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first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 22, 2015 Star Files Related Shows You Can’t Take It With You Rose Byrne says she takes time off—recent getaway spots include London and Paris—it just doesn’t look like it. For years, the Australian actress has delivered a non-stop string of acclaimed, diverse performances in TV (Damages) and movies (Neighbors, Bridesmaids). Now she’s on Broadway, making her debut in You Can’t Take It With You, the revival of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy. Byrne, headlining an all-star cast, plays Alice Sycamore, a young woman who introduces her businessman boyfriend (Fran Kranz) to her eccentric family. Below, Byrne talks about adjusting to a new environment (having a Tony-nominated beau, Bobby Cannavale, helps) and why—despite appearing in December’s film version of Annie—you shouldn’t expect her next Broadway role to be in a musical.It’s your first time on Broadway—how are you holding up?Pretty good! The first week I was pretty tired. I’m getting used to the schedule more now—we’re rehearsing a little less in the day because we’re obviously still in previews. But, yeah, you’ve just got to take it easy during the day. It takes a minute to absolutely adjust. It’s very much like an athletic kind of experience.You’re in a cast full of Broadway vets, including James Earl Jones, Kristine Nielsen and Elizabeth Ashley. How do you hold your own with those guys?They’ve just been so wonderful. Everyone is really loving and supportive. Not to sound cheesy, but from day one they were all incredibly great and patient with me. And that was really nice, so my confidence got better as we went on through rehearsal. If anything, when you’re with such pros it just makes you better because you’re trying to keep up, you know?Is it hard to not to get a little starstruck? You are sharing the stage with James Earl Jones![Laughs] I know, I know! And the funny thing is, he’s the most unassuming of anybody about his legacy. He’s so low-key. He really does not take any liberties with it all. He’s such a hard worker. He knew his lines before anyone. He was off-book from day one. He’s such a beautifully focused actor. He’s really a pleasure.Alice has one foot in the Sycamore world and in another in the real world. What’s the dynamic in your family?My family keeps me very down to earth, so I’m not ever able to take myself too seriously in terms of the business and the noise around the business. I miss my family because they’re not around, because they’re mainly in Australia. I’m pretty close to them. It’s more like, “I want you to meet everybody!” They’re really wonderful people and they’re really easy people.So nobody was making firecrackers in the basement or dancing around the living room when Bobby Cannavale met your family?No. I’m really lucky. But I have friends who are still like that—who have trouble with their family or really get worried about this or that, like what do you think of this or that person? I’ve never had that. They’re interested in everything outside of the world. They’re not isolated people. They’re easy personalities for the most part. But there’s no “Dad’s going to show them the fireworks” or whatever. [Laughs.] Did Bobby give you any advice for your Broadway debut?Absolutely! All through the rehearsal, he’d be going, “That’s normal with this and that.” That’s such a great thing to have when your man is in the same business. You can consult with each other and have those heart-to-hearts about certain things that people in the business maybe don’t quite understand.What was it like to work together on Annie?Really, really great. It’s nerve-wracking when you’re remaking a classic, and I was such a fan of that film. But at a certain point we have to jump off and jump in, and it’s actually a very different film in many ways. It’s very updated and the music is different and the characters are different. Yeah, I can’t dance like Ann Reinking, so I was very nervous about that because she’s such a legend. I’m excited. It should be a really fun movie for the family.You were in Neighbors over the summer, This is Where I Leave You just came out, Annie hits theaters this December…Do you ever take a break?[Laughs.] Oh, sure. You know, there are a lot of actors who used to work a lot and then they don’t anymore. I just think it’s such a business that there’s really no guarantee. I’m a worker. I love to work. I love my job. I’ve been lucky to have gotten some great work in the last few years. But I’m very aware of the fickleness of the business and how these things can come and go, so I think that’s part of me that doesn’t go away.With Annie under your belt, would you consider doing a Broadway musical?Oh, goodness me. I fear I wouldn’t be up to scratch for a Broadway musical [laughs]. I love them and I love going to them, but I don’t think my talent as a singer would quite cross over. I saw Cabaret and I was just blown away with what Michelle [Williams] did. I thought she was brilliant. Talk about someone who can do anything. I had no idea she had such a voice and was such a dancer. She was just fantastic and, obviously, already a brilliant actress. Saying that, I think I’d need a bunch of training to get to that level. But never say never, huh?See Rose Byrne in You Can’t Take It With You at the Longacre Theatre. View Comments Bobby Cannavalelast_img read more

first_img Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Biggest Cities In The World So Far5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Mysterious Discoveries Archaeologists Still Can’t ExplainCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy About6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has revealed he is ‘thinking’ about returning to the Nigeria national team. “I am still in contact with Gernot Rohr and Amaju Pinnick, and they congratulated me on my loan deal,” Ighalo told Brila FM. “I am still thinking about returning to the national team, but right now I want to concentrate on my club career. “I left the national team because of the distance between Nigeria and China, but now that I am in Manchester and just like life and in my career, you never can tell.” Since his retirement, young Lille striker Victor Osimhen has been leading the Super Eagles attack with the forward scoring three goals during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying games against the Republic of Benin and Lesotho. Victory in both games propelled the three-time African champions to the top of Group L with six points and they were scheduled to take on Sierra Leone in another qualifier in March before it was suspended due to Covid-19. read also:Ighalo claimed Rashford has fully recovered from injury setback Ighalo made his international debut for the Super Eagles against Uganda in a friendly in 2015 and had 35 caps for the West Africans, scoring three goals before he surprisingly quit the national team. The forward’s return to the Super Eagles will boost Nigeria’s aim to win the Africa Cup of Nations in 2021 and qualify for the World Cup in Qatar in 2022. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The forward played a key role as the West Africans qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after missing the previous two editions in 2015 and 2017. The former Watford striker emerged as the highest goalscorer in the qualifiers before firing the Super Eagles to a third-place finish in the tournament in Egypt, scooping the top scorer award in the process. Ighalo, however, announced his retirement from international duty after his five-star performance in the competition, along with the team captain and former Chelsea star John Obi Mikel. In doing so, the forward cited the difficulty of having to travel the distance between China to Nigeria for national duty. Ighalo moved to England in January, joining the Red Devils on loan from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua and has been the toast of the fans with his blistering performances, scoring four goals and providing one assist in only eight games before the suspension of the division due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The 30-year-old, who recently extended his loan deal with the Old Trafford outfit until January 2021, has not ruled out a return to the Super Eagles.last_img read more

first_imgWith its 10,000 square feet of makerspaces, Iovine and Young Hall offers just that. The building also boasts student resources, including 3D printing and fabrication and media labs. And the academy’s resources extend beyond its students’ tenure there — among the first-floor makerspaces is the Alumni Lab, which Manos described as “a big modular room” with workstations that IYA alumni can apply to use for startups and projects.  Each room features a glass door that doubles as a dry erase board on which students sketch diagrams, scrawl out ideas and stick Post-It notes.  Iovine and Young Hall, or IYH, comprises three floors. The bottom floor is made up of workspaces, the second floor is home to undergraduate classrooms, meeting rooms and conference rooms and the third floor is dedicated to the graduate program’s classrooms. Also on the second floor is a door that opens up to a furnished balcony. When the Iovine and Young Academy opened in 2013, all classes took place in “the Garage,” a collaborative work space on the fourth floor of the Tutor Campus Center. But now, IYA students have a place to officially call home. “We have a really beautiful patio space that faces the natural history museum,” Manos said. “Students can work outside, which is really great for creativity.” The Iovine and Young Hall opened in August after two years of construction — and the space is more than just a collection of classrooms. IYA Assistant Dean for Academic Strategy Matthew Manos said he sees the new building as “a partner in allowing us to realize our curriculum.” Now, things are different. “It was a little hard to sometimes see everything and feel like you could create things in a space that was so cramped and had a lot of limited resources,” Reich said. “And also just having classrooms with little rolly desks, you have to fit like 30 people in a classroom that is only supposed to accommodate like 15 -— it gets a little hard to pay attention sometimes.” With the new lecture halls, Reich said he finds it easier to stay organized and focused during class. “We have, definitely, classrooms, but there’s a few different types of classrooms,” Manos said. “There’s ones that are more lecture-style, there’s ones that are more studio-style where you can kind of make a mess and it’s OK, and then we have a really large makerspace that has all kinds of really cool technology for fabricating or prototyping different ideas that people might have.” IYA student Abigail Africa, a junior in the Academy, said the individual rooms, in contrast to the open space concept of the Garage, provide the opportunity to meet and work in groups more easily. “We have different meeting spaces that the students can use, such as conference rooms and then what we call huddle rooms, which are sort of smaller meeting spaces,” Manos said. Because IYA’s curriculum is hands-on, with an emphasis on collaboration, another key offering of the new building is its meeting rooms.center_img “You can have visitors to a space without disturbing people who are working,” she said. “We have room to spread out. We have all these meeting rooms that you can book.” Casey Reich, a sophomore in IYA, said the more spacious classrooms made the Academy feel more structured. “Before, it was super disruptive if you wanted to have someone over while other groups were working,” Africa said. “Nobody was able to concentrate.” While the building contains traditional classrooms, it also features room for students to work on projects and in groups. Students in IYA study Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, a unique major that combines multiple disciplines. Reich said that recently, IYA students have been able to coordinate with the faculty to get equipment for the makerspaces that will allow them to complete projects with fewer hiccups. “We originally started just with one cohort of undergrads, and then as time went on, we’re now onto our sixth cohort,” Manos said. “It really grew, [and] we really needed a home for all of these people to be able to collaborate and make really amazing things together.” With the growth of IYA came the need for a building of its own, Manos said. IYA graduated its first cohort of students in 2018 and continues to admit 25 to 30 undergraduate students each year. The school also offers four minors, including product design, multimedia for designers and entrepreneurs, disruptive innovation and designing for experiences, as well as an online master’s program. Iovine and Young Hall opened to students in August 2019. The new building will be used in addition to the Iovine and Young Academy “Garage” on the fourth floor of TCC, giving students more space and resources. (Aamani Ponnekanti | Daily Trojan) “We’ve got a lot of materials that the students have requested,” Reich said. “We wanted a lathe, so [the dean] got a lathe … I’ve been able to get epoxy. And now we have really nice sewing machines and stuff — like, that is important, and we hadn’t had that before. So, that’s where I really see the big difference.” But according to Africa, it’s not just the improved technology and meeting space that makes Iovine and Young Hall valuable to the school’s students. The building now gives students a place at the University to call their own. “More than anything, it gives us a sense of belonging on campus,” Africa said.last_img read more

first_imgWriter: Chidiebere AnugwoluRelatedLagos International Badminton Classics: Chronicle Of Upsets In Day 2July 28, 2017In “Sports”Lagos International Badminton Classics Record Upset In Day OneJuly 27, 2017In “Competition”Indians And Sri Lankans Dominate Lagos International Badminton Classics 2017July 30, 2017In “Sports” The day three (3) of the 2017 Lagos International Badminton Classics has left delirious fans and Badminton enthusiasts at the edge of their seats and wanting more as it culminated to be the most exciting day yet for the four day international challenge at the Molade Okoya Indoor Sports Hall, Teslim Balogun, Surulere.Lagos and Nigeria’s remaining hopes in the men’s singles event, Anuoluwapo Opeyori, was eliminated in the quarter finals by arguably, the most impressive player thus far in the competition Chittaboboina.Like eating a biscuit and faltering in predicting where it cracks first, the third day witnessed by far the highest degree of upset after top seed in the men singles category and former winner, Misha Zilberman, was knocked out by tournament 4th seeded Egyptian and Anuoluwapo’s nightmare—Chittaboboina in a thrilling three set encounter(21-13, 22-24, 21-14) to reach this year’s final.Some of the biggest highlights in the women’s category saw Nigeria’s top seed and tournament’s 8th seed, Dorcas Adesokan knocked out by Mugdha Agrey of India; 21-10, 19-21, 21-12 in a keenly contested three games.Nigeria’s nearly dashing hopes in the competition bumped to live again in the female doubles and men doubles categories .In the men doubles, the duo of Anuoluwapo Opeyori and Godwin Olofua ran away in a rather emphatic fashion in two straight sets, thrashing their Egyptian opposition, Abdelhakim and Ahmed Salah 21-10, 21-16 to progress to the finals—an unprecedented feat for the duo.Also, in the female singles category, the impressive Nigerian pairing of Zainab Momoh and Ramatu Yakubu defeated Sri Lanka’s Hendahewa and Ishadika Kavidi in a nervy three set encounter—14-21, 21-18, 21-15.In what was one of the best come backs of the championship, the Nigerian women doubles duo fought back into the game in second set after losing the first set and then showing some class to pip their opposition from Sri Lanka; -1-2 in major scores.The fourth and final day of the biggest Badminton tournament in Africa—the Lagos State International Badminton Classics would see all the action climax with plenty of giveaways for keen fans which includes a return ticket to London and Ghana.last_img read more

first_imgBarrett Business Services Inc., the Vancouver-based supplier of staffing and outsourced human resources services, reported surging net revenue Wednesday, hauling in $111.6 million in the January-to-March period. The company’s revenue is up 35 percent from $82.4 million in the first quarter of 2012.The company showed a net loss of $2.5 million, or 36 cents per share, in the first quarter of this year, but that was to be expected. Barrett historically experiences first-quarter losses because of higher payroll taxes that ensue at the beginning of every year. The company posted a net loss of $2.2 million, or 22 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2012.During their quarterly earnings conference call Wednesday, company officials said that, based partly on Barrett’s strong revenue growth and high retention of clients, the company — which has 57 offices in 10 states and conducts business in 23 states — will invest this year in getting bigger.Company officials also addressed questions about the broader economy, with president and CEO Michael Elich saying, at one point, that he thinks the U.S. economy will remain stable and will not see a double-dip recession.For now, Barrett will take its gains and plow them back into “talent and operational infrastructure throughout 2013 to ultimately support a much larger organization,” said James Miller, the company’s chief financial officer.last_img read more