Lessons of the Week! Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Holliday & More

first_imgBetsy Wolfe & Tracie Thoms, Cynthia Erivo, Veronica Dunne, Mark Ballas, Jennifer Holliday & Daveed Diggs(Photos: Caitlin McNaney, Emilio Madrid-Kuser & Joan Marcus) Jellicle Cats Are Probably Messy BakersEven if they’re getting screamed at by some Broadway New Jerseyans, the cats of Cats know how to party: with lots and lots of…flour. At a recent Broadway.com photo shoot, the assortment of Jellicles made a beautiful mess using flour for some nifty effects. Such culinary talents would be great on Broadway Nosh, but we suspect it’s hard to cook with paws. Mark Ballas Loves to Scream at CatsWhat’s a Jersey Boy to do between shows on Saturday? Yelling at a bunch of Jellicles sounds reasonable. In his premiere Jersey Boys vlog episode, Mark Ballas showed viewers a weekly tradition: yelling across the street to the cast of Cats every Saturday at five. The guys at the August Wilson may be able to walk like a man, but are they cock of the walk when they’re walking alone? Veronica Dunne’s Showers Are AwakeningEveryone has their go-to shower song, but Veronica Dunne has her go-to shower show. The Chicago fresh face admitted to singing Spring Awakening when showering, and by singing Spring Awakening, we mean singing through the entire show. Good for you, Veronica, but readers, maybe don’t try this unless heat/hot water is included in your rent and your roommates enjoy cold showers. Wanna Sing Dreamgirls? Holliday’s Got Tips Jennifer Holliday knows how to serve face when singing—particularly during “And I Am Telling You.” Evidently, some people aren’t fans of the expressions she makes, but the new Color Purple star explains that they’re necessary to get through that song and role, and if you turn on American Idol, you’ll see singers making those exact faces. Let’s just say she is telling you: those mouth shapes are not going. Miss Celie Also Makes PantsuitsLook—we said look—are you looking? Look who’s wearing the pantsuit now! The Color Purple’s Cynthia Erivo rocked this sequined getup while belting out in support of Hillary Clinton. A power pantsuit is totally appropriate attire for such an occasion. She’s beautiful—yes, she’s beautiful—and…she’s…with her! Betsy & Tracie Are Their Own MomsThe whole “I’m turning into my mother” trope hits close to home over at Falsettos. Betsy Wolfe and Tracie Thoms, who play Cordelia and Charlotte in the revival, revealed they both look just like their respective moms once in their ’80s getups for the show. They also discussed their limited knowledge of social media (wait, wasn’t Thoms on Catfish?), and we have to admit, that seems like a pretty cliche mom trait. Happy Friday, and happy Aaron Tveit day! Yes, it’s true: Every day feels like Aaron Tveit day at Broadway.com HQ, but we hope you’re wearing your ceremonial salmon shorts and shower-singing “The Thong Song” in honor of his birthday. Despite the national holiday, it was still a busy week on the Great White Way, from a screaming match between streetlamp crooners and alley cats to the ultimate power pantsuit. Catch up on all you may have missed over the past seven days with the Lessons of the Week! Beanie Feldstein Is Not Bette’s CodenameBeanie Feldstein will appear on Broadway this spring in Hello, Dolly! Bette Midler will appear on Broadway this spring in Hello, Dolly! Despite what Kate Baldwin might tell you, Beanie Feldstein is not Bette Midler. Baldwin initially suspected the former was an alias for the latter in a cast email. Clearly, if wasn’t. Good theory, Kate, but let’s leave the case-solving to Jessica Fletcher. Chekhov Is Key to Understanding TrumpThere’s only one person who can make sense of this election cycle: Anton Chekhov. (Fine, and Laura Benanti.) At The Cherry Orchard’s opening, we had the stars determine whether quotes were from the Russian playwright or the presidential nominee (who definitely has no ties to Russia). The one true winner was Diane Lane, who asserted: “No D.T. time on Diane time.” Words to live by. The Noodle Family Has Five TonysWant to be in the Noodle clan? Great, just make sure you have a Tony first. Daveed Diggs is joining the wacky family on Sesame Street next season, joining fellow Tony winners Bill Irwin, Kristin Chenoweth, Sarah Jones and the late Michael Jeter. It’s the most prestigious theater family since the Barrymores, the Redgraves… the Keenan-Bolgers? Leslie Kritzer Found Her Taco TruckRemember when we were trying to find Leslie Kritzer a taco truck for some mysterious project? Well, she found one, gave it to her “Jew-Rican” counterpart Riff-Tina, resulting in a music video containing riffing Clinton supporters, dragged out Trump followers and—yes—the aforementioned taco truck. We’re glad you found what you needed, Kritz! Now, about that three-dozen taco commission… View Commentslast_img read more

Vermont Chamber of Commerce opens nominations for hospitality industry awards

first_imgIndividuals from Vermont’s leading hotels, B&Bs, resorts, inns, restaurants, shops, attractions, and recreation destinations will gather in Woodstock for the Annual Hospitality Gala in November. Celebrating Vermont’s tourism industry and its contributions to Vermont’s economy, the highlight of the Gala is honoring five individuals with the hospitality industry’s most prestigious awards: Borden Avery Innkeeper of the Year, Chef of the Year, Restaurateur of the Year, B&B Innkeeper of the Year, and Allied Member of the Year. Award winning businesses/people will:Demonstrate superior management ability as reflected in a successful businessDisplay commitment to training, motivating, and furthering self-improvement of staffPromote and support legislation beneficial to the hospitality industry on local, state, and national levels; andProvide consistent leadership within the community Nominations are being accepted now through September 1, 2011, via an online form. Additional information about the awards and the nomination form are available online from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce website at www.vtchamber.com(link is external) at under Awards and Events section of the Hospitality and Tourism tab.Self-nominations are welcome. Press clippings, letters of reference, and other materials to support nominations are encouraged.  Click Here to nominate. Last year’s award winners were: Jim Glanville of the Essex in Essex, Borden E. Avery Inn Keeper of the Year; David Kanal & George DeFina of the Deer Brook Inn in Woodstock, B&B Innkeeper of the Year; Amy Chamberlain of The Perfect Wife in Manchester, Chef of the Year; Eric Warnstedt of Hen of the Wood in Waterbury, Restaurateur of the Year; and John Crabbe of the Vermont Tent Company in South Burlington, Allied Member of the Year.last_img read more

Osimhen opens transfer talks with Napoli

first_imgLille striker Victor Osimhen is expected to open contractual talks with with Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis in Naples on Wednesday (today).Osimhen and his management team met with coach Rino Gattuso and Napoli directors on Tuesday over a potential move. Osita Okolo, a member of Osimhen’s entourage, told Radio Punto Nuovo: “Yesterday, when he arrived in Naples, we headed straight for the first meeting.“Along the way, he watched people on the city streets and admitted that he had been positively impressed.“He then met Italian coach (Rino) Gattuso: they talked about the Napoli project and he was also very impressed here.“Today he will meet with the president, Aurelio De Laurentiis.“What if Victor loved the city? “Absolutely, he was impressed with Naples and its people, although the visit to the city was short.“However, everything went in the right direction.“Now just make a decision about the boy’s future.“Osimhen-mania?“I don’t know what Napoli fans think of him. “I knew that everyone who crossed paths with him was very happy to see him in the city.“And I think it’s a very nice way to be Neapolitans.“I am convinced that fans would also like Victor’s play style very much and this could positively influence the final decision.“When for the agreement with Napoli?RelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years “The impressions were very positive.“He is certainly already very happy that a club like the Azzurri is so interested in Victor.“Serie A, being a striker from Naples, would always be an important step for a young footballer like him.“I haven’t spoken to Victor yet this morning, but we’re waiting for the meeting with De Laurentiis to understand what’s going to happen.“Will there be problems between the two parties?“I don’t think there will be a problem between Napoli and Lille.“I think they will soon find a formal agreement.“Everything is now turning to convince Victor 100 per cent of the transfer.“Let us see what the meeting today will bring in this direction.”Tags: Contract TalksNapoliNegotiationsPlayer TransfersSerie AVictor Osimhenlast_img read more