Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton Starts Previews Off-Broadway

first_img Hamilton (Off-Broadway) Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015 View Comments Star Files Lin-Manuel Miranda Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton will begin performances off-Broadway at The Public Theater on January 20. Miranda will play the titular role in the new musical alongside Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr and Brian d’Arcy James as King George. Directed by Thomas Kail, the off-Broadway show will officially open on February 17 and run through April 5. Hamilton, with book, music, and lyrics by Miranda, is inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. The new musical follows the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. From bastard orphan to Washington’s right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America’s fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we’ve become.The cast will also include Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton, Daveed Diggs as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson and Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler. Rounding out the company will be Carleigh Bettiol, Ariana DeBose, Sydney James Harcourt, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Stephanie Klemons, Jon Rua, Seth Stewart, Betsy Struxness, Ephraim Sykes, Andrew Chappelle, Alysha Deslorieux, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Javier Muñoz, Okieriete Onaodowan and Voltaire Wade-Greene.d’Arcy James will depart the tuner on March 1 for Broadway’s Something Rotten; it has not yet been announced who will replace him.last_img read more

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‘It’s up to them’: Solskjaer brushes aside Pogba penalty miss

first_img“The two of them have been very confident. I like players with confidence and the feeling that ‘I can do this’.”Former United star Gary Neville called on Solskjaer to resolve the issue before his team’s next penalty.“They should decide in the dressing room who is the penalty taker – it’s embarrassing,” Neville told Sky Sports.“This is a Manchester United penalty, this not a tombola, this is not under-fives on the school field. Wolverhampton, United Kingdom | AFP |  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to blame Paul Pogba after the Manchester United star missed a penalty in Monday’s 1-1 draw at Wolves after taking spot-kick duties from Marcus Rashford.Pogba wasted a chance to give United their second successive Premier League win when his penalty was saved by Wolves keeper Rui Patricio.It was the fourth missed penalty by Pogba since the start of last season. The France midfielder appeared to tell Rashford that he wanted to take it, even though his United team-mate had scored from the spot against Chelsea last weekend.United manager Solskjaer said he allows both Pogba and Rashford to take spot kicks.“The two of them are designated the penalty shooters and it’s up to them there and then who feels ‘this is mine’,” he said.“Sometimes players just feel they are confident enough to score. Paul has scored so many penalties for us and today Rui Patricio made a good save. “Rashford scored last week – take the penalty. But there wasn’t a leader out there. Something wasn’t right.”– ‘Sloppy’ United –Rashford revealed Pogba had said he wanted to take the kick and, publicly at least, the England striker had no problem with that.“Paul wanted to take it, it’s that simple. Everybody can miss a penalty. He’s scored countless penalties for us so it’s normal to miss one.“I took one last week so for me it’s no problem for him to take one this week.“It’s unfortunate he didn’t score but it’s not on him, it’s as a team and we take it forward to the next game.”It was a disappointing result for United after they dominated the opening period, with Solskjaer admitting they lost their way in a “sloppy” second half.“First half was a mature performance. Second half was a bit sloppy. We are improving. We are a young team who will learn, we learned on the pitch today,” Solskjaer said.“Wolves probably got the goal they deserve. I thought we took control again and could have won it.“We get a penalty that normally would get us another two points, sometimes the keeper makes a good save.”Solskjaer also refused to rule out Chile forward Alexis Sanchez leaving United before the close of the European transfer window.Sanchez has been linked with a move to Inter Milan and was missing from United’s matchday squad at Molineux.“Well, there’s still a couple of weeks left of the transfer window and there is a chance,” Solskjaer said.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Wins by Arcata, Foothill sets up finale showdown at 3rd Annual Arcata Tournament

first_imgArcata >> The second day of action at the 3rd Annual Arcata High School Girls Basketball Tournament featured a thrilling overtime game and the home team holding court to set up what should be a fantastic finale.Arcata 61, Fortuna 29 Much like its first game against McKinleyville on Thursday, Arcata struggled offensively out of the game but relied on its defense to jump out to a big lead before eventually winning, 61-29, over Fortuna in the winner’s bracket of the Arcata Tournament on Friday.F …last_img read more

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Mike Mayock: Raiders have ‘franchise quarterback’ in Derek Carr

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — Mike Mayock went a step further Wednesday in pledging his support for his starting quarterback.At the Senior Bowl last month, Mayock said there aren’t 32 starting-caliber quarterbacks in the NFL, but that Derek Carr is one of them. At the NFL Scouting Combine this week, Mayock elevated his praise and called Carr a “franchise quarterback.”There has been outside speculation this offseason, however unsubstantiated, that Carr may not be the Raiders’ long-term solution. Since …last_img read more

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GenJuice Tour Seeks to Connect Young Entrepreneurs

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Final exams are a thing of the past, your diploma is in hand and summer is in the air – what’s the next logical step? Road trip, of course!That’s the case for three recent college grads, at least, who are embarking on their “GenJuice Gen Y Trendsetters Tour” later this month with the mission of connecting more than 1,300 “young go-getters” across the country.Starting on June 20 in San Francisco at the offices of Justin.tv, Arielle Scott, Virgilia Singh and Danielle Leslie will kick off a month and a half long tour of the country with the mission of bringing the supportive entrepreneurial environment they’ve found in San Francisco Bay Area to other areas of the country. The tour includes stops at 12 cities – many of which we covered in our Nevermind The Valley series – where the trio will hold a tweetup and unconference, bringing around 100 “Gen-Yers together to share their expertise and connect with other go-getters.”In their effort to “meet, interview and hang out with the coolest entrepreneurs in each city”, the three women asking for people in each city to tweet the “names of inspiring young people and include the hashtag #GenJuice(theircity)”. The Eventbrite page for the kick-off in San Francisco describes the unconference as a democratically created event:In each tour city, we will host an unconference and tweetup and bring around 100 Gen-Yers together to share their expertise and connect with other go-getters. Prior to each unconference, we will send out a Google Doc to connect all attendees and have each attendee write a discussion topic that they’d like to lead. Once at the unconference, all attendees will vote on the discussions that interest them, and the top discussions will happen during two sessions.A full list of locations and dates are available on the GenJuice page and tickets are available in advance for $15.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting mike melanson Tags:#start#startups last_img read more

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Baseballs Most Surprising Seasons Good And Bad

Adam Moore201026.340.2260.2 Jose Bautista201030.325.42199.9 Andruw Jones200831.350.2380.0 Tony Pena200827.299.1750.0 Alexi Casilla200723.354.2400.2 Carlos Ruiz201233.327.39698.4 Tyler Colvin201126.343.2130.0 Brandon Wood201025.300.1670.0 Travis Hafner200831.387.2700.0 Rob Brantly201324.347.2370.3 Jason Bartlett200930.325.39498.5 Josh Bard200628.311.39899.1 Chone Figgins201133.329.2320.1 PlayerYearAgeProj. wOBAActual wOBAPercentile Aaron Hill201230.309.38098.8 Tommy Manzella201027.339.2360.4 Garrett Atkins200627.339.41198.2 Mark Kotsay200732.333.2530.5 Luke Scott200628.316.43799.9 Brian Giles200938.346.2470.1 Brandon Moss201229.296.40299.8 Reid Brignac201125.320.2030.1 Clint Barmes200627.340.2510.6 Justin Morneau201130.367.2740.2 Carlos Quentin200826.334.41999.1 Ian Desmond201227.308.37598.2 Justin Morneau201029.358.43699.5 Jason Bay201234.331.2470.4 Jermaine Dye200632.338.42599.7 Nick Hundley201229.326.2090.0 Jim Thome201040.359.43098.8 Brent Lillibridge201128.297.37598.1 Mike Trout201221.330.42799.3 Magglio Ordonez200733.354.43599.4 Dioner Navarro201329.289.37298.8 Martin Maldonado201327.327.2280.4 Justin Ruggiano201230.311.40999.3 Chris Davis201327.337.41198.7 Mike Lamb200833.336.2530.6 Ryan Raburn201231.334.2190.0 Wily Mo Pena200826.350.2310.0 Scott Spiezio200634.301.37298.2 Pete Kozma201325.350.2390.2 Josh Hamilton201029.360.44199.4 Which baseball players have had the most surprisingly bad and surprisingly good seasons in recent years? I wondered about this while researching an article on whether spring training performance foreshadows regular-season production.I calculated the uncertainty in the Marcel forecasting system projection for batting wOBA — a measure of a hitter’s overall offensive production per plate appearance — based on the reliability of the forecast. This gives us a range of expected results and allows us to look at which players’ regular-season performances were the least likely going into the year. It’s a nice way of quantifying unexpectedly good and bad campaigns.First, the most surprising strong seasons in the dataset I used in my article, which extends back to 2006 (minimum 200 plate appearances): Adam Dunn201132.364.2690.1 Jose Bautista201131.359.43098.8 Mike Napoli201130.346.44499.9 Jacoby Ellsbury201128.337.41399.1 Adam Kennedy200731.335.2530.5 Jerry Hairston200832.290.38499.7 Ruben Tejada201324.321.2380.5 Ben Zobrist200928.311.41399.8 Ryan Raburn201332.305.38799.3 B.J. Upton201329.341.2600.4 Andy LaRoche200825.335.2320.5 Milton Bradley201032.372.2900.6 Melky Cabrera201228.326.39598.7 Carlos Gonzalez201025.342.41898.6 Jeff Francoeur201329.320.2350.3 Hanley Ramirez201330.346.44499.9 PlayerYearAgeProj. wOBAActual wOBAPercentile J.D. Drew201136.355.2750.6 Before the 2013 season, we would have expected there to be a 50 percent chance that Hanley Ramirez’s wOBA would be above .346. If you’d asked us what the odds were that Ramirez’s wOBA would reach or beat .444, we would have said practically zero — 0.1 percent, to be exact.The fact that Ramirez’s wOBA was .444 was an outcome in the 99.9th percentile of his preseason wOBA distribution.Flipping things around, here are the most disappointing seasons of the past eight years: Travis Hafner, if you’ll recall, had been one of the best hitters in baseball in the four years leading up to 2008, which was one of the big reasons why another statistical system for forecasting player performance, FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver’s PECOTA, called for the Cleveland Indians to win 91 games that year. Instead, the Indians went 81-81 as Hafner’s wOBA sunk to .270 — an outcome that seemed almost impossible (hence, the 0.0 percentile score).Keep in mind that this method is based on the Marcel reliability score, which essentially measures how much of a given projection is made up of the league mean and how much belongs to the player’s statistical record. It employs a generic age adjustment, but it does not look at similar players at similar ages, as Silver did with PECOTA.Hafner, Andruw Jones, Chone Figgins, Adam Dunn and others on the second list hit their early 30s and, rather than declining gradually, completely fell apart. Marcel has no way to determine whether players with certain tendencies or body types are more likely to completely crater, which would affect our confidence intervals. Cleaning up projections on the margins like that is one of the ways a system such as PECOTA is superior to Marcel, even though the returns diminish sharply with extra complexity. read more

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Mens Basketball Ohio State ends regular season at No 13 in AP

Ohio State senior Jae’Sean Tate looks to pass in the first half of the Buckeyes’ 80-78 victory on the road at Indiana on Feb. 23. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentThe Ohio State men’s basketball team reached the end of the 2017-18 regular season that defied nearly all preseason expectations ranked as the No. 13 team in the final Associated Press Top 25 Poll. The Buckeyes rose up three spots from their No. 16 spot in the poll last week. They finished the week with a 79-52 home win against Rutgers on Tuesday and a double-overtime win on the road against Indiana on Friday to wrap up the season.Ohio State is joined by No. 2 Michigan State, No. 8 Purdue and No. 15 Michigan.This is the first time since the 2013-14 season that Ohio State has finished the regular season as a ranked team, when the Buckeyes were the No. 24 team in the nation. Ohio State’s 24 wins are the most in the regular season since it won 25 games in the 2011-12 season. The Buckeyes are now headed to the Big Ten tournament as the No. 2 seed. They have a pair of byes and will not play a game until 6:30 p.m. Friday. Ohio State will face the winner of the Penn State vs. Northwestern matchup. read more

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Aguero aiming to continue fine run against Reds

first_imgSergio Aguero will be aiming to continue his goalscoring run against Liverpool he set last season.Aguero became the first player to score in all six home league meetings with the Reds with his goal in the 5-0 Etihad victory.Another goal on Thursday evening will make it seven on the bounce, however, the Argentine player is yet to score at“I’m not the type of guy who keeps a tally of that kind of thing,” said Kun via the club’s website”.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Of course, I want to score as much as I can to help the team win, and if that’s the way it panned out against Liverpool so far, then I hope I can keep the streak going at the Etihad in this meeting – and dispel it when we next face them at Anfield.“Football always gives a chance to even the score.”City go into Thursday’s clash seven points adrift of the league leaders, but Aguero isn’t surprised by Liverpool’s form this campaign.last_img read more

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Anchor Point Residents Speak Out Against Proposed Gravel Pit

center_img An opposition group has taken to Facebook to speak out against the mine “If permitted, this gravel pit will destroy the beautiful, peaceful, quiet Anchor River fishing and State camping areas with gravel mine noise, rock crushers, increased equipment on roads, which are also heavily traveled by motorhomes, trucks pulling boats, bikers and pedestrians.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A local group is working overtime to spread one message “Stop the Danver Street Gravel Pit”. The proposed gravel pit mine of 27 acres, and has already had it’s permit denied once.last_img read more

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