Daisy Eagan(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Star Files Leslie Odom Jr. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Tony Winner Daisy Eagan to Return to Secret GardenOver 25 years after her Broadway debut in The Secret Garden, which garnered her a Tony Award, Daisy Eagan is set to return to the musical, this time as Martha, the role she played at an LCT concert presentation earlier this year. Directed by David Armstrong, the cast will also include Michael Xavier (who recently starred opposite Glenn Close in London’s Sunset Boulevard) in his American debut, Tony nominee Josh Young and Lizzie Klemperer. Created by Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Tony-winning tuner is scheduled to play at Washington, D.C.’s Shakespeare Theatre Company from November 15 through December 31 and Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre from April 14, 2017 through May 6.Leslie Odom Jr. Will Head to West CoastLeslie Odom Jr. isn’t throwing away his shot! The Broadway favorite has scheduled his first West Coast performance since winning the Tony for Hamilton. Odom Jr. is set to headline Los Angeles’ Valley Performing Arts Center on November 17. As previously reported, his holiday album, Simply Christmas, will drop on November 11 and he has also landed a role in Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming starry remake of Murder on the Orient Express.Jane Krakowski & Tituss Burgess Team Up On StageSpeaking of the holidays, this is one very special way to celebrate the New Year! Broadway vets and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt costars Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess will collaborate on their first ever full-length concert together on December 31. The event, with the San Francisco Symphony, is set to play the Davies Symphony Hall and you can expect the pair to sing hits from the stage and screen…with a healthy dose of charisma and humor thrown in!Blue Man Group’s Novel IdeaBlue Man Group’s first-ever book, Blue Man World, is now available. Published by Black Dog & Leventhal, the tome is a cheekily clever deep dive into the world of the Blue Men, as well as a cultural satire. It features specially commissioned artwork, archival photographs, infographics, interviews with Blue Man experts (both real and potentially not real) and more. The hit show has been playing off-Broadway since 1991.P.S. Check out below as James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess Quickstep to “The Hollywood Wiz” from Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour on Dancing with the Stars. View Comments
Nick Kyrgios lands heavy ATP punishment after losing temper in Cincinnati Williams played in Auckland in 2017, losing in the last 16 before going on to win the Australian Open later in January.”Oh man, I want to win that title so bad,” Williams said in a release, having announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian during her previous visit. Related News Coco Gauff gets U.S. Open wild card Serena Williams will begin her 2020 WTA Tour season at the Auckland Open.The 23-time grand slam champion is returning to the WTA International event next year, it was announced Tuesday. Welcome back to the ASB Classic SERENA WILLIAMS!One of the biggest names in sport with an impressive 23 Grand Slam singles titles, 72 WTA single titles and an astounding 319 weeks at Number 1 we’re thrilled to welcome Serena back in 2020.TICKETS: https://t.co/fdzb4iae6P pic.twitter.com/X6HS2A1EMd— ASB Classic (@ASB_Classic) August 19, 2019″Last time I was there I had so much going on and although I fought through to win my first match, I know I didn’t play to my level. Serena Williams pulls out of Cincinnati due to back injury “I have such amazing memories that are really special to me from Auckland. I would really like to add some on-court memories to that list.”Williams is one major title shy of matching Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slam singles crowns, with the U.S. Open beginning next week.The American great withdrew from the Western & Southern Open last week after retiring during the Rogers Cup final on August 11 due to a back injury.
By Francis Pelenah Various communities around the country have signed up to the recently launched reinforced vaccine study being conducted by (PREVAIL-V) the Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia.The study, also known as PREVAC, is the first under a sub-regional consortium of Ebola affected Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.Thousands of people died in the three countries and thousands more who were afflicted survived, thus prompting researchers to investigate a possible Ebola preventive vaccine.At the weekend, residents of Unification Town and New Kru Town, at separate community engagement meetings, welcomed the study and gave their commitment to encourage more public participation in it.Morris Bonbodee of Unification Town Community told the gathering that he is convinced the study is in the best interest of Liberia and should be supported by all Liberians.His comments were echoed by Mrs. Josephine Davies, who said the information given by PREVAIL and one of its partners, Liberia Crusaders for Peace team, has to some extent dispelled some of their fears of Ebola survivors.According to the Medical Affairs Scientist at PREVAIL, Jestina Doe Anderson, the objective of the study is to know if previous vaccines tested in the region are safe and effective in children. She said the new study will determine the duration of the vaccine’s effectiveness.Unlike previous Ebola prevention vaccine trials done at the Redemption Hospital, children will take part in the PREVAC study. However, pregnant women, sick people, breastfeeding mothers and previous participants of the vaccine study will not participate in the PREVAC study.Madam Anderson was also speaking during the community engagement in Unification Town in support of the Ebola Natural History Study by the joint US-Liberia clinical research partnership. which is taking place at the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town.The story was the same in New Kru Town on Saturday April 22 as stakeholders from all parts of the Municipal Borough turned out to show their support for the vaccine project.Most of the speakers at the program pledged to volunteer for the project and also encourage others to join as study participants.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)