first_imgThere’s only five days left until the Heathers rule the cafeteria at New World Stages, and we’ve got a sneak peek at this awesome (or should we say…very) new poster for the wacky new musical comedy. Based on the 1988 cult classic, the new off-Broadway tuner by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy is just as irreverent and zany as the original movie—and yes, there’s a song called “My Dead Gay Son.” Directed by Andy Fickman, Heathers features Barrett Wilbert Weed as Veronica, Ryan McCartan as her murderous boyfriend J.D. and Jessica Keenan Wynn, Elle McLemore and Alice Lee as Heather, Heather and Heather, respectively. Check out the new poster before the queens of mean take over on March 15! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 4, 2014 Heathers: The Musical Related Showslast_img read more


first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Getting the federal government to help fund Nassau County’s effort to clean up its polluted waterways brought together environmentalists, business leaders, scientists and elected officials at the first of four public meetings organized as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s initiative to improve Long Island’s water quality, strengthen its natural barriers against future storms and protect the aquifer.Held Monday at the Nassau Legislature in Mineola, the governor’s review panel featured New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford).Topping their agenda is the effort by New York State to obtain $690 million of Federal Emergency Management Agency funds to construct an ocean outfall pipe that would take wastewater treated at the Bay Park plant in East Rockaway and dump it in the Atlantic Ocean two miles off shore. The plant’s current outflow pipe is in Reynolds Channel. Just as important would be another $130 million to reduce nitrogen from the wastewater effluent to levels acceptable under federal Clean Water Act requirements, which would be 8 parts per million.“Nitrogen is a serious water quality impairment that is also operating to fundamentally undermine Long Island’s natural coastal resiliency,” said Commissioner Martens. “Under Gov. Cuomo’s direction, these meetings will be an important step to build a plan that will address longstanding wastewater issues in Nassau and Suffolk counties.”After Superstorm Sandy, the Bay Park plant was so severely damaged it was dumping tons of raw and partially treated sewage directly into Hempstead Bay, producing nitrogen pollution that severely harmed the tidal marshlands, according to studies commissioned by the state DEC.The second meeting will be held May 19 at SUNY Stony Brook to hear from a panel of experts on Suffolk County’s wastewater and septic system problems since 70 percent of that county’s homes and businesses aren’t served by sewers. The third meeting will be held May 28 featuring a tour of Suffolk water treatment facilities and highlighting the unacceptable nitrogen levels in the Great South Bay. The fourth meeting will take place in June at a date and venue yet to be announced, with the goal of finalizing recommendations to Cuomo on how best to address these problems.Mangano was very pleased by the first hearing. “Basically we’re building a case why Nassau County should receive funding for an outfall pipe,” he said, noting that reducing nitrogen levels to standards acceptable by the State DEC and the federal Environmental Protection Agency is “a very expensive proposition.”Currently, New York is spending about $810 million in FEMA funding to repair the Bay Park plant. All told, Mangano estimated the entire project including the new outfall pipe could cost more than $1 billion. But the large pipe could be a cost-effective solution to the county’s water pollution problem, Mangano pointed out, because it would eliminate the need to rebuild wastewater treatment plants on Long Beach and Atlantic Beach, which the superstorm also inundated. Instead, they could be replaced with much cheaper pumping stations that would connect to the Bay Park facility.“We want to put those dollars into the ocean outfall,” he said. “It’s a smarter way.”The first meeting of the governor’s initiative to “improve water quality and resiliency on Long Island,” as his office described it, drew high praise from Adrienne Esposito, executive director of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment and a state Senate hopeful, who gushed that it was “unprecedented. When do you see business, stakeholders and various levels of government all agreeing?”She said the prospects for an ocean outfall pipe from the Bay Park plant—which she and other environmentalists have been advocating for years—are “much better” than they’ve ever been.“It’s good for the economy, it’s good for public health, and it’s good for Long Island’s sustainability,” she said.last_img read more


first_img The Chilean said: “I think we have the best squad in England. “We bought four important players, we already had a very good team and with these four players I think we improved a lot. “We hope that from the first match against Newcastle at home we will start winning, and we will try to bring another trophy here.” The event also saw defender Pablo Zabaleta receive the club’s player of the year award for 2012-13 and the Argentinian also spoke of his confidence for the year ahead. He said: “I can guarantee to everyone that we have been working really hard in pre-season and we are very hungry for more trophies, and we aim to win something this season. “The atmosphere in the dressing room is great. We wish the new manager and all his staff the very best of luck for the future.” City finished runners-up to rivals Manchester United last season and suffered a shock loss to Wigan in the FA Cup final. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has emphasised his confidence for the new season by hailing his squad as the best in the Barclays Premier League. Pellegrini, who took charge at the Etihad Stadium this summer, has inherited a squad that has been bolstered by the signings of Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic for a combined near-£90million cost. Pellegrini gave his opinions on stage during a question and answer session for fans at the club’s season launch party in Manchester city centre. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


first_img Published on April 24, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Comments Syracuse is in the bittersweet part of its season.After suffering an upset loss to Louisville on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament, the Orange’s NCAA tournament chances are slim.‘The tough part of it truly was getting on that plane and understanding that we’re getting back to reality, getting back to the snow up at Syracuse, getting back to the books and everything, and the season was pretty much over,’ head coach Luke Jensen said.Since its loss to Louisville, team practices have stopped. The No. 65 Orange (14-6, 6-2 Big East), which limped through the final weeks of the season, is resting up and cramming for exams. Goodbyes are being said to the most successful senior class of the Jensen era. Yet the promise of next season remains with the start of the summer pro circuit just around the corner.‘I think we’re all going to try to change within ourselves what we need to improve on individually and having the team stronger for next season’s play,’ sophomore Maddie Kobelt said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textStill, the heartbreak of an injury-impaired season that will likely end without an NCAA tournament appearance stings a team that dropped crucial late-season matches against unranked opponents Georgetown and Louisville.The Orange walked off the Varsity Courts at the Big East tournament Friday knowing its season was likely over. It did so with only two healthy scholarship athletes.Alessondra Parra played on a broken toe, Emily Harman nursed a bum shoulder and Kobelt suffered through flu-like symptoms. Amanda Rodgers, Komal Safdar and Jimena Wu, a walk-on, were the only healthy players on the squad.‘The girls that did play on the court at Big East and throughout the season with the ins and outs of injuries, they gave it their best effort 100 percent with or without an injury, and that’s all that we can really be proud of,’ Kobelt said.But the Big East loss was also a last stand for two seniors that combined for 231 wins in their SU careers. It’s a senior class Jensen is sad to see go, but one he feels has positioned the program for a brighter future.Harman and Parra will embark on professional careers after graduation. Their careers at Syracuse culminated in a historic season that saw the team knock off three ranked teams. The Orange will likely finish with the highest year-end ranking in Jensen’s six years at the helm.‘Coming off the court, it was a feeling of a little bittersweet, to be honest, but it’s been an amazing four years, and I wouldn’t change a thing,’ Harman said.The experience of going through a season in which an injury bug pestered the team and ultimately brought its season to a close should help a senior-less team in 2013. Next year’s recruiting class features two five-star recruits in Alex Aiello and Brittany Lashway.But for now, the team looks forward to hitting the summer circuit. The Orange will travel to Landisville, Pa., for a United States Tennis Association tournament. Harman and Parra are nursing their respective injuries ahead of their full-time pro careers.The seniors have left their mark on next year’s upperclassmen, setting them up to lead Syracuse into what could be an elite era.‘Captains Harman and Parra have set the standard for what our team standard is, the energy, the intensity, the everyday practices and the purposes of our practices,’ Kobelt said.‘That’s been instilled in myself and in Aleah since we were freshmen. … It’s just our job to carry on that tradition.’[email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more