The Crucible, Starring Sophie Okonedo & Ben Whishaw, Finds B’way Home

first_img View Comments Ben Whishaw Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 17, 2016 The upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s classic The Crucible has found a new home. The drama, directed by Ivo van Hove and led by Ben Whishaw and Tony winner Sophie Okonedo, will play Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre. Performances are set to begin on February 29, 2016 with opening night scheduled for April 7.Miller wrote The Crucible to parallel the McCarthyism of the 1950s. Set during the Salem witch trials of the 1690s, the play tells tales of morality, deceit and ignorance. The drama focuses on Abigail Williams (Saoirse Ronan), a young woman so obsessed with John Proctor (Whishaw) that she is determined to have his wife (Okonedo) burned at the stake.In addition to Whishaw, Okonedo and Ronan, The Crucible will star the previously announced Ciarán Hinds, Bill Camp, Jim Norton, Tavi Gevinson and Jason Butler Harner. The production will also feature the newly announced Tina Benko, Teagle Bougere, Michael Braun, Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut, Jenny Jules, Thomas Jay Ryan, Elizabeth Teeter, Ray Anthony Thomas, Brenda Wehle and Erin Wilhelmi.The Crucible will play a strictly limited 20-week engagement. The Walter Kerr’s current tenant, the Tony-winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, will close on January 17, 2016.center_img Sophie Okonedo Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Star Fileslast_img read more

NBA legend Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

first_imgThe crash came only hours after the 41-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers star was passed by current Lakers star LeBron James for third on the all-time NBA scoring list in a Saturday game at Philadelphia.Bryant was a five-time NBA champion in a career that began in 1996 and lasted until his retirement in 2016.He also was a two-time Olympic gold medalist, helping spark the US squad of NBA stars to titles in 2008 at Beijing and 2012 at London. Share on: WhatsApp Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  BA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in suburban Los Angeles, celebrity website TMZ reported, in an accident confirmed by police that saw five people killed.Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials said there were no survivors from the morning crash on a hillside in Calabasas, west of Los Angeles.The helicopter was described as a Sikorsky S-76, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said.TMZ was the first US outlet to report that Bryant was among the fatalities. The NBA icon’s death was later confirmed by ESPN and Variety citing unidentified sources.last_img read more

Local Man Wanted for Stealing Nasal Cleaning Machines from Pharmacy

first_imgDelray Beach Police are looking for a man who apparently tried to make a “clean swipe” of a certain item at a local pharmacy.Police report that the man stole four Navage nasal cleaning machines from a Walgreens store on S. Federal Highway last Monday morning.The machines are worth $89 each.According to the police report, the shoplifter wore a black T-shirt, black shorts, and a face mask.Anyone with information is asked to call Palm Beach County CrimeStoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.You could receive a reward if your tip leads to an arrest.last_img