Fred Applegate View Comments Isabel Keating, Fred Applegate & Andy Mientus Star Files Andy Mientus Congratulotions are in order! Tony nominee Isabel Keating and Broadway favorites Fred Applegate and Andy Mientus will join the national tour of Wicked as Madame Morrible, The Wizard and Boq, respectively. The three stars will join the blockbuster musical tour beginning November 22, when Wicked plays the Wharton Center in East Lansing.Keating garnered a Tony Award nom for playing Judy Garland in The Boy from Oz. Her other Broadway credits include Hairspray, Enchanted April, Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark and It’s Only A Play. Applegate recently played the role of The Wizard on Broadway last year, and his additional Broadway credits include Tuck Everlasting, The Last Ship, Sister Act, La Cage aux Folles, Young Frankenstein and The Producers. Mientus is best known for his role as Kyle Bishop in the hit television series Smash. Most recently, he starred in the Deaf West Theatre Company’s Broadway revival of Spring Awakening and the 2014 Broadway revival of Les Miserables.In addition to Keating, Applegate and Mientus, the cast of the touring production of Wicked includes Jessica Vosk (Elphaba), Amanda Jane Cooper (Glinda), Chad Jennings (Doctor Dillamond), Kristen Martin (Nessarose) and Jeremy Woodard (Fiyero).The company features Emily Schultheis, Allison Bailey, Kerry Blanchard, Giovanni Bonaventura, Jillian Butler, Laurel Cannon, Jordan Casanova, Michael Di Liberto, Michael Drolet, Ryan Patrick Farrell, Anthony Festa, Lisa Finegold, Napoleon W. Gladney, Dominic Giudici, Lauren Haughton, Garett Hawe, Kelly Lafarga, Melissa Legaspi, Chase Madigan, Olivia Polci, Anthony Sagaria, Wayne Schroder, Tregoney Shepherd, Ben Susak, Jeremy Thompson, Nyla Watson, Michael Williams and Justin Wirick.The Broadway sensation Wicked looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good” and the other one “wicked.” Fun for the whole family, Wicked’s Grammy-winning score features songs like “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” “The Wizard and I” and “For Good.”Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento. Isabel Keating
“This particular bowling center will not be able to survive if we aren’t able to open soon,” he said. “It’s a winter sport, so we will need our leagues to start very very soon after labor day to survive and most bowling alleys are set up that way.” Derrick Canfield of Waverly says not only has COVID-19 left him without one of his favorite pastimes, it’s also left him looking for work. Sauerbrey stressed her commitment to continuing the push to get bowling centers reopened, or at the very least get official state guidance on what needs to be done to make it happen. Tioga County Legislative Chair Martha Sauerbrey says it’s become a priority for her when the Southern Tier Regional Control board has conversations with the Governor’s office. Many including Owego Mayor Mike Baratta rallied around high school and league bowlers who are now without a sport to play. WAVERLY (WBNG) — Dozens gathered at the Valley Bowling Center in Waverly Monday to call on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to allow bowling centers across the state to reopen. “Five days a week the leaders of each county ask the question: Has the governor done anything about bowling? Has he done anything about casinos? Has he done anything about gyms? The answer is no,” she said. “Mini golf is classified as a sport, bowling is classified as recreation, I look around and I see these banners for high school bowling teams, I never played high school mini golf,” he said. The speakers noted that the state considers bowling to be a ‘high risk’ activity but argued that by nature, bowling makes it easy to socially distance when players alternate lanes. “Every public opinion survey has shown an overwhelming majority of New Yorkers support our re-opening approach. We understand that some people aren’t happy – but better unhappy than sick or worse,” Conwall’s statement went on to say. “We will continue to ask, we will continue to lobby the state in the way we can to get our businesses open,” she said. “I can see this bowling alley is the heart of this community.” For now, the state says they are standing by the decision. “The measures the Governor has taken were intended to – and did – curb the rise of infection across the state. They have also allowed us to avoid subsequent spikes of infection,” the statement read in part. “Reports show that infections are rising in more than 35 states and that officials in those states have been forced to re-close businesses and other parts of the economy that were opened too early.” Greg Joseph owns the Valley Bowling Center. He said the clock is ticking down for small bowling centers like his to be able to reopen. Joseph also says the facility has a detailed plan ready to go that ensures that all balls and lanes are cleaned and sanitized between use and all tables and stations are spaced to allow for social distancing. Governor Cuomo’s spokesman Jason Conwall defended the decision to keep bowling centers closed in a statement to 12 News. “Tables on our concourse are spaced out by six feet and for bowlers it’s more like ten feet,” he said. “We have sanitation stations and we’ll do temperature checks.” “This was a job I had before COVID-19 came and now it kinda left me without a job,” he said. Nevertheless, Joseph says time is running out for businesses like his. “We’ve learned a lot about what we have to do to be safe but it’s at a stage now where if we don’t hear something soon, all of us will be in trouble,” he said. read more
USC’s go-ahead possession late in the second half against Texas A&M could not have summarized the tide of events throughout the whole game any better: The Trojans fell short at times, but stuck with plays en route to a 65-63 victory over the Aggies on the road Friday night. With USC (3-0) trailing by a point with under 20 seconds remaining in regulation, sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright had his three-point attempt deflected — the ball then fell into the reach of sophomore forward Chimezie Metu, who batted the ball back out to the three point line. Junior guard Jordan McLaughlin was the recipient of the volleyball-esque pass, and he proceeded to lob an alley-oop to a newly-open Metu who slammed the ball into the net to give USC a 64-63 lead, which it would not relinquish. “We played a very good basketball team. It’s very difficult to win here at this arena,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “Lots of credit to [Texas A&M coach Billy] Kennedy, and to the players of this university. We were fortunate to come away with a victory here tonight.”Entering the final minute of regulation, USC trailed the Aggies (2-1), 63-60. Two free throws from Boatwright — who was making his season-debut Friday night coming off of an injury — with 56 seconds remaining pulled the Trojans within one. The McLaughlin-to-Metu alley-oop put USC ahead by one with 15 seconds remaining. Freshman guard De’Anthony Melton proceeded to steal a Texas A&M pass — he was then fouled and made a free throw that put USC ahead by the final score, 65-63. Texas A&M forward DJ Hogg missed a three-point attempt at the final buzzer, clinching the USC victory.With the victory Friday night, USC snapped Texas A&M’s 12-game winning streak against non-conference, high-major opponents on their home court. USC became the first high-major, non-league team to defeat the Aggies in their own arena since Miami did so back in 2001.The Trojans’ victory was sparked by big scoring runs to conclude both the first and second halves. USC finished the first half on a 18-7 run over the final six-and-a-half minutes; the Trojans finished the game on an 11-3 run to clinch the win. Junior guard Elijah Stewart recorded his first double-double of the young season against A&M, scoring 11 points and reeling in a team-high 11 rebounds. Metu’s go-ahead dunk in the second half was a part of his team-high 14 point performance Friday; he also recorded nine rebounds. The Trojans were able to prevent a big offensive performance from Texas A&M sophomore center Tyler Davis, who was averaging a team-high 16.5 PPG entering Friday night’s contest. Davis found himself in foul-trouble early on, and finished the game with eight points — he played 24 minutes in total. Overall, USC outrebounded Texas A&M Friday night, 47-44.The Trojans now return to the Galen Center Tuesday for a matchup with the visiting New Orleans Privateers — this contest will be the beginning of a five-game home stretch for USC. read more
Futsal team of BiH played the second exhibition game in Novigrad with Croatia which resulted with a draw (1:1)After the first match, when BiH team won with 3:0, in the last night’s match there were no winners and Marin Šunjić scored the only goal for BiH team.