Theater & Dates Confirmed for B’way’s The Visit, Starring Chita Rivera & Roger Rees

first_img Related Shows John Kander and Fred Ebb’s The Visit is based on the classic Friedrich Dürrenmatt play (adapted by Maurice Valency) and features a book by Terrence McNally, with music by Kander and lyrics by Ebb. Claire Zachanassian is an often-widowed millionairess who pays a visit to her hardship-stricken birthplace. The locals hope she’ll bring them a new lease on life, but little do they know her offer to revitalize the town comes at a dreadful price. As Broadway.com previously reported likely, The Visit, starring Chita Rivera and Roger Rees, will play at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre this spring. Directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, the production will begin previews on March 26 and officially open on April 23. The production will also feature Rick Holmes, Matthew Deming, Tom Nelis and Michelle Veintimilla. All the actors tapped so far are reprising their roles from the Williamstown Theatre Festival production in Massachusetts last summer. The musical premiered in 2001 at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and later played The Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia. Rivera also starred in both these productions as Claire, a role originally written for Angela Lansbury, who withdrew from the project in its early stages after her husband fell ill. The Visitcenter_img View Comments Complete cast and creative team will be announced soon. The WTF company also included Judy Kuhn (who is already booked for Fun Home on Broadway this season), David Garrison, Jason Danieley, Diana DiMarzio, Melanie Field, Christopher Newcomer, Aaron Ramey and Timothy Shew. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2015last_img read more

CUNA analysis of FHLB change starting July 1

first_imgWith privately insured credit unions that meet certain requirements eligible to join the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) program starting July 5, CUNA has developed a final rule analysis with an overview of new requirements. The FHLB program serves as a low-cost source of liquidity for financial institutions.Federally insured depository institutions, including state and federally chartered credit unions whose member accounts are insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, have been eligible for FHLB membership since 1989.The final rule imposes several new eligibility requirements. The credit union must:Be duly organized under Federal or state law; continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Second half of season looms large for Trojans

first_img“One-Two Punch” runs Tuesdays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or email James at [email protected] It’s amazing what having something to play for can do to a team.In any sport, having the stakes raised can awaken a fire inside even the biggest underdogs, occasionally producing magical — and often unbelievable — results.Take the 2011 Virginia Commonwealth Rams, who, as No. 11 seed, stormed their way to the men’s basketball NCAA Final Four.Or the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks, who entered the playoffs with the worst record in NFL history but overwhelmed the then-reigning Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints to advance to the NFC Championship game (producing a seismic event underneath their stadium in the process).Linchpin · Junior quarterback Matt Barkley will lead USC through a tough set of games, including top teams from the Pac-12 North. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanIt’s even happened right here at USC, when the 2008-2009 Trojans ran the table to win their first-ever men’s basketball Pac-10 title and secure a trip to the NCAA tournament, despite being heavy underdogs with little hopes of playing in the postseason.But this motivation — in terms of a tangible, immediate payoff — is something the current USC football team has been devoid of in the last two seasons. For as much as having something to play for can help, the absence of such a stimulus can hurt a team immensely.Whether or not anyone on the current team will admit it, playing without the chance to make a bowl game is extremely disheartening.But fortunately for the Trojans, the environment they play in has given them an alternative reason for hope.Built into the make-up of college football is the separate goal of long-term progression, which isn’t found in professional sports today. Because they cannot trade for players to make an immediate impact, colleges rely on the recruitment and development of their athletes — a process that often takes two to three years.It’s because of this that college coaches and fans alike have an added patience for development.A top-10 recruiting class for the next season holds almost enough promise to assuage the disappointment of the current season’s failures, as those rooting for the team know it is only a matter of time before new acquisitions produce results for a number of seasons.USC’s situation really isn’t that dire.In fact, at 4-1 and 2-1 in the Pac-12, the team is currently about as good as it could be given its sanctions.The Trojans don’t need to label this as a rebuilding year, but rather as one that reaffirms the program’s membership in the upper echelon of college football.To add to it, USC has one of the youngest teams in the country, with the number of underclassmen starters hovering in the double-digits during any given week.Having a younger team makes it much easier to keep an eye on the future, as new recruits will end up alongside many current Trojans.The need for success down the stretch is as high as ever for USC.But there shouldn’t be much motivation lost either, as the potential future gains haven’t changed one bit.Finishing first in the Pac-12 South, despite a 3-0 conference record from Arizona State — which holds the tiebreaker over USC — will help silence the myriad critics that continue to write off USC since the NCAA brought down the hammer last summer.It will prevent allowing yet another team from knocking the Trojans down a peg in the same way Stanford and Oregon were able to do during the past two years.But most importantly, it will prove to recruits across the country that their futures are by no means going to be jeopardized by committing to USC.Calling each of USC’s tough matchups its “bowl game” has been one of the most grossly overused and irrelevant statements to come out since the sanctions.But at least finishing strong down the stretch will give the Trojans something to brag about and will serve the same purpose as a “bowl-game win” in terms of some much-needed national credibility.There isn’t a great way to digest not being able to even try for a national championship or Rose Bowl appearance on New Year’s Day.Understanding the remaining implications of this season — ones that are arguably more important than a bowl game appearance anyway — should be enough to rekindle a fire under the Trojans as the season rolls on.last_img read more