first_img Related Shows P.P.S. Check out LIVE with Kelly’s Halloween opener—a twist on Hamilton, featuring Kelly Ripa, Jerry O’Connell, Matt Bomer and Holiday Inn’s Corbin Bleu. Kristin Chenoweth Athol Fugard’s Master Harold Extends Off-BroadwayAthol Fugard’s “Master Harold” … and the boys, which is currently in preview off-Broadway, has extended by a week through December 4. The play is set in a small South African tea shop in 1950 and will open on November 7 on the Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center.Tina Maddigan to Take Mamma Mia! HomeSuper Trouper! Tina Maddigan, who appeared as Sophie in Mamma Mia! on Broadway, is to return to her native Newfoundland where she will take on the role of Donna in the ABBA musical next summer. The production is slated to play at Theatre St. John’s Holy Heart Theatre from August 3, 2017 through August 13.Adam Driver Taps Pablo Schreiber & Keri RussellTony nominee Pablo Schreiber (Awake and Sing!, The Wire) and Keri Russell (Felicity) will appear alongside the previously announced Adam Driver (Star Wars) in a benefit presentation of Stephen Belber’s Tape. Proceeds from the one-night-only event on November 7 at Studio 54 will go to Arts in the Armed Forces, an organization Driver founded that uses theater as a source of outreach to veterans and active duty service members. You can buy tickets here.Casting Complete for Donmar’s Saint JoanFisayo Akinade, Niall Buggy, Simon Holland Roberts, Arthur Hughes, Rory Keenan, Syrus Lowe, Guy Rhys and Jo Stone-Fewings will round out the cast for Saint Joan, which is set to star the already reported Gemma Arterton, Matt Bardock, Richard Cant, Hadley Fraser and Elliot Levey. Directed by Josie Rourke, Bernard Shaw’s classic is scheduled to run December 9 through February 18, 2017 and open on December 19 at London’s Donmar Warehouse. The prestigious venue is always one to watch; Broadway’s current revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses originated there.P.S. This Will & Grace revival so needs to happen! Check out below as the cast spoof West Side Story at a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. View Commentscenter_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Kristin Chenoweth’s Halloween Homage to Judy GarlandKristin Chenoweth recently released her new album, The Art of Elegance, and she stopped by a Halloween-themed The View on October 31 to sing a number from the record, the Judy Garland classic, “Zing! With The Strings Of My Heart.” The adorable pocket diva even dressed up as the legend for her performance…we can’t wait to see what the Tony winner has in store for us when she plays her upcoming limited engagement at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in My Love Letter to Broadway from November 2 through November 13! “Master Harold”… and the boys Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 11, 2016last_img read more

first_imgThe Independent 18 March 2015A human rights lawyer has claimed that a potential ruling that would force a Christian bakery to bake a same-sex marriage cake could set a sweeping precedent – that could see a Muslim printer ordered to print images of the Prophet Mohamed or an atheist web designer forced to create a website about God. Aidan O’Neill QC said legal action against Ashers Baking Co, a Christian-run bakery in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, could have far-reaching implications for “negative freedom of expression”, The Telegraph reported.Last year the bakery refused a gay rights activist’s request to produce a cake featuring a picture of the Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie alongside the slogan: “Support Gay Marriage.”General manager Daniel McArthur insisted that baking the cake would amount to endorsing the campaign for the introduction of gay marriage in the province, and go against his religious convictions. Unlike the British mainland, gay marriage is not legal in Northern Ireland.However, the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland wrote to the firm insisting that they were in breach of the law. It claimed that refusing to print the cake amounted to discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation against the man who placed the order. read more

first_imgThis is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. GoodLifeStudio/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(FROSTPROOF, Fla.) — Police said they arrested three people Wednesday in connection with a brutal murder of three friends who were fishing on a Florida lake.Tony “TJ” Wiggins, 26, his girlfriend, Mary Whittemore, 27, and his brother, William “Robert” Wiggins, 21, were all apprehended after an extensive search following the deaths of Keven Springfield, Brandon Rollins and Damion Tillman on Friday.Springfield, 30, Rollins, 27, and Tillman 23, were found shot to death near a local fishing spot on Lake Streety in Frostproof, Florida. Before they were killed, Rollins was able to call his father and warn him that he and his friends were being attacked, according to police.last_img read more

first_img Tags: Get into golf, Girls, Meghan MacLaren, Women 1 Aug 2018 Women and Girls’ Golf Week: Meghan MacLaren on amateur life and making her way as a winning Tour player Caption: Meghan MacLaren, winning in Australia (credit LET/Tristan Jones)center_img Meghan MacLaren had a superb amateur career and is now a winner on the Ladies European Tour. Here, the 24-year-old from Wellingborough Golf Club, took time out from her preparation for the Ricoh Women’s British Open to talk about making her way as a golfer and why working hard shouldn’t feel like work!How did you get started in golf?I was so young I don’t really remember – golf seems to be in my blood on every side of the family, so I think it was inevitable!Earliest golfing memories?I can’t remember the first competition exactly, but I remember playing a junior club match when I must have been really young, and the guy I was playing against was more than double my age!! I remember my first county match too (I played for Buckinghamshire to start with), and the team shirts and jumpers coming down to my knees!How quickly did you progress?It was always quite slow and steady for me I think, rather than rocketing up quickly like some of the other girls I ended up playing with in national sides. My handicap probably came down pretty quickly, but it was a gradual move through the England regional squads.What support did you have?My parents are both good golfers and work in golf too, so I think it helps that they understand the demands of the sport. I’ve seen the detrimental effects of parents’ over-involvement in sport so I count myself extremely lucky to have parents who know how to support me in the best possible way.I was a part of my county set up from a pretty young age, and then moved up into the England regional squads through to the national squad. That pathway definitely encouraged me into working harder, and practicing and competing in more productive ways. Being a part of the England set up also gave me opportunities to play at the highest level. Travelling internationally and having the adrenaline rush of playing alongside the best players at that level undoubtedly helped prepare me for the professional realm.You won eight times on the US college circuit. How did the university experience help you?I learned so much about myself as a person and golfer through playing US college golf. Getting into a different set of tournaments and people helped open my eyes to how much depth there is out there – there’s an infinite number of girls who all have the same dream as you – so you have to be willing to do the things others don’t do. It changed my mindset too – after I’d had a couple of wins I started approaching tournaments differently – I knew I could win and I went in trying to do exactly that. As I said earlier this year following my LET win, there’s a difference between believing you can win and actually doing it. Having that concrete evidence gives you an edge as a competitor.Best amateur moment?I can’t pick between winning the European Team Championships with England, and winning the Curtis Cup with GB&I. Both were in the summer of 2016, right before I turned professional, and they were incredibly special!What made you decide to make a career out of golf?The idea of playing professionally was never too far from my mind as I grew up and got better and better. I think as I became a part of the England national squad and got to compete in some of the European and world events, along with my success in college golf, I began to realise I could be capable of making it my career. Through all the highs and the lows I never wavered in how much I loved the game – it’s always been like a drug for me. Having the opportunity to do it for a living is incredible.How did you find the transition from amateur to pro ranks?It’s been both easier and harder than I thought it would be. I struggled with the decision of turning professional because I wasn’t sure I was ready – but in reality I don’t think anyone can ever be ready. I missed out on getting any status in America and I didn’t get full status on the LET, but that actually benefited my game more than anything else. I was able to plan my first year around playing on the LET Access Series, and I was 100% committed to that, and to trying to improve every single day.By having that mindset I was able to realise I was still playing the same game as I was as an amateur. I think a lot of top amateur golfers approach the game in a professional manner – but some people think they need to change everything when they turn pro. In reality, what they have been doing to that point has made them a golfer capable of competing at the highest level.Best win?Winning the NSW Open in Australia on the LET earlier this year. I had won on the LET Access Tour, and had some good finishes on the LET, but it’s one of those things that you want so much it’s almost surreal when it actually happens. I’d been struggling a little coming into that event too, so it taught me a lot in terms of patience and trust in my own ability. I think it gave me some perspective too – as much as I wanted to win every tournament, actually doing it made me realise how few people get to achieve something like that in their careers.Golfing goals?To be the best player in the world.Top tip for girls with ambitions to follow you?I think one of the most important things is to have people around you that you trust. Trusting them to help you improve your game, in whatever way that might be, but also trusting them to be there and to have the same commitment when things aren’t going well. You have to be prepared to work hard too. But the way I see it is if you truly want to get to the highest level as a golfer, working hard shouldn’t feel like work.Interests outside golf ….Newcastle United! Anything else?Travelling so much means that I enjoy the little things a lot more than I used to – just being at home and getting to spend time with the people I care about. I like learning as well, and since I left college I’ve made more of a conscious effort to do that myself, whether that’s through reading, listening to podcasts, or writing things down to try and make sense of them. ( if you’re even a tiny bit interested!). Golf can be pretty consuming, but I’m lucky that it’s one of the reasons I love it so much.• Inspired to Get into Golf and follow Meghan’s example? Visit to find out about free and low cost beginner activities across the country.last_img read more