Full Cast Announced for An American in Paris on B’way

first_img Joining the previously announced Fairchild, Cope, Veanne Cox, Jill Paice, Brandon Uranowitz and Max Von Essen will be Caitlin Abraham, Will Burton, Michael Cusumano, Attila Joey Csiki, Taeler Elyse Cyrus, Ashlee Dupré, Rebecca Eichenberger, Sara Esty, Laura Feig, Jennie Ford, Kurt Froman, Heather Lang, Dustin Layton, Nathan Madden, Gia Mongell, Candy Olsen, Rebecca Riker, Adam Rogers, Sam Rogers, Shannon Marie Rugani, Garen Scribner, Sam Strasfeld, Sarrah Strimel, Charlie Sutton, Allison Walsh, Scott Willis and Victor J. Wisehart. We now know who will be joining Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope in An American in Paris on Broadway. The new musical adaptation, which will receive its world premiere in December at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, will begin previews at the Palace Theatre on March 13, 2015 and officially open on April 12. Inspired by the classic Oscar-winning film of the same name, the tuner will be directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, and feature music by George and Ira Gershwin with a book by Craig Lucas. The score includes the songs “I Got Rhythm,” “‘S Wonderful,” “But Not For Me,” “Stairway to Paradise,” “Our Love Is Here To Stay,” “They Can’t Take That Away” and orchestral music including “Concerto in F,” “2nd Prelude,” “2nd Rhapsody” and “An American In Paris.” The musical score will be adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher. An American in Paris View Commentscenter_img Eager to begin his life anew after the brutality of combat, World War II Army veteran Jerry Mulligan (Fairchild, played in the movie by Gene Kelly) chooses newly liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. With the assistance of fellow ex-pat Milo Davenport (Paice), a wealthy American with a past she wishes to forget, Jerry’s life becomes complicated when he meets Lise (Cope), a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret. Soon it becomes clear that Jerry’s friends—Adam, a Jewish American composer (Uranowitz), and Henri, a Parisian aristocrat (Von Essen)—also vie for Lise’s love. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 9, 2016last_img read more

Annenberg modernizes its journalism degrees

first_imgIn an effort to modernize degree programs for a changing industry, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism unveiled a revised undergraduate degree, the Bachelor of Arts in journalism, Thursday. After undergoing the University’s review process, the new degree program will likely go into effect for the Fall 2016 semester.In an email sent to current Annenberg students, Willow Bay, director of the Annenberg School of Journalism, said, “USC Annenberg’s B.A. in journalism will prepare our students to build rewarding careers, thrive in contemporary newsrooms and lead the industry in an exciting time of rapid change.”While the school currently offers two undergraduate journalism degrees — either broadcast and digital journalism or print and digital journalism — the new journalism B.A. program eliminates the distinction. The change, according to Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Gordon Stables, is meant to create a curriculum that was flexible  as journalism changes over time and as students develop their specific interests. Beginning in their junior year, students in the new degree program will have the option to choose an area of emphasis in print journalism and sports journalism, among others.“I think the best way to describe the goals of the new curriculum was to allow it to be forward-looking so that as things change in technology, in journalism and in related industries the curriculum has the flexibility to keep those current in what they’re doing,” Stables said.Nick Ring, a junior majoring in broadcast and digital journalism, pointed out that the new combined journalism program could enable students to explore the industry in a way that’s not currently possible.“I think that the new approach that they’re going with will just make it more accessible, and students won’t feel as tied down to one side of the field, and they’ll have more of an opportunity to explore what areas they like the most,” Ring said.Students in the current journalism degree programs, depending on their class status, can blend the new course offerings into their degrees as electives or transition entirely to the new journalism B.A. degree. Stables said that courses with the same number that are included in both degree programs will count toward major credit for both despite slight tweaks to the course names and content.Heeding input from faculty in the journalism school, the new undergraduate program includes dedicated classes for data journalism, programming  and visual storytelling — areas that were optional at best in the old degrees. Courses that emphasize digital-specific ethics and civic engagement are also new additions.Max Schwartz, a senior in the current broadcast journalism program with a position as news editor at Annenberg Media, felt that the new degree program’s emphasis on digital skills was prudent.“I think it will only be beneficial as we move more digital, as most content is now on online platforms, and as more employers look for that skill,” Schwartz said. “It’s definitely great, and I’m glad that the school is moving forward on that front … because they want to stay the best and [be] competitive.”The new digital emphasis was also inspired by the technological capabilities of the media center in Wallis Annenberg Hall, where different forms of journalism converge in one space.“The phrase ‘inspiration’ is 100 percent correct. The curriculum couldn’t have been developed without the time with the faculty and students working in [the new media center]. Building [Wallis Annenberg Hall] was really re-developing the culture of journalism education here,” Stables said.last_img read more

Wellington’s Megan Campbell becomes MVP at WSU Invitational Friday

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Local · 382 weeks ago Congratulations athletes! Report Reply 0 replies · active 382 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down WHSFAN · 382 weeks ago Great job to all these fine athletes. Keeping doing what you love. Report Reply 0 replies · active 382 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wichita State University Invitational held Friday is a track meet to introduce a state meet atmosphere to high school track athletes in hopes it will inspire them to qualify for th big-time event in late May.If Wellington High School senior Megan Campbell has a similar track meet in May as this one, she is in for one heck of a weekend. Campbell won the Most Value Player for female track athletes at the WSU Invitational  Saturday.Campbell won the Elite Division 100 meters for all classes with a 12.26 run. She also won the Elite Division 200 meter for all classes with a 25.71 time.In other WHS track highlights:•Holly Wright took fourth in the Elite Division in high jump with a 4-11.25 leap.•Wright also took fourth in 4A-6A division in the 200 meters with a  27.90 time.•Avery Lewellen took third in 4-6A Division in high jump with a 4-9.75 leap.•Cajen Shore took fourth in 4-6A in the long jump with a 15.3.50 distance.•Shore took third in 4-6A in triple jump with a 32-00 leap.•The Wellington girls 4-x100 meter relay team of Shore, Campbell, Sober and Wright took first in 4-6A with a 51.37 run.•The Wellington girls 4×400 meter relay team of Roe, Sober, Wright and Campbell took first in 4-6A with a 4:15.34 run. Wellington head track coach Tyler Ryan said this could be a record.•Ian Stallbaumer took second in 4-6A in pole vault with a mark of 12-06.•Justin Bruns took fourth in 4-6A in pole vault with a mark of 12-0.•Colin Reichenberger finished second in the 110-meter hurdles in 4-6A time with a 11.85 time.•The boys 4×400 team of Hunt, Troutman, Pflazgraf and Haydon finished seventh in 4-6A with a 3:44 time.Wellington 4×400 teamlast_img read more