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Star Files Related Shows View Comments Whorl Inside a Loop Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 27, 2015 The complete cast is now set for the previously announced world premiere of Whorl Inside a Loop, starring Sherie Rene Scott. The play, written by Dick Scanlan and Scott, will feature Derrick Baskin as Sunnyside, Nicholas Christopher as Rick, Chris Myers as Jeffrey, Ryan Quinn as Source, Daniel J. Watts as Flex and Donald Webber Jr. as Bey. Off-Broadway performances will begin at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre on August 4. Michael Mayer and Scanlan will direct.In Whorl Inside a Loop, a well-regarded actress agrees to teach six inmates how to tell their stories behind the bars of a men’s maximum-security prison. Sharing intimate and sometimes hilarious details of their former lives (while portraying characters of varying age, gender and race), this unlikely group forms a bond—even as the actress’ life outside spins out of control. And when what happens in prison doesn’t stay there, no one is sure whom to trust.Baskin returns to Second Stage after appearing in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which he also starred in on Broadway. His additional credits include Piece of My Heart, Memphis and The Little Mermaid. Christopher’s stage credits include Motown on Broadway and Rent and Hurt Village off-Broadway. Myers recently appeared in Soho Rep’s An Octoroon, for which he received an OBIE award. Quinn’s off-Broadway credits include The Killer, King Lear, Hamlet and Antony and Cleopatra. Watts appeared on Broadway most recently in After Midnight; his additional credits include In the Heights, Memphis and Motown. Webber has been seen on Broadway in Motown and Holler If Ya Hear Me. Derrick Baskin
Press Association The West Brom striker is part of Giovanni Trapattoni’s squad ahead of the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers, but has been heavily linked with a move to Hull. A move to the KC Stadium or elsewhere now appears to be closer to happening after the 26-year-old was granted permission to return to England to start talks. Shane Long has been given permission to leave Ireland’s training camp to discuss a “transfer-related matter”, Press Association Sport understands.
Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs have enjoyed a nice relationship since the right-hander went 7-2 in 13 starts as a rookie in 2014. Now that pairing will last through 2023 as Chicago signed the 29-year-old to a four-year extension Tuesday.“Early on it’s easy to put ceilings on guys, based mostly on velocity. … he’s far exceeded that ceiling,” Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein told reporters of Hendricks. “We love the process that he uses to get to where he is. He’s always working.” MLB hot stove: Mets ink Jacob deGrom to 5-year extension The new deal guarantees Hendricks $63 million from 2019-2023 with a fifth-year club option for 2024, according to ESPN.com. He will play this year on the $7.405 million deal he signed in January to avoid arbitration.Hendricks went 14-11 with a 3.44 ERA in 2018 and led the Cubs with a career-high 33 starts and 199 innings pitched. In 2016 he finished third in Cy Young voting and led a Cubs staff which won the World Series. His low-velocity pitching style has served him well in the bigs and, more importantly, Wrigley Field where he has a career 2.89 ERA compared to 3.41 on the road. Related News Yankees owner hints at more extensions for young stars “Hopefully, watching the way I pitch and get guys out will relate to a lot of younger pitchers,” Hendricks said Tuesday. “It’s not always about velocity but about the way you go about getting guys out at the major league level.”