An Emmy winner for her documentary Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie, Arnaz also teased, “We’re in discussion with a company right now that wants to produce a Broadway show based on [my parents’] lives. It’s people who could really get it done and would know how to do it well.” Arnaz added that a feature film covering the same material is also in development. She would consult on both projects as a producer. Arnaz keeps adding to her plate, but there’s no stopping her: “You talk about raining and pouring. It’s drenching out there right now! I’m soaking wet.” Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 View Comments Lucie Arnaz is swinging back to the Great White Way! The actress will show off her circus moves as sassy grandma Berthe in the Tony-winning revival of Pippin. After kicking off the production’s national tour in September, she’s already had a few performances under her belt, but playing a hot trapezing granny is hard work: “My back went out, my knees went out, my thighs went out,” she told Broadway.com. “Then suddenly it got strong. Now it’s fun!” She’ll be taking center ring at the Music Box Theatre this week as Andrea Martin reprises her Tony-winning performance on the West Coast. Pippin Arnaz, who admits to being a “musical theater freak” as a kid, will still get to direct the Hazel reading while spending her evenings flipping through the air in Pippin. Based on the cartoon by Ted Key about a maid working for a middle-class family, Hazel features music by her friend and longtime music director Ron Abel, lyrics by Chuck Steffan and a book by Lissa Levin. The team aims to have stage vet Klea Blackhurst—whom Arnaz initially suggested for the show’s demo recordings—in the title role. Arnaz credits Abel and Steffan as the “bravest people on Broadway” for sticking to their intuition. Related Shows Naturally, the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz was trained at an early age to hit her marks, enunciate and all those fundamentals: “That’s all part of my bloodstream now,” she explained. Her parents also instilled her with a huge boost of self-confidence. “My mother used to say, ‘I don’t know how you do it. I can’t do that.’ And my father used to send me red and white carnations on every opening and say, ‘Nobody will do it better than you.’ Wonderful, positive reinforcements.” So how did Arnaz wind up on Broadway after just a few short weeks on the road? While Martin was scheduled to perform in L.A., Arnaz had planned to take a hiatus and come to New York to direct a reading of the forthcoming musical adaptation of Hazel. That’s when producer Barry Weissler had an idea: Why not put Arnaz under the Broadway big top for a limited engagement? “So I said, ‘You know, let’s go for it. Take a chance and do it,’” Arnaz recalls. “I love this part and I’m looking forward to be able to do it for my friends.”
Animal Science in Action, a two-day event for rising high school juniors and seniors, has been set for June 1-2 on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Ga.Presented by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the event introduces students to the fields of animal and dairy science. Participants engage in a series of laboratory experiments and visit each of the college’s main teaching farms for hands-on activities with animals.Current CAES animal and dairy science students will help lead the program which begins Tuesday morning and concludes Wednesday afternoon. Participants will stay overnight in a UGA dormitory.The cost of the event is $75 and the registration deadline is May 14. To register for Animal Science in Action, visit the Web site www.ads.uga.edu/academics/ and follow the ASA link.For more information on ASA, contact Kari Turner at [email protected] or 706-542-8588; Jary Douglas at [email protected] or 706-583-8921; or Ronnie Silcox at [email protected] or 706-542-9102.
Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start CINCINNATI — Julio Urias’ long road back from major shoulder surgery could land him back on a major-league mound this week.The 22-year-old left-hander was recalled by the Dodgers on Monday after Triple-A Oklahoma City was eliminated from the postseason on Sunday. Urias made four appearances for the OKC Dodgers, including two in their playoff series.When he gets into a game with the Dodgers it will be his first major-league action since May 20, 2017. Urias was sent down to Triple-A after that start and started twice for OKC before he was shut down with a sore shoulder. On June 27, 2017, he had surgery to repair the anterior capsule in his throwing shoulder.“I can’t lie. There was a time I didn’t know if I would come back to a major-league mound after the surgery,” Urias said Monday through an interpreter. “Thank God He helped me get here and hopefully that’s something that happens again (pitching in a major-league game). Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season “It was hard. I think it was something around 16 months I was away. It was just working hard and trusting in God that I would get here.”Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Urias was cleared to start pitching in games in late July and made 10 appearances in the Arizona Summer League, Class-A California League and Triple-A for a total of 13-1/3 innings. He allowed nine runs on 12 hits and eight walks while striking out 20.“Every outing starting with the ones in Rancho Cucamonga I was feeling better every time,” Urias said. “I was getting warmer faster and the next day I was feeling great and the same day I pitched I was feeling good. Every time I was out there, I felt like I was progressing.”There were times this summer when Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and the front office mentioned Urias as a potential late-season addition to the rotation or a multi-innings option out of the bullpen. He arrived Monday with a much more realistic expectation.“Just to kind of get him some more appearances,” Roberts said. “What role? Obviously out of the ’pen and we’ll start him out in lower-leverage (situations) and see how it translates this season here. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “An inning at a time. It would probably come in a clean inning. And for me, it wouldn’t be back-to-back (days). … Probably an inning and probably an every-other-day situation.”PITCHING CHANGERight-hander Ross Stripling will make the start Wednesday in Cincinnati as expected. It will be Stripling’s first start since Aug. 9 and it will be limited, making Wednesday essentially a ‘bullpen game.’“I think three (innings) and 45 (pitches) is a fair ask,” Roberts said.Stripling went on the DL for about four weeks with lower back discomfort and has made just one relief appearance since returning. He faced two batters in Colorado on Friday.FAR EASTMajor League Baseball and the players’ union announced some of the players who will be participating in the 2018 Japan All-Star Series. Dodgers utilityman Chris Taylor is in the group.The group of major-leaguers will play Japanese professional players seven times in exhibition games across Japan Nov. 8-15 with former Dodgers manager Don Mattingly managing the team.Also announced as participants were Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez, Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich, Braves rookie Ronald Acuña Jr., Phillies outfielder Rhys Hoskins and first baseman Carlos Santana and Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield.Some of the games will be broadcast on MLB Network.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu, 4-2, 2.16 ERA) at Reds (RHP Luis Castillo, 8-12, 4.79 ERA), Tuesday, 3:40 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available)Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error