why the top players – the ones who score goals – go for £80million, but the disappointing thing is we have created chances in the last few weeks and just not taken them. “There is no point worrying about other teams’ run-ins. Unless we start winning games, we won’t stay up.” There was little to choose between the two sides at Turf Moor and, had Kasper Schmeichel not produced a brilliant reflex save from team-mate Robert Huth’s deflection, the Foxes may not be celebrating moving out of the bottom three with a fourth successive victory. Bottom side Burnley now have to make up a five-point deficit to safety, but Duff insisted they will not give up. “We have four games left and we’ll have a go. It is just a little bit more difficult than it was (on Friday),” he added. “We are not naive enough to think doing all right is good enough, because it isn’t. “In the next four games, win, lose or draw, I think the opposition will know they are in a game. Whether it is good enough for us to stay up, I can’t tell that. “I think we need to win at least three. I think we put the pressure on ourselves to win every game.” Leicester winger Albrighton acknowledged the “daunting” task of a few weeks ago looks slightly less so now. “The mood is buzzing again,” he said. “It’s good to keep this run going and to beat one of your rivals down there is big for us. “The changing room is rocking and hopefully we can continue this in our next game. “We have always had belief. We have always kept that in the group. It did look daunting, I’m not going to lie – but now it is looking better for us.” Taylor insists he is happy to take responsibility for penalties and has no problem stepping up again if required. “I had enough confidence in my ability but I have looked at it again and somehow my standing foot slipped as I hit it and it’s gone the wrong side of the post,” he said. “But sometimes you’ve got to be big enough to stand up and take them and when you don’t score be big enough to take the criticism that might come your way. “I said to Ingsy (Danny Ings), ‘Do you want it? I am happy to take it’, and he said, ‘Fine’. There was a slight discussion and if he had said he wanted it, no problem. “But I felt confident in my ability to put it away and the most important thing is that the keeper went the wrong way as well.” Asked if he would take another spot-kick, Taylor said: “Yes. Not a problem. I am big enough, old enough and ugly enough to accept responsibility. “I would be happy to step up again and the day I don’t have that feeling will be the day I need to quit the game because I back myself to the hilt. “I know I have the correct ability to take penalties. Obviously I’m devastated but the only way I can affect it now is that as and when I’m called upon to go and put in a performance for the team.” Burnley defender Michael Duff admits a failure to take chances has left the Clarets staring at relegation. last_img read more

Kurth, Park sworn in

first_imgThe new president, vice president and Senate of the Undergraduate Student Government for the 2013-14 academic year were inaugurated Tuesday night after the final Senate meeting of the school year.Inauguration · Chief Justice Jimmy Castrellon swears Christian Kurth in as Undergraduate Student Government President Tuesday. — Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanAfter voting on the last items of unfinished business, the Senate meeting transitioned into the formal inauguration. Attendees dressed in formal attire for the occasion.President-elect Christian Kurth, who previously served as the USG director of university affairs, and Vice President-elect Ryan Park, previously a Greek senator, were sworn into office by the Chief Justice Jimmy Castrellon after the new senators took their oaths. After being introduced by former USG President Mikey Geragos, Kurth delivered a speech outlining his goals for the upcoming term.“We have been entrusted with the responsibility to help students feel at home on campus, to plan the greatest concert of their lives that they can enjoy with friends, to help them experience the culture of Los Angeles and to make sure their voices are heard by the administrations,” Kurth said in his inaugural speech.During their campaign, Kurth and Park promised to create an ultimate myUSC smartphone app, increase library hours, repair sidewalks on The Row and encourage the participation of the entire student body in USG’s decisions.“We want to help students understand what we do and why we do it, which is working to improve the USC undergraduate experience,” Park said. “We want students to rally around USG and use it as a voice to communicate [with] the administration.”Park said his experiences as Greek Senator have prepared him for the vice presidency.“Vice president is definitely going to be much more dynamic of a position, but I’ve learned a lot about the vice president’s responsibilities through osmosis by being on the Senate and learning from Vinnie [Prasad],” Park said.In addition to the inauguration of the president and vice president, 12 senators were sworn into office.Sophomores Nicole Schrad and freshman Logan Heley and junior Jamie Dick were inaugurated as Greek senators, while juniors Brett Ressler, Matthew Leiv and Lorin Winata were sworn into the positions of commuter senators.Freshmen David Choi, Michael Nguyen and Samantha Cheng and sophomores Matthew Prusak, Brandon Chang and Brianna McRee were inaugurated to serve next year’s residential constituency in the Senate.Park said that though the inauguration is an important event for transitioning the new officers, the process would be better carried out sooner.“It’s essentially the passing of the torch between the old Senate and the incoming Senate, as well as the old president and vice president and the new ones,” Park said. “It’s more of a formality and should be done directly after we’re elected, in my opinion.”Geragos and Prasad said they have mixed feelings about the conclusion of their administration, but are optimistic about the future of USG.“It’s definitely bittersweet to pass the torch,” Geragos said. “I’ve had such an amazing time leading this organization and I will miss the work, but it has been a tiring process. It makes it a lot easier for me to pass it over knowing that I’m giving the presidency to one of my closest friends.”Prasad said he will always cherish the relationships he built and the things he was able to accomplish during his term, but that he is ready to move on from USG and looks forward to watching Kurth and Park head the organization.Prasad also offered words of advice for the newly inaugurated administration, encouraging them to forge connections with others as soon as possible.“I’d advise them to take the time to build relationships early, both inside of the organization and outside,” Prasad said. “Those relationships are key to tackling the challenges that come up throughout the year and creating the best possible experience for the undergraduates.”In his speech, Kurth said he would continue to follow in Geragos’ footsteps in striving to build lasting relationships. He concluded by expressing his eagerness to begin his term.“I truly believe that this year will be the greatest year USG has ever seen,” Kurth said, “and I can’t wait to get to work.”last_img read more

ICC World Twenty20: Pakistan officials get visas to assess security in India

first_imgVisas have been issued to two Pakistani officials to visit India for assessing the security arrangements for the national team ahead of World Twenty20.The Indian high commission on Sunday issued the visas according to a statement from the Pakistan interior ministry.  (World T20: AAP joins protest against India-Pakistan Dharamsala clash) “All arrangements are complete for the security team to leave for India on Monday,” the ministry said in the statement.”Director FIA Usman Anwar and Col. Azam from the Ministry of Interior will leave from Pakistan while the third member will join them from the Pakistan high commission in New Delhi,” the ministry said.Col Azam is also the general manager of security and anti-corruption unit in the Pakistan board.”The team will meet the Chief Minister Himachal Pradesh and the state police chief and will prepare a report which will be sent to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar,” the statement added.Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Saturday that the PCB has been told to wait and not send the team to India until the security delegation gives clearance.Nisar had also insisted that the Indian government was responsible for ensuring security of the Pakistan team.The Pakistan security delegation will meet with officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and also meet senior Indian security officials to assess the security cover for the Pakistan team.last_img read more