David Rhodes’ Consent Will Receive Premiere Off-Broadway

first_imgConsent will premiere off-Broadway at The Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. The new play, penned and helmed by David Rhodes, will play a limited engagement beginning June 2; opening night is scheduled for June 11.The cast of Consent will include Catherine Curtin (Orange Is The New Black, The Lady of Dubuque, Love, Janis), Michael Goldstein (Belgrade Trilogy), Mark McCullough Thomas (Our Lady of 121st Street, Guiding Light) and Angela Pierce (You Don’t Know Jack, Unburden).Ron Sullivan, former pro-NFL player and award-winning architect, is experimenting with sexual freedom in his SoHo loft. Done with coming out and nearly divorced from his high school sweetheart, Ron has a chance encounter with Kurt, a hot Yale law student, that pushes him to the edge of his sexual boundaries…or beyond them. The passion that follows transforms both men, and ripples into the lives of Ron’s wife and his sister Emily. Emily questions the ethics and risks of sex games, but it’s ultimately up to the audience to determine who is seducing whom in the murky realm of power play and consent.The production will feature scenic design by Scott Tedmon-Jones, costume design by Izzy Fields, lighting design by John Eckert, sound design by Chad Raines, video design by Chelsie McPhilimy and props by Addison Herren.Consent is not a production of Roundabout Theatre Company although it is playing in a Roundabout space. View Commentslast_img read more

Governor Wolf on KDKA: We Can Balance the Budget Without Broad Based Tax Increases

first_img Budget News Governor Wolf earlier this morning on KDKA said he believes we can balance the budget, provide an additional $250 million for basic education, and include $34 million to address the heroin crisis without raising the Personal Income or Sales Taxes. Here is an excerpt from the governor’s interview:“There are three things that are key for me and I think for the people we’re talking with. And by the way, the conversations and the negotiations are going, I think, very well. But, we need a balanced budget that is truly balanced. I want $250 million dollars for basic education, an increase, and I want $34 million dollars for the heroin overdose problem, which is really a big problem in Pennsylvania. And I think all this can be done without a broad based tax increase. I’m not asking for a Sales Tax increase or Personal Income Tax increase. I think we can do all this; the balanced budget, the increase in education, and heroin initiatives without a broad based tax increase. So, I think that we’re making some good progress. I think we’re very close.”Click here for the full interview.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf on KDKA: We Can Balance the Budget Without Broad Based Tax Increasescenter_img June 21, 2016last_img read more

LIVE: Leicester held by Utd , need 2 more points to win title

first_imgLIVE UPDATES of match While Leicester’s title destiny remains in their own hands, it was a damaging result for Louis van Gaal’s United, who were left four points below the Champions League places with only three games to play.Leicester have turned winning with minimal possession into an art form this season, but United’s early dominance here was to prove the precursor to a soft opener.Antonio Valencia, preferred to 18-year-old Timothy Fosu-Mensah at right-back, was allowed to cut inside Christian Fuchs and trundle a cross to the back post, where Martial exploited Danny Simpson’s errant positioning to slot his 15th goal of the season past Kasper Schmeichel.Back at the ground where his father, Peter, made his name, Schmeichel then produced a sharp one-handed save to thwart Jesse Lingard after Marouane Fellaini had chested down a cross from Marcos Rojo.Simpson survivesShortly after Schmeichel’s save, visiting captain Morgan outmuscled the floundering Rojo to meet Drinkwater’s arcing free-kick with a headed 17th-minute equaliser.The game was now an intense, robust encounter and Fellaini was guilty of a wild elbow to Robert Huth’s chin, after the German had provoked him by yanking his hair, that could earn the Belgian a retrospective ban.Referee Michael Oliver did not spot Fellaini’s infringement and he was also involved in two incidents prior to half-time that could have had major ramifications for either side.In the first, Lingard intercepted a pass from Simpson, a former United player, on halfway and raced towards goal, only to go to ground as Simpson leant into him.It would have been a red card if Oliver had called it a foul, but he saw no wrongdoing and it was the same story moments later — albeit perhaps more contentiously — when Riyad Mahrez crashed to the turf after being caught by Rojo inside the United box. The teams continued to exchange chances in the second half, with Martial shooting over and Lingard curling straight at Schmeichel for United, while Leonardo Ulloa, once again deputising for the suspended Jamie Vardy, twice threatened for the visitors.Mahrez, the Player of the Year, had been a peripheral presence, but with 19 minutes remaining he wriggled past three players before stinging David de Gea’s palms from the edge of the box.The closing stages belonged to United, however, with Chris Smalling’s header clipping the post before Drinkwater, another Old Trafford old boy, saw red after receiving a second yellow card for hauling back substitute Memphis Depay right on the edge of the box. Tweets about @LCFCPRE-MATCHcenter_img Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri named an unchanged starting XI for his side’s potential Premier League title-clincher against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.With Leicester three points away from a fairytale title success, Leonardo Ulloa continued to deputise for the suspended Jamie Vardy up front, while Jeff Schlupp kept his place on the left wing ahead of Marc Albrighton.Prior to last Sunday’s 4-0 win over Swansea City, when Ulloa and Schlupp came into the side, Ranieri had named the same team for six successive games.“I feel good, but we know this will be a tough match. Manchester United are fighting for the Champions League,” Ranieri told Sky Sports.“I ask my players for the same performance. We do not want to change our mindset. I am curious to see if my players feel something different. I hope not, but it is important to check.“My message to them will be to play the same. I am very excited. The story is fantastic.”United manager Louis van Gaal, whose side are gunning for a top-four place, made one change to the team that beat Everton in last weekend’s FA Cup semi-final, with Antonio Valencia replacing Timony Fosu-Mensah at right-back.Victory at Old Trafford, where they have not won since January 1998, would give Leicester the first top-flight title in their 132-year history.A draw or defeat could also suffice, but only if second-place Tottenham Hotspur, who trail Leicester by seven points, do not better their result at outgoing champions Chelsea on Monday.After taking on United, Leicester entertain Everton in their final home game next weekend before finishing the campaign at Chelsea.Team                   P  W  D  L    F  A   PtsLeicester              35 22 10 3  63 33  76Tottenham           35 19 12 4  65 26  69Arsenal                 36 19 10 7  59 34  67Man City              35 19  7 9   66 34  64———————————–West Ham            35 15 14 6  60 43 59Man Utd               34 17  8  9  42 30 59———————————–Liverpool             34 15 10 9 58 45 55Southampton      35 15 9 11 49 37 54Stoke                   36 13 9 14 38 52 48Chelsea               34 12 11 11 53 46 47Everton              35 10 14 11 55 49 44Watford              35 12 8 15 36 42 44West Brom         36 10 11 15 32 46 41Bournemouth    36 11 8 17 43 63 41Swansea             35 10 10 15 34 49 40Crystal Palace   36 10 9 17 36 46 39Newcastle         36 8 9 19 39 64 33———————————–Sunderland      35 7 11 17 40 58 32Norwich            35 8 7 20 35 61 31Aston Villa        36 3 7 26 27 72 16 — relegatedNote: Top four teams qualify for Champions League; teams finishing 5th-6th qualify for Europa League; bottom three teams relegated to Championship.AFPShare on: WhatsApp Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP Manchester United 1 Leicester 1Southampton 4 Manchester City 2Football: Martial strikes as Man Utd make Leicester waitClaudio Ranieri’s Leicester City must wait to complete their fairytale Premier League title quest after being held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.The Foxes needed three points to win the league for the first time, but with thousands of fans back in Leicester and millions of new converts around the world watching on television, they had to make do with one after Wes Morgan cancelled out Anthony Martial’s opener for United.Leicester, who lost Danny Drinkwater to a late red card, will be crowned champions unless second-place Tottenham Hotspur win at Chelsea on Monday, but if Spurs do prevail, Ranieri’s men will be left requiring two points from their final games, at home to Everton and away to Chelsea.It would still take a monumental collapse for Leicester not to claim the title, but their players, staff and anxious supporters must wait a few more hours, if not days, before their place in sporting history can be confirmed.last_img read more