Maggie Gyllenhaal to Make Broadway Debut in The Real Thing

first_img The Real Thing Gyllenhaal’s stage credits include Closer, Anthony and Cleopatra, Three Sisters and Homebody/Kabul. Her screen credits include Crazy Heart, Secretary, Waterland, Cecil B. Demented, Donnie Darko, Sherrybaby, Happy Endings, Dark Knight, Away We Go, World Trade Center, Stranger Than Fiction, Mona Lisa Smile, Adaptation, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang and White House Down. She will soon be seen in the upcoming Frank and The Honourable. Related Shows The Real Thing centers on Henry (McGregor), a successful playwright, who is unhappily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his current play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When Henry’s affair with their friend Annie (Gyllenhaal) threatens to destroy his own marriage, he discovers that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband so she and Henry can begin a new life together, he can’t help but wonder whether their love is fiction or the real thing. The Tony-winning play explores relationships, fidelity and the passions that often blur our perception of love. View Commentscenter_img The full cast and design team for The Real Thing will be announced shortly. Prepare to be seduced all over again! Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal is set to make her Broadway debut starring opposite the previously announced Ewan McGregor in Tom Stoppard’s Tony-winning play The Real Thing. Directed by Sam Gold, the Roundabout production will begin performances on October 2 and officially open on October 30. The limited engagement is scheduled to play through January 4, 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015last_img read more

Cops: Hit and Run Crash in Coram Kills Pedestrian

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in Coram early Saturday morning. The fatal crash occurred just before 6 a.m. on Route 112 between Granny Road and Route 25, police said. The man, who was not identified, was struck by a light color vehicle traveling northbound. The vehicle fled the scene northbound on Route 25, police said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A make and model of the vehicle was provided. It is believed to be light in color, possibly tan, with front-end damage, police said. Detectives ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has any information about the incident to contact the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls are confidential.last_img read more

Workplaces top source of virus clusters in France, says doctor

first_imgWorkplaces are the main clusters of coronavirus infection in France and companies should have staff work from home as much as possible after the August holidays, one of France’s top coronavirus experts said on Thursday.Weekly health ministry data shows that since May 9, private and public companies have accounted for 22% of 609 clusters of infection. Nearly a third of these clusters are currently under investigation by health authorities.The data – which excludes retirement homes and individual families – also showed that health institutions accounted for 16% of all clusters and extended families accounted for 14%. Topics : Prisons and public transport, including trains and planes, accounted for only one percent of clusters and schools and universities only 4%.”Given that companies have the highest rate of virus infection clusters, we should make the wearing of masks mandatory in all enclosed spaces, including in private companies,” Eric Caumes, head of infectious diseases at Paris hospital La Pitié-Salpêtrière, said on Franceinfo radio.Where possible, companies should continue to ask their staff to work from home, he said.”Teleworking is reasonable,” he said. “It is important to prevent infection between colleagues.” last_img read more

Women prioritized in govt’s premarital programs, minister says

first_imgMuhadjir explained that the premarital classes would education couples on reproduction, family financial planning and building a household.“Hopefully, the program can create families with a healthy young generation, as well as economically stable families,” he said.He further said the role of mass organizations and education institution that focused on women affairs would play a significant role in the success of the program.“If the premarital classes can be carried out properly, I believe that new families can develop well,” the minister added. (vny)Topics : His ministry announced the program last year for would-be married couples, in which they would be required to attend three months of classes to get a certificate needed to apply for a marriage license.The program is aimed at creating excellent future generations and lowering the stunting rate in Indonesia. According to the Health Ministry’s 2019 basic health research, the prevalence rate of stunted children under 5 years old stands at 27.7 percent, meaning that 28 out of 100 children in the country live with the issue.Read also: Planning to get married? Indonesia considers mandatory premarital class for couples in 2020The ministry planned to implement the classes this year, but he said it had been put on hold due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Women are the main target of the government’s premarital programs for future brides and grooms as the women are expected to be the homemakers that give birth and nurture the country’s future generation that is free from stunting, a senior minister said on Monday.Education on raising children must start early on, not only when women are about to get married, Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy said.“We need to prepare future homemakers who are truly ready. Because women are the ones who become housewives that will pay attention to children. So educating women from when they are teenagers until they are set to embark on marriage is really important,” he said as quoted by on Monday.last_img read more

Duke picked as ACC preseason favorite ; Pitt 6th

first_imgPittsburgh basketball player Cameron Wright answers a question at the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Armed with a talented freshman class, Duke is the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference.Mike Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils received 41 of 65 first-place votes from media members at Wednesday’s league media day, outdistancing North Carolina, ACC newcomer Louisville and reigning champion Virginia atop the standings.Duke returns upperclassmen Quinn Cook, Amile Jefferson and Rasheed Sulaimon while adding a stellar recruiting class led by big man Jahlil Okafor, the preseason pick for rookie of the year.That group will chase Duke’s first ACC regular-season or tournament title since 2011.“I think we do have the ability” to win the ACC, Cook said, “but we had the ability last year and we had the ability my freshman year and sophomore year. … Our young guys have got to step up because they’re good enough to have an immediate impact and we need them to grow up fast.”The Blue Devils were picked first for the second straight season and 14th time under Krzyzewski.The Tar Heels were second with 12 first-place votes and have the league preseason player of the year in junior guard Marcus Paige, who made a habit of coming up with big second-half performances last season and averaged 17.5 points per game.“I hope that means it can translate to wins,” Paige said of his honor. “I see that they picked us second in the conference and we have goals of finishing higher than that.”Syracuse was picked fifth, followed by Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Florida State, North Carolina State, Miami, Clemson, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Boston College and Virginia Tech.Paige led the five-man preseason all-ACC team and was joined by Okafor. The rest of that group was Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell, Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon and Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant.For years, the Atlantic Coast Conference built its basketball reputation on nearly annual appearances in the Final Four.Now, as the league is adding another marquee program and touting itself as the best in the country, it’s trying to snap a four-year Final Four drought. That is an unusually long dry spell for the tradition-rich league boasting Hall of Fame coaches and plenty of national championships.“I think the league prepares you for that, but you still have to do it,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett said Wednesday during the league’s preseason media day. “I’m not speaking against the ACC but there’s parity in college basketball. … And just because we come from the ACC doesn’t guarantee us to steamroll three teams into the Elite Eight. You’ve got to play.”No ACC team has reached the Final Four since Duke won Mike Krzyzewski’s fourth NCAA championship in 2010. That matches the league’s longest drought, though the last time was from 1958-61, according to STATS.Now the ACC is stronger on paper through realignment, first by adding Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame last year and with the latest addition: Rick Pitino’s Louisville squad.The question now is whether that group of ACC and former Big East schools can produce a Final Four team to help the league live up to its claim as the nation’s best.“Based on past successes, this may be the strongest collection of basketball programs in history,” ACC Commissioner John Swofford said. “I think historically it certainly falls into that category. Obviously we need on the court to live up to that.”The league’s postseason success has long focused on traditional powers Duke and North Carolina, who have combined to win nine NCAA titles. But the league’s top teams have been tripped up by underdogs, tough matchups or key injuries at the wrong time in the past four years.North Carolina lost in a regional final in 2011 and 2012, the second coming when the preseason No. 1-ranked team lost point guard Kendall Marshall to a broken wrist during the opening weekend of the NCAA tournament.A year later, Duke pushed to a regional final before falling to Pitino’s Cardinals, who went on to win the national championship.The Blue Devils have twice gone one-and-out in the past three tournaments, including last year against Mercer despite playing a short drive from campus, while the Tar Heels have failed to make it out of the tournament’s opening weekend for two straight years.Last year, the Cavaliers won their first outright regular-season title in 33 years then followed with their first ACC tournament title since winning their only other one in 1976. That sent Virginia into the tournament with a No. 1 seed for the first time since the days of Ralph Sampson, but that team fell in the round of 16 to Michigan State.“It’s just a testament to how brutal March is,” Duke junior Amile Jefferson said. “That’s just the nature of the beast. I think we have teams that will definitely be in the Elite Eight and the Final Four in the upcoming years.”The silver lining is that Louisville has twice reached the Final Four during the ACC’s drought while a member of the Big East, while Syracuse did it in 2013.Notre Dame coach Mike Brey, a former assistant to Krzyzewski at Duke, said he thinks the better measure for the league’s strength is whether it regularly gets half its teams into the tournament.Still, he said, getting to the Final Four or cutting down the nets won’t hurt, either.“When you can get one to get to a Final Four, it’s such credibility,” Brey said. “When you get one there pretty regularly, that gives you great credibility. 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See how Rahul Dravid’s 14-year-old son Samit proved he is a chip off the…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/TOIAdvertisement tapfpNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9bsWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ezvvkro( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ncWould you ever consider trying this?😱ol5rCan your students do this? 🌚iy7Roller skating! Powered by Firework The last generation of Indian cricket had the exceptional Rahul Dravid in the lineup. Nicknamed ‘the Wall’, the iconic cricketer is hailed as one of the greatest batsmen ever to grace the 22 yards, and is also the fourth highest run scorer in Test cricket. But does this enormous talent pass onto the next generation? Say hello to Samit Dravid, the 14 year old son of Rahul who is following his father’s footsteps, piling up gigantic knocks on the pitch!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/TOISamit is a regular for the cricket team of Mallya Aditi International School based in Bengaluru, and has been a stunner in inter school tournaments in the state of Karnataka. In the past three months, the teenager has been on peak form, and his recent heroic showcase against BGS National Public School in the final of the BTR Shield under-14 Group I, Division II tournament is grabbing everyone’s attention.Samit scored an eye catching 211 runs from 144 balls, including asn astounding number of 24 boundaries and a single six. The youngster’s gigantic score ensured a huge 132 run victory for Mallya Aditi IS in the final, and to clinch the trophy at the RSI cricket ground.Advertisement Samit was the highest scorer of the tournament, with 681 runs from five games, with three centuries and one half century.However, this is not the first time Samit has landed a double century. In fact, this is his third 200 in the Karnataka state inter school championships in the past three months. He grabbed eyeballs in the an U14 Karnataka state inter-zonal cricket match back in December 2019. Captaining for Vice-President’s XI, Samit landed a stunning 250-ball-201 against Dharwad Zone.Advertisement The teenager scored another double century for his school in this month. In an U14 BTR Shield match against Sri Kumaran Public School, the Mallya Aditi IS star put up another double century, scoring 204 runs in the match a couple of weeks back.With continuous performances like these, its no doubt that Samit is already under the radar of the senior team selectors. The Men in Blue fans, who cherished Rahul Dravid and his memorable innings in his prime, will be eager to see his son join up the international squad and compliment his father’s legacy.Also read-Meet Shashini Puvi, the 6 year old Indian Chess prodigy whipping up a storm!10 year old Indian kid Dani PK scores ridiculous goal straight from the corner kick! Advertisementlast_img read more