9. NEWS: Broadway Vets Corbin Bleu, Valerie Harper & More Set for Fall Season of Dancing With the Stars 7. INTERVIEW: Catherine Charlebois on Her ‘Wild’ Wicked Experience and Life With Newsies’ Brendan Stimson Michelle Williams 10. FEATURE: Newsies’ Corey Cott Remembers Smash Mouth ‘Poetry,’ Getting ‘Pantsed’ & Yearbook Predictions 5. NEWS: See Matt Doyle, Lesli Margherita, Nick Adams & More Get (Almost) Naked With The Skivvies at 54 Below 1. WATCH IT: Ramin Karimloo Unplugged! Watch the Phantom Fave Croon Backstage with Sierra Boggess & Peter Joback Ramin Karimloo 8. FEATURE: Weekend Poll: Happy Labor Day! Which Show About Working Is Your Favorite? 6. NEWS: Heathers The Musical, Based on the ‘80s Movie, Set For World Premiere in Los Angeles Casting news and lighthearted features dominated this week’s list of most-read features, an irresistible roundup of local musical productions, the forthcoming Broadway bows of Michelle Williams and Disney’s Aladdin and much more. Click below to read the top 10 stories on Broadway.com from August 30 to September 5. 2. FEATURE: Back-to-School Special! Five Jaw-Dropping Performances of Les Miz, Phantom and More 4. NEWS: A Whole New Spring! Aladdin Sets Dates at Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre Star Files View Comments 3. NEWS: Oscar Nominee Michelle Williams to Star Opposite Alan Cumming in Cabaret on Broadway
Star Files View Comments Evita favorite Rachel Potter may not have impressed Simon Cowell last week on The X Factor, but this week he’s calling her ‘astonishing’ and ‘absolutely perfect!’ The Broadway alum took the stage on the hit TV competition series on October 29, and the stakes were even higher than usual, because the entire broadcast was live for the first time this season. Potter performed a soulful rendition of the country hit “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack, and the judges all agreed—Potter is here to stay. Click below to see her moving performance, then stay tuned on FOX to see if the viewers liked Potter enough to keep her in the competition! Rachel Potter
View Comments Legendary director and producer Hal Prince is developing a Broadway musical based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story The Diamond as Big as the Ritz. According to the The New York Post, the production will reunite Annie’s composer Charles Strouse and librettist Thomas Meehan. Eric Price will serve as the co-lyricist. Strouse and Meehan last collaborated on Annie 2 in 1990. “I wanted to do one more show with Charles or maybe two or three more. And The Diamond as Big as the Ritz was his idea. But it certainly has its challenges,” Meehan told the Post. “Hal brings his 20 Tonys to the job, so we listen to him. He’s a wise man about shows.” Prince has won Tony Awards for producing and directing such Broadway shows as The Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company, A Little Night Music, Parade, Show Boat, Merrily We Roll Along, Evita, On the Twentieth Century and Sweeney Todd. As previously reported, his long-in-the-works musical The Prince of Broadway will have its world premiere in Japan. The Diamond as Big as the Ritz tells the story of young John T. Unger, who is invited to visit a classmate, Percy Washington, at his impossibly lavish home in Montana. Gradually, Unger learns the sinister origins of his host’s wealth and the frightening lengths to which he and his family will go to preserve it. Meehan plans to change the narrator from a man to a woman and has written the first act, with Strouse having completed the first half of the score.
The Lion King Related Shows Nelson Mandela, the revered South African icon who spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president, died on December 5 at the age of 95. Mandela inspired a generation of activists, so it’s befitting that the cast of Broadway’s The Lion King, including native South African Ron Kunene, headed over to GMA on December 6 to pay tribute to the lost leader. “The legacy of Nelson Mandela is going to be a test because we have to perpetuate his vibrant vision of non-racial democratic society,” says Kunene. Watch the cast’s moving performance of “One by One” in the clip below. View Comments from $75.00
In the video below, Rodriguez talks about her favorite things and moments from the year! View Comments KRYSTA RODRIGUEZ! In 2013, Rodriguez hit the airwaves as high-flying startlet Ana Vargas on NBC’s Smash, made her debut as an above-the-title Broadway star opposite Zachary Levi in First Date and caused a sensation at 54 Below for a live performance of the fictional Smash musical Hit List. All week, we’re highlighting the ten most-clicked stars who appeared on Broadway in 2013 (in no particular order!). Today’s fan favorite is…
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As road tubeless & disc brakes take over the consumer road bike market, the combination is still rare in the pro peloton. So, it was interesting to hear of EF Education First’s team time trial win at the opener of the UCI 2.1 Tour Colombia yesterday, on tubeless Vittoria tires wrapped around tubeless carbon clincher Vision Metron 81 SL Disc wheels. And not just a one-time race experiment, EF has committed to tubeless for the entire 2020 race season for all time trials.UPDATED with four new wider rim profiles from Vision!Tubeless Vision Metron Disc wheels & Vittoria Corsa Speed tiresc. Vision, photo by Getty SportsThe tubeless wheels are Vision Metron 81 SL Disc, the brand’s newest deep section aero carbon wheel built for triathlon & time trial racing. The 19mm internal hooked, tubeless-ready rim is 81mm deep, with a new overall 26.8mm width that was optimized for 25c tires. The $1834 wheelset features 2:1 laced straight pull bladed spokes, external brass nipples, centerlock disc hubs, and a claimed weight of 1850g.NEW wider Vision Metron SL Disc TL tubeless aero rim profilesUPDATE: Vision / FSA has confirmed that these tubeless Vision Metron 81 SL Disc TL wheels are an updated, wider rim profile that has been rolled out rather quietly with improved aerodynamics to better suit more modern road race tire sizes, while the 19mm internal does not change. All of the disc brake tubeless Metron SL Disc TL wheelsets get the wider profiles, with locking tubeless beads & deeper tubeless-friendly center channels. The deeper aero-focused 40mm, 51mm & 81mm rims grow to 26-27mm wide and the shallow 30mm comes to 24.8mm wide.c. Vision, photo by Getty SportsAs for those tires, the team raced 25c Vittoria Corsa Speed TLR tubeless clinchers with latex sealant. The Corsa Speed was one of the first lightweight, race-ready tubeless road tires available on the market. Its handmade, non-vulcanized 320tpi construction that is much like Vittoria’s tubulars, creates a super light tire (claimed 205g for the team’s 25mm choice) that is more supple than most tubeless options, and with one of the lowest rolling resistance figures in the industry. Of course, the Speed has no puncture protection, so it’s still pretty much a TT race-only tire.Now in their second generation, the tubeless Corsa Speed TLR gets updated Graphene 2.0 rubber, and a move to black only sidewalls that are better sealed for more user-friendly tubeless experience.c. Vision, photo by one of two GrubersTeams at the Colombian race did not contest the TTT on time trial bikes, so the EF team was racing their Cannondale SystemSix aero road bikes rather than the SuperSlice. The team also uses Vision one-piece bar+stem setups instead of the Cannondale-designed KNOT system, so there were still bits of brake & shift lines poking out of the otherwise internally routed cockpits. And out back, some CeramicSpeed OSPW setups to eke out a few extra free watts.EFprocycling.com
They say to understand it, you have to experience it. Campagnolo is known for making some of the most lust worthy bicycle parts around, but they also claim to produce passion. Passion for cycling, roads, Italy, everything that makes riding great. To offer the chance for others to appreciate what fails to be described, Campagnolo introduced the Campagnolo Experience in 2013 to coincide with their 80th anniversary. Now, Campagnolo has announced that the 2013 edition will be one of many, with the 2014 edition already taking shape.Get the details after the break.In partnership with Thomson Bike Tours, the 2014 Campagnolo Experience includes a chance to ride the Campagnolo Gran Fondo in Rome on Sunday, October 13 2014. The ride will include a VIP guided tour of the Campy factory as well as the opportunity to rub elbows with staff and “cycling celebrities.” The 2,995 euros per person includes 7 nights in mostly 4 star hotels, VIP dinner in Vincenza, and more. Advanced registration is starting now.What’s Included (from Thomson Bike Tours’ site):Free entry into the Gran Fondo ROMA Campagnolo (front row start position)VIP Dinner in Rome hosted by Campagnolo on October 12Guided VIP Tour of the Campagnolo Factory in VicenzaVIP Dinner in Vicenza hosted by Campagnolo on October 18Meet cycling celebrities, free gifts & lots of other surprises provided by Campagnolo8 days / 7 nights fully accompanied tripAll accommodations (4-star and 1 night in a 3-star hotel)All breakfastsAll dinners2 lunchesPick-up at Rome Fiumicino AirportDrop-off at Venice Marco Polo AirportAll ground transportationAll luggage transferServices of our expert guidesExperienced mechanicSupport vehiclesThomson Bike Tours maps, cue sheets and elevation profilesNot Included:AirfareTravel and personal insuranceAdditional hotel expenses i.e. phone charges, mini-bar, gratuities