Mack & Mabel, Starring Michael Ball, Aims for B’way

first_img View Comments Could Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s Mack & Mabel return to the Great White Way? As they say, time heals everything. According to The New York Post, the Chichester Festival Theatre production, which is currently playing through September 5, plans to transfer to the West End and maybe cross the pond to Broadway next season.The production, directed by Jonathan Church, stars Olivier winner Michael Ball and rising star Rebecca LaChance, who made her Broadway debut last year as the Carole King understudy in Beautiful. The new staging features an adapted book by Stewart’s sister, Francine Pascal, who is the author of the Sweet Valley High series.The show, which premiered on Broadway in 1974, follows the relationship between silent film director Mark Sennett and his star Mabel Normand. The score features such tunes as “I Won’t Send Roses” and “Time Heals Everything.” Though the original production closed in the fall of 1974 after 66 performances, it was nominated for eight Tony Awards in 1975, including Best Musical and nods for its stars Robert Preston and Bernadette Peters.Take a look at Ball, LaChance and the rest of the Mack & Mabel cast in action below.last_img read more

CUNA engaged w/ robocall, privacy, payday, diversity hearings

first_img continue reading » With Congress back in Washington, D.C. after a two-week recess, CUNA is engaged with several hearings, including ones addressing financial regulator supervision, robocalls, diversity and inclusion, payday lending and data privacy, among others.This week the House will also consider two resolutions of note to credit unions, one (H. Res. 327) would encourage “greater public-private sector collaboration to promote financial literacy for students and young adults,” and the second (H. Res. 328) would support “protection of elders through financial literacy.”Hearings CUNA is engaged with this week include:Tuesday, 10 a.m. (ET): House Financial Services Committee hearing, “Housing in America: Assessing the Infrastructure Needs of America’s Housing Stock;” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

NTF to honour Prof. Ikulayo with post-humus award

first_imgThe Nigeria Tennis Federation has revealed plans to honour its late board member, Professor (Mrs) Philomena Ikulayo with a post humus award.NTF 1st vice president, Yemi Owoseni disclosed this at the burial ceremony of the deceased which took place on Friday at Ijurin-Ekiti, her husband’s hometown.According to him, the significant contribution of the deceased to the development of Nigerian tennis cannot be downplayed hence the need to honour her. “Maybe we should have done this before she died but it is worthy to note that her role in tennis development in Nigeria is enormous.Owoseni, who represented the NTF at the burial of the deceased, disclosed that the award will be given to her at the Central Bank of Nigeria Open Tennis Championship which will take place in Lagos in May.On his part, NTF President added that Prof. Ikulayo has always been one of the faces of the federation in major events in the country and it is befitting that she is honoured at the next CBN Open which is the biggest domestic tournament in Nigeria.“She demonstrated her commitment for tennis throughout her year as a board member of the NTF. We owe it a duty to honour her with an award which I must point is well deserved. We will live with the memories of her love for tennis,” Ndanusa said.The late Ikulayo, who died on March 24, 2016 at 68, was a professor in Education/ Human Kinetic & Health Education in the University of Lagos.A barrister at Law, she is credited to have co-authored 173 publications and she had at several times deliver papers at events organized by the Sports Ministry in Nigeria. She was survived by her husband and four children.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more