B’way Grosses: Shuffle Along Reached Full Houses for Final Week

first_imgBrandon Victor Dixon & Audra McDonald(Photo: Julieta Cervantes) Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed has hung up the tap shoes for the final time, having played its final performance at the Music Box Theatre on July 24. While its closing announcement last month was abrupt, the house was not short of enthusiasts to send it off. The new musical conceptualized by George C. Wolfe and starring Audra McDonald played to Standing Room Only in its final week, reaching 101.25% capacity. The show took in a slightly higher gross than in recent weeks ($865,912), but with a small house and a lower average ticket price compared to other big musicals, it did not appear in the front runners by gross. Instead, usual suspects The Lion King, Hamilton, Wicked, Aladdin and The Book of Mormon filled the top five spots.Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending July 24:FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross)1. The Lion King ($2,310,911)2. Hamilton ($2,046,711)3. Wicked ($1,896,987)4. Aladdin ($1,737,722)5. The Book of Mormon ($1,347,238)UNDERDOGS (By Gross)5. Motown the Musical ($484,333)4. Fully Committed ($471,574)3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ($433,660)2. Fun Home ($368,324)1. An Act of God ($285,827)*FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity)1. The Book of Mormon (102.52%)*2. Hamilton (101.76%)*3. Shuffle Along (101.25%)4. Waitress (99.67%)5. The Humans(99.37%)UNDERDOGS (By Capacity)5. An Act of God (68.43%)*4. Jersey Boys (64.98%)3. On Your Feet! (63.51%)2. Kinky Boots (62.77%)1. An American in Paris (62.27%)* Number based on seven regular performancesSource: The Broadway League View Commentslast_img read more

Champlain College names endowed chair for Perry

first_imgChamplain names endowed chair for PerryChamplain College trustees have announced the creation of the College’s first endowed chair, naming it in honor of retiring President Roger Perry. The Board of Trustees voted to create this $1 million academic fund, The Doctor Roger H Perry Endowed Chair, as part of the College’s successful Power of Three Capital Campaign.The news came at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees on October 22, when Champlain College trustees announced the Power of Three campaign has already raised $15 million, exceeding its $12 million goal a full year before the official close of the campaign.Trustees and friends of Champlain College have been quietly raising funds for this special honor for President Perry, and they surprised him with the news at the Annual Meeting. They have already funded $800,000 toward the $1 million goal for the endowed chair.Before retiring in June 2005, Perry will choose the academic focus of the endowed chair. Perry has served as president of Champlain College for nearly 13 years.last_img read more

20% of financial institutions are missing out on this major feature

first_img continue reading » The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston conducted studies earlier this year that produced shocking results. After polling 565 financial institutions, it was revealed that 20% do not offer mobile banking. 14% of respondents also noted that they have no intention of offering mobile banking any time soon. In a world that’s so focused on mobile, it may come as a surprise that some banks and credit unions are so uninterested in offering mobile banking solutions. Here are 3 reason why digital banking is worth the investment.Return on InvestmentIn-branch visits to financial institutions are down and the use of mobile banking is up. Not only do members benefit from the convenience of mobile banking, but credit unions have some coins to gain as well. Mobile banking cuts down on expenses such as staffing, ATM transactions, and other operational costs. According to a study by Deloitte, mobile transactions are expected to cost 50 times less than in-branch transactions and 10 times less than ATM transactions. Mobile banking also promotes member engagement, which helps to generate revenue and reduce attrition, thus increasing ROI. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

In August, most tourists come from Germany, Croatia and Slovenia

first_imgPhoto: Solana Nin Germany remains our main emitting market Gledajući po destinacijama, u dosadašnjem dijelu kolovoza najviše je dolazaka ostvareno u Rovinju, Poreču, Splitu, Medulinu, Crikvenici, Dubrovniku, Umagu, Zadru, Puli i Novalji. U dosadašnjem dijelu kolovoza najviše je turističkih dolazaka ostvareno s tržišta Njemačke, njih oko 392 tisuće što u odnosu na isto razdoblje lani predstavlja rast od 1 posto. Prema prvim preliminarnim podacima sustava eVisitor, koji sadrži turistički promet ostvaren u komercijalnom i nekomercijalnom segmentu te nautičkom charteru, u Hrvatskoj je u dosadašnjem dijelu kolovoza (od 1. do 16. kolovoza) ostvareno oko 1,8 milijun dolazaka i 12,9 milijuna noćenja, što je gotovo 70 posto lanjskog rezultata ostvarenog u istom razdoblju u pogledu pokazatelja turističkih noćenja.center_img The highest number of overnight stays in the same period was realized in Istria (3,2 million overnight stays), Kvarner (2,6 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia (2,4 million overnight stays), Zadar (2,3 million overnight stays), Šibenik-Dalmatia Knin (1 million overnight stays), Dubrovnik-Neretva County (716 thousand) and Lika-Senj County (475 thousand).   During the last weekend (from 14 to 16 August), more than 312 thousand arrivals and almost 2,2 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia. Zatim slijedi domaće tržište s kojeg je ostvareno 294 tisuće dolazaka što predstavlja rast od 22 posto u odnosu na isti period lani, tržište Slovenije s kojeg je ostvarena 221 tisuća dolazaka, što predstavlja rast od 6 posto te tržište Poljske s kojeg je ostvareno 193 tisuće dolazaka što predstavlja rast od 9 posto u odnosu na isto razdoblje lani. Nakon Poljske slijedi Češka sa 111 tisuća dolazaka (94% lanjskog rezultata) te Austrija sa približno 97 tisuća dolazaka (55% lanjskog rezultata).last_img read more

An important branch of Croatian tourism on the verge of collapse: Occasional carriers on St. Mark’s Square

first_imgAfter numerous meetings and many letters, the Government and the relevant ministries do not want to help the sector of occasional passenger transport, so today they point out the problem to all MPs because this important branch of tourism is on the verge of collapse. They hope that someone still cares about 20 people who lose their jobs, and because of leasing promissory notes, many of them have no roof over their heads, point out the Association of Voices of Entrepreneurs. Urgent grant award from European Union funds,Continuation of measures for preservation of jobs (HRK 4.000,00 + contributions),Ensure a moratorium on leases and loans for a minimum of one year with adequate interest for a shorter period (current interest on deferred principal is currently 18-35%),Accelerated procedure for obtaining liquidity funds from HAMAG BICRO and HBOR.  Povremeni prijevoz predstavlja neizostavni segment turizma i povezan je uz  obrazovanje (organizirani školski izleti, ekskurzije i svakodnevni prijevoz učenika na nastavu), sport (prijevoz sportskih klubova i navijača) i kulturu (prijevoz KUD-ova, zborova, plesnih skupina i sl.). Ističemo kako je ovaj sektor sastavni dio Ministarstva mora, prometa i infrastrukture koji je do pandemije koronavirusa poslovao samostalno te održivo – bez ikakvih državnih subvencija. Važno je istaknuti da se sektor povremenog prijevoza putnika sastoji od 2.000 tvrtki s više od 20.000 zaposlenih i više tisuća vozila visoke turističke klase (autobusi, minibusevi i kombi vozila).  A proposal for a concrete solution with leasing companies was submitted to the Government and line ministries in July, but the UGP points out that they have received an answer that the Government and the competent ministries simply do not want to help. We remind you that the occasional transport sector has a 95-98% drop in revenues and they become illiquid with foreclosures waiting for them after the legal activation period that is just around the corner. Photo: Pexels.comcenter_img The Voice of Entrepreneurs Association and members of the Occasional Passenger Transport Initiative have been warning for months about the inadmissible attitude of leasing companies towards clients and the key problems faced by entrepreneurs engaged in occasional passenger transport. After meetings with the competent ministries, a multitude of letters, as well as the submission of the required documentation, which was supported by other professional groups, all agreements were suspended. Occasional carriers are left to perish. “Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, this sector created exclusively added value and significantly influenced the filling of the state budget. An urgent grant is now needed in amounts sufficient to cover all of the company’s costs by the start of the 2021 tourist season. We must point out that almost all EU member states in this sector have awarded grants that are sufficient to cover operating costs. We believe that these countries are behind their entrepreneurs, taxpayers and workers because they know that saving industries means a faster way out of any crisis. Croatia did not do that. And next tourist season, passengers will no longer have anyone to transport because this important tourist branch will fail by then!”States from UGP. UGP’s proposals were as follows: That is why the carriers are pointing out their problems to the MPs on St. Mark’s Square today, and they hope that someone still cares about 20 people who lose their jobs, and because of leasing promissory notes, many of them have no roof over their heads.last_img read more

Chris Sutton accuses Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of ‘cheating’ in FA Cup final vs Chelsea

first_imgChris Sutton accuses Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of ‘cheating’ in FA Cup final vs Chelsea Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 1 Aug 2020 6:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShares View 5 comments Advertisement Aubameyang was brought down by Azpilicueta (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty)Chris Sutton accused Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of ‘cheating’ after he claimed the Arsenal striker ‘dived’ to win a penalty against Chelsea in the FA Cup final.Aubameyang got in behind Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta, went down in the box before picking himself up off the turf to slot past Willy Caballero to level up proceedings after Christian Pulisic’s opener. There were question marks over whether Azpilicueta, who was booked, could have been sent off – although Antonio Rudiger was covering – but Sutton, the former Chelsea striker, is convinced it wasn’t a foul at all. And he believes the Gabon international conned the referee.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Let’s not mess around,’ Sutton told BBC Five Live. ‘It was a dive [for the penalty]. It’s cheating.’He added: ‘There is a little pull. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang knows what he is doing. Sutton was critical of Aubameyang’s conduct (Picture: Getty)‘There is the slightest contact. He has bought that penalty!’Rob Green, the former Chelsea goalkeeper, felt there was enough to award a penalty.‘Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang has got the wrong side of Cesar Azpilicueta for the penalty,’ he added. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I’ve seen it a number of times. He waits until he is inside the box before he goes down. ‘It was clever play. There was enough in it to give it.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

Jaro fire leaves P80-K damage

first_imgBased on the initial investigation ofthe Bureau of Fire Protection, the fire began from a bunkhouse owned by RowenaTacadao around 12:20 a.m. The blaze quickly spread to other neighboring bunkhouses. Arson investigators have yet to identifythe cause of the fire as of this writing./PN ILOILO City – Properties estimated to beworth P80,000 went up in smoke after fire gutted 10 bunkhouses in BarangayTacas, Jaro district shortly after yesterday. last_img

Overdose deaths lead to arrests in Switzerland County

first_imgSwitzerland County, Ind. — The Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department has made several arrests following two overdose deaths.First responders found Larry Tingle, 53, and Jerry Lewis, 22, both of Vevay, unresponsive on May 20 in a residence on East State Road 56. Efforts to revive the pair were unsuccessful.The investigation led to a search warrant at the property. As a result, George Harlow, 60, was arrested for possession of narcotics, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance. Shane Hopkins, 29, was arrested for maintaining a common nuisance and possession of narcotics. Buster Harlow, 39, was arrested for possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.Indiana State Police troopers assisted with the investigation.last_img read more

Officials probe response to accidental death in Hamilton County

first_imgCincinnati, Oh. — Officials are urging caution after a Hamilton County, Ohio teen was killed in a freak accident inside a Honda Odyssey van in the Seven Hills School parking lot.A report from Cincinnati police Kyle Plush, 16, called 911 around 3 p.m. using hands-free commands saying he was trapped in a seat inside the vehicle. Dispatchers were unable to pinpoint his location. Officers soon began searching parking lots on school grounds but were unable to locate the teen.During the 911 exchange with dispatchers Plush reportedly said, “I probably don’t have much time left, so tell my mom I love her.”Plush was found by his father six hours later around 9 p.m. deceased in the van.Law enforcement officials are conducting a review of the call and response by police.According to Consumerreports.com 800,000 Honda Odyssey vans were recalled in 2017 because second-row seats were accidentally tipping forward. It’s unknown if Plush’s van was included in the recall.last_img read more

Near notches IMCA Modified win at Tri-City

first_imgTimmy Near topped the Friday feature for IMCA Modifieds at Tri-City Motor Speedway. (Photo by Amanda Kulek)By Roger WilliamsAUBURN, Mich. (Aug. 25) – Timmy Near was the IMCA Modified winner on night two of the Battle By the Bay at Tri-City Motor Speedway.The feature field was led to the green flag by 2017 track champion Kody Johnson, who led a majority of the first half of the 20-lap main before Near took control by making the pass in the high groove.Once out front, he pulled away and beat a hard-charging Toby Steele and Gavin Hunyady to the finish. Myron DeYoung and Chaz Pray rounded out the top five.last_img read more