See Pics from Dear Evan Hansen’s First Broadway Performance

first_img Dear Evan Hansen Related Shows from $89.00 View Commentscenter_img Dear Evan Hansen has arrived on the Great White Way! The musical stars a pitch-perfect Ben Platt, who snapped a pic with his co-stars Kristolyn Lloyd, Mike Faist, Will Roland, Laura Dreyfuss and Michael Park following the first preview on November 14. Stars Rachel Bay Jones and Jennifer Laura Thompson also posed for a stage door shot, and  songwriting team Justin Paul and Benj Pasek got together with scribe Steven Levenson (see below). The production officially opens at the Music Box Theatre on December 4. Check out our hot shots from the first performance! Kristolyn Lloyd, Mike Faist, Ben Platt, Will Roland, Laura Dreyfuss & Michael Parklast_img read more


Daily Dirt: March 19, 2013

first_imgYour outdoor news for March 19, 2013Jocks Not That Dumb After AllAccording to a new study out of the University of Illinois elite athletes may not only be sweet jocks, but may have superfast brains as well. Using the aesthetically pleasing focus group of 87 top-ranked Brazilian volleyball players (What? The Ballroom Dance team wasn’t available?) researchers found the athletes performed better in processing information quickly, changing between multiple tasks, and memory tests. They were also better at accomplishing tasks while ignoring irrelevant information and quicker with peripheral vision and subtle changes. On the surface, this makes sense: athletes spend a lot of their time making instantaneous decisions based on their field of vision, situational awareness, and speed. They constantly gauge their own abilities against that of their opponent and finding weakness. This takes a lot of brain power, maybe that’s why some don’t do as well in the class room.The study appears in the journal Frontiers of Psychology (bet that’s a page turner…although here I am talking about it, so who knows what’s what anymore. Maybe they should do a study on that, bring the Brazilians.)Biting the Hand That FeedsWhy do people insist on insulting Mother Nature? Nothing good can come of it. An interview conducted by the Outdoor Nation Blog aims to answer this question as it pertains to the ski resort industry. The interview is with Auden Schendler, vice president of sustainability at the Aspen Ski Company, and describes how and why the majority of ski resort CEOs and executives are climate change deniers. Climate change deniers despite a report on its negative effects on the ski industry co-written by the Natural Resources Defense Organization and widely circulated. Climate change deniers despite the fact that their whole industry relies on the weather. It’s an interesting read and Schendler expresses some strong opinions on the matter.New Mountain Bike Trails in NOVANorthern Virginia got some new mountain biking trails this week at the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area in Lorton. According to this post from the Virginia Bicycling Federation, the 4.7-mile South Branch Loop Trail is the “first constructed natural surface trail open to mountain bikes on Bureau of Land Management-managed land east of the Mississippi River.” The BLM built the trail in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE) and plan on adding several more miles of mountain bike only trails by the end of August (South Branch Loop Trail is mtb and hike). They need donations and volunteers to help out with finishing the project. Find out more here. GET INVOLVED PEOPLE, KEEP THE MOMENTUM!last_img read more


Newcastle succeed in Fabricio Coloccini derby red card appeal

first_img The club have, though, been charged with failing to control their players after they furiously harangued referee Robert Madley. An FA statement read: “Fabricio Coloccini will not serve a one-match suspension after his wrongful dismissal claim was successful. “An Independent Regulatory Commission found that the match referee had made an obvious error in dismissing the Newcastle United defender for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity during the game against Sunderland on Sunday 25 October 2015. “Newcastle United have been charged for failing to control their players in relation to their reaction to the match referee’s decision. “The club have until 6pm on 30 October 2015 to respond to the charge.” Newcastle’s successful appeal means Coloccini will now be available for Saturday’s home Premier League fixture against Stoke. It is a boost for Steve McClaren’s side, but the bitter taste of the game-changing sending-off will remain. Newcastle had been on top at the Stadium of Light until the decision, which allowed Adam Johnson to slot home from the penalty spot. Billy Jones tapped home a second with 25 minutes remaining and Steven Fletcher added a third as Sunderland recorded a sixth successive derby win. Press Association Tempers frayed at the Stadium of Light after the Magpies captain was given a straight red card in first-half injury time, having appeared to bundle over Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher as he raced towards goal. Newcastle lodged an appeal after the 3-0 loss for wrongful dismissal – something the FA accepted, meaning Coloccini will now not have to serve a one-match ban. center_img Newcastle have successfully appealed Fabricio Coloccini’s red card in the Tyne-Wear derby, although the Football Association has charged the club with failing to control their players in the aftermath of that decision in the defeat to Sunderland. last_img read more