Olivier-Winning A View From the Bridge Will Play Broadway this Fall

first_img A View From the Bridge Star Files Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 21, 2016 As previously reported, Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge will indeed return to Broadway this fall. The Young Vic production transferred to the West End and won three Olivier Awards earlier this year, including Best Revival and Best Director for Ivo Van Hove. Mark Strong, who also won for his performance as Eddie Carbone, will reprise his performance. Performances will begin on October 21 and run through February 21, 2016 at the Lyceum Theatre, where The Visit will play its final performance on June 14.Joining Strong will be his fellow original co-stars. Emun Elliott as Marco, Phoebe Fox as Catherine, Michael Gould as Alfieri and Olivier winner Nicola Walker as Beatrice. Casting for the role of Rodolpho, played in the West End by Luke Norris, will be announced at a later date.Strong’s other West End credits include Closer, Death of a Salesman, Murmuring Judges, Fuenteovejuna, The Man Who Came to Dinner and Speed-the-Plow. Elliott has appeared in Measure for Measure and Ubu the King in the U.K. Fox’s stage credits include King Lear and Sixty-Six Books. Gould appeared in the Young Vic’s Hamlet and Cruel and Tender. Walker won an Olivier Award for her performance in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; her other credits include Season’s Greetings, Gethsemane, Edmond and Free.In A View From the Bridge, described as one of Miller’s most passionate dramas, Eddie Carbone is a Brooklyn longshoreman obsessed with his 17-year-old niece Catherine. When Catherine falls in love with a newly arrived immigrant, Eddie’s jealousy erupts in a rage that consumes him, his family, and his world. The play debuted on Broadway in 1955 and was most recently seen on the Great White Way in 2010, starring Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber.The new production of A View from the Bridge will feature scenic and lighting design by Jan Versqeyveld. Opening night is set for November 12. Mark Stronglast_img read more


Volleyball: Texas A&M and Texas Away Game Recap

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team made a commanding statement this weekend after sweeping No. 16 Texas A&M University and No. 2 University of Texas on the road.Last weekend the Badgers returned to Madison with questions swirling after an early-season stumble to No. 11 University of North Carolina and a crushing injury to junior outside hitter Lauryn Gillis. But this weekend, the Badgers returned home with back-to-back statement wins over top-20 Texas A&M and the second-best team in the land — Texas.Wisconsin (8-1) came out with its foot on the gas in Friday night’s clash with the No. 16 Aggies. UW took the first set, flying to a 25-16 advantage. Before Texas A&M (6-5) had a chance to breathe, the Badgers were up 2-0 after Wisconsin took the second set 25-17.The Aggies would respond in the third set with a much closer finish, but UW still emerged on top with a 25-23 win to sweep its opponent 3-0 on the night. Freshman outside hitter Molly Haggerty set both a career high and new school record with 27 kills through only three sets in the Badgers’ 3-0 rout over Texas A&M.Wisconsin also out blocked the Aggies 11-5 as part of six-block efforts from senior server Lauren Carlini and sophomore middle blocker Tionna Williams. The Badgers managed a 45-40 advantage in digs as well, with junior outside hitter Kelli Bates posting a match-high 14 saves.Despite having to travel from College Station to Austin between Friday night and Sunday afternoon’s battle with Texas, the Badgers returned to the court with electric performance to knock off the No. 2 Longhorns.Wisconsin fought valiantly in the first two sets but ultimately fell 25-21 and 26-24, respectively. After falling behind 2-0 in sets facing the No. 2 team in the nation on the road, the Badgers were in a tough spot to say the least. But Sunday’s game was far from over.With its back against the wall, UW surged back to take the third set 25-23. The Badgers built off of the momentum from the resiliency and took the fourth set 25-21 to force a fifth and final set.After sliding through the previous two sets and allowing the Badgers claw their way back to 2-2 tie, Texas finally regained its footing. The fifth set was so close that it could not be determined by a plus two advantage for the first team with 15. The Badgers would carry the game to a 20-18 finish and complete the comeback by winning the last three consecutive sets to escape the road trip with a perfect 2-0 record.For Wisconsin, a win over the No. 2 Longhorns means so much more than just a quality victory over one of the best teams in the country. In last year’s NCAA tournament, sixth-seeded Texas made a run all the way to the national championship, where they were defeated by current No. 1 University of Nebraska.A win like this is a sign of key progress and an indicator that this year’s team has what it takes to defeat programs that have competed on the highest stage. UW has been a force to be reckoned with throughout the regular season over the past three years, but getting over that hump to compete in a national championship has been something the Badgers have struggled to do.last_img read more


LA Clippers in need of better defense, rebounding

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Prior to Saturday’s 101-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons, coach Doc Rivers was asked a two-part question: What does he think of the Jamie Foxx most impersonation of him floating around? And what does he think about the Clippers’ rebounding woes?“I like it, I thought it was funny,” he said of Foxx’s theatrics. “But I don’t think the rebounds are funny, let me put it that way. We’re not doing a great job. And I think it’s all of us. I don’t think it’s like the bigs. I think the guards are … we have to rebound as a team so much better.“We’re just going to get the ball, we’re not putting bodies on bodies.”Blake Griffin’s rebounding numbers are back up where they belong. He’s averaging 9.5 after falling to 7.8 last season. DeAndre Jordan, who led the league a season ago with a 15.0 average, is down to 12.9 this season.The difference is in his offensive rebounding, where he’s pulling down just 2.7 after being at 4.8 in 2014-15. Defense and rebounding. Last season the Clippers struggled to find consistency in those areas.And they are again this season.Starting with the rebounding, the Clippers in averaged 42.6 rebounds last year, tying Memphis for 20th in the league. They allowed 42.9 rebounds per game, for a differential of minus-0.3.This season, the Clippers (6-4) are pulling down an average of 42.5 rebounds, 22nd in the league. But they are giving up 46.9. That’s a differential of minus-4.4, and only five teams were worse before games played Monday.center_img “Yeah, they’re game-planning for him,” Rivers said. “It’s what you do. He didn’t get it a lot last year, but he’s getting double-teamed on rebounds, you could see it all the time and it’s two on the ball, two on DJ.”Defense about desireWesley Johnson played 13 minutes off the bench Saturday. He didn’t score, but he made his defensive contribution with two steals. After the Clippers turned the game around with better defense in the second half — allowing only 36 points after giving up 60 in the first half — Johnson talked about what it takes to be a stingy team.“Defense is all about you wanting it,” he said. “You wanting to stop your man, you wanting to help your teammate. I think that is what it boils down to. You would probably look at the roster and think that we don’t have a defensive stopper, but it is a team thing and a team effort.”The Clippers last season allowed 100.1 points per game, 16th in the league. They scored 106.7, a differential of plus-6.6, second only to Golden State’s 10.1. This season, the Clippers are allowing 104.2 points, 24th in the league. They are scoring 105.1 per game, a differential of just plus-0.9.Injury updatesStarting guards Chris Paul (groin strain) and J.J. Redick (back spasms) are listed as doubtful and out, respectively, for Thursday’s game against Golden State at Staples Center.Neither has played the past two games.last_img read more


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