View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 Related Shows On the Town Misty Copeland starts performances in On the Town on August 25, stepping in for Georgina Pazcoguin as Ivy Smith in the revival. Copeland is making her Broadway debut in the tuner, which is set to shutter when her limited engagement at the Lyric Theatre ends on September 6.Copeland became the first African-American prima ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre earlier this summer. Named as one of this year’s 100 most influential people in the world by Time, her recent ballet credits include Coppélia, La Bayadère, Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet. First seen on Broadway in 1944, On the Town features music by Leonard Bernstein and a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It follows the adventures of three sailors on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical’s toe-tapping numbers include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time.”The new production, directed by John Rando, also currently stars Tony Yazbeck as Gabey, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Chip, Clyde Alves as Ozzie, Alysha Umphress as Hildy, Elizabeth Stanley as Claire, Jackie Hoffman as Madame Dilly, Michael Rupert as Judge Pitkin and Allison Guinn as Lucy Schmeeler.
NZ Herald 13 June 2015Marriage has long been said to be good for health. Now, however, a study has suggested that while married men are healthier than their single counterparts, women hardly benefit from tying the knot.Research by University College London, the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found single women did not suffer the same negative health effects as unmarried men.In fact, middle-aged women who had never married had virtually the same chance of developing metabolic syndrome – a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity – as their married counterparts.Although single women showed slightly higher levels of a biomarker signifying a greater risk of breathing problems, it was far lower than levels in unmarried men. The same was true of a biomarker for heart problems which was raised 14 per cent in single men but was barely noticeable in unmarried women.Harry Benson of the Marriage Foundation pointed out that there was more to marriage than health benefits.“The whole point of marriage is to affirm commitment that couples make for their own stability and for the benefit of their children,” he said.“Married parents are far more likely to stay together, independent of age or education. Whether marriage makes couples healthier is neither here nor there.”A major study in 2011 found that being married lowered the risk of premature death by 15 per cent. World Health Organisation research in 2010 found marriage could reduce the risk of anxiety and depression.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11464465
It was a long day at Westwood Country Club which was the host of this years Lapel Invite. The Lady Cats were able to earn a 3rd place finish amongst a strong field of 18 teams. They posted a score of 369 which is their season low. Junior, Maggie Brack, matched her season low with a score of 86 and was low for the team.“The girls did a great job today. I know some of my players were not happy with the way they played but we still managed to post our low round of the season. As long as we continue to improve each time we go out I’m confident we can get to the post season with the confidence we need to post some low scores.” Wildcats Coach Marissa Mears.Lady Wildcats: Abby Orschell – 90; Maggie Brack – 86; Gracie Graf – 97; Camryn Brewer – 96 (personal best); Ashlan Hill – 106.Franklin County golf got the win Friday night over the Batesville Bulldogs and Oldenburg Twisters by posting a score of 176 at Hillcrest Country Club. Senior, Abby Orschell, was medallist for the match with a score of 41. Batesville shot a 189 and Oldenburg only had 3 players so did not have enough scores to post a team score.Lady Wildcats; Abby Orschell – 41; Maggie Brack – 44; Gracie Graf – 44; Camryn Brewer – 49; Aslan Hill – 47; Taylor McCreary – 63.