Off-Broadway’s The Fantasticks Sets Closing Date

first_img View Comments Related Shows After 55 years, off-Broadway’s longest-running musical, The Fantasticks, will shutter on May 3. At the time of its closing the production will have played a total of 20,672 performances in NYC: 17,162 at the Sullivan Street Playhouse and 3,510 performances at the Snapple Theater Center. The Fantasticks The current cast of The Fantasticks includes Edward Watts as the Narrator (El Gallo), Daniel Berryman as The Boy (Matt), Samantha Bruce as The Girl (Luisa), Donald Corren as The Boy’s Father (Hucklebee), Joe Dellger as The Girl’s Father (Bellomy), MacIntyre Dixon as The Old Actor (Henry), Michael Nostrand as The Man Who Dies (Mortimer) and Drew Siegla as The Mute, along with Dave Schoonover, Rita Markova, and Tom Flagg. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 4, 2017 Directed by Tom Jones, The Fantasticks has a book and lyrics by Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. A modern twist on Romeo and Juliet, the musical tells the story of a boy and girl who fall in love and then quickly grow apart when they realize they want to experience the world. The Fantasticks features memorable songs “Try to Remember,” “Much More,” “They Were You” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain.”last_img read more

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NAFCU pushes House panel to require strong data security for merchants

first_imgWriting in advance of tomorrow’s subcommittee hearing, NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler yesterday urged a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee to strengthen draft legislation by incorporating a strong national data security standard for retailers and to mandate related rulemaking.Writing the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, Thaler also said the legislation must add a liability provision for merchant data breaches and clarify that all entities covered by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act are exempt from new requirements.Wednesday’s hearing will focus on a discussion draft of data security legislation that primarily focuses on breach notification. Committee members Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., are the sponsors of the draft, titled the “Data Security and Breach Notification Act.”Thaler, writing to full committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich. and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, D-N.J., and Subcommittee Chairman Michael Burgess, R-Texas, and Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., said last week’s report showing retailers are failing to meet widely accepted payment card industry, or PCI, data security standards illustrates the need for Congress to act. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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No justification for personal attack ads

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I’m a lifelong resident of Niskayuna and also a social studies teacher at Schenectady High school who teaches civics. A basic lesson in all classes is that during a campaign, you attack policy positions, not people. The recent Democratic committee flyer I received for Niskayuna Town Board is disgraceful. Supervisor Joe Landry owes us an explanation.I’m a registered Democrat, but in my job, I work with an ideologically diverse group of colleagues. Politics is an area that is often debated, respectfully. My Republican colleagues and I get passionate; it’s part of our job. We never devolve into name calling and hateful rhetoric. We challenge policy; we don’t attack each other personally. Then we go get a cup of coffee or lunch together, and we always remain friends.For the Niskayuna Democratic Committee to mail an attack ad that likens the Republican candidates to hate mongers like Bannon and Limbaugh is shameful and dishonest. Candidates should run on, and win, elections based on their record or positions. This is especially true for incumbents like Joe Landry. To date, Supervisor Landry has been silent on this issue. It’s deafening.National politics has devolved into name calling, demagoguery and Twitter attacks, Niskayuna can do better.Chris OgnibeneNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectlast_img read more

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