January 18

Leslie Kritzer, Andrew Durand & More Set for The Robber Bridegroom

first_img View Comments Leslie Kritzer and Andrew Durand will be co-stars again for the third time in months! After appearing together in School of Rock’s run at the Gramercy and Gigantic off-Broadway, the pair have been tapped for The Robber Bridegroom. Starring the previously announced Steven Pasquale, Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman‘s musical comedy will play a limited engagement February 18 through May 29. Directed by Alex Timbers, opening night is scheduled for March 13 at off-Broadway’s Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.Along with Kritzer (Legally Blonde) as Salome and Durand (War Horse) as Little Harp, the cast will include Evan Harrington (Once) as Big Harp, Greg Hildreth (Cinderella) as Goat, Ahna O’Reilly (As I Lay Dying) as Rosamund, Nadia Quinn (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Raven/Goat’s Mother, Lance Roberts (Shows For Days) as Clement Musgrove and Devere Rogers (Five Guys Named Moe) as Airie/Man.Based on the short story by Eudora Welty, The Robber Bridegroom transports the audience to the Natchez Trace in Mississippi, a dangerous and mysterious corner of the country teeming with a rogue’s gallery of the most beguiling con men, hucksters, and charlatans you’ll ever meet. Chief among them, Jamie Lockhart (Pasquale)—fair‐faced gentleman by day, hard‐hearted bandit of the woods by night. When he falls for the beautiful daughter of a wealthy planter, his world and code of ethics are turned upside down.The Robber Bridegroom marks the 40th anniversary of the original, which opened on Broadway in 1975 starring Kevin Kline and Patti LuPone. The show’s bluegrass score has since been performed across the country, with the song “Sleepy Man” joining the canon of American standards.The production is part of Roundabout’s 50th anniversary season. Related Shows The Robber Bridegroom Show Closed This production ended its run on May 29, 2016last_img read more

August 13

Uganda Cranes wins awards

first_img****[email protected] on: WhatsApp Since the National Team Uganda Cranes beat Comoros last year to qualify for the African Cup of Nations set to take place in Gabon, they have been making success after success. Goal Keeper Denis Masinde Onyango was recognized as the African player of the year 2016 based in Africa category beating off competition from Zambia and Zimbabwe at the Glo CAF awards. At the same event, the Uganda Cranes was crowned the National Team of the Year at the Abuja International Conference Center. The recent achievements by the Cranes are cited as a motivation that will inspire players to work harder to achieve greater heights especially the upcoming 2018 FIFA world cup set to take place in Russia. At parliament, speaker Kadaga said each MP will contribute Shs500,000 to support the team.last_img read more