Alan Mingo Jr. Will Take Over for Wayne Brady in Kinky Boots

first_img Related Shows View Comments Alan Mingo Jr. in ‘Kinky Boots’ Photo by Matthew Murphy Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019center_img Toronto’s Lola will be walking those red boots to the Great White Way! Alan Mingo Jr. has been tapped to lead the Broadway production of the Tony-winning Kinky Boots, where he is scheduled to begin performances on March 29. He will replace Wayne Brady as Lola, who as previously reported will depart the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 27.Mingo has been seen on Broadway as Sebastian in Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Tom Collins in Rent. Other stage credits include Shrek the Musical, Hairspray and The Lion King.The musical, featuring a score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Harvey Fierstein, won six Tonys in 2013 including Best Musical. In addition to Brady, the production currently stars Andy Kelso as Charlie and Jeanna de Waal as Lauren.Original Broadway cast member Kyle Taylor Parker, who has played Lola on Broadway and on tour, will take over the role in Toronto. Kinky Bootslast_img read more

Vermont Civil Rights Panel appointed

first_imgThe US Commission on Civil Rights has appointed 15 people to its Vermont State Advisory Committee.Kim Tolhurst, designated the authority of the staff director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, announced the appointment of â ¢Francine T. Bazluke of Essex Junction, John H. Bloomer of Wallingford, Luther M. Brown of Rutland, Ellen Mercer Fallon of Middlebury, Leslie Ann Holman of Burlington, Terrance D. Martin of Brattleboro, Marion C. Milne of West Topsham, Cheryl W. Mitchell of New Haven, Tara O’Brien of Brattleboro, Eric D. Sakai of Randolph, Stephanie L. Sidortsova of Westford, Diane B. Snelling of Hinesburg, Tracey H. Tsugawa of Williston, and Stewart R. Wood of Quechee. The Commission appointed Diane Snelling as Chair. The appointments are for two years.Congress has directed the Commission to establish advisory committees in all states and the District of Columbia to assist in its fact-finding function. These committees receive reports, suggestions, and recommendations from individuals, public and private organizations, and public officials, and forward advice and recommendations to the Commission. Members of State Advisory Committees serve without compensation, conduct civil rights reviews and investigations, and report to the Commission.###last_img read more

China blows up dam in eastern province to ease flood risk

first_imgIn Anhui, a dam on the Chu river was demolished Sunday as water levels inched close to historic highs.Local authorities said the action was taken to ensure the safety of people living nearby.”Affected by continuous downpours and upstream flows, the water level of the Chu River, a tributary of the Yangtze River, has moved from a slow rise to a sharp one,” local media said Monday.The blasting of the dam was expected to reduce the level of the Chu River by around 70 centimeters, reported the state-run Global Times. Chinese media said the released water was being channeled into two downstream storage ponds.A total of 35 rivers and lakes in Anhui saw high water marks exceed warning levels by Saturday noon — including the Yangtze and Huaihe rivers — reported the official Xinhua news agency.Over the weekend the Three Gorges Dam also opened three floodgates after the water rose more than 15 meters above flood level.Last week soldiers erected sandbag flood barriers in a city near China’s largest freshwater lake after the heaviest rainfall in nearly six decades drenched the Yangtze River basin. Chinese authorities blew up part of a dam in eastern Anhui province to relieve flood pressure, local media reported, as heavy rains continue to swell rivers across parts of the country.Rising waters across central and eastern China have left over 140 people dead or missing, and floods have affected almost 24 million since the start of July, according to the ministry of emergency managementAuthorities have adopted measures such as diverting water into back-up reservoirs to keep levels manageable as major rivers and lakes hit record highs.center_img Topics :last_img read more